Tuesday’s Maths Challenge

Maths is everywhere! 

Take a photograph of something maths related around our local community. 

This could be a percentage in a shop sale, a date on a building, a bus timetable or numbers on a traffic sign. 

Who will be the most creative?  Send your photographs to your crew leader on class dojo

NSPCC Number Day

NSPCC Number Day at school

Dear Parents and Carers 

Next week is maths week at Carcroft (4th – 7th May).  We will be celebrating maths and to do this we will be doing the following:

  • Each day you will be informed of a challenge you can complete at home and bring into school or send to your crew leader on Class Dojo.
  • Each day there will be a FUN maths challenge on the blog for you to complete as a family at home
  • Friday is NSPCC Maths day so we will be having a ‘maths’ dress up day or Non-Uniform Day with numbers (£1 donation)

Please see the school blog for links to the NSPCC maths day website, ideas for dress up and daily posts next week.

NSPCC website:



Mr Longley 

Here are a few dress up ideas. We can’t wait to see the ideas!

Number's up for Keighley pupils | Keighley News
Fairfield Primary School - Number Day!
NSPCC Number Day 2017 - Lawford Mead Primary School
NSPCC Number Day | The Meadows Primary School
NSPCC Number Day 2019 – South Park Primary Blog

Crew Shields – 30/4/21

It has been an extremely busy week in Crew Shields and the children should be very proud of everything they’ve achieved this week.

In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and ensuring that we understand a fraction is part of the whole shape/amount. It has blown me away how well they seem to be grasping this unit of maths as it can be a tricky concept to understand. We have seen most children move on to problem solving and reasoning each day. Our arithmetic lessons have focused on embedding the method for column addition and children are really getting the hang of it.

Expedition has seen us exploring the difference between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores while also thinking about our own diets. This lead on to learning about the food chain and how some animals are predators and prey. They asked some fantastic questions that allowed some good discussions. Yesterday afternoon involved lots of giggles especially as we were learning about why we burp and fart. We spent some time on the playground to demonstrate what happens when there is a build up of carbon dioxide in the stomach or intestines.

Howl Weekly Average: 3.00

Crew Shields – 22/4/21

Tremendous Thursday! Crew Shields have had a very productive day in Writing, maths and expedition. In maths, they were finding a third of amounts and understand that thirds is 3 equal parts. They are starting to use a good range of vocabulary to help answer reasoning questions. There are some children who are also starting to show their calculations and working out. This method of workings shows they understand the concept being covered in our Maths unit.

Crew Shields Average : 3.1

Targets for this week : 3.4

How can we improve?

To further improve, Crew Shields need to ensure they are moving around school in a sensible manner.

Crew Shields Get Smart Howl Hero – IJ

I was super impressed with IJ this afternoon as he could use actions to model the movement of food through the digestive system.

Crew Shields – 21/4/21

Wonderful Wednesday! The children have really enjoyed PE this afternoon as they had an opportunity to develop their jumping skills and to demonstrate Sportsmanship. The children tried to be positive, encouraging and respect their Crew while completing their challenges. Working with a range of other peer members has allowed them to develop their crew skills and working together.

Crew Shields Average : 3.3

Targets for this week : 3.4

How can we improve?

To further improve, Crew Shields need to ensure they are responding to feedback without being prompted to do so.

Crew Shields Work Hard Howl Hero – Ava

Ava has had an extremely positive attitude to learning today and has worked hard in all areas of her listening. She has tried to increase her pace and has worked on her listening skills.

Crew Shields – 16/4/21

Amazing first week back! It has been such a great first week with Crew Shields and we’ve loved being back together and building up crew again. The children have settled back into our routine and continued to support each other. I have been extremely impressed with the positive attitude to learning that they’ve all demonstrated this week.

Crew Shields Average : 3.4

Targets for this week : 3.2

How can we improve?

To further improve, Crew Shields need to ensure they start responding to feedback without prompts.

Crew Shields Work Hard Howl Hero – Tommy

Tommy has been working extremely hard on his presentation by working on his handwriting. He is even working on his fine motor skills/handwriting at home to ensure he is getting lots of practice. Keep it up.

Crew Shields – 14/4/21

The children have really enjoyed their Wizard of Oz themed day especially seeing the different costumes of their peers. They found the Wizard of Oz production hilarious and they joined in with the singing and dancing. They even got to experience magic when the Professor jumped into the screen. Crew Shields have really enjoyed their day and voted for the best costume which was won by Reece. His homemade costume was fantastic and we are glad he shared it with us.

Crew Shields Average : 3.2

Targets for this week : 3.2

How can we improve?

To further improve, Crew Shields need to ensure that they are being respectful when moving around the school building.

Crew Shields Get Smart Howl Hero – Jack
Jack really listened carefully to the feedback given regarding answers for reasoning and problem solving questions. Due to his good listening, he was able to give more precise answers.

Crew Shields – 13/4/21

Crew Shields have blown me away today with some of their writing based around the Tinman from the Wizard of Oz. When I think back to their writing in September, I can’t believe how much they have come on. Children were using inverted commas independently today and this shows they are retaining their previous learning. This makes me and Mrs Lowe very happy. They should be very proud of themselves! Well done Crew Shields!

Crew Shields Average : 3.0

Targets for this week : 3.2

How can we improve?

To further improve, Crew Shields need to ensure that they always demonstrating active listening so they know what they need to do.

Crew Shields Get Smart Howl Hero – Chloe
Chloe showed some fantastic understanding in Maths and Writing today. She uses some fantastic vocabulary and her writing is a pleasure to read.

Crew Shields Get Smart Howl Hero – RiRi
RiRi has been working really hard in her writing since September through proofreading and ensuring she uses accurate vocabulary. It has been a real pleasure reading her writing the last few months and I’m very excited for the rest of the writing she produces in Year 3!