Over the weekend the first of our eggs hatched....
Follow the link below to view photographs of Mrs Holbertons visit to Bo
We Love Maths!
Our current focus is raising achievement in Mathematics and we have launched a number of exciting initiatives to promote maths across the school.
All of the pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 have access to Mathletics – an online Maths portal. The children can practise mental calculation skills, join in with times table songs and tackle problem solving activities. Here are some quotes from the pupils about Mathletics:
“I like Mathletics because we win awards and print them off. It makes me think harder.” Arjun - Year 5
“I like the games. My favourite is the halving game.” Marlon – Year 2
“I think it’s a brilliant resource. It is child friendly and safe and you can play against your classmates.” Isabella – Year 4
Every class is also taught problem solving skills on a weekly basis. This allows the pupils the opportunity to apply the skills they have been taught. These photos show the interactive Maths displays across school.
Introducing Clapham CARL!
During our school mission evening in the Spring Term, parents, governors and staff brainstormed a list of words which represented our school’s vision for the future. Mr. Henderson then worked with groups of children to rank the words in order of importance. We have rearranged the 4 key words to produce the acronym CARL which stands for Caring, Achieving, Respectful, Learners. Clapham CARL will also become our school mascot to enable the pupils to remember our vision.
The children were all introduced to CARL and they were very excited at the prospect of a school mascot. You will also notice our vision statement around the school and on the bottom of school stationery. Our achievement assemblies this term will be based around the four elements of CARL.