Pupils celebrate World Maths Day
On Wednesday 4th March, our pupils accepted the challenge of becoming problem-solving mathematicians for the day!
In celebration of World Maths Day, the children and staff dressed in their finest Maths-themed costumes and took part in a range of practical activities exploring time, measures and shape.
Problem solving and reasoning were the focus for the day and children demonstrated their ability to persevere and show resilience in tackling the problems they faced. The children left school having explored the importance of Maths in everyday life, aware of the transferable skills it develops and most importantly, just how much fun it can be!
Later in the week, our Year 4 and 5 girls visited Maths Alive and the RAF Museum in Hendon. The aim of the visit was to engage girls in maths and engineering and grow their confidence. Activities included using calculations to judge the best design for an aircraft and reduce CO2 emissions, looking at how coordinates were used to plan WWII invasions, and interpreting data to predict weather. As well as all that, the girls had the exciting opportunity to practise being pilots.
You can see more photos of our maths day and trip to the RAF Museum on our Twitter account: @Purford_Green and searching #PGMathsDay