The latest letter from Headteacher Fiona Smith is now available to download:
Over the past nine months, we have been looking at what will help children make accelerated progress in maths. Often young people lack confidence in the basics such as Number Bonding, knowing their Times Tables and doing mental maths. We have put together a collection of maths tasks, which can be self-taught. Most tasks use a YouTube video and worked examples from the Internet. Each task also contains a Maths Mastery Challenge – this is a harder task designed to make the child think and apply what they know. Often these tasks are pitched above the chronological age of the child.
These tasks can be repeated. I am often asked how often these tasks should be repeated. My response is simple, ‘keep doing the tasks, until the maths comes naturally to you’. Repetition of the tasks over the Summer Holidays will help the student be ‘maths ready’ in September.
In addition to all these short activities when completed, we would like to recommend the following app from the Mathematics in Education and Industry organisation. It can be accessed at http://mei.org.uk/sumaze2
It is a great app for applying maths knowledge and skills. It is also good for tackling maths mastery and problem solving.
Dr Antony Edkins
Thursday, 9th March saw the ‘Celebration of Dance’, organised by Derby City School Sports Partnership, at the Riverside Centre.
Celebration of Dance is the flagship annual event for Derby City SSP with more than 1100 young dancers from over 50 Derby groups attending to perform throughout the day. Dancers ranged from nursery schools to University dancers, with dance styles from street dance to ballet, bhangra to contemporary.
The after school Dance Club from Moorhead took part during the morning session. The children performed a dance with a Disney theme – Rapunzel.
Their dance teacher and the everyone at Moorhead were very proud of their performance. Well done girls.