St Andrew's Church of England Primary School An intelligent heart acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15

Mathematics Focus

Maths 2021/22

After an extremely challenging couple of years, we have thought ahead to how to best provide for our children, therefore as a whole school we have  adopted, the White Rose primary Schemes of Learning which will help all of our children to achieve and succeed in maths.


Our new school year starts with blocks on Place Value, followed by the essential calculation skills our children need to succeed in maths. This firm grounding in number will give our children confidence and will help them to access the rest of the maths curriculum.


To improve our children's arithmetic proficiency, we will have a stand-alone extra 15-minute maths session per day.














































Puffin children went to the Black Country Museum for their school trip. We noticed that in the Victorian era, brushes were used for all sorts of jobs.

Can you create a list of the different types of brushes that are to be found worldwide. 

The winner will be the child with the longest list and the child who can find the most interesting brush. 

Remember the maths is in the adding u, describing the size of the brush and also working out the country the brush is from. All entries need to be into class teachers by 30th March 2020.



'Domino Dogs' is an ideal challenge for Key Stage 1 but everyone will have fun trying it out.


'Make a magic square' is designed for Key Stage 2 and these are the instructions:-


1) Take out the dominoes (0 5), (0 6) and (1 6).


2) Use the 25 dominoes you have left to make a 5 X 5 grid where the total of each row, column and diagonal is 30. 


3) How many magic squares can you make?


4) Look at the photo to help get you started.

Thank-you to everybody that took part! The weather conditions were perfect.



Who can make the best paper aeroplane? By best, we mean which can go the furthest?


The rules are simple. You can only use A4 paper to make it fair for everybody.  No glue/sellotape etc is allowed.


Have fun testing out different ways of folding the paper then measuring the distance it travels.


On the last day of this term (FRIDAY,  15th February) we will test the planes on the playground to see which one goes the furthest.


PRIZES will be given for the best in both KEY STAGE 1 and 2!  


Well done to all the children who entered - everyone got a prize. The winner was drawn out of a hat. A BIG well done to Sophie Lynam whose answers are attached.


There are lots of prizes to be won THIS FRIDAY (21/12/18) if you can answer the following challenge. You may work as a family team. Please give your answer to your teacher by  the end of this week.


Look carefully at the alien spaceship. Use this formula to work out  its area :-


Pi (3.14) X Radius squared.


Use this measurement to help you find the radius:


Diameter = 1 m


CHALLENGE - Can you find the circumference?





We are in the middle of an amazing World Cup but can you predict the two teams in the final as well as the score?


Please bring your entries on MONDAY 2nd JULY! Prizes will be given for the three closest  and stickers for EVERYBODY!

The children had a fantastic ramble on Wednesday but can you answer the following questions?


How long do you estimate we walked in total? (In miles or kilometers.)


How long do you think  it took us to do the  walk?


How many steps do you think the average person managed during the walk?


All answers to be returned on Tuesday, 5th June - prizes will be given to the children with the nearest answers! :) 



Director of Mathematics from Lees Brook Secondary school visits to reward our mathematics skills.