This week saw the beginning of special subject days at Lyndhurst. We started off with Maths. The children began their day with a whole school assembly where we talked about the importance of Maths in our lives and discovered that there is no job that doesn’t need Maths. We also looked at famous people from the world of Mathematics, including Pythagoras, Ada Lovelace, Florence Nightingale and Alan Turing. The children then carried out some special projects in their Maths lessons during the day that included, counting spiders legs in Reception as part of their Minibeasts project, shopping for cakes for Snow White in Year 1 and 2 and looking at seating plans, Year 3 and 4 were fully into party planning – arranging menus, costing out food, and organising a party schedule (let’s hope they ran to time). Year 5 and 6 solved mysteries concerning problems that happened just before next week’s Royal Wedding – the rings went missing and Prince Harry’s speech disappeared! They had to solve different problems to work out the culprits.
We were very impressed at the children’s enthusiasm during the assembly – Maths is clearly enjoyed at Lyndhurst and you can’t ask more than that!