Our Whole School Maths days are the perfect way to raise the profile of maths in your school – and can comfortably accommodate up to a whole two-form entry school in a single day. Each sees a character with a fully fleshed-out backstory spending the entire day with you, engaging every class in a narrative that sees all pupils working towards a single, shared end. And as each comes complete with a healthy dose of humour, they’re guaranteed to create a whole-school maths buzz!

Whole School Maths Programmes

“5* – it was a wonderful way to engage and motivate the children with problem solving and reasoning. We would definitely book again!” Riverview Primary

"Fabulous! As a maths specialist I had a great day and it was lovely to hear the children so excited about it. 11 out of 10 - couldn't rate it any higher!" St Aidan's CE Primary School

Four Whole School Character-led Maths Days to choose from:

The Pirate’s Challenge

Captain Morgan is lost! and needs your pupils help, using their problem solving skills, to find The Good Ship Mathematics.

When Captain Richard Morgan arrives at school, they’ll be more than a little confused. Because just a few hours beforehand they’ll have been on their pirate vessel, The Good Ship Mathematics, in the middle of the Caribbean! Swept to your school by a Time Tornado, they’ll need the pupils’ help to get back to his own time and place. Are they up to the Challenge? And it’s a Challenge that will test their understanding of number, shape and direction to the max. 

“A huge, huge thank you for today! The children (and staff) were absolutely captivated by Captain Morgan! The challenges were challenging but accessible to all; it was really well thought out and the whole day was time to perfection!" Christ Church School, Pellon

The Riddle of the Sphinx

With a clear focus on concepts of measurement and featuring a deceptively fiendish concrete maths challenge, acclaimed Egyptologist “Dr Colorado Smith” needs your pupils help to solve a 3,000 year old puzzle.

Dr Colorado Smith, has returned from Egypt with some exciting news - he's now collected all the clues required to solve the age old Riddle of the Sphinx - and open the Inner Sanctum in the Valley of the Kings. But as he can't do it by himself, he's on the lookout for schools to help him!

Featuring opening and closing assemblies, workshops and in-class challenges, The Riddle of the Sphinx takes pupils through three stages of mathematical thinking: concrete, pictorial and abstract. And while there's a definite focus on "measurement", the programme covers a whole range of other areas - and can accommodate the whole of a two-form entry school in a single day!

"We absolutely loved our day solving the Riddle of the Sphinx. It definitely created a huge buzz in the school!" (Broadsquare Primary School)

The Benefactor

Benny Factor has identified a range of deserving community projects to donate to, but who should receive the money? This day of activity will allow your pupils meaningful opportunities to develop their skills with the maths of money!

“The children loved the Benefactor Day today. They were especially engaged with the assembly which began the day in such a positive way" St Michael and All Angels Primary School

The Race into Space

Major Tom needs your pupils’ help, using age appropriate maths skills, to rank six would-be spacefarers on a range of real, scientific criteria. Who will they select to be the next UK astronaut?

After meeting the Major at an opening assembly, and being introduced to the would-be astronauts, each class will be issued with a Mission: to use their maths skills to rank the candidates on one of a number of qualities. Each Mission calls on pupils to demonstrate mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem-solving abilities - and is in line with Curriculum objectives for their year group. The Major will be on hand to visit each classroom with some vital, additional information - and the programme ends with a second assembly in which each class reports back its findings and helps whittle the field down to just one: Britain's next astronaut.

"I wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful Race into Space day and Family Maths session that you delivered at St. Peter’s during our Maths week. It was a real highlight of the week. The children, parents and staff really enjoyed and got so much out of it." St Peter's Primary, Stockport

Family Maths - add-on session 

Taking a experiential approach, our immersive Family Maths workshops uncover the meaning and importance of the three keystones of the Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. They allow parents/carers to appreciate the joy of working alongside their children - and give the children opportunities to teach their families some of the mathematical strategies that they employ in school. Find out more about our Family Maths session here. 

 

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See our Whole School Maths days in Action!