Your News: Mad Hatters mark fantastic end to week

Bourne Westfield mad maths hatters.'Photo: MSMP BW Mad Maths Hatters 2 EMN-140319-134728001
Bourne Westfield mad maths hatters.'Photo: MSMP BW Mad Maths Hatters 2 EMN-140319-134728001
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Wow – what a fantastic end to maths week!

Creating a sense of belonging and family are key to our school values and reflected in the words of our school Prayer ‘as many hands build a house, so many hearts make a school’.

In a marvellous end to our school maths week children at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, joined by Bluebird Playgroup, all linked hands, encircling our school whilst wearing their fantastic maths hat creations.

Headteacher Elaine Radley measured the perimeter distance with a trundle wheel and Year 6 were set the challenge to calculate the average arm span of pupils at Westfield.

Other competitions during maths week were to find the ‘heaviest potato’ and the ‘longest carrot’. Thanks to the glorious weather judging of hats and vegetables took place in a whole school assembly on the playground with children singing a superb rendition of our school song ‘The Power in Me (or The Power in Maths)!

Earlier in the week a visit from the Happy Puzzle Company engaged children from Years 1 to 5 in a variety of exciting mathematical challenges. Children had to use their powers of logic and reasoning to solve some complex problems.

All of the children took part in maths trails that took them on a journey around the school grounds taking in the environmental area, the pond and our chickens.

Mrs Radley commented: “This was a fun packed week from start to finish and it was great to see children inspired by the wide variety of maths challenges both inside and outside. The maths hats were a sight to behold and children (and parents) had obviously put a great deal of thought of creativity into their designs.”