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Orford and Snape schools collaborate to build dragons using 'marvellous maths'

PUBLISHED: 14:21 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:21 01 June 2017

Orford Primary School hosted a

Orford Primary School hosted a "Marvellous Maths" day. Picture: GEMMA CANNON

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Suffolk schools have collaborated to help pupils master maths and it many faceted applications.

Pupils, parents, and vistors from nearby Snape took part. Picture: GEMMA CANNONPupils, parents, and vistors from nearby Snape took part. Picture: GEMMA CANNON

Orford Primary School hosted the “Marvellous Maths” day recently to explore the subject in greater depth.

Parents, governors and visitors from nearby Snape Primary School all took part in shared maths sessions, which saw them learn about spirals, build dragons out of cubes and count to 10 in 16 different languages.

The pupils also collaborated across different age groups to solve a range of maths challenge.

Both schools have adopted a new approach to teaching, called “maths mastery, in which pupils spend longer on certain topics for a more detailed study.

Pupils of all ages collaborated to solve maths challenges. Picture: GEMMA CANNONPupils of all ages collaborated to solve maths challenges. Picture: GEMMA CANNON

“All of the children and staff involved really had the opportunity to explore and see maths in a different way, as well as celebrate first hand all that we have achieved in maths this year,” said teacher Gemma Cannon. “It has just given us all the affirmation that the approach is successful for all of our pupils and we cannot wait to continue our maths mastery journey next year.”

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