All the Fun of the Fair

Practical maths activities
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During this fun workshop, children will be taking part in a range of maths activities based on side shows at a funfair (e.g. skittles, hoopla, fishing for ducks). The scene is set with pictures and music, and part of each activity includes numeracy tasks to complete. Lower Key Stage 2 children can record their answers on a sheet, if the teacher wishes. There are enough activities so that the children can go around and do them in their groups in any order by moving to where there is a space.

Teachers can adjust the level of difficulty of each activity by looking at the colour-coded sheets which are sent out at the booking stage and deciding which to use for their class for each activity (or to vary with different groups of children).

The activities are set out in the hall and need to be supervised by adult helpers. Year 1 & 2 go around the activities in small groups with an adult helper.

Older children are able to go around in pairs, which will need to be arranged beforehand by the teacher.

This workshop needs use of the school hall.

Curriculum links

Maths

Activities link to the numeracy strategy Appropriate to the year group of the children. Problem solving, – Working in a small team – Working with equipment,
materials and components

Years

1 - 4
Cost:

A whole day: 3 x 1 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £380 per day
Morning only: 2 x 1 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £255 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 30 pupils



Helpers:

You will need to provide 4/5 adult helpers in addition to the class teacher for each session/workshop
depending on the KS.