Fun Holiday Maths Challenges

These packs are here to make sure children don’t forget all that they’ve learnt this year and to have some fun maths activities to keep them going over the summer!

There is lots of evidence that doing just a little bit of maths practice over the summer holidays will make it much, much easier for them to start the next term in September.

We’re setting a target for your child to complete 10 over the holiday which is only a couple of challenges a week. If children are struggling with their maths, just knowing that they can tick off a handful of challenges over the holidays will really boost their confidence and success when they move up a year. Other children may want to do more and really push themselves. Do what’s right for your child.

When they’ve done each challenge, do please date and sign it so your child knows it’s important.

Thank you





The Stone Age – Y3 & 4

As part of their history topic, learning about ‘The Stone Age’, all the children in Year 3 and 4 have worked really hard at home to produce their own artefact or project. They were all amazing and very original. Here are just a few of them. They are finishing their topic by performing a great show all about the stone age called ‘Rock Bottom’. Watch this space for photos coming soon!

Red Nose Day 2019

For Red Nose day 2019, the School Council organised a brilliant talent show to entertain us all. There was a range of interesting acts, including: magic, gymnastics, singing, dancing and a surprise performance from the staff of ‘Baby Shark’. In the end we raised just over £400 for this very worthy cause, and felt like we had done our little bit to help others. Thanks everyone.

Let battle commence!

The children in Key Stage 1 have really enjoyed learning about Castles. As well as learning lots of interesting facts about castles, they have been busy planning, training and making amour ready for battle.  In their English lessons they have written adverts for the ‘perfect knight’, instructions on how to make strong shields and a diary extract about being a knight on the battlefield.

A great topic everyone –you know so much- well done.

Emergency! People who help us

Children in Reception have been learning all about people who help us. They recently had a visit from Derbyshire Police and learned how the police help to keep us all safe. They tried on the clothes and even sat in the police van!

The Fairy-tale Ball 2019

Children in Reception and key Stage 1 have been reading and learning all about traditional tales. At the end of the topic, they held an amazing Fairy-tale Ball. Everyone came dressed as a character from their favourite tale (even the staff) and took part in lots of fun activities, including making a mask for the ball and fairy-tale maths!  Well done everyone.

The Great WHPS bake off!

As part of their topic work this term, all the children in Year 3 and 4 took part in an enterprise project. They began by working in a team to pitch their idea for the ‘bake off’ to Mrs Palmer-Coole (AKA Alan Sugar) and were then give the money to make their chosen products.

They spent a whole day baking and the results were truly amazing. On the afternoon of 7th February, they invited Parents and Carers to afternoon tea in the hall. They decorated the tables and served the tea and cakes. It was a brilliant project and at the end they made a healthy profit too. Well done everyone. Good luck with the next enterprise project!

A Royal Mystery!

All the children in Key stage 1 helped to make a giant chocolate cake for their Royal party. They are studying traditional tales and fairy tales in English and are reading a fantastic story called, “Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake.” Now the cake has gone missing and the mystery must be solved… Good luck everyone!