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St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

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Real Life Maths

Everyday we have a maths lesson in school but we use maths in other lessons too and during our day

Can you think how you used maths today? 

If you look around school, see if you can spot the posters to find out how the teachers have used maths.

Here are just a few ways we have used maths in some other lessons. 

Year 2 have used maths in Science for data handling when learning about animals and their habitats. They have used maths in art by measuring using rulers to create designs in the style of Mondrian.

Year 1 have used maths in History as we have learned about the order of historical events such as the Winter Olympics and the order of the life of a significant historical figure, Neil Armstrong. 

Year 1 have been using maths in Science when planting a bean seed. They measured the amount of compost needed to plant the seed and measured how many ml of water the bean seed would need. The pots were then taken home to be looked after with water and sunlight so they can grow to reach the Giant's castle.                How many cm tall will your bean plant grow?


On Monday 16th April visitors from NatWest Bank came to talk to the children all about 'Money Sense'.

First we talked about what money was and how we use it. We learnt that there were 3 ways to - spending, saving and donating to charity. 

Then we discussed the difference between thing we 'need' to have such as water, food, clothing and shelter and compared that to things that we 'want' such as treats, holidays and entertainment. The children were really good at identifying the difference between them. 

Finally we looked at how a family spends money each month such as on heating, food, clothing, rent, going out on trips, treats and the internet. Some children were really surprised that the internet cost money! We then completed an activity to see how much money it would cost to look after a pet. The children had great ideas thinking about what a pet needs - a lead, a kennel, food, treatment from a vet, toys - and how much each item might cost. It really got them thinking. 

The children also got a goodie bag to take away. We hope your child talked to you about the session and maybe you could take them on a trip to the bank, count all their money in their piggy bank and have some fun playing shopping or banking using coins. 

NatWest were really impressed with all our children for being so clever and said a big thank you for being so good. 


The Commonwealth Games is the third largest, international sporting event after the Olympics. Just like the Olympics, a different country is selected to host the games every 4 years and hundreds of athletes from all over the world attend to compete. This year's Commonwealth Games will host its largest number of para-sport events which promotes the 2016 theme ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’. The events of The Commonwealth Games are very similar to those of the Olympics, along with a few extra sports, such as lawn bowls and netball.

Maths quiz about the Commonwealth Games:

  • What was the date of the first Commonwealth Games?
  • How many countries took part in the Commonwealth Games?
  • How many countries is our Queen the queen of?
  • How many different types of sports are there in the Commonwealth Games?
  • What was the total number of medals the winning country achieved?
  • How many gold medals did the top three countries get?
  • How many more silver medals did Australia get than England?
  • How many less bronze medals did New Zealand get than Canada?

Please send in your answers to Mrs K.Smith in Class 6. 


Maths is all around us everyday. We have been learning about the Winter Olympics and its history. We also found out about how many medals each country won and the maths used in sporting events such as measure and time.

Look at the table below and use your maths skills to work out the answers to the questions below. 


  • What are the total number of medals of the top 3 countries?
  • How many more medals did Norway win than Canada?
  • How many less bronze medals did Germany win than Canada?
  • What are the total number of gold medals that the top three countries won?
  • Can you think of your own question?  Please send in your answers to Mrs K.Smith in Class 6. 




During the week of the 29th of January we had a KS1 careers week whereby we invited parents in to talk about how they use maths in their jobs.

The children really enjoyed talking to the dads and mums and realised the importance of maths in everyday life. We learnt all about how accountants, nurses, taxi drivers, online businesses, builders and office workers use maths day to day. A big thank you to all the parents who gave up their time and talked to the children. It helped     the children to give some context to why they learn maths in school and its importance.

EYFS have also been learning about maths in jobs too as part of their 'People who Help Us'  topic. They invited the Emergency Services in to talk about and share how they use maths everyday. 


We set you a challenge to find examples of numbers in everyday life and celebrate with your child whenever you use maths. We were overwhelmed with the response so we created a display to show all your wonderful activities.