Category Archives: Maths Week

Money, money, money


Today we finalised our shopping lists for our British Banquet. We had to make decisions about what we will spend our budget on. Then we had to consider what quantity of each item we would need for the whole class.

Check our blog on Friday when we will post our final lists, ideas and evaluations of our TASC wheels.

Online Food Shopping


As part of money week we decided to look online to find out how much it will cost for all of the items on our list for our British Banquet. All week we will be working on our ability to work as a team and so far the Robins have shown a great improvement. We had to make decisions as a group as to whether we would choose the cheapest or most expensive type of each item. One group had an excellent discussion about whether it was worth the extra 35p to buy crust-less bread for our sandwiches.

Tomorrow we will be finalising our shopping lists for Miss Sloman to refer in December for the British Banquet.

British Banquet Budgeting


We have really enjoyed kick-starting money week with a whole morning of maths in Year 4!

Our mission for money week is to plan our end of topic celebration of everything we have learned about Great Britain. In December we will be having a ‘Great British Banquet’. It will be completely organised by the Robins themselves. We have discussed everything that we might need for the party. After Mrs Butterworths assembly we discussed the difference between what we might want and actually need at the party.

The word of the week is ‘budget’! We will be planning how to complete our mission as well as how to stay under budget.

Watch this space to see how the week evolves as the Robins come up with more and more wonderful ideas.