Chatty Maths Workshop – Session 2

This afternoon, year 6 and the Chatty Maths leaders led another engaging Chatty Maths workshop. They shared their thoughts on the power of effective questioning and how open questions develop deeper thinking.

After modelling open questions, it was then the turn of our parent/carer learners.

Thank you to all the parents/careers for learning with us again this afternoon.

The afternoon ended with parents/careers sharing what they learnt from the session;

– ‘Open questions are difficult to ask but you get some great answers.’

– ‘Open questions meant that my son looked at the picture and identified other things in the picture I hadn’t asked about.’

– ‘Importance in using open questions to get children to elaborate on their thoughts. It gives parents the opportunity to think about learning in a different way.’

– ‘The need for more open questions when talking to my children, trying not to make questions leading.’

– ‘Will keep an open mind when it comes to homework; will ask more open questions as opposed to closed. Thank you, very good idea to have the parents interacting too!’


Great risk taking was shown by all our learners today, both adults and children! Looking forward to our outdoor session next Friday!

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Chatty Maths Workshop

It was great to see so many learners yesterday afternoon, stopping and looking at a picture and then generating lots of mathematical vocabulary.

Thank you to the Chatty Maths Leaders for there introduction to Chatty Maths, year 6 for supporting the organisation and parents and carers for allowing us to learn together.

We are looking forward to learning with you all again next Friday afternoon!

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Chatty Maths – Pupil Voice

This morning, Year 6 have been gathering pupil voice about Chatty Maths. They begun with answering some questions about their own thoughts about Chatty Maths and then worked in groups to think about questions they wanted to ask children in the different year groups. After gathering the pupil voice we looked at the facts and obstacles and have come up with some ideas about how we can improve Chatty Maths in the school. Watch this space…

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Chatty Maths

So far in Chatty Maths we have solved problems about paths to take to school, decided which operation we would rather be and made decisions about where we would rather be. It has been great to hear all the discussions you have all been having in your classes. As a school we have said that one of the characteristics of problem solving is knowing there isn’t one way or one answer. 

This half term, there will be 3 different Chatty Maths activities. One for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

Below are the Chatty Maths activities you will be discussing in class. Talk to your friends and family and let me know what you think and why. Remember to use the speaking frame to share your views.

I think  ____________ because _______________.

After discussing your thoughts, what characteristic of problem solving do you think you have used? Have you used any of our attributes to support you?




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