Category Archives: Maths

Sumdog Superstars

A massive WELL DONE to Advik and Aashmi who came in the top 10 students in the Edinburgh Sumdog Contest last week. Fantastic!

Our P2 class also came 14th overall. A big well done to all the other successful pupils and classes from Dalry who performed brilliantly #teamdalry

(Sumdog is a maths website used by schools all over the world. Your child has an account and can use it at home as well. It adapts as they learn so only help with questions not answers or you’ll end up doing S3 maths)


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P3a Stepping Stones

P3a have been having fun practising their times tables with stepping stones.  They made their own paper stones and numbered them.  They can choose which times table they are working on to achieve their own goals.  They are encouraged to challenge themselves by practising going backwards, mixing the stones up in a random order or beating their own time.  Pupils were also asked to make their own set for homework to allow them to have fun with maths at home.


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Sumdog Success for Harshu

Well done to Harshu for coming 3rd in the Edinburgh wide Sumdog Maths competition!

Well done to to all of P5/4 who cam 23rd out of the hundreds of classes across the city!

P3b Get the Measure of Measurements

P3 have been doing a lot of measuring lately. They were learning to measure using standard and non- standard units.

Then they were learning how to weigh objects using a variety of scales and estimating what objects were heavier or lighter.

P7 Maths Week Scotland

P7 had a fun Friday morning doing a rotation of mathematical games and solving word problems as part of maths week Scotland! These games are also available for them to take home and play as well as our Read, Write, Count resources.

Read Write Count Event

Thank you to all families who came along to last week’s fantastic Read Write Count event.

Dalry Sumdog Star Wins Edinburgh Contest

Congratulations to Rozalia in P4 for winning an Edinburgh wide maths contest on the learning game Sumdog.

In the contest the 3509 entrants from across the city had a week to answer 1000 maths questions.


Rozalia came first by answering an amazing 970 questions correctly.

Rozalia has won a certificate for her amazing achievement as well as 6 months of free Sumdog for her class!

Congratulations Rozalia!

Also well done to our other top 50 stars Juan in P3/4 who came 46th and Nell in P4 who came 49th.

Also well done to Akshaj, Samarth, Shriya and Harshu who all made the top 100.

P4 also made it to 10th placed class overall.

All children at Dalry have access to a Sumdog account they can use in school and at home on PCs and tablets. The programme learns their maths ability and tailors the learning to each child. So if you haven’t seen Sumdog yet get your child to login at (just remember not to help them with the answers! If you do it’ll keep giving them harder questions up to S3 level!)

Next week there is a national Sumdog contest. Let’s hope that all the great Sumdog stars at Dalry can do well there too.