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Year 7 Maths Challenge certificates


We previously reported on the excellent achievements of our Year 7 pupils who took part in the national Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge organised by the University of Cambridge.

Here they are proudly displaying their certificates which arrived in school recently.

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And the winner is…

Congratulation to Skyla-Grace (Year 4), the winner of the half term ‘best photo’ competition.

Here is Skyla’s winning photo, taken on holiday in Cyprus with Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd. The actor, well-known for his longstanding role David Platt, was staying at the same hotel as Skyla’s family and was happy to be snapped with her and her friend.Skyla photo


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Mathematics Challenge results

mathsThe results have just arrived from Leeds University of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge that our Year 7 took part in earlier this term.

The results for our girls are:

1st: Darci Sheppard-Mobbs
2nd: Sarah Kendall
3rd: Caitlin Collin
4th: Erin Shergold
5th: Sophie Barrow
6th: Lucy Canham

Their certificates should soon arrive in the post.

Well done to all Year 7.

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics


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Mathematics Challenge

maths-ChallengeOn Thursday 30th April Year 7 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Junior Challenge.

Students were given 25 challenging questions to solve in one hour. No calculators or measuring equipment were allowed. They worked hard and used plain paper to calculate their solutions. This mathematics challenge is organised by the University of Leeds and we now look forward to receiving the results.

Well done to all the students who took part.

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics


Here is a question for you to try:

Which of the following is divisible by all of the integers from 1-10 inclusive?

A) 23 x 24
B) 34 x 45
C) 45 x 56
D) 56 x 67
E) 67 x 78

Answers on paper to Mrs Heppell for reward stickers!



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All the fun at the (Game & Country) Fair

Thanks to those who came and said hello at the Game & Country Fair at the Norfolk Showground last weekend – we had an enjoyable time and welcomed quite a few visitors wanting to know about our school.

We were in a marquee with other schools and this picture shows how our stand looked. Several visitors commented that our school looked very friendly – we agree!

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And the winner is…

Congratulations to Romily in Year 3, winner of our Easter holiday competition.

Romily’s picture and writing about her family’s new Shetland pony wins her a family ticket to the Country & Game Show at the Norfolk Showground this weekend.romily-and-prizeRunner-up was Jack in Nursery (Green) who made us a lovely collage of his very exciting trip to New York over Easter!Competition-entry