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Caitlin wins times table challenge

Since September, pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been learning their times tables up to twelve and back. Every week they have a test – and if they pass on one, move up to the next.

Caitlin is the first to pass all the tests to twelve and all the tests back . There is still time for other pupils to complete the challenge by the end of the school year, but meanwhile, well done Caitlin!


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Year 2 explore the Serengeti

Year 2 have been learning about one of the most important wildlife areas in the world – the Serengeti in Tanzania. Here they are hard at work researching in both books and online. They have been creating some great artwork of Serengeti animals and some striking African patterns for borders, too!

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Year 2 show number line knowhow!

Year 2 have been learning how to do two-digit subtraction a using a number line. All our hard work on partitioning tens and units is really helping us now!

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Can you solve this Maths question Years 7 and 8 faced yesterday?

maths-ChallengeOn Thursday, students in Year 7 and 8 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge.

The girls were given 25 challenging questions to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators or geometric instruments were allowed – only a pencil and plain paper. They all worked hard and their papers have now been sent off to Leeds University for marking, with those from many other pupils around the country. How many will receive certificates? We shall see when we receive the results in the next few weeks!

Meanwhile, here is a question from the Challenge for you to try:

One of the three symbols + – x is inserted somewhere between the digits of 2016 to give a new number.  For example 20 – 16 = 4

How many of the following four numbers can be obtained in this way?

36        195        207       320

A) 0

B) 1

C) 2

D) 3

E) 4

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics

 


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Year 7 Maths Challenge certificates

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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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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!