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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!

 

 


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Results of the UK Junior Mathematics Challenge

mathsOn Thursday 1st May students in Year 7 and 8 took part in the United Kingdom Junior Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge.

Over 240,000 students across the UK took part in this challenge, where students were given 25 challenging questions to solve in sixty minutes. No calculators or measuring equipment were allowed. They worked hard and used plain paper to calculate their solutions.

The results have now arrived from Leeds University.

Year 8
1st: Charlotte Snell
2nd: Ella Kassulke
3rd: Grace Robinson
Joint 4th: Emily C & Frankie Goodfellow

Year 7
1st: Lacey Mayes
2nd: Gabriella Moretti-Miles
3rd: Olivia Dunne
4th Ria Simmons

Well done to Years 7 and 8 for all their hard work .

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics

 

 

 


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Mathematics Challenge

maths-ChallengeOn Thursday 1st May students in Year 7 and 8 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge.

Students were given twenty-five challenging questions to solve in sixty minutes. No calculators or measuring equipment were allowed. They worked hard and used plain paper to calculate their solutions.

Well done to all the students who took part. The papers have been sent off to Leeds University for marking and we shall receive the results in the next few weeks.

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics

 

Here is a question for you to try:

In my row in the theatre the seats are numbered consecutively from T1 to T50. I am sitting in seat T17 and you are sitting in seat T39. How many seats are there between us?

A) 23
B) 22
C) 21
D) 20
E) 19

Answers on paper to Mrs Heppell for reward stickers!

 

 


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A mathematical Easter egg hunt

Education and exercise were all rolled into one on the last day of term, when Year 2 headed into the woods on a mathematical Easter egg hunt.

They all had such good fun searching through the bushes and trees for ‘Odds and Evens’ that they didn’t even notice there was no chocolate to be found!Year-2-egg-treasure-hunt5Year-2-egg-treasure-hunt4Year-2-egg-treasure-hunt2Year-2-egg-treasure-hunt