Maths challenge

DOZENS of pupils from primary schools in the Wellington area joined the Maths department at Court Fields School in the town for an investigation morning.

The event aimed to help the 54 Year 4 and 5 pupils develop their problem-solving skills and resilience for tackling tougher Maths questions. The pupils faced code-breaking challenges from GCHQ and investigated the magic square found at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Pupils and staff enjoyed the morning and Court Fields Maths teacher Mr Saunders said he was impressed with the pupils’ levels of numeracy and the determination they showed to work together to master Maths. Maths-Jan17

The pupils came from Beech Grove, Wellesley Park, St John’s, Rockwell Green, Langford Budville and West Buckland primary schools.

Headteacher Rachael Bennett said: “We work closely with our primary schools throughout the year, with teachers collaborating and sharing best practice and resources to improve the education of all children. Teachers and pupils benefit enormously from working together across our family of schools on great initiatives like this Maths Investigation Day.”

 

 

 

Maths Challenge winners

Congratulations to the Year 7 team who won the local maths challenge competition held at Taunton School.  Mr Kilshaw was delighted by the performance of the team and the hopes that they can retain their title next year.

Whole group with shield Winning Team (2)