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    Mathematics - Summer 2022

    Our Mathematics Masterclasses aim to bring together like-minded Year 5 children (Year 6 in the Autumn Term) from local primary and middle schools to work through a variety of mathematical puzzles in an enjoyable and thought-provoking way.

    In Summer Term 2022 we will be holding two identical courses (‘Aragon’ and ‘Popham’) of six sessions.  The dates are as follows:

    • Saturday 30 April: Code Breakers
    • Saturday 7 May: How Computers Count
    • Saturday 14 May: How Bookmakers Win
    • Saturday 21 May: Maths Team Challenge
      Break for Kimbolton School Speech Day (28 May) and Half Term (4 June)
    • Saturday 11 June: Maths Assault Course
    • Saturday 18 June: The Menger Sponge

    Each session runs for one hour with the timings outlined in the table below.  The first meeting will start with a short briefing for parents.

      Aragon Course Popham Course
    Week(s) Intro Briefing Class Final Presentation Intro Briefing Class Final Presentation
    1 0900-0915 0915-1015   1045-1100 1100-1200  
    2 to 5   0900-1000     1030-1130  
    6   0900-1000 1000-1030   1030-1130 1130-1200

    Although each session is independent of the others, we expect children to attend all the Masterclasses in their course.  There is no charge, but places are limited and we cannot guarantee a place for every child who applies.

    We have written to headteachers of participating schools to invite them to nominate suitable children. The deadline for applications has now passed. We will email all parents/carers by the evening of Tuesday 29 March to inform them of their success or otherwise in obtaining a place. Please check your junk/spam box if you have not heard from us by this date. Our next series after this one will be in Autumn Term 2022 for 2022-23 Year 6 pupils.

    We will be holding the same courses in Autumn Term 2022 for 2022-23 Year 6 children. We will write to headteachers in May with further details.