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    Mathematics - Autumn 2021

    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.

    Subject to any government Covid-19 restrictions permitting, in Autumn Term 2021 we will be holding two identical courses (‘Aragon’ and ‘Popham’) of six sessions.  The dates are as follows:

    • Saturday 11 September: Code Breakers
    • Saturday 18 September: How Computers Count
    • Saturday 25 September: How Bookmakers Win
      Break for Kimbolton School Open Morning (2 October)
    • Saturday 9 October: Maths Team Challenge
      Break for Kimbolton School Field Weekend (16 October) and Half Term (23 and 30 October)
    • Saturday 6 November: Maths Assault Course
    • Saturday 13 November: 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 Thursday 15th July 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 Spring Term 2022 for 2021-22 Year 5 pupils.

    Joining instructions for successful applicants plus an aide-mémoire for parents will be added below in July.