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    Mathematics - Summer 2018

    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 2018 we will be holding two identical courses (‘Aragon’ and ‘Popham’) of six sessions.  The dates and session titles are below:

    • Saturday 28 April : Code Breakers
    • Saturday 12 May  : Drawing Shapes in ICT
    • Saturday 19 May  : How Computers Count
    • Saturday 9 June    : How Bookmakers Win
    • Saturday 16 June  : Maths Team Challenge
    • Saturday 23 June  : Maths Assault Course

    Each session runs for one hour with the timings outlined in the table below.  Please note that the timings are the same as those for the History and English Masterclasses but different to the Sciences ones.  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 of 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 head teachers of participating schools to invite them to nominate suitable children. The deadline for applications has now passed; we Have written to parents/carers to inform them of their success or otherwise in obtaining a place. Our next series after this one will be in Autumn Term 2018 for 2018-19 Year 6 pupils.

    Joining instructions for successful applicants plus an aide-memoire for parents are below.