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Maths Challenge Day

We took 3 teams made up from children in Y5 and Y6 to a maths challenge day which was held at Crestwood School.

 

Throughout the day, our 12 children were put through their paces in various mathematical challenges that tested their mathematical skills to the limit. They were invited to pit their wits against 15 other teams from other local schools. Our year 6 team of four were the early leaders in the event and stayed in first place until lunchtime. Sadly they didn’t manage to sustain this through to the end of the day and unfortunately they succumbed to a challenge that involved making a bridge to span 40cm to support Mars bars, using only 4 pieces of paper, scissors and selotape. I’m afraid their design was not very effective!! This task carried a huge amount of points and meant that we slipped down the rankings to finish 5th overall. Meanwhile, one of our year 5 teams designed and built a cantilever bridge that was certainly worthy of top marks from an aesthetic point of view. It wasn’t as strong as it looked however!! They finished 13th. Our other Y5 team were fairly consistent straight through the day and finished in a very encouraging 6th place. Well done to all of our children who took part. They were a credit to our school and an absolute pleasure to take to this event.

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