17 Schools join Primary Maths Challenge
Sir William Robertson Academy was delighted to welcome 68 Year 5 and 6 pupils from seventeen primary schools from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire to their annual Primary Maths Challenge on Tuesday 19th March. In its fourth year, the Maths Challenge was the biggest one to date with all the pupils doing amazingly well. Congratulations to Winthorpe Primary School who were declared overall winners with 181 points closely followed by Cranwell Primary School in second place with 169 points and Coleby Church of England Primary and Clarborough Primary School tied with 158 points for the third place spot. Other primary schools taking part in the challenge included: Coddington, Claypole, Caythorpe, Bassingham, Kirkby la Thorpe, Navenby, St Botolph’s – Sleaford, Waddington All Saints, Rauceby, Sir Donald Bailey Academy, Welbourn, William Gladstone C of E Primary and The Mount Church of England School, both from Newark.
The Maths Challenge was organised by Mr Scott Henshaw, Lead Practitioner in Maths and Miss Lauren White, Maths Teacher. The day’s activities included rounds in Logic, Cross Number, a Group round and a Relay round. The teams of four were made up of Year 5 and 6 pupils.
Click to open: SWRA Primary Maths Challenge Photo Album 2019
Mr Henshaw, SWRA’s Lead Practitioner of Maths who organised the Challenge commented: “We were delighted to see a record breaking number of primary schools taking part in our fourth annual Maths Challenge. All the pupils did a superb job and were a real credit to their schools. The day’s activities included rounds in Logic, Cross Number, a Group round and a Relay round. The teams of four were made up of Year 5 and 6 pupils and the idea of the Challenge is to expose them to the kind of Maths they will soon be studying at secondary school but in a fun environment.”