Problems solved and 'Money Crowns' created as Maths and Science Week takes place


Maths and Science Week at St George's Junior School was kicked off last week with a maths challenge at St John's Beaumont in Windsor.

To start proceedings of what would be a highly entertaining week for budding mathematicians and scientists at St George's, four pupils from the Junior School visited St John's Beaumont to take part in the big maths challenge.

Here is an account from one of the boys that took part in the challenge:

"On Monday 6 February, four boys travelled to St John's Beaumont in Windsor to the Maths Challenge there. We took part in three different challenges: 'Figure It out'; 'Counting Down'; and 'The Big Event'. We competed as two pairs from St George's and we came joint 7th out of 49 teams."

It was another brilliant achievement for a bright team of mathematicians who are improving all the time."

'Money Maths'

Following on from the maths challenge, boys and girls in the Lower Years at St George's Junior School then had lots of fun in their special topic 'Money Maths'. The children created and decorated money crowns, adorned with coin rubbings, a number of different bank notes (unfortunately not real) and even a special cheque that the children had written to themselves! The children were very impressed with their crowns and proudly wore them all around the School.

Year 3 Inter-House Maths Competition

Another event that was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils was the Year 3 Inter-House Maths Competition. The pupils broke off into their respective houses before putting their minds to the test and challenging their mathematics skills. As you can see from the pictures below, the children really tested themselves and gave everything they had to solve the puzzles in front of them.

All of the children that took part in maths challenges and special classes last week really enjoyed taking part in a number of exciting activities, learning a lot of new skills in a fun and friendly way. 

13 February 2017

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