Once again at this time of the year, the school seems to have a lot of crime scene tape scattered around the place. Which could only mean one thing – It is Maths Week!

All the children got involved from Reception to Year 8 as they participated in a variety of activities.

  • Year 7 and 8 donned their CSI suits and went around the different crime scenes solving a variety of number task and algebra in order to find out who had broken into the safe once again
  • They also looked at finger printing in science and how difficult and precise you have to be to actually retrieve one
  • The Year 6s had their annual chicken wire day where they created some outstanding models from tie fighters to birds to dolphins
  • Year 5 played darts and saw how important maths is to a darts player and how quickly they had to work out the calculations before their next throw
  • Year 4 solved a crime task using a variety of maths skills…
  • …and years 1, 2 and 3 all did a treasure hunt with a little help from the older children.

The whole school came together where the Upper School pupils mixed with the Lower School children and played board games using their counting skills and logic to outwit their opponents.

A very jammed packed week throughout which could not finish without finding out who had committed the ‘crime’. In the end the evidence pointed at Monsieur Boyington who was promptly ‘arrested’ as he tried to escape! But thankfully some of our Year 8 boys were on hand to stop him…where he proclaimed: “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”.

Written by: Mr McEwan