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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Thinking outside the box

29 March 2018

In November, girls in Year 5 and 6 were invited to take part in the annual Primary Maths Challenge. This is a competition open to schools across the country and is designed to challenge pupils to think outside the box. 68,000 pupils took part in the challenge this year. The questions are not heavily reliant on formal mathematical knowledge but can be solved by logical reasoning. 

All of the girls achieved pleasing scores and should be very proud of their achievements. 

Only 3,255 children were invited to take part in the bonus round which took place in February and we are pleased to say that this included some of our Year 6 girls. The girls demonstrated their ever-growing mathematical knowledge and ability to reason to solve some very challenging questions. 

We received their certificates and badges this week and were delighted to congratulate the girls on their hard work in our final assembly of the term. A very well done to Trisha, Emma, Rosie, Rebecca and Siena for representing EHS at the bonus round. 

We look forward to all of the Year 6 girls taking part in the Junior Maths Challenge later this year. 

Miss O’Connor
Mathematics Co-ordinator


 

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