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Year 5 and 6 Family Maths Session

17 October 2016

On Thursday the 13th October, we held the Year 5 and Year 6 Family Maths event. It was great to see almost thirty families at the event, and to see they were all fully engaged in solving the maths problems.


  • Year 5 and 6 Family Maths Session
  • Year 5 and 6 Family Maths Session
  • Year 5 and 6 Family Maths Session
  • Year 5 and 6 Family Maths Session

The children were able to choose between two mathematical activities - the first of which was to try to decipher a coded message, which had been encoded using the decipher substitution. Even though there are over 400 million, billion, billion different ways that the message could have been scrambled, some families were able to crack the code.

It was fantastic to see the children and their parents working together.

As Maths Coordinator for the school, it was really great to hear them using logic to try to decipher individual letters.

In the second of the two activities that the children could have chosen, they and their parents were asked to explore the Golden Ratio. Both the children and their parents clearly enjoyed finding the ratio using their own bodies.

It was incredibly rewarding to be involved in an evening of great learning, and one in which everyone had tremendous fun.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who took part.

Andrew Foster, Maths Co-ordinator