Mathematics Week in Primary was a huge success. In assembly on Monday, Miss Cummins challenged the students to complete a Measurement Scavenger Hunt at home and to build a Lego structure taller than themselves. She was inundated with photos of enthusiastic builders, with huge Lego towers and completed task sheets. Students were awarded 5 house points for every completed task.
The students also enjoyed taking part in lunchtime challenges run by the Peer Mentors. On Wednesday lunchtime the Pavilion was a buzz of excitement as students took part in some tricky Lego tasks. They were challenged to build and design structures related to multiplication, fractions, geometry and measurement.
On Friday the students enjoyed taking part in a variety of 'Wacky Race' challenges. Students were invited to bring in a toy car from home. They took it in turns to see how far their toy cars launched from the red slide! David in Year 4 Grape had the winning distance of 6.42m. It was a shame that a Guinness World Record adjudicator was not on hand as Ivan from Year 5 Cobalt managed to complete a staggering 69 star jumps in 30 seconds!
The students have been taking part in the Mangahigh online challenge this week. This challenge is part of a collaboration with other British International schools around the world and provides an opportunity for students to test and apply their mathematical skills in a bid to win points and possible gold medals! Students are able to access it from home until Friday 29th November.
Each student has their own username and password, here is the login page:
Year 3 Marigold Teacher