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Virtual Saturday Maths Scheme

Each Saturday morning throughout the Lent Term, 41 pupils from local (Southwark based) state primary schools, all identified as gifted mathematicians in their schools, have joined in with the SCEC's Saturday Maths Scheme, which we at Alleyn's have worked hard to transfer completely online. Prior to beginning the sessions, pupils each received a range of maths equipment in the post to help them with the sessions, including whiteboards and pens, different types of paper and a geometry set. Each week, all pupils are invited to specific and personalised group calls learning different topics, with the help of our four external tutors and a group of Year 11 mentors from Alleyn's School. 

Aims

The aim of the Saturday Maths sessions are to provide an exciting and education maths tuition in an informal and inspiring environment, going beyond the national curriculum to challenge and stimulate pupil's interest and ability in maths. 

Through logic puzzles, innovative games and practical hands-on experiments, pupils are taught in small groups to explore all aspects of maths, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Background

Southwark Community Education Charity (SCEC) is a registered charity which for over 25 years has operated schemes of enrichment classes on Saturday mornings in Dulwich for pupils from Southwark Primary Schools. The Saturday Maths morning sessions are aimed at Year 5 pupils who already demonstrate an aptitude for mathematics and aim to provide an exciting and education maths tuition in an informal and inspiring environment, going beyond the national curriculum to challenge and stimulate pupil's interest and ability in maths. 

Resources

Four tutors external to Alleyn's, employed by the SCEC. 

Year 11 mentors from Alleyn's School (who volunteer their time)

Impact

Feedback forms are filled out by parents and pupils at the end of each year's scheme - this will of course be remotely set and completed this year.

Pupil Involvement

Year 5 pupils (mixed genders) from Southwark primary schools

Frequency

Saturday morning's throughout the Lent Term (January-March 2021)