Primary Team Maths Challenge

Partner: Wilberfoss Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Wilberfoss, York
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

Twelve local Primary Schools were invited to take part in the Primary Team Maths Challenge, which was hosted, organised and run by Pocklington School. The addtional schools taking part were:

Warter CofE Primary School, Bugthorpe CofE Primary School, St Martin's CofE Primary School, St Mary & St Joseph RC Primary School, Melbourne Primary School, Elvington CofE Primary School, Sutton upon Derwent CofE Primary School, Kirk Ella St Andrew's School, Dunnington CofE Primary School and Pocklington Community Junior School.

Aims of the project

This enjoyable, interactive day focuses on logic puzzles, maths games and problem solving skills, with pupils working independently and as a team. The winning team members receive a prize at the end of the challenge.

Resources

The Primary Maths Team Challenge is supported by the UK Maths Trust, who provide maths resources for teachers to run this event for pupils in their local community.

Pupils from local Primary Schools (48 pupils) are accompanied by a member of teaching staff from their respective school and spend the day at Pocklington School. 

A teacher from the Maths Department at Pocklington School organises and runs the event on the day with help from two support staff, plus:

Support from the Headmaster, catering team, Communications Officer, Maths Department, Transport Manager, Domestic Services Manager and four Pocklington School A level maths students.

Some of the teams used Pocklington School transport and snacks/juice and lunch were provided at no cost.

Each member of the winning team recieved a prize at the end of the challenge.

Impact

It provides a fabulous resource for extending able children and developing problem solving skills with pupils in Y5 and Y6.

Pupil involvement

Four A level maths students supported the event, giving support and encouragement to the teams.

Each team had four members, so 48 pupils in years 5 and 6 attended from partner schools.

Frequency and duration

This is an annual event.