Primary school kids' mathematical adventure

Children and staff at a local school have enjoyed a visit from a 'maths adventure' company, who took the pupils on an interactive arithmetical journey.

Monday, 16th October 2017, 10:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:24 pm
Reedley Primary School children during the visit from Subject Revolution.

Reedley Primary School welcomed ‘Subject Revolution’, a company dealing in maths adventure days, last month for a series of interactive and practical maths challenges full of numerical reasoning and problem-solving, which required children to work in teams to pass through challenge zones.

Each ‘zone’ involved a different area of maths - including calculation, logic, shape, and measures - with the story for the Key Stage 2 children involving an alien invasion, as they solved challenges to reveal codes to foil the attack and to break into the alien server room.

For Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, the story was to save a hapless prince from being turned into stone by a mean queen, with the children joined by the school's Chair of Governors, Mr. David Leeming, who worked alongside them to crack the codes and solve the puzzles.

Mrs. Gorrell, Deputy Headteacher, said: “It was a fantastic experience for the children and they thoroughly enjoyed the activities throughout the day.”