Count On Us
‘Count on Us’ is part of the Mayor’s ‘Fund for London’ and it provides extra-curricular opportunities for children to increase engagement in Mathematics. It aims to make maths fun and improve confidence in learning as well as academic attainment.
There is currently a group of Year 5 and 6 children taking part in this club in order to boost their confidence and promote a more positive attitude towards learning in maths.
The club takes place on Tuesday mornings starting at 7.45am and finishes when the bell goes at 8.45am. Breakfast is provided, as it is an early start. Each week, we look at a different problem to solve which involves working with different numbers and experimenting with theories. Look at our pictures to find out what we've been looking at.
Count On Us Challenge
On Thursday 28th April, Amrit, Dhiren and Ekeoma represented our school in the Count On Us Challenge. Some of the best mathematicians from across London competed in different maths puzzles, including tangrams, pentominoes, a Caesar cipher and the mind-boggling ‘24’ game.
Our day started off with a ride on the DLR, followed by a walk across Tower Bridge where we admired the various landmarks of London, including the City Hall, where the London Mayor works. After getting through the security checks, we walked through this fantastic building and began the maths challenges.
Although we didn’t win and book ourselves a place in the final, all of us had a great afternoon out. The children were brilliant representatives of the school – well done!
If you would like to have a go at some of the challenges, try clicking on the links below: