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Year 6 Oxford Maths Challenge

November 8, 2010

This year the challenge took place during our half term, but the four chosen to represent the school were very keen to take part; so, firstly, thanks to the children for giving up half a day of their holiday. They did very well too, so it was definitely worth the effort!

One pair was made up of James and Ned. The other pair were Guy and Patrick [who even interrupted his holiday in Bognor Regis to attend the challenge].

Both pairs scored 100% in the Mental Arithmetic 1st round. Both pairs scored 70 in the second round, known as ‘Counting Down’. In the third round [‘the Big Event’] James and Ned did very well scoring 80 points [top score for this round], and Guy and Patrick scored 55 points.

Their total scores placed them thus; James and Ned came 3rd out of 39 in their half of the draw, whilst Guy and Patrick came 4th out of 40 in their section. James and Ned would have come 1st equal if they had got one more question correct in one of the latter two rounds [one question being worth 5 points]. So close!

Overall, if the scores for each school’s pairs were combined, Winchester House came 2nd. So, very well done indeed. Thanks too to Mr Douglas Buchanan who organised the event [as wonderfully as ever], and to St Edward’s who hosted us all and provided a great tea afterwards!

Mr Girling

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2010 2:01 pm

    Well done boys, you all did Winchester House proud.

  2. November 8, 2010 2:39 pm

    Well done Winchester House on coming 2nd overall in the Oxford Maths Challenge! That is superb and something to be really proud of.

    I’m the Deputy Headteacher at Heathfield Primary School and I will show some of our pupils your achievements, well done!

  3. Mrs Findlay permalink
    November 8, 2010 8:05 pm

    A great achievement! I hope you enjoyed the day. We take on a big Maths Challenge each year too, maybe we can have an online competition one day!

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