Our Y5 and Y6 boys enjoyed a series of maths workshops with a difference on Tuesday 8 October when they welcomed Andrew Sharpe of NRICH to the school for the day.

Leaving their pencil cases and calculators firmly outside the door, the boys dived into a selection of brilliant, hands-on mathematical challenges that genuinely put their problem-solving skills to the test.

The challenges, such as NIM, Tangram puzzles and The Towers of Hanoi, had the boys enthralled as they worked to figure out solutions. Working in pairs, the boys needed to use excellent communication skills, their curiosity and a can-do attitude to work together to solve the fun challenges. Their enthusiasm and obvious delight when they found the answers for themselves was wonderful to see as was their resilience – they did not give up!

If your son enjoyed the challenges from the workshops, do encourage him to visit the NRICH website – there are plenty more to try.


NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge. They provide mathematics resources for children, parents and teachers to enrich learning.

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