This week we had 30 Year 5 pupils from our local primary schools to attend Maths and English workshops. The Maths workshop was out of this world! A special alien named “Quincey” showed us how the aliens on his planet count using a base 5 number system – i.e the only digits they use are 0 1 2 3 and 4. This means they do not have the digits 5 6 7 8 and 9! The pupils were a pleasure to teach. They found the work challenging but good fun showing great resilience to what were unusual problems for them to solve.
The English workshop was an imaginative writing masterclass that focused on the skills needed to be a great writer. The Year 5 pupils demonstrated fantastic skills using sophisticated vocabulary, grammar and technical accuracy when writing. One of our Year 7 helpers for the day commented “Yesterday I had an amazing experience with Year 5. I was able to help them in maths and learn something new too! We got to know Year 5 pupils from different schools and see how smart and intelligent they were. I was very proud that I was asked to help”.