This year’s Junior Maths Challenge was another huge success for our Year 6 pupils at Reddiford. The Junior Maths Challenge is aimed at Year 7 and Year 8 pupils and is entered by schools across the country. 30 out of the 42 children in Year 6 earned an award – the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust gives awards to the top 50% of entrants. So nearly three-quarters of our Year 6 are in the Top 50% of Year 8 mathematicians. What a phenomenal accolade for them and a huge source of pride for us as a School.
Five children earned Bronze awards: Anni, Saayuj, Annika, Soraya and Reyan.
Fifteen children earned Silver awards: Aman, Aarish, Ashni, Kuldeep, Zubiya, Rishi, Aadam, Aditi, Rhea, Shreya, Kiaan, Samir, Mihika, Abhay and Mira.
Ten children earned Gold Awards this year: Arya, Haren, Omar, Krisha, Eva, Rishane, Leah, Thomas, Anya and Vihaan. This is a new high for us. Previously, the most Golds we had received was 7 in 2018.
Arya, Haren, Omar, Krisha and Eva also earned invitations to the Kangaroo Bonus Round.
The total of thirty awards is also a new best, after we earned 29 last year!
Congratulations to all who took part – it was a challenging paper and all of the children performed admirably. They have made excellent progress and I hope they take a love of mathematics and problem solving to their future schools. Thanks, of course, go to their teachers over the years and to their families for supporting them and the School.