Four Year 8 students have successfully taken part in a series of Maths masterclasses organised by the Royal Institute and Staffordshire University.
Jack Gulliver, Charlotte Bradley, Robbie Cartlidge and Oscar Harte took part in six Mathematics masterclasses on their weekends to help extend their Maths skills to a higher level. All four students have a keen interest in Maths and seemed to have enjoyed the whole experience.
Sessions included looking at binary coding, probability, problem-solving and even the Maths behind juggling in what was a action-packed series of events.
Jack said, "It was really fun and I enjoyed the juggling and binary classes. I could see how Maths applied in real life."
Robbie agreed, "It was fun and I would love to do it all again, especially if there were more practicals as I learned a lot through those."
Oscar said, "I really enjoyed it - I like problem-solving and learning in different ways. We certainly did that in these masterclasses."
Charlotte commented, "I enjoyed the problem-solving too and was quite good at it. It was certainly much better than algebra!"
Their Maths teacher and Assistant Headteacher, Ms Knights, said "It was a great opportunity for four budding Mathematicians and they certainly got a lot out if it. The masterclasses showed how Maths is and can be used in everyday life and has certainly inspired them".
All four are considering future careers in Maths-related jobs with Jack considering a job in computer programming and Oscar as a Maths teacher.
The students will join countless other students in the UKMT Maths Challenge later this year.
Headteacher, Mr Christey, said "Well done to Jack, Robbie, Oscar and Charlotte for taking part in these masterclasses. It has clearly broadended their Mathematical minds and I am glad they have benefitted from them.
You have given up your free time to extend your learning which is highly commendable. I wish you the best of luck with your Maths Challenge later this year."
It is that time of the year again where the exam season looms and our students and staff take time for a well-earned rest whilst also preparing for the exams which follow. As you will see from our website there are a number of revision sessions taking place over the Easter break and I would urge all Year 11s, 12s, and 13s to attend as many as possible to support them with their revision and exam preparation.
Having held honours assemblies all week it has been encouraging to see so many students with high progress points earned through event logs, house points, merits and excellent effort in class, and beyond; and all of these should be congratulated for the hard work and effort they put in to their education.
It has been a successful term at King Edward's and we have seen yet another fantastic Business Enterprise Challenge. Well done again to the winning group, we shall watch your progress with enthusiasm. The term has seen our Year 8s success with the Maths Masterclasses, two of our students taking part in the WW1 Battlefields Tour, Ruby Murphy recognised for her role in a local theatre production, Beth Jones coming top in a regional gymnastics competition, 8RKK's successful bake sales to raise money for charity, Readathon and World Book Day organised by Miss Lambe, our rugby, football, basketball, indoor athletics and gymnastics teams proving successful, Year 10s running their own Valentine's messaging business in school and our KS4 and KS5 attending a youth debate with local politicians, Mrs Gibbs and the sports leaders leading some successful sporting events for our primary schools and much more.
A big thank you and well done to all students and staff for their hard work and effort this term. I wish you all an enjoyable and rewarding break and look forward to seeing you after Easter.
Mr J Christey
BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR FREE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
The Sensory Experience
This practical workshop is being delivered by Laura Graham a qualified Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Practitioner.
The workshop will look at:
· What it feels like to have sensory integration dysfunction.
· The role of an occupational therapist in working with a child with sensory integration difficulties.
· What is sensory integration dysfunction.
· How to help at home and in school
The workshops are for PARENTS AND CARERS IN STAFFORDSHIRE.
Monday 18th May 9.30am – 1.30pm The Pavillion, Branston
Monday 8th June 9.30am – 1.30pm Holiday Inn, Newcastle
Monday 6th July 9.30am – 1.30pm Ramada, Cannock
Friday 10th July 9.30am – 1.30pm Wightwick Hall School, Wightwick.
Tuesday 31st March saw the Year 5&6 netball tournament take place at King Edward VI sports hall. 23 rearing to go students participated in a fun and enjoyable afternoon of skills, games and lively matches.
St. Lawrence's Primary School and Castle Church Primary School worked with the sports leaders to improve their skills, passing and practice their shooting through the hoops. After a crash course in netball the two schools joined forces and split into four mixed teams. The enthusiastic teams got involved together and battled it out against one another to be the best.
It was evident that the teachers and parents enjoyed the tournament too. That was due to the four sports leaders and Mrs Gibbs who dedicated their evening to ensure the children left with complete satisfaction and knowledge of the game. The skills that the children showed throughout the matches were very impressive and their improvement during the evening definitely did not go unnoticed! Well done everyone!
Report by Hannah Malpass Y11