2017 Junior Maths Mastermind

On Thursday 18th May 2017, King’s Lynn Academy hosted their annual Junior Maths Mastermind Challenge. This is a competition for year 4 and 5 pupils to show off their maths knowledge. The event saw competition between Middleton VC Primary, Reffley Community School, West Winch Primary and St German’s Primary. Each of the primary schools came along with their own supporters to make up the audience.

This year’s participants were Thomas Brewer Year 4 and Jaden Ellis Year 5 from Reffley Community School; Thomas Garnett Year 4 and Reuben Lake Year 5 from West Winch; Demi Robinson Year 4 and Aarav Anoop Year 5 from Middleton VC Primary; and representing St German’s was Lyla Mott Year 4 and Ryder Upcraft Year 5.

The individual Year 4 winner was Thomas Brewer from Reffley scoring 10 points. The individual Year 5 winner was Jaden Ellis also from Reffley with 17 points. All of the schools were represented by some excellent mathematicians, who all did their schools proud. Well done to them all.

Each school’s combined totals were:
Middleton – 12 points
St German’s – 18 points
West Winch – 20 points

With a combined total of 27 points, the overall Junior Maths Mastermind Trophy for 2017 went to Reffley Community Primary School.

The picture above shows Thomas Brewer Y4 and Jaden Ellis Y5, both from Reffley Community Primary School, with their winning trophies and certificates.

Year 10 pupil Mr Lewis Dixon was the scorekeeper for the event; Mr Richard Essex, Head of Maths was Questionmaster on the day, and presented the trophies at the end of the afternoon.

Organiser, Carolyn Fysh, numeracycoordinator at King’s Lynn Academy said: “I received some great feedback after the competition. There were some very tense nail-biting moments when the Year 4 competition went into a tie-break situation. The staff and students who attended all said the competition was great and they couldn’t wait to do it again next year!”