Juniors enjoy Maths Masterclasses
For several years, Huxlow Science College have offered more able children from local primary schools a unique opportunity to challenge themselves in Maths through weekly visits to our school to study with specialist Maths teachers.
Irthlingborough Junior School’s Headteacher said: “The Year 5 Maths Masterclass (which 12 of our pupils attended) was a real boost to their self-esteem and confidence. They all enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to do something none of their class-mates were doing, and to have an insight into what Maths at secondary level might look like. They liked the investigation element and they are now more willing to have a go at explanation and reasoning. One session a week for only a few weeks is too short a time to have real impact academically, but their enjoyment and confidence were definitely boosted. We would very much like the next cohort of Year 5s to have the same opportunity - well worthwhile.”