Cathedral Fundraising Film Night Success!

On Friday 24th May, Cathedral School held our first ever film night! It was a massive success and we managed to raise an incredible £623 towards buying some much needed Maths resources for the school.

Thank you to all of the staff for supporting with the organisation of this event, and thank you to all of the parents for your generous donations and for the enthusiasm that you have shown towards this event. We are extremely grateful and it really will make a difference.

Please keep your eyes peeled for our next film night!

Summer 1, Week 4

The Cathedral walls have been buzzing with Maths talk this week! Well done to all of the children who entered the CMC this week AND the new Sumdog challenge! It is great to see so much Maths happening outside of school.

If you would like to enter the CMC challenge for next week then you can download it here. CMC SU1 Week 4 Remember it is due on the 11th June. Good luck!

Summer 1, Week 2

Well done to all of the children who worked hard over Easter to complete their Maths challenge entry forms. I was so impressed with the way in which so many children are able to explain (as well as show) how they solved the problem. Here are the competition winner for this week:

Click here to download the latest CMC challenge. CMC SU1 Week 2 Remember it is due on the 14th May – good luck!

Spring 2 – Week 6

Wow! We’ve broken another school record! Well done to all of the children who entered! There were some really creative entries and some fantastic Mathematical thinking going on. Please find the winning entries below.

Click here to download the latest CMC challenge. CMC SP2 Week 6 It is due on the 23rd April. Good luck!

Spring 2 – Week 3

What a fantastic response to this weeks competition. Well done to all of the children who entered – there were some fantastic responses.

Please find the winning entries below:

Click here for this weeks competition. CMC SP2 Week 3 Remember that it is due on Tuesday 26th March 2019.

Spring 2 – Week 1

Welcome back after half term and a massive well done to all of the children who entered the CMC Challenge. This week we had 73 entries! Our school record is 75 so we almost beat it – let’s try and do this next time.

Look below to see the solutions for last weeks challenge.

Click here for the latest challenge CMC SP2 WEEK 1 Remember it is due on Tuesday 12th March. Good luck!

Spring 1 – Week 5

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Wow! What a lot of entries that we have had this week!

Well done to all of the children who entered – we had a grand total of 67 entries! Please see the solutions below.

Click here to download the latest challenge CMC SP1 Week 5 Remember – it is due on the 26th February!

Spring 1 – Week 3

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What another great week of brilliant Maths entries!

I love seeing all of your clever calculations to the problems – don’t forget to write about how you solved it! Here are some good ideas for beginning your sentences to help when you explain your mathematical thinking.

I figured out … by…
I noticed…
Something that is important to remember is…
I thought…
I solved the problem by…
I can prove my thinking by …
The strategy I used was…
I think … because…
… and … are similar/different because…
This reminds me of … because…
I knew my answer was correct because…
The first thing I did to solve the problem was…
I know the answer is reasonable because…
I can check my answer by…
I can prove my thinking by…
I know my answer is correct because…
The strategy I used was….
Another strategy you could use would be…
I know this because…
I discovered that…
I learnt that…
The best way to solve this problem would be…
A better strategy would be _________________ because

Click here to download the latest CMC challenge – it is due on the 5th February. CMC SP1 Week 3

Spring 1 – Week 1

Welcome back and a happy New Year! I was so pleased to see so many entries on our first day back at school. This must have meant lots of hard work over the Christmas break so well done to all of the children who entered and tried out the challenges. Have a look at the solutions below – they are all great examples of how to show your working out and explain how you solved the problem.

Please click here to try our latest challenge. CMC SP1 Week 1  Good luck and remember it is due on 22nd January!

Autumn 2 – Week 7

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Wow! The CMC box was almost over flowing this week with the amount of entries. Well done to all of the children who entered. The new Maths challenge is due on the 8th January so have a think about it over Christmas and try your best.

Please see the winning entries below:

Click here to download the latest challenge – good luck! CMC AU2 Week 7