SumDog

Top of the class in Maths!

Pupils at the University Church Free School in Chester have proved themselves to be top of the class in a Maths competition involving schools from across Cheshire.

The pupils took part in the competition on Sumdog, a website which helps children develop their mental Maths skills through taking part in exciting and interactive games which helps them to learn their times tables and other Maths strategies.

UCFS pupils took part in the Cheshire West and Chester Sumdog competition against hundreds of children. The competition saw the children each answer up to 1,000 mental maths questions within their own time and all the correct answers contributed to the school’s total score.

Out of 48 classes that entered, the Year 3/4 class came top of the group with the Year 1 group in third place. It is the third time this academic year that the school has won this termly competition.

The children have really enjoyed taking part. Alexandra in Year 4 said: “Sumdog makes Maths fun” and Isobel, who was the overall individual winner, said: “We are Sumdog superstars.”

Principal Gareth Davies, said: “This is a tremendous achievement and every child taking part has contributed to the success of the school. Mrs Charlotte Gill who introduced the ‘Sumdog’ computer programme to UCFS is, of course, delighted and joins with me in thanking parents for encouraging their children during this past week’s contest. Well done children—you are brilliant!”