All pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 were treated to a special magic show put on by Dr Sara, the magical maths magician. This was a highly theatrical performance that had the pupils and staff in absolute awe at some of the feats being achieved.
One of the activities involved the power of mind reading. Dr Sara asked three pupils to think of a memorable date in the month. A few simple questions were asked. We were all amazed to find that Dr Sara was then able to read our minds and recall what date had been mentioned.
Once the magic was over, the maths learning then begun. Dr Sara gave away some of the secrets of her tricks. We learnt how problem solving is all about looking for patterns in a puzzle. Once you have experimented with some logic to find a pattern, it is then possible to give a mathematical answer.