Maths and adventure at Upton Junior School

Maths fun at Upton

Marvellous Maths engrossed children at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs for a day of activities and fun-filled learning.

The menu of maths magic delivered for all year groups to celebrate and further explore the core subject – and by donating to wear maths-related outfits instead of school uniform, Upton raised around £320 for the nationwide NSPCC Numbers Day event.

Teacher Ross Kettle, Maths lead/logic team leader. co-ordinated the day with support from staff. He said: “It was a fun-filled maths day where the children explored mathematical concepts in a range of contexts.

“For example, there were maths based treasure hunts, escape room tasks, finding maths in the environment, playing Nigerian clapping games that use mathematical patterns, cooking Chinese food and much more.

“It was all about the children applying knowledge to a range of tasks. They hugely enjoyed the whole day that was launched with a game of whole school bingo where our boys and girls had to work out the answer to a range of mathematical problems.”


Head of School Darci Arthur said: “The children loved all the varying tasks and challenges. They really enjoyed tackling the activities that helped further develop their knowledge and their learning skills.

“The staff delivered the whole programme with such enthusiasm and fun; and Upton once again supported a thoroughly worthwhile cause, this time the NSPCC that is an extremely important charity.”