Over the last week, children at Wadworth have been taking part in a Doncaster wide Sumdog competition. The aim of the competition was to try to answer 1000 questions in 7 days.
For each correct answer, the children earned 1 point. There are certificates and prizes awarded for children and classes with the highest average scores by the end of the week. Well, I am delighted to announce Badgers class won the overall competition, Owls came second and Hedgehogs came 3rd.
Mr Robson has entered the school into another Doncaster Sumdog competition which begins on Friday 5th March until Thursday 11th March. Squirrels class won the last contest and students at Wadworth dominated the top 10 leaderboard, so please participate again and see if your class can do even better this time!
The Doncaster Sumdog has now ended and once again Wadworth children have won most of the top prizes. I will upload certificates for each of the top 10 children onto their class stream for them to share and celebrate with family and friends. Below I have published the top classes and top children. Well done everyone who took part. Top classes Overall class scores are the average number of correct answers out of the students in that class. At least 5 students from the class must have played in order to get an average score.
Mr Robson has entered the school into the Doncaster Sumdog competition which begins on Friday 22nd January until Thursday 28th January.
How do we take part? To take part, students play Sumdog’s free maths games. In each game, they need to answer maths questions to make progress. They can choose which game they play, while Sumdog automatically adapts its questions. Each correct answer they give counts toward their score. During the contest period, students who are entered will see the contest activity on their homepage. Any games they play when this is showing will count towards their score. They can play any time, either at home or at school.
Mr McLean’s maths group have spent this half term learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They have been:
solving logic problems,
writing computer programs,
looking at art,
measuring lengths and angles,
using protractors and compasses,
making 3D models,
completing jigsaws and
calculating missing angles, volumes, surface areas, perimeters and areas.
In the photo, you can see some of the work they have completed which is on display just outside the classroom. They have all enjoyed the topic, produced some fantastic pieces of work and learnt all about shapes while having fun, investigating and working collaboratively. After Christmas, we will be moving on to graphs, charts and algebra-which will be just as creative and colourful.
On Thursday, Mrs Land and the Brainy Badgers spent the afternoon in Forest School busily preparing a bug Hotel to keep the minibeasts of the forest comfortable and cosy for the colder, winter months. The children enjoyed it so much, that several have gone home and created their own bug Hotel in their back garden. The creep, crawlies of Wadworth don’t know how lucky they are!
Year 6 Mathematicians have been using protractors and rulers accurately to improve their ability to draw, measure and calculate angles to draw some beautiful butterfly designs. They have also used a computer program called Scratch to write algorithms to get the computer to draw similar butterflies using their knowledge of exterior angles and properties of regular polygons.
Over the last week, children at Wadworth have been taking part in a Doncaster wide Sumdog competition. The aim of the competition was to try to answer 1000 questions in 7 days. For each correct answer, the children earned 1 point. There are certificates and prizes awarded for children and classes with the highest average scores by the end of the week.
Well, I am delighted to announce:
Squirrels class won the overall competition, Badgers came second and Owls came 3rd. As well as winning themselves an overall winner certificate, Squirrels won 5000 coins for everyone in the class who took part. Well done to these classes.
We had 10 children appear in the top 10 leaderboard. They were:
Each one of these children won an individual certificate celebrating their success. Well done to everyone who took part. Overall 109 children played during the week and they answered a total of 26, 968-an average of 247 correct answers per child. Overall Wadworth students were 76% accurate-a highly creditable result.
Sumdog’s Doncaster Maths Contest is here! It started at 8am on Friday 9th October, and finishes at 8pm on October 15th. • Here are some things to keep in mind during the contest: • Students can play at any time. • For the score to count, the Doncaster Maths Contest activity must be showing in the green panel on the left of the student’s screen when they click to start each game. • Their scores are based on correct answers. • A class’s score is the average of the scores from all students from that class who take part. • To appear on the leaderboard, at least 10 students from a class need to play. • As some students have limited computer access, every student is limited to 1000 contest questions. However, their free logins let them keep playing other activities afterwards.
Over the last week, my year 6 maths group have been learning about fractions. For lots of people, including many adults, this area of maths can be quite scary and difficult to understand. However, the children have not only risen to the challenge of comparing, adding and subtracting and multiplying fractions and had lots of fun in the process.
The have completed a wide range of problem-solving activities including playing games, completing jigsaws, solving mathematical mysteries and cracking codes. Next week we are moving on to dividing fractions, decimals and percentages.
Mr Robson has entered the school into the Doncaster Sumdog competition which begins on Friday 9th October until Thursday 15th October.
How do we take part?
To take part, students play Sumdog’s free maths games. In each game, they need to answer maths questions to make progress. They can choose which game they play, while Sumdog automatically adapts its questions. Each correct answer they give counts toward their score. During the contest period, students who are entered will see the contest activity on their homepage. Any games they play when this is showing will count towards their score. They can play any time, either at home or at school.
How are the scores calculated?
Students compete by playing Sumdog’s games. Sumdog games are free to play, before, during and after the contest. Students are ranked on a leaderboard by the number of correct answers they give. If there’s a tie, we rank them on average answer speed. Their first names, initials of their last names, class and school will appear on the leaderboard. This is visible to anyone who has entered the contest. Classes are ranked on the average number of correct answers. 10 students from a class need to play in the contest for it to appear on the leaderboard. If you have less than 10 students in your class, you can team up with another class in the school.
Are there prizes?
Each student who answers 100 questions in a contest will be rewarded with an item for their Sumdog house. There are also subscriptions for the winning class, and certificates of merit for leading students and daily winners.
How do you make it fair?
Sumdog adapts its questions to each student’s ability, so every student has a good chance of winning. To make contests fair for students with limited access to computers, every student is limited to 1000 questions. However, it’s fun to take part even if students only answer a few questions.
Good luck everyone-and remember we have won more than one Doncaster competition!