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St. Christopher's Grand National

On Friday 7th April we will be holding a 'St. Christopher's Grand National'. 

During the morning each child will design their own jockey jersey according to their age related expectations for geometry, in particular patterns and symmetry.  

  • Rec - repeating patterns
  • Year 1 - to recognise and name common 2d shapes
  • Year 2 - order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
  • Year 3 - identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines
  • Year 4 - complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry
  • Year 5 - identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed
  • Year 6 - draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane and reflect them in the axes.


The children will also need to name their horse (a name linked to maths of course)  and then explain the symmetry or pattern (reasoning).


Over the course of the morning, the children will go out onto the playground and take part in a race.  Finally year 1 and 2 winners will verse each other, year 3 and 4 and finally year 5 and 6.


We hope this will be a fun end to the term.


Watch this space for all of the photographs.



How is maths linked to the Aintree Grand National?