Can children from Reception to Year 3 understand what 3D Geometry is? Of course they can! In this brand new Summer holiday camp, children will enjoy maths at its most tactile and tangible as they work on a series of mini projects creating 3D shapes made of paper.
Alongside Programming and Chess children will:
revise the concepts of distance and symmetry while folding pieces of paper into fascinating 2D and 3D shapes
learn how to work with Polydron pieces to build beautiful solids
explore various flexagons
create and investigate a Moebius strip
Surprising discoveries, amusing paper creatures and tricky puzzles add up to a wonderful learning experience in 3D geometry for campers who join us for this week.
This is a five day camp that runs from 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm - but not both. Each three hour day is divided into classes on the topics above with comfort breaks and opportunities to stop for drinks and a snack.
Learning groups are very small with a pupil to teacher ratio of 6 to 1. They are tailored for each child’s age and level of experience with the subject to provide appropriate levels of simplicity or complexity.
Beyond the world of 3D Geometry, the benefits for a child attending this week are the study of Programming and Chess, specifically:
learning about Coding - how it works, how much fun it is and ‘debugging’ - the process of each child checking their work if the programme doesn’t run and trying to fix it themselves. We develop new coding projects for every camp
in Chess, the primary goal for the youngest and newest players will be to learn the basic rules of chess and begin playing. More advanced players will be coached in strategy and tactics and how to improve their game. To develop a child’s interest in chess, we present it as an exciting game of protecting one’s kingdom and its inhabitants. Research shows that playing chess regularly helps children achieve better results in maths and sciences, enhances language skills and memory and, most importantly, improves decision making which is why many countries teach it as a part of the school curriculum
Format and fees for the junior face to face camp (Reception to Year 3):
- small groups of similar age and experience. Pupil to teacher ratio is 6 to 1
- five days from Monday to Friday from either 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm
fees are £450 for all five days. It is not possible to join for a shorter period