Maths in Fairy Tales

ONLINE Junior Maths, Programming and Chess Camp for ages 5 to 7.5  

31 May - 4 June 2021


The key benefit for children joining the camp is the development of their powers of problem solving in maths and beyond. For this camp we have prepared a selection of wonderful puzzles, mazes, logical games, optical illusions and paradoxes, with many based on familiar stories from fairy tales. Our young mathematicians will solve these together in our small online classes.

The groups in our camp are very small and every child is encouraged to discuss their thinking about a problem with their peers. The exchange of ideas in our friendly discussions is both enjoyable and productive, helping children to develop their reasoning skills.

Programming has become one of the most important skills of the 21st century. The number of jobs that require coding will continue to increase dramatically. At the same time programming strengthens logical thinking and problem-solving skills – vital in many different areas of life, from engineering and science to medicine and law. During this camp children will be learning how to code using Scratch Junior to create animations and games. They will see the beginnings of programming constructions and learn how to compose effective algorithms.

Children will see and learn more about the connection between programming and maths. To stretch these young minds further, this camp will also include a daily chess class.

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.


Format and fees for the junior online camp (ages 5 to 7.5):

  • class sizes are small groups of 3 to 5, selected by appropriate age and experience 

  • three 45 minute classes a day with strategic breaks from the screen for children to drink, snack and take fresh air 

  • session times are: 9.00-9.45, 10.10-10.55 and 11.20-12.05 (or 12.40-13.25) 

  • all classes are interactive, using Zoom, with pupils solving problems with the teacher and with each other 

  • fees are £345 for five days, Monday to Friday. It is not possible to join for a shorter period

  • to take part you must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and mic and a stable internet connection