Thinking Mathematically: Develop Your Personal Toolkit for Numbers  and Build your own Aircon Unit

Junior STEM Camp for ages 4.5 to 8.5  

5 - 9 August 2024: Face to Face at Blackheath High School, SE3 7AG


In this camp, children will focus on various calculation techniques. Unlike column methods of arithmetic operations, which do not allow any flexibility, these efficient techniques vary depending on the numbers involved in the calculation. They rely on the essential properties of arithmetic operations, helping children to obtain the result quickly and confidently.

The tasks we prepare will encourage children:

  • to spot patterns arising in addition and subtraction

  • to compare different ways of calculating the same sum

  • to develop their own mental arithmetic toolbox

Children will derive and test properties of arithmetic operations while solving numerous word problems and puzzles, in contexts that leads naturally to a variety of methods of calculation. This experience will help them to become more confident in all areas of mathematics and build a solid foundation for understanding more advanced topics involving algebraic manipulations.

This camp is perfect for young minds who:

  • Love a good challenge
  • Want to impress with newly learned maths skills
  • Enjoy puzzles and figuring things out
  • Are curious about how maths works

Join us and unlock the amazing world of numbers!

Format and fees for the junior face to face camp (Reception to Year 3, ages 4.5 to 8.5):

  • 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

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.  

As well as this daily session in Maths, children joining this camp will also have a Science class each day during which they will work on a project to learn the basics of electronics and engineering. Each child can take their completed project home to demonstrate what they have learned and achieved.

As usual this camp also features Coding and Chess. In Coding our campers learn about programming - how it works, how much fun it is and ‘debugging’ - the process of each child checking their work if the programme doesn’t run. We develop new coding projects for every camp.

In our tutored Chess classes children of all levels can raise their game, from tuition in the rules, to strategy and tactics depending on each child’s experience to date.


The Science component of this STEM camp will focus on a project to build a portable battery powered model of a cooling or ‘aircon’ unit. Children will learn safety with electronics before assembling laser cut components to create the casing of their cooling unit. They will then instal a battery pack and switch, plus a motor with a fan mounted on it to complete their own working model.

Our science projects are always great fun with children enjoying learning about electronics during the ‘build process’. Once completed, campers can take their model home to enjoy and demonstrate what they have learned.

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.

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.