Derby Grammar Junior School have triumphed in the June 2017 Sumdog Derby competition.

21 classes from schools across the Derby area entered. Our Year 4 are overall winners, Year 6 came sixth and Year 5 came in at tenth.

Overall, 487 individual students entered the competition. Hadi Ahmed in Year 5 came first and Teo Panayotov in Year 4 came fifth.

Liz Jackson, Year 4 teacher said: “Sumdog is a great tool to help the boys develop their maths skills. It uses educational games and rewards which engage and motivate. It really helps them to put in to practice what they are learning in the classroom in a fun way.

I am so proud of our boys’ achievements in the Summer term competition. Here at Derby Grammar School we work hard to develop a love of learning in all subjects and seeing the boys so excited about their win is such a pleasure.”

Sumdog is an online maths challenge website that gets to know each pupil. It supports classroom learning, leading pupils through the curriculum, and enabling teachers to track their progress.

Our prize for winning is a year’s subscription to Sumdog which means that as a School we can set our own challenges and competitions for the boys, and we also get a premium set of games to play.