Year Group Information

New Pupils' Induction Activities

Welcome to King Edward's.  On this page are some challenges and activities that will hopefully give you an idea of what life at KES will be like...

All answers to be sent to Mrs Henderson -



Look at the sequence below:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,……

It is called the Fibonacci Sequence and each term is calculated by adding the previous two

terms in the sequence.

Try adding together any three consecutive Fibonacci numbers.

What do you notice? Can you explain it?

Choose any four consecutive Fibonacci numbers. Add the first and the last, and divide by


What do you notice? Can you explain it?

Find the total of any six consecutive Fibonacci numbers and divide by 4.

What do you notice? Can you explain it?


Read this poem about a child’s first day at primary school and think about the questions below. Then have a go at writing a poem of your own.

You can also watch a video of this poem here.

  • How do we know that this child is very young as has not been to school before?
  • What clues are there in the poem?

  • How is the child feeling about starting school?
  • How do you know?

    Write your own poem about starting KES.

  • You could use rhyme, do an acrostic poem, or write in free verse about your thoughts and feelings about starting a new school.




Eddie, Issy and Phoebe were playing a game with a box of 40 counters. They were not using them all.

They each had a small pile of counters in front of them.

All at the same time, Eddie passed a third of his counters to Issy, Issy passed a quarter of her counters to Phoebe, and Phoebe passed a fifth of her counters to Eddie.

They all passed on more than one counter.

After this, they all had the same number of counters.

How many could each of them have started with?

Work systematically to find your solution – is there only one?


Below are some fitness challenges set by the PE teachers at KES...