Policies and Resources

Temperatures

We've been looking at negative numbers in the context of temperatures and thinking about what the weather is like when the temperature is above 0 degrees or below 0 degrees celsius.  Here's a little animation we made:

Talking Temperatures

Calculation Balance

In our weekly Maths Challenge, one of the type of problems that some of us have found more tricky is this one:

7 x 10 = 82 - ?

This website - Calculation Balance - has similar types of questions.  You have a set of scales and you have to make the two calculations or the calculation and answer balance.  Have a go! It will give you an opportunity to become familiar with the idea of two different calculations giving you the same answer.

 Reading Temperature

We have been looking at how temperature is measured and also negative numbes in the context of temperatures.  Here are some of the websites we've used:

WMNet with Gordon

ITP

Interactive thermometer

 

Go Animate: Here is the animation we made together about shapes.

A reminder about finding fractions of numbers.  Click here.

 

Here's one about the properties of a cube following our maths test.

 Here's the link to the Go Animate website so you can make your own.  Ask a parent to create an account for you as you will need an email address.

This week (week commencing 10th  June), we are working on data handling again and also doing our maths assessments this week.

Click on this link to practise answering questions about different types of data.

BAR CHARTS PRACTISE

 

 

Try out this super website for creating graphs

 

We will be using this in school to represent our data at Slimbridge.  Why don't you collect some data at home (for example favourite types of books, tv programmes etc) and have a go at trying to display it in different ways.

 

Telling the time:

We need to keep practising this as much as we can.   I have left the website links here for regular practise and games. 

 

See if you can remember these important time facts:

A minute is 60 seconds.

An hour is 60 minutes.

A day is 24 hours.

A week is 7 days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).

A year is 12 months.

A year is 52 weeks.

A year is 365 days (except leap year which is 366 days).

Can you learn this rhyme to help you remember how many days in each month of the year?

30 days has September,

April, June and November.

All the rest have 31,

Except February alone,

Which only has but 28 days clear,

And 29 in each leap year.

Click on the clock to

take you to some telling the time games to practise

 

Previous work ...

Fractions

Here is a website that has lots of great games to play to help you with fractions. I've chosen a few that will support what we've been doing this week but there are lots to try out at different levels.  If one is too tricky, try another!

Fractions games

Fraction Booster: There are five levels to work through. In level 1 you simply type in the number of children to share the pizza and the pizza will be cut into fractions for you. At Level 2 you drag fractions to complete a fraction wall. In Level 3 you have to count the number of shaded squares and the total number of squares then type in the fraction (use a slash e.g. 1/4). Level 4 introduces a fraction numberline for you to drag the fractions onto. Level 5 uses a pizza to illustrate fraction equivalences.

 

Equivalent FractionsFraction Games - Equivalent Fractions

Use the buttons to make the shape on the left match the shape on the right using a different, but equivalent, fraction.

 

 

 

 

 

Name the Fraction

Fraction Games - Name the Fraction

This is a simple activity where you are shown a shape with part of it shaded. Type the number of shaded pieces in the top box and the total number of pieces in the bottom box to name the fraction, then click the check button to see if you are right. NLVM.

 

 

 

Fraction Flags Game

Fraction Games - Fraction flags

You can decide whether to make your flag with halves, quarters or a mixture of fractions. The next step is to design your own flag by painting it in different colours, making sure that the number of squares you paint in each colour matches the fraction shown. Oswego.

Homework

Maths homework is usually given out on Friday and due in on Tuesday.  Sometimes this is disrupted when we have a busy week of activities.  Our maths targets are related to multiplication and division and children are currently learning their times tables to support this.  Our targets are based on Shrek and Fiona - if they successfully have rapid recall on the times table they are working on, they will move to the next table and collect a merit and a Shrek sticker.

There are some great websites to practise times tables - lots can be found by clicking on this link

 

Times tables websites

Number bonds

It's really important that children know their number bonds to 10 - that is knowing all the pairs of numbers than add up to 10 (0 + 10, 1 + 9, 2 + 8 etc).  These are used in lots of areas of maths.  Here are some games to try out to practise.

 

Number bond games

 

My Maths

This is a great new on-line resource which we will be using for setting homework.  If children don't have internet access at home we will give out paper copies.  All children have got their log-in and password - you can have as many attempts as you like.

 

 

 

School News

Busy Last Week Ahead!

As we enter our last week before the summer holidays, we have lots going on including our lovely head, Mrs Swann, saying goodbye to us!  Here are some of the events:

  • Monday sees children meeting their new teachers and classmates in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday is our sponsored fun run in aid of Cancer Research where children are asked to come wearing in pink or blue clothes suitable for running.  Later that morning, Sports Awards will be presented.
  • Reading treats will be taking place for different year groups throughout the week
  • Year 6 continue to rehearse for their leavers' assembly which will be presented to parents and carers at 10am on Friday, 21st July in the hall (there will be a DVD of the performance to order).  Some of our year sixes will also be representing the school at the regional atheletics final on Thursday.
  • We are having a whole school picnic on Thursday at lunchtime to celebrate our time with Mrs Swann - don't forget packed lunches!
  • There is a special lunch on Friday, chosen by the year sixes, on their last day of primary school.

There's lots more going on besides so do keep an eye on Dojo for messages from individual teachers and for information on whole school activities.

 

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Children's Choice Issue 7 - Hot off the press

The latest issue of our online newspaper by children, for children is available here.  It's well worth a read and contains reports on what we have been up to in school, interesting facts and interviews with staff and pupils.  Happy reading.

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