Mathematics

12Feb2020

Year 6 have been learning about the different metric units of measure and how to read the intervals on a range of different scales. During this lesson, they had to use their knowledge of mass, capacity and length to make predictions and then check using appropriate measuring equipment. Article 28 –

7Feb2020

This week in Maths, we have been learning about measuring. We have been measuring lots of items in different ways. The children had great fun measuring themselves with long strips of paper.  We enjoyed investigating to find out who was the tallest and who was the shortest. We then ordered the diff

31Jan2020

After reading ‘The Magic Train Ride’, a story about a magic train which visits cake land, the children were very excited to make their own cupcakes. They used their mathematical skills to weigh out the ingredients. The children also had to follow instructions in the recipe to bake the cupcakes. They

30Jan2020

In maths this week year 5 have begun their block of work on fractions. Firstly, the children found equivalent fractions. To support their understanding of how to convert improper fractions to a mixed number, the children made models out of multi-link cubes and drew diagrams to represent them. At the

16Jan2020

Year 6 have been practising their fraction and decimal equivalents. The children had the opportunity to convert fractions and decimals while playing a ‘loop cards game.’ They had to use known equivalences and calculate less common ones in order to complete the game. The children responded well to th

13Jan2020

In maths, the children in year 5 are learning to multiply numbers by a two digit number. They began by representing calculations with concrete apparatus. Following these activities, the children are now working on the formal method of long multiplication. Initially the children found this difficult

9Jan2020

In maths, the boys and girls have been learning how to use arrays to multiply. Today, they were challenged with finding related facts and then completing the fact families. They really enjoyed using the place value counters to support their learning. UNICEF Article 6: We all have the right to live a

28Nov2019

In maths, the children in year 5 will be looking at area and perimeter for the next couple of weeks. To recap the children’s knowledge, they were challenged to work in groups to find the perimeters of rectangles and rectilinear shapes. Some of the shapes had missing dimensions, so the children had t

14Nov2019

As part of their maths work, the children in year 5 have been studying properties of numbers this week. They have been using lots of mathematical language including, multiple, factor, prime, square and today we focused on cubes. Before calculating cube numbers, the children were given multi-link to

14Nov2019

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 6 have been working hard to learn how to add, subtract, multiply, divide and simplify fractions. The work has been tricky and they have had to learn and remember various strategies and lots of vocabulary. At the end of their fraction block, they were given a murde