A huge, huge well done to Harry, Lewis, Lily, Amelia and Lia for their brilliant fraction work yesterday. The quality and standard of their work was absolutely fantastic and it was very obvious how much care and attention had taken place. Well done guys!
This week we have revised all four written methods, spending a day on each. Having the opportunity to recap and revisit ensured we could consolidate what we had already learnt and apply to different problems. It allowed us the chance to make sure we knew how to accurately set out each method and reminded us of the importance of including a decimal point in our answer if needed.
We started the week with a comprehension task based on how soldiers survived the First World War. Although this activity focused on our reading skills, it also gave us the opportunity to learn a little more about the war and what it was like to be a soldier living in the trenches. Following this, we started to complete our own research on different aspects of the war and we made notes in preparation for writing our own newspaper article. We chose topics such as:
We began the week by revisiting the written method for dividing by a single digit number and then applied this to word problems. We discussed the language used in worded questions and what this means. The questions required us to use our knowledge of other areas of maths including conversion and money and apply this to division, Lastly, we began looking at the links between division and fractions of amounts.
Following on from a reading comprehension paper about underage soldiers fighting in WW1, we have focused on a new skill this week - note making. We discussed how it is vital that we keep the relevant information and discard anything that is irrelevant when making notes. Miss Garratt then explained how we would use these notes to create a newspaper article. Today (Friday), we finished the article by writing in the missing feature: headline, 5W introduction and captions.
Hello and welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a very Happy New Year. It was lovely to see the children this week after the holidays and hear all their stories from their two weeks off. I am pleased to say how brilliant it was to get straight back into teaching and learning and how amazed I am at the children's efforts this week,
We began the week looking at fact families for multiplication and division and soon came to realise that there are eight different facts we can find from three numbers. Following on from this we had a look at the short written method for division - the bus stop method. After a quick recap we started to carry our calculation into decimal places instead of leaving our answer with a remainder and before long we were looking at problems including missing digits.
The start of a new term meant the start of a new book - Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. Set in World War One, the book reflects on a young boy's life from the trenches. We were taken back to Tommo's first day at school and analysed his feelings towards this using Point, Evidence, Explanation (PEE). As we continued to read we discussed the pressures that some families faced when the First World War was taking place and how they had to adhere to the rules set by the Colonel. Alongside this, we also analysed the features of a newspaper report and looked at two examples of reports from newspapers written in 1914.
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