Year 5

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Countdown

June8

On the last day of half term, we enjoyed playing countdown in maths.

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Fun with angles

June8

We’ve started learning about angles in maths. To help us get to grips with the difference between acute and obtuse angles, we played a game where we had to use our pencils to create different angles.

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Election Podcast

June8

In our News and Views after-school club, we’ve created a podcast about this week’s general election.

Click here to have a listen:

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What makes a good leader?

May22

We’ve been looking at the qualities of a good leader. Here are some of our thoughts:

 

We then thought about which one of these leaders we would be most likely to follow:

 

We had a vote. Which one would you have voted for?

Here are the results.

 

I think some of the children are in for a bit of a shock when they find out who these leaders actually are! Can you guess?

HINT: We’ve been learning about World War II in history.

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Maths Day (Friday 5th May)

May6

On Friday, we had a special ‘Maths Day’ in school.

We started off by talking about why maths is so important and how we use it every day (sometimes, without even realising). Here are some of our ideas:

 

We then had a go at a couple of maths puzzles.

Here they are. See how you do!

 

Click here to play ‘Missing Multipliers’

 

Here’s the ‘Mystery Matrix’ activity:

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How do you round decimal numbers?

March29

We worked together to come up with success criteria for rounding numbers with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and the nearest tenth.

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Comparing decimals

March29

We’ve been comparing numbers with 1, 2 and 3 decimal places.

This was also a chance for us to remind each other what the < and > symbols mean!

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Improving our maths skills with Quick Maths apps

March24

Julian worked with us this morning. He showed us some great apps which we can use to practise our maths skills.

Here are some pictures of us using Quick Maths to practise our times tables:

We then moved on to an app called Fractions. We practised finding equivalent fractions; we then used the app to help us add and subtract fractions.

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Fractions? No problem!

March13

In maths, one of the best ways to deepen your understanding is to explain how to solve a difficult problem. In this morning’s lesson, Mr Morris took a back seat, and it was the children who were teaching each other. We used our ABC cups to agree with, build on and challenge each other’s explanations; I was particularly┬áimpressed with the way the children used mathematical vocabulary and questioned each other.

We were using the highest common factor to simplify fractions. Here are some of the problems that we were solving:

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Basic Skills – Subordination

March13

We’ve been looking at basic skills this week. In today’s lesson, we focused on using subordinating conjunctions. We worked with our shoulder partner to create complex sentences.

Can you guess which popular picture book we used as our writing stimulus?

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