Keelie in Year 5…super focused, working out her multiplication. Keep up the good work Keelie!
The winter holidays are coming soon but just before then we have a tournament for Year 4 and Year 5. It’s a great way to improve your Times Table fluency and gain points for your whole class. Who will be the top rock star for Year 4 and Year 5?
In Maths, Kestrels in year 5 have been learning about fractions. Today our learning objective was: to add more than two fractions with different denominators.
Everyone was asked what was the process when adding fractions together with different denominators…
Before starting we did an anchor task together on the board and wrote the process in our books so we all understood what we doing when converting the fractions we had to add together, finding a common denominator.
During today’s Computing with Mr Baddhan, Kestrels have been learning about Microsoft Excel and how it can do alot of Maths work for you.
The children worked through some historical weather data and added it into Excel. The date they were focusing on was the average rainfall for a specific year. They then were shown how to get the average, sum and create a bar chart.
The children worked out a quick of doing this through formulas on Excel.
Year 5 Kestrels have been getting to grips with Venn diagrams today. They used some handy resources to make their own Venn diagrams and then sorted factors into the correct part of the circles.
Year 5 have started their Computing topic of ‘Spreadsheets’. They are using a tube of smarties to check whether the colour distribution in each tube is even, or whether there is a random colour selection. They have started compiling the information and will reveal the results after half term.
In 4 a-day Maths recently, Year 5 Kestrels have been recapping fractions. Today they were finding fractions of amounts.
The children now take it in turns to explain each question using the whiteboard to the rest of the class. They are getting very good at this, they even ask their peers lots of questions, it seems to be building their confidence!
Below is a link to some useful information on how your child can prepare for their KS2 mathematics SATs whether they are in Year 5 or 6.
There are topic boosters and past papers with video tutorials to help target specific weaknesses. For Year 5, there is a mini-maths (less than 5 minute) video for every day of the year to help establish a daily routine and encourage thinking-outside-the-box puzzles. The resources can be used on PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones via the website. Students who have used the resources in the last couple of years have said how it has helped them understand and be more successful in their maths.