Testing, testing! One two one two.
The end of last half term signalled the official start of progress testing in school as a way to track progress in each subject throughout the year. As the tests took a while to arrive, we didn't get round to sitting them until today (Friday) meaning that most of this week's maths was spent brushing up on a couple of topics that we needed to learn before sitting the test. We mainly focused this week on finding fractions of quantities, for example:
1/5 of 60
3/5 of 60
3/4 of 80
Can you figure them out?
This week, we have built on our understanding of fractions and, in the spirit of museums, we created our very own fraction museums! Each child created three exhibits in total, including one 'mystery' exhibit. Can you figure out what fraction each mystery exhibit represents?
This week in maths we have been finding the area of rectangles, and using that knowledge to find the area of triangles.
We started off the week by interpreting information from a line graph, then had a go at drawing some line graphs of our very own. Now that we have this skill, we will be able to use it in the near future in real life! ....perhaps in a science lesson? Watch this space :)
This week we took a step back in time to explore the number system used by the Romans. We learnt all of the symbols and practiced writing numbers up to 100, with some of us managing to write numbers beyond 1000!
We have also focused on rounding a range of numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.
This week we joined schools around the UK in a celebration of Number Day! I'm sure you've seen some of our amazing costumes on the Home Page. As well as this, we have been learning about numbers less than one whole- with a particular focus on getting our heads around tenths and hundredths.
Maths this week has been all about multiplication! We have practised mental methods and worked extremely hard… we have learnt to multiply very large numbers by partitioning them, and doing the easier multiplications first.
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The initial username and password are shown below. After entering this, your child will need to use their individual login (which they have written at the back of their homework book).