In a really practical lesson, we consolidated our learning about angles in triangles, polygons, straight lines and opposite angles. We did this by starting with two strips of tape to create a point. Using protractors, we accurately measured the angle on the table and recorded it with dry wipe pen. Then each pair were given more and more strips of tape to create more and more angles to be measured. It was a brilliant activity and so much fun writing on tables!
What better way to work out the properties of 3D shapes, than investigating the 2D shape faces, number of edges and vertices?? We used what we learned from an interactive programme of 3D shapes and our prior knowledge of shape properties to create our own nets of 3D shapes. Had we drawn the net correctly to build the 3D shape? Thankfully we were successful with our investigations!
This week are class has gone above and beyond in our maths work. With the knowledge that we have gained this week most of the class’s score has gone up by a couple of marks. Many of us have been working really hard in Maths and learning new ways to add and subtract fractions such as: Butterfly Method, Window Method and Angel Method.
In Year six we spend the Autumn term focusing our learning all around number. We have been working hard on the four operations and we are now moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages. Throughout the sessions we have talkabout about where we might need these skills in the real world. We also realised that some of our visitors from Aspiration Week would use these skills on a daily basis- from this we also realised that sometimes we need to work these out mentally for example, Debbie our horticulturalist would need rapid times tables in the greenhouse, whereas our Analytical Chemist, Roger would probably use longer written methods. The children have made excellent progress so why not try quizing them on the four operations (times, divide, addition and subtraction).
Extra challenge- how many different ways can we say... times? Divide? Add? Subtraction... Tip.... times could also be multiply... etc