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5w 2016-17

We have worked really hard during our transformations unit. You can see the results of our hard work in the pictures below.
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We have moved on to study transformations. To begin, we have revised our understanding of co-ordinates with a good old game of battleships. Things got a little competitive!
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Want to find out a bit more about angles? Take a look at the brilliant work we completed on this unit. We certainly learnt a lot!
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We have been learning our compass directions, turns and angles. Below you can see us playing a game to apply our knowledge.
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We are now learning about angles. Which angle types do you know? You can see some information about them below.
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Today, we applied our knowledge of 2d and 3D shapes by constructing churches out of nets.
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What do you know about the properties of 3D shapes? We have been studying their properties and the nets that created them. Below is our working wall and some work from our learning sequence.
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As part of our geometry unit, we have been identifying 2D shapes and describing their key properties. Below you can view our 2D shape working wall and some of the work from our lessons.
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We are also studying area, perimeter and volume. You can see an explanation of what these are below. We have been calculating, problem solving and reasoning with a range of 2d and 3D shapes.
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Our Spring 1 topic is measure. We have started by revising how to estimate and measure the length, capacity and mass of a range of objects. We discussed how to ensure accuracy in our measurements.
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We are learning how to find percentages of amounts by converting the percentages to a fraction. Ask us about our methods.
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We have been learning to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. We have applied this by ordering some parts of a whole that we may find in real life. Which would your rather have, half of a chocolate bar or thirty five percent?

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We are currently studying parts of a whole. We started by identifying the value of, ordering and rounding decimals. Below you can see the whole class pretending to each be a decimal and ordering themselves. Is everyone in the correct order?
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For Christmas, we have made and branded some fruit cocktails. We had to carefully measure and scale our recipes.
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After a busy few weeks studying multiplication and division, we brought our learning over the Autumn term together by creating Maths board games based on all the topics we have covered. It was a really fun way to revise recent objectives and to develop our team work skills.
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We tried a tricky challenge today. We had to order the numbers from 1 to 17 so that each pair of adjacent numbers added to a square number. We worked systematically and eventually came to a solution, which you can see below. Can you find the square root of any of the square numbers that our pairs make?
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We are now working on a sequence of multiplication and division objectives and are deepening our understanding of these two operations. Check out some of our progress below.
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For Autumn 2, we will focus on multiplication and division. We have started by looking at square and cube numbers. Do you know how these are made? Check our definitions below.
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We have been revising some key Maths vocabulary. Do you know what a factor is? Or a perfect number? Read our definitions below.
 
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Following our addition and subtraction sequence, we have been applying our learning and skills to some reasoning problems. We worked systematically and recorded our results neatly.
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We are in the middle of a sequence of lessons where we have been revising and deepening our understanding of addition and subtraction. Below is some of the wonderful work we have produced during this sequence. We will be moving on next to problems and investigations with addition and subtraction.
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We have been revising the value of Roman numerals and have been writing years in Roman numerals.
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To start our studies in Year Five Maths, we have been revising the value of digits in numbers up to 1 million. Can you answer the questions below from our working wall?
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5w 2015-16

In Summer Two we are revisiting some of the key Year Five objectives. Many of us are applying our skills to problem solving and reasoning activities.
In basic skills we are revising our basic fraction understanding. We have created fraction fries to remind us of the equivalents between certain fractions, other fractions and decimals and percentages.
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We have been studying translations and reflections. Ask us about the difference between these two transformations. 
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We are studying transformations. To help us understand how to transform shapes on a grid, we revised how to read co-ordinates from a four quadrant grid. We did this by playing battle ships.
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Throughout the year, we are solving multi step problems linked to all of the curriculum and other subjects too. We have been combining our map and maths skills in a fun project.
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Using all of our knowledge about shapes and angles, we have been sorting 2d shapes according to their properties. Do you know which quadrilateral can be referred to as regular? 
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Following our study of the properties of 3D shapes, we enjoyed creating some nets to construct our own solids. We used our shapes to create some scale models of building designs for a new school.
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Today we studied the nets of 3D shapes. We used our knowledge of the properties of 3D shapes to identify which shapes could be created from a range of nets.
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In Spring Two we will be studying Geometry. We have started by reviewing the properties of 2d shapes. We have been concentrating on some of the quadrilaterals.
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We have been using our verbal reasoning to describe differences between the 2d shapes we have studied. We have been developing our use of mathematical vocabulary in the process.
 
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We played a great game of 12 questions with the 2d shapes. We asked questions and our group answered them with yes or no answers. We then guessed the shape using our reasoning. Why not play it at home? 
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We will be concentrating on area and perimeter this week. Today we measured and calculated the perimeters of composite rectilinear shapes. We added together the lengths of the sides to find the total perimeter in centimetres. 
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Two key areas that we are working very hard on are our basic skills and higher order problem solving skills. Today we combined he two in our basic skills session by identifying square numbers and solving problems related to them. Can you find the mystery numbers? 
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In Mrs Moody's Maths class, we talk a lot about the importance of presenting our solutions neatly and accurately to allow the reader to find our answer and follow our working out. Here are some examples of our beautiful work.

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We are concentrating on measurements over the next few weeks. We started by identifying, estimating and measuring metric units of length, weight and capacity.
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We came up with the following advice to help you measure successfully and accurately.

Make sure that the zero on your scale is in the correct place

Faidra

 

Pour any water carefully so you don't spill any

Kelly

 

Make sure what you are measuring and using to measure is still and flat

Jack

 

Make sure you work on a flat surface

Leo

 

Check your measurement three times

Megan

 

Estimate so you can work out whether your answer makes sense

Matthew

We created fantastic Maths dictionaries as a homework project. These include all the tricky words that we are staring to confidently use in our day to day lessons, e.g. square, cube, prime, factor, multiple, consecutive. Mrs Moody whittled down the dictionaries to a selection of the most informative. Then we all explored this selection and chose a winner. 
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Our winners were Jake W and Rachel. Well done to you and to all for your efforts. 
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We have been studying fractions, decimals and percentages. Need help with your fraction vocabulary? Read our help posters below.
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One of our key targets this year is to practise our problem solving skills. Here we are using trial and error. Can you think of a problem where we would use this strategy? 
 
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We had a bit of fun practising our measuring skills by creating paper skeletons. We estimated, measured and drew the lengths of parts of the body. 
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 Place value will be a really important aspect of our Maths this year. We have developed our understanding with lots of games and activities. We need to read, write and partition numbers as often as possible to make further progress. 
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