It’s really important that the children are encouraged to complete their homework by the set deadline. It has been noticeable that a handful of children haven’t completed any of the set homework since the start of the year. The homework is set to give all pupils the opportunity to practise the skills and methods that are being taught in class.
This week’s spelling words.
On Friday, it was a surprise to see Mr Chambers in a strange fancy dress outfit.
The focus in maths over the last week has been multiplication. We have identified that multiplication is simply repeated addition.
For example – 4 x 3 = 12 is simply 4 + 4 + 4 = 12
To deepen our understanding, we have been looking at representing equal groups in different ways. According to the the latest guidance from the DFE, it is suggested that multiplication sentences should be thought of in the following way – 4 x 3 is 4, three times rather than 4 lots of 3.
4 x 3 = 12 could be represented pictorially as shown below.
5 x 2 = 10 could be represented pictorially as shown below.
Can you represent the following calculations with the correct pictorial representation?
1 x 3 = 3 3 x 1 = 3
2 x 6 = 12 6 x 2 = 12
4 x 5 = 20 5 x 4 = 20
TT Rockstars has been updated and the battle between Hazel and Rowan ends tomorrow!
Will Hazel win the battle of the bands again this week?
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