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Year 4 Make Exchanges!

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Year 4 are continuing to learn about division. Today we are thinking about what happens if we cannot share our tens equally. For example, if we did 45 divided by 3, we could share 3 of the tens equally, but would have another ten left over! Year 4 said that we can exchange that ten for ten ones, and add it to the 5 ones that we have from our original number. So, we would then have 15 ones that we can share equally between 3 groups. The children worked really well using counters to show how we exchange.

Great work Year 4!

Fun With Multiplication

Year 2 are having great fun with multiplication this week. For those calculations that we aren’t yet able to solve mentally, we have been using apparatus and drawings to create arrays. For our known multiplication facts, we have been playing games to sharpen up on our rapid recall. Great work!

Year 4 Divide – And Conquer!

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Year 4 have started to learn about division today.

We learned that when we divide, we have to share things equally into groups. We took counters, and working together, divided them equally. For example, if we had 15 counters and shared them into 3 groups, we found out that each group would have 5 counters.

The children worked really well with their partners and quickly identified that we can use our times table knowledge to check if our answers were correct!

Great work Year 4!

Double Trouble In Year 4!

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Year 4 have been sharpening their mental maths skills this afternoon. We have been practising our doubles skills!

We played a game involving dice. Children rolled 2 dice and then made a 2 digit number from the numbers rolled. They then had to double their number, and colour the double on the grid.

The children had fun and really improved their fluency with doubling. If you want to play at home, a quick Google search can bring up an online dice that can roll two dice for you!

Can anyone suggest how I can use my doubling skills to multiply a number by 4? Let us know in the comments.

Hickory Dickory Dock

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This week we have shared the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock. The children have made a variety of different clocks using paper plates, sugar paper and play dough. They have worked hard trying to put the numbers around the clock in the correct order and have wrote some brilliant numbers!
Today the children will be bringing home a number key ring to help with their number recognition.
Well done everyone!

Year 2 Concrete Multiplication

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We have had a super morning using lots of different concrete apparatus to help us with our understanding of multiplication. The children have played three different multiplication games including ‘Pairs’, ‘Hoops and Plates’ and ‘Mats’. The games required the children to create or identify the correct number of groups with an equal amount of objects to match a multiplication calculation. To show further understanding, the children then had to create a repeated addition calculation to match their equal groups! We’ve had lots of fun and lots of hard working children this morning! Well done Year 2!

Baa Baa Black Sheep

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This week as part of our Nursery Rhyme topic we have sang Old Mcdonald had a Farm. The children have weighed different farm animals, demonstrating some excellent counting and number recognition. They have created some fabulous sheep and pigs, painted some brilliant paintings, made play dough animals. Sang I’m a Little Tea Pot in the water tray with the biggest tea pots you have ever seen! A very busy week, well done everyone!

Year 4 Have The X-Factor!

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The children in Mr Hunt’s class have been exploring factors in Maths today.

Using cubes, the children explored how we can make arrays to show the different factors of a given product. For example, using 6 cubes, we could make one stick of six cubes, or two sticks with three cubes in each. So we knew that the product of 6 has the factors 1, 2, 3 and 6.

The children worked really well and explored a range of numbers. We discovered that the product of 24 had 8 factors! Can you name them all? Let us know in the comments below.