w/b 4th May
I have been thinking about you all this week and wondering what activities you have been doing with this rainy weather! I have enjoyed seeing some of your photos on the face book page so don’t forget to keep sharing those.
It is VE day this week and you should have all received an email with some activity suggestions – I think it would be wonderful if you could find some way to celebrate this on Friday so maybe give some of those ideas a try! I especially like the paper plane experiment and I know that some of you are great at making planes!
As those activities will certainly keep you busy I shall just add a few additional maths ideas for this week.
Just before we left school we were learning about fractions. You were fantastic with fractions of shapes – halves, quarters and thirds! We had then started to master fraction of amounts – so this would be a great thing for you to practice at home – here are some ideas:
- BBC bitesize have some videos that you can watch to remind yourself about what a fraction is – don’t forget my favourite word – EQUAL! When I shared my cake with Mrs Powers I had a much bigger piece – was that fair? No because they were not equal parts – to be a fraction they must be equal parts that make a whole. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82
- Fractions bingo – split your paper into 6 sections and choose numbers 1 – 20. Parents can then ask you questions such as half of 10, a quarter of 12, a third of 6 etc and you work out the answer – if you have the answer on your board you can mark it off. Don’t forget you can use things to help you work it out such as sharing marbles into the required amount of groups or lego bricks, animal figures, pasta shapes – whatever you like!
- This is a game that you can try looking at fractions of shapes. Here is the link: http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/fractions/interactive/halfquartersimm/halfquartersimm.htm
- If you make a VE cake maybe you could cut it into equal fractions!
Keep smiling and I shall message you all next week!
Mrs Grassby :)