Sunday, 1 November 2015

Week 12

We discussed and discussed and discussed...
This week saw us spend a lot of time working on our understanding of fractions. That all proper fractions sit between zero and one on a number line. So that means all proper fractions a greater than zero and less than one.

We talked a lot about what the denominators and numerators told us and we helped each other to order the fractions on a number line.

...until we agreed.

Week 11

Sharing our fractions and mystery stars

This week we did lots of revision on fractions from last term.

We described fractions of shapes, sets, and numbers and we found the number in a set based on a given fraction. For example, we worked out that if we had half of 12, we would get 6.

We drew lots of pictures and wrote fraction number sentences to find the answers to problems.
Using our knowledge or arrays to help us with fractions

We also used our knowledge of times tables to identify an array of blocks and then we worked out how much in the halves, quarters and thirds.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Week 10

This week we continued with our favourite warm-up activities - table towers and place value dice.

We also spent a lot of time looking a fractions of sets.

We used the multilink cubes to create our sets but we arranged them in arrays so that we could use our tables to count the number in our set.

We then used the fraction magnets to help us to show the fractions of the set.

Week 9

We continued this week with looking at fractions.

We continued with drawing our fractions and naming our fractions. We shared our pictures and explained them to our peers.
We also began to add tenths and write equations to show these.

We looked at different fractions and discussed the parts within a whole. For example, there are six sixths in one whole.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Week 8

Sharing our fractions
This week we began to look at fractions. We talked about how fractions are part of 'a whole' and what parts we could see. We folded paper to show halves, quarters, eighths and sixteenths. When TA folded her paper to make twenty-twentieths, LJ said he could see four groups of five :)

How many tenths?

We coloured in parts of the whole and named the fraction. Then we shared with our peers and named each others fractions.

We also used the multilink cubes to look at halves, fifths and tenths. We made our own fractions, drew them and named them.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Week 7

On Monday we learnt a new game with whaea Susan. It has quickly become our favourite game and it helps us to learn our tables!

Week 6

Some of our posters
Using the pictures we took on Friday, we created Comic Life posters to explain what we could see in our pictures. We used all the different used all the different ways of saying 'grouping' that we could remember.

RA saw four groups of four pictures, which was a total of sixteen pictures.

SH saw 3 lots of 2 rubbish bins, which equalled 6 rubbish bins.

AA saw 2 x 3 windows, which was the same as 6 windows.

LJ saw three lots of two shoes, which was a total of six shoes.

TA saw four groups of five pictures, which equalled twenty pictures.