We have recently been practising our written division, I would look at the division pages in your revision guide and answer the questions to ensure that you still feel confident. Have a look at the BBC video on short division to remind you of the method, but remember you should normally write your remainder as decimal unless it’s a worded problem and you need to round up or down.
We’ve also looked at semi-colons and colons and how they can be used in lists and in sentences. Take a look at these 2 items of punctuation in your revision guide and make sure that you feel confident using them. The BBC has a semi-colons video, which might also help you with your revision.
There is a picture of the revision pages that you should study below.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Children were given login details today for the website Times Tables Rock Stars, the website is designed to help children with their multiplication facts. We will be using it over the next few weeks at school, but children are more than welcome to log in and use the site at home. This is completely optional, as I appreciate that after they have looked at their revision guide and completed their homework, children may not have time to finish an extra task.
For revision this week have a look at semi-colons and colons pages. We looked at using semi-colons and colons a few weeks ago and we will be recapping over this next week, so looking at these pages will help you feel more confident when you try and use them in your writing. You could also watch the short video about semi-colons on the BBC website.
This week in maths we have been learning about bar graphs, line graphs and pie charts. For revision, I would look at the negative numbers and percentages graphs and see if you still feel confident with these topics (we studied these in class a few weeks ago). There is lots of information and videos about percentages and negative numbers on the BBC website.
Well Done to everyone for the great effort with your World Book Day costumes. We spent the day designing a book token and listening to and reading lots of different books. Children were given a World Book Day token, which is valid until the end of the month and can be spent or exchanged for one of these books at participating books shops. Remember that the Radio 2 500 words competition closes tomorrow and really well done to all those children who have already entered.
Well done to the Year 6 hockey team, who were very successful in the recent inter-school hockey festival. They came second and qualified for the final.
This week we have been working out the area of polygons and compound shapes and we have looked at how to work out the volume of a cube. You will need to remember how to work out the area and perimeter of a rectangle and how to work this out for other shapes, so have a look at these pages in your revision guide. You can watch these BBC video to help you with your revision.
You can practise your multiplication facts and working out cubed numbers by playing this game.
In your English revision guide look back over prepositions. You can watch this video to help you.
Remember that it is better to look at each revision book for 5-10 minutes each day and that this is better than trying to look at your revision book for one long period each week.