This week we are revisiting time. We will be looking at units of time, days in a month, Roman numerals and the two ways of telling the time: The 12-hour clock which runs from 1am to 12 noon and then from 1pm to 12 midnight and the 24-hour clock which uses the numbers 00:00 to 23:59 (midnight is 00:00).
We will also be working through time interval word problems involving the 12-hour clock: For example,
I put a pie in the oven at 10.30 in the morning. I take it out at 11.20 the same morning. How long has it been in the oven?
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This week we are learning about position, direction and movement. We are distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns both clockwise and anti-clockwise.
We started the week describing and plotting positions on a square grid labelled with letters and numbers. We have also been using the BEE BOT this is a programmable floor robot. They were really fun to use and really developed our skills involving control, directional language and programming.
We have also played Treasure Map board games. We had to direct a partner to treasure using positional language and describing the turns they needed to make. Some children created their own maps and played in groups. It really helped develop our understanding of the need to give precise directions.
We started this week adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We know the denominator stays the same as that is the number of parts the whole is divided into but the numerator increases if adding or decreases if subtracting. For example:
This week we have been looking at formal methods of solving addition and subtraction calculations. We have used the expanded and compact method and we have also partitioned the numbers to solve the calculations too! This week Mrs Kennerley was pleased to see that our average time to answer a question on Times Table Rockstars is 3.52 seconds, that's 4.29 seconds faster than 7 days ago. Wow what an improvement well done! 😀
This week we are revisiting shape, angles and types of lines. We have really enjoyed our outdoor Maths Aerobics this week in the sunshine 😎
We have also been given our Times Table Rockstars details this week. Lots of us have logged on already and we are well on the way to becoming times table superstars!