A quick round up of this week’s maths and literacy.
In maths, we recapped addition and subtraction methods and then looked at some interesting problems. Here’s one that no-one in 6CM has yet tackled:
Find a pair of 5-digit numbers using the digits 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (i.e. use 1 twice and the other digits once each) that totals exactly 150,000. How close can you get?
Next week we’ll move on to work requiring more reasoning and problem solving, including reasoning about missing digits in calculations (7 + x = 10), investigations into number patterns, writing down methods and providing proofs, and solving word problems of increasing complexity.
In literacy, the children wrote a job application letter. We spent a considerable time looking back at the first drafts of the letter, reflecting on the passages that read well and those that didn’t, and practising editing and redrafting skills. We looked at Temmyyaa’s work as a whole class – we’ll use a different person’s work each week. An important message is that everyone’s writing can be pulled apart and improved and no-one should worry when it is their turn but rather enjoy and be curious about the ways that their writing can be improved. The grammar focus was distinguishing between the active and passive voice.
Other news. 6CM has signed up for a ‘School Run’ programme – details to follow. In essence, we’ll run for ten minutes or so around the Turney playground running track a few times each week!
School photographs next Wednesday morning – and we’re off to meet and listen to an author at Elmgreen School on Wednesday afternoon
Have a good weekend