# Maths Support Week 4

Next week will be looking at finding the area of polygon and irregular shapes.

This rectangle contains 21 squares. Each of the squares has an area of 1cm2, so the area of the rectangle is 21cm2. Length x Width = Area.

Check out the following games below on finding the area of shapes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q55060654

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/AreaShapesShoot.htm

# Korky Paul Visit

This week, the children had a surprise visit from the famous British illustrator Korky Paul. Korky Paul is famous for his illustrations in a collection of children’s books such as ‘Winnie the Witch’ and ‘The Fish Who Could Swim’.

Korky went through some drawing techniques with the children as well as expanding their creativity. Each class received a character drawing signed by Korky Paul and top tips when illustrating.

# Crime and Punishment

As part of our ‘Crime and Punishment’ topic, the children were brought to a crime scene where they wrote down any clues and potential leads to the culprit, who stole Mrs Cooper’s mug. They carried out some forensic fingerprinting and sketched out the potential thief in the style of a police artist.

The children also went back in time to the Victorian period to see what life was like for a prisoner. They re-created and took part in some of the harsh punishments that the prisoners were forced to do back in the Victorian period. These included; the tread-wheel, the shot and the crank.

# Maths Support Week 3

Next week in maths we are working on division. We will be using the columnar method (bus stop method) We would like the children to practise dividing numbers by ten (mentally, thinking about place value) and then more complicated divisions using columnar method.

E.g. 624 ÷ 6

So 6 into 6 goes 1, 6 into 2 will not go so we put 0 and carry the 2 over, then 6 into 24 goes 4 so we write 4. So 6 goes into 624, 104 times.

Therefore 624 ÷6 = 104

We lay it out like this.

Now try these!
Divide the following numbers by 10:

210 450 720 810
Calculate the following: Set them out using a formal method.

456 ÷ 8 868 ÷ 7 1125 ÷ 9 2112 ÷ 6

# Crime and Punishment

As part of our ‘Crime and Punishment’ topic, the children were brought to a crime scene where they wrote down any clues and potential leads to the culprit, who stole Mrs Cooper’s mug. They carried out some forensic fingerprinting and sketched out the potential thief in the style of a police artist.

The children also went back in time to the Victorian period to see what life was like for a prisoner. They re-created and took part in some of the harsh punishments that the prisoners were forced to do back in the Victorian period. These included; the tread-wheel, the shot and the crank.

# Maths Support Spring Week 2

Next week in maths, we will be using rounding as a method for checking the reasonableness of their answers. E.g 234 + 456 = 690
Check with rounding by rounding the numbers to the nearest 100 e.g
200 + 500 = 700 700 is near to 690 so it is reasonable that their first answer is correct.
Try these examples;
Round to the nearest 1000:
9348 5150 3718 9573 7728 9082
Now try working out the following calculation then round the numbers to check.
6547 + 3245 =
You can use the same method for subtraction.

Give it a go!

To start off the new year, the children were enthralled with using virtual reality technology. The children were visited by Google expeditions who brought in some 3D virtual reality goggles for them to put on and use. The children went back in time to visit court houses in America and the UK as part of this terms’ topic on Crime and Punishment.

# Maths Support Spring Week 1

Next week will be looking at Negative numbers and Roman numerals.

Negative numbers

Any number below zero is a negative number. Negative numbers are always written with a – sign in front of them and they are counted from zero to the left. Negative numbers get lower the further we move left, so -5 is less than -2.

Roman Numbers

The Romans had a completely different numbering system to the one that we have today. Here is a list of Roman numerals and their values from 1-10:

Rules

There are a few rules for writing numbers with Roman numerals. Repeating a numeral up to three times represents addition of the number. For example, III represents 1 + 1 + 1 = 3. Only I, X, C, and M can be repeated; V, L, and D cannot be, and there is no need to do so.

Check out the following games, play the ‘The Mission 2110 Roboidz’ placing the numbers in numerical order from lowest to highest.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/negative_numbers/play/

Check out the ‘Mine Mayhem’ game identifying Roman Numerals.

http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/284/Roman_Numerals_Mine_Mayhem