Snow day

Friday 2nd March is a snow day. Have a lovely, safe, long weekend. 🙂

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Sutton Hoo

In History today, we looked at pictures of items discovered in a Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo.

We considered what the items tell us about the person who was buried there. We decided that the person was male, rich, possibly a king. Also, that they were Christian at some point, but was buried according to Saxon beliefs. Next time, we will use these clues to investigate who exactly was buried at Sutton Hoo!

Fun with times tables

Here are Year 6 using a deck of cards to play times tables games. 🙂

‘Fast Factors’ – person 1 starts a timer, then holds up 2 cards from the deck. Person 2 multiplies the numbers on the cards. Once they have a correct answer, they keep those cards. Person 1 stops the clock once the whole deck has been used. The winner is the person who solves the questions in the fastest time.

‘Factors on the forehead’ – play in 3s. Two people pick a card from the deck and place it against their forehead (without looking at it), so that the value of the card can be seen by the other players. The third person then multiplies the two cards. The players with cards on their foreheads have to work out the value of their own card. The person who is the fastest, keeps both of the cards. The winner is the person with the most cards at the end.

Learning to divide fractions by whole numbers

Year 6 have been learning all about dividing fractions by whole numbers. Using cake, we explored how we could cut our remaining pieces (3/4) in order to give each person an equal part. This activity helped the children to understand why their formal algorithm works.

We knew that 3/4 divided by 4 = 3/16. But now we understand why!

Have a look at our explanations of 4/5 divided by 3 too. 🙂