Monthly Archives: June 2018

Our Trip To The Anderton Centre

Recently, some of our Year 5 children visited the Anderton Centre for a weekend residential trip. The children (and staff) absolutely loved the trip and tried out some really fun activities, which some of us have never done before. Some of the activities included raft building, tree climbing, canoeing, archery and orienteering. The children were a credit to the school and gave 100% effort on each activity. We are so proud of them.

Here are some photos from the trip!


Miss Niland

Maths Support Week 5 Summer 2

Next week the children will consolidate and revise all Year 5 learning associated with geometry which include work on angles, translations and shape.

What are angles?

Angles are a measure of turn. Follow these simple rules for angles:

Angles are measured in degrees. The sign for degrees is °.

One whole turn is 360°a is an example of a whole turn.

One quarter turn is 90° or a right angle. b is an example of a quarter turn.

One half turn is 180° or a straight line. c is an example of a half turn.

Diagram showing the angles 360%, 90% and 180%

Types of angles

a) An angle less than 90° is acute.

b) An angle between 90° and 180° is obtuse.

c) An angle greater than 180° is reflex.

Diagram showing different angles

Adding up angles

  • The three angles inside a triangle always add up to 180°. This is shown by aand b in the example.
  • All angles at a point always add up to 360°. This is shown by c in the example.

Diagram showing angles and triangles

What we have learnt this week

In Maths this week, we have been looking at percentages. We also looked at finding 10 and 20 percent of amounts. In English, we have been writing a diary entry about Journey to Jo’burg. We were looking at chapters 1-4 to sum up 6 key events to write up our diary entry.

Our attendance this week is 98%

Maths Support Week 4 Summer 2

Next week the children will be looking at measures. They will be understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

Converting between metric and imperial units

Here are some examples of metric and imperial measures of length, mass and capacity:

Metric Imperial
Length mm, cm, m, km inch, foot, yard, mile
Mass mg, g, kg ounce (oz), pound (lb), stone
Capacity ml, cl, l pint, gallon

You will be expected to know some common conversions between metric and imperial units. Some of these are shown below, but check with your teacher which ones you need to learn.

  • 1 km = 5/8 mile
  • 1 m = 39.37 inches
  • 1 foot = 30.5 cm
  • 1 inch = 2.54 cm
  • 1 kg = 2.2 lb
  • 1 gallon = 4.5 litres
  • 1 litre = 1 3/4 pints

What We Learnt About Last Week

Last week we looked at addition and subtraction problems in Maths. We used the column method when working out bigger numbers and used our estimation skills to round numbers up and down. In English, we gathered content related to the story of Naledi from Journey to Jo’burg. We created a feelings graph, including key events from the story, showing how the characters felt along the way. Most of us visited the Anderton Center, which was amazing! Photos to follow shortly.

Last week’s attendance=96%.

Markus and Katy.

Maths Support Week 3 Summer 2

Next week the children will be looking at percentages in maths. They will be recognising the percent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’ and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.

Per cent means ‘out of 100′

The sign % stands for ‘per cent’ which means ‘out of 100′.


  • 40% means 40 out of 100
  • 11% means 11 out of 100

Percentage of a shape

This shape is divided into 100 equal parts. What percentage of the shape is shaded?

Percentage example 1

Count and you will find that 40 of those 100 parts are shaded so therefore, 40% of this shape is shaded. (It doesn’t matter which 40 parts are shaded).

Remember, per cent means ‘out of 100′.

This shape is not divided into 100 equal parts.

Percentages example 2.

To work out the percentage of this shape that is shaded, you must first work out what each part represents.

There are 20 equal parts, so each part represents 5%.
100% (the whole) ÷ 20 = 5%
6 of the parts are shaded, so 30% of the total shape is shaded.
6 x 5% = 30%

Converting between percentages and decimals

To change a percentage to a decimal, divide by 100.
Change 48% to a decimal: 48 ÷ 100 = 0.48

To change a decimal to a percentage, multiply by 100.
Change 0.67 to a percentage: 0.67 x 100 = 67%

Converting between percentages and fractions

Write the percentage as a fraction over 100 and then simplify:

60 percent means 60 divided by 100 = 6 divided by 10 = 3 divided by 5

Learn these equivalent fractions and percentages:

1 divided by 2 = 50%. 1 divided by 4 = 25%. 1 divided by 10 = 10%. 3 divided by 4 = 75%. 1 divided by 5 =20%.

What We Have Been Looking At This Week!

This week in year 5 we have been learning about rounding to the nearest 10,100,1000,10000 and 100000.  Also, in English, we have been learning about Journey to Johannesburg, where two children live in South Africa with there nan and baby sister, who is critically ill. The children head off in search of their mother, who lives in the big, bustling city. Through our English lessons, we have been focusing on the different character’s traits and feelings.


Our attendance this week was 99.9%.

Bobby and Lucas.

Maths Support Week 2 Summer 2

Next week, the children will be consolidating on addition and subtraction using columnar addition and subtraction.


Writing it down

When writing down sums, separate the numbers into units, tens, hundreds and thousands. List the numbers in a column and always start adding with the units first.

So when adding together 7948 + 1223, you should write it down like this:

addiing the sum 7948 + 1223

Some tips for addition

  • Estimate first and check afterwards – it’s a good idea to estimate a rough answer first and then check your actual answer.
  • Order doesn’t matter – remember that in addition 394 + 88 is the same as 88 + 394.


Writing it down

If the numbers are too high or too difficult to subtract in your head, write them down in columns. Always start subtracting with the units first.

Subtractio: 6418 - 1223 = 5195