In quick maths, we had a look at some additive yohaku puzzles.
Each row and each column must add together to create the total that is given to you.
They were trickier than we expected and we moved in an out of the learning pit as the totals got higher. We persevered with them and in the end we didn't want the lesson to finish!
In geography year 5 have been using mapmaker to explore the population concentration in England, Spain and Brazil.
Today Alice's maths group had a go at Nrich problem: Rounding decimal dice.
We worked through the problem, being systematic to find all the possibilities and spotting patterns in our work. We discussed what we had noticed and made links to previous learning.
At the end of the lesson, we weren't satisfied... We had so many 'what if' questions to explore! In pairs, we chose the question we wanted to dig deeper at and worked together on it.
This half term, we have been creating poems about night-time. We spent time exploring different types of poems before crafting our own. We have learnt how to use metaphors in our writing to paint images in our reader's mind. Here is an example of a poem from Sophie's literacy group. I wonder if the picture in your imagination is similar to the painting below...
Today in Class 9, we had a go at solving some Sudoku puzzles. To start with, most of us used trial and improvement to work out where each digit should go but after a while, we realised that we needed to work backwards and systematically. We began to be much more successful when used phrases such as 'It can't be... because...' and 'It must be... because...'