Today we consolidated our perimeter learning with a bit of fun:
SPaG crown, for knowledge of prefixes, and Maths medal, for division skills, in one day!
The Women in Engineering group from the University of Sheffield was back today to teach some lucky Year 5s a bit about rockets. (Last time the engineers were here, if you remember, we participated in a bridge-building challenge.) Here we are finding out about what an aerospace engineer does. Do you know what force a … Continue reading It Really IS Rocket Science!
Here are this week's Mathematician (left) and Star (right). Our Mathematician has worked really hard on exchanging, using place-value counters to help, and he has absolultely flown with it. Our Star, meanwhile, has been so determined in Literacy and Maths. Well done, you two! Then we have this week's special mentions. First we have the … Continue reading This Week’s Superstars
Today, with the University of Sheffield's Women in Engineering group, we had an after-school workshop where we competed against each other to see who could build the strongest bridge. We had to use lots of different types of skills: maths, teamwork, communication, reasoning and problem-solving. Obviously, we also had to employ some engineering skills: Which … Continue reading Bridge-Building Challenge
Four lucky Year 5s participated in an inter-schools Maths tournament earlier this week, and they did Prince Edward proud! The two children from Amethyst class said they found the day exciting and challenging. 'The games were fun, and it was fun playing with people we didn't know so that we could make new friends,' said … Continue reading Maths Tournament
We have been using our number sense and operations knowledge to work out some tricky energy problems. Remember Energy Heroes? Well, they asked us to think about how much our appliances and light bulbs cost to run, and that's what we have been doing. Which appliance do you think is the most expensive to operate? … Continue reading Mathematician of the Week