I am aware that some of you have queries about division. The only exercise that has some sort of division is the following:
2/6 of 24 =
I know they have already covered this with previous teachers however some students still find difficulty on how to work it. I have given them this explanation and sharing it with you to help them practice at home. (Mind you, you can use any method you like, this is just a helping hand for the ones who can’t seem to get it.
So, first we draw a boat.
The denominator (in this case the 6) is the captain of the boat so he sits in front.
The passengers sit inside the boat.
Using their tables they figure out that that 4 is the answer.
They go back to the equation. Cross of the 6 and cross off the 24 and write 4.
The of changes into X and they work out a normal multiplication 2 X 4 = 8
They seem to have understood the method and enjoy creating the boat idea so feel free to use this. At this stage, we shall only use division here this year. No other exercises will have any division, long division or long multiplication.
It has been brought to my attention that some of the extra work papers posted online have long multiplication. Please ignore these as the student won’t be having long multiplication this year. Some handouts are a mixture of different topics so please ignore anything that is not on the study list.
Please feel free to contact me should you need any more clarifications.
This is the handout used in class today for schoolwork. Feel free to continue work problems at home.
Please note that an email with study lists and time table has been sent.
Tomorrow we shall be holding our annual event; Open Day. As part of the programme the junior 4s shall be working on the following;
- Building a caterpillar
- Shooting game
Any parents who would like to join us are more than welcome to help us create the above activities. Please bring a pair of gloves with you for safety reasons.
See you all tomorrow,
I have sent the thick red folder home. This is to be kept at home and to be replace with a button A4 folder. The current folder is quite heavy for them to carry everyday so I suggest that this is left at home to study and revise. In the meantime the red folder can be placed in the bag for any handouts given during the last couple of weeks before exams. I suggest to remove any papers corrected and place them in the red think folder at home to have everything together.
Thank you for your kind attention,