Today, we worked on rounding to the nearest 10/100 and doubling and halving as they were two common mistakes in the revision sheets. I sent the paper home for them to look at their mistakes and write the correct answers on their copybook (Maths 2) for tomorrow. Please send the papers back to school tomorrow. The paper will be kept in their red folder.
Tomorrow is Multiplication Fun Day – The children will be divided into groups and will be given a number of tasks to work out using multiplication.
In the meantime, I will send an email to each of you individually stating which topics your child should revise in the coming weeks. I will also attach a set of worksheets with answer sheets to help them gain more confidence and practice. You should receive an email in the coming days. Please let me know if you do not get the email with feedback after next Monday.
Here is the PowerPoint we used for Heating Matter.
Today, i tested the children on certain concepts covered in term 1 and 2. I have corrected their work and children seem on the right track with just a couple of errors in certain areas. Tomorrow we will point out mistakes and will send everything home for correction. In the meantime I am attaching the paper given here:
I will prepare an individual programme for them as we go along and ever week send extra worksheets or links in the areas they need more practice.
Maths 1 -will be now be used for SW – this will be left at school for us to use in class.
Maths 2 – will be now be used for HW
Maths 3 – will be now be referred to as Fun Copybook (multiplication + problems)
Notes will be given to students and placed in their red folder and will be sent home from time to time for you to see their progress.
Wishing you all a lovely afternoon,
I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Here is a breakdown of how Math lessons will be delivered in the coming months.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – On the following days I will work on new concepts. Every week or so we shall focus on one concept and drill as much as possible. For example: Measurements; we will look at the different ways on how to measure things and practice that first. We shall then look closely at the units and learn how to convert each unit. We shall practice our addition and subtraction through measurement.
Wednesday – Since this is no homework day, I have decided to dedicate this day to tables. We all know how important tables are and children learn these through repetition and drilling therefore I have prepared a number of games, cards, tablet activities and handouts for the children to practice their tables.
Friday – I shall dedicate this day to solving problems. Children will be given a number of problems to solve using addition, subtraction and multiplication (later on we shall also add division problems). Problem solving is extremely important at this stage so we will make sure the children will learn how to reason things out, write correct statements and use the four basic operators.
I will shortly upload the topics that I shall be covering in the coming weeks in order for you to consolidated their learning at home.
Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me.
I can imagine your worries and disappointments however, please know that I shall do my utmost to help our little learners.
I would like to share with you my way forward.
Step 1: I will be preparing a handout this coming weekend to test the children’s competence and knowledge in areas covered so far. I will look for gaps in the their learning and focus on that first. Once we consolidated all this we can move forward.
Step 2: I will pass on a list of topics which we shall be covering after testing the children.
Step 3: I will update the blog regularly to keep you updated with any new methods or explanations given out in class.
Step 4: It is very important the children drill multiplications. I will give them a list of what they need to know at this level.
Please feel free to contact me any time through email should any problems arise. In the meantime I look forward to share some mathematical knowledge with your little ones.
Dear Junior 6 students,
As you all know I have given you two tasks for the holidays.
The first one is to work out the handouts below:
I have attached a copy here for those who were absent. The answers to the questions are attached however; if you find any difficulties with any of the questions please come and look for me after the holidays.
The second homework is the Bake a Cake experiment.
Remember to look at powerschool for more information about this.