Hi Year 5,
I've been impressed this week with all your Virtual Sports Day efforts. I'm glad that some of you managed to go to the park and do it together at a distance. Have a look on the website to see if your picture is there as Miss George and Mrs Simon uploaded everything. Well done and thank you also, to everyone who sent in a logo entry.
It was nice to speak to you all on Thursday through zoom, and I'm looking forward to seeing you all in school sometime during the last week too. Remember to try hard on your time travel stories and send the finished ones to me via email. I'll be getting my raffle tickets out ready!!
This week, and till the end of term, I'm teaching some Year 6 children which is really strange as I'm still in Year 5. It's not the same here without you all but I'm so glad that everyone has tried to keep going during this difficult time.
Please go on My maths and remember to try more than once. Some of you found the factor questions difficult and only tried once despite getting them wrong. You have to go back and have another look.
If they give you a number e.g. 135 You have to find two factors first. 45 x 3
Then look at 45 and think of two more factors (9 x 5 = 45)
So now we know that 135 = 45 x 3 = 9 x 5 x 3
However, 9 also has its own factors (3 x 3) so,
135 = 45 x 3 = 9 x 5 x 3 = 3 x 3 x 5 x 3 = 5 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 5 x 3 cubed
It's tricky but if you take your time you'll get it. Just look at the initial number given and find two factors first. Then break those into smaller and smaller factors. 30 = 3 x 10 = 3 x 5 x 2
Don't forget to send in any work you've done for me to look.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org anytime you need to ask me something.
Take care and best wishes