Year 5

Fraction Fun!
January 12, 2017, 12:21 pm
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Next week is going to be a week of ‘Fraction Fun’ Yey!

Login to MathsWatch, watch the video on ‘Adding and Subtracting Fractions’ then have a go at the homework questions.

I will keep an eye on who has logged on and how you’ve got on!






December 16, 2016, 3:57 pm
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We want you to spend time with your families over Christmas but on the off chance that you may be a little bored and desperately want to do some maths here you go….

Log in to ‘MathsWatch’ using your log in pack and have a go at the allocated activity called ‘Recapping Fractions’.

Take some time to explore the new site as well.



We can’t wait to see your festive reading pictures, I know I am ridiculously excited about getting lost in a good book this Christmas. I think I may go for one by my favourite author Dan Brown.


Image result for reading a book in a festive place


Division take 2!
December 1, 2016, 4:04 pm
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Now we have witnessed with our very eyes how brilliantly you have mastered bus stop, we want to push you that step further!

We know what happens when we have a remainder….we can show this as a decimal but there are other ways of showing it…..

See the below videos to explore how we can use the bus stop to solve division problems with remainders.

If you want to build confidence try this:

Word problems with remainders



If you want to challenge yourself, try this:

Division with remainders as fractions



These will also be allocated on your abacus accounts if you can’t access on here.




Topic homework

For Anne’s annex ideas please follow this link:


Are you ready for division?!
November 17, 2016, 4:26 pm
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Thank you so much for your enthusiasm for our flipped learning so far. It is making a real difference in helping us push forward with your learning!

Next week we will be looking at division. The video below will help you practise your short division/bus stop method when dividing by single digit numbers e.g 665 ÷ 7

Alongside this we will be consolidating our use of fact boxes when dividing by 2 digit numbers e.g  1424 ÷ 16

You could teach someone at home this method once we have looked at it in class.

Meanwhile have a go at the questions below for short division after watching the video. Remember you can pause this and have a go yourself as many times as you need.

If you are struggling to access this link, log in with your details to your abacus active learn and the video will be allocated to you on there.


Hamlet Broadcast!
November 10, 2016, 7:51 am
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We are all very excited….the day is finally here!

After a week of drama to explore the play, with fantastic responses from you all, let us see how this looks on stage….

During the broadcast, post your thoughts and questions on here for an online discussion.

Keeeeeeeeeeeep acting!


Flipped learning take 2!
November 9, 2016, 12:30 pm
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Following on from our learning of decomposition, we would like you to try flipped learning for yourself this week focusing on column addition. Parents you can rest this week as it is over to the children!

If you feel you would like some time to practise and consolidate, have a go at watching this one:

If you want a chance to apply your knowledge to decimals, try this:

Then use this knowledge to have a go at some of the questions in your homework books….

You can choose from green/amber/red


Flipped Learning – Year 5 Parent Homework
November 2, 2016, 2:08 pm
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This week in Year 5 we have been learning mental and written methods of subtraction.

Can you learn one of our written methods called decomposition?

In this video you will see they call it the compact written method, however we call it decomposition. You also may be familiar with the term ‘borrowing’ when taking from a different column, however again it is important we refer to this as ‘exchange’.


Once you have practised, see if you can complete a few calculations below.

In class we use activities or questions set as Green, Amber and Red for the children to select their own challenge level. The blue bag is your child’s Flipped Learning bag. It will be a good place to store ear phones and we will send home resources that will support the video when needed.