Monthly Archives: June 2018

This week in our class!

On Monday some of us went swimming with Miss Niland and others did P.E at school. In P.E, we did cricket with Mr Carr. We have been writing diary entries based on the book ’Journey to Jo’burg’. We have been writing from Naledi’s perspective on the journey from when they set of to find their Mma to when they arrived at Jo’burg. In Maths we have been learning about imperial and metric unit measures. It has also been quiz week this week and we have worked really hard on them. We have also started our Geography topic based on Africa, we have been looking at maps to locate the continent Africa and then more specifically at South Africa. RG got the intra school championship trophey.

Our attendance was 97.1%

LC and LM

Summer 2 Maths Support Week 5

Next week the children will consolidate and revise all Year 5 learning associated with geometry which include work on angles, translations and shape.

What are angles?

Angles are a measure of turn. Follow these simple rules for angles:

Angles are measured in degrees. The sign for degrees is °.

One whole turn is 360°a is an example of a whole turn.

One quarter turn is 90° or a right angle. b is an example of a quarter turn.

One half turn is 180° or a straight line. c is an example of a half turn.

Diagram showing the angles 360%, 90% and 180%

Types of angles

a) An angle less than 90° is acute.

b) An angle between 90° and 180° is obtuse.

c) An angle greater than 180° is reflex.

Diagram showing different angles

Adding up angles

  • The three angles inside a triangle always add up to 180°. This is shown by aand b in the example.
  • All angles at a point always add up to 360°. This is shown by c in the example.

Diagram showing angles and triangles

Miss Niland

The Anderton Centre!

Recently, some of our Year 5 children visited the Anderton Centre for a weekend residential trip. The children (and staff) absolutely loved the trip and tried out some really fun activities, which some of us have never done before. Some of the activities included raft building, tree climbing, canoeing, archery and orienteering. The children were a credit to the school and gave 100% effort on each activity. We are so proud of them.

Here are some photos from the trip!


Miss Niland


Last week in our class!

On Tuesday we started to prepare for sports day by practising our events and we were put into teams. In Maths we were learning how to use columnar method with addition and subtraction. In English, we have been working towards writing a diary entry. On Thursday, we made a graph about how Naledi and Tiro would feel at each point up to chapter 5 in the book, Journey To Jo’burg. On Friday some of us went to a place called Anderton Centre for a school trip, when we got there we: built a Raft and used it on a lake, had a race back to the other side of the lake, made a fire ,built a den and ate marshmallows in them on the fire and did lots more of fun activities. We had such a fun time. :) There will be pictures soon to show what we got up to at the Anderton Centre.

Our attendance last week was 99.4%.

CA and LA


Summer 2 Maths Support Week 4

Next week the children will be looking at measures. They will be understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

Converting between metric and imperial units

Here are some examples of metric and imperial measures of length, mass and capacity:

Metric Imperial
Length mm, cm, m, km inch, foot, yard, mile
Mass mg, g, kg ounce (oz), pound (lb), stone
Capacity ml, cl, l pint, gallon

You will be expected to know some common conversions between metric and imperial units. Some of these are shown below, but check with your teacher which ones you need to learn.

  • 1 km = 5/8 mile
  • 1 m = 39.37 inches
  • 1 foot = 30.5 cm
  • 1 inch = 2.54 cm
  • 1 kg = 2.2 lb
  • 1 gallon = 4.5 litres
  • 1 litre = 1 3/4 pints

Miss Niland

Summer 2 Week 3 Maths Support

Next week the children will be looking at percentages in maths. They will be recognising the percent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’ and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.

Per cent means ‘out of 100′

The sign % stands for ‘per cent’ which means ‘out of 100′.


  • 40% means 40 out of 100
  • 11% means 11 out of 100

Percentage of a shape

This shape is divided into 100 equal parts. What percentage of the shape is shaded?

Percentage example 1

Count and you will find that 40 of those 100 parts are shaded so therefore, 40% of this shape is shaded. (It doesn’t matter which 40 parts are shaded).

Remember, per cent means ‘out of 100′.

This shape is not divided into 100 equal parts.

Percentages example 2.

To work out the percentage of this shape that is shaded, you must first work out what each part represents.

There are 20 equal parts, so each part represents 5%. 100% (the whole) ÷ 20 = 5% 6 of the parts are shaded, so 30% of the total shape is shaded. 6 x 5% = 30%

Converting between percentages and decimals

To change a percentage to a decimal, divide by 100. Change 48% to a decimal: 48 ÷ 100 = 0.48

To change a decimal to a percentage, multiply by 100. Change 0.67 to a percentage: 0.67 x 100 = 67%

Converting between percentages and fractions

Write the percentage as a fraction over 100 and then simplify:

60 percent means 60 divided by 100 = 6 divided by 10 = 3 divided by 5

Learn these equivalent fractions and percentages:

1 divided by 2 = 50%. 1 divided by 4 = 25%. 1 divided by 10 = 10%. 3 divided by 4 = 75%. 1 divided by 5 =20%.

Miss Niland

This week in our class!

This week in maths we have been learning how to round to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000,10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000. In English we were looking at the characters in ‘Journey to Jo’burg ‘ and their thoughts and feelings. During our P.E lessons we have learnt the rules of cricket and tennis. And our class attendance this week was 97.4 .


Summer 2 Week 2 Maths Support

Next week, the children will be consolidating on addition and subtraction using columnar addition and subtraction.


Writing it down

When writing down sums, separate the numbers into units, tens, hundreds and thousands. List the numbers in a column and always start adding with the units first.

So when adding together 7948 + 1223, you should write it down like this:

addiing the sum 7948 + 1223

Some tips for addition

  • Estimate first and check afterwards – it’s a good idea to estimate a rough answer first and then check your actual answer.
  • Order doesn’t matter – remember that in addition 394 + 88 is the same as 88 + 394.


Writing it down

If the numbers are too high or too difficult to subtract in your head, write them down in columns. Always start subtracting with the units first.

Subtractio: 6418 - 1223 = 5195

Miss Niland