Category Archives: Maths

Area

Year 4 have been focusing on area in mathematics and today they started to draw their own shapes that needed to have a particular area. The children all did extremely well with this and Demi had a very clever technique to make sure she was drawing a shape with the right area.

Demi decided she would count the squares for her shape using dots and then she would draw around the dots to make the shape complete! Demi was then very helpful to her peers and shared her ways of doing the work with those who were struggling. Well done Demi!

Dividing with remainders

Year 4 are currently focusing on dividing with remainders in Maths. The children have all been working super hard to get this right. We are currently looking at sharing our number into equal groups and seeing how many we have remaining. Huey decided he would add a remainders column to his jottings so that he wouldn’t and couldn’t forget how many there were remaining. What a good idea!

Creating shapes in Hopscotch

During Computing with Mr Baddhan today, Robins used an iPad app called Hopscotch, where they learned how to program characters to perform an action using instruction blocks.

The app allows children to insert various programming blocks including motion, drawing and repetition.

Mr Baddhan asked the children to build a code to create three shapes; a square, rectangle and a triangle.

The triangle was the most challenging shapre to create however some of the children guessed the angle required for a triangle was 120 degrees repeated three times.

Data from charts

Robins have been busy interpreting data from bar charts, pictograms and line graphs. They have enjoyed working with different partners and have showed excellent team skills, working together and supporting one another. Children have also been explaining how they reached their answers to the rest of the class.