Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ
This term, Year 6 have been working hard to improve their arithmetic and reasoning skills involving place value, calculations and fractions. Mr Wade's group have been mastering the four calculations and this week have moved on to division, beginning with short division. They have been using their times tables skills to become more efficient with their answers as well as identifying mistakes in calculations to improve their reasoning. Mrs Hayer's group have been simplifying, comparing and ordering fractions and have now begun work on adding and subtracting fractions, solving some real-life problems related to this. Miss Moody's group have shown an excellent understanding of calculating fractions, including calculations that involve more than one operation, where they have had to use BODMAS to complete these correctly. The children have now moved on to solving some tricky reasoning problems related to these concepts and have impressed Miss Moody with their explanations as to how these problems have been solved.
This term we have been consolidating and revising our arithmetic knowledge as well as learning about shape, statistics, algebra and measures. Our lessons have included lots of whiteboard work, group work and reasoning practise to help us develop our skills and use and apply our knowledge of mathematical concepts. Also, on Number Day we used our measuring skills to create mathematical art known as 'Curves of Pursuit' which looked fantastic!