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Maths - w/c 18 May 2020

Time Tables Rockstars


Please log on as there is a battle running all week between Year 5 and Year 6 to see which year group are the times tables titans.

* Wednesday update *

Year 5 are still way out in front with 18,300 and only 7,700 to Year 6

Alfie R has scored more points on his own than all of Year 6 together, at the mo!


Year 6

(Mrs Martin's, Mrs Lewis's and Mrs Quantick's Year 6 pupils)

Monday 18th May 

Today you will be completing the final lesson in the series you have had on co-ordinates, translation and reflection.  You will still need use the Oak National Academy website at:

The title of the lesson is To Solve Practical Co-ordinate Problems

It follows the same style; there is a quiz at the beginning, an independent task of 5 questions and an exit quiz. 


Tuesday 19th May

The next series of lessons continues with co-ordinates and shapes; it is Lesson 6.  The title of the lesson is Coordinates and shapes: To recognise 3-D shapes:  

You will only need a pencil and some paper.

Again, you will need to complete the quiz first, then the lesson with independent task and finally the exit quiz.

Before you begin the session, it would be useful to have some 3D shapes to hand.  Have a hunt around your home for a cube (maybe a Rubix cube), a cylinder (a tin of beans perhaps), a cuboid (a cereal box would work) and maybe even a Toblerone; these demonstrate the properties of a triangular prism extremely well and happen to be a rather delicious chocolate bar!  

Work your way through the lesson; taking notes if you find it useful.

There are 6 questions for the Independent Task and you may well need to refer back to the video for a bit of help while answering them.

Look carefully for errors when Miss Parsons goes through the answers.

Finally, answer the 3 questions in the exit quiz and check your score.  

Also, complete the set MyMaths tasks relating to 2D and 3D shapes, co-ordinates, translation and reflection if you haven't already done so.


Wednesday 20th May 2020

Today you will need to access lesson 7 in the Oaks National Academy series: 'Coordinates and Shapes: To recognise nets of 3D shapes.  

You will be familiar with the format by now but there are just two pints to note:

1.  Question 4 in the independent task requires some resilience.  It's a worthwhile activity so persevere.

2.  The last question in the quiz contains an error.  Answer the opposite of what you think is the correct answer, and you will get it right!  If you answer correctly the computer will mark it wrong.  I have let the Oak Academy know but I doubt it will be resolved immediately.

Throughout these lessons you will be encountering lots of new and possibly not very frequently used vocabulary.  It is a good idea to notes down new words and keep them separately as a glossary or vocabulary section so that you can refer back to them.  Enjoy!


Thursday 21st May 2020

Please access lesson 8,  Coordinates and shapes: To solve problems involving 3-D shapes at 

This lesson follows the normal format, but there is no quiz at the end.  You will need to do a lot of visualising.  Some of you will find this quite easy, but for those of you who find this hard, please be resilient!  It might help to use some of the large squared paper to draw and then cut out the nets, so I have included a file below for you to be able to that.


Friday 22nd May 2020

Mental Maths

Please go to Corbett Maths 5 A Day Primary and work through the 4 tests so that you have completed 20 questions. Bronze is the easiest and Platinum the hardest (see below).  If you want to complete more, go ahead! 

Parents - the answers can also be found on the website.


Year 5 

(Miss Wood's and Mrs Quantick's Year 5 pupils)

This week we will be using the maths lessons from Oaks National Academy to help support your learning.  You must complete the introductory quiz and watch each day’s lesson, doing the independent exercises as you go. Please record your work in your home learning journal as the subject areas often build within and across the weeks and you may wish to refer back to previous learnings.


Monday 18th May

This lesson will focus on converting between miles and kilometres – a real life skill that you will use for the rest of your life.  Mr Barton will show you how to move between miles and kilometres through the use of bar models and extrapolation from known facts.  Watch and listen carefully – you will see similarities to finding equivalent fractions as well as how to use partitioning of numbers to simplify your calculations.

Mr Barton will explain that we often work with approximate numbers when we are converting and will introduce you to the symbol ≈ (you’ll see that it looks like a wobbly equals sign this is because the amounts on each side are almost, but not quite, the same).


Tuesday 19th May

Today you will be looking at converting between grams and kilograms, again a great life skill (particularly if you have been helping out with cooking and baking recently.)  Remember, there are 1000 grams in 1 kilogram (1000g = 1kg).  You will review how you can write masses in a number of different ways, for example partitioned amounts (4kg and 200g), decimals (4.2kg), fractions (4 kg).  You will also look very carefully at being aware of and using different interval values when reading different scales. Make sure you read the scales closely, particularly noting the unit of measurement.

Also see the Units of Mass exercise that has been set for you on My Maths to support this lesson.


Wednesday 20th May

You’ll be working with much larger masses today and will need to think carefully about your place value when writing down your numbers.

If you are not confident multiplying numbers (and decimals) by multiples of 10, review the corresponding activities on My Maths to help you review this vital skill.

Remember, when we multiply by multiples of 10, we move the number to the left:

x10                                move 1 column to the left

x100                             move 2 columns to the left

x1000                           move 3 columns to the left

Also see Mrs Q’s notes below to help with your independent task


Thursday 21st May

Today you will be converting between pounds (imperial) and kilograms (metric) as measures of mass. The methodology is very similar to the approach used on Monday when you moved between miles and kilometres as measures of distance, so be ready to partition your numbers and use equivalent calculations to find equivalent measurements. 

Mrs Q’s set – stretch yourselves by having a go at the Imperial Measurements exercise set for you on My Maths.  This will review Monday and today’s learnings as well as challenging you to apply the same approach to other measurements equivalents (inches & cms, ounces & grams, gallons & litres.)


Friday 22nd May

Get ready to get practical with your maths! 

This week you have learned some really useful skills that you will find yourself using time and again throughout your life, starting today.  Below are some recipes with the ingredients given in a combination of imperial and metric measurements, you need to choose one to convert into your preferred unit and them see if you can make it.  Remember, 1oz ≈ 30g. 

Don’t forget to take a picture of your results and send it to us before you eat them all!

You could also try the Corbett maths sheets below. You start with Bronze (as it is the easiest), then progress through Silver, Gold and Platinum as best you can (see below).   

Parents - the answers can be found on the website


General Maths Support

The school username is bgpschool

The school password is circle

You then have your own unique log in to access the work set by your teacher.  You should look for the subject areas that you know you find tricky and use the lessons to support you before completing the worksheets and homework. You should aim for a minimum of 80% correct in each task - redo the activity if you are scoring less than this; revisit the lesson if you need to.

You have your own log in details and should work your way through your tables until they are automatic to you.  Challenge other children within your math set or class if you'd like a bit of competition. The system will respond to you as you improve giving you more and more tricky calculations to complete.

This is a great site for a quick burst of varied maths each day (to really stretch your fluency). You can have a go at any level but as a guide, Mrs Q's Year 6s should be working at a Platinum level and Year 5s at a Gold level.


5-minute multiplication square

Can you complete a multiplication square in under 5-minutes? Challenge your parents or other family members to have a go too. Keep practising until you can get it all correct within the time, then see how fast you do it without losing your accuracy. There's a blank grid below (or you can draw your own) plus a completed one - in case mum or dad need it. is a great resource for pictorial puzzles that will get you thinking algebraically whilst having fun – challenge each other to be the first to find the answer.