Maths homework this week

What maths can you see?

Just in case you were wondering what the maths Key Skills activity is about this week…

We are teaching the children to notice maths all around them; look for ways in everyday life to enjoy applying their knowledge and skills. So the image this week is set to generate conversation. Maybe the children will simply count the chocolates; they might notice the multiplication opportunity by counting the number of rows; they may ask questions: what if I ate one? what if all the dark chocolates were removed? The children can write the calculations they spot in the speech bubbles.

There may be other similar pieces of homework during the year. We hope that it prompts the children to notice the maths around them; speed restrictions, distance roadsigns; supermarket 3 for 2 offers; eggs in boxes; how do the different clocks faround the house show different times?

There’s no right or wrong answer – just ideas!

Clarinet

Very impressive progress during the clarinet lessons in Mozart, we have quickly moved on from the initial screeching to a tuneful note of E. Don’t forget clarinets tomorrow; hopefully there has been lots of practising at home! I’m looking forward to it Mozart!

The Dragon Slayer

In Year 4 we have been using a beautiful short film as a stimulus for our writing. We have had some amazing results and the children will be eager to share their writing with you during the TLCs before half term.

If in the meantime you would like to watch the 10 minute film together, here’s the link.

http://www.literacyshed.com/dragonslayer.html

 

The first of many…

Hello Mozart Class,

What a busy beginning to a new term! I have loved every moment of getting to know the Mozart families and Simon de Senlis children and staff. All the more exciting now I can post pictures and updates of the amazing work that has been going on in Mozart class since September. Here’s to a happy and successful year ahead. Mrs Baker