# Week Beginning 18th January 2021

Monday 18th January

Hello lovely Year 6s! It’s Mrs Leverton here with your maths learning this week.

I just wanted to start by addressing some feedback we had last week – thanks the feedback is always useful as, without it, we are only seeing things from our point of view. Please can I assure you there is absolutely no requirement to print out the work from the blog. As a parent myself accessing home learning without a printer I am determined for this not to be a barrier. I spent my working days in school last week working with the year 6 bubble using the work on the blog and we never wrote on the sheets. We just recorded the answers in our books. Another option would be, whenever possible, the work will be a word document. Usually the documents are prepared by cutting and pasting questions so the word document could be edited with children giving their answers underneath the pasted questions. The word document can then be saved and uploaded to the blog as a document. I hope that is helpful but please continue to feedback to us if you are having issues with the format of the work.

Anyway, back to the learning. I know you will be very happy to hear we are continuing with our work on decimals. I was really impressed to see all the work you shared last week in maths. Keep it up Year 6s – you’re doing a fantastic job – and don’t forget to thank your adults or siblings at home who are helping you through this.

Warm up

First have a go at the flashback 4 to get your brains warmed up. It’s all things that we’ve covered so far in Year 6. I wonder how much you remember? Remember, you can always play on TT Rockstars as well to rehearse your times tables.

L/O: To be able to multiply decimal numbers by whole numbers

Firstly, watch my video explaining how we use the column method to multiply decimal numbers by whole numbers.

## Y6 mulitplying decimals

Now have a go at the fluency questions – choose A, B or C depending on your confidence. Remember to show the numbers pictorially with place value counters if this helps and to practice using the long multiplication method. The method for multiplying by a 2-digit number is the same as we used with whole numbers (see my worked example below) but if you find this tricky, just work through the single digit questions. I have also included the remember tos for you.

Now challenge yourself with some reasoning and problem solving! Select the appropriate level for you.

We would love to see your work! Share it using the upload google form below. The second google form is a google quiz. This includes a couple of multiple choice assessment questions which you will find out immediately if you are correct. There is also an opportunity to ask a question. Once I have seen the question, I can add a response of the form. If you keep the form open in your browser then, if you refresh it later on, you should be able to see my response.

## Wow year 6! Fabulous maths work from today! I have been pleased to see people challenging themselves to work on harder tasks and some children completing multiple levels (JB, KP and IL!) XS I love your use of a place value chart. I've read some really good responses to reasoning questions as well with clear explanations and worked examples. I can't wait to see what you all produce tomorrow. Here is the work send it from Monday's session from AG, AS, ASho, EMF, EW, FS, HH, IL, JB, JS, KP, OS, SA, SS, XS and OA

And well done to RB, EW, HH, FS, AT and SS who filled in the google quiz. I wrote all of you a personal comment which hopefully you could see.

Tuesday 19th January

Warm up

First have a go at the flashback 4 to get your brains warmed up. It’s all things that we’ve covered so far in Year 6. I wonder how much you remember? Remember, you can always play on TT Rockstars as well to rehearse your times tables.

L/O: To be able to divide decimal numbers by whole numbers

Firstly, watch my video explaining how we use the division method (bus stop method) to divide decimal numbers by whole numbers.

## Y6 dividing decimal tues

Now have a go at the fluency questions – choose the correct level for you depending on your confidence. Remember to show the numbers pictorially with place value counters if this helps and to practice using the division method. I have also included the remember tos for you.

Now challenge yourself with some reasoning and problem solving! Select the appropriate level for you.

We would love to see your work! Share it using the google forms below. Remember to complete the quiz and if you leave your form open, I can add a comment that you will hopefully see when you refresh it later.

## And even more work from Tuesday! Well done EF, IL, OA, JB and FS.

Also well done to AG, AT, EMF, HH, IS, RB, SA, XS and JA for completing the google quiz. I'm hoping you're seeing my responses. Please could you do me a favour - if you complete a quiz tomorrow, on the last question please could you tell me if you've seen any of my responses to your past quizzes? Thanks!

Wednesday 20th January

Warm up

First have a go at the flashback 4 to get your brains warmed up. It’s all things that we’ve covered so far in Year 6. I wonder how much you remember? Remember, you can always play on TT Rockstars as well to rehearse your times tables.

L/O: To be able to use a division method to solve problems

Firstly, watch my video explaining how we use the division method (bus stop method) to solve problems. These might involve whole numbers or decimals but the method is still the same.

## Y6 division problem solving

As today involves problem solving from the outset, there is only one set of questions (not fluency and reasoning separately) but, as always, select the level of challenge that is appropriate for you. Remember to pick out the key information first. Also, make sure you record the correct units of measure involved.

We would love to see your work! Share it using the google forms below.

## Today's lesson was trickier as it was all based on reasoning and problem solving and I know that some of you indicated that you found it harder today on the google quiz but I'm so proud of you for showing resilience and still producing super work. Remember, always identify the key information in a question. Well done to IL, XS, SS, KP, EMF, EW, ASho, JB, HH/ OA and SA and thank you for sharing their whizzy work

Also, thank you to AT, AG, DB, EW, HH, IS and SA for completing the google quiz. Special thanks to HH for following my instruction of letting me know if you're seeing my feedback. As I feared, he isn't which means others of you aren't either. I've had a play with it today. I've found that if you access it on a phone, you can't see the feedback as it doesn't keep the form open. If you can access from a tablet or computer though, you should be able to leave the tab open and then refresh  (once I've had time to reply so you'll need to give me about an hour - with 2 little girls at home life can be a little hectic!) you should be able to see my feedback. I'll keep writing and sending it in the hope that some of you are seeing it!

Thursday 21st January

Before you start today's tasks I want you to go and find a grown up in your house and give them a big hug and say thank you. It is clear to me the support both you and us as your teachers are getting from your grown ups is superb. We never thank our own grown ups enough so please take time to do it. They are doing a fabulous job supporting you probably whilst trying to do their own jobs and juggle their own workload. I bet you will make them smile! If you're in school then give an air high-5 to the bubble staff!

Warm up

First have a go at the flashback 4 to get your brains warmed up. It’s all things that we’ve covered so far in Year 6. I wonder how much you remember? Remember, you can always play on TT Rockstars as well to rehearse your times tables.

L/O: To be able to convert decimals to fractions

Yes Year 6s, I know how much you all love fractions! Mix them in with some decimals and you’ve got all the fun in one lesson – try to contain your excitement! Firstly, watch my video explaining how we convert decimals to fractions.

## Y6 decimals to fractions

Now have a go at the fluency questions – choose the correct level for you depending on your confidence. I have also included the remember tos for you.

Now challenge yourself with some reasoning and problem solving! Select the appropriate level for you.

We would love to see your work! Share it using the google forms below.

## Good work again today Year 6. You really are working hard. I'm pleased to see some good explanations on the reasoning tasks. Just remember to always check what the question is asking - I've just noticed a couple of small errors where the answer doesn't quite meet the question as another step is needed. Well done to you all though! Whizzy work today from AP, JB, RB, EW, RW, SS, HC, KP, SA, SS, DB, ASi, XS, EF, IL, OA and OS

Thanks to IS, RB, EW, DB, SA and HC for completing the google quiz today. Most of you seemed quite confident with today's tasks. Someone has mentioned they would like more practice at the division method for calculating so we will fit that in to the learning at some point over the half term.

Friday 22nd January

Warm up

First have a go at the flashback 4 to get your brains warmed up. It’s all things that we’ve covered so far in Year 6. I wonder how much you remember? Remember, you can always play on TT Rockstars as well to rehearse your times tables.

L/O: To be able to convert fractions to decimals

What a way to finish the week! More fun with fractions and decimals… was that a whoop whoop I just heard Year 6?! Today is just the opposite of yesterday – we are going to be converting fractions to decimals. Firstly, watch my video explaining how we convert fractions to decimals.

## Y6 fractions to decimals

Now have a go at the fluency questions – choose the correct level for you depending on your confidence. I have also included the remember tos for you.

Now challenge yourself with some reasoning and problem solving! Select the appropriate level for you.

We would love to see your work! Share it using the google forms below. Well done with your maths work this week Year 6, we’ve been looking at some tricky areas of maths so you have definitely earned a rest this weekend!