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Week of Monday 13th July



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Check out this whizzy work from HM! You've carefully planned your ideas and your game looks really fun - well done and thank you for sharing.

Friday 16th July

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to today's maths lesson - the last one before the summer holidays! I can't believe they are here already.  It's been a very strange end of term.  Don't forget if you've missed anything or want to go through anything again on your blog you can still access it over the summer holidays.  There's also a new tab named 'Catch up Learning' where you can access all the videos from your year group.

Today we're combining maths and art again making some interesting patterns called tessellations.  

LO To create a tessellating pattern

I can remember to

Make a Template
-draw an interesting line from corner to corner

-Cut along the line

-Slide the shape and stick with tape on the opposite side

-Turn the shape 90 degrees and repeat the process

Draw round the template on a piece of plain paper

Slide the template to fit into the pattern and repeat the process

Colour in the shapes using a repeating pattern

Escher-inspired tessellating patterns

The Mathematical Art Of M.C. Escher

Thursday 16th July 

Good Morning Y5 and Y6!

Your task today is to design and create a maths board game. You will need to carefully consider a number of things in order to produce a game.  What type of game do you wish to create?  How will it look? What pieces will you need to create it? e.g. dice, spinners, counters, tokens. What are the rules of the game?  There is a planning sheet to help you design your game - watch the video to see how to use this.

You may create a whole new game which has never been seen or heard of before, or you may magpie ideas from other well-known games.  There's a slide show of ideas to help you get inspiration!

LO To design and create a maths board game

I can remember to

Choose a theme
Sketch out my ideas
Write down the rules
Select the maths skills to be practised
List what is needed to play the game
Write an answer sheet
Make the game colourful!


Design and create your own maths board game

Well-known Board Games

Homemade Board Game Examples

Wednesday 15th July

Good Morning Y5 and Y6!  

Today we're practising our recall of timestables facts.  Learning your timestables is sooooooooo important! You've probably heard your teachers say that before! It really does make many other areas of maths (such as fractions) so much easier to grasp. 


How do you improve your timestables? Through practice!

Timestables Rockstars is a fun way to practise your knowledge and speed of tables.  Make sure you regularly log on and have a practice of your skills. 

Today there's some games and activities you can play on your own or with a partner that are fun to do and help you to learn and improve your timestables speed.  The games are for the table facts that tend to be the most tricky to learn - 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12s.  There's some using paper and some online games for you to have a go at.  There's also a video by the brilliant Miss Kendall showing you an active maths game that practises your timestables. Enjoy!  


If you're not able to print the games out, you can copy them off the screen onto paper.  In the fortune teller section there's instructions of how to make your own from a piece of paper.

LO to recall and use all tables up to 12 x 12

I can remember to

Use the multiplication square if I need a prompt

Count in multiples
Select a multiplication table that I need more practice on

Increase my speed by regularly practising my tables

Miss Kendall's Active Timestables Challenge

Timestables games you can play online
Confident with your timestables and want a further challenge? Try these! 
Tuesday 14th July

LO To use calculation skills to work out costs for a recipe

I can remember to

Underline key information
Write out the number sentence
Choose an appropriate method - written, jottings or mental  
Check my answer makes sense

Good Morning Y5 and Y6 and welcome to today's maths.  We're working out the cost of a banana pancake recipe today.  I've included the recipe and a video of how to make the pancakes in case you'd like to try them out at home.  Please make sure you ask permission from a grown up at home before you try to make them.
Click below for a video that models the questions you'll be answering today.

Calculating Costs

More food-related maths!

Below are some additional tasks you can have a go at that practice your calculation skills. Each one is a mystery you have to try and solve! There are 3 levels of challenge.

How to make banana pancakes

Monday 13th July

Good morning and happy Monday Y5 and Y6!  Warm up your maths brains with a Number of the Day starter - make sure you select the correct number of digits that give you enough challenge.


What is a translation?

A translation is when a shape moves from one position to another without being rotated or flipped.

LO To translate shapes in a grid

I can remember to

describe the movement of shapes using the vocabulary

use the corner of a shape to describe/find a translation

count the correct number of squares in the correct direction   

give reasons for my answers







Watch the two videos on the link below to find out more about translation
The video below also explains what a translation is
Now have a go at the tasks below. There are some tasks that can be done on screen and some that need a printer.  Good luck and see you tomorrow!

Game (needs printing)