Today we recapped our knowledge on the long-multiplication method, by multiplying three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. We also began to look at worded multiplication problems, to challenge them further.
We have been looking at division with remainders in maths and will be shortly moving onto long multiplication. To help us practise our multiplication and division further, year 5 have played a game of Mathopoly. They answered math questions as they moved around the board and the first person to get to 100 points wins.
In PSHE, Year 5 have began to learn about their environment and the community and its impact on others. We looked at the Governments job and how they had to share out the countries finances, decide where the money should go and how much everyone should get. Year 5 were given areas to share out money to, such as healthcare, education, housing, amenities and benefits; they had to decide which was a priority and needed more money. They used counters to replicate this money and had discussions in their groups as to their reasons why they thought each area needed the money that they were given. They then reflected on the impact on each area with regards to the funding.
In Maths, Year 5 have been looking at multiples. They were given a sheet which involves working together in pairs to solve the problems. The first problem on the sheet, was to figure out what colour the balloons should be, based upon their multiples and then work out which number had common multiples.