This week in maths we are looking and Factors and Multiples as we investigate multiplication concepts and strategies. Over the years I have found that children can sometimes confuse the two or think that they are the same thing so I have been on the lookout for a good visual that will help with this problem. Whilst researching I found this great photo that makes the difference quite clear and pretty easy to remember. I hope you find it useful as you try to remember what Factors and Multiples are!
Last term we were exploring many of Alan Peat's 'Exciting Sentences' to try to help us become more powerful in our writing and our choice of both words and sentence types. One of the activities that we completed was based on a picture stimulus of a spooky looking house. We had to try to write in a way that would describe all of the senses relating to the house: how it looked; how it felt to be around it; how it smelt; how it sounded etc. The final pieces used a lot of 'show, not tell' writing and many of the 'exciting sentences' that we have been exploring throughout the term. Here are some examples of students writing:
Have you heard of Alan Peat's 'Exciting Sentences' before?
What do you do to improve your writing?
As a new initiative this year in the 5/6 area we decided that between the three teachers we would teach Science, History and Geography/Economics, and we would teach it to each class. I am responsible for delivering science classes to all of the grade 5/6 students at our school this year and though we have done many exciting things I must admit I have been very slack on updating anything to the class blog. Here are a few photos of some of the things we have been doing in class…..but I will be sure to make more regular posts in the future!
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