Today year 6 practised their times tables and made links to solve tricker sums mentally (in their head) such as 75 x 8= or division sums. It is really important that year 6 work hard to become quicker at multiplication and the related division facts.
This morning we stretched our noticing, reasoning and collaboration muscles to solve the Momey bags challenge! We also talked about the importance of recording systematically when solving Maths problems. Reuben spotted the pattern of the binary code and taught us all about this!
This afternoon we practised our art skills as we learnt about cubism and the work of Picasso. We explored some of his paintings and then started to use his technique to gather some ideas of our own for our own self portraits. Watch this space as we critique our first attempts tomorrow…
We had a great day today! Some of us were a little nervous about working with new class members however these nerves quickly vanished as we took part in a number of challenges in which we had to use our collaboration skills!