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MTC- Multiplication Times Table Check Information

 

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

 

When the pupils go into Year 5 they are expected to be confident in all multiplication tables up to 12x12

 

Your child came home with a daily multiplication pack which must be returned on Tuesday 4th June. 

 

The curriculum for maths is so extensive, there is an expectation that parents will help their children learn their times tables at home and not rely exclusively on schools to bring them up to speed.


Some of the techniques you can use include:


- Practising times tables by rote (old-fashioned chanting of each multiplication table).


- Asking your child times tables questions out of order, such as ‘What’s 11x12? What’s 5x6?’


- Asking your child the related division facts: ‘What’s 8 ÷ 4? What’s 9 ÷ 3?’


- Using arrays to help your child memorise times tables


– you can use fun objects like Smarties or Lego bricks to make it more entertaining.


- Using apps such as:

 


-Use songs to help memorise times table facts:

 

 

Happy learning!

Radio advert- Department of Odds and Ends

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We are excited to start of our new narrative called The Lost Thing.

 

This story follows the journey of a young boy who stumbles on a strange and unusual creature on the beach. Unsure of where it belongs, he decides to take it home and give it shelter. However, his parents are not too keen on the idea, leading the boy to feel helpless and lost. 

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But then, he overhears a radio advert broadcasting a special place for Lost Things called the Department of Odds and Ends. Is all that it seems?

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Join Class 5's Eco-lution and Edi-cate yourself!

 

Plastic wastage is a major concern for the environment and future generations. From single-use plastic to hard plastic, the impact on our planet is devastating. Our journey into understanding the harmful effects of plastic wastage began with a focus on the terrible effects of plastic straws on marine life. We learned about the countless marine animals that are injured or killed by plastic straws every year. This led us to explore the story of an individual who made a powerful statement by creating a sculpture made entirely out of straws, effectively highlighting the scale of the problem.

 

In our quest for eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws, we came across the Stroodles, an innovative pasta straw that not only serves as a sustainable option but also helps in reducing plastic waste. The invention of Stroodles was an eye-opener for us, as it showed us that there are many alternatives to harmful plastic products.

 

Furthermore, we began to explore  the issue of single-use cups used in cafes and the impact of their plastic composition on the environment. We were shocked to discover the lengthy decomposition period of plastic and the fact that it takes up an increasing amount of space in our landfills. This prompted us to research and persuade people to try and use  the Good Edi-Cup, an eco-friendly alternative that has the potential to reduce the environmental damage caused by traditional plastic cups.

 

As a result of our efforts in persuasive writing, we were rewarded with the opportunity to try different eco-friendly products such as the Stroodle Pasta Straws, chocolate edible spoons, and the Good Edi cup by Miss Tahir. This hands-on experience allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of these innovative solutions and enabled us to craft more compelling and persuasive arguments in our writing.

 

We have come to realize that the battle against plastic wastage is an urgent and ongoing one. It is not only a responsibility but also a moral obligation to protect our environment for future generations. We implore you to join our green revolution by embracing and advocating for eco-friendly alternatives to plastic products. Together, we can make a significant impact and pave the way for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. Will you stand with us in our mission to combat plastic wastage?

 

 

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
―Margaret Atwood

 

In our English writing class, we have been diving into the story "FaRther" and exploring different ways to enhance our writing skills. Over the past few lessons, we have been learning how to construct sentences and stack them together chronologically to create engaging and captivating narratives.

 

By focusing on short, intensive moments of learning, we have been able to apply these techniques to our own writing. Through this process, we have gained a deeper understanding of the storytelling craft and have been able to elevate our writing to new levels.

 

One of the most fascinating aspects of our exploration of "FaRther" has been the opportunity to write our own stories from a different perspective. This has allowed us to not only engage with the text on a deeper level but also to flex our creative muscles and experiment with various writing styles and voices.
 

As a result, we have produced a collection of English stories that we are eager to share with you. Each of these stories offers a unique perspective on the world of "FaRther" and showcases the diverse talents and creativity of our class.

 

We hope that you enjoy reading our stories as much as we enjoyed writing them. We have put our hearts and souls into these pieces and are very proud of ourselves! 

FaRther

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