Y5 this week have been multiplying and dividing all sorts of numbers in all sorts of ways. We have practised mental multiplication and division by doubling and halving numbers a bunch of times. We can now mentally multiply a number by 32 (double, double, double, double, double) and mentally divide a number by 8 (half, half, half). In addition to this we have been practising our written long multiplication and formal division.
Linking to our IPC topic of investigators, In Literacy, Year 6 have been trying to solve the mystery of missing man John Bonbon. We watched a video recording of a car accident, heard and read witness accounts and interviewed suspects. We pieced together all the information to write a newspaper report on the event. Our learning was focused on direct and indirect speech and also the structure of paragraphs within recounts in the form of a newspaper. Watch the mysterious video clip below...