Area and Perimeter

During the last couple of weeks, Year 5 have been working hard on perimeter and area. To help  us remember how to calculate perimeter, and to remember the difference between perimeter and area, we learnt a song about Peri the snail.    


This week in Maths, Maple have been learning about Perimeter. We looked at different shapes and ran our fingers around the edges to understand what we meant by the distance around a shape. We calculated the perimeters of the different shapes we had drawn. We also set ourselves the challenge Read more…

Negative Numbers!

Maple have been working hard with negative numbers in maths today. We worked in groups to order our negative numbers. We even made human number lines, positioning ourselves in the correct order. We spent some time calculating the differences between some positive and negative numbers and completed some fantastic work Read more…

Fun with time

We have been practising time today outside in the lovely weather. We have been looking at 5 minute intervals and have been playing lots of games to help us. Throughout the day Mrs Graham has been asking us what the time is.  We are becoming very confident now.

The Gingerbread Man

This week we have been learning about, ‘The Gingerbread Man’. At the beginning of the week, we listened to the story and practised retelling it in our own way. We then went outside and created our own gingerbread person. We asked a friend to draw around our bodies and then Read more…

Maths challenge

This afternoon, we decided to get out of the classroom and into the fresh air to do some problem solving revision on what we have learnt so far in year 5. We worked in pairs to solve a number of multi-step addition, subtraction, number and place value problems. Each answer Read more…

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