Monday, 29 October 2007

Maths Week

Hi Year 6,

As you may know, during Maths week you'll be tested on your times tables. Here's a link to a times table game that should help you learn any of the tables up to 10 that you are unsure about. Try saying the sum and the answer as you play it, it'll help you to remember the answer when you hear the question. Choose the grid with the numbers as this will help you to memorise your tables.

I hope this helps.

Ms Jones

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Mr H, Mr H, Miss S and Mr D on bikes

Don't forget that some of us teachers will be cycling from one side of England to the other between Monday and Wednesday.

Just in case you want to see how we're doing, we've set up another blog to which we will upload pictures from our mobile phones as we go along. It's at...

Keep checking to get the latest news - and remember we're doing it to raise money for Becky Tegg's and Miss. Read's charities. So if you know somebody who might like to donate some money, then send them to
Have a great week!

If you haven't got Microsoft Office...

Microsoft Office is a fairly expensive piece of software. If you don't have it on your computer at home then you can download something very similar for free. It's called OpenOffice. Go to...

and click 'go to download'. It's a big download so it'll take a while. Then install it.

The program you can use to work on your biography slideshows is called 'Impress'.

Have fun!

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Got those quadrilaterals yet?

As promised to Mr. Hanley's group - the link to the quadrilaterals and polygons information used in class today (this will also be very useful to Miss, McCarney's group)...

Oh - and just for you bloggers - an extra, super-tough activity! Click on the link below, wait for the page to load and you will see a collection of quadrilaterals. Each one at first looks like a square. You have to pick up the corners of each one (red dots) and drag them around a few times. As you drag, the shape will reveal some of its secrets by only allowing you to reshape it in certain ways. If you really know your quadrilaterals then you'll be able to name each one!

Enough of my yakkin' - here it is...

Can you spot which one is the 'quadrilateral with no name'?

Let me know how you get on.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

A year 6 blog - a week 6 post

Week 6 already? Better get a move on...

By semi-popular demand, here's the link to my Gorilla game:

Want to make a game of your own? Take a look at this site:

It's a bit silly but very funny. You'll need a picture of you (or somebody else) to upload and drag into place. Then - hey presto - you will be in a game of your own.

Lots of work on shapes and their properties this week. If you fancy testing your knowledge of shape names then have a go at:


Thursday, 4 October 2007

Multiplying or dividing by a multiple of 10?

Here's a link to a game that you can play to practise muliplying or dividing a number by a multiple of 10.

e.g. 4.8 x 100 or 12,000 ÷ 10

Use the green 'left' and 'right' buttons to move all of the digits in the number one place to the left (x10) or one place to the right (÷10).

Here it is then...

Those blasted apostrophes (or is that apostrophe's?)

As promised... the links to the two apostrophe games we played today:



What score can you get?

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Another ICT link

Here's another link to help you create some great buttons for your slideshows:

Thanks to whoever sent that link!