Monday 6th July.
Today in school we are re-capping/securing our knowledge and understanding of Halves and Quarters. By total coincidence, today's BBC Bitesize lesson is also on Halves. To start your home learning session today,please click on the link below to work on the BBC Bitesize activities. After this please have a look at following the PDF for today's in school lesson.
*Re-cap work can also be found in a previous Maths learning folder: https://www.lilleshallprimaryschool.co.uk/week-8-120520/ and https://www.lilleshallprimaryschool.co.uk/week-9-190520-1/
When discussing halves with your son/daughter please ensure that they understand that a half is either '1 part of 2 equal parts' such as half a pizza or that it is 'one equal group of two equal groups' for example 4 is half of 8. The two groups or two halves of an object make a whole.
A quarter is either '1 part of 4 equal parts' such as a quarter of a cookie or it is 'one equal group out of four equal groups' for example 3 is a quarter of 12.
If you find that your son/daughter has a secure understanding of these concepts, then you can also discuss how two quarters equals the same as a half. Visual representations help to extend this concept and you may also notice I have provided pictorial representations within today's lesson for you to use.
As always please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 8th July.
Depending on how much of the Maths lesson you completed on Monday, you may find that you need to continue to work through the class PowerPoint on Halves and Quarters. If you managed to finish off all of the lesson, then please have a go at today's BBC Bitesize session on Quarters. In school we tend to find that understanding Quarters can be much trickier to grasp than Halves, so repetition and exposure to different styled questions will certainly benefit your son/daughter's knowledge of this concept.
If you are looking for an alternative/extension task I have also attached a 'Multiplication and Division' Twinkl Maths Assessment for your son/daughter to complete. The verbal questions can be found on the final page of the booklet alongside the answers. You may choose to ask your son/daughter to complete this work independently, however, if necessary you can work through the examples together. Please contact me if you find there is a specific gap in their learning that you would like support with.