## Year 4 Times Tables Meeting

Last Night, at 5:30, the one and only Mr Hodges hosted a Times tables meeting with Miss Philip and Mrs Wardell.

What they did was let parents Come in so that the teachers could talk about the importance of times tables. In the meeting, they talked about that they need to know up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4.

The Year 4’s have to do a test at the end of the year to see how well they know their tables. However, it is more important that they know their table facts for fractions, division, long Multiplication and much, much more! By knowing the times tables really fast you can get better at all these thing. To get better use times table rock and hit the button.

By Eleanor and Cara

## 5L vs 4H TT Rockstars Battle

This week, there was a huge battle between 5L and 4H. Mr Hodges’ class challenged 5L last Friday but sadly (for 4H) 5L won by 624 points.

TT Rockstars is an online maths challenge which you can play anywhere. It is an app for people to practice your maths and have a bit of fun. You can have some fun with your avatar, which you create yourself, and change your hair, top, pants and accessories.

By learning your times tables, it really helps you with your other mathematical skills including multiplication, division and fractions. Keep practising hard on TT rock stars and you will soon see the benefits.

By Florence, Mia, Hannah and Phoebe.

## TT rock-stars competition

Next week there will be a competition for tt rock-stars across school because it is maths week. TT rock-stars is a maths game for all years. It helps children progress in their times tables facts hile they collect coins to create an avatar.

Here are some top tips of how to use tt rock-stars accurately. Go on garage instead of studio , rock slam and arena. This helps you to practise the facts which you need to. Although arena is fun because you can play against your friends. Practice regularly to get lots of points and get better and faster at it.

If you your class wins you win a grand prize of pizza! We hope these tips helped you good luck.

By Mia and Florence

## Times Table Rock Stars

Hi,

We’d like to tell you a bit about TT Rockstars which you can play at home or in our after school club. You should play times table rock stars because you can verse your friends, dress up in your style and be a footballer. It is a super fun way to learn times tables for 1×1 to 12×12. It is really fun and you can easily learn your times tables. If you go on garage and you get five questions right you will earn fifty coins {1 question =10 coins but only on garage!} If you go on a game called arena your points won’t be timed by ten although you will still get some points.

It is a great way to practise your times tables and have fun with your friends!

By Ivy, Ava and Hannah

## Maths Mastery

This week everyone from Year 2 to Year 6 enjoyed Maths Mastery Week and so got to do lots of maths mastery challenges in the hall. There was a range of different activities. In fact, 26 problems of all different levels! Some off  the problems were: Tangrams, Rubix cubes and towers of Hanoi which were fun and challenging. We found them really hard but wanted to solve them all so we gave it a go. Years 1 to 2 got to work together to solve some of the more difficult problems. All of the school enjoyed the workshop and learnt new maths challenges and some even wanted to do it again!

All of  the classes got to take some time off their normal lessons and did extra fun maths. We loved it and would do it all again.

By Pasha and Taylor

## RD assembly

Have you ever been interested in the exciting, cheery and hardworking life of a reception child? Well if so this blog is meant for you! Before today I thought reception just played, well I’ve been proved wrong as they did a fantastical assembly that was all about the hard work they do! I was very impressed with everything they get done in a day for such young people, they work incredible tough! My mind boggles to how they fit all this word in. I’m surprised that by the end of the day their not on the floor.

This assembly really showcases how great these children are. In the morning, the first thing they do is phonics and can sound out letters like a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,o and so on. They can read words like dog,cat,the,hat,log,bog,pat and book. Which is very impressive, I would be so proud of my class if I was their teacher. They are as clever as scientists! In maths they can count to ten and subtract and add! They have done so much more and each day are accomplishing lots more every minute.They also showed what they did for world book day where they looked at the story of room on the broom. They did some perfect acting of room on the broom they had a cat, dog, bird and a leaping, pea green frog. Last but not least, a nice and cackling witch. These people are better than actors or actresses! Sadly, all thing have to come to a end and soon enough it had finished.Good luck in reception and I hope they learn lots more.

By Emily Mae

## Maths Mastery Week

Last week Blakehill became Masters of Maths. Each teacher chose a part of the curriculum that their class had a good knowledge of. Once they had recapped the basics, each class deepened their understanding of the topic through problem solving and reasoning. By the end of the week there were Masters of the Maths Topic.

## KIRFs

On Wednesday, Mr Sidebottom held an assembly (for KS2) -which are probably held every 3 weeks – this amazing assembly is all about maths. In this assembly teachers give in some people’s MATHS work which has been impressive. These children get a maths award which is a a certificate and a pencil.

And it doesn’t stop there! No way! Mr Sidebottom does a KIRF competition where children are quizzed on their mental maths in front of EVERYONE!

This time it was the marvellous year 6! Three children were chosen to shout out them KIRFS read below to find out ….

6R       VS      6W

Elyse                Iqra

Darcy               Charlotte

By Macie

## Lego Workshop

On Thursday 12th May Year 2 did a Lego Workshop and on the 13th May Year 5 also did a  Lego Workshop. The person that came in was from the company called Junior STEM, the word STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths. The man that came in was called Mr Hawken. We had to make a merry- go- round and to do so we had to include: a laptop, a censor, a motor, a hub and lots of Lego pieces. On the laptop we looked at the instructions that were given to us by Mr Hawken and then built it with the lego pieces.We also learnt how to programme them to spin  with a computer. Finally, we made backgrounds and tunes to go with this. Everyone enjoyed it and wished he could come again sometime.

By Tom and Max

Year 5 Lego Robots on PhotoPeach

## 4L Times Table Champions

This week time tables have been great! In 4L maths group the time tables have been flying out, the children have obviously been working very hard.
It all comes down to this who will be the winners?
It was a great effort from everyone who was involved but the winners are…..
Jacob
Liam
Katlin
Imogen
and last but not least Jimmi.

Well done everyone you did fantastic. Good look for everyone for next week! Remember to keep practising if you want to be in with a chance of winning!

By Emily Mae