Hello and welcome to 5W’s blog; our last week before half term.
We started the week consolidating column addition/subtraction. Miss Power then gave us the calculations with numbers left out and we had to figure out which digits were missing. This is very tricky, especially if there was crossing the tens barriers. This led to looking at Bar Model. Numbers are displayed in bars and we had to work out the missing number. A simple example is shown below. It is not always the top bar that is missing and sometimes there are more than two bars at the bottom.
These bar models can be very helpful to solve word problems.
Pupil of the week is …… Milly Pimblett for persevering and grasping the concept f problem solving using Bar Model, showing that hard work and determination really does pay off.
No birthdays this week
Well, we’ll say bye for now, we finish today, 19thOctober, retuning on 29th October. Have a super break and stay safe.