Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

Fractions Fun 🔢


Last week, Room 6 made good use of the sunny weather and got outside. We have been learning about halves and quarters in our mathematics learning and have been exploring different ways you can split shapes into fractions.
We learned that if a shape is split into two equal pieces, it is called halves. If you split a shape into 3 equal pieces, it is called thirds and if you split a shape into 4 equal pieces, it is called quarters. We also recognised the importance of each piece being equal when using fractions.
When focussing on fractions, we discussed that if one half is coloured, it can be written as 1/2, if one third is coloured then it can be written as 1/3 and if one quarter is coloured then it can be written as 1/4. These are called fractions. We used the bottom number of each of these fractions to work out how many pieces made up the shape.
We enjoyed practising drawing shapes and splitting them into halves and quarters using chalk. Have a look at our amazing work!


Pupil Voice
Here are some comments on this week’s learning:
DT, AR – I enjoyed doing the new ‘ff’ sound. 
SG – I liked when we do the dividing because I like using my fingers to count.
CM – I liked practising for sports day.
IR – I really enjoyed making the fractions out of chalk and I also liked building fractions.
ND – I really like doing or new topic which is toys.
HW – I really enjoyed getting my certificate for the road safety competition and I am really happy for Emily to get 1st place. 
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Room 6 and Mrs Rae 🙂

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