We are so very proud of our Y4 children. They have entered a multiplication quiz against other schools. They have knocked out all the other opponents and are through to the semi finals. They have Pipworth Primary to beat, and if they do, they go through to the Grand Finals! Keep up the hard work!
Prince Edward Primary School are through to the semi-finals of the Year 4 inter school multiplication competition!
The team was amazing and kept thier cool to secure a win with a score of 39-36!
We are one step closer to the trophy but need to succeed in the
semi-finals agianst Pipworth Community Primary school.
Wish us luck!
I absolutely love this kind of maths! I love problem solving and logic. Well done Y3s!
This week in maths we have been looking at different number and place value problems.
In this problem there are six numbers written in five different scripts.
We had to sort out which is which!
Here is one of our solutions:
We started with one hundred because it’s the only three digit number. However, there was only 3 of them. We then found all the twos because that is the only one digit number. Then we used the two to find all the twenty fives. We used the five to find all the fifty eights and then the eights to find the eighty threes. Then we used the threes to find the thirteens and the number left over was the missing one hundred.
Oliver & Alfie
If you want to try this problem for yourself you can try it here.
Every year, we work hard to ensure our Y4 pupils know their multiplication tables as well as they can. We need them to be fast, accurate and knowledgeable with all the multiplication facts to 12 x 12. In fact, the British government will soon be introducing a national test for all Y4 pupils to sit. The children will be measured against one another and there will be a standardised pass rate I’m sure.
In our school, to promote the learning of multiplication facts, we have a quiz show every two weeks. Four children from Amber Class and four children from Jade Class compete against each other to win the school trophy. This week, we had the first Quiz show.
The children warmed up by individually answering two questions. Then the children moved into the conferring round, where the team captains listened to everyone and announced the final answer. After these two rounds, Jade class were in the lead and Amber were even move determined to win. Then, the pupils took part in the fastest finger first round and a tricky round called “question or nominate”. After some difficult questions, the results were revealed… Amber class had won by three points. What a close game!
Well done to all the pupils that took part. There was some really good thinking, co-operation and encouragement throughout the contest.
We are so grateful to the Sheffield University Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department who have worked on creating us a set of quiz show buzzers. The buzzer system is great because it can detect who has pressed first and cancel out the rest. This way, there’s no denying who was first. Thank you very much. We intend to invite the University Department up to school so they can see the buzzers in action!
Everyone in school has got off to a flying start. The children have settled in really well to their new classes and the teachers have been planning loads of exciting things for their class. I’ve been reading all the blogs in our school and here are some you might be interested in: