Welcome back, Falcons and Kestrels! We hope you have had a terrific Easter and are ready to tackle some new exciting challenges.
This is the first of a 2-week-long writing project. Check out the workbook here:
Have a look at pages 1-5 and try Activity 1 ("A Door Is...")
On the same workbook above, look at the artistic challenge on page 6. We would love to see your door designs. Can you design a door for the Falcon and Kestrels classrooms? What about for the front of the school? For your front door? For a hospital entrance? For your bedroom? For the Queen's bedroom?
Try tackling the revision session for Summer 1 called Lesson 1: Vertically Opposite Angles:
And if that's not enough for you why not try your hand at the....
Nefariously Nasty Problem Solving Challenge of the Week
At Barkfield School for dogs, there are 10 puppies and 10 kennels. The headteacher and the deputy head (Mr Bones and Mrs Bow-wowkett) ask the first puppy to open all 10 kennel doors. Then they ask the second puppy to close every second kennel door.
They ask the third puppy to go to every third door and open it if it’s shut or shut it if it’s open.
Then they ask the fourth puppy to go to every fourth door and open it if it’s shut and shut it if it’s open.
Then they do the same with the fifth puppy (every fifth door) and so on until the tenth puppy has opened or closed every tenth door.
At the end, how many kennel doors are open and how many are closed?
How do you know? Did you draw it out or use playing cards to model each kennel door? Did you draw a table or try to keep track in your head? Or did you spot a pattern in which doors are opened or close that would help you?
Can you create a rule or a set of instructions using maths language that would allow you to figure out how many kennels are open or closed if the school had 100 puppies and 100 kennels?
If you're barking mad enough to figure this one out let us know!
Mrs Rust found this terrific article about Captain Tom Moore, the 99-year-old former army captain who is doing sponsored walks to raise money for our NHS. If you have a bit of extra time to spare, why not send him a birthday card for his 100th birthday? The details are here: