Home Learning 15.5.20

Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

Well done for working hard this week. Keep a look out for our ‘Celebration of Learning’ showing off some of the things that you have been up to.

Check out ‘my maths’ for new work set.


Today you are going to be multiplying decimal numbers by a whole number using column method.

To do this you multiply the decimal number like you would a whole number just remember to keep the decimal place in your answer. I write the decimal point first.

2 x 4 = 8, 5 x 4 = 20 (carry the 2 and write the 0), 4 x 4 = 16 (add the 2 you carried over to give you 18)

Have a go at these:

Ext: Trebling

sum: 1abcde multiplied by 3 equals abcde1.

sum: 2fghij multiplied by 3 equals fghij2

Can you replace the letters with numbers?
Is there only one solution in each case?

Once you’ve had a chance to think about it, see how two different pupils began working on the task.

Here is Abdullah’s work:

“For each problem I first looked to find a number that would make the ones column accurate, then I substituted the number for the answer in the tens column and then continued the process until the calculation was complete.”

Joshua wrote:

“I wrote out single digit multiples of three up to 9 because each letter was one digit. I noticed that the numbers 1 to 9 only appeared once in the ones column of the answers. I looked at the question and realised that 3 x e had to be 21 because it was the only answer ending in 1. This meant that e had to be 7.

I carried the 2 and took it from 7 (the other e) and got 5. So d x 3 had to end in 5 which meant d had to be 5 because 5 x 3 = 15. I then repeated the process.”

Can you take each of these starting ideas and develop it into a solution?


Today you are going to respond to the letter that you wrote yesterday to the Egyptian Child. You need to respond as though you are the Egyptian Child, you need to answer all the questions that you asked in your letter and you could even ask some more.

If you aim for about 3 paragraphs in your response with an introduction and a concluding paragraph.

I would love to see both the letters that you have written.


We are going to be continuing with our 1 minute challenges – hopefully you still have the results from previous weeks with how many different P.E skills you can do in a minute – can you beat this score? Here is a reminder of them:

Star jumps, press ups, sit ups, donkey kicks, high knees, burpees

It would be great to see some pictures/videos of this in action!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Mrs Powell & Mrs Harvey