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Area Model Multiplication

Area Model Multiplication

Year 5 started to learn about multiplying by 2 digit numbers using the area model. They used Dienes equipment to multiply the tens and ones and then added all of their answers together. This will help them to understand the reasoning behind formal written methods of multiplication. There were lots of opportunities in this practical… Continue Reading

Hoops4health

Hoops4health

Year 5 have been working with The Newcastle Eagles in their Hoops4health programme. The Eagles came into school to deliver a roadshow and some coaching sessions before the children took part in a basketball tournament at The Eagles Community Arena. We took four teams to play in the tournament and everyone played extremely well. It… Continue Reading

Reading at St. Teresa’s

Reading at St. Teresa’s

This week, Mr Turner and Mrs Mackenzie had the pleasure of visiting all the children’s classrooms looking at their learning environments. It was wonderful to see all the children’s work and all the great learning displays on show. Each class have fantastic areas that promote the love of reading to all our children. Children can… Continue Reading

Well being Wednesday

Well being Wednesday

Every week the children in Year One participate in a well-being session and this week the children were thinking about the qualities of their friends. Each child in the class picked out a lolly-stick with a name on and then went away and thought about this friend. The children then wrote a short message to… Continue Reading

Bar Modelling in Year One

Bar Modelling in Year One

The children have been working on adding by counting on. Today the children used the bar model whilst solving calculations. As the children completed each calculation they told their learning partner a math number story that included the key words first, then and now. The stories were very entertaining and were as varied as including… Continue Reading