Thursday, 31 March 2011

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 1.4.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy: Calculating perimeter

Literacy: The legend of Robin Hood

Discovery: Dilemmas

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

 

Perimeter is the total distance around the outside of a shape.  Use a ruler to measure the perimeter of objects around your house.  You could measure the perimeter of a book, a computer game box, food packaging or even your bedroom if you have a large tape measure!

 

You can also practise calculating perimeter by playing some of the following games:

 

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures/measure.html#Area

 

We also investigated odd and even numbers this week.  For example, we found that adding two even numbers always gives an even answer.  Investigate the effect of multiplying an even number by another even number.  Do the same for odd numbers.  Make a prediction about the answer before you start.

 

Literacy:

 

We have discussed the legend of Robin Hood and retold the story of him being trapped in the dungeon of Nottingham Castle. We also discussed parts of the story that were dramatic.  To prepare for next week, imagine you are Maid Marian or Robin Hood.  If you were Maid Marian, how would you feel alone and trapped in the dungeon?  If you were Robin Hood, how would it feel to be rescuing Maid Marian?  Write down some 'wow' words to describe your thoughts and feelings.

 

Discovery:

 

This week we heard the story of Ahmed's dilemma.  We discussed the story and what Ahmed should do.  We agreed that he did the right thing by helping his friend.  Can you think of a time when you have been faced with a hard decision to make?  How did you feel?  How did you make your decision?  Was it the right decision?

 

Next week we will be designing the menu for the Royal Wedding Breakfast.  Carry out some research into different food items that we could put on our menus.

Year 6 Home Learning

Year 6 Home Learning     Week ending 2nd April 2011

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Changing present tense verbs to past tense

Numeracy: Telling the time

                     Converting analogue time to digital

How you can help your child at home:

Literacy: Please could your child practice their handwriting joins by spelling words including the first five joins beginning with 'e ', using the sheet provided (please keep this at home until completed). Could they also practice the following spellings for a test next Monday and understand their meanings:

  • generation
  • invention
  • pollution
  • question
  • destructive
  • expensive
  • survive
  • themselves
  • throughout
  • festival

For the children who go to Miss Foster for spellings, please practice words with unusual plurals such as loaf to loaves, thief to thieves, woman to women and baby to babies.

Numeracy: Practice telling the analogue time using multiple of five' e.g' 25 past 1 or 1:25

 Convert analogue time to digital by adding 12 hours on to analogue from 1 o'clock to 12 o'clock midnight

For activities on telling time use:

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures.htm

 

 Practice x4, x6, x7 & x8 for a test next week also.

 

Reception Home Learning W/E 1.4.11

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy-Different ways of making 10p. Continue with addition and subtraction in the same sum.
 
Literacy- Recap speed set 1 and 2. New sound-oy (toy for a boy).
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Beginning to identify the names of flowering plants around the school. Recognise their differences and similarities.
Discuss the celebration of Mothering Sunday. What do our mummy's do for us? What is really special about are mummy?
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy- Encourage your child to identify coins- 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p. How many 1p do you need to make a 10p? How many 5p do you need to make 10p? etc.
 
Literacy- Use Fred fingers to sound out- enjoy, boy, toy, and joy. Use their knowledge of sounds and high frequency words to write a simple sentence. For eg. The boy was in the tree.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- When you are out for a walk or shopping, encourage your child to name simple flowers or plants. Say to your child for eg-Look at those spiky, dark green, leaves on the colourful easter cactus. Try to encourage your child to use descriptive language wherever possible. I have introduced the word adjective.
 
Just to let you know we will be going on a Pirate Hunt  around the village next Tuesday afternoon in search of treasure!!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Read Write Inc Group Sounds w/e 1.4.11

Miss Foster - unusual plurals, for example knife - knives
                                                             baby - babies
Mrs Cotton - revising speed sounds 3
Mrs Garbett - ir
Mrs Evans - a-e
Mrs Fawsett - ow and ou
Mrs Davies - ow
Miss Burrows / Mrs Pisacane - ew and tion
Mrs Schartz / Mrs Peacock - characters from myths

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 01.04.11
This week we have been learning about:
Maths – estimating and measuring different lengths using non standard measures.
Science – sorting animals and plants.



How to support your child at home:
Maths – ask your child to suggest ways we can measure different things around the house, we have come up with lots of different ideas in class, using feet, hands, coins etc.  For example you could use one of your shoes to measure the length of a room.  Ask your child to estimate how many shoes it would take to measure the room and record their estimate.  Have a go at measuring the room with a shoe and see if they were right.  Think of other things you could measure and what things would be appropriate to use to measure the object.  For example if you decided to measure the kitchen floor would it be sensible to use paper clips or could you think of something better to use.  Remember it is also important to allow your child to estimate how many first and then measure to see if they are correct.

Science – create a 'mind map' showing all the information your child knows about animals. How much can they remember about animals?  You could make it more challenging and separate the animals into different groups for example fish, mammals, birds etc.  See below for a simple example.  It would be great to see your ideas in school next week.  This website may help give you some ideas http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/classification/kc_class_again.htm

 They can move.  ------------- Mammals  --------------   Animals  -------------------- birds ----------------- They lay eggs.


You may also like to have a go at this sorting game - http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html


We are now having a word of the week.  This week our word is flabbergasted. We have been learning the meaning of the word and also trying to use the word during each day.  Please encourage your child to use this word over the weekend whenever possible.

Next week we are designing wedding cakes for the Royal Wedding, if you have any pictures or photographs please send them into school.  Thank you.
 

Year Three W/Ending: 1st April 2011

This week in school we have been learning about:
 
Numeracy: to construct and interpret a frequency table. To know the term frequency.
 
Discovery: The Royal Wedding
 
Welsh: To tell the time
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Numeracy:  Using a frequency table and a pack of playing cards. Begin by drawing a blank frequency table headed 'suit' & 'Frequency'. Shuffle the playing cards (aces to tens) and deal out 30, face up. They write 'hearts', 'clubs', diamonds' & 'spades' in 1st column, then count how many of each suit they can see & complete table. Repeat with 30 different cards. Discuss the results.
 
Discovery: As part of our celebrations for the forthcoming Royal Wedding, we are discussing the event and designing our own commemorative mugs. Some of these will then be displayed in St Nicholas Church as part of the wedding celebrations. You may like to look at some you may have at home and its features. Focussing on its design and main features.
 
Welsh: We have been looking at the time, you may like to use the time in Welsh with your own child.
 
un- one
dau- two
tri- three
pedwar- four
pump- five
chewch- six
saith- seven
wyth- eight
nau- nine
deg- ten
un deg un- eleven
un deg dau- twelve
 
Faint o'r gloch ydy hi? What time is it?
.......o'r gloch                      ....... o'clock
Hanner awr wedi.........        Half Past ....
 
 
 

Friday, 25 March 2011

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 25.3.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

 In Literacy- Planning a mythical story. We did a lot of work at the beginning of the week on how to effectively describe characters and settings in stories. The children have written a draft and are editing their work and each others.

In Numeracy- Using informal and standard methods for addition and subtraction.

Discovery-

Finding out about space missions and different scientist/astronauts that have attempted space travel and moon landings over the past few decades.

Finding out some of the symbols that reflect the Sikh religion- these are known as the 5 K's. (

Water Safety at the beach.

 

How to support your child at home:

Numeracy- Practise both methods that we looked at this week- (Adding with carrying over and subtracting by borrowing)

 

Discovery- Design a fact sheet about a space mission of your choice-have a look at www.spacekids.co.uk/spacehistory for some ideas. Think about who was involved, when it was, what sort of space craft was used.  Was it successful?!

Also http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/space has some really useful information, links and games the children can play.

 

Talk about the five symbols of the Sikh religion, what can they remember about them?

·          (Kesh (uncut hair)

·         Kara (a steel bracelet)

·         Kanga (a wooden comb)

·         Kaccha - also spelt, Kachh, Kachera (cotton underwear)

·         Kirpan (steel sword)

Have a look at www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/customs/fiveks.shtml

 

Next week we will be starting to design and make an invitation for the Royal wedding in April, if you have any current or old wedding invitations at home we could look at, could you send them in- Many Thanks.

Year 3 week ending March 25th

Maths - revisiting 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables
            Solve word problems relating to multiplication and division
 
Discovery - Taking digital photographs
 
SEAL (social, emotional aspects of learning) - Being assertive
 
How to support your child at home:
  
Maths - This week we found a great game on the bbc internet site which the class really enjoyed playing. Start practising the above times tables and when you feel confident with these, add in your 1, 11, 6 times tables.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/timestables/game.shtml,

Give your child a problem (this could be done anytime during the day rather than sitting down at a table to do it). eg There are 12 biscuits in a packet. How many each are there for Mum, Dad and your sister? They will probably need to actually use the biscuits (or any props to help - I often use lolly sticks from their creative box)  to work it out.

Discovery - Last week we started a creative project called ffotostory. Each group has planned a mini film story and this week we filmed it. We talked about how to take a good digital photograph. For example, we talked about when to use landscape and when to use portrait, what view point to take a photo from and how to create a feeling of movement using a series of still photographs. While outside in the garden or on a walk, give your child the camera and ask them to take a photo on the theme of Spring.  I can't wait to see them!

Seal - This week we have talked about being assertive or saying no in a polite manner. The class were given scenarios such as your friend wants to go to the cinema - you dont want to. We then discussed how to say no to the friend without being rude or hurting their feelings. The class were very good at this and demonstrated great care for their friends.  During the weekend look out for any moments where your child can practise being assertive. Could this prevent an argument? On Monday, we will revisit this topic and it would be great to hear of any occasions when your child practised being assertive.

Have a great weekend!


 

Year 6 Home Learning

Year 6 Home Learning     Week ending 25th March 2011

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Myths and legends

Numeracy: Converting fractions to decimals and rounding up to 1 and 2 decimal places.

Proportion and Ratio

How you can help your child at home:

Literacy: Please could your child practice their handwriting joins by spelling words including the first five joins beginning with 'd ', using the sheet provided (please keep this at home until completed). Could they also practice the following spellings for a test next Monday and understand their meanings:

  • digital
  • essential
  • individual
  • original
  • physical
  • special
  • completion
  • destination
  • direction
  • foundations

For the children who go to Miss Foster for spellings, please practice  words with soft 'c' as in cycle and circle and soft 'g' as in germ,  gel and large.

Numeracy: To convert fractions to decimals divide the numerator (top number) by the denominator (bottom number). To round to 1 decimal place look at the next column to the right. If 5 and above round the number up in tenths column. If 4 and below keep the number in tenths the same.

Example 1         3/5    = 3 ÷ 5 = 0.6

Example 2       7/11 = 7 ÷ 11 = 0.6363636

                             To 1 decimal place look at first number after decimal which is 6 then ask yourself is the next number more or less than 5. If less keep first number the same. So here the answer is 0.6.

To 2 decimal places look at second number after the decimal point which is 3 here then ask yourself is the next number higher or lower than 5. Here it is 6 so round the 3 up. So the answer is – 0.64.

 

For next week's R.E event your child will be singing the song 'Places of trust'. Could they please practice the words at home in readiness.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Year 1

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 25.3.11
 
This week we have been learning about:
 
Creative Development: researching butterflies
 
Welsh: the weather
 
Numeracy:multiplication and division
 
How to help your child at home:
 
Creative Development: look through books or internet sites on butterflies. Discuss and / or draw chosen butterfly with attention to wing shape, colour and detail.
 
Welsh: Practise these language patterns:
 
Sut mae'r twywdd?  What's the weather like?
 
Mae'n boeth. It's hot.
Mae'n oer. It's cold.
Mae'n bwrw glaw. It's raining.
Mae'n bwrw eira. It's snowing.
 
Numeracy:
 6 divided by 2
8 divided by 2
6 divided by 3
and so on.
 

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 25.3.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy: Comparing fractions and finding fractions of amounts

Literacy: The Lady of Van Lake (Welsh myth)

Discovery: Creating a brochure for visitors to Chepstow

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

 

Complete the fraction wall on the sheet and use it to help you answer the questions underneath.

 

Follow this link and use your fraction wall to help you order fractions:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/number/fractions/play.shtml

 

Practise finding fractions of amounts e.g. half of £5.00 or a quarter of £8.00.

 

You will find lots of other fraction games at:

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/fractions/index.htm

 

Literacy:

 

This week we looked at the legend of the Lady of Van Lake.  We talked about fairies and their significance in Welsh myths.  Create a character profile for a fairy or another mythical creature.  Why is he/she special?  What characteristics does he/she have?

 

Use the handwriting sheet to review the arm joins to most tall letters.

 

Discovery:

 

In science this week we talked about gravity.  We investigated how the weight of an object affected the speed at which it fell to the ground.  We found that the heavier the object, the faster it fell.

 

The force of gravity pulls things down to Earth. Falling objects must push through the air but the air resists – it pushes back! This is called air resistance. If the falling object is light, or has a large area, the air resistance has a bigger effect.

 

Do you think a flat or a crumpled piece of paper will hit the ground first?  Design a simple experiment to test your prediction.  How will you carry out a fair test?

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 25.03.11

This week we have been learning about:

Maths – adding and subtracting ½ and ¼

Science – discovering what types of minibeasts live in and around the school

Art – making Laura Ashley prints with different vegetables and fruit shapes

 

 

How to support your child at home:

Maths – we have been adding and subtracting ½ and ¼ using cups.  Work through different sums with your children, for example 1 + ½ + 2 + ½ = 4.  To help with this we use paper cups cut in half and quarter so you would complete the sum above using cups - 1 cup + ½ cup + 2 cups + ½ cup = 4 cups  When there is a ½ cup + ½ cup we say 'ooh the glue' to make a whole cup, the same with ¼ cups. You can also complete subtraction sums and a mixture of addition and subtraction.  If this is a little confusing then ask your child to explain – they are fantastic at this. 

 

Continue to help your child learn their times tables for this week – I am really pleased with the progress the children are making.

 

Science – go on a minibeast hunt together in your garden or fields near your home.  Have a look around your garden, under logs, leaves and stones and see if you can find any minibeasts, for example worms, woodlice or ants.  Record your findings and also the place (habitat) you have found your minibeast.  How many can you find and where do they like to live?

 

Art – use different junk materials like buttons and bottle tops to make different repeating patterns in the style of Laura Ashley.  Dip the button or bottle top into the paint, think about the colours to use and make a repeating pattern.  We have been experiment with different types of fruit and vegetables to see what patterns we can create.

 

We are now having a word of the week.  This week our word is eloquent. We have been learning the meaning of the word and also trying to use the word during each day.  Please encourage your child to use this word over the weekend whenever possible.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Reception Home Learning. W/E 25.3.11

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy- Correct formation of numbers. Addition and subtraction sums.
 
Literacy- Recap sounds-ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar, or and air. New sounds ir and ou.  Retelling the Welsh Myth-The Lost Land.
 
Knowledge and Understanding-Using a map to find locations around the school. A school treasure hunt.
 
Identifying similarities and differences in flowering plants.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy- Using addition and subtraction in the same sum. For eg.
8+2-3+3=     5+3-1+4=   etc
 
Literacy- Use Fred Fingers to spell- fair, stair, bird, twirl, shout, mouth and round. Then encourage your child to write these words.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Understand directional language- right, left, over, under, across, forward, backwards, underneath etc.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Myths studied during genre week

Key Stage 1 - The Lost Land
Year 3 - The Giant of Henllys
Year 4 - A Wize Wizard and some Curious Cats
Year 5 - Theseus and the Minotaur
Year 6 - St Dwnwyn and A Wize Wizard and some Curious Cats

Friday, 18 March 2011

YEAR 1

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 18.3.11
 
This week we have been learning about:
 
Literacy: Myths and Legends 'The Lost Land'.
 
Personal and Social Development: How we learn.
 
Numeracy: Reading and writing numbers with correct spellings,subtraction number bonds to 10,20. 
 
How to help your child at home:
 
Literacy: Read story books with your child particularly myths and legends. Discuss the adjectives used and the story language, such as 'Once upon a time..' etc.
 
Personal and Social Development: Talk about the different subjects they learn which range from PE to Literacy. Discuss if they learn through seeing, hearing, touch or doing.
 
Numeracy: Practice correct spellings of the numbers zero to ten. Extend to the teen numbers.
 
 

Year Three. Week Ending: 18th March 2011

This week we have learning about:
 
Numeracy: To find fractions of amounts
 
Discovery: To use a sundial to tell the time
 
The World this Week: The current news in Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami.
 
You may like to help your child at home by:
 
Numeracy: We have used cakes with sweets and chocolate drops to share into slices of 1/4, 1/2, 1/5, 1/3 and 1/8's. This was a really practical way of teachimg the concept and the children were then able to tell fractions of amounts such as..
1/4 of 12=    or 2/3 of 15=
if making pizzas or cakes you may want to discuss this with your child as you are doing it, they may also like to play fraction bingo this may be found at:
www.topmarks.co.uk/flash.fractionsofamounts
 
 
Science: Look at sundials in your garden or in local parks, discuss how we use them to help us tell the time. Can they track the movement of the sun by designing their own sundial identifying how the sun appears to move throughout the day.
 
The World this Week: during our TWTW sessions we have been discussing the affects of the recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan. We have begun to discuss the reasons for earthqaukes occuring and the tsunami. We discussed today the tragic outcome and difficulties that people living there are now facing, as well as the ever increasing nuclear threat that they are being faced with. Our children's newspaper first news has helped with our discussions as well as http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews . The children have shown interest in the news and may like to keep up to date throughout the week.  
 

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 18.3.11

This week we have been learning about:

                                                          

 

In Literacy- Studying the mythical story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Writing our own mythical stories, which included made up characters/creatures, interesting settings, a hero or heroine and a problem or conflict that had to be solved.

 

In Numeracy- Finding the difference between two numbers by adding on. Adding/subtracting near multiples of 10 and 100 (numbers such as 9, 19, 39, 61, 91)

 

Discovery- Carrying on looking at places of interest in and around Chepstow. Looking at features of a leaflet/brochure, i.e. how are they set out? Looking at old photos of the town.

 

Exploring the main beliefs of the Sikh religion.

 

SEAL- discussing how it is important to bounce back after things go wrong. Discussing the difference between boasting and being proud about something.

 

 

 

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Literacy- Have a look together at any mythical story books you may have at home, some children brought some lovely ones in this week. Find out the difference between a myth, legend and a fable.

 

Numeracy- Choose two numbers (two three or four digits) such as 36 and 78 or 356 and 420. Find the difference by counting on or back. Use any old receipts you may have lying around, practice adding 99p or £1.99 to totals. We did this by adding 10 or 100, then taking one away. So to add 68p to a total, it is much easier to add 70p then subtract 2.

Have a look at: www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/problemsolving/game

 

Discovery- Discuss places of interest in and around Chepstow- what places would people go and see if they were visiting the area? E.g. the museum, the race course, the castle, St.Pierre. Pick up any leaflets/brochures if you happen to be in Chepstow this weekend or next week. Can you find out the population of Chepstow?

 

 

 

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 18.3.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy: Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100

Literacy: Welsh myths and legends

Discovery: Planning a brochure about Chepstow

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

 

Practise multiplying and dividing two and three digit numbers by 10 and 100.

 

Remember:

To divide by 10 we slide the digits one place to the right.

To multiply by 10 we slide the digits one place to the left.

 

Look over your 7 times table in preparation for another week of tables challenges.

 

Literacy:

 

This week we studied a Welsh myth called The Wise Wizard and Some Curious Cats.  Use the internet or books to find a myth or a legend and re-write it in your own words.  You can share your myths with the class next week.

 

Use the handwriting sheet to review the letter joins we have covered so far.  Look carefully at how to form the letter k.

 

Discovery:

 

We have been conducting research on tourist attractions in and around Chepstow.  Next week we will develop this to create a brochure for tourists.  Over the weekend, gather any additional information you can about Chepstow.  Some things to consider may include Chepstow Castle, Chepstow Museum, Chepstow Racecourse, places to eat and places to stay.

Reception Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy-Take away.
 
Literacy- Welsh Myth- The Lost land. Use of descriptive language,speech bubbles and similes.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Continue to identify the main parts of plants. St. Patrick's Day- searching for Leprechauns and the pot of gold! I'm sure the children will tell you all about it.
 
R.E- The Hindu festival of Holi.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy- The children have been recording their take away sums after lots of practical activities. For eg.10-4=  8-6= . The children have found this quite difficult, so if you could encourage your child to complete some sums up to 10 and beyond if able.
 
Literacy- Try to encourage your child to use adjectives to describe characters from their favourite stories. New vocabulary the children have learnt this week- mortified, famished, vain and eloquent. Ask your child what these words mean? They have been using them regularly in everyday contexts.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Begin to understand that there are many different festivals that people from various countries or religions celebrate.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 18.03.11

 

This week we have been learning about:

Maths – borrowing ten when subtracting 4 digit numbers.

Literacy – learning about the welsh myth The Lost Land.

Forest School – den building in the school grounds.

 

 

How to support your child at home:

Maths – we have been subtracting 4 digit numbers by borrowing ten and giving the ten to the unit column.  Write a variety of different 4 digit sums and help your child work them out.  For example –

                2533

               -1425

                  

 

Continue to help your child learn their times tables for this week – I am really pleased with the progress the children are making.

 

Literacy - find some Welsh myths to read with your child. Discuss how you can tell it's a myth? Can you identify the main characters in the myth?  Draw the character and write down adjectives to describe the character.

 

Forest School – using a variety of different junk materials make a den in the garden.  Can you make it waterproof to keep the rain out?  If possible take a picture of your den so we can see them in class next week.

 

Geography – next week we will be finding a variety of different European countries using an atlas, for example Ireland and then discussing how the best way to travel to the country would be, for example by aeroplane.  Help your child use an atlas to find a vareity of European countries and think about how you can travel to the country.

Year 6 Home learning

Year 6 Home Learning     Week ending 18thMarch 2011

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Myths and legends

Numeracy: Calculating percentages, percentage discounts, prices after V.A.T and converting percentages to fractions and vice versa.

How you can help your child at home:

Literacy: Please could your child practice their handwriting joins by spelling words including the first five joins beginning with 'c', using the sheet provided (please keep this at home until completed). Could they also practice the following spellings for a test next Monday and understand their meanings:

  • trickle
  • tricycle
  • trident
  • trifle
  • trigger
  • trigonometry
  • trimming
  • triumphant
  • triple
  • tripod

For the children who go to Miss Foster for spellings, please practice changing the following to contracted words with apostrophes: For example - I am becomes I'm

You are – you're    they will – they'll   we will – we'll  he is – he's    she is- he's     do not – don't

Research legends and myths to become familiar with the way in which they are written and to identify their features. 

Numeracy: Calculate 10% of numbers by dividing them by 10. You can practice calculating 20% by doubling the answer from 10%, 30% by multiplying by 3, etc. To calculate 5% find 10% and then half. For 15% add 10% and 5% together.

Practice calculating discounts using the following website:

http://nwlg.org/resources/ma_num/swf/doors.swf

For matching fractions and percentages:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/fractiondecimalpercentage/percentages/percentageparts/activity.shtml