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I couldn’t resist posting this really cute little piggy singing! I love the way he is totally exhausted at the end!

Have a look at this example of a voice thread I made (without voice, just typed comments)

PBS Teachers — Resources For The Classroom.

This is a very interesting maths lesson about downloading music from the internet.

Fun lesson plans with very engaging activities for younger learners.

Use this link to practice estimating angles. The more accurate your estimation, the more bananas you will find in the BANANA HUNT! Click here for the Banana Hunt Game.

**Angles****Properties of Triangles****Use of symbols****Perimeter and Area****Properties of Polygons****Sequences****Co-ordinates****Area & Volume****Equations****Reflections & Rotations****Trial & Improvement****Translation & Enlargement****Measures****Real-life graphs****Formulae****Construction****Graphs of linear functions****Pythagoras**

**Angles**

- Recognise acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles.
- Estimate angles and measure them accurately.
- Angle properties at a point & on a straight line.
- Understand terms ‘perpendicular’ and ‘parallel’. (F)
- Recognise corresponding angles & alternate angles.
- Understand & use three-figure bearings. (D)

**Properties of Triangles**

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- Identify the various types of triangle.
- Use the word ‘congruent’ for identical triangles. (G)
- Show that angles in a triangle total 180° & use this
- Show that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.
- Use angle properties of triangles. (E)

**Use of symbols**

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- Simplify expressions with one variable. (F)
- Simplify expressions with more than one variable. (E)
- Multiply out expressions with brackets
- Factorise simple expressions such as 6a + 8 (D)
- Expand and simplify harder expressions. (C)

**Perimeter and Area**

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- Find the perimeter and area of a shape by counting squares.
- Estimate the area of an irregular shape
- Name the parts of a circle (G)
- Work out the area and perimeter of a simple rectangle. (F)
- Work out the area & perimeter of a harder rectangle. (E)
- Find the area of a triangle, parallelogram, kite and trapezium
- Find the area and perimeter of compound shapes
- Calculate the circumference and area of a circle. (D)
- Find the perimeter and area of a semi-circle. (C)

**Properties of Polygons**

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- Recognise and name shapes such as isosceles triangle, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and hexagon. (G)
- Calculate interior and exterior angles of a quadrilateral.
- Be able to tessellate shapes. (E)

Classify a quadrilateral by geometric properties - Calculate interior and exterior angles of a regular polygon. (C)

**Sequences**

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- Continue a sequence of numbers or diagrams
- Write the terms of a simple sequence. (G)
- Find a particular term in a sequence involving positive numbers
- Write the term-to-term rule in a sequence involving positive numbers. (F)
- Find a particular term in a sequence involving negative or fractional numbers
- Write the term-to-term rule involving negative or fractional numbers. (E)
- Write the terms of a sequence or a series of diagrams given the nth term. (D)
- Write the nth term of a sequence or a series of diagrams. (C)

**Co-ordinates**

- Use coordinates in the first quadrant. (G)
- Use coordinates in all four quadrants. (F)
- Draw line such as x = 3 and y = x + 2 (E)
- Solve problems involving straight lines
- Draw lines such as y = 2x + 3 (D)
- Find the midpoint of a line segment
- Use and understand coordinates in three dimensions (C)

**Area & Volume**

- Find the volume of a solid by counting cubes and state the correct units. (G)
- Find the volume of a cube or cuboid
- Find the height of a cuboid if given other dimensions (E)
- Change between area measures, such as m
^{2}to cm^{2}(D) - Calculate the surface area and volumes of prisms and cylinders
- Calculate volumes of prisms and cylinders
- Change between volume measures. (C)

**Equations**

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- Solve simple one-step equations such as 3x = 12 (F)
- Solve two-step equations such as 3x – 1 = 9 (E)
- Solve equations with brackets such as 2 (5x + 1) = 28
- Solve equations where the letter appears twice (D)
- Solve more complex equations combining several of the above such as brackets and letter appearing twice
- Solve inequalities such as 3x < 9 and 12 = 3n < 20
- Solve linear inequalities such as 4x – 3 < 10
- Represent sets of solutions on a number line (C)

**Reflections & Rotations**

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- Draw a line of symmetry on a 2D shape
- Draw the reflection of a shape in a mirror line (G)
- Draw ALL the lines of symmetry on a 2D shape
- Draw the line of reflection for two shapes
- Give the order of rotation of a 2D shape
- Name, draw or complete 2D shapes from information about their symmetry (F)
- Reflect shapes in the axes of a graph (E)
- Reflect shapes in lines parallel to the axes, such as x = 2 and y = -1
- Rotate shapes about the origin
- Describe fully reflections in a line and rotations about the origin
- Identify reflection symmetry in 3D solids (D)
- Reflect shapes in lines such as y = x and y = – x
- Rotate shapes about any point
- Describe fully reflections in any line and rotations about any point
- Find the centre of a rotation and describe it fully
- Combine reflections and rotations (C)

**Trial & Improvement**

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- Form and solve equations such as x
^{3}+ x = 12 using trial and improvement (C)

**Translation & Enlargement**

- Give a scale factor of an enlarged shape (F)
- Enlarge a shape by a positive scale factor
- Find the measurements of the dimensions of an enlarged shape
- Use map scales to find distance (E)
- Enlarge a shape by a positive scale factor from a given centre
- Translate a shape using a description such as 4 units right and 3 units down
- Compare the area of an enlarged shape with the original shape (D)
- Enlarge a shape by a fractional scale factor
- Translate a shape by a vector
- Transform shapes by a combination of translation, rotation, and reflection (C)

**Measures**

- Decide which metric unit to use in everyday situations (G)
- Convert between metric and imperial units
- Make sensible estimates of a range of measures
- Know simple rough metric equivalents for imperial units (F)
- Solve simple speed problems (E)
- Solve more difficult speed problems (C)

**Real-life graphs**

- Plot points of a conversion graph & read off values (F)
- Interpret distance – time graphs (E)
- Calculate simple speeds from distance – time graphs (D)
- Calculate complex average speeds from d-t graphs (C)

**Formulae**

- Use a formula written in words (G)
- Use a simple formula with positive numbers (F)
- Write an expression from a problem
- Substitute negative numbers into simple formula (E)
- Substitute numbers into more complicated formulas (D)
- Solve a problem by forming & solving an equation
- Rearrange simple linear formulae (C)

**Construction**

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- Measure a line accurately to the nearest millimetre
- Recognise the net of a simple solid such as a cuboid (G)
- Measure & draw angles accurately to the nearest degree
- Draw the net of a simple solid such as a cuboid (F)
- Draw a triangle from various measurements (E)
- Draw a quadrilateral such as a kite or a parallelogram with given measurements
- Construct and recognise the nets of 3D solids such as pyramids and triangular prisms (D)
- Construct the perpendicular bisector of a line
- Construct the perpendicular from a point to a line
- Construct the perpendicular from a point on a line
- Construct angles of 60° and 90°
- Construct the bisector of an angle (C)

**Graphs of linear functions**

- Plot the graphs of straight lines such as x = 3 and y = 4
- Complete a table of values for equations such as
- y = 2x + 3 and draw the graph (E)
- Solve problems involving graphs, such as finding where the

line y = x + 2 crosses the line y = 1 (D) - Recognise the equations of straight line graphs
- Find the gradients of straight line graphs (C)

**Pythagoras**

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- Use Pythagoras theorem to find:
- the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
- any side of a right-angled triangle
- the height of an isosceles triangle (C)

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