Month: March 2019

SATs Maths Quiz!

Q1: Which of these multiplications have an answer greater than 1000?

a) 6 x 10 x 10

b) 67 x 9 x 7

c) 67 x 8 x 8

d) 5 x 8 x 9

e) 87 x 49 x 1

4. A shop sells food for pets.

Cat food: £4.28 for a bag

Dog food: £4.31 for a packet

Pet food bowl: £1.89 each

a) Keith has £10 to spend on dog food.

How many packets of dog food can he get for £10?

b) Jeb has £20.

He wants to buy a pet food bowl and 5 bags of cat food.

How much more money does he need?


5. Ina has a box that contains 8 orange sweets and 9 yellow sweets.

a) What fraction of the sweets in the bag are orange?

Ina adds one orange sweet and one yellow sweet to the box.

b) What fraction of the sweets are orange now?


6. Here are five calculations.

a) 860 x 20

b) 970 x 72

c) 300 x 60

d) 7780 x 10

e) 1380 x 100

Write the letter of the calculation that has the greatest answer.

How did you do?

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Macbeth – Key Quotes – English Literature GCSE

Here are some key quotes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee:
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.

(Macbeth, Act 2 Scene 1)

Double, double toil and trouble:
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

(Witches, Act 4 Scene 1)

Macbeth shall never vanquished be until
Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane Hill
Shall come against him.

(Third apparition, Act 4 Scene 1)

What are your favourite quotes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth?

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English Grammar – Punctuation

Can you think of any other punctuation marks or rules?

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Excellent Books for 7 Year Olds

Any Horrid Henry book by Francesca Simon

Any Buster Baylis book by Philip Reeve

Buried Alive and Cliffhanger by Jacqueline Wilson

Are you 7 years old? Do you remember being 7 years old?! What books would you recommend?

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Storm on the Island by Seamus Heaney: Literary Techniques. Power & Conflict Poetry Anthology – GCSE English Literature

Imagery

‘spits like a tame cat turned savage’ – the sea is described as an unpleasant and uncontrollable animal.

‘space as a salvo’ and ‘we are bombarded by the empty air’ – the situation is described as warlike, making it seem as though there is an attack going on by an unseen army.

Personification

‘the wizened earth’ – the earth is described as intelligent.

‘can raise a tragic chorus’ – this is when the leaves and branches are hit.

‘that it pummels’ – pummels means to hit something quickly, often used when describing a fight.

‘the sea is company’ – the sea is described as a cure for loneliness.

Metaphor

‘strafes invisibly’ – the storm is described as a fighter plane.

Diction

‘stacks’ – haystacks, formed piles of hay

‘stooks’ – groups of sheaves stood up to dry in a field

‘salvo’ – the firing of several guns or weapons

Can you find any other techniques in Storm on the Island?

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Divisibility Rules

A number is divisible by 2 if…

it ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8

e.g. 10, 2002, 1008…

A number is divisible by 3 if…

the sum of its digits is a multiple of 3

e.g. 1002 (1 + 0 +0 + 2 = 3 and 3 is a multiple of 3), 31008 (the digits add up to 12 and 12 is a multiple of 3)

A number is divisible by 4 if…

the last two digits are a multiple of 4

e.g. 10020 (the last two digits are 2 and 0. Twenty is a multiple of 4), 61008 (08, or eight, is a multiple of 4)

A number is divisible by 7 if…

Okay, this one is a bit confusing. Take the last digit and double it. Subtract this number from the remaining digits. If you get 0 or a number divisible by 7, the original number is divisible by 7.

e.g. 1008 (double 8 is 16. 100 – 16 = 84. 84 is divisible by 7, so 1008 is too), 203 (double 3 is 6. 20 – 6 = 14. 14 is divisible by 7, so 203 is too)

A number is divisible by 10 if…

it ends in 0

e.g. 100, 20, 250…

Try writing a really long random number (at least 5 digits!) and check if it’s divisible by each number from 1 to 10.

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