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Peter Weatherall Videos – Just for you!

Posted by eastwoldblog on July 11, 2011

I know that there are some repeats, but I thought you might appreciate all three together in one place!





C’mon now, Sing along! You know you want to!

Mr W.


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Melvin’s Make-a-Match: Comparing Fractions

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 22, 2011

In Maths this week we are looking at Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion!

Today we were revising comparing fractions and equivalent fractions.

Cyberchase has this game which is a really good place to practice your fractions.

Melvin is either a forgetful or very untidy wizard.

He has got all his potions muddled and needs to put them back into pairs.

This is where you come in!

Sort Melvin’s potion bottles back into pairs by selcting them from the shelves.

There are several levels of slightly increasing complexity.

Good luck

Mr W.

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3D Logic Game

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 17, 2010

Play 3D Logic

This game can really taste your intellegence!

You have to link the same colour squares on the 3D cube.

Are you ready to be addicted to it?

3D Logic Instructions:

  • You have to link the markers, which are with the same colour.
  • To do this you have to click on colored marker with the left button.
  • Then click on each gray square to color it.
  • Also you can do this with click on the left button and hold it and then go across the cube.
  • You can not use the black squares.
Have fun!
Mr W.

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C’mon everybody! Sing along!

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 10, 2010

We are trying to sing more and more in school – in different subjects and for different reasons.

So here is a song that you can learn REALLY quickly and it will teach you the science behind ‘Photosynthesis’.


Another one for you to learn!

It is really basic information to be honest but it is quite funny and it does amuse me!

If nothing else it will remind you which polygons have how many sides (as if you didn’t know already!)


Just one more (for now at least!)

A different maths song, again about shapes – this one is the properties of a Parallelogram!


What can I say?

Thanks go to Peter Weatherall and his simple but very catchy songs!

Come on everybody!


Mr W.

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Tower Blaster Game

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 8, 2010

Play “Tower Blaster”

Tower Blaster Description:

This game will make you planning and thinking strategic.

You have to help to the Greeks to build a tower before the Vikings, because they started a tower building contest.


You have to help the Greeks to build a stable tower, using blocks.

They have to be placed in ascending order, which means that the higher block has to be on the bottom of the tower and the smallest has to be on top.

This tower has to be finished before the Vikings finished theirs.

You are playing using the mouse.

One click of the left button and you can choose a block between one that you see and mystery one.

Second click and you can choose a place for the block.

If you place the block successive, for example 24 above 25, you get bonus points.


 I found this while searching for some other things and ended up playing for ages!

It is simple but good fun!


Mr W.

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Banana Hunt – Angle Finding Game

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 8, 2010

Play “Banana Hunt”

As this week we are looking at ‘Angles’ in Numeracy, I thought I would share this game with you.

It is great for practising your estimation of angles.

All you have to do is ‘Drag the Monkey’ to where you think the specified angle size is and click on ‘Check’. You are awarded bananas according to how well you do!

Exactly right = 10

1 degree out = 8

2 degrees out = 6

3 degrees out = 4

4 degrees out = 2

5 degrees out = 1

6+ degrees out = 0

I have scored in the 80’s at my best – I am sure with practice you can match or better that!

Post your ‘honest’ scores in the comments box.

Happy ‘angling’

Mr W.

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Maths Mania 2010

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 12, 2010

On Wednesday 12th May an intrepid team of Y5 boys, travelled to Horncastle Community Primary School to participate in the 7th and final heat of the Lincolnshire “Maths Mania” Y5 Challenge.

On arrival they were greeted by 10 other teams of Number Hungry pupils.

The brave East Wold team, persevered though taxing rounds of Estimation, Calculation, Memory, Puzzles, Mysteries and Challenges – which even Mr Watson and the gathered parents found a little tricky at times.

Mr Dunn had his laptop (but that’s cheating!)

How did our plucky boys think they had done?

By their own admission – “We don’t think we’ve done that well!”

But did they enjoy it?

A resounding “Yes” and suggestions that perhaps there was the chance to have even harder questions next year! (They can say that because of course they won’t be doing it next year!)


1st Place – St Andrew’s Primary – Woodhall Spa (41 pts)

2nd Place – East Wold Primary – Legbourne (35 pts)

3rd Place – Horncastle Community Primary – Horncastle (34 pts)

Perhaps Luke, Ben, Connor & Stephen were not very judges of their abilities after all!

So pleased and proud of you boys – a really impressive achievement!


Not quite good enough to reach the final at RAF Cranwell, but fantastic nonetheless!

Try to answer this question from the Competition:

My age is a multiple of 8.

Next year it is a multiple of 7.

How old am I?

Answers in the comments box please!

Mr W.

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BBC – “Questionaut” game

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 1, 2010

If you are one of those ‘Puzzle Game’ fans then I think you will enjoy this!

The BBC Revisewise site has this entertaining puzzle game – can you help the character to solve the puzzles and answer the questions?

Lots of different topic based questions for Literacy, Maths and Science (especially good for you Y6’s!)

BBC Revisewise – Questionaut

There are 8 levels to get through and some are much trickier than others!

Have fun – and tell me what your favourite level is and why!

Mr W.

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Speed Grid Challenge – How quick are your mental maths skills?

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 23, 2010

Bethany asked for the link to these Maths Games.

So, as I am always happy to answer a request, here they are!

How fast can you do the addition and subtraction grids?

The record for the Addition game stands at a ridiculous 10 questions correct in 19 seconds – I wonder what Daniel is doing now?

Post your times in the comments!

Mr W.


Update: 24/03/10

Gridlock is another great game – this time for two players.

The instructions to play are on the page but the basic idea is to score the most points whilst preventing your opponents from scoring more than you – or can you “GRIDLOCK” them?

Hope you like it!

Mr W.

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Area & Perimeter

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 22, 2010

This week we are learning about Area & Perimeter in Maths.

To support that learning here are a couple of Online Games which you can have a go at:

Fun Brain – Shape Surveyor

Airlines Builder

There are varying degrees of difficulty in each game – have a go and perhaps the practice will help you in class!

Mr W.

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Leapfrog Game

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 11, 2010

Here is the link to the “Leapfrog” game that we used in Maths Club.

Leapfrog Game

Leapfrog Game

Can you swap the 5 Blue and the 5 Green to the opposite sides?

There is a pattern/method to follow – can you work it out?

Challenge some Grown Ups too!

Can they work it out?

Have fun and comment to let us know how you get on!

Mr W.

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Mean, Median & Mode – Types of Average

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 10, 2010

Today’s maths was learning about the different types of “Average”.

We did quite alot in a short space of time, so if you are still unsure, or a little confused, or just want to go over it again, try out this:

KS2 Bitesize – Mean, Median & Mode

This game is on the BBC Bitesize website – it might help you get it clear in your mind.

After you have done the activities you might like to try:

The Mean, Median & Mode Quiz

Or if you prefer to read information:

Mean, Median & Mode Information

Hope you find it useful!

Mr W.

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Yahtzee! The Game of Chance, Risk & Probability

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 9, 2010

In Maths this week, we are looking at Probability and Chance!

This dice game is incredibly popular in the Far East and was a popular game in Britain a few years ago.

It involves using your number skills and knowledge of chance and probability.

Play “Yahtzee!” at Ambleside Primary School

Playing Yahtzee:

You roll the five dice by clicking on the ROLL button.

After each roll you have to click on the dice to select them and you can roll them again up to two times.

When you have had all your rolls click on a score box to add the score for that combination of dice.

After each roll you MUST select a score box – even if it means you get zero!

A SMALL STRAIGHT is 4 scores in order e.g. 1 2 3 & 4

A LARGE STRAIGHT is all 5 dice in order 1 2 3 4 5

A FULL HOUSE is 5 dice all the same

A YAHTZEE is 5 sixes.

A CHANCE adds up all the scores of the dice.

Want to play at home?

Download the Yahtzee Scorecard here!


Mr W.

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Theseus & The Minotaur Puzzle Game

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 4, 2010

Theseus & The Minotaur Puzzle Game

How To Play

  • Guide Theseus (the red circle) to the exit.
  • Avoid the Minotaur (the black circle).
  • The Minotaur moves two squares towards you (if possible).
  • The Minotaur always prefers left/right moves (when available).


  • Cursor keys move Theseus.
  • D = Delay (choose not to move).
  • R = Reset maze.
  • N = Next maze.
  • P = Previous maze.
  • S = Toggle sound on/off.

Robert Abbott invented the rules for Theseus, and designed the first maze. Take a look at his excellent Logic Mazes site for lots more information on this and many other puzzles.

Can you escape the mazes before you gt eaten by the Minotaur?

Some tricky puzzles here!

Even Ben found some of the hard! (Even though he’ll deny it!)

Mr W.

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Post the Shapes – Another Translation/Transformation game

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 24, 2010

Post the Shapes

This is another game similar to Translation Golf – but a little more complex!

The movements are controlled in the same way as before.

Simply Rotate, Reflect and Translate the shapes.

Try to drop them down the correct holes in the least number of transformations!

Look carefully – they might be solvable in less go’s than you think!

Have fun!

Mr W.

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Translation Golf

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 23, 2010

Translation Golf

Translation Golf

This online game supports what we have been looking at in maths this week.

Translations, Rotations, Reflections – use your skills to score the lowest on the 9 hole course.

Use the buttons to rotate, reflect, or translate the golf ball.

Try to work out the transformations which get the ball in the hole.

Just like real golf, the lowest score wins!

Post your scores as comments – I might ask for proof if you claim REALLY LOW scores!

Have fun – Apply your Maths Knowledge!

Mr W.


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Test Your Reactions!

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 18, 2010

We were using this game to generate some decimal numbers in Maths.

Here is the link you were so keen on getting your hands on!

Sheep Dash

Tranquilize the sheep before they escape!

Are you a “Sluggish Snail”, “Ambling Armadillo”, “Bobbing Bobcat”, “Rocketing Rabbit” or a “Turbo Charged Cheetah”?

Comment you times and rating here and lets see who the fastest is?

Here is another more ’scientific’ test on another website:

Sight and Sound Reaction Test

Measure your reaction time by clicking your mouse as quickly as possible when you see a picture or hear a sound.

Your times are recorded, as well as the average time for each test.

You choose the type of test, as well as the symbols and sound.

Again comment your best time here!

Mr W.

PS: If you get an especially fast time it MUST be corroborated by a screen shot or I won’t believe you!

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TutPup – Play games and challenge children from around the world!

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 6, 2010

Log in to this site!

It is SO much fun!


Update: 30-03-10.

I was playing on here with Harry and Joseph during our 1-2-1 time, and thought I’d try to make you all aware of the website – because it is BRILL!


Update: 27-09-10.

Oliver and me were using this site to practice spelling and tables during our 1-2-1 time, and I’d like you all to be aware of it!

Really good for practicing those basic skills I am always on about!


Tutpup is an exciting and new safe way to play games against children in the UK and across the world.

It is free, has no ads, doesn’t grab your personal information and allows you to play competitive maths and literacy games against friends or children from all around the world in a safe educational environment.

For example, you could try a division game and find yourself instantly challenged by a child in India!

You cannot:

  • Send messages to other players.
  • Start any kind of chat.
  • Share any information.
  • Use your own name or any personal information.

What do I need?

  • When you register to use TutPup you just need to choose a unique name. A combination of a colour, animal and number. I am GREENGOAT30.

East Wold ONLY – If you register then enter the CLASS CODE: 120878

Then you can join Class 4 and try to be the Top of the Hall of Fame!

All you can do is play games.


I love it – although it can get to the “just one more game” stage!

Mr W.

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