Key Skills 14/11/14

The end of a fabulous week!


Remember to work backwards through the questions and turn the operations into their inverse partners!!

  1. I think of a number. I multiply it by 2 and my answer is 24.  What was my number?
  2. I think of a number. I add 16 and my answer is 36.  What was my number?
  3. I think of a number. I subtract 25 and add 2.  My answer is 27, what was my number?
  4. I think of a number. I add 15 and then multiply by 2.  My answer is 32, what was my number?
  5. I think of a number. I divide by 2, add 98 and my answer is 100.  What was my number?

Now write your own “I think of a number” word problem.


You have two weeks to find information, in note form, on a person of your choice to write a biography for.  It could be family member, friend or celebrity. As discussed in the classroom, it must be a real person. Start collecting information- what might you need to know?

We will be using this information in the classroom to write our biographies (on your chosen person), if you haven’t collected enough (important) information you won’t be able to write it!


17 thoughts on “Key Skills 14/11/14

  1. My younger sister Inshaal is really amazing and she likes to gymnastics and karate she really likes to do that a lot. Her favourite activity outside is trampoline because she likes to be active and she likes to do tennis outside as well because she likes stretching when she does tennis. she likes to eat custard, pizza, chocolate cake and brownies there all her favourite things to eat. on TV she likes to watch frozen that is her favourite thing to watch.

  2. David Beckham

    He Is my inspiration for playing football for the amount of teams he played for example: Tottenham Hotspur, Brimsdown Rovers, Man United for eleven yrs whilst at Man U he went to Preston North End on loan for one year, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy whilst at LA he went on loan to AC Milan for one year and finally his last team was PSG [ Paris Saint German] whilst at PSG he was lucky enough to collect a winners medal for winning the league.He also played for England u18, u21 and the actual team. In total of his career he scored 114 goals and played 650 games. David regularly played in ridgeway park, he always wanted to be a footballer in life. His parents loved Man U so David attended one of Bobby Charlton’s footballing schools and won the chance to be apart of a session with Barcelona for training. When he played for Ridgeway his dad coached him. He also does a lot of charity work such as UNICEF.
    1996 — Wins first FA Cup and Premier League title at Manchester United; Scores goal of season with shot from halfway line; Makes England debut against Moldova.

    1997 — Wins second Premier League medal at United; Voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

    1998 — Scores first England goal against Colombia at World Cup.

    1999 — Wins third Premier League title at Man United, along with FA Cup and Champions League trophies; Runner-up in World Player of the Year awards.

    2000 — Wins fourth Premier League title medal at Man United; named England captain.

    2001 — Wins fifth Premier League title at Man United; Curls in last-minute free kick against Greece to send England to World Cup.

    2003 — Wins sixth Premier League medal; Awarded OBE for services to football; moves to Real Madrid and wins Spanish Super Cup.

    2005 — Captains England for 50th time in friendly against Argentina in Geneva.

    2007 — Wins Spanish league with Real Madrid; Joins Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy on five-year contract; Gets England recall.

    2008 — Makes 100th England appearance.

    2009 — Joins AC Milan on loan; Wins 109th cap to break Bobby Moore’s record for an outfield player, makes 115th and final appearance against Belarus.

    2011 — Wins MLS Cup with Galaxy.

    2012 — Re-signs with Galaxy and wins second MLS Cup.

    2013 — Signs five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain, donating salary to a children’s charity; PSG clinches French league title, Beckham becomes first Englishman to win league titles in four different countries.

  3. Biography of Roald Dahl:
    Roald Dahl was born on September 13th 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953 he published the best-selling book someone like you and also in that year he married an actress called Patricia Neil. He published the popular book James and the giant peach in 1961. In 1964, he released another highly successfully work Charlie and the chocolate factory, which was later adapted by two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children’s books. He died on November 23rd ,1990, in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.
    Early life:
    Dahl’s parents were Norwegian. As a child he spent his summer vacations visiting his grandparents in Oslo. When Dahl was 4 years old his father died.
    The young Dahl received his earliest education at Llandaff Cathedral School. When the principal gave him a harsh beating for a practical joke, Dahl’s mother decided to enroll her mischievous child at St Peter’s, a British boarding school, as had been her husband’s wish. Dahl later transferred to Repton, a private school with a reputation for academic excellence. He resented the rules at Repton. While Dahl hardly excelled as a student, his mother offered to pay for his tuition at Oxford or Cambridge University when he graduated. Dahl’s response, as quoted from his autobiography Boy: Tales of childhood was “No thank you. I want to go straight from school to work for a company that will send me to wonderful faraway places like Africa or china.
    After Dahl graduated from Repton in 1932, he went on an expedition to Newfoundland. Afterward, he took a job with the shell oil company in Tanzania, Africa, where he remained until 1939.
    In 1939, Dahl joined the Royal Air force. After training in Nairobi, Kenya, he became a World War 2 fighter pilot. While serving in the Mediterranean, Dahl crash-landed in Alexandria, Egypt. The plane crash left him with serious injuries to his skull, spine and hip. Following a recovery that included a hip replacement and two spinal surgeries, Dahl was transferred to Washington D.C where he became an assistant air attaché.

    by Alexandra

  4. Nelson Mandela:
    Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo , Transkei, on 18 July 1918. His mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni and his father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, principal counsellor to the Acting King of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo. In 1930, when he was 12 years old, his father died and the young Rolihlahla became a ward of Jongintaba at the Great Place in Mqhekezweni 1 .

    Hearing the elders’ stories of his ancestors’ valour during the wars of resistance, he dreamed also of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people.
    He attended primary school in Qunu where his teacher Miss Mdingane gave him the name Nelson, in accordance with the custom to give all school children “Christian” names.

    He completed his Junior Certificate at Clarkebury Boarding Institute and went on to Healdtown, a Wesleyan secondary school of some repute, where he matriculated.

    Nelson Mandela began his studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University College of Fort Hare but did not complete the degree there as he was expelled for joining in a student protest.

    On his return to the Great Place at Mqhekezweni the King was furious and said if he didn’t return to Fort Hare he would arrange wives for him and his cousin Justice. They ran away to Johannesburg instead, arriving there in 1941. There he worked as a mine security officer and after meeting Walter Sisulu, an estate agent, he was introduced to Lazer Sidelsky. He then did his articles through a firm of attorneys, Witkin Eidelman and Sidelsky.

    He completed his BA through the University of South Africa and went back to Fort Hare for his graduation in 1943.

  5. This is about Ariana Grande :
    She was born June 26th 1993. She is an American singer. She has performed on victorious and Sam and Cat. She has sang with Iggy Azalea,Taylor swift and Ed Sheeran .

  6. Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She was born on 28th March 1986 and she has 10 tattoos. Lady Gaga’s father is called Joseph Germanotta and Her mother’s name is Cynthia. She is the elder of two children. Lady Gaga has thought her self to play the piano by ear when she was only four years old.

  7. A biography of Alina :
    Full Name : Alina Rose Prodan
    Age : 11
    Born : 2003 October 29th
    Died : NA

    Alina was born in Russia 2003. She came to England in 2011 with her Mum, Dad, and Sister ( Eva-Sophie ). She is an actress and has played in 4 plays : The Snow Queen, Scrooge and more.

  8. My Dad!

    My dad was born in 1973 in a place called Hereford. He lived there with his mum (Julia), his dad (John) and his elder sister (Mandy). He lived there for three years until his mum and dad split up. His mum moved to Watford. He went to school in Watford and had to move again to Rugby when he was seven years old. The school that he went to in Rugby was called The Paddox.
    At the age of nine, my dad started to play for a football team called Hillmortan football club. Aswell as that, he played rugby for the police force. He kept on playing until he was sixteen and joined the army.
    In the army, his role was a Heavy Goods Vehicle driver which means that you have to drive a big truck up to the front line so he could take fuel, ammunition and food e.c.t.

    • His inspiration to do the role he had in the army was just that he wanted to help his country to succeed.The amount of time that it would take to drive up to the front line depends on how far away the items that you have to collect are, e.g:ammunition, fuel and food e.c.t. How far you generally are and where you are. By the time he was twenty two years of age, he came out of the army and lived in Preston on his own for six months. After living in Preston, he moved to Rugby for another six months before moving back to Watford. In Watford, he lived with his sister, his brother in law (Gary) and three nieces. A few months later, he met his wife to be Natasha. They then both moved into Natasha’s mum’s house so that they could save up to buy their first property. Roughly after a year they managed to save up enough money to buy their first home which was a flat together. They lived there happily for six or seven years before Natasha found out she was pregnant with Archie.

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