Friday 13th March
Welcome back to the Year 5W blog. It has been a busy and exciting week especially as it was Red Nose Day today in school.
Maths - This week we have continued looking at fractions. This week we have been comparing fractions. Which is the greater... 2/3 or 4/5? This involved finding a common denominator (the number at the bottom of a fraction). As always, knowing our times tables was an ESSENTIAL skill for this task.
Here's how to do it...
2/3 three is the denominator 4/5 five is the denominator
Count in threes 3 6 9 12 15
Count in fives 5 10 15
15 is the common denominator
Now turn them both into fifteenths
2/3 by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by 5 we can change them into 10/15
4/5 by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by 3 we can change them into 12/15
Now we know that 2/3=10/15 and 4/5=12/15 so 12/15 are greater than 10/15
Go back to the original fractions
2/3 and 4/5...which is greater? Can you answer the question now?
English – We have continued to look at a wordless book entitled Tuesday, by David Weisner. We have begun to add words to our very own versions of this book. They are looking amazing so far. We can't wait to show them off on Parent's Evening.
Topic – This week we have been looking at the differences between Greece and Great Britain. Also, we have looked at when the Ancient Greeks were around and placed them on a time line. Did you know that they lived nearly 3000 years ago?
This week in Assembly our CERTIFICATE WINNER was Bradley P for the continual extra effort he puts in at home - extra Maths every night, reading every night and a Learning Log that is a delight to look at. Well done Bradley.
Our multiplication wristband winners this week were...
Thank you to everyone who has returned their Parent's Evening slips, we look forward to seeing you next week. If you haven't got an appointment yet please call in and see us before or after school to arrange one as we still have appointments left.
Enjoy the weekend and we will see you back in school on Monday.