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Friday 11th March

Friday 11th March


Welcome back to Year 5F’s blog for this week.


Maths – This week we have been comparing fractions to decide which is the biggest. As well as this, we have been ordering fractions with different denominations. First, we needed to work out a common denominator. We did this by finding the lowest common multiple. For example, which is biggest 1/10, 3/5, 7/20 or 1/2.

2 - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

5 - 5, 10, 15, 20

10 - 10, 20

20 - 20

As the common multiple is 20, we would convert all of them into twentieths.

Then we could see which the biggest fraction is and place them all into the correct order.


Have a look at this online game which helps you to order fractions...

Also, we have been simplifying fractions. This involves finding a number that will divide equally into both the numerator (top number) and denominator (bottom number). What we have all realised is how important knowing our times tables and division facts are.


Have a look at this online game to help you learn how to simplify fractions…

English – The children have continued working on their Tuesday books and how now completed them. They look fantastic – the children have worked so hard on them. Their writing is amazing and includes alliteration, speech and thought bubbles, double ly sentences, an Imagine 3 sentence, noun phrases, fronted adverbials, parenthetic brackets and commas, speech marks and dramatic dashes! How clever does all that sound?


We have watched an animated version of this book in school. Here it is for you to watch and enjoy at home (don't panic that it says the page won't load, you need to scroll down the page a little as it further down, almost near the bottom)…

The children visited the school Book Fair on Monday and shared some of the books with the children from Year 1. They had a fantastic time and really enjoyed spending time reading to the younger children. Here are some pictures from the day…

Topic – Last week, the children researched William Wordsworth and Alfred Wainwright as part of our new topic. This week, they have turned their notes from last week into a chronological report about each of these famous men.


Science – The children have been finding out about different types of forces as part of their new topic. This week, the children have been learning about friction. We all took a look at the bottom of our shoes to see how they were able to grip surfaces and prevent us from slipping over. We found out that ice has very little friction because it is so smooth which it is why it is so slippy. Also, to prevent friction in car engines we use oil to lubricate the parts.


Our certificate winner this week was Callum for having a super week and working hard in ALL lessons for ALL his teachers.

All that remains to say is to have a great weekend. Sunshine is predicted….YIPPEEEEE! We will see you again on Monday.