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Friday 15th March

Hello and welcome back to 5W blog. We’ve had a super time; ending the week with Red Nose celebrations to raise money for the charity.


We carried on looking at fractions this week. Our starting focus was converting mixed numbers (a whole number and a fraction) to improper fractions.

An improper fraction is where the numerator (the top number of the fraction) is bigger than the denominator (the bottom number)

Matching fraction game.


Our talk for writing task was to pick out the main points from the

Elf Road story. This helped us to adapt and substitute the points when we planned our own stories. We also thought about a writing tool kit. Miss Power gave us a piece of paper with a picture of a suitcase. We had to fill it with the things that will make our own writing better. Some of which are listed below.

  • A range of punctuation
  • Adverbial phases and openers
  • Cohesion
  • Modal verbs
  • Similes
  • Alliteration


Continuing with forces, we did an investigation using Newton meters. Our task was to measure items around the classroom, and record the results.

A Newton meter, which was invented by Sir Isaac Newton, measures the force exerted on an object.



We looked at different climber’s adventures and after being put in groups we thought about what makes them do it, and how does it make them feel? We also watched a short diary clip of a climber who conquered Mount Everest. Then we completed a story board of his expedition. This led to a little bit of drama. Each group had to act out the story ‘freeze frame style.


Pupil of the week…. Jake; for his dedication and enthusiasm towards his maths work, resulting in great progress!



Happy birthday to Lewis C, who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday; thanks for the goodies too!

Enjoy your St Patrick’s Day weekend!



For each petal on a shamrock

This brings a wish your way,

For health, luck and happiness

For today and every day!