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# Friday 22nd March

Hello and welcome back to 5W blog. The Easter holidays are fast approaching but there is still so much work to do!

Maths

We carried on with fractions this week, starting with adding unit fractions in a sequence.

For example:-

Following that we looked at simplifying fractions. This involves having good times table knowledge in order to find the greatest common factor of the numerator and denominator.

So 4/12 would simplify to 1/3

The factors of 4 are 1,4,2 and the factors of 12 are 1,12,2,6,3,4 so divide the numerator and denominator by 4  and you get 1 and 3

English

We finally got to write our ‘hot task’ stories. Our inspiration was the story of Elf Road; so from one story we created twenty-eight new ones. All of the stories had similar themes and plots but with different characters, settings, problems and resolutions. Editing and redrafting was our final task.

Also, on Thursday, we all went to Shevington High School to watch the ‘Punctuation Show’. It was really entertaining as well as very informative; with songs and actions to help us remember the different punctuation and why and where you use it.

Science

Following our investigation and recording of the results, we concluded that there was a link between Newtons (weight) and kilograms (mass). The mass is the amount of matter/stuff an object contains and the weight is the amount of gravity needed to pull the object towards the earth and is measured in Newtons. We found that the weight in Newtons is multiplied by 100 to get the mass in kilograms. For example:- a tub of paperclips weighing 4 Newtons was 400 grams.

Topic

After our drama session to recreate a mountain expedition, we were given, and had to order the freeze frame photos Miss Ollerton had taken and stick them in our books.

Pupil of the week… is Lewis H for a much-improved attitude towards his work and ensuring that nobody in 5W feels left out.

Have a great weekend!

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