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# Friday 26th April

Welcome back to Year 5F’s first blog of the summer term. These weeks just seem to be whizzing by now! As always, we have been working hard all week.

Maths  – This week the children have continued investigating fractions. They have learned how to multiply a fraction with a whole number, how to multiply a fraction with another fraction and how to multiply a fraction with a mixed number. Wow! What a busy week we’ve had in maths!

For all of these tasks we had a set of steps to follow…

1. If you have a mixed number change it into an improper fraction by multiplying the whole number by the denominator, then adding the numerator to it (5 ½… 5x2=1= 11/2)
2. If you have a whole number change it into a fraction by making it have a denominator of one (2/1, 5/1, 10/1, 45/1)
3. Multiply the numerators
4. Multiply the denominators
5. If your answer is an improper fraction convert it into a mixed number.
6. Finally, simplify your number if needed.

Have fun with fractions and play this game by clicking on the link…

English – This week the children have listened to the Greek myth all about Theseus and the Minotaur. They have written their ‘cold task’ about this ancient story, where they just try and write it for themselves without any help. Over the next few weeks, the children will learn how to Then, they created their own story map to help them learn and remember all the events in order and the different characters.

You can listen to the story of Theseus and the Minotaur for yourself by clicking on the link…

Science – This week the children have continued to look at Forces. They have used a force meter (also known as a newton meter) to investigate the link between weight and mass.

Mass is the actual amount of material contained in something and is measured in kilograms and grams. Weight is the force exerted by gravity on an object and is measured in Newtons.

Topic – This week the children have begun their new topic about Ancient Greece. They have ‘visited’ Greece during their first lesson, having the opportunity to taste Greek food, make a Greek salad to take home and share, listen to Greek music and watch a short film which has flown them across mainland Greece and some of its islands.

Take a look at these photos of the children enjoying Greek food (well maybe not the olives)!

Here they both Year 5 classes making their Greek salad to bring home today…

Here is our certificate winner this week. She won for trying her best all week despite not feeling 100%. We are all very proud of her and want her to keep smiling.

All that remains is to wish you a great weekend and we will see you again on Monday.

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