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# Friday 3rd May

Welcome to Year 5F’s blog for this week. Yet again, we have been working hard.

Maths – This week the children have continued investigating fractions. They have been learning how to find a fraction of an amount. They began by finding fractions of numbers. They used the mnemonic DDTT to help them.

DD – divide by the denominator (bottom number)

TT – times by the top (the numerator)

For example…

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

English – This week the children have continued with the myth Theseus and the Minotaur. They have been gathering adjectives (describing words) for Theseus, the Minotaur and Ariadne. Also, they have explored another Greek myth called Perseus and Medusa. They have completed a reading task based around the story, exploring the vocabulary they have read.

You can listen to the story of Perseus and Medusa for yourself by clicking on the link…

Science – This week the children have continued to look at Forces. The children have been investigating water resistance. They planned and carried out an experiment to see which shape had the least resistance in water. They made shapes using plasticine and discovered that if they streamlined their shape it moved through the water quicker.

Topic – This week the children have begun their new topic about Ancient Greece. They have located and placed Greece and the UK on a map, using an atlas to help. After that, they found out some facts about Greece today. For example…

• The capital city is Athens
• Their currency is the Euro
• It has a population of 10.9 million
• It is made up of a mainland as well as 3000 islands!
• The largest island is Crete
• It is located in south east Europe
• It is bordered by Turkey
• Their language is Greek
• Their flag is made up of 4 white horizontal lines and 5 blue lines, with a cross in the top left-hand corner

Here is our certificate winner this week. She won for growing in confidence in her Maths work. She is now willing to tackle some tricky concepts (FRACTIONS) -  well done.

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

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