Hello and welcome back to the Yr 5W blog.
We started the week carrying on with the multiplication of fractions, remembering to simplify the answer. Knowing our times tables definitely helps with this.
We then moved on to finding fractions of amounts. This is where you divide the amount by the denominator and if necessary (when the numerator is larger than 1) multiply by the numerator.
So :- 2/5 of 35 = 35 divided by 5 equals 7
Then 7 x 2 = 14
2/5 of 35 = 14
Following this we looked and worked on word problems with the assistance of the BAR model to help us work them out. So if the word problem was something like this:- In a bag of 8 marbles 1/4 of them are blue, the rest are red. How many red marbles are there?
Using the BAR model it is clear to see the answer is 6
We also did questions for learning this week, which is a computer program that we work through at our own pace.
English was all about understanding the vocabulary in the context it had been written. We used our dictionary skills the find the meaning of highlighted words within a text.
After this, we worked on character descriptions, using adjectives to describe looks, feelings and personalities.
The characters in question were Theseus, the Minotaur and Ariadne.
On Wednesday we read and answered questions on a different myth Perseus and Medusa. We also looked at parenthesis, adding extra detail, to improve our sentences.
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend and we’ll see you on Tuesday.