Friday 8th March
Welcome back to Year 5F’s blog for this week.
Maths – This week the children have been investigating fractions. They began the week by continuing finding fractions of amounts. They can all now confidently work out how to find a fraction of an amount. For example, they can easily work out 3/5 of 55. First, they would find one fifth by dividing 55 by 5, which is 11.Then, they would multiply 11 by 3 which equals 15. Therefore, 3/5 of 55 is 15. This method is known as the DDTT method….divide by the denominator then times by the top.
After that, they moved on to finding equivalent fractions. Did you know that ½ is the same as 3/6 or 5/10 or 16/32?
Have a look at this online game to help you understand a little more about fractions…
English – The children have continued working on their Tuesday books. They have been using one of our Super Sentences called a Double ly sentence. This kind of sentence starts with two adverbs (words that describe a verb). On Thursday, it was World Book Day and the children. Thank you for all the wonderful costumes, the children looked fabulous! Here are some pictures from the day…
Topic – The children have been researching William Wordsworth and Alfred Wainwright as part of our new topic. They discovered that Wordsworth was a famous poet from the 1700s. His most famous poem was called I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. Have a listen to it whilst watching this short film clip…
Wainwright was famous for his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells which he wrote between 1952 and 1966. He was awarded the MBE by the Queen for these magnificent handwritten and illustrated books, which are still used by fell-walkers today.
Science – The children have been finding out about different types of forces as part of their new topic. They have used force meters to measure the amount of gravity acting upon an object and recorded it in a table.
Our certificate winner this week was Mikey for having a terrific week! He has been focused, enthusiastic and has completed all tasks to a high standard. Well done Mikey!
All that remains to say is to have a great weekend. Fingers crossed we have no more snow! We will see you again on Monday.