Hello and welcome to the last 5W blog of this Spring Term.
Our focus was still fractions. At the start of the week we were adding mixed numbers.
Eg. 2 ¼ + 3 ¼ = 5 ½ (2/4 is the same as 1/2)
Obviously if the fractions have different denominators you have to make them have the same before you can add them.
You can either add the whole numbers first followed by the addition of the fractions or turn the mixed numbers into improper fractions before adding them.
We followed this by subtraction of mixed numbers.
After writing up our final reports on endangered animals, we did some work on inference. This is a tricky part of comprehension as ‘to infer’ means to form an opinion or work something out from what someone says or does, even though they do not actually say it.
Topic was all about art this week. Our stimulus was mountain ranges and our task was to produce a ‘layered’ coloured card image in either warm or cool colours.