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Friday 5th May

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What another fab week it’s been again this week.



We started the week learning how to convert fractions into decimals.

We used a method that we have learnt in the past: bus stop method of division.


So ¼ is 1 divided by 4 4)1.00

Then converted decimals into percentages; simply by multiplying by 100.

So 0.25 x 100 = 25% and percentages into decimals by dividing by 100.

Finally we looked at word problems using percentages, using BAR model to help us.

Top shop is having a sale and a pair of jeans has been reduced by 25%. The jeans were £40.00, how much do they cost now?


25% is the same as ¼

So ¼ of £40 is £10.The jeans are reduced by £10, the new price being £30.00





After editing, correcting and writing up neat copies (for display) our task was to practice the oration of them. Eventually, we will be filmed delivering our speeches. Watch this space!!!

As well as this we also had to evaluate the effectiveness of someone else’s speech. Making sure we included; Fronted adverbials, Cohesive devices and of course Capital letters, Full stops and commas.



Researching ancient Greece and completing a work sheet was the job in topic this week. We concentrated on the home, clothes, their jobs and the food the Greeks had.




Having planned the friction experiment last week, it was time to carry it out. Newton force meters were used to measure the force required to pull a shoe across different surfaces.

We predicted the rougher the surface the more force would be needed to pull the shoe.

The surfaces were; the table, the carpet, the play ground, the muga and the grass. It took more pull on the grass, therefore our prediction was correct.



We had our final visit from HHKids this week; thinking about what to consider when making decisions. We were asked to think about what we would do if a friend asked us to do something we didn’t want to do.

Points to consider:

  • What are the positives?
  • What are the negatives?
  • What are the risks/ consequences for me?


Looking at aggressive, passive and assertive behaviour to deal with situations and given some scenarios to act out was very interesting and a lot of fun.



This Week’s Certificate Winner…


Is Georgia: for just quietly getting on. She always works hard and always gives her best.

Well done.



Finally, have your say.  Each week you will have a chance to decide on which new song we will learn in next week's whole school assembly.  Click on the link below to take part in an online vote. (Note -this is carried from last week's choices.)