We began the week by focusing on the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. To begin with, we did this using concrete materials (square tiles), before applying this to abstract questions. We had to use our knowledge in relation to the properties of rectangles and squares in order to find the length of the missing sides on some of the shapes. We then revisited the written method for dividing by a single digit number and then applied this to word problems. We discussed the language used in worded questions and what this means. The questions required us to use our knowledge of other areas of maths including conversion and money and apply this to division,
Following on from a reading comprehension paper about underage soldiers fighting in WW1, we discussed the opinions that different people may have about this topic (parents, siblings, the government etc). We also continued to look at features of newspapers and finished an article by writing in the missing feature: headline, 5W introduction and captions. Next week, we will be writing our own newspaper articles about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the start of the war.
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