This week in maths we have devised two rules when adding/subtraction fractions and then put these rules into place.
1. To add/subtract fractions the denominators must be the same. If the denominators are the same I need to add/subtract the numerators.
2. To add/subtract fractions the denominators must be the same. If the denominators are not that same I need to find an equivalent fraction. Once the denominators are the same I need to add/subtract the numerators.
Throughout our lessons this week we have finished writing our Ancient Greek Myths. We spent time carefully editing our writing to ensure it was punctuated well and our spelling was accurate and we also made sure our writing was cohesive. We also worked with a peer to look for further improvements before publishing our work.
Over the past couple of days we have focused on:
Explaining what an algorithm is and applying flow charts to represent one.
Identifying iteration (loops) and constructing an example of iteration.
The children worked in groups of four to create a short dance routine that they had to represent in a flow chart. In their working groups the children chose four dance moves to put into a sequence and recorded this using a flow chart. We discussed the use of iteration (a part of the flowchart that repeats itself) and applied this to our routines.
After rehearsing each group then performed to the rest of the class to see if they could spot where the loop of iteration had been included. Top job Team LG - you performed some cracking routines.
This week we have been looking at the relationship between fractions. We started off with shapes of different fractions and named the shapes based on their colour. We used this to discuss the relationships between the shapes. For example, two pink = one orange. Following this, we had another lesson looking at the relationship between the shapes but rather than using colours we gave each shape a value. This time we looked at the relationship between the values we had given. For example, two 1/2s = 1 whole. At first we were unsure of why we were being asked to find relationships between colours, but once we gave the shapes values of fractions, all became clear.
Following several snow days and Bikeability, this week we FINALLY started to write our Ancient Greek myths. We have used our planning to support us with our writing and so far we have written: an introductory paragraph, a character description, a creature description and a paragraph to tell the reader about the problems Ancient Greece is facing. Next week we aim to write the resolution to our myth (the most exciting part) where our characters are going to come face to face with the creature and battle to save the people of Greece.
A huge congratulations to all the boys and girls who have completed Bikeability and achieved their Level 1 and Level 2. Happy riding on the roads but remember to stay safe!
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