During the week we have focused on the difference between perimeter and area. We learnt that perimeter means the distance around the edge of a shape, whereas area means the amount of surface covered by a shape. We started off by working out the perimeter and area where all measurements are given before looking at shapes with missing measurements. This is something we will be continuing with next week.
Following a lesson on improving and editing our letters, we spent time publishing our writing. Our letters will now be checked over by our team leaders before being sent to Mrs Lawson. Towards the end of the week we began to look at prefixes, particularly 'de', 'dis', 're', 'mis' and 'over'. We looked at the prefix meanings and how the use a prefix changes the meaning of the word.
Throughout our maths lessons this week we recapped simplifying fractions before focusing on multiplying fractions. We recognised that when multiplying fractions, the 'x' symbol can also mean 'of'. Through visually representing our calculations we soon realised that when multiplying we need to covert our whole number into a fraction. We can then multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together. Once we have completed this step we can then simply our improper fraction to give a mixed number.
At the beginning of the week we split into three teams: Team Longden, Team Baxter and Team Fidment. Each team was given a habitat to research: the Amazon Rainforest, the Arctic and the Sahara Desert (retrospectively). Following our research we began writing letters (using persuasive techniques) to convince Mrs Lawson to allow her staff to participate in 'I'm a Teacher Get Me Out of Here'. In our letters we had to include where our team captain would be sent and the benefits of the trip. We made strong links to the experiences that the staff would be having and how this would be an advantage for Park Street. Clever, don't you think?
As it had been two weeks since our last lesson, we started the week by consolidating our prior learning of adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. Often our answers were left as improper fractions and therefore for we spent the rest of the week focusing on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.
This week we kickstarted our new topic - 'I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Where?'. Although the topic is heavily Science based, there are many elements that we can focus on during our Literacy lessons, including Persuasive Writing (our focus for this week). We looked at several forms of persuasive writing, including persuasive letters and analysed the features used. This was in preparation for next week when we will be writing letters to Mrs Lawson to persuade her to allow her staff to take part in a new TV series.
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