Today, we discussed Remembrance Day. We talked a lot about WW1 and how it was the biggest conflict in history (at the time). Additionally, we also spoke about why we wear poppies and why we do minutes of silence.
Following this, you all completed 100 word challenges on Remembrance Day. Your writing ranged from poems to recounts and from newspaper reports to diaries.
Here is a wonderful poem Aaliyah created at home:
I was really pleased with Maths this week. We looked at how to complete ratio questions using concrete resources:
Eesha found out that each group was worth 11. Kariss, Khyra and Tia working together to solve a ratio question.
Risa using concrete objects and Sehansa drawing pictures to help her.
AN EXTRA QUESTION TO HAVE A GO AT:
Jessica and Aaron shared some money in the ratio 2 : 6. They received £560 in total.
How much money did Jessica get?
How much money did Aaron get?
… Remember to figure out how many parts there are first.
Finding a Percentage of an amount:
I spoke to you about this today following some confusion:
- Find 10% by dividing the total by 10 – this will tell you what one of the ten parts is worth.
- From there, you can use what 10% to help find any percentage!
E.g. 20% of £650 = £650 divided by 10 = £65
10% = £65
20% = £65 x 2 = £130
REMEMBER: A percentage of a whole is the same as a fraction of a whole… 50% is the same as 1/2, which is the same as 0.5
We practised multiplying two fractions together this week. We know that there are three steps:
- Multiply the numerators
- Multiply the denominators
- Simplify the fraction
Times Tables Rockstars!
We have a brand-new programme to try out in our school called ‘Times Tables Rock Stars. It helps us with our Times Tables by answering questions online and on paper.
How do we use it?
Your login details are exactly the same as your Sumdog ones.
What section should we play on?
To being with, play in The Studio. This sends me information of what your strengths and weaknesses are.
I also think you can set a Rock Avatar and Stage name – ENJOY!
We began a netball sequence of lessons on Thursday. I really enjoy teaching netball, as you need to your teammates to score points… Because you cannot run with the ball, but only without it!
We focused on the chest pass and agility this week. To improve our chest passes, we worked in small groups of 4-6 people and numbered ourselves. We then passed the ball in number order. The children without the ball were allowed to move – it looked really good. Our agility game was so much fun. Everyone has a cone they stood on and when I blew my whistle, you had to find another cone. To make it a competition, I removed a cone each time – it was almost like musical chairs.
Archie intercepting the ball. Malak catching the ball. Will it go in? Shubab on the ball. Action Shot. Kristina ready to begin our cone agility game. Passing and moving in groups.We never seem to get bored of Toilet Seat Tag!
It’s getting colder outside – so please feel free to bring tracksuit bottoms and a jumper or hoody so that you stay warm.
I spoke a lot on Thursday about ‘word classes’ and how a word can change its meaning depending on how we use it in a sentence. The example I used were ‘walk’ and ‘plant’:
Noun: That was a great walk! … Here we are talking about the ‘walk’ as a thing, a noun.
Verb: We will walk to school… We are using ‘walk’ as a verb because we are doing it.
Noun: Miss judge bought me a beautiful plant.
Verb: Shall we plant the seeds?
I had a look through my resources and managed to find a question that will put your understanding to the test – see how you get on:
TOP TIP: Eliminate the answers that you know it is not to begin with.
Well done to those people who got their Pen Pass today. You took on advice and as a result improved your handwriting. Congratulations to Nannette for getting our Learner of the Week!
Have a great weekend,
Remember this video?