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Find the Joy of Moving Festival booklet in the PE section below. Enjoy moving! 

Get Witham Reading

MP Priti Pattel has set a challenge for children and young people across her constituency to read as many books as they can by Friday 3rd  July 2020.
Anyone participating in this challenge can email her office at WithamMP@parliament.uk with the list of books they have read and a short summary of which was their favourite and why by Friday 3 July 2020.

It would be useful if every entry has the child’s name, age and school included. Every child who participates will receive a certificate of participation and the winner of the most books read and best summary will receive a prize.

Alternatively, if children do not wish to participate in this challenge, they can participate in Get Witham Reading by writing a book review or a poem and sending this to her office at WithamMP@parliament.uk 

For the Year 5 long term plan, click here.

Our trip to the Tiptree Library.

Blueberry Class - Year 5

You are all superstars! Well done! Stay safe and enjoy yourself.

Miss Oram's Creative Challenge!

Create a miniature garden in a tray using materials from your garden and small world toys.

A normal day at school:

 If you want, you can use this as a guideline but adapt it to suit you.

A morning activity (15min).  Often quick maths arithmetic e.g. Ninja Numeracy, TTRockstars, Morningchallenge.com  

- Chat about the day ahead/watching and discussing Newsround

- Maths (1 hour)  - Break (15 min)

- English (1 hour)   - Lunch (50 min)

- Spelling (15 min) See below for a guide.

- Foundation subject (1.5 hours). This could be one of the project tasks set in the homelearning books.

Reading (20 min) 

See below for Home Learning ideas.

Here are some examples of what the fantastic Blueberry class have been up to:

Guestbook

Let us know what you have learnt today. Is there anything you found tricky or something you want an extra challenge for? What have you enjoyed learning? What learning do you recommend to others?

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Bethaneee(a couple of days ago)

I have a REALLY wobbly tooth and it hurts a lot I can put my tongue under the actual tooth. Last summer our pool broke so the other day my mum and dad bought us new one we tried it out today and it was awesome I have enough space to be able to swim in it! YAY!!!! When I got out it was sooo cold I had my pj's, my dressing gown AND my blanket wrapped round me yet I WAS STILL COLD!!!!! It was my cousin's birthday today so we went to see them(SOCIALLY DISTANCED) outside and the day before we went to see our auntie (SOCIALLY DISTANCED) because it was her 40th birthday! I am very sad that we can't hug any friends or family. Can you believe that it has been almost a quarter of a year since we have hugged anyone not in our house hold!?! (NOW THAT SHOULD BE A WORLD RECORD!!!) Shall I do some ..random facts that you did not need to know with Bethany but I will tell you anyways...? I just thought..HOW MANY HOURS HAVE I BEEN BORED STRAIGHT??!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (another world record broken!) I miss you guys BYEEEEEEEEE

Alexander(less than a week ago)

Do u like my new rock skin? Fits with the event going on right now. I think I might be in the top ten I did quite a bit

Miss MacGregor(less than a week ago)

I'm glad you like it, Sophie! :)

Sophie D(less than a week ago)

I just watched the video it was so cool! I miss all the teachers too!

Sophie D(less than a week ago)

Joseph I’ve been doing a lot of cooking but forgot to take pictures of them oops- how is everyone doing? I’ve been bored lately but I’m in touch with some of our classmates :)

Alexander(about a week ago)

I know how you have to... you have to download it first then you open scratch (downloaded or not) and then you can load it from your computer downloads. Simple.

sam(about a week ago)

I'm 0.79 on ttrockstars Yaaaaaay

Bethaneee(about a week ago)

Who is on team Berry on ttrs?And Miss MacGregor pls could you tell us at the end of the battle who got the most points for their team pls. I also made a happiness matters jar so when something that is really good happens I write it down on a peice of paper and put it in ther jar and at the end of the month I look in it and remember that through these times is tough but life is good. It is apparently good for your mental health? [Miss MacGregor: I will let everyone know who the top 5 players in each team were. That sounds like a fantastic idea! I think I might do that too.]

I.G.A.com(about a week ago)

All of blue team is behind, so come on everyone, let’s get blue team first!

Jenny(about a week ago)

The games Harrison coded won't open for me. I don't know why. What do I do? [Miss MacGregor: Have you followed the instructions I put underneath the links, Jenny? You can't just click on them to open them. Let me know if you still have problems.]

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Home Learning

A daily checklist could include: physical activity (enough to increase your heart rate and get out of breath), spelling, times tables, some writing (fiction or non-fiction), maths arithmetic, reading including discussion about what is read, some project work or additional Maths or Enlish, a puzzle, Newsround.

Access Daily Lessons from the BBC.
From Monday to Friday, you'll be able to watch Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 11am, and again on BBC iPlayer. Each 20-minute lesson will cover a different age group from ages five to 14, and will be brought to you by experts, teachers and some very familiar faces from the world of TV, sport and beyond.  Access the Year 5 age range here.

Week 9:

Starting FractionsMaths - Starting Fractions.docx


Objectives 1 to 17 can be found in the Maths section below.
Only move on to the next objective when you are confident with the previous one.


If you need help finding common denominators so that you can add or subtract the fractions, try this poster.


Here is a lesson if you would like more practise with equivalent fractions, BBC Bitesize.


Use this BBC Bitsize lesson for converting mixed numbers to improper fractions if you would like more practise.


Use this BBC Bitsize lesson for more practise comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators.


Here is a BBC Bitesize lesson for Adding and Subtracting Fractions within 1.


Here is a BBC Bitesize lesson for adding two fractions where the answer could be greater than 1.


Objective 18: Using fractions as operators.
Remind yourself how to find fractions of amounts and how to multiply fractions by whole numbers using this maze.
Do you notice anything about the two different calculations?
Try these:
1/2 of 16      and       1/2 x 16
1/8 of 56      and       1/8 x 56
2/5 of 15      and       2/5 x 15
What do you notice? Remember to change your answers from improper fractions to mixed numbers.
Does this rule always, sometimes or never work? Prove and explain your answer.
Use this Powerpoint to learn about using fractions as operators. 
To practise more, use this worksheet.
Here are the answers.


Objective 19: Consolidating your fractions knowledge.
That's all of the Fractions objectives covered! Well done! Either go back and have another go at areas you found tricky or try this consolidation pack which goes through each objective in a problem solving approach.


Starting Properties of Shape
In this unit, you will learn more about angles. To learn to measure and draw them, it would be helpful to have a protractor at home, however, this isn't essential as I will find ways you can learn it using interactive games or worksheets.


Objective 1: Measuring angles in degrees
1. You may need to remind yourself of the Year 4 knowledge before you start. This includes: that an angle is a measurement of a turn between two intersecting lines at the point where they meet; turns clockwise or anti-clockwise; the names of different sized angles; 90 degrees being a right angle (quarter turn); 180 degrees being a straight line (half turn) and 360 degrees being a full turn.
- This angles sheet could help you remember. Here are the answers.
- You could draw 5 different sized angles and then put them in order from smallest to largest and then label them as acute, right, obtuse, 180 degrees or (a new one to you) reflex.
2. Use this powerpoint and its answers to get used to the language you need to know. Don't worry about knowing the answers straight away but do go back and check you understand how the answer was found.
3. To continue or stretch yourself further, use this worksheet either starting on Ch1 (D), Ch2 (E) or Ch3 (GD). 


Objective 2: Measuring with a protractor.
I will try to give you options to choose depending on whether you have a protractor.
1. Here is a poster explaining how to use one.
- Two important things you need to find on your protractor are: the point where the 90o line and the 180o  line meet and 180o line along the bottom. Follow the instructions carefully for where to put these otherwise your measurement won't be accurate.
- The semi circle on an angle is to show that is the angle being measured. Have you noticed how 90o angles are shown?
- Notice there are two directions you can measure in. They both measure from 0o to 180o. The inner semi-circle of measurements goes from left to right. This is useful for angles which open up towards the left. The outer semi-circle of measurements goes from right to left. This is useful for angles which open up towards the right.
The rule is to follow from 0o to 180o, starting from one of the angle's lines and stopping at the second.
2. Here is a worksheet for you to use if you have a protractor. You don't need to do the drawing angles part yet.
Here is a worksheet where you can use the protractor picture to drag over and measure the angles.
- Did you notice reflex angles in yesterday's lesson? Here is a link to learn about them (and the others if you are still rusty).  You cannot measure them with a protractor. Can you explain why? However, you can measure the angle on the other side. Remember that a full turn is 360o. How can you use that information?
3. Here is a link where you can play around with angles.
4. Here is a worksheet at three challenges (D, E and GD) which you can use to take this further. You do not need a protractor for this but it could help.


Friday is challenge day!
Here are some challenges from BBC Bitesize.

BBC Bitesize


Lesson 1 to 17 are still available at BBC Bitesize and in the Writing and Reading sections below.


Lesson 18: Using similes and metaphors.
Some of this lesson is reminders from the first similes and metaphors lesson but this one gets you to practise them in a different way.


Lesson 19: Using homophones and paragraphs.
There two very different skills for ewe in one lesson. Your all very good at using paragraphs but all of you have maid mistakes with homophones to many times. Witch homophone set is you're favourite? Four me its affect and effect. 


Lesson 20: Using modal verbs.
Yay! It's my favourite word class. You may not have a toilet break during this lesson! You must make at least one silly sentence using a modal verb in this lesson.


Lesson 21: Writing a thank you letter.
This is a really important skill to learn. I'm sure there will be lots of people in your life who are NHS staff, carers, work in the food industry, keep our electricity, water or internet running or many more jobs that help us stay safe, happy and healthy, who would appreciate a thank you letter from you. I look forward to hearing who you send them to.


New Bitesize Book Club: A Pocket Full of Stars by Aisha Bushby
Using the book A Pocketful Of Stars you will learn how to get information from a text and to write a diary entry for a character

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I was very excited to see this book come up! Enjoy the lesson!


Spellings:
Your spelling word list for this week can be downloaded here - 19.5.20
See in the below Spelling section for a guide on how to practise these each week.

Chemistry


Lesson 1: Learning to compare and group everyday materials based on their properties.
You will need: Activity sheetFried Egg sheet (or drawing of this);  a variety of objects (e.g. marbles, soft toy, glass container, sauce pan, wooden spoon, anything else you want); a way of testing conductivity if possible (in school we use test circuits: wires with crocodile clips, batteries, bulbs); water (keep water and electric items far away from each other at all times).
Step 1: Using the Fried Egg and Page 2 of the activity sheet, write each word onto the egg depending on well you understand that word.
Yolk = I understand it and could explain it to someone else. Inner White: I understand it but I'm not sure how to explain it. Outer White: I have heard of it but am unsure.  Outside of the egg: I have never heard of it or am completely unsure.
This will be done again in the last lesson.
Step 2: Match the definitions on Page 4 of the activity sheet to the word on Page 3. Check and correct using a dictionary.
Step 3: Use Page 5 to test objects in your house. E.g. A saucepan is used for heating food, especially liquids. They are made from different metals. Mine is made from... It is made from metal because it is an extremely conductive material. This means energy such as heat can transfer through it. The handle is plastic because this is an insulating material. This means heat is stopped from transferring from the source, through the plastic, to your hand. 


Lesson 2: Mixing, dissolving and separation
Two of these three processes happen when making jam. Do you know which two? 


Physics


Objective 1: Refresh your memory of our solar system from our unit in autumn term.
Learn about the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. 
Refresh your memory of the moon phases song and the celestial body size comparison video in the science section below.


Objective 2: Magnets
This should refresh your year 3 and 4 science knowledge. 


Biology


Objective 1: How plants reproduce.
Use this lesson as revision for our lesson in school.


Objective 2: Adaptation.
This is something you will learn a lot more about in year 6.

Choose one of the following lessons:


Geography on BBC Bitesize
Introduction to Settlements
Learn about the different types of settlements including a hamlet, a village, a town and a city. This is important understanding expected in UPK2.


The World
Learn about the seven continents and five oceans of the world and how to map them using a globe and an atlas.


Trade and economic activity
Learn about trade and economic activity including export and import, supply and demand. I think you will enjoy this as you were all interested in how trade shaped the ancient Greeks.


Sustainability and Plastics
I know you all care a lot about this subject so I hope you enjoy this lesson about it.


Natural Resources
Learn about natural resources including agricultural and geological resources.


History on BBC Bitesize
Who were the ancient Egyptians?
Learn about the ancient Egyptian Civilization.
This builds on the historical understanding from autumn term of ancient civilizations.  Could you find out when and where the Ancient Egyptians were in relation to the Ancient Greeks?  


What was life like for the ancient Egyptians?
Learn what life was like for the ancient Egyptians. I was glad to hear a lot of you enjoyed the previous history lesson last week. The ancient Egyptians were incredible and one of my favourite periods of history to learn about. Happy time travelling!


What did the ancient Egyptians believe in?
Learn about ancient Egyptian beliefs and practices.  I know that a lot of you will enjoy this because you enjoyed learning about the ancient Greek gods and goddesses so much. Will there be any similarities between the two beliefs? 


Who was Tutankhamun?
Learn about the famous Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Young archaeologists and anyone interested in ancient Egyptian mummification will love this lesson.


Who was King Henry VIII?
Time to learn about a very different time and place in history. Can you find out the gap in time between the Tudors and the ancient Egyptians? 


Music on BBC Bitesize
Singing with feeling.
Learn techniques to develop singing skills.
Singing is a lot of fun if you let yourself enjoy it. Do Mr Acton proud with this lesson. I look forward to hearing you singing our first assembly song when we are back!


Duration, Tempo and Beethoven.
Find out how duration and tempo affect the feel of any music you listen to.


Composing music with found sounds.
Learn about composing music using found sounds and music technology.


PSHE on BBC Bitesize - Wellbeing
The importance of using teamwork.
Learn about the importance and benefits of teamwork.


RE on BBC Bitesize
Introduction to Islam
This builds on the lesson we did in school about the importance of the Qu'ran and Mohammad to Muslim people. In this lesson learn about Islamic beliefs, the five pillars of Islam and the Qu'ran.


DT on BBC Bitesize
Designing
Learn the basics of designing and working to a design specification. I think you will really enjoy this lesson.


Art on BBC Bitesize
Painting, collage and printmaking
In this lesson learn about how British painter L.S Lowry used daily life in Salford and Manchester to inspire his paintings, learn some basic artistic techniques and create your own artwork


Computing
Coding a game on Scratch
Here is a link to a game Harrison made for his little sister. Not only is it impressive in itself, he also adapted the code to meet a challenge I set him to improve it. 
Before you play it
1. Say, "Well done Harrison." 
2. Read the code. Can you work out what will happen in the game BEFORE you play it?
3. Can you add or adapt the game yourself or start your very own?
Here are some other games Harrison has coded:
Balloon Pop
Flappybird 
***Remember to load them you have to save them in a memorable place, go onto Scratch, click file, click load from your computer, then find the file. Double clicking the file won't work.*


What makes a good computer game? - BBC Bitesize
Wow! It's like the BBC knew what I wanted you to learn about when I set you the activity yesterday. In this lesson learn what goes into making a good computer game and try making your own simple game. I'm excited to get to play more games from you all soon! 

PE

Please make sure you are doing physical exercise daily. Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson at 9 am every morning on his youtube channel 'The Body Coach TV'.


Check out ColchesterSSP twitter page for weekly activities to keep active.


Here is a link to Twinkl's home learning hub where you can gain access to a physical activity log and some 5 minute move workout cards.


Click here to see initiatives from Active Essex that support the whole family.


Here is a great way to have fun with PE - the Joy of Moving program have set up a whole database of games and activities for all ages, equipment types, difficulties and more. Check it out here.


Here is the cricket challenge you can take part in.

Activities and games: 

Huge well done to these amazing TTRockstars!
These are our top most improved rock speeds of all time:
3rd - Lucas     2nd - Shannon    and in 1st - Jenny 
These are our top coin earners (those who have been on it the most) over the last 7 days (4.5.20):
3rd - Joseph     2nd - Sam     and in 1st - Austin
These are our top most improved rock speeds over the last 7 days (4.5.20):
3rd - Summer     2nd - Sam     and in 1st - Jenny


Here you can find video lesson for each day of the week.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/


Multiplication and division. 
The aim is to build up to multiplying 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers e.g. 2938 x 23
Here are links and documents to help with this:
Multiplying 3-digits by 1-digit
Multiplying 4-digits by 1-digit
Multiplying 2-digits by 2-digits
Multiplying 3-digits by 2-digits
Multiplying 4-digits by 2-digits
See below for a video showing how to set this out.


You should also be confident with division of 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers
e.g. 1,524 ÷ 6   which won't give a remainder   or     3992 ÷ 5   will give a remainder.
Dividing 4-digit by 1-digit


Tasks have been set on Mathletics and keep on top of TTRockstars.
Make sure you're practising your times tables regularly! Don't forget to play in the studio on TT Rockstars. https://ttrockstars.com/
Here are some recommended free apps to help your times tables: 
 http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/06/5-free-multiplication-apps/ 
Click here for the Mathletics log in.


Here is the Ninja 9 link. Scroll down on their page for the powerpoint with answers.
https://www.numeracyninjas.org/?page_id=163 

Can you work out the meaning of both sentences? Read them all aloud and use your tone of voice to show how they are different. What is the important punctuation being used or forgotten? Can you come up with your own?
Punctuation for Clarity 


Friday Family Challenge 1
Premier League Writing Stars
This week, they want you to work together to create a poem on ambition, dreaming big for yourselves and the world around you. 
To help you, they have a message from Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children's Laureate and author of the popular children's books How to Train Your Dragon.  Follow the link to see the video message from her.


Recipe writing
If you have done some cooking, why not write a recipe? 
Here are some example recipes (revolting recipechocolate applesVictoria sponge cake) at a Year 5 standard. Here are some success criteria to help you remember what to include.


Use Bug Club to practise spelling patterns and grammar rules.  I set new games on 20.3.20.  Some of the games are tricky. If you feel like you haven't learnt about that part in school and can't work it out, leave it till we are back at school.


Click here to make your own Loop Cards to practise vocabulary. 


Here is the link for Grammaropolis: 
https://www.grammaropolis.com/videos.php


If you would like more writing tasks and activities, these (from Hamilton Trust) are great and include reading and grammar too:
Week 1:                Week 2:
Day 1
                        Day 1
Day 2                        Day 2
Day 3                         Day 3
Day 4                        Day 4
Day 5                        Day 5


Explanation writing
Read these and compare them:
The Development of a Frog
How Do Materials Change State?
How Does a Chicken Hatch?
What is similar? What is different? Write your own explanation about the human life cycle. Use the science information below to help you.


BBC Bitesize:
Lessons 1 to 5.
Lessons 6 to 10.
Lessons 11 to 13.

Read for at least 20 minutes each day and record the title of your book and the pages, in your reading diary.


You can finish your Focused Reading Comprehension Group book. Discuss it with others in your group if you can.


Useful for inference practise - https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/reading-worksheets/inferences-practice-04/ 



Find lots and lots of great reading resource websites on our Home Learning - Useful Websites page.



Lesson 5Reading lesson - To Be A Cat by Matt Haig
Using the novel To Be a Cat you will learn about selecting key pieces of information from a text and evaluating the text while giving a personal opinion.
Show off everything you learnt in your reading lessons and from your homework. You have got this!



Lesson 10Reading lesson - The London Eye Mystery
Using the novel The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd you will learn about selecting key pieces of information from a text and evaluating the text while giving a personal opinion.

Guide for how to learn these at home: 
Day 1: Learn the pattern (Spellzone can help).
Day 2: Practice the spellings (No Nonsense Spelling ideas help with this).
Day 3: Apply by writing the words in sentences (online dictionaries and thesauruses help with this).
Day 4: Assess by doing a quick, no pressure test at the end of the week to see which ones are sticking and which need more practise.


For help practising follow these links to Spellzone:
Words spelt with the 'ant' suffix which can become 'ance' or 'ancy'.
Words spelt 'ei' after 'c'.


Use Spellzone to help learn and practise these and other spelling patterns.


Statutory spelling word lists, which can also be found in the front of your reading diary, can be download here:
100 High Frequency Words,  200 next High Frequency Words,  Year 3/4 Statuary Word List,  Year 5/6 Statuary Word List


Use these ideas from No Nonsense Spelling to help practise your spellings.

We are learning about animals including humans. This covers life cycles and changes in the human body, including puberty. 


Here is a knowledge organiser about this unit.


Here is a powerpoint from Twinkl about life cycles - including some tasks about each type.


Here is a  powerpoint from Twinkl about puberty.


To help consolidate your learning, see the English section.


Science Consolidation: 


Here is a link to the planets size comparison youtube video we watched: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=octRYMsiLX0


Here is the Moon song. Can you keep up with the phases?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRNzepe4wI

The tasks in your project book cover many of the foundation subject objectives. Here are some others which you might enjoy:


Geography:
Word Geography Games. A fun way to learn about our world. 
GeoGuessr.com A fun game to see how good you are at recognising a country's climate or landscape.


Languages: 
You can set up a free and fun language course on your tablet or computer with Duolingo, to really support your language skills: https://www.duolingo.com/


Computing: 
Search for coding in Twinkl for some good coding lessons.
Here is a link to the coding game Alexander showed us: https://codeme.club/


History: 
Museum websites offer lots of information about some areas. You could sketch, research and write about a certain historical artifact. You could find out about a historical event and write a diary as though you were there. You could make a timeline of events in a particular historical period.
British Museum - online collection 
British Museum - Ancient Greece
Natural History Museum


Art:
Here is a link to the instructions you can use for the art outlined in your project book.


DT:
Here is another instruction sheet to help with making your mechanism.

Fractions


Objective 1: Develop understanding of equivalent fractions through quantity, area and number line models.  Watch this video  and use any of these resources for practise:
Check your confidence.
Developing: Ch1  Ch2  Ch3  Ch4  Age Related: Ch5 Greater Depth: Ch6 
Help: Make your own visual aid.  Very cool - secret fractions hidden in the multiplication square.  Fractions knowledge organiser - everything you need to know about.  
Self Assessment - are you ready for lesson 2?


Objective 2: Develop understanding of equivalent fractions through measuring and pouring context. Watch this video and use any of these resources for practise: 
Fraction matching to remind you of what you did yesterday.
To learn it in a different way, work through this powerpoint.
Help: Fraction Wall
If you want more practise before you move on, try this mastery worksheet based on the powerpoint. Here are the answers.


Objective 3: Use the relationship between the numerator and denominator to identify equivalent fractions. Watch this video and/or, if you want to, use any of these resources for practise:
Use this powerpoint to check your understanding. If you find it tricky start on Ch1, if it is fine Ch2, if it is no trouble at all Ch3. You should be able to access the Yr6 parts if you would like to but of course don't have to.
Fluency: Ch1 (page 2) is developing the skill.  Ch2 (page 3) meets age related expectations.  Ch3 (page 4) is greater depth. Answers on page 5.
If you want to push yourself (even if you're finding it hard), do a couple of problem solving questions at the end.
Reasoning and Problem Solving: Ch1 (page 2) is developing the skill.  Ch2 (page 3) meets age related expectations.  Ch3 (page 4) is greater depth. Answers on page 5.


Objective 4: Scale the numerator and denominator by the same factor to produce equivalent fractions. Watch this video and/or, if you want to, use any of these resources for practise:
Play this target shooting game.
This help sheet looks a bit boring. Can you redesign it so that it looks more exciting and it has a section about equivalent fractions instead of improper and mixed fractions?


Objective 5: Practise seeing both vertical and horizontal relationships in the context of equivalent fractions. Watch this video and/or, if you want to, use any of these resources for practise:
Because this is near the end of equivalent fractions, I have found some ways you might want to assess your understanding:
strange online quiz which, when you understand what the questions are getting at, is quite satisfying to answer. I got a few wrong because I didn't read the questions or options carefully (I got 52/56  or 26/28  or  13/14).
A more regular equivalent fractions assessment.


Objective 6: Introduction to equivalent fractions for non-unit fractions. Watch this (I particularly enjoyed this one) and complete the activities.
You could also then go back and work on any resources you didn't use in Week 5 in the Maths section below. Has your method for working out the answers changed? Do you feel more confident with these questions now? Let me know in the class blog.


The next few videos in the unit go onto more Year 6 understanding of equivalent fractions. If you are enjoying it and want to do some extra work on equivalents and simplifying, here is the link to the playlist


Objective 7: Understanding mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Take some time to read through this and make sure you understand it:

A whole number can be written as ²/₂, ³/₃, ⁴/₄, etc.
So 1 ²/₃ can be written as: ³/₃ + ²/₃ = ⁵/₃.
1²/₃ is known as a mixed number, because it is made up of a whole number and a fraction.
⁵/₃ is called an improper fraction, because the top number is bigger than the bottom number.



  1. Draw a bar model to show this explanation.
    If you need help understanding mixed numbers (and unit fractions), use this to help.
    2. This is the methodI want you to learn and understand. To answer questions, start by drawing it out and move on to doing it in your head.
    3. Ch1: Practise converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.
        Ch2: Problem solving and reasoning for mixed numbers and improper fractions.
    4. GD EXT - If you are very happy converting in your head and understand the relationship between them, look at this methodand see if you can explain why it works.


Objective 8: Converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.
1. Start by completing some of this counting fractions on a number line
2. Look at these explanation posters: converting from mixed numbers to improper fractions and converting from improper fractions to mixed numbers. Read them aloud or use them to explain your own example. This is what your explanation should have sounded like if you did the Ext in Objective 7.
3. Try one of these activity sheets. Beginning and age related questions  or  age related and greater depth questions.
4. Push yourself further with these questions. I would do page 2 first, then page 1.
5. Ext: If you have a printer and have time, you could use these cards and boards to play bingo. 
Enjoy! Remember this could be extended over more than one day if you would like to.


Objective 9: Using fractions in sequences.
1. Have a look at these problems. If you get to the answer without help then start on Ch2 or 3.  If you need help from the answer sheet or from someone else then start on Ch1.  Remember you can move on from a challenge before you have finished it if you are confident and getting correct answers.
2. Use these sheets. Pg2 = Ch1  Pg3 = Ch2  Pg4 = Ch3
3. Here is an extension you could do for Ch1, 2 and 3.
4. If you want to continue this further, here is a discussion problem.


Objective 10: Comparing and ordering fractions.
You can only compare two fractions if they have the same denominator as each other.
1. Go through this powerpoint to learn how to use your equivalent fraction knowledge to do this.
2. If you want more practise, use this worksheet - Ch1 pg1 and 2;  Ch2 pg5
Or this worksheet - Ch1 pg1;  Ch2 pg3;  Ch3 pg5


Objective 11: Ordering and comparing fractions greater than 1.
This means improper fractions and mixed numbers. If you are not confident with these yet, go back and practise Objective 7 and 8.
1. Try some of the questions in this powerpoint.
2. If you are happy with how to answer those questions complete Ch2(E) of this sheet. If you are not confident yet try Ch1(D) and move on when you are more confident. If you want more of a challenge, start with Ch3(GD).
3. Try at least one of these questions.
Ext: Create a snap, top trumps or dominos game by making your own fractions cards.


Objective 12: Adding and subtracting fractions.
1. Have a look at these number lines. Do you understand what they show? Can you explain it as though you are the teacher? Can you create an addition or subtraction sentence for the picture of oranges at the bottom?
2. Here is a general worksheet which explains briefly what to do. Don't worry if you get stuck. Just do the parts you understand.
2. Or here is a pyramid puzzle at three different challenges.
3. Try to break this code. To push yourself, come up with your own code for someone else to break - try to use different denominators or mixed numbers to make it more challenging.  If you can switch codes with someone else in our class, that would be even better!


Objective 13 and 13.5 are to practise or push yourself depending on how challenging you found Objective 12. I would recommend that these objectives carry over a few days, as you should continue with the same objective until you feel confident with it.


Objective 13: Adding fractions.
Choose one or more of the following resources or do a small bit from each.
- Here is a worksheet for adding fractions within 1.
- Here is a worksheet with fractions with different denominators at three challenges.
- Here is a worksheet for adding three or more fractions.
- Here is a reasoning and problem solving worksheet for adding fractions within 1 at three challenges.


Objective 13.5: Adding mixed numbers.
Choose one or more of the following resources or do a small bit from each.
- Here is a Domino game you need a partner for. You might be able to create a set of your own Dominos if you want to play but don't have any. 
- Here is a Four-in-a-row game. You will need a partner or a competitive alter ego.
- Here are adding mixed numbers with the same denominator challenge cards.
- Here is a worksheet for adding mixed numbers.
- Here is a reasoning and problem solving worksheet for adding mixed numbers at three challenges.

 

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This is how multiplication in Year 5 (4-digits by 2-digits) should be approached.  Can you narrate the video? Can make your own instruction video?

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Homelearning

Reading: Read at least three times each week. 
Your number of reads will be added up every week so that we can reward you with a
Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) or Gold (200 reads) badge. Can you collect them all?


Also complete your reading comprehension homework ready for Monday.