Go to the following website to hear the next chapter of Harry Potter.
On Friday, you completed some work on leaflets. Today, I would like you to complete some research about a topic of your choice.
Here are some suggestions:
– One of the continents
– One of the world’s oceans
– A country of your choice
– A sport of your choice
– An animal of your choice
– Mental Health
– Anything else that you would like to make a leaflet about.
Make sure you research plenty of information because tomorrow you will be turning that research into an information leaflet.
Today, we will use the skills that we have learnt so far this week to remind ourselves how to compare and order fractions.
What can you remember?
Let’s start with 2 fractions:
1/ 4 and 2/3
How can we work out which is bigger?
Again, we need to make the denominators the same by using the rule ‘whatever we do to the bottom, we must do to the top’.
I know that 4 and 3 are not in the same times tables, so I am going to use the trick that I looked at yesterday and multiply them together.
I will start with ¼ x 3
1 x 3 = 3
4 x 3 = 12
So I have 3/12
Now I will do 2/3 x 4
2 x 4 = 8
3 x 4 = 12
So I have 8/12
Now my denominators are the same and I have
3/12 and 8/12
8/12 is the biggest, which means that 2/3 is the biggest.
One way I can show this is:
¼ < 2/ 3
Remember that these symbols
Mean less than and greater than (the crocodile always eats the biggest).
Try these questions first:
Now check your answers:
What about when we have more than 2 fractions and we want to order them?
1/ 2, 1/5, 4/7
Again, we need to make the denominators the same, so I start by deciding what denominator I could use for all 3 fractions.
I have a 2, a 5 and a 7 and I know that all of these numbers have 70 in their times tables so that is what I will make all of their denominators, again using the rule ‘whatever I do to the bottom, I must do to the top’.
I will start with ½.
I need to change this to ?/70
2 x ? = 70. The answer is 35 so that is what I must multiply the top by.
1 x 35 = 35
I end up with 35/70
Next I will look at 1/5 and how I change this to ?/70
5 x ? = 70. The answer is 14 so that is what I must multiply the top by.
1 x 14 = 14
I end up with 14/70
Finally I will look at 4/7 and how to change this to ?/70
7 x ? = 70. The answer is 10 so that is what I must multiply the top by.
4 x 10 = 40
I end up with 40/70
Now I have 3 fractions all with the same denominators.
35/70 14/70 40/70
These are now easy to order:
14/70 35/70 40/70
The final thing that I must remember is to use the original fractions in my answer.
My final answer is:
1/5 ½ 4/7
Now have a go at these yourself:
Finally try these:
Today, we are going to be learning more about the world around us starting with time zones.
Watch the video and read the information at the link below:
Now read through this PowerPoint
Use this map:
To answer these questions:
Use the same map to complete this task:
Next, we will look at climate.
Watch this video so that you know the difference between weather and climate.
Now watch the videos and read the information at the following links so that you can learn about the different types of climates and what causes them.
Choose a continent from last week’s lesson and research the different climates that may be found then. Present your research in a style of your choice.
Other tasks you could do today:
- Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p08b0ct7 and watch a Shakespeare play for free.
- Go to Saints TV on YouTube and watch an old Saints game.
- Complete some activities on your NPAT Reading Bingo challenge
- Go on a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace and learn about royal history at https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace
- Complete some science experiments at http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/
- Go on a virtual tour of Ancient Mayan ruins at http://sunfunnelmedia.com/pano/xunantunich/Xunantunich-belize-mayan-ruin-pyramid-virtual-tour.html
- Make a time capsule about your time in lockdown that you can look back on in years to come and share with your children or grandchildren. https://kidsofthewild.co.uk/2020/03/29/make-a-time-capsule-coronavirus-covid-19-kids/ here are some ideas to help you out.