4th March 2019

Maths: This week we have moved onto our fractions topic. We have already shown that we can remember quite a lot from out previous fractions learning and are well on our way to achieving our target of adding and subtracting fractions. We have, however, found it quite tricky to spot how fractions can be equivalent to one another. To help us with this, we looked at several optical illusions to help us understand how we need to change our focus with fractions. This is really starting to help us see the similarities.

English: In English we have also started a new topic – newspaper writing. We have studied different newspaper articles and can now identify what features newspapers have in common. We have really enjoyed cutting up and identifying the different parts of the newspaper including the byline, the caption, the 5 Ws as well as the more obvious features.

The most interesting part of our work this week was baking and trying Viking bread. Some of us really enjoyed eating the bread that we had made (thanks to Mrs Higginbottom or Mrs Sampson) while others thought that it was gritty and unpleasant!

Our Star of the Week this week is Jake for the effort that he is particularly putting into all his writing – he is trying hard with his presentation and the content of his writing, trying hard to follow teaching points and improvements. Keep up the hard work Jake and now start to work on the presentation in your maths book as well.