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Thursday 4th February

Professor David Olusoga's Live Lesson on Equality, representation and the census

As part of the Census 2021 education programme Let's Count!, Professor David Olusoga will be giving a live lesson on Equality, representation and the census ...

Today, Professor David Oulsoga is doing a live lesson on the census.  If you want to watch, it starts at 11am.

NUMERACY - Compare fractions greater than 1

First have a got at the recap, then watch the video below.

Spr5.5.5 - Compare and order fractions more than 1 (first part of worksheet)

Today we will be comparing fractions greater than 1.  This will bring together elements of your work on mixed and improper fractions (those greater than 1) and comparing fractions using pictures and by finding common denominators.


Work through the slides below, then have a go at the questions on the sheet.  You can either start on the questions using pictures or if you feel confident go straight to those which are using numbers only.


There are also some reasoning tasks if you wish to challenge yourself.



First, do your Activating Prior Knowledge task: 

Today is time to edit your writing! 


If you did not do it yesterday, colour code your work like we do in school. You can use colours, wiggly/straight lines, boxes...just make sure it's neat! 


Use the Success Criteria to edit your work. Now you have colour coded, you will be able to see if there is anything on the SC that you have missed and you can add/change/edit if you need to. If you can, you could ask someone to have a look through your work and point out any spelling errors so that you can correct them using a dictionary. if you have one (and you're going to do it neatly!) you could use a purple pen to make corrections and amendments like we do at school. As well as correcting mistakes, make sure you also look for places you can make improvements to your language.

GEOGRAPHY - Farming in California

First have a go at the activating prior knowledge task.


Today we will be looking at farming in California.  The Central Valley region is one of the most important areas for farming in the South West of the USA.

How the high demand for almonds is affecting California

Watch this video about almond farming in California.  

Then do your own research and pick a crop which is grown in California. 

You will be creating a crop catalogue (see the example below).  You will need to find out which part of California it is grown in and when it is harvested.


Challenge: is there an environmental impact from the farming of your chose crop?