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Wednesday 27th January

MORNING TASK - Arithmetic

NUMERACY - Fractions Greater Than 1

Today we will be looking at adding fractions where the answer is greater than one whole. 

First have a go at the recap.  Answers are on the lesson slides below.

Once you have done this, watch the video below.

Spr5.4.4 - Fractions greater than 1

Look through the slides with example questions.  There is also a Powerpoint if you want a second explanation.  The questions are a mix of those with pictures and those just with numbers.  Once you feel confident with the numbers you can move straight on to the ones with numbers only.

There is also a reasoning sheet if you are ready for a challenge.



First, do your Activating Prior Knowledge task

Today we are going to look at the text we will base our own writing on next week. This is adapted from a real-life account that someone gave of being caught up in an earthquake in Italy. 

Read this carefully, then annotate it as we would in school, using your inference strategies. Focus on background knowledge, predictions and questions, noticing a breakdown and thinking like a detective (the strategies are attached below to help). 

Look carefully at the language that's used and how it is written too - can you see examples of first person and past tense language? Highlight or underline in different colours the following things:


Examples of thoughts and feelings

Time connectives, fronted adverbials for time, to show time passing or the order of events


Take a look at my example annotated text if you need any ideas. 

These are the mind-maps we made as a class yesterday to help with some ideas


This week we are investigating buoyancy.

You will need to follow instructions, keep all but 1 variable the same and record your results.

In class we made our boats last week and found that using paper clips as weight or cargo was a problem as they were too light and we needed over a 100. To improve our enquiry we used cubes instead as they were heavier than paper clips.

Read the instructions below. 

Set your exercise book out with the title

Does the surface area of the bottom of a boat effect its buoyancy?

Make your boat.

Draw or stick  the results table in your book.

Carry out the enquiry. Think like a scientist!