In Maths this week we have continued to practice our division skills using the bus stop method and converting remainders into decimals.
We also had to read some tricky division questions and understand how to answer them when using remainders.
Some common mistakes that some of our learners were making were actually to do with their multiplication facts. This is why it is so important to be secure and confident in our knowledge of times tables - they come up in lots of different areas of maths!
Give it a go: Can you work out the missing digit in the following division calculations?
18__4 ÷ 12 = 157
38__5 ÷ 18 = 212.5
33__2 ÷ 8 = 421.5
This week in Literacy we have been writing our own newspaper recounts all about the escape of Molly, Daisy and Grace in Rabbit Proof Fence.
We first revised our knowledge of the features of a newspaper recount. We also practiced a variety of skills. We wrote lots of examples of direct and indirect speech that could be used to share what different witnesses had said. We also shared our understanding of these two types of speech by explaining the difference to our partners.
Give it a go: Write an example of both direct and indirect speech about this scene from the movie version.
In maths this week have been thinking about factors and multiples. To do this we have had to be confident in our knowledge of multiplication facts.
To demonstrate our understanding we have been defining what both of these words mean. We have been looking at the patterns in multiples and creating posters to demonstrate the skills we have been practicing.
Give it a go: Answer the following questions and go to the website to play a game all about factors and multiples (you will need a partner).
Do you know all the factors of the number 50?
4 and 2 are factors of what number?
In Literacy we have been focusing on improving sentence structures. We have tried to make sentences more exciting by using a range of writing skills.
To do this we have had to develop our understanding of the author voice. We have had to think about who is reading our writing and why it is important to make it as interesting as possible.
To enhance our knowledge of narratives we have explored lots of different texts including 'Where the Forest meets the sea' and 'Grandpa Chatterjie'.
Which has been your favourite and why?
Give it a go: Can you up level the following sentences so that they are more exciting
1. I walked along the sandy shore.
2. There were three girls playing football in the garden.
3. The tree is quite big.
This week's Talk Topic is:
It would be wonderful if you could support your child's learning by:
Asking them questions about their views on the Talk Topic
Sharing your own knowledge and ideas about the Talk Topic
Looking at relevant pictures, photos, videos, articles and information on the internet, in books and in magazines.