We have lots of new books in the Year 5 &6 library. Children have been very excited at the opportunity of going to choose a new book to read! Children should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day and all reading activity should be recorded in their reading journals. Please ensure that reading journals and books are brought into school every day.
Children should be practising their allocated times tables on TTRock Stars for at least 30 minutes a week.
Congratulations to Mrs Tilley's class for their resounding win. As practising your times tables is part of your homework, we would like to see everyone taking part in the battle this week. Who will be the next winners?
This week children have been learning how to add and subtract fractions where the denominators are different. Here is an explanation of the method the children have been taught to solve these calculations:
When it comes with adding fractions with different denominators, what we always need to do first is find what’s known as the smallest common denominator. This means that we convert both fractions into having the denominator (the bottom number) that’s the smallest possible value in order to make our problem easier to solve. Once we’ve done that, we just add the numerators (the top numbers) together to get our answer. Let’s work through an example together:
For homework children should complete one of the tasks below.