# Week Beginning 4th May

Maths

This week in maths we are going to start adding fractions!

The most important thing to remember when adding fractions is that to add fractions together, they must have the same denominator.

You also need to know that the denominator doesn’t change! For example ⅕ + ⅗ = ⅘. The denominator stays the same, but we add the numerator together. Here’s a picture to help us understand.

Step 1. Read through the Making Number Pairs sheet and answer the questions. This worksheet focusses on adding two fractions to make a whole.

Step 2. Complete the Adding Fractions worksheet. There are lots of questions so you can really challenge yourself, but don’t worry if you don’t manage every question. Remember, when adding fractions, the denominator doesn’t change!

Step 3. Play the Making Fractions Game with your family. The instructions are included in the file; it says to print the cards out, but if you do not have access to a printer, you can draw the cards out onto some paper and cut them up.

There isn't a MyMaths task that corresponds to our work this week, but if you're looking for more maths to do then try out this game. (Make sure to chose level 1a)

Topic

Music is our focus in Topic this week. We are learning about orchestras!

1. Watch George meets the orchestra… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Jc4sP0BEE
2. Make your own mini orchestra at home using whichever instruments you have - even if you only have pans and wooden spoons! Video your tune and share it with your teacher on the Dojo website.
3. Make a poster about the different families of instruments in an orchestra.
4. Extension: Can you name all the instruments in the woodwind family?

Science

This week we are focusing on the life cycle of flowering plants.

To begin, open the powerpoint 'Life cycle of a flowering plant powerpoint'. There are two activities and a challenge.

Activity one is watching a video and making notes/ drawings to help remember key facts. The second activity is reading key information and completing your own life cycle of a bean plant (PDF of sheets attached below called Life cycle of a flowering plant sheets). Choose the sheet that relates to how confident you feel.

The challenge is to do further research on three other flowering plants which are on the powerpoint. You might  want to watch the time lapses of a sunflower also on the powerpoint. We are really impressed with how your knowledge of plants is flowering!

LITERACY W/C 04.05.20

This week we are going to look at performance poetry.

1. Watch the performances of these poems. What does the performer do? What are the key features of the performance that engage the viewer? Write a list of the features you notice.

Chocolate Cake                      Poems                                             Look at the checklist – did you notice these features?

2. Choose one of the poems to perform. The performance works best if you can learn the poem. If you can’t learn the whole poem, challenge yourself to learn at least a few lines.

3. Now you have learnt your poem it is time to start thinking about how you will perform your poem. Watch this video of Michael Rosen who will give you some ideas about what you need to think about.

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