Having shared and caught up on our fun and frolics over the Easter holidays, we have had a really busy first week back at school for the first week of the summer term. J
We have analysed the differences between formal and informal letter writing. Take a look in our classroom where you can see the type of formal language we used when we wrote our formal letter.
We also recapped the features of journalistic writing and located the features in a range of daily newspapers. There was a particularly interesting article about Simon Cowell you may have read this week, and an interesting article about the weather in the UK this year. Both articles contained the same features that we identified. We also studied a wider range of articles from both the tabloids and broadsheets, discussing the differences in style.
We are now writing our own newspaper articles based around the recent Guardian advert you may have seen on t.v. involving a contemporary version of The 3 Pigs. As true journalists we aim for our journalistic writing to give the whole picture and contain all the features we identified. Use the hyperlink below to remind yourself of the advert we discussed. What would you write?
We have been studying fractions, percentages and decimals. We looked at ordering decimals and converting them across to both percentages and fractions.
With fractions we have been converting fractions to their simplest from, then ordering them.
In addition to this we have been looking at equivalent fractions e.g.
1/5 = 2/10 = 3/15 = 4/20
We have been trying to apply our knowledge, using both prior and new learning to quick fire questions, 5, 10 and 15 seconds – this was tough at times!!! Take a look and have a go!
5 second questions:
What is nine-tenths as a decimal?
Write one and a half as a decimal.
Write two and a quarter as a decimal.
10 second questions:
Write down the decimal equivalent of three-fifths.
What is 0.2 as a fraction in fifths?
Write down the decimal equivalent of three quarters.
How did you get on?
We have been learning about the life of Helen Keller and expericencing how if feels to use the hand alphabet to communicate.
We really enjoyed this activity. Here are some of our comments:-
'Helen Keller used a hand alphabet and with great determination she achieved her goal to communicate with others.' quoted Erin Hicks.
Rachel Young said ' The hand alphabet is trickey to get the hang of, but in the end, you understand what a blind/deaf person experiences.'