I came across this video and thought I would share it. It is such an important to thing to understand what you are doing...
Think of a number.
Multiply it by 3.
Take away your start number.
Divide by 2.
Take away your number.
YOU HAVE FINISHED WITH 3.
Why does this work?
We have been looking in depth, over the last couple of maths lessons of why everything works when we do vertical subtraction.
It was great to see so many pennies dropping and connections being made.
What is the most important aspect of doing a subtraction calculation, to you? The estimating beforehand? The setting out of the numbers? The checking at the end? Anything else?
Can you explain what you need to do to someone else?
I am determined to make you more confident on identifying determiners this week!
Hopefully this video will be helpful:
Determiners are small words that go before nouns.
Articles are a type of determiner can be definite (specific): the; or indefinite (general): a, an
These are very specific:
the- The girl over there doesn’t look very well.
some- I bought some cheese from the store.
These are very general:
a- A girl came knocking on the front door.
an- An elephant ate the bananas.
this- I’d like to buy this car please.
those- Those shoes are perfect for the weekend.
In the texts you are reading, really try to think about where the determiners are - you will see them a lot!
This afternoon we had an interesting lesson about the role of women during World War 2.
Before the Second World War, women were expected to be 'housewives' or perhaps to do certain 'women's jobs', such as nursing or being a domestic servant or shop assistant. The war changed the world of work for women for ever. When men went to fight, women were called upon to fill their jobs, and this included many jobs that were previously thought of unsuitable for women.
What further information can you find out about the role of women between 1939 and 1945?
The week has come and gone quickly...you are working well as a group and are pushing yourselves to reach new heights - I have really noticed that this week!
Well done on...
...writing stories for the children in Y5
... for discussing 'risks' so maturely in PSHCE
...creating some awesome Spitfires with Ms. Voller
... furthering your understanding of addition with decimals, and your place value knowledge
... analysing a recount text in fine detail
... showing off your understanding on adverbials
... listening on the life ed bus about life's big decisions
... your higher target setting on Tirlebrook 10
... competing in the cross country (our team got larger this week thanks to more Y6 participants; more are welcome to join!)
The list goes on!
I hope you have a great weekend; take care of each other!
Going forward, we are going to look at adding decimals. But today was all about discussing what a decimal is.
We had some great conversations and used all sorts of equipment to show our understanding. Some equipment was difficult to use as it is all about showing ten times larger and ten times smaller (because of our decimal system - a system that is to the power of ten!).
One question I didn't get to ask today but is certainly worth discussing:
What is the most important number in a decimal and why?!
(There are so many different answers to this question - but can you justify your thinking?).
We learned a lot about rationing and what propaganda posters were during World War 2 (from the British Government).
Why did Britain have to ration during World War 2 (and for 9 years after too!)?
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