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Our Learning in P6NM w/c 30.11.20

Our Learning in P6NM w/c 30.11.20

Numeracy

• I know that decimal fractions are used to represent tenths and hundredths

• I can use my knowledge of equivalent fractions to change a fraction into tenths or hundredths, then display it as a decimal

• I can recall simple fractions as decimal fractions

• I can compare decimals by looking at the whole numbers first to see if that helps • I can compare decimals with the same units digit by looking at the tenths • I can compare numbers with the same unit and tenths digit by looking at the hundredths digit • I can order decimal fractions up to 2 decimal places • I can explain the importance of zero as a placeholder

Home Learning Opportunities

Whose is greater?

Write a range of decimals onto small pieces of paper or card, e.g. 1·4 and 0·75. Play a game with another player. Each picks a card. The player with the larger decimal keeps both cards. Record the decimals as number statements, e.g. 0·3 > 0·28.

Decimal ordering

Write a range of decimals onto small pieces of paper or card, e.g. 1·4 and 0·75. Pick sets of five cards and order them, recording the decimals in order on paper. You could include extra cards where you write the decimals in words, e.g. six point three or zero point seven five.

Literacy

Our spelling rule this week was:

  • Making plurals from nouns ending in o
  • Most nouns that end in o take their plural form by adding es
  • Musical terms and words that end in oo/eo/io are exceptions to this rule and take their plural form by adding s

In writing, we watched a movie clip called Pandora and created an imaginative piece about landing on this planet. Our focus was creating quality descriptions.

Using our class novel, we worked on finding evidence about a character’s point of view and also using evidence to say how a character has changed.  We used hot seating to explore how the main character David’s viewpoint changed. 

Home Learning Opportunities

Make sure that you are fully prepared to complete your literature circle role, have you read the assigned pages?  Could you record some notes or useful page numbers?

Can you create a game to help you practise this week’s spelling words? Use resources you might have at home already such as post it notes, a dice, chalk or counters to help. 

Other Areas of the Curriculum

  • We listened to The Planets Suite composed by Gustave Holst and used our knowledge of the planets to name each composition. 
  • We then chose one of Holst’s compositions to research.  We found out about his inspiration, the instruments used and the effects he created.
  • We explored the scale of the planets in relation to each other and the scale of the solar system.
  • We used black card and tissue paper to create stained glass art for our Christmas window display. 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Nicholson

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