I can’t believe it’s almost the end of another week.
Check back later for examples of good learning this week as well as some special mentions!
How have you been doing with the poetry this week?
Today we are going to be thinking about metaphors.
These are similar to similes, but instead of comparing two things you are saying something is something else.
simile = I run as fast as a cheetah
metaphor = I am a cheetah
simile = the car moved as slowly as a snail
metaphor = the car is a snail
Here is an example of a metaphor poem about the sea.
The sea is a lion’s roar.
The sea is a shark’s restaurant.
The sea is a quilt of blue.
The sea is a leaking ink cartridge.
The sea is the sound of crashing waves.
Your task today is to pick an animal from the picture below and write a metaphor poem about it.
As always, we would love to see your poems so take photos and send them in or share them on Purple Mash.
Yesterday, we looked at adding fractions, today we’re looking at subtracting fractions.
This diagram below should help you remember how to use a bar model to help you.
Today's questions are of a similar difficulty to yesterday, the bar model above will help you solve the green questions. If you want to solve the orange ones you need to remember what one whole is made up of. For example, one whole is the same as two halves, or three thirds or four quarters. The red questions will need you to apply your understanding of equivalent fractions.
Keep working hard, being strong and washing your hands.
Ruth and Emily