Aloha Year 5!
Hope you all had great weekends. I am so excited to see you all today!! Please read this letter one more time. Check the time you are coming in and your group. Remember to stay safe and distanced. See you soon :)
Our Learning Today
Lo: to write a narrative
Today we are going to write the final section of this narrative. On Friday you wrote a plan and should have lots of ideas about Baboon's future. This final part needs to include his plan to leave the moon, how he feels and a cliff hanger. Remember you need to write this section in first person.
Here is my example. Have a read, critique it and magpie ideas for your final section. Do not copy it, use it for inspiration.
Lo: to read and write fractions as decimals
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
893,573 + 645,245
785,372 - 96,472
365 x 254
6392 ÷ 39
As we get closer to the end of the year I wanted to spend the next couple of weeks recapping some of our learning from the year. There is also some learning that some of us missed at the start of lockdown. This week I want to focus on the links between fractions, decimals and percentages. Today we are going to recap the link between fractions and decimals.
There were some rules that we need to remember. A fraction has two parts, the top number is called the numerator. The bottom number is called the denominator. If the denominator is 10, 100 or 1000 then we can convert to a decimal very quickly. Just take the numerator and place it in the correct place value. Look at this example below.
Our fraction is 4/100 so we can convert this to decimal by taking the 4 and placing it in the hundredths place value. Then we fill the missing place values with place holders.
So 4/100 is the same as 0.04. Am I correct?
Ok, very quickly have a go at these simple ones. Use the denominator to help you find the correct place value. Convert these fractions into decimals.
What if the denominator is not 10, 100 or 1000. Well then we need to find a way to convert the fraction first before we find the decimal. The way we do this is using our knowledge of factors of 100.
We use our factors of 100 to convert fractions. This is important because it is easier to find a decimal if the denominator is 100. This will help us find the equivalent decimal. Have a look at my example and think about how I found the decimal.
First we look at the denominator. This fraction has a 50. But it is easier to convert a fraction with 100. So we have to convert that 50 into 100. We have to decide how to convert it.
I know that 50 x 2 = 100. What ever I do to the denominator, I need to do to the numerator. 21 x 2 = 42
Our new fraction is 42/100
Now that we have this fraction we have to find the decimal.
42/100 is the same 0.42.
So that means that 21/50 is the same as 0.42.
Let's break that down one more time:
First, can you see that the denominator in our fraction is 5? We need to convert that into 100. We know that 5x20=100. So to make it equal we have to do the same to the numerator. 2x20=40. Our new fraction is 40/100.
Now that we have a fraction with 100 as the denominator it is much easier to find the decimal. 40/100 is the same as 0.4.
So 2/5 is the same as 0.4.
Ok your turn now. Use the strategies to convert these fractions into decimals.
Here are your challenges. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: to understand time zones
Today we are to be studying time zones. Different countries on Earth are part of different time zones. This means that when is 1pm in London, it is 3pm in Athens. Why does this happen? Well the Earth is round and as it orbits the sun, its spins. This means that different parts of the Earth are facing the sun at different times. We aren't all facing the sun at the same time because the Earth is not flat. When it is day time in England, it is night time in Australia because it is on the other side of the Earth.
I want you follow this link to BBC Bitesize to find out some more:
It was agreed in the Victorian era that London would be the centre of the world's time zone. This is called GMT or UTC. So every country to the left of England are hours behind us and every country to the right of England are hours ahead of us. Here is a map of all the time zones around the world.
Here is the map to download if you would like to print it.
Here is a link to a list, if this map was hard to understand.
Your task today is to find out how many hours ahead or behind different countries are. We write this with + or - GMT. For example Greece is 2 hours ahead of GMT so we would write Greece +2
Can you find:
Have a great day. Theo :)