Fractions, Monsters and Crimes – Oh my!
Friday 7th February | No comments yet
This week seems to have been a really busy one for 5L. In maths, we have started a new module all about fractions. To make sure that the children really understood what a fraction was, our first lesson involved using the cuisenaire rods to physically create fractions of a whole. We also looked at how many different ways we could represent the same fraction. In the following lessons, we started to look at the term ‘equivalence’ and how we can find fractions that represent the same value.
In literacy, we have started a poetry module, looking at a few different genres such as haikus and limerics. More recently, we have been looking at Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’, which can be tricky to get your head around due to it being entirely nonsensical while also still logical! So far we have tried defining some of the completely made up words, discussed the meaning of ‘portmanteau’ and even had a go at classifying those nonsense words as nouns, verbs or adjectives. I have been so impressed with how well the children have worked this week!
Our topic lesson this week was all about crime and punishment in the Anglo-Saxon period and how it compares to the modern day. We started by thinking of all the different punishments that can be used in the UK today, before looking at the arguably more severe punishments doled out to criminals by the Anglo-Saxons.
Once we had explored these punishments, we had a go at creating a courtroom situation where a team of Anglo-Saxons and a team of Modern Brits would debate four different ‘crimes’ and the punishments that should be given. Have a look and see what you think – which group would you say had the better punishments?
Remember that your 500 word stories are due in on the 12th February. Both maths and learning log homework has gone out this week so if you have any questions about either, please don’t hesitate to ask!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!