# Monday 1st

Maths

L/O: L/O: Fractions S/C: Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Whole Class input:

Children now convert from mixed numbers to improper fractions using concrete and pictorial methods to understand the abstract method. Ensure children always write their working alongside the concrete and pictorial representations so they can see the clear links.

Show and work through the following example with the children, ensuring that they use the counters too. They should understand the process and how fractions links to multiplication and also the grouping part of division. Ensure children know that they put the mixed numbers into 3 groups of the denominator (5) and then add on the remainders. They must ensure that the denominator doesn’t change. This method can be simplified by multiplying the whole number by the denominator and then adding the numerator. They then put the total as the new numerator and keep the denominator the same.

Practise this skill with a variety of mixed numbers. Draw the picture and write the correct answer next to it. Do 5 examples of your own to make sure you are confident with this skill. (Example questions = 4 3/5    5 1/6     3 3/7      2 4/5)

## Mixed numbers to improper fractions

Times Tables

See the test on the 6’s, 7’s and 8’s provided. You will have 3 minutes, write down how long it took to complete and then mark.

Use times table www.ttrockstars.com to practice your times tables for your test on your 3’s and 4’s next week, including division J

English

Success Criteria: I can read and discuss an increasingly wider range of poetry.

Focus poem: Talking Turkeys

‘Talking turkey’ is an American phrase for discussing something seriously. The poem is written in a style which reflects the way people in Jamaica speak English.

Discuss with someone at home special times and celebrations when families come together and the food that is eaten. Did you know that in England 10 million turkeys are eaten on Christmas day? The poet is a vegan.

Discuss views and opinions in the poem. Extract dialect words and ask pupils what the equivalent would be in standard English.

Watch and listen to poem being performed: (You Tube performance video below:)

Discuss the rhythm of the poem (like a waltz rhythm) which makes the telling sound musical. Explore the use of rhymes and half rhymes: time and mind, please and trees, etc.  Explore the use of repetition and its effect on the reader.  Explore the structure and layout of the poem. What use is made of personification in relation to turkeys?

Task: Research mass turkey farming and welfare. You will need a lot of ideas to form a debate tomorrow with one side being pro turkey farming and the other side against turkey farming.

Record your findings for and against in a table.

## Benjamin Zephaniah Talking Turkeys

Benjamin at Hay book festival... nice one Benj--- hope you enjoyed Sky's book, Love's Alchemy.

Spellings

Test yourself on last week’s spellings.
Find new 15 and 10 word spelling lists below.

Physical Education (PE)