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Thursday 25th


L/O: Fractions S/C: Subtracting Fractions

Children subtract fractions with different denominators for the first time, where one denominator is a multiple of the other. It is important that children see this represented visually so they can make connections with the abstract. It is important that subtraction is explored as take away and finding the difference.


(Be aware that the first fraction in this question should be 3/4, not 4/3.) Link this question to finding equivalent fractions and then subtracting fractions. Children to draw bars and show converting alongside.


Reinforce the number line with the class, ensuring that children use converting strategies, making sure that they understand the when the numerator and denominator are the same; and then you have a whole.

Complete the worksheets provided when understanding is secure.

Subtracting fractions


 Success Criteria: I can identify the audience for and the purpose of writing.

Read chapter 2 of LWW. Answer the following questions to show your understanding:


  • Explore why Mr Tumnus is upset? 
  • What do we learn about the White Queen? 
  • Why does Mr Tumnus decide not to betray Lucy?

Support your responses with reference to the text. 


Re-visit first two pages of chapter 2. Together, start to change this to a play script. On photocopied/printed extract, pupils highlight in two different colours the spoken words of the characters to ensure a clear understanding of which character is speaking. If you cannot print, begin to explore the spoken words in the extract and begin to write them as a play script in your books.

Task: Turn the start of Chapter 2 into a play script (Lucy and Mr. Tumnus). Challenge: Include stage directions / scene setting.

English Thursday 25th February

Guided Reading

Complete a colouring task based on ‘Raider’s Peril’ below:



Life Cycles: Lifecycles of birds and mammals.

We would like you to do some research into birds and mammals today. Choose one bird and one mammal from the links that are provided on the document below. There are examples of websites you can use, however please feel free to use your own. You must then complete the sheets on the lifecycles of those animals. What happens at each stage of the lifecycle? Can you be specific? Can you complete every section for both the bird and the mammal?

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