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Thursday 4th


L/O: Fractions S/C: Multiplying fractions by an integer.

Children are introduced to multiplying fractions by a whole number for the first time. They link this to repeated addition and see that the denominator remains the same, whilst the numerator is multiplied by the integer. This is shown clearly through the range of models to build the children’s conceptual understanding of multiplying fractions.

Model the following examples of multiplying fractions by an integer (whole number) and show the bar models on the board but link straight away to the normal method of turning the integer into a fraction by putting the whole number as the numerator and the denominator will just be 1. Show how you just multiply across to find the answer.


Children to use this bar model and the formal multiplication method next to each other to solve the calculations from the board into their books to show understanding. Move on to multiplying by larger numerators than just one and do examples on the board for this.

Children to complete the worksheets provided.

Multiplying unit fractions by an integer


 Success Criteria: I can draft and edit my play script.

Edit using purple pen draft from yesterday.

Start by re-reading your writing and your plan and then finish writing your draft.

Finish drafting your play script following your plan.


After you have finished you drafting and editing, begin to read chapter 5.

English Thursday 4th March

Guided Reading

Go to the World Book Day 2021 page on the Peterbrook website:

Follow today’s activities, which will focus on Jeff Kinney and writing your own book review J


Life Cycles of insects and amphibians:

Explain to pupils that the word metamorphosis comes from two Greek words, meta meaning change and morph meaning form.  It means to change form or shape.  Animals that show metamorphosis have a sudden change in their body structure as part of their life cycle.  Amphibian and insects both undergo metamorphosis as part of their life cycle. 


Discuss which stages of frog or insect development might correspond to the child, teenage, and adult stages in the human life cycle.  Compare and contrast the development of frogs and insects to that of mammals and birds.  Discuss with the pupils where in the life cycle the metamorphosis in amphibians takes place.  They are looking for points where big differences such as the growth of new body parts occur.  Establish that the metamorphosis happens when the tadpole turns into a frog.  It changes from breathing with gills to breathing with lungs, it has a very different shape, it changes from being a herbivore to being a carnivore.

Complete frog life cycle activity of cutting out and ordering the different parts of the life cycle.

Watch a video about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.  Ask the pupils to watch the video again and fill in some information about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.  Show the video again, pausing to allow pupil to make notes on the sheets provided.

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