First of all, answers to yesterday's maths:
Remember we were simplifying fractions.
1. 15/20 = 3/4
2. 30/50 = 3/5
3. 8/20 = 2/5
4. 3/18 = 1/6
5. 18/42 = 3/7
6. 27/72 = 3/8
Today....let's do a little bit more! Again, it's good to do it two days running so that it stays in your memory better!
So when we're simplifying.....look at the numerator and denominator and see what is the highest factor they both have, then divide them both by that factor.
e.g. Look at the fraction 36/81. We will recognise that both numbers are in the 9x table, i.e. they both have 9 as a factor. So if we divide both 36 and 81 by 9, we end up with 4 and 9. Hence, 36/81 = 4/9.
In your green maths book:
Simplify these fractions:
1. 15/25 =
2. 6/9 =
3. 10/35 =
4. 18/24 =
5. 14/35 =
6. 30/100 =
Too easy? Try these more challenging ones! (But if you found the first six challenging enough, don't worry about it!)
7. 64/88 =
8. 24/60 =
9. 39/52 =
10. 77/121 =
In your purple writing book:
A little sentence writing today....using colons.
Colons are the punctuation that is two dots, one above the other, i.e. one of these → :
An easy place to use them in a sentence is when you are introducing a list of things. For example -
I had to buy a lot of vegetables today: carrots, potatoes, peas, leeks and cabbages.
Quite a few German midfielders play for Norwich City: Moritz Leitner, Marco Stiepermann and Tom Trybull.
b) In your book, write down 5 sentences of your own that use a colon to introduce a list. If you wish to completely make up your own, that's fine.
For a bit of added practice, however, in each sentence you could use one of the words from the spelling pattern introduced earlier in the week: rogue, league, vague, tongue, dialogue, cheque, antique, unique
e.g. There are a number of ways you can pay: with cash, by cheque, by card or by setting up a regular payment.
c) Science. Last week, our science was to identify the different parts of the flower. Recap what these words are: stamen, stigma, anther, filament, sepal, ovule.
Remember that the whole purpose of a plant growing flowers is to attract insects to pollinate them, so that the plant can produce seeds. Re-visit the BBC site if you need to!
Plants flower at different times. When you go outside today, you will notice that some plants have their flowers now, in May. Some have already had their flowers this year. Some haven't had theirs yet, and will come later in the year.
Either go into your garden, or do this activity after going on a walk!
c) Make a table in your book with 3 columns, like this:
|Finished flowering this year||Flowering now (in May)||Will flower after May|
Write the names of at least 3 different plants in each column - more if you can!