Fractions

Year five have been working hard in Mathematics! Take a look at some of the students explaining the different types of fractions in the videos below.

Provide examples of each kind of fraction in a comment below. 

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Science with Mr Crook

On Wednesday 27th November, year four and five went to LaSalle for a Science lesson with Mr Crook. The students learnt how to safely light a bunsen burner and then they conducted an experiment to observe the colour of the flame when it interacted with different chemicals.

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What did you enjoy about the lesson?

What do you need to remember when safely lighting a bunsen burner?

What tools and equipment did you use?

Did anything surprise you when you conducted the experiment? 

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Fractions and Decimals

Fraction: Any part of a group, number or whole. When you divide something into equal pieces, each piece is a fraction of the whole thing.

You can use a fraction wall like this to compare fractions with each other.

 Fractions

Click on the links below to practise your skills.

Fractions

Fractions 2

Fractions 3

Fraction

Watch the YouTube video below. 

When do you or your parents use fractions in every day life?

What did you think about the games above?

Compare fractions using the fraction wall above. 

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Cooking at LaSalle

On Monday 11th November and Friday 15th November, Five White visited LaSalle Catholic College to participate in a cooking class. Download the recipe here: Fried Rice. Share it with your parents and perhaps you could cook it together.

In groups of two or three, year five worked with a student from LaSalle to cook fried rice. The students also visited the hospitality kitchen which is set up like a commercial kitchen. A commercial kitchen are the kitchens that you might see in a restaurant and Masterchef. The difference between a commercial kitchen and a residential kitchen (home kitchen) is that a commercial kitchen is often made of stainless steel because it is bacteria resistant and there are many stations so a lot of food can be cooked at the same time.

Take a look at the photos below.

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What is the difference between a commercial kitchen and a residential kitchen?

What did you enjoy about the cooking lesson and what skills did you learn?

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Riddles and Puzzles

This is a guest post written by Nathan.

5 White have been discussing riddles and puzzles in the past few weeks. Riddles are questions which require genius skills! Puzzles can come in the form of a toy or problem which require clever thinking to be solved.

Click herehere and here in order to put your thinking caps on and solve some puzzles!

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What did you think of the puzzles?

If you have a riddle, place it in a comment below for other students to try and solve. 

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3D Space

Year five are currently learning about three-dimensional space. 3D shapes have length, breadth and height. Pyramids and prisms take their name from the shape of their base. Prisms have uniform cross-sections (cuts that are parallel to, and the same size and shape, as the base) whereas pyramids have cross-sections that are not uniform

3D Shapes

Take a look at two students explaining the pairs of parallel faces on a 3D object below.

3D shapes are all around us in the built and natural environment! Take a look at the YouTube clip below. 

What 3D shapes can you see at home and/or in the classroom? 

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QR Codes

QR codes are becoming very popular and they are already very popular in countries such as Japan. QR code stands for ‘quick response code’ and they can provide us with information really quickly. They are being used for marketing, advertising and customer service as well as part of learning in classrooms.

Click here to visit our school blog and watch a video created by members of the ICT club explaining how to create your own QR code.

Take a look at the YouTube clip below explaining what a QR code is and why they are important. Watch the clip with your parents and your siblings.

Take a look at the new video stamp you can purchase at the post office.

Where have you seen a QR code and when you scan it, where does it take you? 

Challenge: look for QR codes around your house and at the shops! Scan them using a QR code reader and take a photo of them! Email your photos to Miss Azzopardi with a short explanation of where the QR code takes you. They will then be added to this blog post.

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