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Thursday 4th February

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Maths puzzle











Mr Gilbey



Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20



09.00 – 09.25

Maths puzzle – number pyramids


We are going to start our day by looking at number pyramids again.

HOWEVER because you are all so good at these, I have raised the difficulty!

But do not panic. How you calculate the missing number is exactly the same as before, but the numbers are just bigger. This is not a problem, as long as you remember to use column addition.



Bring your completed pyramids with you to the 9.25am Maths call to find out how you have got on.


09.25 – 10.15

Maths - Adding Fractions

Google Classroom video call at 09.25am for the first 15 minutes.


Super work on fractions this week everyone. Keep it up.


Some questions to get warmed up…


What fractions of these shapes are shaded?




Can you explain your answer using fraction vocabulary like “numerator” and denominator”?

Now can you tell me what the answers are to the below fraction questions…




Now today we are going to look at subtracting fractions.

This is very similar to the process we used to add fractions yesterday.

Let’s look at one together…




As you can see, once again the denominator does not change.

This means all you need to do is subtract one numerator from the other to work out what is left.



Using these steps what would the answer be to the below fraction subtraction?


Let’s look at this question in pictures…




Now it is your turn to answer some questions on your own.


I spoke to lots of you yesterday who loved having the activity on Google Classroom and being able to complete it on your device. So, let’s do the same again. I have loaded the questions onto the Classwork space on the Google Classroom called “Subtracting Fractions”.


A couple of things we learnt yesterday…

  • If you cannot open the attachment on your device, please feel free to print it off as usual, complete it, then ask your adult to send me a picture of your work.
  • If you are not sure about a question, feel free to draw the fractions out. I might just help.
  • Something else that might help is re-watching the lesson. It should be on your Google Classroom feed approximately 30 minutes after the end of the lesson.
  • Be sure to put an answer in every answer box. If you forget to add the denominator you will NOT get the mark.


In case you need reminding where to find this activity…


  1. Go to Classwork at the top of your Google Classroom page
  2. Click on the Subtracting Fractions assignment at the top of the screen, then again on the title at the bottom of the box.
  3. Click on the Begin With Google button.
  4. The activity then opens and you write your answers in the boxes provided for each question.
  5. When you are happy with all your answers, click the “I’m Done” button at the top of the page and that’s it.


Any issues, please do not hesitate to contact me via Class Dojo.



10.40 – 11.05

English – Boggle


By popular demand… It’s the return of the Boggle!

Please see today’s set of letters…



Your tasks….

  1. How many words can you make from the above letter? Three or more letters only.
  2. There is a nine letter word, can you find it?



11.05 – 12.00

English – Talk for Writing – Journey to the Jungle

Google Classroom video call at 11.05am for the first 15 minutes.


Today’s Journey to the Jungle activity

  • As ever, we are going to start by re-reading the Jungle Log found on page 3.

Now we have learnt what all the words mean, you should be able to read it with real expression.

  • Next I want you to read page 8 and complete page 9.
  • Our challenge is to write our own poem based on the magical things you might find in your own Explorer’s rucksack.

Like the example, can you use alliteration to make the items sound exciting?

Can you invent new things to be found in your bag or make some items unusual?

Join us at 11.05am to share some ideas to help you write your poem by completing the table on page 9.

1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Settle down, snuggle under a blanket, grab a pillow and take some time for some quiet reading with your Bug Club library.


Please remember

  • When reading a book, put it on full screen as this enables you to see and use the back and next buttons clearly.
  • Once you have read a book several times and completed the questions at the end of the book, you need to click the option saying you have finished the book.

If you do not do this, I cannot see you have read it.

  • It is NOT how quickly you read the books that will decide if you move up book bands.

It is actually how you score on the questions that you are asked throughout the book.

Therefore please read the book several times before even attempting the questions.



1.20pm – 2.20pm



Much like Tuesday, in the true spirit of Children’s Mental Health Week, I want you to spend this time doing whatever exercise makes you happy.

Enjoy Joe Wicks, have a go it his new workout from yesterday.

Prefer some quiet yoga? If so do that.

Haven’t done a times table Super Mover for a while? See some below.

Want to practise your dance routine? Go for it.

Want to go out for a bike ride? As long as you can talk your adult into going with you, do that.

PE With Joe 2021 | Wednesday 3rd Feb

Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

2.20pm – 2.35pm


Mr Gilbey Reads…


It’s been amazing having special guests this week, but its back to Mr Gilbey Reads today.

Join me at 2.20pm to find out quite what the pupil does with the world’s biggest bubble gum bubble.