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Now it is time to refresh our minds back to fractions. Today we are going to be looking at subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Have a look at page 3 of the fraction help sheet to recap the learning we have already done in class together.

Task 1 - Apply this understanding to solve the green, orange or red challenges relating to subtracting fractions with the same denominators. Please self mark using the answers at the end of the document.
Task 2 - Apply your learning to the interactive fraction subtraction game, linked below. Choose challenge 1a to begin with. If you are confident to simplify fractions then you can move onto challenge 1b. Happy zapping!!
Extension - Only for those confident with fractions, and who will be moving on to adding fractions with different denominators. Try either the green or orange problem solving questions applying your understanding. (Note, the red challenge involves different denominators - you will get chance to look at this after the lesson tomorrow)


Today, we are going to explore conjunctions. Conjunctions are words that join clauses together. Read pages 2 and 3 of the causal conjunction document below. This shows there are some conjunctions that add more information eg and, as well, also. There are also contrasting conjunctions - these give an opposite view or point (but, however, on the other hand) There are also causal conjunctions that explain the effect of something that has happened eg so, therefore, consequently.

Causal conjunction are what we are going to be focussing on today.

Use pages 4 to 8 to try to identify the conjunctions as well as the causes and effects and putting them into sentences, try saying them verbally.

Check out page 6 - How is this one different? Answer, that the cause and the effect sometimes go in different places in the sentence.

Below are two helpful word mats of different conjunctions
Use these word mats to help you to tackle the differentiated work task below. Rewrite the paragraph in your book about the article "Should we pay for plastic bags?" Fill in the most appropriate missing conjunction and underline it. Choose either the green, orange or red challenge. Note that the red challenge also needs you to underline cause phrase in blue and the effect phrase in red.
Extension - Have a go at finding the most appropriate causal conjunction to complete these sentences. Possible answers are found on the second page. (Note some words work in more than one sentence)


You have carried out a lot of research on coordinates and the Royal Ordnance Survey, so today is a practical lesson.

Your challenge is to complete a bird's eye view plan of a room in your house or out in your garden. So imagine you were looking down from the ceiling. This will look like a floor plan (an example of which is shown below), mark down where say a table or chair is located using a symbol. Draw this on a grid (an example of this is included below if you need) and write coordinates of the location of furniture. Make sure to include a key.