Fraction Investigations

Last week in Sapphire Class we finished our unit of work on fractions. On Friday, we were set the challenge of completing a series of investigations that involved fractions. These investigations were tricky, but we solved them by applying all our fractions knowledge and using our reasoning skills.

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Equivalent Fractions

Recently in Sapphire Class we have been learning about equivalent fractions, a topic which can be really tricky. However we have all persevered and tried really hard. We used magnetic fraction shapes and bars as well as the fraction rods to find how many smaller fractions we could fit into the bigger fraction. We had to be careful because they needed to fit perfectly, with no gaps or overhangs.

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This investigating really helped us and gave us a strong foundation for the rest of our fractions learning.

Red Nose Day 2017

Sapphire Class have had lots of fun today dressing in something red for Comic Relief. Prince Edward have raised lots of money this year by selling red noses and having a non-uniform day.

Remember, it’s not too late to donate some money to Comic Relief. Comic Relief funds 1000s of projects worldwide and with your donations they could fund even more.

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Smarties Fractions!

This morning in Sapphire class we have taken a sweet approach to our learning.

In maths we have been continuing to look at fractions. This morning Mr Little set us the challenge of calculating the fraction of each coloured Smartie in a pack.

First, we had to start by counting how many smarties there were in our tube to find our denominator. Then we counted how many there were of each colour to find our numerators. Some of us even managed to simplify our fractions and draw bars to show them!

We all loved finding fractions using Smarties!

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RNLI Assembly

This morning we had a water-safety assembly, delivered by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI saves lives around the country through its 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards and water-safetey initiatives.

We really enjoyed our assembly from the RNLI and we now know how to stay safe around water and what to do if we get into trouble around water.

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World Book Day 2017

Yesterday in Sapphire Class we celebrated World Book Day. For one day only we could come to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Some of our costumes were amazing!

We also had to decorate our classroom doors for a competition with all the other classes in school. We decided to decorate ours like the cover of our favourite book, Gangsta Granny.

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We had so much fun on World Book Day and can’t wait to use our voucher to buy a new book!

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Greek Pots Update

Today we continued to create our pots in the style of a Greek vase.

First, we had to paint our pots orange like the Ancient Greeks did.

Then, we had to sketch our designs, some of us chose to tell the story the myths we created and some of us decided to tell the story of a Greek myth on our vases.

We now need to leave the paint to dry and tomorrow we will be able to paint our designs onto our pots.

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Musicianeus and the Medubird

Many years ago in ancient Greece in the giant, colossal Parthenon a fierce, big and mystical creature was born and you guessed it, he was born in the dungeon. Its name is the terifying, evil and beastly Medubird. The Medubird roams through the dungeon waiting for some food to eat. Its owner is called Maramarth well his real name is king Maramarth. King Maramarth was evil, evil because he sent 7 Crete boys and 7 Crete girls to feed his fierce monster well not to feed him he gets to eat the children so that’s why he was evil. The more children he eats the stronger he becomes. Someone had to stop this because there is no way young children should get eaten by a monster so they can lose their lives just so a monster can get food.

There was one boy from Crete whose name was Musicianeus he absolutely loves music like a person in a famous band. One day Musicianeus heard about the children getting fed to the ferocious monster. Straight away he paused so then he thought what would their parents feel like when they leave to the Parthenon or how will the children or… Musicianeus sighed “i guess I’ll have to deal with it myself”. He told his dad the king of Crete “I’ve got to stop this so when the next children to go I will be one of them. I will ask to go in the dungeon first so I can kill him and the other children won’t have to be eaten”.

Musicianeus made his way into king Taramartas castle to ask him for some great advice. The king was sitting on his giant colossal and huge throne. Musicianeus asked his father “can I go to the Parthenon to defeat he monster” pleaded Musicianeus. “Well my boy” he replied “you can go as food but if you return change your submarine horn to yellow. Before you go you will have to go to the VOLCANO OF ARAINO for some supplies”.

Musicianeus made his way into the VOLCANO OF ARAINO to get some supplies big ones as big as Mount Everest. He got all his supplies there he mainly got everything from the shop.

He went on his submarine to the palace and when he saw the king he said can I go to the dungeon fist please the king said yes of course but before he went in Princess Maraspira gave him a ball of string to make the monster dizzy. Mysicianeus made his way into the dungeon and he saw the monster with its terrifying, steel wings so he started messing about with the string so soon enough he got dizzy. As quick as a flash Musicianeus  got his sharp and  mighty sword and stabbed the beast right down the middle of his huge body.  Quickly Musicianeus ran out of the dungeon and then out of the Parthenon. Before he could leave princess Maraspira begged “can I please come with you please back to Crete” Musicianeus said “yes” so they both sailed to Crete happily together.

On the way Musicianeus said “we’re dropping off on that island for some water off you go” but suddenly Musicianus zoomed off faster than Usain Bolt but his father was on a cliff watching over the sea. When he saw the submarine horn was black he jumped off the cliff and he died. Musicianeus was so upset but that meant he became the new king of Crete.

By Jacob Butler

EMMA AND THE MINEFOR

Many years ago ancient Greece there was a ferocious, furious and terrifying monster called the Minefor. Did you know there also an amazing heroin called Emma? She had amazing super powers that she could use for ever. She also had lots of powers you will find out about later.

Emma was angry, angry because the king sends 20 boys and 20 girls to feed the evil Minefor. So she went to King Luke and Emma asked him “why do we need to send 20 boys and 20 girls to the smelly Parthenon dungeon. The king said in a pep talk with his hand on her shoulder… “They go to King Minos and then go and feed the monster. The closer you go to the monster, the more you will scream and run away. They are the Minfor’s food because if we don’t they will wage war on us. Emma went to travel and King Luke grumbled “if you win then you must turn your sails to blue, if you don’t then I know you will have failed”.

Suddenly, Emma arrived in Athens mumbled to the king “I will go in first and battle the Minefor”. Quickly, Emma teleported in a flash but the king’s son was in love with Emma so he ran in the amazing, enormous and spooky Parthenon dungeon after her. Before she went deep into the dungeon Ben the king’s son gave Emma a ball of string.

Nervous, Emma walked in the Labyrinth holding her hands out. Suddenly, she screamed. She saw it, she was scared, scared because she saw the monsters sharp white teeth. As quick as a flash she grabbed his horns and twisted it until they fell off. Then got her super strength and punched his head and he died.

Unfortunately, before she was home she forgot to turn her sails to blue and king Luke jumped off the cliff into the sea, so now the sea is called the cool Luke sea.

By Sirrah Newton