# Week beginning 4th January

Hello Welbeck Class, Parents and Carers,

I hope you are all safe and well and have had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I am looking forward to hearing all about your holidays when we are back together!

Work will be added to the class page every day. Please continue to check this and email completed work to the class webpage. I will then provide feedback through Marvellous Me. Please try and complete as much of the work as you can- all the work added will be the work that we were due to be completing in school and will follow the same routine as the timetable in school. If you are having any problems or struggling with anything please let me know and I will provide you with further help and guidance.

Please let me know if you need a reminder for your Marvellous Me, Bug Club or Times Tables Rockstars password.

Keep in touch and take care!

Miss Tomlinson

## Well done Welbeck!

Excellent Work Welbeck!

Thank you for all of your hard work so far with your home learning. I am receiving lots of fantastic work through to the class email address and I am so proud of all of the hard work you have put in. Keep working hard and please let me know if you need any extra information or help from me. I am so proud of you all and looking forward to seeing you when we can!

I am putting some of the work that I am being sent onto the class webpage- keep checking to see if your work has been added.

Take care,

Miss Tomlinson

## Fractions

Some parents have asked for extra work on fractions for their children to do over the next couple of weeks. I have attached video links to help your children remember the process.

### Adding fractions with the same denominators

When fractions have the same denominator we leave this and just add the numerators. For example:

2/9 + 3/9 = 5/9

### Adding fractions with different denominators

Today we are going to learn how to add fractions with different decimals. If two fractions have different decimals we should start to change them into the same denominator. To do this we can find a common multiple or times both denominators together. Remember whatever we do to the denominator we need to do to the numerator.

e.g.

4/5 + 2/ 8

We should times the 5 and 8 together to make 40. Our denominator is now 40.

- What did we times the 5 by to make 40? 8. So we should times the 4 by 8 to make 32.

- What did we times the 8 by to make 40? 5. So we should times the 2 by 5 to make 10.

Now we have 32/40 + 10/40 = 42/40= 1 2/40

### Subtracting decimals with the same denominator

When subtracting fractions with the same denominator then all we subtract are the numerators (top number) e.g.

5/9 - 3/9 = 2/9.

### Subtracting decimals with different denominators

When we subtract fractions using different denominators we change both denominators to the same denominator. To do this you need to find the lowest common multiple or you could multiply both numbers together. E.g

8/ 9 - 2/4 =

Multiply 9 with 4 to make 36. Whatever you do to the bottom you need to do to the top.

32/36 - 18/36 =

Then subtract the numerators.

14/36- Can we simplify?

Yes! We can change it to 7/18.

### Multiplying two fractions together

When we multiply two fractions together we multiply the numerators and then multiply the denominators.

### Multiplying fractions by mixed numbers

See PowerPoint below.

### Dividing fractions

See PowePoint below.

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