Ratios

In Maths at the moment, we are learning about ratios.

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We have also been using ratios and how they are used on maps as a scale. This has helped us to find the distance between points on a map.

This activity below can help you to further understand ratios. Make sure you start at level one in the activity; it will be too tricky if you move through too quickly. You will need to log on to the Ultranet in order to be able to access this activity. See me if you cannot remember your password!

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Countries of the World

Can you name all the countries of the world? Some of our grade are going to have a go at learning this from memory for a fun performance!

Here are the lyrics to the song.

United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru,
Republic Dominican, Cuba, Carribean
Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela
Honduras, Guyana, and still,
Guatemala, Bolivia, then Argentina
And Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan,
Paraguay, Uruguay, Surinam
And French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.

Norway, and Sweden, and Iceland, and Finland
And Germany now one piece,
Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Poland, Romania, Scotland, Albania
Ireland, Russia, Oman,
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia
Hungary, Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There’s Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan
Both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Portugal
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.

India, Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan,
Kampuchea, Malaysia, then Bangladesh (Asia)
And China, Korea, Japan.
Mongolia, Laos, and Tibet, Indonesia
The Philippine Islands, Taiwan,
Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Sumatra, New Zealand
Then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Tunisia, Morocco, Uganda, Angola
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana,
Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Gambia
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.

Burundi, Lesotho, and Malawi, Togo
The Spanish Sahara is gone,
Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Liberia
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, and Mali
Sierra Leone, and Algiers,
Dahomey, Namibia, Senegal, Libya
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar
Rwanda, Mahore, and Cayman,
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Yugoslavia…
Crete, Mauritania
Then Transylviania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan.

More on Angles

While you are working independently this morning, you may like to use this site to help you with remembering about angles.

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Here are some handy tips for working with a protractor:

Angles are measured using a protractor. You can guess the rough size of an angle by looking to see if it’s acute or obtuse, but you’ll need a protractor for a precise measurement.

Here’s how to use a protractor to measure an angle:

  • Line up the protractor so the ‘cross hair’ is exactly on the angle.
  • Line up one of the lines with the 0 line on the protractor.
  • See which numbers the angle comes between. If it is between 30 and 40, the angle must be thirty something degrees.
Diagram showing angles on a protractor

Count the small degrees up from 30. In this example, the angle is 35°.

When you’re done, you may like to give these two activities a go as well. The first game requires you to make the angles in order to make targets.

This second game, Roboidz, will take a long time to load but is worth the wait! You may like to open it in a new browser tab and complete another activity while you wait. Click on the picture below to launch the game.

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Angles Golf

Here is a game you can use to practise recognising angles. You will need to click on the image below to open the game, because it has some extremely irritating music that plays when you open the page. So long as you put the computer on mute it is a great game!

Remember to look at the compass guide at the top to know which direction you are hitting in.

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Action Fractions Game

In the game Action Fractions, you can practise adding and subtracting fractions.

The race starts off more simply adding fractions with like denominators, but becomes harder after round two when you have to add fractions with different denominators, and then subtract. Click on the image below to give it a go and let us know how you find it!

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Today in class, some groups also worked on learning/revising the process for multiplying fractions. We used this video to work independently and help us with the concept. You can watch it below for revision.

Welcome to Berwick Fields Docs!

Today in class we learnt how to use our new word processing system, Berwick Fields Docs. It uses the Google Docs system to allow us to work on documents and spreadsheets together. You can access Berwick Fields Docs through the button on the sidebar.

docsmenuTo sign in to your account, you can use the same username and password that you use to log on to our computers at school.

docsloginThe screen below is what you will see when you log in to your account. To create a new file, click on the ‘Create new’ menu. For a word document, select ‘Document’. If you want to create a spreadsheet (like Excel) you can, or a presentation (Powerpoint).

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You can now type in your document just like you would using Microsoft Word. You document will automatically save itself every now and then, or you can click on the ‘Save now’ button (see the picture below).

Docs has a very special feature; we can work on files collaboratively. This means that more than one person can use the file at the same time and work together. This will be especially handy for writing our production scripts. It also means we can work on our files at home.

To work collaboratively, you need to add some users to share your file with. To share, you need to click on the share button.

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You will see a box like the one below. To find someone in our grade to share with, start typing their first name in the box. Their name will come up in the menu! Make sure you have the ‘Can edit’ option selected, and then click ‘Share and Save’ at the bottom of the screen. You will both be able to see your document. You can share with as many people as you need to. You will also need to add me so I can help edit your work.

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lf you find any tips or tricks to use with Docs, post them below. You can also ask any questions you might have.