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Today you will be subtracting mixed numbers. Same as yesterday, there are many ways to tackle this. Bar models and number lines may help if you are finding this tricky. I know how many of you hate using these and prefer to just use numbers, so if you'd rather just focus on that- that's fine. 



Year 5 - Week 5 - Lesson 4 - Subtract mixed numbers



Today I would like you to complete the challenge 'Writing speech effectively'. You can find this on pages 20-21.


If you have found this tricky, do not try the extension and end your English here for the day. However... 


If you find writing speech easy and feel you have completed the task successfully, could you re-write your passage using indirect speech or split speech? 


Here is an example of direct speech:


Mrs Spencer burst into the classroom with a look of pure joy on her kind face, "I am so pleased my new paints arrived this morning!"

"Good, you can paint my new display board," said Miss Brown, cheekily. 


Have you noticed how I put a comma instead of a full stop after what I said? That is because the sentence continues past the speech mark. If I restructured my sentence so the speech was at the end, I would use a full stop. So it would look like this: 


Miss Brown said cheekily, "Good, you can paint my new display board."


Split speech is when you chop what the character has said into two parts, and use the verb in the middle. It would look like this: 


"Good," Miss Brown said cheekily, "you can paint my new display board."


Notice how I have used a comma after the first chunk of speech and after the verb. 


Indirect speech is when you don't use punctuation, you explain what has happened instead. Here is an example: 


Miss Spencer burst into the classroom with a look of joy on her kind face and told Miss Brown how her new paints had arrived. Miss Brown was happy too and cheekily asked if Mrs. Spencer would paint her new display board.


Notice how I have not had to start a new line, this is because you start a new line with each new speaker when you are using direct speech only. 


Good luck. 



Afternoon Lesson


One of the ways that we learn to look after our environment is to learn to fall in love with it.  Think about it – when we truly appreciate the value of something the chances are we pay attention it and take action to protect it from harm.

The Ocean is no different from any other asset and as a free health resource for us all it is important we all fall in love with, and take care of our water system, so that it can take care of us.



I found today's resource on a wonderful website called Blue Mind. You can find the website here. It is full of wonderful mindfulness activities all linked to the Ocean and the beauty of our world. 



Have you ever watched clouds?  I don’t mean a momentary glance up at the sky – I mean REALLY taken a good look at them?

Cloud watching is a great activity to feel creative, but also to practice mindfulness. 

Find a space outdoors if you can. Lie down on the floor and gaze up at the sky, remaining silent for 15 minutes and simply being with the weather.

Observe the shape, form and movement of clouds… this is just water suspended!



Once you have taken a really good look at the sky think about what you saw, heard and felt.


Can you paint or draw different cloud formations or create a story about the shapes and forms you saw?