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Today we are continuing developing our multiplication skills. We are looking at multiplying 4 digits by 2 digits. Now, you will see that on the sheet they have not laid it out using the grid method. The video should help explain how we can use the grid method to help us in our head, but we can complete the multiplication just by circling the digits. 


If this is too tricky, just lay out the questions on a piece of paper and use the grid method- you will end up with the same answer either way! 


This is just to make it a little quicker, but it does take some practice. If you find you made some mistakes, have another go and practice- that's the trick to this. 

Year 5 - Week 3 - Lesson 2 - Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits



Today, I would like you to complete the section called 'Your Turn!'. You need to re-write the paragraph from the text to describe a Blue-headed iguana. 


There is lots of information here to help you structure your work. Be creative! You can make up the facts about the blue-headed iguana to be as funny and as strange as you like. Try to make me laugh whilst structuring your work similarly to the original text. 

Afternoon Lesson


I am so sorry! I forgot to publish an afternoon lesson for you all yesterday! Silly me...


I was so impressed with how engaged so many of you were last week when learning about Arctic oil drilling. I thought we could continue to learn about threats to the natural environment. 


Have you ever heard of palm oil? 

Palm oil is a widely used oil and can be found in roughly 50% of all the products we buy: shampoo, food, toiletries, fuel, make up, everything!! 


It's a very common product because it is so cheap and easy to grow. Palm oil is made from the pulp of palm fruit, which you can see in the pictures above. 


Lots of environmental agencies are advising against the use of palm oil as companies are using it so quickly, it is leading to deforestation and putting a lot of bad chemicals into the environment. 


Today, I would like you to read this article on newsround and have a look at the videos.


Click here for the newsround article.


Can you have a look through your cupboards and see if you can find any products that contain palm oil?