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So, today we are going to be learning about equivalent fractions. If something is equivalent it means it is the same. 


Equivalent fractions are two different fractions that are made of completely different numbers but mean the same amount. 


Here is an example:


I make myself a sandwich and cut it in half like this

If I take one of these pieces and give the other part to Miss Kleinman, we will both have 1/2 (one half) of the sandwich. 


We could put our sandwich back together and cut it again to look like this.

Then, we both take two of the sandwiches. We now have 2/4 (two quarters) of a sandwich. 


It's the same as the half we had before though. Just cut into smaller pieces. 


We know that the fractions 1/2 and 2/4 mean the same thing, just using different numbers.

Year 4 - Week 5 - Lesson 2 - Equivalent fractions (1)

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Today, I would like you to complete the task found on page 15, 'Your Log'. Use the grid to help you structure your ideas in the same way. Try to be as creative and imaginative as possible. Don't worry too much about your word choice here, this is just to gather ideas. 

Remember, this can be done on paper if you do not have access to a printer. Good luck :)

Afternoon Lesson


Here are some key facts about refugees:

Help them feel at Home

Help them feel at Home, tells the story of a young refugee named Sana and a toy dinosaur named Dino and their difficult journey to find safety in the UK. Visit for a selection of free creative resources for children and young people, including poetry, creative writing and arts activities to complement 'Help them feel at Home'.

How did the video above make you feel? I felt very sad for Dino, but I was happy he settled into his new home. 


Many children will arrive in the UK and join a new school. It can be very difficult because they may not speak English or understand what school is like. In our story Tony the Dinosaur was friendly to Dino and Sana. Imagine a new person is coming to your school from far away.


Here are two quick little activities to make you think: