Fractions, fractions and more fractions

Y5 ended Spring 1 with a fully immersive week on ‘What is a fraction?’ and have continued that theme into Spring 2.

We started our new topic with a chocolate challenge to see if children could figure out where to sit to ensure they got the most chocolate. We created pizzas from menus that showed the ingredient amounts in fractions – of course we ate them as we are not a wasteful year group. We went outside and created fraction walls and fraction models out of what we could find and we designed posters to celebrate what we have learnt.

We have created stories about ninja children stealing fraction amounts from Mrs Pascoe’s secret cake stash (perhaps not so secret anymore) and have chopped up numerous fruits to demonstrate that fractions are equal parts of a whole.

The children have really embraced the topic and have made amazing progress in such a short amount of time. We look forward to delving deeper this term.