# Wednesday, 1st April

Welcome to wicked Wednesday!

Home Learning Blog – Wednesday, 1st April

Good morning, and welcome to another day of learning :)

English:

• Firstly, I’d like you to write a comparative essay on the fundamental differences between communism, capitalism, and socialism, and how effective or ineffective they are as forms of economic systems in modern society.

Maths:

• Solve this simple maths question:
• A train is travelling south at 120 miles per hour. Inside the train, a man is running towards the back of the train at 20 miles per hour. He is holding a stack of 6 books, each weighing 0.7 kilograms. If carriage C holds half as many people as carriage D, how many pigeons will be able to land on the telephone wire at the same time?

APRIL FOOLS!

(I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself)

Here are today’s actual tasks :)

English

• LO: Newspaper articles
• Open the uploaded English document.
• Read the newspaper articles, and answer the questions for ONE of them.
• Next, write a newspaper article for the image ‘Next Tuesday’, remembering to include the features of a newspaper article.

Maths:

• LO: Multiplying a fraction by a whole number
• When multiplying a fraction by a whole number, we multiply the whole number by the numerator (top number), while keeping the denominator (bottom number) the same.
• This will sometimes give us an improper fraction – when the numerator is larger than the denominator. If this is the case, we must change it into a mixed number fraction.

Computing

• Coding
• You should have a new ‘To Do’ on Purple Mash. Log in and access the task.
• If you don't, go to the '2code' page, and scroll down to the 'Gibbon' tasks. You are assigned the 'Shapes' activity.
• Follow the list of challenges, making sure to follow them very closely. If you get stuck, watch the tutorial videos, which you can find at the top-right part of the screen – the green ‘play’ button.
• Feel free to complete other challenges if you complete the ‘shapes’ challenge I have set for you.