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Maths - Adding Mixed Fractions with Different Denominators

Look at this clip below to see how you can add fractions with different denominators.
Look at the clip below to review subtracting mixed fractions with different denominators.

Activity 1



Click here for your worksheet.

Activity 2



Go to this website here to practise your addition.

Activity 3



Click here for your worksheet.

Activity 4



Go to this website here to practise your subtraction.


English - Adjectives for more descriptive writing


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (the name of a thing or a place).

For example, 'It was a terrible book.'

  • The word 'terrible' is an adjective. It tells us what the book (the noun) was like.

'The book she read on holiday was terrible' or 'She read a terrible book on holiday'.

  • Adjectives can come before or after a noun.

‘Excited and enthusiastic, the girl strolled into her dance class.’

  • You can put adjectives in different places in your sentences to make your writing more interesting. In the sentence above, the adjectives are at the start.

  • If you want to describe a noun in detail, you can use more than one adjective.

  • When you have a list of adjectives like this, separate them with commas.

'She had a mouldy, smelly, overpriced sandwich.'


Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning:

Words such as happy, cheerful and merry.

Words such as sad, miserable and heartbroken.


Antonyms are words with opposite meanings:

Words such as angry and peaceful. Words such as funny and serious.

You can use a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms for words.

Activity 1



Adjective Pyramids

Can you write sentences about something in your house using a writing technique called ‘Adjective Pyramids’?

  • Choose a powerful adjective that describes it.
  • Use this as a powerful, single word sentence.
  • Repeat your powerful adjective and add another word (a noun or another adjective) to build a two-word sentence.
  • Expand fully to create your third sentence.
  • Can you swap your adjective for a synonym?

For example:


Delectable delights.

Delectable delightful Easter eggs sat in the bowl, waiting for people to buy and consume them.

Extra Challenge:

Can you write a sentence about an Easter egg that includes a pair of antonyms?


Ryan thought the chocolate eggs looked delicious; however, Lauren thought they looked disgusting (she doesn’t like chocolate).

Top tip!

Adjectives are great for helping people to develop a better picture of the things we are writing about by giving them more detail.

Using synonyms will stop you from repeatedly using the same adjectives as lots of repetition can make our writing dull and boring.


Activity 2



Try this worksheet here. You will need access to a thesaurus for this task.