Monday 8th June to Friday 12th June
For this final half term, each week you will receive a selection of TTRS (Times table Rock Star) questions. They will have a mix of different multiplication facts in each week. By now, you should all know every multiplication fact up to 12 x 12 so this is your time to really make sure you’re confident. You will also find Mini Maths questions.
As said last week, we will be continuing to follow the White Rose scheme of learning. This week the Maths focus is ordering, comparing and rounding decimals. Please click here to access the daily videos for week 7 and find the worksheets below.
This week, it is time to write your narrative based on what an astronaut finds on the dark side of the moon. Use this video as your starting point but as I said last week, don’t just copy it! If you are feeling creative, you don’t have to use the video at all – just use your imagination!
Don’t forget your audience are adults so think carefully about the language you use. If you need to finish off any of the activities from last week, take some time to do those first.
- Write your narrative using your IPEELL narrative plan – remember to include everything in your success criteria from last week. Remember to take your time with this like we would if we were in school.
- Assess your work against the success criteria. Have you mad any silly spelling mistakes that need editing or perhaps redrafting?
Read, get silly and have fun!
Summer Reading Challenge 2020 launches online this week!
Better Libraries in partnership with The Reading Agency and Lincolnshire County Council are going online to launch this year’s challenge on Friday, 5th June at: summerreadingchallenge.org.uk or click here
The Summer Reading challenge 2020 promises loads of silly fun. Once you have signed up they can head to Lincolnshire Libraries’ social media channels for fun activities and book recommendations and download the free library app Libby to borrow e-books to complete the challenge.
The theme for this year’s challenge is ‘Silly Squad’ and the aim is to encourage you to read whatever makes them happy, get silly and have fun!
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A force causes an object to start moving, stop moving, speed up, slow down or change direction. Gravity is a force that acts at a distance. Everything is pulled to the Earth by gravity. This causes unsupported objects to fall towards the centre of the Earth.
Watch this video and see how many forces you can spot, especially gravity? Choose an example and see if you can label the where gravity is pulling the object to the ground. Remember that gravity pulls an object down to the Earth.
Here is another video showing an astronaut walking on the moon. The moon has zero gravity there. Look at how the astronaut is walking- he’s floating!
I would like you to show me what you think ‘a world without gravity’ would be like? Think about the positives and negatives. Would it be fun to float around because gravity isn’t pulling you down to the Earth? But then, you would have to use baby beakers with lids and how would you go to the toilet?
Whilst the sun is shining, get yourselves out and about for a wonderful daily walk, jog or bike ride.
Just like the last few weeks, have a go at the lessons from the White Rose. Like normal, the videos to help you are here and the activities are below. This week, we are going to start doing mini-maths like we would in school- I know that you will have missed them!
The dark side of the Moon…
This week, there are some tasks for you to prepare yourself for writing a narrative next week for children aged 10-12. You will know from our science last term, that we never actually see half of the Moon- this is known as the dark side of the Moon. Your task next week will be to write a narrative based on what an astronaut finds on the dark side of the Moon.
This video may give you a starting point but don’t just copy it! If you are feeling creative, you don’t have to use the video at all- just use your imagination! Your tasks for this week are in the document below.
I’ve left all of the games from last term on Bug Club for you to keep practising those spelling rules. This week, it is looking at the soft c spelt ce. There are a couple of activities below. You don’t need to print out the jigsaw, just write down your words. As always, you need to check the definition of any words that you are unsure of and make sure you learn the spellings.
Hopefully, you have had some time to get back in to Bug Club and haven’t forgotten to read over half-term.
For this week, to get back into our space themed project, there’s a text for you to read here. I’ve attached some statements too- decide whether they are fact or opinion.
This term, we are moving away from Space in science and moving on to forces. Here is a link to an experiment for you on Explorify. When you go to the webpage, make sure that you scroll down to the video for children aged 9-11. Once you have tried out that experiment (over a sink), there’s more information for you here on BBC Bitesize and another experiment for you there based on air resistance so there’s plenty to keep you busy this week!
Here are some activities that you could do which are based on our project. Complete as many of them as you would like. Remember to be creative and use what you have at home.
- Researcher: Research either Tim Peake, Michael Foale, or another more recent astronaut. Where have they been in space? Who were they inspired by? What training have they had?
- Artist: Over the next two weeks, I would like you to create work in the style of Peter Thorpe’s rocket paintings (examples here). Experiment with any different media that you have at home before creating your final chosen background. Once you have done this, focus on the rocket in the foreground. The background is actually an example of abstract art. Could you find any other artists who create abstract art?
- Musician: Between 1914-19, Gustav Holst composed a suite (an ordered set of pieces) based on 7 of the planets called (imaginatively) the Planets. You will find it here.
As the whole thing is 50 minutes long, gradually listen to as much or as little as you like over the next two weeks. Each piece, through the timbre (texture) of the instruments, and other musical features, tries to put an image of the Planet in your head. Each piece within the suite is based on a planet and has a sub-title (e.g. Venus, bringer of peace).
For each planet you choose to listen to, consider how Holst has tried to put the image of the planet into your head. Before you do this, you may need to do some research into the planet’s subtitle and why it is called that. Consider the features of a piece about the Moon, Sun, one of the missing planets or even a black hole and what it may sound like.
P.E and Keeping Fit
Make sure that you keep on making the most of the weather and play sports and keep active outside.
For those rainier days, here’s a few links for you again. There’s also the document above from the Wolds Schools Sports Partnership if you need any new ideas! In addition to this, there’s a sheet for you to keep a track of the exercise you do in a day! I’ve been keeping a record and hope you have had a chance to too!