We are moving onto looking at volume and capacity, which we measure in litres (l) and millilitres (ml). Capacity is the full amount of substance that a container can hold. Volume is how much substance is measured in the container at one time.
First - Go on a capacity treasure hunt around your house! How many different objects can you find with the same capacity. Are they different shapes? For example, in my flat I found a bottle of milk that had a 2litre capacity and a 2litre bottle of Coca Cola!
Next - Have a go at one of these worksheets. Write your answers in litres and milliltres e.g. 2 L 200 ml. Remember that incrememts means intervals (the little lines going up the containers).
Last - Try this game called Capacity Countdown!
We are using pobble again for our writing today with an ocean theme!
First - Follow this link to see a bigger version of this picture...
Next - Have a look through these worksheets and choose an activity you like the look of!
Last - Challenge yourself to write a setting description of an underwater world! Think back to our rainforest writing... what can you see and hear under the sea?
Have a look through this booklet and choose an activity to do. You could use a book at home or one of the stories on Purple Mash!
On Purple Mash there is a wide range of different extracts from books and questions to answer.
First - Log into Purple Mash.
Next - Click on 'Serial Mash'.
Here you will need to choose your age range of books. Have a look at Diamonds, Emeralds and Sapphires. Think about your reading scale for AR and pick a book you think if a good level for you.
Last - Pick the next chapter you've got to and read it. Pick from the range of different questions and activities to do based on the book you've read!
Over the upcoming weeks you can continue to read through the chapters and answering the questions.
*Top Tip* - Make sure you think carefully about what your interests are, what you might enjoy reading and make sure you pick something that challenges you enough! I always prefer reading books and answering questions on things that I love, like the outdoors, music and books that are funny!
Our new Science topic is light!
First - Watch this video to learn a little bit about shadows and light.
Next - Can you stand at a window and make a shadow with your body or an object? How does your shadow change when you move around the room?
Last - If you have chalk and can go outside, draw around someone else's shadow! Can you stand in the same spot and draw around the shadow at different times in the day? Or you could use a toy beside a window and draw around its shadow using paper. How does a shadow move and change as the sun moves in the sky?
Practise these spellings: potatoes, pressure, probably, promise, purpose
FIRST: Look at the word and read it. Say it out loud (try saying it a couple of times in different silly voices... this helps you remember it!).
NEXT: Cover the word and write it.
LAST: Check your spelling. If you didn't get it right, here are some fun ways you can practise:
We would also like to recommend an online resource for all your children (Rec to Year 6) to use during lockdown. Some of our teachers are using it with their children at home - it's amazing!
Sir Linkalot is an award-winning spelling app that is revolutionising how to spell hundreds of tricky words, all the way from Was, They and One up to Fulfil, Manoeuvre and Onomatopoeia. It is not solely for spelling. It also covers the whole technical requirements of English, i.e vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns. Sir Linkalot is kindly giving all parents and schools FREE access during lockdown to enable children of all ages to practise at home. Once you have downloaded it from the App Store - search Sir Linkalot (there's a small problem with Androids at the moment - unfortunately), tap on the log icon (for 'Log in') at the top right, clicking on ''Have an access code?''. The word 'Free' is both the username and password. You can also view it on a laptop or PC. Type in the browser itself (not a search engine) app.sirlinkalot.org and follow the above instructions (the log icon is for 'log in'). There is also a daily (Mon - Fri), 15 minute spelling show at 2pm that can be accessed via this link https://vimeo.com/41107595
Our new Paragon topic is... Britain! We will be looking at technology and how this has changed how people live.
First - Do you remember what chronological means? It means the order that events happen! Write a list of what you have done so far today in chronological order. For example: first I woke up, then I got out of bed...
Next - Can you find out when these important technologies were invented: airplane, TV, radio, internet, iPads, iPhones. Can you put them in chronological order on a timeline that looks like this one? The dates will be different on yours though!
Last - Have a go at the first ever computer game called Pong!