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Maths 4.06.20

How did you get on with measuring capacity and volume?


Remember, 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.


Today we are going to look at comparing capacity and volumes using symbols < and >. Just like we did when comparing mass! When comparing volumes, it's important that you look at the unit of measure. Is it in l or ml? If the liquid is in different containers, you must check the unit of measure first!



First - watch this video. Remember, the < symbol is like a crocodile that likes to eat the greater volume! Make sure you scroll down and have a go at the games underneath!


Next - compare capacities within your house. You could find real things in your home measured in l or ml (can of drink? bottle of drink? juice?) and compare the capacities using > or <. Or you could use containers, fill them with water however much you want, and then compare capacities by pouring the liquid into a measuring jug to measure. 


Last - have a go at this worksheet! The tasks get trickier as you go through. Be a have a go horse and challenge yoursel! 

Writing 4.06.20

Today we are in WORD JAIL! 



The words in jail today are: funny, tasty, boring and sad.


First - pick an adjective and type it into https://www.thesaurus.com/ or find it in a thesaurus if you have one at home!


Next - write down all of the synonyms for the adjective. Synonyms means all the other words that mean the same thing. 


Last - have a go at using your new adjectives in sentences. You could try and write a story or description using these words throughout.


Challenge - do all four words!


Reading 04.06.20


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!

Spelling 04.06.20


Practise these spellings: quarter, question, recent, regular, reign


FIRSTLook 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!).

NEXTCover the word and write it.


LASTCheck 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

Science 04.06.20

We hope you enjoyed looking at your shadow at different times of the day this week! 

Today we are going to look at different materials and how the shadow varies.



First - read this powerpoint. 


Next - write down what an opaque, transparent and translucent material is. Now go around your house and collect different objects and materials! Don't forget to check with your grown ups and put things back where they belong afterwards!


Last - Using a torch (remember the torch app on iPhones/iPads!) organise your objects into 'opaque, transparent or translucent'. Think especially about shadows when you're doing this. Are any shadows being formed? Is the light shining through?

Paragon 04.06.20


Last lesson you researched technology and hopefully now have a good understanding of what technology is and some examples of it.


We use technology every day all over the world and our whole world depends on it!

Just like lots of things, we have to be aware of the impact of technologoy on the environment. Therefore, people are inventing 'renewable energy' sources, an eco-friendly way to create energy for the world to use! 


First - watch this video.  



Next - research renewable energy. What is renewable energy? What are some examples of renewable energy?


Last - can you find out what renewable energy sources are used in Brighton? You may have spotted some before... 



Research a little more into Brighton's off shore windfarm. How many wind turbines are there? How many miles is it from Brighton seafront? What is the energy collected from them used for? 

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