This week we will be continuing with our new topic ‘Mass and Capacity’. It's really important to practice before we move onto capacity! Watch this video to remind yourself of metric measurements.
It’s really important in this unit that we understand the difference between mass and weight. Watch this video to begin to understand the difference.
Mass is the amount of matter something is made out of (measured in grams). E.g. the sugar is 200g. Weight is how hard gravity is pulling the object down (measured in newtons). We tend to use ‘weight’ term more often than ‘mass’, but actually when we measure our weight on scales, we are measuring our body mass!
First, can you make a list of all the different places/times you may use scales to measure something? (Weighting at the doctors, at a sweet shop etc).
Next, go and explore around your house and collect 10 different items. Thinking really carefully about weight and mass, pretend you are your own balance scale and see if you can estimate which items are heavier and lighter. Challenge – can you order all 10 items in order from heaviest to lightest? We know estimations can sometimes be tricky – be a have a go horse!
Last - Do you have scales? If you have weighing scales, use the items you have collected and have a go at reading the scales and measuring the items mass. Don’t worry about being really accurate – can you round the mass to the nearest interval? (Maybe it’s closer to 450 than 500g). Challenge – can you order the measurements?
I don’t have scales! – That’s fine! Use this worksheet to work out the mass on a measuring scale. Can you have a go at reading and recording the mass?
This week we are learning what homophones are!
Watch this video to learn about homophones.
So - what is a homophone?
Can you write a list of as many different homophones that you can think of? Two words that sound the same, with different meanings (e.g. great and grate). Challenge - are there any with more than two words that sound the same?
Here are lots of homophones worksheets. Pick one, two or as many as you want and have a practice writing homophones sentences.
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 Chapter 1 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!
Practise these spellings: interest, island, knowledge, learn, length.
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
Last term we started learning about the human body and our skeleton.
Use this worksheet to see if you can label the different bones in your body. Remember this song we learnt!
Challenge & extension - scroll down on the worksheets until you get to the questions. With the help of your grown ups, books, google and youtube, can you find the answers to these questions?
Our Paragon topic is the Arctic! Pick an activity from our home learning grid.