Today we're going to be looking at how to comparing mass & weight in mixed units using symbols <>. You will have seen these symbols before in year 1 and 2 when comparing numbers. We look at these symbols as a crocodile mouth that always likes to eat the bigger number. So, 8 > 3. It looks like the crocodile mouth is eating the bigger number! This means that 8 is greater than 3.
We will be using the symbols in exactly the same way with comparing weight and mass! E.g. 110g < 500g or 1000kg > 250kg. These weights are more simple to compare because they're in the same units. The first example are both in grams. The second example are both in kilograms. So what do we do if the units are different? This is called mixed units.
There are 1000g in 1kg. We measure larger things in kg, and smaller things in grams. So, I'd weigh a car in kg but a plate in g! What is greater in weight, 200g or 1kg?
First - Watch this video.
Next - Write a list/draw pictures of 10 objects, some smaller and some larger. Can you make up the weight in kg or g, keeping them whole numbers? E.g. draw a picture of a bag of flour, pretend its 400g, draw a picture of an elephant, pretend its 20kg. Make sure you're using both g and kg, so we can compare them! Then, pick 2 of the objects you drew and compare the lengths using > or <. E.g. The flour (400g) < The elephant 20kg. This means that the mass of the flour is less than the elephant.
Last - Have a go at this worksheet!
Today we're reminding ourselves about prepositions, what they are and why writers use them in their writing.
First - Watch this video. Can you write what the point of a preposition is? Can you write a list of as many prepositions as you can think of?
Next - Have a go at this worksheet! Can you highlight all the prepositions used in the description?
Last - Have a go at the second worksheet on the link above (just scroll down the PDF). Can you draw a picture of a room in your house and then use the prepositions to write sentences describing your room?
Challenge - Can you write an exciting setting description based on this picture? If you want to find your own picture on google images, go for it!
Use your imagination and creativity to explain the position of things in this photo. (e.g. beyond the mountains...)
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: library, material, medicine, mention, minute.
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
This week we'd like you to have a go at working scientifically.
Can you try and complete this experiment?
Which solids dissolve in water?
First, think carefully about the word dissolve. What do you think this means?
I'm SURE you are missing our silly songs and videos we sing along to in school..! Here's a fun video to begin thinking about dissolving.
Can you record your experiment in the recording sheet? Remember, in Science we first, make thoughtful predictions. What solid do you predict will dissolve the best? What solid do you predict will not dissolve? Once you've made a prediction, complete the experiment (this is your method). In the method draw a picture and write about what you did. You could use first, next, last or other time connectives to explain it in chronological order (time order).
Don't forget to last, write up your results! These are the most important part as it tells us what you found out!
Challenge - Can you write some 'what if' questions?
Eg. What if I used milk instead of water?
What if I put more teaspoons of the solid in?
Our Paragon topic is the Arctic! Pick an activity from our home learning grid.