Today we are looking at adding g and kg. It's really important to remember to look at the unit of measure. First, think - are they the same (both g, both kg)? If they are, add them together normally. If they're not, you need to convert one of the units of measure into the other, so they are the same. Next, add them together!
FIRST - have a go at this converting g into kg sheet. Remember, 1000g = 1kg!
NEXT - try this simple adding g worksheet. These are the same unit of measure, so no conversion is needed! Just pick two items of food and add their masses together!
LAST - Have a look at this website. Here, there are lots of different masses and equations to try and add together. Make sure you first, check the units of measure. Are they the same? Do any need converting? Next, convert any g to kg or kg to g. Last, use your favourite addition method to add the masses together. I'd choose column method for the most efficient strategy!
(E.g. 7 kg 570 g + 2 kg 300 g
Here, I can simply add the kg together and add the g together.
So, 7kg + 2kg = 9kg.
570g + 300 g = 870g.
So 7kg 570g + 2kg 300g = 9kg and 870g.
Challenge - keep the units of measure the same and convert one!)
(E.g. 7kg + 240g
Simply, this would be 7kg and 240g. But I need to convert the units so they are the same! I know that 1kg = 1000g, so 7kg = 7000g. So, 7000g + 240g = 7240g).
Last Thursday we were looking at homophones. We learnt that these are two or more words sound the same (have the same pronunciation) but have different meanings.
For your Writing home learning this week w would like you to continue your practice of homophones.
FIRST - Log onto Purple Mash and find the 'English' section.
NEXT - Scroll down to the 'Homophones' folder.
LAST - Pick a few homophones PDF worksheets and have a go at completing them. Don't worry if you don't have a printer! Just look at the worksheets on your tablet/computer, and do the activities/work in your exercise books!
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!
Practise these spellings: natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally.
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
For Science this week we are looking at soil and layers of soil.
FIRST - watch this video on layers of soil. Don't worry too much about the different 'horizon' names... this is for a bit later up in the school!
NEXT - look through this powerpoint. Have a look at the first few slides. What is soil? What are the layers of soil? How are these layers different?
LAST - can you come up with a way to show the layers of soil? You might want to keep it simple and just copy your own drawing of the layers like the photo above. However, you might want to be more creative if you have the resources at home! You could use different media to represent the layers (tin foil scrunched up for the base rock, sand for the sub soil, paint for the top soil etc.) or you may want to find your own natural materials from outside (pebbles, little stones, sand, soil)!
*Challenge* - continue through the powerpoint until you get to the 'compost' section. If you have the resources and your grown ups don't mind, can you have a go at creating your own mini compost bin?
We have come to the end of our Arctic unit!
Today we'd like you to practice some geography.
FIRST - Have a go at this worksheet. Can you use google to find out the capital cities of each country? Can you find what continent these countries are in too?
NEXT - Pick one of the capital cities and research it! Here are some questions for you to think about!
- What country is it in?
- What continent is it on?
- What is the population (how many people live here?)
- What currency do they use (money)?
- What language do they speak?
- Are there any famous people from this city?
- Are there any famous landmarks in this city?
- Are there any other fun, interesting facts?
Challenge - You could try and create a fact file on your capital city, a leaflet or a poster to inform people of what this city is like, what the climate is like, what the population is like and what you can do there.