Blakeney Class – The Week Ahead 28/09/20
For those of you who are self-isolating, you will find below the work that we will be doing in class this week. Links and resources are provided so that you can complete class work from home.
In maths this week we will be working on place value (Unit 2, Lessons 2,3,4, 5 and 6). To obtain the practice book resources for these lessons please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as they are protected by copyright
In English this week we will be working on grammatical features of advanced writing:
During the week we will be working on using semi-colons in our writing. Here is a video that tells you about what semi-colons are and when we use them.
Next, here is a clip telling you about adverbs which we will also be studying this week. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/parts-of-speech-the-modifier/introduction-to-adverbs/v/intro-to-adverbs
Read the piece of text we are looking at this week:
Can you find adverbs and semi-colons in this piece?
Here are your spellings for this week. They are all adverbials of time.
This week we continue to explore Earth and Space.
This resource from Oak Academy is really good to watch to understand the rotation of planets: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/space-c457
Also watch this from BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-nicolaus-copernicus/z64skmn about the scientist Nicolaus Copernicus which will be useful to you.
Resources for our science lessons can be requested. Please also email me for these.
Key Question : What have oceanographers learned from chasing plastic ducks around the world since 1992?
First recap the story of Moby Duck by watching this video from our lesson last week:
This week, we will be following on from our work last week (where children located the countries where plastic ducks have been washing up after they leaked into the sea from a container ship). In this lesson, you will learn how oceanographers gained an understanding of how ocean currents move objects around the world by studying the movement of those rubber ducks!
Background: Each of the five main oceans has an overall large-scale pattern of currents (see map Resource 12) called gyres that circulate around them.
By studying the movement of the ducks oceanographers now also know why massive areas of waste known as garbage patches have formed in many of the world’s oceans – the largest of which is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Waste gets caught in the circulating gyres and is then drawn in rather like a whirlpool and collects at the centre – see maps in Resource 13 and also watch the two short films Resource 14 and Resource 15.
Watch Resource 14 and 15 below:
Pupil Task 1:
Draw and label a map that shows where the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is. On the next page, state what it is.
Pupil Task 2:
Explain how rubbish that we throw into the sea in Norfolk, can end up in the ‘garbage patches’ of the world’s oceans.
Pupil Task 3:
If you were an oceanographer, how would these garbage patches be useful to you if you want to improve the ocean environment?
Reading texts this week:
The non-fiction text about ocean garbage patches in Resource 16 (adapted from the United States National Ocean Service https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/about-us ) and the associated reading comprehension questions in Resource 17 have been written to help pupils gain a greater understanding of the nature of the pollution that accumulates in ocean garbage patches and what could be done to reduce the problem in the future