Cromer Bubble’s Monday Blog, 28th September, 2020


Good Morning Cromer Bubble,

If you were struggling with the spot the difference, here’s the answer:

For those of you self isolating at home, here is our work for this week:

Mathematics:

In the Cromer and Winterton Bubbles we will be working on Power Maths, Unit 2 ‘Four Operations’, lessons: 3-7.

If you would like the Power Points to go along with these lessons, please email me (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com) and I will happily send them to you.

The Power Point will have everything you need to complete the lesson. Please be aware that the Power Points have the answers on them!

If you need any other resources, please email me (I have plenty I can send to you).

Literacy:

Our spellings this week are:
Year 5:
long vowel sound /i/ spelt with y
apply
supply
identify
occupy
multiply
rhyme
cycle
python
hygiene
hyphen

Year 6:
Adverbials of time
yesterday
tomorrow
later
immediately
earlier
eventually
recently
previously
finally
lately

These words will be tested on Friday 2nd October.

Firstly, we will look at our literacy this week.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_O0RN7cup0

 

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: The Snow-Walker’s Son  Can you find adverbs and semi-colons in this piece?

 

Topic

Key Question What have oceanographers such as Sylvia 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:

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=moby+duck+PBS

 

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!

 

BackgroundEach of the five main oceans has an overall large-scale pattern of currents (see map Resource 12) called gyres that circulate around them.

Resource 12

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.

Resource 13

 

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 

Resource 16

Resource 17

 

Science

In science this week we are looking at ‘Describing the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system by examining the geocentric and heliocentric theories.’ Don’t worry it’s not as complicated as it looks!  It’s basically if the earth is the centre of the universe or if the sun is the centre of the universe.

These videos will help you:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/space-c457

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-nicolaus-copernicus/z64skmn

 

I also have a Power Point you may find useful.  If you would like it, please email me and I will send it to you. (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com)

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