Cromer Bubble’s Monday Morning Blog, 5th October, 2020
Good Morning Cromer Bubble,
P.E. on Tuesday – please come to school in your P.E. kit.
Swimming on Wednesday – please bring your kit. This week is for groups C & D.
Please don’t bring anything from home except your coat/jacket and a packed lunch (if you aren’t having school dinners).
If you are isolating at home (and are well) here is the work we are doing this week:
In Power Maths we are doing unit 2 lessons 8,9,10, End of Unit Check and lesson 1 of unit 3. If you would like a copy of the Power Points that have everything you need on them for the lesson, please email me (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com).
Links you may find useful:
long multiplication: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/long-multiplication-68u38t?utm_source=copy-link&utm_medium=copy&utm_campaign=sharing-button&entry_quiz=true&exit_quiz=true&video=true&presentation=true&worksheet=true
If you need any other extra resources to go with the lesson, just email me. (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com)
In literacy we are working on developing our own character and portal story. This Power Point should have everything you need on it: Literacy
We are working towards writing our own portal story this week. Here are the things you will need to help you write a really effective portal story.
If you need some ideas, here are some portal stories that you can read:
Work on adverbials:
If you need anything else, please email me (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com). I’m always happy to help.
Our spelling words this week are:
Homophones & near homophones
Adverbials of place
In science this week we are looking at night and day. Everything you need is on this link:
If you would like the Power Point that I’m using in class, please email me and I will send it to you.
Here is a link to BBC Bitesize site, where you can learn more about sustainability and plastics. There is information and also a game to play. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zshp34j/articles/z6m7vk7
Key Question 4: How can we reduce the amount of single use plastic we consume?
Watch short video below produced by Amy and Ella Meek for the campaign Kids against Plastic.
Background: Single use or disposable plastics are those that are used only once before being thrown away or recycled. Every year the United Kingdom manufactures 300 million tonnes of plastic and less than half of this is recycled (the proportion worldwide is 13%). Because plastic is made mostly from oil it is very difficult and expensive to recycle and there are only a limited number of items that recycled plastic can be used for anyway. Petroleum based plastic is not biodegradable and usually goes into a landfill where it is buried or it gets into the water and finds its way into the ocean. To help protect the oceans humans can replace single use plastic with more environmentally friendly services and develop technology that recycles plastic more efficiently.
Now look at the images in Resource 19 These are the most common single use plastics consumed every day by people in the United Kingdom:
- Water or soft drink bottles
- Coffee cups
- Supermarket bags
- Food wrap
- Sandwich bags
- Parcel packaging
- Shampoo and conditioner bottles
- Soap dispensers
- Cotton bud sticks
- Take away containers
- Food bags
- Bin bags
- Six pack rings
- Wet wipes
Choose one of the following research tasks:
Task Basic: Identify, Describe, Name
What ‘green’ products could be used instead? Are there already alternative ‘sustainable’ products out there that people should buy instead? Something that we could use instead that does not contain plastic?
Task Advancing: Organise, Compare & Contrast, Explain and Apply
Compare other similar products on the market that could be used instead – why are they better for the environment? Do we really need the product at all?
Task Deep: Investigate, Link, Relate, Evaluate, Create and Speculate
Investigate a range of sustainable and biodegradable materials that can be used to make your product. Decide which material would be best to use and design an alternative product that serves the same purpose but is made of sustainable materials which biodegrade naturally when disposed of. Explain why you chose that product – why was it the best one?
Some online links:
- Eco-Schools https://www.eco-schoolsni.org/eco-schoolsni/documents/006512.pdf
- Kids Against Plastic http://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/get-drastic-with-your-plastic/
- Two Oceans Aquarium https://www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/our-favourite-alternatives-to-disposable-plastic-items
- Friends of the Earth https://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/9-really-good-alternatives-plastic
- WWF https://www.wwf.org.au/news/blogs/10-worst-single-use-plastics-and-eco-friendly-alternatives#gs.lq7d2u
Wildlife Trusts https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-use-less-plastic
If you need any other resources or help, please email me (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com). I am always happy to help