Welcome to another week Winterton (wb 05.10.20)
Welcome to another week in Winterton. Again we will have a very busy week, with lots of new things to learn and understand.
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:
In our spelling this week we are looking at more adverbials, this time adverbials of place. Here is a link to a lesson about using adverbials – https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-fronted-adverbials-71h64t
Our spelling list for this week is: nearby, everywhere, nowhere, inside, downstairs, outside, upstairs, underneath, behind, somewhere.
This week we are finishing off our work with multiplication and division.
This is a link for 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
and this is a link for division: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-6gt64d
Here is a link that we will use in class that teaches you about the difference between night and day, and how the position of the sun and Earth create night and day: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-difference-between-night-and-day-60wp2c
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
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
Also this week we will be studying more about the Pop Art movement and Andy Warhol; thinking about how we can make music using just our bodies; swimming (second group) and another fun lesson of P.E. with Mr. Collison. So much to do and just one week to do it in!
Take care and if you are reading this because you cannot be in school, we are thinking of you and look forward to seeing you back again soon.
Mrs. Marshall 🙂