Welcome Winterton to week beginning 19th October 2020
Good morning Winterton.
Yet again we have a busy week ahead of us, with lots of learning to do. Never mind, you can all have the week off next week – it’s half term!
Now let’s get down to business with all our links to our learning this week.
If you would like the PowerPoints for the Power Maths lessons, please email me and I will send them to you. It has everything you need to complete the lesson. It even has the answers!
Monday: Power Maths Unit 3 Lesson 6 ‘Brackets’
Tuesday: Power Maths Unit 3 Lesson 7 ‘Mental Calculations 1’
Wednesday: Power Maths Unit 3 Lesson 8 ‘Mental Calculations 2’
Thursday: Power Maths Unit 3 Lesson 9 ‘Reasoning from known facts’
Friday: Power Maths Unit 3 End of Unit Check
This week we are starting a new short unit on informative writing. Here is the introduction from Professor Behomoth: Professor Behemoth introduction
And here is the model text we will be using: Swamp Monsters model text
Here is a vocabulary activity to do using words from the model text: Match the vocabulary to its definition
Can you identify the different sections from the boxing up in the model text Boxing up
and pick out the things from the toolkit in the text too? Information toolkit
Here is a very old advert linking to the suffix -ology. I hope it makes you smile! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK5-2fPyCjA
Do you know what the suffix -ology means? Can you find out?
Here are some links to remind you about the work we did on tenses:
This will help remind you about the -ed and -ing spellings. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-past-and-present-60rkcc and https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-suffixes-past-and-present-including-test-c4w34e
Our spellings for the week are:
amateur, ancient, bargain, muscle, queue, recognise, twelfth, identity, develop, harass.
These are taken from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.
We are finishing our topic on Earth and Space this week. Here are some video clips to remind you what we have studied:
I hope you have fun watching these video clips and that you have learnt a lot about the Earth, space, night and day; and time zones. Who will you impress with you amazing knowledge?!
Action in the Community Week
Summary of Learning
Over the last few weeks, you have learned about plastic pollution and how difficult it is to clean up our oceans.
In the process of learning about this topic, you have developed your understanding of specific geography skills and concepts. For example, you have studied locations and places by…
- Using different types of fieldwork sampling (random and systematic) to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area. Record the results in a range of ways.
How did I do that? By counting micro-plastics on a beach.
- Naming and locating some of the countries and cities of the world and their identifying human and physical characteristics, including hills, mountains, rivers, key topographical features and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
How did I do that? By locating oceans and seas, then locating countries where plastic ducks washed up on beaches.
You have also learned about patterns that occur physically or in human activities:
- Describe how locations around the world are changing and explain some of the reasons for change.
- Describe how countries and geographical regions are interconnected and interdependent.
How? By learning how our rubbish goes into the oceans and then can end up across the other side of the world on beaches or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
You have also learned to communicate geographically about…
- natural resources – especially our water supplies.
- human geography, including: economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals, and water supplies.
How? By studying ocean cargo ships and how they transport items around the world, sometimes leading to the contents of containers falling into the sea.
After these lessons, we can draw the conclusion that what we do affects our world. However, does the world also affect us if we don’t take care of it? How? Discuss with an adult.
Your task this week will be one of the following:
Create a leaflet which explains some of the issues of plastic pollution and advises readers of what to do about it to ensure we protect the world and our health.
Prepare and record a 3 minute assembly presentation on an aspect of what you have learned and with a key message about what we can do to ensure that our health and our oceans do not continue to be damaged by human activity.
Each assembly presentation can be watched by different bubble groups throughout the school. The focus should be working towards Milestone 3 POP Tasks.
Create a power-point presentation on an aspect of what you have learned and with a key message about what we can do to ensure that our health and our oceans do not continue to be damaged by human activity.
Some useful 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
Did you realise that you had done so much in our first half term?
Also we have swimming for the second group (groups C and D), PE, we need to finish our Andy Warhol work and continue to study how different religions deal with peace and conflict.
Lots of hard work and learning will be taking place – enjoy!
Mrs. M 🙂