I would like to say how incredibly proud I am of all of you this week. You are all logging on every day to complete your work and, from talking to you and your parents, I know how motivated you have been and how hard you are working. I've really enjoyed hearing about you doing workout videos as a family, seeing your scores on TTRockstars improve and reading your comments on the morning register! I hope you enjoy today's tasks and (once those are finished) I wish you all a wonderful weekend
Please remember to keep your Home Learning Journals just as neat as our school books. Write the long date (and underline it with your ruler) then write a title or subheading telling me which lesson you are doing.
Start with 10 minutes on TTRockstars - we cannot let Callisto win!
Today's Maths is really similar to the work we were doing with decimals last week. Do you remember when we were multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000? This is similar because when we convert metres to cm we need to multiply the metres by 100. When we convert cm to m, we divide the cm by 100. We do this because there are 100cm in 1m.
You can draw a place value grid, just like we did in class, to help with this. You might also find it helpful to partition the numbers. If you are finding it tricky, go back through your workbook to find the decimals lessons where we multiplied and divided by 10, 100 and 1000, use your own learning and calculations to remind yourself of what to do
Read through the pages below, you can answer the Guided Practice questions in your Home Learning Journal. Then complete pages 127-128 in your workbook.
The fractions just tell us that 1 cm is 1 cm (numerator) out of the 100 cm (denominator) in a metre, which we know is one hundredth or 0.01.
When you come onto your workbooks, remember that the crocodile (or alligator) eats the biggest number when using greater than and less than signs:
'Lightning never strikes twice'
What sounds could you hear during a thunder storm?
You might be able to think of some onomatopoeia. Record the list as a mind map in your books.
Could you write a paragraph describing what it would be like to be caught in a storm, using some of your ideas from above?
These sentences are more than a little bit boring. How could you improve them? Consider your language choices and the different ways we have learnt to structure sentences. Your aim should be to create tension and a frightening atmosphere.
They were in the windmill. They were frightened. They could hear loud noises. It was dark.
Write the new and improved sentences in your Home Learning Journal.
Read for pleasure! Find somewhere nice and comfortable to sit and read a book that you are enjoying for at least 20 minutes.
Test your reactions! You each have a ruler in your pack, use this to test your reaction time. Ask somebody to hold your ruler (like the picture below). Your hand needs to start at the bottom of the ruler, your partner will drop the ruler - without warning you - the number you are holding on the ruler when you catch it is your reaction time measurement. Repeat this 3 times to see if you improve.
Variables to investigate:
Does it matter which hand you use?
Does your reaction time change if there is lots of noise in the background?
Does your reaction time change if you close your eyes?
Choose one of the above questions to investigate, or come up with your own.
In your Home Learning Journal:
Remember to think about how you will ensure you are carrying out a fair test.