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Monday 18th May 2020

Make sure you have signed the register and said hello! You can use the register to ask any questions and we will answer them on here the next day.

 

Remember, all work should be completed in your Home Learning Journal. Please write the long date and remember your perfect presentation.

 

PE

Every morning at 9am Joe Wicks streams a live PE lesson - tune in here if you can!

 

Maths

Start with 10 minutes on TTRockstars.

Look at the lesson below and then complete worksheet 5 page 39 - 40 in your workbooks.   

 

 

Spellings

This week's spellings are below. Write each word THREE times and then use each one in a sentence.

 

experiment
extreme
famous
favourite
February
forward

 

Reading

Read a book from home, listen to a story on Storyline Online or login into Oxford Owl here. Click on 'My class login' and enter the username: studley password: studley

 

Read one fiction book. Then read a non-fiction book. What are the differences between these two types of books?

 

English

 

Answer the following questions in your Home Learning Journal.

 

  1. What animals can you see in the picture?
  2. In what ways are these two animals different?
  3. In what ways might they be similar?
  4. How do you think the two animals discovered each other?
  5. How have they become friends?
  6. What do you think makes a good friend?
  7. How can you show other people that you are a friendly person?
  8. What kind of people do you like being friends with?
  9. What kind of people would you not want to be friends with?

 

Science - DO try this at home!

This week we are going to be trying out some fun science activities. Each of these will have a short demonstration video and step-by-step instructions. If you like, you can send it a photo or video of you doing the activity and we will put it on the page here.

What you’ll need:

A rubber band. If you have different shapes and sizes, even better!

 

What to do:

In this activity you’ll be listening to sounds by putting your finger in your ear. Wash your hands before doing this and remember never to force your finger (or any other object) into your ear.

  1. Take your rubber band. Stretch it between the index finger and thumb of one hand.
  2. Gently put your index finger in your ear. Don’t push hard, but make sure there’s a seal, as if you were trying to block out a loud noise.
  3. Twang the band with the index finger of your other hand. You should hear loud sounds like a bass guitar.
  4. Change how much the band is stretched by moving your fingers closer together or farther apart. Stretching the band increases the tension in the band. Can you adjust the band so that you can play two different notes on the two halves of the band?
  5. Take your finger out of your ear, but keep twanging the band. How does the sound change?
  6. Once you’ve got the hang of it, see if you can play any famous basslines, like Seven Nation Army or Another One Bites the Dust.

 

Things you could ask:

  • What makes the sound and how does it get into your ear?
  • How does the sound change when you stretch the rubber band more or less?

 

What’s going on?

A sound is made when something vibrates. Take your rubber band, stretch it out and give it a twang. You can even see these vibrations! The vibrating band makes the air nearby vibrate, and the vibrations spread out in all directions. If your ear is nearby, you will hear the sound as the vibrations make your eardrum and the bones in your ear vibrate as well.

 

In our rubber band bass guitar, the vibrations travel through your finger to your ear. Sounds travel better through solids like your finger than through gases like the air. This is because the molecules in a solid are so much closer together than in a gas so it is easier for the vibrations to be passed along. As soon as you take your finger out of your ear, there is a gap of air so the sound gets quieter.

 

You can change the pitch to create your basslines as you stretch and release the band. The more you stretch the band, the more tension it is under and the faster it vibrates up and down. The number of vibrations every second is called the frequency and this tells you exactly how high or low the note is. A guitarist does the same thing when tuning their guitar by turning the fiddly things on the neck of the guitar to stretch or relax the string.

 

What next?

Investigate together and discover how the sound changes when you use:

  • A thicker or thinner band
  • A longer or shorter band (You can shorten a long band by tying a knot in it)
  • Knowing what you do about vibrations, can you predict what will happen?

 

Did you know?

The study of sound itself is called acoustics. This is also the name for non-electronic music – so your rubber band bass experiment is both!

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