Good Morning everyone - I hope you are all feeling refreshed and ready for another day of Home Learning.
A special hello Weronika who said 'Hi' on yesterday's register and a 'Good Morning' to Nicole - it is awesome to see you both logging in every day!
I am really pleased to hear that you are trying hard with your Maths Ellie, even though it looks difficult - it is a new area of learning but hopefully the video clips are helping you understand what to do.
Eithan, I am missing school too and seeing all your smiley faces - but hopefully we will be able to see each other soon.
We are doing well in our TT Rockstar battle against Oberon and are maintaining our lead. The current scores are Oberon: 9, 832 vs Callisto 14, 493. Many of you are working hard to earn points so please keep it up as the battle ends tomorrow! If you haven't logged on to TT Rockstars yet have a go today and get some points on the board.
Remember there are two ways to get in touch if you have any questions, comments or difficulties with your home learning:
1. Leave a comment on the register when you sign in for Home Learning
2. Send an email to our class address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Choose a link to follow for a daily PE lesson with Joe Wick - Get someone at home to take a picture of you during the workout and send it to me using the class email address.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy1yab7jAcU (Tuesday 31st recorded workout) - I tried this workout live yesterday and found the reverse lunge particularly challenging!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ (live stream at 9.00am)
Begin your session by playing TT Rockstars for 10 minutes - remember all the points we earn help in our battle against Oberon. If you are unable to access TT Rockstars use your times table book to practice recalling a times table fact you're finding challenging.
Today our learning focuses on reflection. To help you with your learning look at the vocabulary poster below to make sure that you understand the vocabulary linked to our learning.
Watch this short you tube clip to see how to reflect a simple shape - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE0w7QRjGqQ
(0 - 2.00)
When shapes are reflected it means we flip them over a specific line. This line is called the 'mirror line' or in our books the 'fold line'. Look at the Let's Learn and Guided Practice pages and see if you can identify the reflection - I have provided a sheet of squared paper for you to download and print (if you are able) to practice one of the examples if you would like to. When you have looked at the pages have go at Worksheet 3 - page 81-82 in your workbook.
Today I would like you to write a story using the Cat's Eyes image as a starting point. There is a story opener with additional challenges to really make you think about how to use words effectively to develop a thoughtful narrative.
I have added your writing mat as a helpful resource to support you when thinking about sentence structure, grammar and punctuation.
Remember to -
try and include some key narrative elements such as description of setting, description of character, action, dialogue, figurative language
use prefect presentation when composing your writing
read back your writing to check carefully that it makes sense to the reader.
Story Starter - continue the story in your own words
Challenge - complete the story in 150 words
Mega Challenge - complete the story in 100 words
Question Time - choose 3 questions and write your answers in a full sentence.
In the inky blackness of the shadows,
she blended in perfectly. Her saucer-like
eyes and sleek whiskers were all that could be seen.
She was deliberately hiding; her colour and keen sight were her greatest allies. What she had glimpsed at the other side
of the candlelit room was troubling, and
arching her back, she prepared to move in an instant…
What does ‘her colour and keen sight were her greatest allies’ mean?
What allows this cat to hunt so well at night?
What has she seen in the room?
What will she do next?
Do you think dogs are more intelligent than cats?
What do cats use their whiskers for?
Read the final installment of Chapter 8 from Edge of Extinction, which you will find below. Write a summary of Chapter 8 using the quick stick frame we have used in class to structure your summary.
Follow the link below to practice spelling some further words ending in -able or -ible.
Click on the spelling tiles page, which is free to access, and try building some words using 'segment silhouette'.
If you are unable to access the site practice spelling the words below, show how each word can be broken into syllables and use each word in a sentence.
Today I would like you to go on a scavenger hunt for words using a dictionary. If you don't have a dictionary at home there are many dictionaries you could use online. Record your learning in your Home Learning Journal.
Your mission today is to find:
Topic - Science
Earlier in the year we learnt about forces. One force we learnt about was air resistance which is a type of friction which slows objects as they move through the air. Today I would like you to make a parachute using some simple items you have at home.
What you'll need:
In your home learning journal draw a force diagram to show how gravity and air resistance are working on your parachute. How long did it take for your parachute to fall to the ground? Can you modify your design to make your parachute fall slower? Top Tip - try changing the size of your parachute.