In Science we have been looking at using comparative language to support writing our conclusions.
‘The warmer our hands, the quicker the chocolate melted.’
‘The greater the amount of salt, the faster the ice cube melted.’
I would like you to write at least 3 of your own comparison sentences. They can be about any subject.
Here are a couple of my ideas to get you started.
‘The hotter the cup of tea, the longer it takes me to drink it.’
‘The harder the puzzles, the more excited I become.
REMEMBER – Capital letters and full stops!
This week has been money week and it has been very interesting listening to the children’s ideas on how much things cost. From monthly costs of household bills to the running of a vehicle. Estimates for monthly internet services went into the thousands, so the children were quite shocked when they found out the actual costs!!
Therefore for your homework this week I would like you to find 3 things that would have a price of around £1 each, then £10 each and finally £100 each.
As an extra challenge you could predict the cost of some of the things in your home and then find out the actual amount.
The children have really enjoyed our experiments involving turning solids into liquids by heating the solids to make them melt. Many of the children said they would like to try some similar experiments at home. If you do get time over the coming weeks to explore heating and cooling, please upload any photographs to Seesaw and we will share them with the class.
This week I have really enjoyed looking at all the models you created of the WW2 vehicles, sharing the facts you found out and seeing all the creative ways you have tackled the ‘Make Do and Mend’ task. I can’t wait to get all the photographs up on display.
For your homework, we will start with some firework Mathematics.
Imagine you are holding a firework party. What fireworks would you buy?
Complete at least one of the tasks below.
Buy 2 different fireworks. How much would they cost? Repeat with different combinations.
Imagine you have £25 to spend. What would you buy? How close can you get to spending £25 without going over?
The shop offers to sell all the fireworks on a 3 for 2 deal with the cheapest firework free. Choose 3 fireworks. Compare how much it would cost you with and without the offer.
As part of our work based on ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ book, I asked you to write a piece of persuasive description to make me want to eat the WW2 porridge.
“Come and get a bowl of delightful, creamy porridge topped with freshly grown strawberry slices and covered in drizzly syrup.” – Freya
Think about the foods that you could eat at a Bonfire Party. Write some descriptive sentences to make the foods sound as appealing as possible.
Well done for all the amazing ideas you came up with to send a message using Morse Code.
Lego, pasta and video messages using torches to name but a few. Here is one sent by Riley for you to have a go at decoding.
Although I’m not sure I agree!!!
List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)
List 2 (Year 5)
Statutory Words – Random
Statutory Words – Random
actual address calendar disappear experience particular thought separate difficult weight
accompany amateur bargain bruise community competition explanation guarantee individual prejudice
Don’t forget to check your 2DOs on Purple Mash for the Spelling Quiz.
In PE and Theme this week we have been using maps to find different locations and help us solve a range of different clues. So for this week’s homework I would like you to create a detailed map of where you live.
Think about the journey from your house to school.
Can you create a map of this journey?
Try to imagine that you are travelling along this route, picture in your mind all the things you see.
Think about all the senses you experience – what do you hear, what colours you see, are there any strong smells at certain points? Do you go up or down any hills or turn any corners? How could you include these features in your map?
You could include details such as the shops, the houses, hedges, trees, parks, road turnings, parked cars. Can you include features such as post boxes, bus stops, traffic lights, road markings.
If you want an extra challenge you could have a look at an Ordnance Survey map online. Can you find the key and what the symbols mean? Could you change your map to have the same symbols for features as the Ordnance Survey maps do?
Feeling creative instead?
Make your own 3D map on a larger scale using a selection of materials
or create your own miniature route from an ant’s point of view.
science scene discipline fascinate crescent scissors scenery descent ascend descend
redecorate mention position weather whether obvious completion mountainous tongue scheme
This week I would like you to use Morse Code to make your own message to send. You can use the dots/dashes to write the code or get a bit more inventive!
In Maths we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10. If you want an extra challenge you could research the distance (km) between some of the Allied and Axis countries who fought in WW2, then round them to the nearest 10.