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We Are 5M!: 5M, we are meteoric!

Data handling, Mentos explosions and Basketball journalism

Published Monday, October 07, 2013.
Last updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013

H/L

Monday - Maths Groups Pictogram or bar chart of tiger money data.

Tuesday - Literacy 

Iron man and powerful verbs (great practice for your basketball articles! ) WE LOVE ACTION !

This is differentiated so there are two tasks to chose from.

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Iron_Man_Powerful_Verbs.doc

Copy the text with the more powerful verbs included, think about the tense and your gorgeous handwriting. CHoose the appropriate fit for you.

EXT: Write a review or comment on themes in the book for example; colour and repetition, good versus evil, friend versus enemies, on a yellow stickie and add to the Iron man Display.

Be interactive, be an active learner!

Wednesday Is your MATRIX ready for the EXPO to Year 3? Is there anything you would like to refine? Reflect and change your learning if needed.

 

Enjoy this Maths people!

With the swimming galas fast approaching we will be sending out staffing etc early next week.

We would like the students to have a try at designing the Front Cover of their Year Group Gala Programme! All of the information that they might need is below.

Monday 14th

October 2013

@ the 50m Pool

Year 5

7.50am to 9.50am

All entries to be delivered to the Primary PE Office in the Sports Hall by Thursday morning. I would suggest A5 or A4 but remember they will be shrunk and Black and White as they will be photocopied. Smoothie Prizes! Computer generated or hand Drawn….

Thank you!

Mr Andrew Tatam

Watch this from Praccho...it is cool!
 

Did you achieve the target last week?

What is our class target this week?

Maths, today we investigated handling data and how it can be presented

We found out you had to label the Y axis (frequency, numbers evenly spaced)

The X axis is the categories.

You need to be accurate, and label and title the graph

Can you make statements?

The most popular....

 

Why is this funny?

Classes for Thursday and Friday due to choral festival.

  • 5G – Lauren Barnes, Adam Buckingham, Nicholas Changbencharoen, Emily Chaplin

 

  • 5T – Anthony Di Mauro, Daniel Fuchs, Krishay Shah

 

  • 5B – Hari Pillai, Sophie Smith,Vyom Pavsiya

Can I explain why rockets blast off and keep moving?

 

Gravity pulls EVERYTHING to the centre of the earth.
Rockets push up. They need a lot of fuel to do this.
We call it upthrust force, it has to be MORE powerful than the pulling down force (gravity)
 
Most of Apollo 11 is fuel, liquid fuel. It needs a lot of energy to burst through Earth's atmosphere.
Why doesn't the rocket require so much fuel to get back to earth?
 
We are going to investigate MENTOS and COKE.
You will see upwards thrust!
 
Can you describe this physical reaction?
we had a trial
 

We studied the apparatus, how does it work?

A pin, a hole, screw and loading bay

We predicted

We discussed Hector and Noah's bath bubbles, a hose and rockets

How will we measure?

What can we investigate?

Will different amounts or sweets or drinks make a difference to the height?

WHY?

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Molly and Nicolas our new LIBRARY REPS!

You are responsible, principled and great communicators!

Most of all you love our library and all the books in the world!

MATHS ACTIVITIES
 
Assess your understanding here:
 
 
 
If you need practice:
 
 
You'll need a calculator for this one!
 
CHALLENGE!

We arrived at the Choral festival and were given langards with secret codes on

We received song books and were enthusiastic

We met Reka who can sing beautifully

We practiced

Did some sculpture and barn dancing

And ate a lot of nice snacks

Come to our concert on Saturday

 


Comment By Midori  

I am looking forward to do the Mentos and Coke!

Published on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Comment By Sophie 

I love the part at the end of the video about mentors+diet cola

Published on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Comment By Susie (Molly's mum) 

I'm very happy you showed my favourite pie chart!

Published on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Comment By molly loves learning 

It was cool with the mentos todasy but next week it will be so cool i think i'll do different sweet or drink ect sprite coke zero or fanta.

Published on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Comment By Midori 

I was suprized when I accidenty pulled the string and it was also funny too this is for Kieth Sorry!!!

Published on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Comment By Lena 

I loved the coke and mantos experiment!!! OMG!!
But sorry sam for squirting coke on you and other people that got wet.
:) :0

Published on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Comment By emily 

i wonder if you can do mentos and coke in a cup ?? i love this task it is so fun

Published on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Comment By Aiden 

Doing coke and meotos are very fun to explode!!! I can't wate to do it again!

Published on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Comment By Emily 

well done Molly and Nicolas i think you will be great. i missed you today mrs Measures!!

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Comment By Emilly 

hope you guys had fun it looks great at choir

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

@ Emily,

We all missed you lot too! I really missed you all but you would be so so proud of 5M.

It is tough work the choir! They sang pretty much all day with just a few extra activities, I thought it would be easy but NO!

Great fun but hard work concentrating!

I'll see you tomorrow :) We'll register tomorrow!

:)

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Comment By Evie (mollys sister) 

wow! 5m it looks great!

Published on Friday, November 29, 2013

Journalism, Aquathlons, measuring and TIGERS!

Published Friday, September 27, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
Home Learning this week
Monday: Maths groups,
There are activities on here to support your length learning
http://www.teachingmeasures.co.uk/menu.swf
 
Tuesday: Literacy- Headlines
 
Wednesday LAST matrix, have you got 60 stars?
Are you ready to present?
 
WOW!
The aquathlon was brilliant!
 
I saw superb examples of determination, enthusiasm and supporting one another.
 
You have spirit and perseverence 5M.
I am proud of you!
Aquathlon 2013 %M on PhotoPeach
 
After visiting the Khao Yai residential location and planned activities, I am confident you are going to have an awesome trip. It is a day longer than Kanchanaburi and you are a year more mature!
 
There are lots of fun challenges ahead but don't worry there isn't a leech in sight come January!
 
You'll find out how to conserve rainforests, you'll find out about erosion and waterfalls, you'll discover animals on the night safari and scientifically study the river; it's flow, depth and cross section.
 
Excited?
I am!
THANK YOU Student Councillors,
You are working hard to improve our learning environment. We adore the way you greet us in the morning with the two members of staff. We like the commitment you are showing to your role, and your feedback on the learning walks was helpful.
 
Here are your new ways of sharing the play spaces in school.

Y5 and Y6 have come up with a fairer way to share their play spaces.

 

  • At 12.45 ALL students (Year 5 and 6) are allowed on the basketball courts and should share the space fairly.  
  • Half of the blue tennis courts (the half nearest the 25m pool) will be assigned to Year 6 and the other half to Year 5s.  
  • The field is available to everyone.  

The new ‘rules’ will be effective from Monday 30th and will be a trial, reviewed after a couple of weeks.

 

 

My maths group, you found it tricky converting km into m

Be an active learner and have some practice. You were OK at decimal conversion but the fractions was more challenging for you.

Practice!

 

 
 
Please Don't forget your YELLOW/GOLD t-shirts for the basketball on Thursday
 
Here are some positive sporting tips you can follow:
  • - If you make a mistake don’t make excuses learn from it and, be ready to play REFLECT
  • - If a teammate makes a mistake make sure to encourage, don’t criticise them PRINCIPLED

How do you rate your Sporting attitude?

Sportsmanship is the ability to...

- Win without bragging

- Lose without complaining - or making excuses

- Treat opponents and referees with respect

 

Do You...

- Always follow the rules of the game?

- Avoid arguments?

- Share in the responsibilities of the team?

- Let everyone play by the rules of the game?

- Always play fair?

- Follow what the coach / teacher says?

- Respect the other teams' efforts?

- Give encouragement to your teammates?

- Follow the judgment of the referee?

- End the game smoothly?

 
Maths Links for those of you who wish to build a shed :)
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma22leng-game-build-a-shed
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/MeasurementMeter
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/measurement_mania_metric.htm
 
SCORE TO BEAT 19570!
Can you do it?
Take a risk and have a go!

WOW! Special Home Learning by 5M, real determination and committment!

A timeline and communication satillite rolled into one

VERY persuasive! QUALITY LEARNING! I would like to go!

The presentation makes it out of THIS world

Top Trumps!

We use our learning to have fun!

What is the best card to have? Why?

Headlines, pun, alliteration and shock are tactics used to grab the reader's attention.

We learned about ambiguity today.

Ambiguous Newspaper Headlines

Newspaper headlines need to be as short as possible, so whilst they obey grammatical rules, they tend to omit little, unimportant words like the and is.

But are these words unimportant?

The result of leaving them out can result in highly ambiguous sentences, which are often quite amusing.

These are real newspaper headlines:

 

  • KIDS MAKE NUTRITIOUS SNACKS
  • STOLEN PAINTING FOUND BY TREE
  • GRANDMOTHER OF EIGHT MAKES HOLE IN ONE
  • MILK DRINKERS ARE TURNING TO POWDER
  • RED TAPE HOLDS UP NEW BRIDGE
  • MAN GETS NINE MONTHS IN VIOLIN CASE
  • ASTRONAUT TAKES BLAME FOR GAS IN SPACECRAFT

Why are these REAL headlines funny?

 

A fifteen year old Corydon boy has been suspended by his head since last September because of his long hair.

(Times Educational Supplement)

 

Dog For Sale: Eats anything, fond of children (small ad)

 

School Drop-outs cut in half

 

STOLEN PAINTING FOUND BY TREE

 

DON'T LET WORRY KILL YOU: LET THE CHURCH HELP

 

ENRAGED COW INJURES FARMER WITH AXE

 

TIRED OF CLEANING YOURSELF- LET ME DO IT (SMALL AD)

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED QUESTIONS?

We loved being in the shared area and looking at the interactive displays.

Who had a go at the newspaper one? The Unsolved Questions? Who admired another class's learning?

Were you respectful and appreciative? Were you curious and enthusiastic?

MATHS  Block C1: Measures

We are learning about the AVERAGE

We are handling data and analysing.  

 
 
What is the mean , mode and median average?
What does this vocabulary mean?
 
Check our learning wall.
 
5M You are awesome sportsmen and women!
Such determination and perseverance!
I am so proud of the GOLDEN TEAM!
INTER-CLASS BASKETBALL on PhotoPeach
I hope you thanked the SUPPORTERS who cheered you on
and the REFEREES who coached you
HOW WOULD YOU TWEET in 140 characters the matches?
I AM PROUD OF YOU ALL
Basket-ball 2 on PhotoPeach
 

 

We appreciate learning!

 

Lovely learning!

Have you contributed?

Interactive displays

sc SUGGESTION BOX

 

 

 Can I use Google Earth and record my observations?

 

TIGER SPIRIT DAY 2013

ROAR for a great cause!

Excited to come in !

ROAR

 GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

All for a great cause

"You look old Mrs M," thanks! GRRR

TIGER TOAST

Marmite and chocolate?

Cheese and marmalade?

Which combination did you make?

Cheese and a lot of marmite!

Yikes!

TIGER TOAST!


Comment By emily 

mrs Measures is the nices teacher ever :] you rock

Published on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Comment By Hari 

That's my toast.

Published on Saturday, October 05, 2013
Comment By sophie 

the tiger toast was delicous

Published on Saturday, October 05, 2013

Polyhedrons, Polygons, Cosmic scales AND newspapers!

Published Friday, September 20, 2013.
Last updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013

I shall put the H/L at the top of the blog so that it is easy to find :)

Monday - Maths groups

Tuesday - Literacy, 5Ws (below)

Wednesday -Matrix

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24170670

Although maybe dilemma is the wrong way to describe these guys' actions as they, both very poor, found by chance something worth lot of money and they just knew the right thing to do was return it. Good luck in the future to Billy Ray and Glen.

Spend fifteen minutes reading the news articles from the websites below. You might know some other news websites for children. Choose two news stories that you are interested in.

In your red home learning books note down the key information for each article. You can write it in bullet points if you wish.

What is the story about?

When did it happen?

Who is involved?

Where did it happen?

Why did it happen?

If the articles include a quotation, write these down as well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/

http://www.firstnews.co.uk/

Space news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/14082427

Some interesting recent articles:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/13/world/americas/atlantic-balloon-crossing-aborted/index.html?hpt=wo_t2 (lots of quotes just write down one)

http://sni.scholastic.com/top-news/2013/09/Tokyo-s-Olympic-Win

My favourite story from last year:
 
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-usa-homeless-donations-idUSBRE91Q17920130227
 
 
Man Gets Head Stuck In Bin! (NOT Funny!!)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/19786361
 
 

 Fact or Opinion?

 

 

We are studying newspapers, their structure, language and content.

We'll write our own once we are confident.

This Literacy will link with our Connected Learning

Try these sites for extra consolidation


http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/newspapers/play/

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/big_news/eng/Introduct/default.htm

Caption and photograph

Headline and stand first

Quote or tweet?

FACTUAL?Bias?

WE LOVE NEWSPAPERS!

(Newspaper is a compound word! News and paper!)

These are some of the features

  • headline
  • journalist
  • third person
  • past tense
  • sub-heading
  • 5Ws in the
  • lead paragraph/sentence
  • photograph
  • caption
  • column
  • quotations
  • time connectives

What was this article about?

Who is in the photo?!

GOLLY!

These sites are brilliant click NOW!!

http://www.firstnews.co.uk/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/

http://www.thenewspaper.org.uk/extras/inside_current.php

Everyone loves a great newspaper article

Links to Newsround stories

Child wingwalker

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8210400/8210427.stm

Goldfish flushed down the loo

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213000/8213056.stm

Bolt wins 100m

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8200000/newsid_8204600/8204614.stm

Bolt wins 200m

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213100/8213124.stm

Black Eyed Peas

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8212100/8212136.stm

World record fireworks attempt

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8214100/8214171.stm

School uniforms too expensive

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213800/8213847.stm

Uniform Debate

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213700/8213700.stm

Hot dog eating record

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/world/newsid_3866000/3866715.stm

Ice cream eating record

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_5020000/newsid_5023200/5023238.stm

We remembered to use our tool kits!

Shapes which have a regular number of edges?

regular polyhedra? Shapes with 5 vertices?

Shapes with curved sides and those with right angles in their faces

Prisms and pyramids

New vocabulary such as congruent...what does it mean? Can you give an example of two congruent shapes

Have fun using tangrams to make shapes of different animals

Tangrams are geometry made into creative fun!

How about tangram toast for breakfast?

http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/tangrams_game.shtml

 

Then put on your visual-spatial thinking cap as you discover how to arrange the tiles to make animals, people, or objects.

This is the tangram

If you think you can make these, then be a thinker and try this challenge!

Bet you can't!

 

A regular quadrilateral

A rhombus (squashed square)

Rectangle

parallelogram (squashed rectangle)

CONSOLIDATE YOUR ANGLES (not Angels)

 
 
What is an acute angle?
An otuse angle?
A right angle?
A reflex angle?
Can you define them?
 

Be an inquirer and practice your

knowledge of polygons and polyhedrons

with this click on presentation.

BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER

I LOVE it!

  1. What are all 4 sided shapes called?
  2. What are the differences between the three triangles?
  3. How are regular shapes different from irregular shapes?
  4. Define Congruent
  5. What is the difference between edges and verticies?
 
 

 Can I clearly explain why we have seasons?

Use the vocabulary...tilt, hemisphere, energy, angle

Thanks to the Tech genius in 5M (Krishay!)

We have screen shots to help explain the seasons!

Aarav linked his maths learning and knows why they are called hemi-spheres!

Vyom linked his acute angles to this learning too.

 

The sun gives off energy, in the form of light and heat if you get this energy face on it is stronger and thus hotter.

Days are longer.

 

If it hits at the angle away from the sun it is weaker and thus colder and not so bright. We found out why at the North pole the nights are long and why they don't get sunlight for months.

This also explains why the weather is the opposite if you are in AUstralia and the UK.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/planets.htm 
 
SCALE
Intergalactic Scale!
http://dagobah.net/flash/orrery.swf
http://scaleofuniverse.com/
http://www.mysciencekit.com/flash/solarsystem.swf
http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/astroadventure/flash/concepts/solarsystem.swf

In maths today we will have fun creating our polyhedrons with plasticine and toothpicks AND form the faces with bubbles!

Wowsers!

What are the properties of a cuboid? A hexagonal prism?

How many verticies does a tetrahedron have?

How is a cube different from a cuboid?

Play with this http://connectedmath.msu.edu/CD/Grade6/Ruins/ 

My top tip is start at the back if you are building a cube, it is tough!

          

We are now TWEETING our learning

@bpsmeasures

Follow us!

 

WHY is Mr Ben furious with you?

Linking our library research in Connected Learning

TOP TRUMPS ARE AWESOME!

The 5 Ws

 

Let's dunk it!

What type of prism is this?

A tetrahedron! Regular?

Is a cube a prism?

Is it a regular polyhedron?

Delicious!

Properties?

What would the next in the sequence be?

WHY?

Justify your decision!

A pentagonal prism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I describe polygons using mathematical language?

Try it with your friends!

Parallel lines are the same distance apart

Perpendicular lines might cross at a right angle

Perpendicular lines meet at a right angle

Parallel lines never meet

 

A real journalist comes to Year 5!

What did you learn from the expert?

Maths Learning:

Coordinates (Along the corridor, Up the stairs)

 
 
Also  http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/coordinates.swf

Can I explore the size (to SCALE) of the Solar System?

The Earth is small... (scroll down to the bottom)

An online orrery (try saying that fast!)

http://dagobah.net/flash/orrery.swf

Very small to very big....

 http://www.scaleoftheuniverse.com/

What would it look like if the planets were as close to Earth as the Moon?

From the fruit and veg choose eight fruits that you think represent the size of the planets to scale. The Sun is still a beach ball.

Do you need a clue? What could you use to help compare the sizes?

What is the diameter of a sphere? Choose your planets and put them in the right order from the sun.


Comment By Didi 

I got 42 bananas.

Published on Monday, September 23, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

CONGRATULATIONS Didi!
I tried again and got 34!

You're a winner!

Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

How old are you on other planets!

This is great fun....I've emailed you the links too

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/

http://www.uta.edu/planetarium/astronomy-101/planetary-weight-and-age-calculator/

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/edu/age.htm


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Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Comment By Aiden 

I like our C.L them and doing newspaper. Is great fun!

Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Comment By emily 

i like the litrecy homework was so fun i really enjoyed it

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Comment By Lena 

I love amking the space top trumps sooooooo much!!!!

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Comment By karoline 

Its sooo fun making top trumps!!!!!!!!We got the best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Comment By daniel 

I got 100 bananas

the juurnlist was asum I lurnt allot

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Comment By krishay 

I liked listening to Mr.mattew babor.
He had so much fun things the only thing
I thought was very sad thing was .A 16 month
baby passed away. Aneway it was berry fun
to litsenig to him.

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Comment By sophie 

on mars I'm 4.5

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Comment By Nicolas 

I like when Mr Matt Barbour was telling about his journalisim.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013
Comment By Seth and Popurn 

Me and popurn got 72, just because it took so long for, it to load.

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Comment By maitri 5b 

33 fly's

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Comment By suhela 

I got 37!

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Comment By suhela 

I got 37!

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Comment By Midori 

Score: 72

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Comment By Kat 

I caught 30 flys

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Comment By Matt 

I caght 48 fly's!!!

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Eratosthenes, Iron men, compound and complex sentences!

Published Friday, September 13, 2013.
Last updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Good golly what a week!

Remember to register with Mrs M if you are in Intervention classes or late!

CONGRATUALTIONS!

Wow a tiger shark gold medallist!

We are proud of you!

 


In maths we found out our understanding of Prime Numbers, multiples and factors was in need of some attention.

So we investigated Factors on www.myimaths.com

 

Then we used multiples to find out PRIME NUMBERS!

It was a challenge but rewarding!

 

 
The Sieve of Eratosthenes crosses out all multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 7 among the whole numbers less  than 101.
The then numbers not crossed out are primes in accordance with the square rule.
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

Colouring Scheme:

Blue - multiples of 2
Green -multiples of 5 but not 2
Yellow multiples of 3 but not 5 nor 2
Red multiples of 7 but not 5 nor 3 nor 2
White numbers not proper multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 7.

The numbers left in white ARE the prime numbers between 1 and 100, namely:

2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97

We rated ourselves as much improved!

We are more confident now about multiples and factors.

We can do the online learning from home too if we wish to consolidate

A factor is a number that divides into another number EXACTLY.

Multiples are quite the opposite, they are in groups of the number.

Prime Numbers are SPECIAL as they don't appear in any times table. In fact no numbers but themselves and 1 divide into them!

Did you enjoy myimaths or the sieve? Which terms do you know?

We love B1 and the properties of number!

 FLINGING THE TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To improve and step up our writing we have focused on

AF5; Can I use a variety of sentence lengths and structures?

 
We are aiming high, we are going to concentrate on compound and complex sentences this week.
 
What are they?
 
A compound sentence joins 2 clauses together with a FANBOYS!
 
 
 

Matrix Learning is zooming in thick and fast! 

3D thoughtful modelling that is creative, kinesthetic and brilliant learning!

Artistic learning and clearly and confidently explained

Well presented and empathetic learning

Challenging for Mrs M

VERY challenging!

VERY creative and thoughtful...word smart

REFLECTING is superb, it is great for us to see how long you spent and keep track of your balanced tasks

Visually stunning, is this Voyager?

 

Well put together! Great glossary AND art painting (love the blending and tone!).

Fantastic to keep it in a book...Year 3 will admire this at the EXPO

 

"Looks wonderful, still making it," Great relection and I am excited!

Gorgeous presentation, this shows pride and care.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/24064800
Voyager-1 is first man-made object to leave the solar system
Voyager-1
 
The spacecraft Voyager-1 has become the first man-made object ever to leave our solar system.
 
Scientists say it's now travelling in the space between stars, 12 billion miles away from earth.Nasa has been monitoring it closely since it reached the edge of the solar system last year.They believe it actually left the solar system on 25 August 2012 but could only confirm it late on Thursday night.
 
Voyager-1's mission
Voyager-1 was launched in 1977 and sent to fly past Saturn and Jupiter.It was only supposed to last five years but has survived for nearly 40 and is still functional.
 
Jupiter This was the first close-up view of Jupiter from Voyager-1.
It takes 17 hours for radio signals from Voyager-1 to reach Earth from outside our solar system.
A message from Earth
Voyager-1's plutonium power source will run out in about 10 years, at which point its transmitters and instruments will die.
 
But Voyager-1 has a gold record on board which is full of music, photographs and human speech recorded in 1977.
 
The golden record
 
Long after Voyager-1 dies it will carry this message from Earth far across the universe
The only problem?
 
Voyager-1 will not get near another star for another 40,000 years,
even though it's moving about 100,000 miles an hour.
 
 
 
This week in Connected Learning we will investigate the scale of the planets and try to remember the order ... is there a trick for remembering the order?

 

Can you explain the seasons in your own words?
Can you use your orrery to do so?

We will explain night and day and the seasons on imovie

Will you be able to explain clearly and confidently?

We assembled and painted

we protedted our clothes and the multipurpose room

we were respectful and cleared up too

We invented the wibble technique

They are going to be awesome!

A mnemonic?
Let us go outside.......
When we have edited and published our creation myths we will look at a different genre, newspapers.
Have you appeared in a newspaper?
Any articles you have read that have been fascinating?

Everyone loves a great newspaper article

Some of our bullseye targets are...

By next Monday I will

  • Know what a prime number is…factor….multiple….
  • Know my 7 or 8 times table
  • Fill in my reading log 5 times with a page number!
  • During BREAK drink water, play in a principled manner... be tolerant of other handballers.... tolerant of....
  • Organised, bring my art shirt...bring my H/L folder...remember my ECA kit…..
  • Handwriting.... tails.... join r and f correctly...
  • Say thank you 4 times to different people
  • Visit the Learning wall when I don't understand
  • Respectful around school, walk quietly  and efficiently.
  • Compliment 3 people
  • try my H/L independently
  • co-operate  with someone new.
  • Confidently communicate with my talking partner

Good Learners growing into GREAT learners!

LITERACY H/L is a reading comprehension....

Read the myth and answer the questions in your red books please.

Due on Thursday. Thanks.

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/BEHA/Spiders_Myth_-_text.pdf

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/BEHA/Spiders_Myth_-_questions.pdf

Our new class book :)

What are your initial impressions?

Blurb, genre, author?

 

Seen the cartoon?

 

We read the first paragraph of the story … How far had he walked? Where had he come from? How was he made?

The first few pages of the story include a mixture of long and short sentences. Why has the author done this?

I prefer the book, it is a classic, maybe we will watch the film afterwards and you can decide which is best!

Step up writing!

AF 5 Complex sentences

Peer marking writing :)
Our class creation myth
Shared writing.

Although Cesar was dead his legacy lived on. Earth and moon continue to orbit just like the bicycle wheels. Some people say his beard swirls round the Earth as clouds.                            .

Can you comment in relation to AF5 (sentence length and openers)
WE ARE GOLD
or yellow t-shirts for sport. Interclass Competitions wear GOLD (yellow!)

 

OUR MYTHS!

We are creative authors. Can you see how successful we are?

Can I write in the past tense? Can I use differentsentence legths? Can I use powerful vcabulary and similies?

Copy and paste your link into a new tab to see the learning.

Read other people's writing and in a comment share your constructive comments!

Most of all, ENJOY!

 

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Vyom.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Sophie.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Sam.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Praccho.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Nicolas.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Molly.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/midori.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Maia.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Lena.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/lauren.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Krishay.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Keith.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Karoline.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Hari.docx

 http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Emilly.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Edward.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Daniel.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Anthony.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Aiden.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/Adam.docx

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/CLME/aarav.docx

self registering!

Busy happy days

We are organised and tick off our achievements

Our matrix home learning is learning that interests us, we are proud

We are remembering the division too (INVERSE!)

in mathematics we are improving our recll of multiplication facts

 

Links to Newsround stories

Child wingwalker

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8210400/8210427.stm

Goldfish flushed down the loo

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213000/8213056.stm

Bolt wins 100m

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8200000/newsid_8204600/8204614.stm

Bolt wins 200m

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213100/8213124.stm

Black Eyed Peas

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8212100/8212136.stm

World record fireworks attempt

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8214100/8214171.stm

School uniforms too expensive

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213800/8213847.stm

Uniform Debate

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8210000/newsid_8213700/8213700.stm

Hot dog eating record

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/world/newsid_3866000/3866715.stm

Ice cream eating record

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_5020000/newsid_5023200/5023238.stm

 

Awesome clip from Praccho!

 

The most important event to be held at school is the annual Wai Kru Ceremony. Like other schools around the country this always takes place towards the start of the new academic year and always on a Thursday. The students pay respect to their teachers by presenting them with flowers and going down onto the floor to do a krab which is the most respectful way to show respect. The students hope to gain merit and good fortune for the coming year.

 

All of the students come to school with flowers to present to their classroom teacher. The flowers used in the arrangement are symbolic.

Dok Ma Khue (eggplant flower) stands for respect because when the tree is blooming its branches bend down in the same way a student pays respect to their teacher.

Ya Praek (Bermuda grass) stands for patience or perseverance because although the grass looks wilted it is still very much alive.

Khao Tok (popped rice) stands for discipline because the rice is placed in a pan together and heated up to become popped rice.

Dok Kem has the same name as the Thai word for needle and means the student will be sharp-witted and brainy.

 

 


Comment By emily 

my
very
elegent
mother
just
sat
near
pie

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

Many mercury

Vegetarian venus

Elephants EARTH

Make Mars

juicy Jupiter

Sandwiches Saturn

Using Uranus

Nuts Neptune

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By Keith 

Many


Vegetarian

Eels

might

just

sit

on

under

Neptune

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By Aarav 

Many Mercury


violet Venus


Eggs


might

just

sit

Under

Nests


Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By Karoline and Emily!!! 

mars many
venus vegetarion
earth eels
jupiter jump
saturn sourding
neptune nerds
pluto playing.

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By adam 

My

Very

edible

moose

just

sat

up

news

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By Mrs M 

@ Emily and Karoline...

Have you forgotten a planet?


SUN


Mercury
Venus
Earth
MARS
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By Daniel 

My

Very

Educated

Monkeys

Jump

So

Uranus

Never

Plays

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By Anthony 

why didn't you do this mrs m

Many mercury

Vegetarian venus

Elephants EARTH

Make Mars

juicy Jupiter

Sandwiches Saturn

Using Uranus

Notty Neptune


peanuts pluto

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Comment By karoline 

oops!!!!

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Comment By Aiden  

Writing or creation myth was realy fun Mrs Measures!!! I can't wait until it goes on the blog!

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Comment By karoline 

The term is nearly over!;0

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Comment By Lena 

My

Very

Elegant

Jaguar

Studied

nerd

packedlunch

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Comment By krishay 

MY
VERY
EDUCATED
MOTHER
JUST
SHOWED
US
NINE
PLANETS

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Comment By daniel 

karoline and emily you fogot uranus

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Comment By Emily Chaplin 

yay the long weekend is here !!! can't wait i am going to the wave park

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2013
Comment By sophie 

nice

Published on Saturday, September 21, 2013
Comment By karoline 

Fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Writing creation myths, building orreries and Roald Dahl Day!

Published Monday, September 09, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, September 13, 2013

 Scroll down for Roald Dahl Day!

Kipper Me-ows: Matrix home learning is 30 mins on a WEDNESDAY

YOU must take responsibility for the folder, presentation and keeping track of your stars

Bring any items in you wish to share on a FRIDAY

Mrs M will check your reflection sheets then!

 

Are you planning your learning and enjoying it?

Are you researching and being picture smart or logic smart?

Are you learning independently or with some support?

What is surprising you about your learning?

FILL IT IN FOR FRIDAYs!

Hari is number smart he found out

An asteroid spins 232 times a second so he took this data and worked out

an asteroid must therefore spin in a minute (x 60) 13,920

and spins in an hour (x 60 again) 835,200!

YES MATRIX home learning is out of this WORLD!

 

Praccho Found this video of a Canadian astronaut abord the ISS.
Listen to the words and look at the lack of gravity, the guitar spins rock!
Decimals
Remember PLACE VALUE and the decimal point is CRUCIAL to successful learning in B1
 
 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/decimals/matchingDecimalsAdd.htm
 
 
This should be back up learning to consolidate your understanding.  When you think you are a genius try FLINGING ME, but be kind ;)
 
 
 
ECAs Begin today.
Where is your ECA?
Which bus are you on afterwards?
If you have forgotten where can you look independently in the classroom?
 
 

We went to the DT room, we had to use DT skills

Today wasn't about DESIGN but it was about exploring how to use our TECHNOLOGY skills

We had to saw safely

We had to use different shaped pieces of wood and the dowling was tricky to saw

We had to follow a plan and cut our 6 pieces accurately

We had to measure precisely

And use the drill safely (GOOGLES!) We looked a little like minions!

We were accurate and took a risk doing something we were a bit nervous about

 
We will use our orrery when making an imovie explaining how we get day and night

We will also have to explain how we get years and months

Our big question is "How does SCIENCE affect our understanding of our place in the world?''

So we will use our models to maybe try and explain the seasons too

We will paint them  on Thursday

How does the moon affect the tide?

http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/Physics/pc/learningsteps/DANLC/LO_Template.swf

WOWSERS!

 
Some of these presentations may help your learning, have a look at them before the next Connected Learning lesson to have some background understanding.
 
Some of you asked about phases of the moon, waxing and waning, full and cresent....this is difficult to understand but if you want to know more and you are curious take a look at this http://www.agtijmensen.nl/video/ess05_int_mphase.swf
 

Our spelling session today focused on

HOMOPHONES.

 

Did you write one on the window?

For H/L Please choose the activity that is the best fit for you.

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. e.g. to, too and two.

LEARNING TASK 1

 

Match the words below to the correct picture.

Write the answers in your LITERACY H/L book.

Write down which words are homophones of each other.

knight

flower

hair

bare

hare

bear

night

flour

 

LEARNING TASK 2

Choose the correct homophone to complete this sentence.

(a) The boy put shampoo on his (hare/hair).

(b) Mum put some (flower/flour) in the cake mix.

(c) James didn't have a very good (nights/knights) sleep.

(d) A rabbit is a bit like a (hare/hair).

(e) Tony got chased by a large (bare/bear).

 

 

LEARNING TASK 3

The words below have homophones. Find the other one!

plane

right

see

there

which

where

be

for

here

knew

no

so

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentences.

(a) Lucy couldn't wait to (meet/meat) her friend.

(b) Andrew (missed/mist) the bus.

(c) The mouse got his (tale/tail) caught.

(d) Glen has a long (wait/weight) for the bus.

(e) The cat hurt its (pour/poor/paw).

(f) The old man had no money, he was (pour/poor/paw).

(g) "Could you (pour/poor/paw) the orange juice, please?"

(h) Mark got a letter in the (mail/male).

 

LEARNING TASK 4

Explain the differences between these words.

(a) or and oar

(b) sail and sale

(c) saw and sore

(d) maid and made

(e) main and mane

 

 

Challenge

Try and find homophones for some of these words.

allowed

ball

base

beach

boy

check

days

die

due

faint

fur

great

in

key

lane

leek

war

waste

might

week

packed

pale

place

rain

read

profit

seen

road

sight

 

If you have time consolidate your learning!

Play these

http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Homophones/Homophones_Set_01a.swf

 

 

 

SHARING GORGEOUS WRITING!

 

 
OUR COLLECTION IS GROWING!

Can I explain why the sun moves in the sky?

I thought it was still!

In iTime we found out Miss Bo's rays of light travelled in straight lines.
When they hit Earth we had day.
The earth spins on its axis so we have day, at DAWN the sun rises in the east, this is because the Earth is spinning.
At DUSK the sun sets in the west as the earth is spinning into the shadow.

 

Can I explain why I can see the moon? I thought it didn't give out light!

Midori was a great moon, she doesn't give out light. We see the moon because the light from the sun is reflected OFF the moon into our eyes.
http://espresso.patana.ac.th/espresso/modules/s2_earth_moon_sun/solar_system/solar.html
This link works in school only.

Can I use itime to answer questions?

Can I use my itime to explain concepts

Can I explain the seasons?

SOme of us used SOLAR WALK to find out about seasons. It is the ANGLE of the sun's RAYS! Not the distance from the sun that gives us winter and summer.
We all thought it was the distance but actually it is the angle and strength of the rays
GOLLY!
Science is affecting our understanding of our place in the world!

 

 

We discussed MISCONCEPTIONS in our scientific understanding.

This is when we misunderstand an idea

We discussed centrifugal force and gravity

We nearly had an accident!

We made models

some of could try and work out an ECLIPSE!

the cocktail stick was the earth's axis (23 degrees tilt)

The earth turns anti clockwise

so it looks like it rises in the east and sets in the west

on the globe the shadows changed

Shadows are long in the morning and afternoon but short at mid day as the sun is right above us

Hands on learning

Our explanations are clear and detailed

We used technical vocabulary

ANd we put it on the learning wall.

VISIT THE LEARNING WALL

 

 

 

Practice your pounds and pence
How are decimals linked to pounds and pence?
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/moneyold.htm
Giving change is tricky with column subtraction, count on!
 

Clauses

A clause is a group of words which can be used either as a whole sentence or as part of a sentence.

A clause must always have a verb in it.

  • The monster looked fierce.
  • He stared at Garry.

(Here we have 2 single-clause sentences.)

The monster looked fierce and he stared at Garry.

(You now have a two-clause sentence by joining the two single-clause sentences together using a conjunction.)

http://www.ks2phonics.org.uk/Clausesandconnectives.html

 

A main clause is complete on its own.

It may be a complete sentence written with a capital letter and full stop (or ?!):

Alice saw a rabbit.

Anna is eating her favourite supper.

Finally, we arrived.

 

Simple sentences consist of just one main clause:

Hannah is eating her favourite supper.

Finally, we arrived.

Compound sentences consist of two or more main clauses – clauses of equal weight, joined together by and, or, but, or so. (connectives or conjunctions)

I’ve lost my school bag but the keys are here so I’m not locked out.

It’s late, so she’s not going.

I like reading and I love Hemingway.

 

Complex sentences contain one or more subordinate clauses.

Subordinate clauses

A subordinate clause is part of a larger clause.

He burns easily if he doesn’t use sun cream.

Where is the cup of tea that you promised to make?

Everything she buys is really expensive.

The class I taught last year all did very well.

UNITS!!

Bottoms? Nostrils?

POUNDS sterling!  £

 

Do you column your change or numberline (count on) it?

Which method do you prefer?

We tied our decimal learning together

We can confidently work in a shop

We can work out the change and

THE COINS

We did a few problem solving activities after reflecting on the learning yesterday

 

We can do it!

Seth taught Mrs M a method and we put it on the learning wall

He was an expert that taught us all

Voila.

 

Now we are practicing mathematical language.

What is a prime? Factor? Multiple? What does digit and product mean?

Let's have fun with puzzles!

 

ROALD DAHL DAY 2013

http://www.puffinvirtuallylive.co.uk/author/roalddahlday

http://www.roalddahl.com/

http://www.roalddahlday.info/

 

What acitivities are you doing?

Delving into Mr Twit's beard with a microscope?

Water colour painting like Quentin Blake?

Making chocolate Like Willy Wonka

Or, acting out and watching a Roald Dahl script?

Yikes? Out of this world creatures?!!!!!!!!!

What is inside his beard?

 

 

Mr Ben  A maggot

What is this?

Balloons in Mr Twits beard?

Can I use a microscope carefully?

Nature is delightful!

Mr Twit's beard is not

 

YUCK!

Did you look inside a nostril?

 

Focusing was tricky

A leg, MOUSE fur AND a FLEA in the beard

You needed light

Which tool was the most powerful?

Which microscope was easiest to use?

Did your results surprise you?

What would you like to study in greater magnification next time?

 

Wowsers, live footage from 5M

A spiders leg!

Superb recording skills.

Was your magnification x10 or x40?

These results were stunning, maybe there is a kingdom of mites here?!

Do you know where the ocular and objective lenses are?

THE CARPET

Mr Twit's beard was really foul

Khun A and Mr Burrell MANY MANY thanks for giving us this great opportunity!

We can't wait to use this equipment in secondary in the future.


Comment By sophie 

The reason we have night and day is because the word is always spining so when themoon is faceing the sun its obovly night in that area. on the over side of the earth is night

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Midori 

Actually the sun shines all the time but we can't always see it.

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Maia 

we have day and night because the earth spins

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Molly 

We have night and day because the earth spins around and it takes 24 hours for it to turn fully. the sun stays still at all times even though it looks like it moves across our sky it isactually the earth that is moving.we have months because it takes 28 days for the moon to orbit earth. the earth also orbits the sun this takes a year.

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Vyom  

The earth spins around and the sun sends its rays to the earth as the sun spins around for 24hr so then day and night happendsa

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Emily 

we have day and night because when earth spins the light from the sun shines on side of the earth the other side of the earth is having night so write know it is night on the other side of the earth and we are having night and day

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Aiden  

We have seasons because the earth does spin but if your far away from the sun you will have winter. The other siden will be summer.

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Adam 

The reason we have day and night because of the axis of the Earth. The country that is not getting the full strength of the sun's light is the season that is winter in that country. I really enjoyed this learning topic!

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Comment By Lena 

I enjoyed doing the home learning because its about space!!!

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Comment By sophie  

when we have an eclips it goes black in day time. This will last for at least 10 mins. Now I will tell you how it happens,when the moon goes in frount of the sun thats when it goes BLACK!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Comment By daniel 

miss meshers you look scarey

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Comment By daniel 

I no why we have sesons in sumer the sun rays are strong and in winter the sun rays are whekar

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Comment By karoline 

Mrs Measures doesn't look scary she looks kind and pretty

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Comment By Mr Cooper 

Things look pretty scary under a microscope - I hope my beard doesn't resemble Mr Twits'!

Published on Friday, September 13, 2013

Books, a compass and a matrix.

Published Monday, September 02, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, September 06, 2013

ECA confirmations TODAY

Bangkok Patana Annual Fun Run is taking place on Sunday 29th September. You can register by collecting an Entry Form from the Primary Office or Reception today!

Last week at the Year 5 Parents Meeting, many of your parents asked for a list of recommended books for 9-10 year old.

Here it is!

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/BEHA/Year_5_Reading_Recommendations.docx

Remember, reading every day is SO SO SO important to your development as a learner. Non-fiction is great for finding out about the weird and wonderful world we live in, but reading quality fiction (stories) is how you learn how good authors use their imaginations and where you will pick up new words and phrases to use in your own writing.

Keep recording your daily reading in your reading diary, and bring it in every Wednesday, so I can check what and how much you are reading each day. Remember, a quick flick through an information book or a five minute read of a favourite picture book does not need to go into your reading diary, the pages you have read of your fiction book does.

This list is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ really. There are many, many more fantastic books out there. Please share your favourite books (one book or a series) as a comment at the end of this post.

Happy Reading!

Have you wondered?

During itime you can answer a question that interests you!

We will also use the ipads and the APP solar walk...it is in 3D!

Our Literacy Learning wall is growing!

We compared and contrasted.

We spotted patterns in the myths

We will begin to plan our own

What will you create?

Rain? Clouds? trees? Thunder? Mountains and valleys? Ponder!

We have been mentally adding and subtracting.

Which method do you prefer?

Some methods are better for some calculations!

Delightful poems about YOU!

 
Hiiiiiii YYYAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaa
  
 

How does science affect our understanding of our place in the world?

This connected Learning wall is growing with home learning explanations and diagrams, wow Midori you're an artist!

We all understood it from your clear , labelled  diagram.

There are photos of us representing the layers of the Earth.

The eggs and smell have disappeared but your learning is recorded :)

Great reward time plasticine models!

Are YOU the next Nick Park?

 

 
DID YOU STAND ON YOUR CHAIR AND SCREAM
BULLSEYE?
 
We set our NEW BULLSEYE targets today...will you achieve them?
What did you challenge yourself to do?
Will you be able to scream next week?

We set our bullseye targets

We used the IB attitudes

We want to raise our standards

By next Monday I will…….

  • Reading every night, guided reading manners, library books
  • Principled…break time behaviour, behaviour in other classes eg Thai
  • Risk taker, vocabulary, sentence openers,
  • Knowledgeable spelling book, learning wall, maths, connected learning, blog
  • Home learning…complete, 20 mins, quiet, best of my ability
  • Open minded, sitting girl/boy, Polite, ECA
  • Thinker, ask questions, active learning.
  • Communicator, paired work, group tasks, speaking to the class.
  • Reflective, PMI my work, choose what I am best at, look at a task, what could I do better?
  • Caring, help, monitor job, family
  • Balanced, h/w completed well, fun, ECA and reading.
  • Independent learner? ACTIVE.
Will we disturb Mr Ben next week?

Can I use a compass?

We will learn how to use a compass in art and use this skill to draw an accurate labelled diagram of the Earth

It is harder than it looks

TOP TIP: hold the top! Or, hold the the point arm of the compass

When we had mastered this new skill we added tone (light and dark) to make our planets or bubbles 3D

It was a tough but fun challenge

I can draw a circle with a compass, can you? Rate yourself!

Where is the light?

Which is the dark and light sides?

SQUINT

 

Nice perspective!

SQUINT! Blended tone?

Well done Molly ;)

LITERACY HOME LEARNING

due Thursday

Use your senses, similies, a thesaurus and your creative juices to conjure up delightful space sentences and phrases.

1. word shower

list and record in 5-10 minutes all the rich and beautiful words you can to describe our universe.

eg; silence, black, icy, suspended, still....

2. construct sentences

Start each sentence differently, SCAV! Aim to use your word shower words in 4-6 sentences.

eg; Silently, stars were hanging, suspended in the thick black sky.

Like sweet candy floss, clouds protected the planet.

3. Reflect

Any editing required?

LOOK AT THE PHOTOS FOR INSPIRATION!

Even though the galaxy....

Gracefully, the moons....

Peacefully, .....

Desolate and lonely......

probe, red dwarf, red giant....

Cloud, craters, moon, sun

feeling tiny,.....

Delicately.....

Because the sun....

Blinking.....

twinkle, sparkle, majestic.

QUIZ  http://www.myschoolhouse.com/courses/O/1/69.asp

Beat 169 minutes, 90% 1 try!

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Can I use tools and new skills to create an orrery?

HOW WILL I DO THIS?

What did khun Vutty teach us?

How will I be safe?

 

What will I need?

What tools will I use?

I will mark the wood to be precise, to be exact

HORIZONTAL!

HAIR TIED BACK

 

USE with a teacher close by

WHAT IS YOUR READING GOAL?

Here is the matrix for our 'Out of this World' home learning project. You need to choose a variety of activities to complete and you must reach a minumum of 60 stars in the five weeks allowed.

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/BEHA/Out_of_this_World_Home_Learning_Matrix.docx

You can use every Wednesday home learning time to work towards 60 stars over the next five weeks. We will be expecting your final pieces (in a nicely decorated folder or scrap book) by Friday 4th October.

Plan your time carefully. Speak to your parents about which activities would be a good idea to get involved in. If you have additional spacey ideas for things you could be leanring about at home, check with your teacher first.

You do not have to bring something in every Friday (some things may take you more than a week) but I will be checking weekly what you are doing at home, and if you are on track for 60 stars.

Good luck on your mission and have fun!

 

A Solar System mobile using painted eggs??

   

EXAMPLES

    

    

      

 

Maths subtraction Bingo

THE SUGGESTION BOX

Have you added anything?

IT WILL BE EMPTIED ON WEDNESDAY!

mum, dad, 3 children in the back

don't hold the pencil too tight or too low

posture is good :)

this presentation is excellent and shows you how to form your letters BUT it takes a while to load, PLEASE check it out!

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/PowerPoint%20Presentations/Letter%20formation%20cursive.pps

SOLAR WALK

Can you find out information independently?

It is 3D, could you navigate the solar system?

Could you see night and day?

 

In maths we explored squared numbers and their patterns and we playind Bingo!

1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100,121,144

Why are they called squared numbers?

We found some tables tricks

Which can you use proficiently?

Which table will you focus on on Friday?

 

TANGRAM morning fun

Some of us made a candle

some of us managed a cat!

In guided reading we focused on retrieving information, how are information texts organised to help us do this?

We found out about the moon.

The surface can be very hot 123C or cold -167C.

It isn't flat, why?

 
ASTEROIDS are AWESOME
I feel the need for some SCIENCE!
 
 
Our guiding question is
HOW DOES SCIENCE AFFECT OUR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD?
 
Can I conduct a FAIR TEST?
What is a FAIR TEST?
 
Does a larger asteroid create a larger crater?
 

Make one small, one medium and one large asteroid out of plasticine out of three pieces of plasticine. Use double the weight of plasticine each time.

Drop each asteroid onto the moon’s surface from a height of one metre.

Measure the diameter of the crater.


Repeat three more times and record your results.

Work out the mean diameter of the crater created by each
different asteroid.

 

Why does a scientist take repeated results?

How did you make the test fair?

What was kept the same?

Was our theory or hypotheses correct?

Asteroid

Diameter 1

cm

Diameter 2

Diameter 3

Mean average

(Add ÷3)

Small ball

 

 

 

 

Medium ball

 

 

 

 

Large ball

 

 

 

 

We discussed the idea.

The bigger the asteroid, the bigger the crater?

We predicted.

As a team we thought HOW

We made it fair

SAME height

SAME shape

SAME surface

SAME ruler!

SAME speed (drop not throw)

We repeated the diameter readings

We had fun

We worked together

We collected reults and worked out the average

We were fair, the only thing that was different was the size, these are variables, things you can vary or change

Next time we could investigate

different heights, materials or shapes but can we make it fair?

 

 

My Maths group....practice your tables online!

Which multiplication table is your target?

 
 

Maths focus Groups today 

 

Well done :)

Did you work on your multiplication target?

Could you prove you had got it?

Did you challenge yourself?

How are your mental skills and understanding of mathematical language?

Girls did you use the side field on Friday for football?

COSMIC comet!

We hope you felt proud, admired and respected

YOU ACHIEVED THE CLASS TARGET

YIKES

As promised the video...it may help your creation myth imagination, it may make you think about how science affects our understanding of the universe.


Comment By Mrs Measures 

My favourite book (and I have quite a few) has to be the Anne of Green Gables series that was written many years ago by L.M. Montgomery. It is the story of an orphan called Anne (with an e) who goes to live and work with an elderly brother and sister on a farm. They were hoping for a boy who could work on the farm but instead they got Anne who gets herself into scrapes and turns their world upside down. However, they soon bond and it is a wonderful heartwarming tale...also on DVD.

I also like Wayside School and Billionaire boy. Oh and Danny Champion of the World and Stig of the Dump. If you like fantasy the Wizard of Earthsea is good too.

Books are great.

Published on Monday, September 02, 2013
Comment By Aiden 

It was very hard using the compass! It was a cool 3D effect! I LIKE IT!!!

Published on Monday, September 02, 2013
Comment By Lena  

I like when we used the compass and colored it cause when i colored it looks 3D

Published on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Comment By karoline 

It was sooooooo fun useing the compass!!
But hard :)

Published on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Comment By Aarav 

Ms.Measures is the best teacher in the whole school and is very educated.
I cant wait to show my lovely teacher and my lovely class my home learning project.
I also love the writer of this poem project.
If I want the best class, i obviously know that it is this class.
I know I will have the wonderful year of my whole life. This is a memory I will never forget.
Thank you for letting me have a wonderful class and teacher.

Published on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Comment By sophie 

I can't wait until we make the solar system

Published on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Comment By Parima 

I got 88 as my score!

Published on Friday, September 06, 2013
Comment By aeshna 

2minutes 10 secounds 100

Published on Friday, September 06, 2013
Comment By seth 

100% baby 100% oh year

Published on Friday, September 06, 2013
Comment By Midori 

Math games score 100 percent in 1 min and 43 sec

Published on Friday, September 06, 2013
Comment By sam 

46 in 5 minuites!!!!

Published on Friday, September 06, 2013
Comment By Maitri 5B 

I comleted 50 quiestions in 2 minites and 7 secends and my score was 98 percent.

Published on Friday, September 06, 2013
Comment By Midori  

I found using a compass hard!!! but i took time and it was fun!!!

Published on Sunday, September 08, 2013
Comment By lauren 

i am so sad that i did not see miss measures handstand : - (

Published on Sunday, September 08, 2013
Comment By karoline 

Mrs.Measures looked so funny when she did a hand stand and the best part is i took the picture!!!!;)

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Comment By karoline 

If a teacher from Year 4 had to move down to Year 5 i'm glad its Mrs Measures!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Out of this world!

Published Monday, August 26, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, August 30, 2013

Have you signed up for a

balanced selection of ECAs?

Sign up opens on Monday

Well done to everyone in my Mathematics group today - we had a great first lesson.

Did you enjoy your set?

 
Your home learning for tonight which is due in on Wednesday is to complete section B. This is consolidation of what you have been learning in class.

Prove you've got it!

Here is some interactive fun to to help you practice your multiplication facts if you have time to spare!

 

 
 

What is a myth?

 

Very ancient story with Gods/Goddesses that seeks to explain our world.

 

 

Let's talk about creation myths.

People across eras and cultures have come up with narrative to explain the world's (and universe's) creation.

  

How do you think the world was created?

Why might people have different beliefs and opinions?

Science vs religion

PLEASE explore!

For your home learning tonight please rewrite these simple sentences using precise nouns and powerful adjectives. Please do this in your red literacy home learning books. Due back in on Thursday.

For example…….

The mountains rose high into the sky.

The immense and magnificent Himalayas rose into the sky.

  1. The birds flew in the sky.
  2. The river flowed over the land.
  3. The trees covered the ground.
  4. The sea lapped against the land.
  5. People gathered together in groups.
  6. Weather spread across the globe.

This should take about 15 minutes. Please spend the rest of the time reading and learning this creation myth:

http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/BEHA/How_the_World_was_Made.docx

Remember, you should be spending 30 minutes on your home learning, as well as at least 20 minutes reading. I would like you all to bring in the book you are reading at the moment and your reading diary tomorrow please

Pangu and the Creation of the World

This myth is similar to many creation myths worldwide, in which the world is formed out of the body of the creator

In the beginning there was darkness everywhere, and chaos ruled. Within the darkness an egg formed, and inside the egg the giant Pangu came into being. For aeons, safely inside the egg, Pangu slept and grew. When he had grown to gigantic size he stretched his huge limbs and in so doing broke the egg. The lighter parts of the egg floated upwards to form the heavens and the denser parts sank downwards, to become the earth. And so was formed earth and sky, Yin and Yang.

Pangu saw what had happened and he was pleased. But he feared that heaven and earth might meld together again, so he placed himself between them, his head holding up the sky and his feet firmly upon the earth. Pangu continued to grow at a rate of ten meters a day for 18,000 years, so increasing the distance between heaven and earth, until they seemed fixed and secure, many miles apart. Now exhausted, Pangu went back to sleep and never woke up.

Pangu died, and his body went to make the world and all its elements. The wind and clouds were formed from his breath, his voice was thunder and lightning, his eyes became the sun and moon, his arms and his legs became the four directions of the compass and his trunk became the mountains. His flesh turned into the soil and the trees that grow on it, his blood into the rivers that flow and his veins into paths men travel. His body hair became the grass and herbs, and his skin the same, while precious stones and minerals were formed from his bones and teeth. His sweat became the dew and the hair of his head became the stars that trail throughout heaven. As for the parasites on his body, these became the different races of humankind.

Although Pangu is dead, some say he is still responsible for the weather, which changes according to his moods.

 

5M we are organised

You know where your learning goes at the end of the lesson

You know what to do after 1,2....

You know what to do when I say "STOP!"

Youknow what is in your toolkit and where you sit.

5M you are organised.

You are a great team

It is going to be an awesome year!
5M are 'Out of this World!"
On Wednesday we are launching our connected Learning theme.
"Out of this world"
There will be a big bang!
What dou KNOW already about the Earth, moon and stars?
who... where ....when ...why.... how.... could ?
We will add some wonders to our wonderwall and during itime you can research a question that particularly interests you.
 
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_kids/AskKids/index.shtml
 
 

What is the ISS?

Where is it?

What function does the ISS do?

Why have an INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION?

What is the role of each country?

 

 
Independently, find out more about the ISS below...
 
Take a look inside...
  
Where is the ISS right now?
During itime today you will be given the opportunity to answer, research and enjoy finding out about something that particularly interests YOU.
I will show you how to effciently find answers to your wonders from the wonderwall.

We set our BULLSEYE targets today...will you achieve them?
What did you challenge yourself to do?
Will you be able to scream next week?

We set our bullseye targets

We used the IB attitudes

We want to raise our standards

By next Monday I will…….

  • Reading every night, guided reading manners, library books
  • Principled…break time behaviour, behaviour in other classes eg Thai
  • Risk taker, vocabulary, sentence openers,
  • Knowledgeable spelling book, learning wall, maths, connected learning, blog
  • Home learning…complete, 20 mins, quiet, best of my ability
  • Open minded, sitting girl/boy, Polite, ECA
  • Thinker, ask questions, active learning.
  • Communicator, paired work, group tasks, speaking to the class.
  • Reflective, PMI my work, choose what I am best at, look at a task, what could I do better?
  • Caring, help, monitor job, family
  • Balanced, h/w completed well, fun, ECA and reading.
  • Independent learner? ACTIVE.

 

 

 

Our class target!
Will Mrs M do a handstand?!

Monitors, we are responsible

We are growing in confidence and speaking to the class.

We are trying not to read power points but to ask questions and explain.

We are active learners. We want to learn and we are curious and independent :)

We had a WIZARD challenge this morning

We co-operated and everyone could share their ideas

It was tough and got our brains in gear

 

 

THE LIBRARY!

Choose a book that is the right fit.

Not too big and not too small!

We chose a balanced selection

We perused

We found our favourite authors

And took risks and tried new authors

We searched and reserved

We enjoyed

We are very lucky! There is something for everyone! Anyone going back at breaktime?
Bring your reading book to guided reading on WEDNESDAY and make sure your reading log is up to date.

 

Did you wonder and think were you curious?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ALREADY?

What do you think?

Did you agree?

Were you persausive?

Working together on the true or false statements

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

You remember the sign language?

 
In preparation for Roald Dahl day

The Twits

byRoald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

How do you outwit a Twit?
Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything -- except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough.
They don't just want out, they want revenge.

THE BIG BANG!
The more pumps the higher it flew!
Did you predict how high?

Hope you enjoyed our Big Bang today!

To start our Out of the World theme we will be learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon, and the relationships between them. Follow this link to watch and play an interactive videos clip about the orbits.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/play.shtml

Try the quiz.

This is also cool.

http://www.earthsunmoon.co.uk/

Read the information here about why we have seasons.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/seasons.htm

We will be making Earth, Sun and Moon models. They will look like this. Hopefully!
 

Home Learning Wednesday 28th August

Due on Friday

In your general work books make notes (you could also use diagrams) to explain the two learning questions below:

Can I explain why we have day and night?

EXTENSION: Can I explain why we have seasons?

Getting ready

Aerodynamic?

Why did Mr Ben need to pump?

What forces were in action?

Watch it fly!

Who caught it?

Yoikes winner!

KS2 Assembly

Holly Steel!

Commitment

Perseverence

Determination

What did we learn?

Do the teachers need to persevere?

LIBRARY COMPETITION...Will you enter?

Be commited, be brave

TAKE A RISK!

 

MULTIPLICATION LEARNING FOR THE 5M MATHS GROUP During our focus session.
Group 1 with clme
Group 2 Mental maths
Group 3 Online tables practice.
Fridays circus will rotes so you will have 20 minutes on each station.
SING-A-LONG!

 

http://www.myschoolhouse.com/courses/O/1/69.asp 

 

 Cooperation, discussion,taking turns, planning!

Successful?

scale, labelled, creative?

YOU DECIDE :)

 

I loved how you reflected on them during the gallery, congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS!
It was quite a unanimous vote
I am MOST proud to announce that Sophie and Aiden are our student council representatives.
WOW! You presented persuasive reasons this morning on why YOU would be great reps for our class.
You spoke confidently , clearly and with genuine determination.
I know you will enjoy it and will be great communicators!
Your first meeting is at 12. 30 in Miss Keri's room


Comment By Midori 

I like the videos and I wish we could do more next time!!!

Published on Monday, August 26, 2013
Comment By Krishay 

Mrs measures i really liked space video
it was really cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Monday, August 26, 2013
Comment By Aarav 

The video was so cool,
I especially like the sentences people wrote because it tells us what are going to achieve at the end of the year.
This was a great start to the 2nd year of this wonderful school

Published on Monday, August 26, 2013
Comment By Mrs M 

You are not sure what a precise (exact) noun is?
READ ON!
Look in a dictionary

BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER!

Precise nouns are clearly expressed of defined persons, places, things, or ideas. An example of a precise noun is using dog instead of animal, collie instead of dog, border collie

What is the precise noun for pet?

Some precise nouns for 'pet' are goldfish, parrot, canary, dog, poodle, beagle, cat, angora, Siamese, etc.

Precise nouns pinpoint nouns....mountains = Himalaya

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Comment By karoline 

i wish we could learn about space the hole year!!!

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Comment By Aiden 

I liked the BIG BANG!!! That thing went up like a rocket!!!

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Comment By sophie 

I liked the big bang its ashame its over

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Comment By Midori 

I liked the big bang it was cool and I wished we did 50!!!

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Comment By Matt 5B 

TIME TABLE CHALLENGE

In the 10 times table i got my score up to 24!!!!!

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013
Comment By Emily Chaplin 

Thank you guys for voting for me

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013
Comment By Midori 

I thought going to the bathroom in space was hard!!!

Published on Sunday, September 01, 2013
Comment By Lena  

i like the out of this world theme so much that i want to do it for the hole entire year so i know alot about space, cause it is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love it



SPACE!!

Published on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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