Swimming gala, maths investigations and publishing articles
Maths H/L tonight,
don't cry....sorry but NO Literacy or Connected Learning H/L this week.
AND Please don't come to school on Thursday ;)
I was so proud of you at our swimming gala,
We came a very respectable 4th and had a lot of fun.
I’ve always been a fan of science activities that you can eat. It’s almost as if Oreo cookies were made for phases of the moon lessons, and it’s a great way to see how well you can match a moon phase name with a moon phase appearance.
You will need:
- An Oreo cookie for each student
- A piece of paper with a moon phase written on it for each student (I will omit “Full moon” – that’s just too easy)
- A popsicle stick or other tool for scraping the frosting (tongues?)
What to do:
- I will demonstrate the proper way to slowly twist an Oreo to maximize the amount of frosting on one side when you separate the halves, (practice yourself, it can be tricky)
- Give each student a cookie and have them twist the halves open. Hopefully most will the frosting will be on one side or the other. They can always transfer frosting if needed.
- Have the student retrieve their moon phases while you hand out the craft sticks.
- Recreate the given phase in frosting!
We will take photos!
Can You have fun, learn and deepen your understanding all at the same time?
AND eat oreos?
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR ROUND 2?
We will test YOUR investigations tomorrow!
On reflection we have learnt that 4 people are needed!
1 to hold 2 metre rulers
1 to hold the bottle
1 to pull the geyser
1 to record the results
We shared our learning with Year 3
They were impressed and were curious
we were knowledgeable and explained our learning to them
it was good to communicate
we showed them models
we played top trumps
we explained night and day, seasons and phases of the moon
they liked our booklets
Even the teachers were impressed
You were organised and principled
You were awesome communicators
Have you printed yours?
We tasted astronaut ice cream
Some of us liked it
it was a little like warm airless ice cream
Why wasn't it a liquid?
It is tweeted and we saved some for
Aiden and Sam :)
Don't come to school tomorrow!
Data handling, Mentos explosions and Basketball journalism
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.
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.
@ the 50m Pool
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….
Mr Andrew Tatam
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?
We studied the apparatus, how does it work?
A pin, a hole, screw and loading bay
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?
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!
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
Did some sculpture and barn dancing
And ate a lot of nice snacks
Come to our concert on Saturday
Journalism, Aquathlons, measuring and TIGERS!
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.
- 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
- 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?
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
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.
We appreciate learning!
Have you contributed?
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 !
All for a great cause
"You look old Mrs M," thanks! GRRR
Marmite and chocolate?
Cheese and marmalade?
Which combination did you make?
Cheese and a lot of marmite!
Polyhedrons, Polygons, Cosmic scales AND newspapers!
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)
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.
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)
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
Caption and photograph
Headline and stand first
Quote or tweet?
WE LOVE NEWSPAPERS!
(Newspaper is a compound word! News and paper!)
These are some of the features
- third person
- past tense
- 5Ws in the
- lead paragraph/sentence
- time connectives
What was this article about?
Who is in the photo?!
These sites are brilliant click NOW!!
Everyone loves a great newspaper article
Links to Newsround stories
Goldfish flushed down the loo
Bolt wins 100m
Bolt wins 200m
Black Eyed Peas
World record fireworks attempt
School uniforms too expensive
Hot dog eating record
Ice cream eating record
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?
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)
parallelogram (squashed rectangle)
CONSOLIDATE YOUR ANGLES (not Angels)
Be an inquirer and practice your
knowledge of polygons and polyhedrons
with this click on presentation.
BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER
I LOVE it!
What are all 4 sided shapes called?
What are the differences between the three triangles?
How are regular shapes different from irregular shapes?
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.
In maths today we will have fun creating our polyhedrons with plasticine and toothpicks AND form the faces with bubbles!
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
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?
What would the next in the sequence be?
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?
Coordinates (Along the corridor, Up the stairs)
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!)
Very small to very big....
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.
Eratosthenes, Iron men, compound and complex sentences!
Good golly what a week!
Remember to register with Mrs M if you are in Intervention classes or late!
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!
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
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?
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 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.
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!
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.
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
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. .
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!
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
Goldfish flushed down the loo
Bolt wins 100m
Bolt wins 200m
Black Eyed Peas
World record fireworks attempt
School uniforms too expensive
Hot dog eating record
Ice cream eating record
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.
Writing creation myths, building orreries and Roald Dahl Day!
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!
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 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?
Our spelling session today focused on
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.
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!
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
Try and find homophones for some of these words.
If you have time consolidate your learning!
SHARING GORGEOUS WRITING!
Can I explain why the sun moves in the sky?
I thought it was still!
Can I explain why I can see the moon? I thought it didn't give out light!
Can I use itime to answer questions?
Can I use my itime to explain concepts
Can I explain the seasons?
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
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.)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Books, a compass and a matrix.
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!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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! Blended tone?
Well done Molly ;)
LITERACY HOME LEARNING
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.
Any editing required?
LOOK AT THE PHOTOS FOR INSPIRATION!
Even though the galaxy....
Gracefully, the moons....
Desolate and lonely......
probe, red dwarf, red giant....
Cloud, craters, moon, sun
Because the sun....
twinkle, sparkle, majestic.
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
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.
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??
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!
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!
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?
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
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?
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?
We discussed the idea.
The bigger the asteroid, the bigger the crater?
As a team we thought HOW
We made it fair
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?
We hope you felt proud, admired and respected
YOU ACHIEVED THE CLASS TARGET
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.