From Mr Tatam
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 handdDrawn….
Mr Andrew Tatam
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Next week we will start some storytelling learning using the story of Mai Liang as a starting point. For your home learning tonight read the story (two or three times). http://www.patana.ac.th/UploadCentre/Staff/BEHA/Ma_Liang_story_for_story_S_HB_version.docx
In your red home learning books please do these things…
- List five powerful verbs that you find in the text.
- List the all the things that Mai Liang creates with her brush.
Answer these two questions…..
- What would you create for yourself if you had a magic paintbrush? Why?
- What would you create to help others if you had a magic paint brush? Why?
Can I vary my sentence openers?
This will add interest and meaning to your writing. You will also practise using commas correctly.
Today I would like you to carry on my retell of Ma Liang, aiming to use a variety of different sentence openers. Studiously, try to use adverbs, verbs and connectives. You will need to start some sentences with other types of words and this is OK! Write your retell in Word, and then post it as a comment at the end of this blog. Remember, your aim is to vary your sentence openers, not necessarily to retell the whole story.
This is your starter.
Turning to a new page, she remembered what the old man had said to her. After a moment’s thought, she went outside looking to do good…
THE SIZE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM (To Scale)
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 on a length of toilet roll in the right order from the sun. Use one sheet of toliet roll to label your planets.
Did we use the same fruits and vegetables?
The distances between the planets are VERY, VERY LARGE. In your group take one toliet roll. The distance between The Sun and Neptune is 150 sheets (to scale). Lay out this length.
Where do you think the other seven planets go? Place the planets where you think they go. Here are the real distances (to scale):
Sun (start of toliet roll)
Mercury (bead) +2 sheets
Venus (marble) +1.5
Earth (marble) +1.5
Mars (small green thing) +2.5
In between Mars and Jupiter add some sand - this is the asteroid belt.
Jupiter (guava) +18.5
Saturn (apple) +21.5
Uranus (manow) +48
Neptune (manow) +54.5
How close were your first attempts to the real (to scale) distances?
So there we have a scale model of The Solar System. Or do we? Is it completely accurate? Watch Bill Nye, The Science Guy, and see if you can spot where our model goes wrong.
Surely we can't make a scale model, accurate to size and distance, of the Solar System? Or can we? Patana's a pretty big scool....
Mercury (sesame seed) 10m from the sun
Venus (peppercorn) 19m from the sun
Earth (peppercorn) 26m
Mars (barley) 40m
Sand for the asteroid belt inbetween Mars and Jupiter
Jupiter (grape) 135m
Saturn (pea) 247m
Uranus (bead) 496m
Neptune (bead) 777m