This half term we will be investigating water.
We will be thinking about:
Water is something that most of us take for granted, we turn on the tap and there it is but that sparking, crystal clear glass of water makes incredible journeys and has most likely passed through several living things before you consume it! Let's investigate!
This week we would like to to think about all of the ways you and your family use water. Make a list and watch out for ways that you might not normally even think about.
Keep a diary using the paper or excel spreadsheet for water usage in your household. Do this for your personal use and your family's water use.
Hold a family meeting to discuss how your family could cut down on how much water you all use unnecessarily.
Design a poster to show all of this information for us to publish on the website!
English summer 2 week 1
This week in English we are focussing on adverbials, looking out for them and then using them in poetry. Don’t panic! - the pdfs have a page of ‘revision cards’ which will remind the children (and home teachers too!) what adverbials are, and how to use fronted adverbials.
On Day 1 the children revise adverbials, read a poem and practise using fronted adverbials. They read 4 more poems and choose their favourite. Please encourage them to read the poems out loud with expression and intonation. You could join in by choosing your favourite too.
Day 2 the children read a different poem and practise writing sentences with fronted adverbials. There are sheets with examples to help with this.
On Day 3 the children find a favourite poem to match a month of the year. There is an example of a poetry website to use or use books if you have them. They then write out part or all of the poem carefully before trying to learn it off by heart. They could also try writing their own poem in the style of their favourite.
We hope you enjoy this week’s English learning!
This week we would like the children to revise their formal multiplication and division skills. It is really important to make sure that they use place value knowledge to make sure that digits are placed in the correct columns.
Monday: Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 1
Wednesday: Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 2
Friday: Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 3
This unit introduces the concept of states of matter. Children will learn the characteristic properties of solids, liquids and gases, first through physically exploring typical materials and then by classifying examples, such as powders and very viscous liquids, which are harder to classify. Using first-hand experience and secondary sources they will learn about changes of state and begin to understand freezing and boiling points as identifying characteristics of a material. They will learn the names of some common gases. They will have the opportunity to explore the expansion of liquids and gases when they are heated, using this to make a simple thermometer and explain how it works. They will also learn about the water cycle, modelling it in different ways and further developing their understanding of changes of state. (Please read our notes for parents before starting this unit)
This week children will be investigating and describing the differences between solids, liquids and gases.
This week we’re investigating the artist David Hockney, who is well known for his paintings and collages of water – especially swimming pools.
We would like you to get active again for one of your extra tasks this week…
We have given you a choice again this week, either dance or hockey.