03.07.20- Visit the moon!
First of all today I would like you to research the moon. watch the video, read the information in the attached document, and follow the link.
Activities- choose one or two.
1- Create a tourist brochure for SpaceX advertising trips to the moon. Your brochure should include titles, pictures, information and persuasive language.
2- Write a poem about the moon. Read the attached poem "6 ways to look at the moon". This poem uses metaphors to describe the moon. Create your own poem using 6 of your own metaphors to describe the moon.
3- Create a fact file about the moon for younger children. Include titles, information, pictures and a glossary for any technical vocabulary.
4 -Answer the questions in the comprehension.
03.07.20- Lunar theme park
For this task you will be planning a Lunar Theme Park. You will need to follow the instructions in the attached documents to see how many rides and facilities you can afford within your budget.
The first document You have a budget of £1000, so you are working with smaller numbers.
The second you have a budget of £5000
The third you have a budget of £50 000
Follow the instructions carefully, any questions- please ask.
26.6.20- Summer Solstice
Last weekend it was Summer Solstice in the Northern hemisphere. This means that it is the longest day of the year. Today I would like you to do some research and information writing all about summer solstice. You can do this on paper or digitally.
You could include sections on: What it is? When it is? Why it happens? What happens in the arctic? How it is celebrated? What happens at Stonehenge?
You could use the websites below to start your research.
I have also attached a comprehension that you could use to start your research.
26.6.20- Day lengths- numeracy task
I suggest that you do this activity after your literacy task on summer solstice as it will be more meaningful.
In this activity you will be calculating the lengths of days in different cities around the world.
On the first page I have given you a table with rounded times, on the second page I have given you the actual times (these will be trickier).
Choose whether you want to work with the rounded times or the actual times. Calculate the lengths of the day, then answer the questions.
26.6.20- Build your own Stonehenge
After learning all about Summer Solstice and how it is celebrated, why not follow the instructions to create your own model of Stonehenge.
Friday 19th June- Space in the news
Space is a fantastic subject because there is still so much that we don’t know. Organisations like the ESA (European Space Agency), NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and SpaceX are creating new technologies and conducting scientific research all the time to learn more about our universe.
Because of this, it is regularly in the news. Today I have attached a range of recent news articles all to do with space.
Over the next few days, try to read them all. You could discuss some of the recent developments and missions with your friends and family.
I would like you to answer the attached questions on at least 2.
Friday 19th June- More Planetary Maths
I have attached 2 planetary maths tasks. Both on maths topics that we have covered recently.
Task 1- rounding. You must round each of the numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 ( see tables ). Note there are three levels here, but each level is repeated on the sheet. This is just to save paper if they are printed.
Task 2- coordinates. This task asks you to use coordinates to sketch a star constellation and give it a name. You can then create your own.
A constellation is a pattern of stars in the sky. If you haven't heard of one before do a little research as an extra. If you have seen Moana, they talk about the constellation "Maui's hook". In Britain we generally know this as "The big dipper", or "The plough". When plotting your constellation it could form the shape or outline of anything you like.
Please complete at least 1 task from each. I think a good aim would be to complete 2 from each.
Friday 19th June- Design (and make) a spacecraft
Please find instructions and design criteria on attached sheets.
Thursday 18th June- First day on the ISS
Please find all information in the document below :)
Thursday 18th June- Snapshots of Las Vegas
Astronauts have been taking photographs of the Earth from space for over 50 years.
Earth observation scientists use satellite images to monitor changes in the Earth.
These activities allow you to see how scientists use satellite imagery to give a unique perspective and monitor environmental processes and change.
Have a look at the power point first, then open up the attached images document and the activity sheet.
Please ask if you need any extra support with any of this :)
Ocean Science-Ocean cleaning inventions!-Thursday 11th June
Morning everyone! I've had a really interesting day researching the latest inventions to clean plastic up from the oceans. Something I am very passionate about being a diver and general lover of the sea and all that lives inside it.
You must do AT LEAST 2 activities please!!! Your choice which ones to do today but it would be great if you could complete up to 4 by next Monday :)
Activity 1 I've put on the links to 3 different inventions for you to watch and I would like to draw and listen carefully to each video clip whilst making notes on each. A) Seabin b) Water wheel c) The Interceptor (this one sounds cool eh?!) Then present each one with how it works-what it is good for-why it was needed-how its going to improve the ocean.Then I'd like you to rate each one 1-3.1 being the best. Which one is the best AND WHY.Think about effectiveness, cost, sustainability(is it durable in the water?), is it energy efficient and include all those details in your appraisal of each invention.Make notes in your books.
Activity 2 You have now chosen the invention you think is the best.Now I want you to sell it to the governments of different countries.Why should they use your invention?What are the benefits?How effective is it?How long will it take to clean each part of the marina or each part of the ocean?Does it stay on the surface?If no,going beneath the surface will also really help.Most importantly,is the marine life protected while it does its job?You may need to research that bit! Record it as a letter or a poster or a leaflet.You can use the PC for this.
Activity 3 Got any good ideas??Think about the ocean layers?Invent your own plastic invention to clean up the ocean.Research where in the world plastic pollution is the worst,then think about what kind of design you could need.You can improve the ones you've seen maybe?Be creative!You may be responsible for the next amazing invention!Imagine that!!!!Please draw it,label it and explain how your amazing invention works.I know lots of you will be really good at this one.
Activity 4 Read through the power point on Layers of the Ocean and complete the activity sheets on the marine life you can find in each layer.Enjoy learning about these creatures and where they live.There are 1,2 and 3 stars of difficulty on this one.
Activity 5 Choose the layer which is the most interesting to you...pick a fish from there and do a detailed factfile on itwith drawings and labels. There's a link to a BBC page on Ocean dive 11,000m so you can see what lives deep down.I'm sure you could find a clip on Blue Planet 2 about ocean plastic and deep sea creatures :)Ask a grown up for help on this one.
Friday 15th May - Moon Landing Newspaper report
If you can watch the video on Youtube first then write a newspaper report about the first moon landing. I have attached 2 templates one with starter sentences on and one without, you may do either one!! Have fun!! Remember to add some direct speech in your report and try and make it sound exciting!!
Friday 15th May- Planetary Maths
Watch the video to refresh your memory on negative numbers then complete the worksheets. Worksheet number 1 is 'Finding differences between positive and negative numbers' and worksheet 2 is a task that requires you to order positive and negative numbers.
14.5.20- Alien averages
Use the data skills you have been practising to help the ESA (European Space Agency) to analyse these aliens.
For some calculations today you may need a calculator. I suggest you have a go first, then use a calculator if you need it. You are still practising finding the mean average.
14.5.20- Space Timeline
Read through the slides carefully- any questions please ask :)
You can present your work in your books, or using Google slides.
This website might be very useful;
7.5.20- Biography of an astronaut
I have attached some information about three astronauts below.
I would like you to use this information, as well as your own research to write a biography about an astronaut.
The three astronauts I have suggested are;
Major Time Peake- First British ESA (Eurpoean Space Agency) astronaut to travel in space.
Helen Sharman- The first ever British astronaut.
Neil Armstrong- The first person to walk on the moon.
(You could also choose your own)
Read through the information and make notes.
Then write up your information into a biography using docs. Include an introduction and paragraphs for different sections of their lives (childhood/ family, education, time in space etc.)
OR- Create a biographical presentation using slides. Include an introductory slide, followed by slides for different sections of their lives (childhood/ family, education, time in space etc.).
OR- If you would prefer, you could answer the questions on the astronauts. If you choose this option, please aim to do at least 2 of the astronauts.
You could submit your biographies here, but it would be great to see some in the stream today. That way other children can see what you've done and learn about your astronaut.
7.5.20- Major Tim Peake Maths challenge
On December 15, 2015, Major Tim Peake became the first British ESA astronaut to travel in space when his mission was launched on Soyuz TMA-19M. He spent 6 months on the International Space Station (ISS).
I have attached a maths challenge in which you will find 16 amazing number facts about this voyage.
Please read the instructions VERY carefully.
Please only open the second document once you have finished- otherwise you will spoil it for yourselves a little.
If you need any support, please ask :)
Solar system extras
Below are some extra activities for you to try if you have finished your factfile and maths problems.
Solar system Factfile
This term we will be studying the topic of Space.This should bring some welcome variety to our maths and literacy activities :) Over the next 2 days, we would like you to create a Solar System fact file.
We suggest you do this using Google Slides, or in your book if you would rather do it that way. You choose. Please add images or your own drawings.
There are 8 planets in the solar system, as well as the sun, and the dwarf planets.
Aim to complete at least one whole slide per planet. You could aim for 2 slides of information per planet if you want to push yourself.
Start with the sun, and then the planets (in order of how close they are to the sun)
Check out this BBC Bitesize lesson to help you learn the order.
Remember to include:
We have attached some information to get you started, but use the internet for your own research as well. Please write the information in your own words, rather than copying.
Solar system Maths problems
Follow the link.
You will find 5 pages of space themed maths problems for you to try over the next 2 days.
Complete these in any order you wish.
If you get stuck or need any help on a particular section, remember to ask.