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We hope you are feeling ready for another week of learning.
English - Writing
Continuing on our theme of technology, have a look at the picture and read the text below.
When you have read the text, have a think about and answer these questions.
•What do you think about the Zepper 2016? Could you see something like this being used in our skies?
•Is the Zepper 2016 better or worse than the transport we already have?
•What do you think the positives and negatives of the Zepper 2016 are?
READ ALL ABOUT IT: Genius Inventor Discovers New Way To Travel!
A new and innovative way to travel has this very week been invented by London based inventor, Samuel Diggle. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s the magnificent eco-friendly flying machine ‘Zepper 2016’!
For years, scientists and inventors have been striving to ‘scratch’ the current global ‘itch’ that is sustainable and eco-friendly energy. This could finally be it! Diggle’s new creation is not only cheap to construct, but relies solely upon natural energy sources! When interviewed yesterday morning on national television, Diggle delightedly spoke of his invention: “I believe I really am the most extraordinary man on the planet! My invention will change the way people travel, and change the way the world works. Sustainable energy, reduced carbon emissions and cleaner travel! I’m very proud of myself, and certainly can’t wait to see people using the Zepper 2016 in their everyday lives!”
Time will tell whether Diggle’s self-proclaimed brilliance is indeed brilliant, or whether it is, in fact, a load of ‘hot air’!
English - Reading
Did you like the ending of The Wyrmstooth Crown?
This week we're going to read another book about dragons. The author Cressida Cowell has filmed herself reading her book How to Train a Dragon. Some of you may have read the book before but sometimes it's enjoyable to read a book again, especially if someone else reads it to us!
Each day there'll be a link to a video of her reading the next chapter as well as a task related to the book.
Today there are two videos, one where Cressida introduces herself and then her reading Chapter 1.
Create a character profile of Hiccup, from today’s reading.
What do you know about his appearance and his personality? You could draw your own picture of him if you want to.
Last week we learnt about triangles, this week we are going to learn about quadrilaterals (any shape with 4 straight sides) but before we do that we need to make sure we understand some of the vocabulary.
Today, we are going to learn two key words, parallel and perpendicular. Parallel means two lines that run alongside each other but will never meet. Perpendicular means two lines that meet and make a right angle. (See some of last week’s learning is useful this week too!)
The pictures below should help you better visualise what these words mean.
Complete the sentences:
Straight lines that never meet and stay the same distance apart are called __________________ lines.
Straight lines which meet at a right angle are called __________________ lines.
CHALLENGE: Draw a picture of a house which has at least three pairs of parallel lines and three pairs of perpendicular lines.
We're going to learn about pitch today. Pitch is when a sound is high or low. It is very important to remember that pitch is different to volume.
Have a look at this page to better understand what pitch means.
Think about the different sounds you can find around your house. Put them in a table like the one below.
To help you think about where the sounds go have a think about these questions.
Are they loud or quiet? Are they high pitched (like a mouse or a violin) or low pitched (like the deep sound of an elephant or a cello)?
We miss you all and hope you're doing well.
Ruth and Emily