Kali Mera Year 5!
I hope you are all ready for another week of home learning. I just want you all to remember that I am always here to support you. You can contact me on Purple Mash anytime and ask me anything. I will reply as soon as possible except at night, you will have to wait till the morning for my reply. When Louise or I call, please be honest and truthful with us. It is better to tell us that you are finding something hard so that we can help you. Be brave with your learning, even if you do find it hard. Again, I will be so much more proud that you had a go and got it wrong then if you gave up. Remember in Year 5, we use a growth mindset and we are brave learners. You have all been amazing during this crisis, I am so proud of every one of you. Keep it up guys :)
Special mention this morning to Ahmed. He sent in his predictions for literacy on Friday. He used the director's clues and the evidence from the film to help. Well done :)
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Our Learning Today
Lo:to plan a letter
On Friday you made some predictions about Baboon's past and why he is lives on the moon. Today we are going to explore one of those predictions.
When Baboon lived on Earth, we know that he came from Mali in Africa from the evidence we have seen. One day, he was kidnapped by NASA to work for them on the Moon. In real life, baboons often live in tropical forests. Baboon in our story, had pictures on his wall of jungles and he also had pictures of his family. So today I want you to imagine the day he was kidnapped from his home. We are going to use these predictions to write a letter home to his family.
Today we are going to plan our letter home. So in your books, I would like you use these questions as sub-headings and plan out your letter home to the family. When you write the letter, it will be first person, so you will be baboon. You will need to be emotive and use show not tell. You will also need all the organisational devices for a letter (dear, address, date, yours sincerely).
Where were you and what were you doing before you were kidnapped?
Who took you and where did they take you?
How did you feel when you were taken?
What do you miss about your life on Earth?
Lo: to interpret data on bar charts
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
12,450,234 + 7,356,568
9,630,613 - 161,335
389 x 713
9734 ÷ 59
Our new maths topic this week is called statistics. Statistics means to collect and analyse numerical data. Numerical means numbers. So number data. We will look at examples to understand this. Today we are going to focus on the data that is in bar charts. Then we are going to analyse that data to understand what they are showing us.
Have a look at this bar chart:
Let's take a quick look at the features of a bar chart.
All bar charts have 2 axes. A vertical axis shows the numerical data on a numbered scale going up. So how much of something has been measured. Can you see this chart shows height?
A horizontal axis along the bottom. This shows who or what has taken part and the bars are labelled. Can you see that we have children's names in this chart?
The axes are labelled so that we know what information is being shown.
Let's analyse some of it's numerical data together:
This chart shows us the heights of the children in a class.
Who is the tallest child in the class? How tall are they?
I can see that the bigger the bar means the taller the child. If I look along the chart, I can see that Rachel has the tallest bar so she must be the tallest child.
If I look at the top of her bar and check the vertical axis, I can see that her bar is at 140. This means she is 140 cm tall.
Let's look at a different bar chart:
Let's quickly find out what it is showing us. This chart has a title at the top. It shows us how much fruit is sold in a shop.
Which is the least popular fruit? How many did they sell?
I know that the smaller the bar means the less sales so less popular the fruit. If I look along the bar chart, I can see that pears have the smallest bar. So pears must be the least popular.
If I look at the top of the pear bar and check the vertical axis, I can see that it is in the middle between 20 and 30. This means there must have been 25 pears sold.
Ok now it is your turn. Here are two bar charts and a set of questions for each. Look at the charts. Analyse the data and answer my questions in your book.
1. What information does this bar chart show?
2. Which was the most popular flavour?
3. How many pupils chose cheese and onion?
4. Which flavour got 2 votes?
Can you write 2 more questions for this bar chart.
1. What is this bar chart showing us?
2. Which pet did the least children have?
3. How many children had rabbits?
4. 9 children had which pet?
Can you write 2 more questions for this bar chart.
Here are you challenges for today. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: to sequence events
Humans always looked up at space and theorised about what was up there. They have wanted to travel there for thousands of years. Why do you think they didn’t?
Space travel began as a race between the worlds two most powerful countries in the 1950s. Russia (USSR) and USA. For many years they saw it as vital to reach space first and to have control over space. Why do you think this was?
Today we are going to look back at some of the key events in the history of space travel. The very first object to reach space was a rocket sent up by the American military in 1946. It took over 10 years for anything else to reach space. But in the late 1950s USSR (Russia) began to make huge discoveries and in 1957 they managed to send up a satellite called Sputnik and a dog called Laika. This was the start of the space race between Russia and USA.
USA did manage to send a satellite up by 1959 that took the first ever photo of the Earth. As the years progressed Russia made even bigger discoveries and by 1961 they sent up the first man to space, his name was Yuri Gagarin. They also landed on the moon first too with Luna 10. There were no humans inside though. It was not safe yet.
The Russians continued to win the space race during the 1960s, also sending up the first women into space. Her name is Valentina Tereshkova. But by the end on the 1960s the Americans had caught Russia up and in 1969, humans landed and walked on the Moon. The first man to walk on the moon was called Neil Armstrong.
Since the 1960s, Americans landed on the moon a few more times and humans now visit space very regularly to live on the International Space Station. Many other countries including India, China and Japan have been to space. We have millions of satellites orbiting the Earth and they all do important jobs for us on Earth. Our satellites have been sent to all our planets and some have now travelled outside of our solar system. America hopes to land humans on Mars in the next decade, there are plans for people to live on the Moon or Mars and one day we may invent a rocket that could take us outside of our own galaxy. Humans are still very much at the start of our space travel journey.
Here are a set of important moments in space travel history. They are not in order. Can you make a timeline across a double page in your book and place these important dates on it. Draw pictures for the dates you think are the most important.
Have a great day! Theo :)