Bonjour Year 5!
Hope you all had a great weekend and you are ready for our new week of learning. I know it was a bit frustrating that the sunny weather went away but I am sure everyone needed to be cooled down a bit too. Especially at night time! Don't forget to log into Purple Mash to share what makes you feel happy and to hand in your graph work from last week.
Special mention this morning to everyone that shared what makes them happy on our Purple Mash blog. And Alima for sending in her ideas for Baboon's thoughts and feelings. She has used the directors clues and the images to help her think about what he is thinking when he starts to cry. Well done everyone :)
Please keep sending me in your favourite work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Learning Today
Lo: to plan a narrative
We have now watched most of the film and we should have lots of ideas and information in our heads about Baboon and his life on the moon. This week we are going to plan and write a short narrative about Baboon's life. A narrative is a story. The story we are going to write will have three main sections: his past, his present and his future. Some of these things we know and for some we will have to use our imagination.
This story will be written in first person. So you will be telling the story as Baboon. You will need to speak to the reader and use lots of show not tell. Your success criteria will include all the important things we have learnt this year. I would like to see examples of semi-colons, relative clauses and fronted adverbials. You can write a success criteria in a box on your page. Try to be brave and include things that will challenge you but also make your work extra special.
Today we are going to plan about his past. In your books I would like you write the sub-heading: His Past.
This story will begin on the day he was kidnapped by NASA and taken to the moon.
I would like you to plan this section using some of these questions to help.
Where did Baboon live?
What was life like?
What was Baboon doing before he was kidnapped?
How was he abducted?
How did he feel?
Where they take him?
How did they send him to the moon?
Lo: to interpret data on a line graph
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
783,593 + 637,836
374,842 - 185,462
452 x 216
982 ÷ 6
Last week we looked at a variety of different graphs and worked out how to understand their data. This week we will be looking at one type of graph. Line graphs. So what is a line graph?
A line graph is used to display information which changes over time. It is plotted on a graph as a series of points joined with straight lines.
Let's have a look at a line graph and unpick what it is showing us.
Look at the line graph above. First we have to understand what it is showing us. This line graph shows us the amount a sunflower grew over a month. Can you see that it has two axes? The X axis along the bottom has some dates. The Y axis has a scale of heights in centimetres. When we make a line graph we plot measurements and then connect the dots with a line. This will show us how much something has changed over time.
Now let's work out how to analyse the data.
I would like you to find the height of this sunflower on Saturday 13th.
First thing you need to do is look for that date along the X axis. When you have found the date, you will have to find the measurement.
Look across to the Y axis and see what height the sunflower was on that date.
I can see that on Saturday 13th the sunflower was 8cm. Am I correct?
Let's try another question.
How much did the sunflower grow between Tuesday 9th and Tuesday 23rd?
First we need to find the heights of the sunflower on those dates. Look along the X axis to find the dates.
On Tuesday 9th the sunflower was 4 cm. On Tuesday 23rd the sunflower was 14 cm.
We can subtract them to find the difference. 14 - 4 = 10.
So between Tues 9th and Tues 23rd the sunflower grew 10cm. Am I correct?
Let's try one more.
What was the height on Thursday 25th? You may have to estimate.
First we find our date on the X axis. I can this that on Thursday 25th the height was between 16cm and 18cm.
I can see that it looks like it is in the middle. So I will estimate that on Thursday 25th, the sunflower was 17cm.
Is my estimate sensible?
Ok it's your turn now. Here are two line graphs and some questions below. Look at the graphs, analyse the data and answer the questions.
What does this line graph show us?
Which day did they sell the most muffins?
Which days did they sell the least muffins?
Estimate how many muffins they sold on Thursday.
Write 2 more questions for this graph.
What does this line graph show?
How far did the Tortoise walk after 5 minutes?
What did you think it was doing between 10 and 15 minutes?
How far did it walk between 20 and 25 minutes?
Write 2 more questions for this graph.
Lo: Can you slow gravity down?
Gravity is a force. This force can be felt on all planets, moons and objects in space. Gravity is an attractional force. This means that gravity pulls you closer depending on how close you are to a heavy object. Earth is a very big object and so it has a strong gravitational pull. This means that we stay stuck to the ground instead of floating off into the sky.
With some power we are able to lift off the ground. If you stand up and jump as high as you can. The power in your leg muscles pushes you away from the ground but gravity pulls you back down. When an aeroplane lifts off, the energy in the engine helps to push it up into the sky and keep it up there.
So we all stay stuck to the Earth on the ground but in space, satellites are too. They stay stuck in the Earth's gravitational pull and they go round and round the Earth in orbit.
On other objects in space the gravity is not as strong. Check out this video of moving on the moon.
Gravity is much weaker on the moon so you can bounce and slightly float as you move around the surface.
Other objects in space are much stronger. The Sun is so big and so strong that its gravity keeps all the planets in our solar system stuck in its orbit. This means all the planets go round and round the sun.
Watch this video of a space capsule with astronauts inside coming back to Earth. Gravity is pulling it back to Earth but it needs a parachute to slow the speed down and cause air resistance, otherwise the capsule would crash and injury the astronauts inside.
Today I want you to try to conduct an experiment with an egg. You will need your parents permission and a few things from around your house. You'll need an egg. Which you can decorate to look like an astronaut. Then you need some materials to protect your egg astronaut in a capsule. Your capsule can be a plastic cup, some cardboard or some bubble wrap. What ever you have. Then you need a plastic bag. This needs to be attached to your capsule. With whatever you have at home. String, tape, wire. Its up to you with what you find. Then you can decorate it and drop it from a high height to see if you slowed down gravity and saved your astronaut. You might need to be creative with your materials but try your best :)
Please make sure you try not to make a mess. The egg will break if you don't protect it and your parents won't be happy if you aren't sensible. Where ever you drop it, put newspaper on the floor so that you don't damage the floor or carpet. Good luck. I hope you slow gravity and save your egg astronaut!
Have a great day! Theo :)