Good Morning Year 5!
Welcome back to our virtual classroom. I have missed you all loads. I hope you liked the staff video messages. If you have any of your own send them to me with the school email address. I really hope you enjoyed your Easter break and you are ready to get stuck into our new term. I have lot's of great learning planned! Don't forget that you can keep accessing any of the online sessions we enjoyed over the holiday and give yourself breaks in your school day for exercise, drawing, dancing, cooking and reading etc. All those sessions are good for mind and body. It is important to remember that we are back at school now so your school days should be spent doing appropriate things.
This half term our new topic is Eco-Warriors! This topic is all about the environment, climate change and how humans are changing the Earth with their behaviour. It is a very exciting topic and hopefully will set you all on a path to changing the world for the better.
Our learning today
Lo: to identify meanings of key words
This half term we will be studying an article written about some of the issues caused by human behaviour. As usual our first literacy session of a half term will be looking into new language. Here is a list of new words/phrases that will appear in this article:
Consume, fragments, entangled, stranded, non-biodegradable, debris, degrade, emaciated, severe, volume, quantities, shallow, discover, globally, ingest, increase, blubber, malnourished, zoologist, emerging economies.
Can you use a dictionary (if you have one) or an online dictionary to look up the meanings of these words. Please write them up in your work book.
Lo: to calculate perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes
Let's start with some CLIC:
2739 ÷ 13
253 x 662
43,335,615 + 25,571,901
67,573,591 - 62,983,793
This week our new topic for maths is area and perimeter. Today we are going to start off with perimeter. So what is perimeter and how do we find the perimeter of a shape?
So to find the perimeter of a shape, you must add up the measurements of all the sides of the shape. This total will give you the perimeter of the shape.
Have a look at this simple example...
To find the perimeter of this shape, you have to add 12cm+12cm+9cm+9cm.
So the perimeter of this shape is 42cm.
Some shapes are made up of more than one shape. How might we work out the perimeter of a shape like this?
First of all we need to find the length of the missing pieces. Let's start with 'a'.
Can you see that the length of the longest line is 10cm? Now look directly below and you can see at the bottom there is 6cm in length.
So to find 'a', we need to subtract 10cm and 6cm to see what is left over.
10 - 6 = 4. So 'a' must be 4cm.
To find 'b'. We have to look at the longest width. This is 6cm.
If we look across we can see 4cm. So we have to subtract 6cm and 4cm.
6 - 4 = 2. So 'b' must be 2cm.
Now we just need to add all our measurements up. 4 + 10 + 6 + 6 + 2 + 4 = 32
So the perimeter of this composite rectilinear shape is 32 cm.
Today I would like you to work out the perimeter of at least three of these composite rectilinear shapes. Please use a growth mindset and try your best. Some of these are very challenging so please start with shapes that you feel most comfortable with and build your level of challenge up. You may wish to start with the shapes that have no missing pieces. This will help you get confident with finding the perimeter.
Here are your challenges for today. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: to think about the threats to our world
Watch this video and have a think about how it makes you feel.
I would like you make a brain storm for our new topic 'Eco-Warriors'.
What is an eco-warrior?
What does it mean?
What do you know?
What do you want to know?
What are the current threats to our world?
What can we do to help?
What questions do you have?
You can do this as a brainstorm in your work book or use the 2connect app on your 2do list on Purple Mash.
I leave you with my Quote and Person of the Week. I chose this quote because none of us are in our comfort zones at the moment but it is important to remember that so many great things could come from this crisis if we fight for them. I chose Florence Nightingale because she chose to leave her country and look after sick people during a huge dangerous crisis and for me she represents all those health care workers risking their lives to support us at this time. Let me know what you think on Purple Mash.
Have a great day guys. Theo :)