Good Morning Year 5!
Hope you all had great weekends! I spent my weekend with Niko of course. We have been doing lots of running around, as always. He really wants to make sure I stay fit. His favourite new things are playing with toys in water and pretending to do the cooking with his toy pot. He is growing up so fast. I might share a few pictures on Purple Mash this week so that you can see what he has been up to. Please let me know what you have been up to.
Friday's book swap was a great success, thank you to those of you that dropped by to pick a book and kept to all the safety rules. I will let you know when the next one is scheduled.
Special Announcement: This week is going to be a very short one and our weekend is going to be a bit longer than usual. We do not have any school on Thursday or Friday this week. Thursday would have been an election day so the school is closed for the day and Friday is the May day bank holiday. Usually May day is on the first Monday in May but this year it is on the Friday because this weekend will be the 75th Anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. We celebrate this day to remember when World War Two ended in Europe. So we will be having a 4 day weekend this week and I will not be posting on those days to give us all a well earned mini-break.
Finally, don't forget to check the music and assemblies blogs for this weeks instalments. And let Amanda know what adventures you have been having on her Purple Mash Assembly Blog.
Our learning today
Lo: to compare articles
Today we are going to look at a similar story in a different article. We want to see if there are any themes and similarities that we can find. Look at this image below...
What do you think might have happened to this whale?
What do you think the similarities and differences are from the whale in our article?
What might the title of this article be?
I know we have looked at some very sad images over the last few weeks but we have to remember that these are real and human action is causing these things to happen all over the world every day. The only way we can change these things, is to learn about them, find out what the cause is and do everything we can to stop it from happening.
Here is the headline that goes with this image...
What is similar about this article headline with our article?
Is there any vocabulary we recognise?
Can you see a similar theme?
How does it make you feel?
Read this article and write a summary or use bullet point notes to explain what you find out..
Lo: to solve problems involving units of time
Let's start with some CLIC:
2145 ÷ 14
124 x 358
172,483,592 + 11,348,582
56,377,002 - 34,583,823
This weeks new maths topic is time. So today I would like us to start off by exploring the vocabulary that we remember.
Can you make a list in your book with all the words you can think of that relate to time?
Now we are going to look some time conversions. Look carefully and think about how each unit of time is related..
If we look at the conversion, we can see there are 60 seconds in 1 minute. So we have to multiply 60 by 5 to find 5 minutes.
60 x 5 = 300
So there must be 300 seconds in 5 minutes.
Let's try another..
We know that there 60 minutes in 1 hour. So we will have to multiply 60 by 7 to find 7 hours.
60 x 7 = 420
So there must 420 minutes in 7 hours.
Let's try one more...
Ok, so we know there are 60 seconds in 1 minute and there are 60 minutes in 1 hour.
So first of all we need to multiply 60 by 60 to find how many seconds on 1 hour.
60 x 60 = 3600
So there must be 3600 seconds in 1 hour.
Ok so here are some questions for you. Take your time, look back at the conversion table and use your CLIC multiplication to help you solve them.
Here are your challenges. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: to locate countries on a map
Continuing on from our work looking at Wangari Maathai, I wanted us to take a closer look at the continent of Africa. Check these links out and brush up on your knowledge of African countries...
When you feel confident, use this link below to take a quiz and locate the countries on a blank map of Africa. Let me know how you get on..
I will leave you with our quote and person of the week. I chose the quote because this is definitely a time for people to think outside the box and find new creative ways to solve problems but you really have to be bold and brave to do it. I chose Anne Frank as our person of the week because in many ways we are living through a partly similar situation as her. We are isolated at home and having to deal with a world wide crisis. But throughout her ordeal, she stayed positive and thankful, as we must! We can learn a lot from her! Let me know what you think...
Have a great day! Theo :)