As-Salaam Alaykum Year 5!
Well done on all the hard work you guys are doing. A special mention to Dylan for sending me some David Hockney designs he was doing at home. They were very creative. I have also had some fantastic pieces of digital art handed in through Purple Mash. Remember to press the hand in button when you have finished.
Here is a link to the THAMES music channel on Youtube. They are posting help and support for the singing challenge. Check it out.
Our Learning Today
Lo: to write a process
Today we are going to write about how plastic ends up in the ocean. Remember to look at your plan and include the points below. You can write it in a list form with numbers or bullet points.
Here is my example, if you need it. Try to think about how it can hep you write yours but do not copy it.
Again, proof read, edit, up-level, self-critique and do another draft until you are happy.
Lo: to distinguish between regular and irregular polygons
Today we are going to explore polygons. The word polygon comes from the Greek words - Poly - which means lots and - Gonia - which means angles/corners. So a Polygon is a shape that has many angles and corners. There are two types of polygon - regular and irregular. Take a look at the properties below:
So what is the difference between a regular and irregular polygon?
A regular polygon has all sides equal length and all angles equal in size.
An irregular polygon has some sides that are different lengths and/or angles which are different sizes.
Look at these shapes below. Which are regular and which are irregular?
If the lines are equal and the same length then it is a regular polygon. If the lines are different lengths and at different angles then it is an irregular polygon.
Which ones are regular and which ones are irregular?
Follow these rules when identifying which shapes are polygons.
Today I would like you to draw a table in your book. Like the one below and draw as many shapes as you can that fit into each group.
Have a go at these challenges. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: to find out where we dump our waste
Now that we are experts in plastic pollution, it is important for us to understand where our waste goes. We know that a lot of it ends up in our oceans but not all of it is actually dumped here in the UK. We send our waste to countries all over the world, polluting their countries even more than ours. I would like you to read the links below and find out which countries take our waste.
Now that you have a list of countries, I would like you find them on this world map to see how far our waste travels.
As an extra challenge, could you use the Nat Geo Mapmaker to find out the distance our waste travels from the UK to the other countries. Have a look and try to remember how we did it for our Anglo-Saxon topic. You click the polyline icon and then click on the country you want to start, then click on the country you want to end with and finally you click on the finish button. This will give a distance. You do not need to do this challenge but it would be great if you tried it :)
Have a great day! Theo :)