Namaste Year 5!
How are you all this morning? I am very excited to get stuck in to our learning today. I hope you are too. We now have all the important information we need about plastic pollution, so we can begin our final piece of writing for our literacy topic. This week, please write all of your plans and drafts in your workbook. This will be a great chance for you to practice your best handwriting. Next week, you will be publishing a final neat piece on Purple Mash. That will be your chance to practice your typing skills. I'm looking forward to reading them all.
Some special mentions this morning to Emaan, Dylan, Orson, Sabrina and Ismail for joining in on our R.E debate on Purple Mash. They all gave really interesting and thoughtful answers to our question. Well done guys, I am very impressed! The post is still there for anyone else that would like to share their ideas. Please join in.
Our Learning Today
Lo: to plan an explanation text
This half term we have been reading an article about a tragic story. A true story, about the death of a whale. We found that there are many more true and tragic stories about the ocean. We discovered that plastic pollution is causing these sad stories by damaging our oceans and harming our sea creatures. And finally we researched how plastic is getting into the ocean but also how we can stop it.
Today we will plan our written piece for this half term. We are going to write an explanation text. So what is an explanation text?
What are the features of an explanation text? Here is an example of an explanation text. Can you identify examples of the key features in the text?
I would like us to write an explanation text about how plastic gets into the ocean and what we can do to stop it in the future. We will start this today by writing our plan. We will need to plan three sections; an introduction, the process for plastic to get in the ocean and a conclusion about what we can do to help.
Remember a plan can be full of notes and bullet points. You do not need to write in full sentences unless you want to. We write a plan to help support us when we do our writing. So fill your plan with useful words, phrases, sentences and examples.
Your success criteria for this piece is:
Let's start by planning our introduction. Try to answer my questions below.
Now let's plan our process for how plastic gets to the ocean.
Finally let's plan our conclusion.
Use this planning grid to help or make your own subheadings in your work book.
Lo: to identify 3d shapes
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
43,581,339 + 12,383,993
61,200,334 - 19,723,411
472 x 864
9253 ÷ 71
Our new topic for this week is shape. We have done lots of work on shapes over the years in school. This week we will be looking at 3d shapes and trying to understand how to identify them. So first of all, here is an image of some 3d shapes. Can you work out which name goes with which shape?
Check out the answers here.
Now we need to learn how to identify them. We do this by looking at 3 properties. Faces, edges and vertices. Here are my definitions.
The faces of any shape are the flat parts that look like 2d shapes. For example in this cube, the flat surfaces look like squares. They are the faces of the shape.
The edges of any shape are where two flat faces meet and they separated with a straight line. These straight lines are the edges.
A vertex is the place where the edges meet on a shape. These form pointed corners. The pointed corners are called vertices.
Watch this if you want a bit more support understanding.
Follow this link and have a go at counting 3d shape properties.
Could you draw out the 3d shapes we looked at earlier on and try to write a list of properties for each shape. Remember that some of the properties are hidden. Try your best and have a growth mindset. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: Who is David Hockney?
Today I would like you to research a famous artist. His name is David Hockney and he a famous British artist. Use the links below and take notes to discover who he is and why is art is famous.
Have a great day! Theo :)