Namaste Year 5!
Please check out Barbara's newsletter. It's on the home page. She has created her first ever video newsletter! It has some very important information. We are very sad to announce that Louise will be leaving Virginia next year. But we are very proud of her for following her dream to work in a special school. I want us all to wish her good luck over the last few weeks of term. When she gives you a call please tell her how much you will miss her but also how happy you are for her. If anyone would like to discuss anything else in the newsletter then please post on Purple Mash and we can discuss it.
Special Mention to Sabrina and Orson this morning. Sabrina shared an example of her literacy work and has been helping out with some charity work in the community. Well done Sabrina! Orson shared a very cool video of his D&T egg astronaut experiment. Check it out on our Purple Mash blog :)
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Our Learning Today
Lo: to write a narrative
Today we are going to use our plan to write about Baboon's past. Remember that you are going to write this section in first person. You are Baboon. Try to talk directly to the reader and use lots of show not tell. We are setting this story just before Baboon is kidnapped by NASA and taken to the moon. Describe what he is doing on this normal day at home on Earth, just before he is taken. Be creative and look at your success criteria.
Here is my example to help inspire you. Read it and critique my work. How could I have made it better? Do not copy it but magpie ideas if that helps you with your narrative.
Lo: to interpret data on a line graph
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
64,588,901 - 51,385,837
274 x 833
5375 ÷ 34
Today I would like us to get really confident looking for data on line graphs so we are going to look at some more line graphs and analyse some more data. Here is my first example.
What information does this line graph show us?
I can see that on the X axis there are times in the day. Up the Y axis with have a temperature scale.
So this line graph shows us the changes in temperature over a day.
Where might these temperatures have been measured?
Here is another example.
What time was the temperature the highest? What was the temperature?
If I look at the line graph, I can see a peak (highest point). This is where the temperature was at its highest.
I can see that this was at 3pm. If I look across at the Y axis, I can see that it was 15°C.
So at 3pm the temperature was at its highest. It was 15°C.
Let's try one more together.
What was the temperature at 6pm?
We have to start off by finding 6pm on the X axis. Follow the X axis until you reach 6pm.
Then you need to check across at the Y axis to find the temperature at that time.
I can see that 6pm, the temperature was 10°C. Am I correct?
Here is one for you to do independently. Line graphs can show more than one set of data. This line graph has two sets of data. It has two different Y axes for the different data. I want you to look at it carefully and think about what it showing you. Answer the questions below.
What is this line graph showing us?
Which month had the highest rainfall?
Which month had the lowest temperature?
What was the rainfall in March?
Which month had high temperatures and low rainfall?
Write 2 more questions for this line graph.
Lo: the describe the moon cycle
The moon is an object in space that is stuck to Earth's gravity and orbits us. An object that orbits a planet is called a satellite. There are man-made satellites but also natural ones. The moon is a natural one. As the moon spins and orbits the Earth, it goes through a cycle. This is why we see different parts of the moon at different times of a month. We see different parts of the moon as the sun reflects on the parts that it faces. We only ever see one half of the moon. The other side is called 'the dark side of the moon'.
Follow this link to watch a description of the moon's cycles. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3jd7ty
Here is an image of the different stages in the moon's cycle. Look at it carefully and follow the arrows round starting from the New Moon. Each change in the cycle cause us to see a different image of the moon in the sky.
In your books can recreate this cycle with labels. Then log into Purple Mash. I have set a 2do it's called 'the movement of the moon'. Make a poster describing the stages in the moon's cycle.
Have a great day! Theo :)