Kali Mera Year 5!
I would like to thank all the children that have sent me some amazing pictures of the brilliant work you have been doing. Keep sending them in to me; I would really like to see something from everyone! I am challenging you to send me a picture of the piece of work you are most proud of this week or you just enjoyed doing the most. Ask your parents to email to it me at this address...
I would also like to say I had some lovely catch ups yesterday on the phone. I am really enjoying our chats. I hope you are too. I will try speak to you all as regularly as I can but don't forget to message me on Purple Mash, I am always here to help.
Our learning today
Lo: to research facts about plastic pollution
This article has shown us just one example of how plastic pollution and plastic in the ocean has been affecting the Earth and its wildlife. These key facts are also included in the article:
Why is it important to include these facts in the article? What was the authors aim? How do these facts make you feel? Do they inspire you? What could we do to make things better?
Today I would like you to put your researchers hat on. Using the links below I would like you to research and find facts about plastic in the ocean. Make lots of bullet point notes. This is just the start of our research, we will be doing a lot over the next week.
Lo: to calculate the volume of a shape
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
103,832,582 + 13,489,422
582 x 375
9281 ÷ 48
Today I would like us to use our volume strategies and challenge ourselves to work from a different perspective..
How could we work this out?
Well we know that volume is L x W x H. In this image we have the volume already and we have the height which 2m and the width which is 3m.
So we have to work backwards. Take the 24 and divide it by the height.
24 ÷ 2 = 12
Then we can divide the 12 by the width.
12 ÷ 3 = 4
So the missing length measurement is 4m.
Let's try this one...
So again we have to use the information that we know to work out the missing measurement and we have to work backwards.
We know the volume is 30 so let's take that and divide it by the width.
30 ÷ 3 = 10
Then lets divide 10 by the length.
10 ÷ 2 = 5
So the missing height measurement is 5cm.
Ok, have a go at these ones. Use your known facts and CLIC strategies to help with your division.
Lo: to explain the importance of Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai is a famous environmentalist. She was an eco-warrior and fought for change in her country. I would like you to do some research about her.
Who was was she?
What was important about her?
What did she achieve?
What will she be remembered for?
Can you use the 'I have found out' app on Purple Mash (check your 2do list) to show me what you found out in your research and tell me why she is such a significant person.
Please check the Spanish blog for this week's lesson.
Have a great day! Theo :)