Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

I hope that you have a wonderful night’s sleep 😀

I am impressed with how well you are doing, when learning about angles.

Today, you are going to see if you agree with Ron’s thinking, and then try to spot the odd one out.

Look carefully at the evenly spaced dots on the second question, this will help you to answer.

 

Today, we are going to find out which plants bees prefer.

One way to help prevent bees from dying, is to make sure that there are enough of the plants they need.

Here is a website, which may help you to identify different plants: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/03/wildflowers-for-bees/ 

Today, I would like you to write a list of the plants that you have spotted bees using.

If you struggle to identify the plant, you could draw it or send me a picture, so we can figure it out together.

 

Today, you are going to draw the fish that you chose to write about yesterday.

Use the video from Monday, to help you remember the key parts, and use the picture on yesterday’s website to include the finer detail.

You can use this picture in your report.

Here is the video you used on Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW7BFwDogh8 

Here is the website that you choose your fish from: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/ 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Taylor 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

I can’t believe that it is the 1st July already! Can you?

Here are the answers to Tuesday’s questions. Did you answer them all correct?

Today, we are starting to look at angles within shapes, so that you can identify if they are acute, obtuse, or right angles.

Try to answer each of the questions, and if you get suck, here is a video which may help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RTM418qfdI 

 

Why are bees dying?

Today, we are going to try and answer this question.

I have uploaded lots of information for you.

Can you read the information, and try to summarise its key points?

After you have found the key pieces of information, tell everybody in your house, and we can start to protect bees together 😄

Today in science, I would like you to research one particular fish.

Here is a website, for you to choose your fish: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/ 

After you have chosen one, make notes about it, summarising its key facts.

We will use this information later in the week, when we will create a report about it.

Enjoy looking at the different types of fish, some of them are very interesting!

I hope that you all have a lovely day, 

Mrs Taylor 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

How are you all feeling today?

In maths, we are continuing to learn about angles.

Use what you learned yesterday, to help you figure out who is correct in today’s first question.

For your second question, you need to add together the largest acute angle (less than 90 degrees) and the smallest obtuse angle (bigger than 90 degrees).

 

Today in English, we are learning more about bees.

I have uploaded some information for you, which explains a little bit about why bees are so important.

Did you know that without bees, we wouldn’t have around a third of the foods that we eat, including apples and strawberries?

Today, I would like you to look at the list of foods and write down all of the ones that you eat, then tell me how many foods you wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for bees pollinating them.

Yesterday, in science, you drew and labelled a fish.

Today, you are going to learn some fun facts about them.

Here is a website with many facts for you to learn: https://www.coolkidfacts.com/fish-facts/ 

I have also added a picture of some more facts that aren’t covered on the website.

It would be great if you could compile the most interesting facts, and teach somebody in your home about them.

Did they already know any of your facts?

Have a great day everybody,

Mrs Taylor 

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers, 
 
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.
 
In maths this week, we are going to move on to looking at shape.
 
Firstly, we will be learning about angles. What can you remember about them?
 
There are three key words when looking at angles: acute, obtuse and right angle. Can you remember what these words mean?
 
Watch the video on this link to help understand the different types of angles:
 
 
Now, see if you can answer the questions. 
 
 

We are moving on in English, and are going to be focusing on learning about bees. This is in preparation to write a report about them. 
 
Before we can write a report, we need to learn lots about them. Many people mistake bees for wasps, because they look so similar.
 
Today, I thought it would be great for you to look at the different types of bees on the identification sheet, and then spend time outside, spotting as many as you can. 
 
You could write down the names of the bees that you see, and record the amount next to their name. 
 
Or, you could print out this sheet and write on it. 
 
Let me know which ones you spot 😄 
 
 
We are going to learn about fish this week. There are so many interesting facts to find out, and so many beautiful species to look at. 
 
Do you know any unusual facts already?
 
Did you know that sharks are the only fish that have eyelids?
 
Firstly, we are going to look at the different parts of a fish, and what they look like. 
 
You can watch this video, and then draw and label your fish. 
 
 
 
Have a great day everybody,
 
Mrs Taylor 

Friday 26th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

Yesterday, you answered maths questions, which were related to the amount points that different teams had gained.

Here are the answers for these:

1. A = 15 points
1. B = 140 points
1. C = 20 points

2. A = The cinema
2. B = 7 more votes were for Ice skating than swimming.

Today, I would like you to help Rosie, by spotting her mistakes.

You will need to count all of the votes carefully, remembering to use the scale on the Y axis to help you.

Throughout the story ‘Rain Before Rainbows’, we can see that there are two characters in each of the images.

There is the young girl, and her companion, which is a fox.

Today, I would like you to imagine that you have a companion.

Firstly, you need to decide if it will be an animal, or something else, and draw it in the middle of a piece of paper.

Then, around your drawing, write all of the ways in which you can describe it.

You can add descriptions about its personality, its looks and its values, and anything else you can think of.

I can’t wait to see what you have chosen 😀

We have spoken about our life being like a journey this week, and you have been thinking about celebrations which you have taken part in.

You have also found out about key events that have happened in your families lives.

Earlier in the week you drew a timeline of your life so far, and added on important events that you could remember. Today I would like you to continue that timeline into your future, adding things on that you imagine may happen in your life.

Add on important events that you are looking forward to. You could speak with your family and get some ideas from them 😀

Have a wonderful day,

Mrs Taylor 

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Hello everybody,

I hope that you had a great night’s sleep!

Here are the answers to yesterday’s questions. Did you give Jack the same advice?

Today, in maths, you are going to analyse some data.

Look carefully at the yellow circle, and remember that a full circle is worth 20 points. This means that half a circle would be worth 10 points. How many points would a quarter of a circle be worth? And three quarters?

When looking at the second table, remember that to find 1/4 of the total number of votes, you will first need to add up all of the votes.

Good luck, and let me know if you would like any help 😀

 

In English today, we are focusing on the lines: There are mountains for climbing, journeys to take.

Can you think what these lines might be a metaphor for?

I read the lines as representing the struggles that people may face in life.

Can you think of any mountains that you have had to climb recently? It may be a small struggle, or something bigger, perhaps it was the struggle of not being able to come to school?

How did you manage to climb the mountain, and face your dilemma?

Today, I would like you to draw some of the struggles you may have faced, and then show me how you have overcame them.

 

Yesterday, in RE, you thought about the important events which may occur in your lifetime, and the celebrations that you would like to have.

Today, I would like you to spend time talking with an adult, to find out about the celebrations in their life so far.

You may decide to phone somebody in your family, or talk to somebody at home.

These are the questions you could discuss: Which important events have happened in your lifetime? What happened? Did you celebrate? How?

Have another great day in the sunshine, 

Make sure you put lots of sun cream on, if you are going outside today,

Mrs Taylor 

 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

I hope you are well 🙂

Here are the answers for yesterday’s maths questions. How did you get on?

Today, you are continuing to look at statistics, and Jack needs some advice.

Look carefully at the graph he has created, and answer the questions related.

 

Today, in English, we are focusing on the lines ‘Night before daybreak, the old day is done.’

What do these words mean?

You may interpret the lines as meaning that every day, when you wake up, it is a fresh start.

I want you to imagine that you can do anything when you wake up tomorrow. You have the whole day to plan as you wish.

I would like you to create a plan for what you would do with your day, from the minute you wake up, to the minute you go to sleep.

You might like to create a timetable, and present your plan within it. Or you could write your activities in a list, but remember to include timings so that you know you can fit everything in!

I can’t wait to read about where you would go, and who you would see 😀

Today, in RE, I would like you to think about your future.

Which celebrations would you like to see in it?

I would like you to think about important events that you would like to happen in your lifetime and try to answer this question: Why do you want these things to happen? What would it mean to you? How will you celebrate?

For example: You might like to go to university, so you may see yourself at graduation. You might want this to happen, so that you can get the job you are wanting. It may be very important to you and so you might celebrate by attending a graduation event, and then having a special meal with your family.

You could discuss this task with a family member, or you may like to write it down.

I am sure that there are many celebrations that you are looking forward to, and I can’t wait to hear about them.

Have a great day everybody, 

Mrs Taylor 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers, 

I hope that you had a lovely day in the sunshine yesterday 😀

How are you finding statistics so far?

Here are your questions for today’s maths task?

Let me know if you need a hand with any of them. 

 

Yesterday, in English,  we looked at pairs of things, where one comes after the other. In the story, there is a particular emphasis on the second outcome being more positive than the first. Especially rain (miserable) rainbows (wonderful), clouds (dull) sun (bright).

Can you think of any pairings, where the first thing is more positive than the second. For example: lots of ice-cream before feeling sick, long walk before big blisters. 

You could write your pairs, or draw them, which ever you would prefer 😀

 

Yesterday, you drew your journey in life so far, and today, we are going to look at this journey. 

Just as Christians have particular celebrations throughout their journey e.g. Christenings, marriages, Christmas etc. I would like you to think about which celebrations have been most important in your life so far. 

It may be a Christian celebration, or it may be one of your own. 

You could add them to your journey, if you haven’t already, or write about them separately. I would love to see them 😀 

Have a great day everybody, 

Mrs Taylor 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, and managed to enjoy the ever-changing weather.

It certainly helped with our rain and cloud experiments!

We are going to move on to learning about statistics, in maths this week.

We have looked at this in class previously, so hopefully it will come back to you when reading the questions I have attached.

Statistics is looking at data, which is usually in the form of a table, a chart or a graph, and analysing this.

Today, I want you to simply focus on the graph that you have been given, and see if you can answer the questions related.

Then, using the information in each table, create two bar charts to represent this. Use the bar chart in the first question to help you lay out your own.

 

This week, in English, we are continuing to look at our story: Rain Before Rainbows.

In the story, there are many examples where something comes before something else. For example: rain before rainbows, clouds before sun.

Today, I would like you to try and think of some other examples of this. For example: closed eyes before dreams, clean wellies before muddy walks, etc.

 

We are going to be learning about RE this week, and focusing on two key questions:

Why do some people think that life is a journey? What significant experiences mark this?

Today, I want you to think about your life so far. Do you think that it has been a journey?

To help you answer this question, you can draw a map of your life so far.

You can do this however you like: you may wish to draw key events on a timeline, or write captions along a road.

Get creative, and have fun 😀

Have a wonderful day,

Mrs Taylor 

Friday 19th June 2020

Happy Friday, Discoverers, 

I hope you’re having a great week so far 😀

Today, in English, we are going to be creating a piece of art. 

I would like you to listen to the story again: Rain Before Rainbows, and then draw a picture that represents how you feel when you listen to it. 

It may be how you feel at a particular point in the story, or the overall feeling you get after listening to the whole thing. 

You can draw anything, or simply use colours to capture your mood. 

It would be great if you could write a sentence underneath your picture, explaining why you have drawn this. 

Here is the link to the story, incase you would like to read it yourself: http://stayhome.walker.co.uk/rainbows/pdf/Rain_Before_Rainbows.pdf

 

Here are the answers for yesterday’s maths questions. How did you get on? 

In maths today, I would like you to answer this word problem. 

Try to explain your answer as thoroughly as you can, and use an example to prove your point. 

Continuing with our weather theme, today you could make a raingauge. 

A rain gauge is a tool for measuring the amount of rain that has been produced. 

Follow these simple instructions, and let me know how much rain there is where you live. 

Have a great day, and a wonderful weekend, 

Mrs Taylor