Grebes’ Homework - Week Beginning 30.3.20
Hello Grebes! I hope you are all well and coped with your first week at home. Unfortunately, Bingley has struggled over the past few days; he wants to go back to work!
As for me, I carved my own wand this week! We’ve had a Harry Potter theme for our home learning but I’m hoping the HP fans in Grebes can spot which wand I based my design on?
I hope you have all been following Joe Wicks' workout in the mornings. We have and it is a good boost of energy to start the day with, although I must admit, I have been aching all over. Make sure you are getting some sort of exercise and I don't mean just exercising your thumbs playing games all day and night!
Maths Work for Year 6 - Calculating Scale Factors
If you go to the White Rose website (follow link below)
You can follow the lessons set for this week. There is a video you can follow and pause to answer the questions they give you and then there is work for you to do. You can also check your work by clicking on the answers. Later in the week there is a lesson about measuring angles. Now I'm guessing most of you haven't got protractors at home, but you could download a picture of one and trace over it using baking paper if you wanted to. Or miss that bit out and go onto calculating angles.
Maths Work for Year 5 - Decimals and percentages
Go onto the White Rose website using the link below:
You can follow the lessons set for this week. There are videos you can watch each day and pause to answer the questions they give you, then there is follow up work for you to do. You can then check your work by clicking on the answers.
English - SPAG
There is a mystery exercise to do - the answers are at the end of the document. Remember, if you can't remember what the grammatical term means, look it up on google for an explanation.
History - King Harold and The Battle of Hastings
Look at the power point attached and also the links to Newsround and Horrible Histories. You can also do your own further research. Then choose one or more of the tasks to complete below.
Create a comic strip about the return of the Vikings, Harold coming to the throne and the Battle of Hastings.
Write a newspaper report about the Battle of Hastings - include eye witness accounts (remember to use inverted commas and new line for new speaker).
Write a diary extract as King Harold, detailing your inner thoughts about the upcoming battle.
Write your own research report about the Battle of Hastings.
Newsround report on the Battle of Hastings
Horrible Histories clip
Draw part of the Bayeux Tapestry, or (if you have materials) you could try sewing part of the tapestry to create your own embroidery piece.
Science - To be able to recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Think of the context as a new ride at Thorpe Park. The ‘load’ could be the people inside a pod.
Set up a basic lever: place a hexagonal shaped pencil on the table and lay a ruler across it. Try to add masses on one end and then see how much force they need to push down on the other end to make the ruler horizontal. See picture below:
Pattern-seeking – How much force is required at when the fulcrum is in different place to lift a mass at the other end?
Label one end of the ruler with ‘L’ (load). Label the other end with a ‘F’ post-it for ‘force’. Place a rubber at the ‘L’ end. Place the fulcrum (pencil) under the middle of the rule. Add masses to the ‘F’ end of the ruler. Think about how much force (push) is required to lift the load to a horizontal position.
Then then try moving the fulcrum (pencil underneath) to a different to find out what affect this has on the amount of force required to lift the load to a horizontal position.
You could then try this out in the garden by using different materials you may have lying around, like a wooden plank and a brick for the fulcrum. You could use a teddy as your load and see what mass (number of stones?) it takes to lever the plank to horizontal position, or even to fire it to the end of the garden? Think about the angle it would follow though, you don't want to lose your teddy in next door's garden! Move your fulcrum - what affect does this have?
Just to remind all of you that you must not go into each other's TT Rockstars accounts. Respect each other please.
Isolation Wk 1: Grebes’ Tasks
Hello lovely Grebes children and parents! I hope you are all keeping safe and well at home. It was lovely to sit outside in the garden this afternoon, in the sunshine. It gave me a much needed boost of vitamin D. I was also chuffed to beat Amelie in a game of table tennis too! Bingley is unfortunately not self-isolating enough. He was particularly whiffy last night but look at his adorable face; how can I isolate him from the lounge?
Work for you to tackle this week:
Year 5 Maths – remember that 3 decimal places means 3 digits after the decimal point so: 4.678
These are the 3 decimal places.
English – Keep reading!
Reading comprehension – don’t moan! I know who you are!!
Eg. The witches’ hats were crooked.
If the plural noun doesn’t end in s, then add ‘s.
Eg. The children’s socks were decidedly whiffy in Grebes Class.
History – Research and then create a power point about crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon and Viking times (hold onto your fingers and toes). Compare their punishments with the punishments given today in the UK.
There are lots of clips of Horrible Histories (Vikings) on You Tube; I couldn’t find any specific to punishments, but they are full of facts and funny to watch.
Science – There are a number of activities I will put up, which you can choose depending on what materials you have at home.
Learning Objective: To be able to recognise that some mechanisms, including pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
The context could be pulleys on a crane.
Discuss when they have seen pulleys. Pictures can be found on the following website:
Establish with your child that pulleys allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Challenge your child to find out how much mass must be placed in the top cup to make the one at the bottom lift off the ground. They can begin with no pulley by simply placing the string over the wooden pole. They can then try one and then two pulleys.
You can record in a table the amount of mass added to make the tub lift next to the number of pulleys.
Context – discuss the gears that can be found on bikes. Have a look at your own bike.
You could have a go at making these gears from stiff cardboard. You would need to be accurate when cutting out the teeth. Then pin through the centre onto a base board.
1. Put one axle in each of the small gears.
2. Find or make a mark on one tooth on each gear.
3. Use the stickers to label one gear as the driver, ‘D’, and one as the follower, ‘F’. The driver will move the follower.
4. Put these two gears on a base board with the marked teeth touching.
5. Turn the driver one complete time around in a clockwise direction. Watch the follower as you do. Record how many times the follower turns and in what direction.
6. Now put another gear between the driver and the follower as in the second picture above. Turn the driver as in step 5 and record what happens to the follower.
Repeat this procedure with two gears between the driver and follower.
Explore – How can you change the direction of turn and the speed of the gears?
This Lego website above shows how to build a range of gear combinations. You could try to re-create some of these. There are some downloadable worksheets but they look quite challenging.
So, enjoy your week as much as you can, don't forget to also go on Doodle Maths and Times Tables Rockstars. Lastly, do as you are told and behave! From, Mrs McCulloch.
P.S I can't believe I am missing you lot!
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