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Week 4 w/b 11th May

Hello Everyone,
Hope you enjoyed last week’s activities. I am grateful for all the work that you have submitted and feel really proud of you. Well done!

This week we will look at:

GEOGRAPHY:

There are lots of tribes of people who live in the rainforest and who continue to live a traditional way of life. These are people who understand the rainforest and live in harmony with it.

  • Go through the information on the slides about the Yanomami tribe and how they live.
  • There are lots of tribes like the Yanomami who live in the rainforest. Go through the pictures on the slides. What does this show about tribal life in the rainforest?
  • How are the lives of these traditional tribes different to our lives? What do we have or use every day that they do not? Think and list on the worksheet. Answer it as though you lived as a member of a traditional tribe in the rainforest.
  • Discuss : What do you think would be the best thing about living in the rainforest? What do you think you would find most difficult? Can you describe the way of life of traditional tribespeople and explain how they use the rainforest sustainably to survive?

MATHS:
Measurements - continuation.

  • Revise the ‘Length and Perimeter’ knowledge by looking through the slides of White Rose Math.
  • Check how much you remember by testing yourself using the attached Assessment. Check your answers using Answer sheets.
  • Use Math Measure Mass slides and get familiar with the grams, kilograms and reading scales.
  • If possible, use real-life scales to practise your measuring skills. Check the weight of your toys, pencil case, food products and compare them – which one is heavier/ what is the difference?

Some useful links:

https://www.teacherled.com/2015/02/04/reading-scales-mass/

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

These are the units we need to cover (all the worksheets are provided with the answer key)

  • Measure mass
  • Compare mass
  • Add and subtract mass

ENGLISH

This week, we will work on your Literacy skills and building your sentences using conjunctions.
There is also a spelling activity – practising spelling of suffix -ly (forming adverbs from adjectives) Please see the attached worksheet and the corresponding activity on Purple Mash (please let me know if you need your login/password to this website).

I have also prepared a short reading comprehension text Pancake recipe (maybe some of you will want to try the recipe out and prepare their own pancakes with their favourite fillings?)

SCIENCE

LIGHT

This week we are going to investigate the reflections in mirrors

  • Let’s recap on what we know already about light by playing the quiz “Last Team Standing”.
  • This week, we are going to find out more about how light is REFLECTED. Remember that reflected light is light that has bounced off objects. When light hits a rough surface, it is scattered in all directions but when light hits a smooth and shiny surface, light beams are reflected in the same direction, giving a clear reflected image.
    What surfaces can give a clear reflection? (Mirrors, glass, shiny metal and even water - but only when it’s still). Why is it only still water that can reflect a clear image? (Because a rough surface scatters light in all directions!)
    Which surface gives the best reflection? (A mirror!)
     
  • Watch a clip explaining How do mirrors work?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MxKpI0JXIc
  • Read the information sheet about Mirrors.
     
  • Now, try to investigate reflections using a range of activities (all described in the attachment Investigating Mirror Activities. You will need at least 2 mirrors.
  • Mirror Writing
  • Mirror Maze
  • Mirror Multiplying
  • Reflective Surfaces

Write your observations on the Reflections sheet.

ART

This week we will learn about MOLA art. Molas are the colorful, multi-layered appliqué panels of blouses worn by Kuna women of Panama (country in South America). The Kuna live in a region called Kuna Yala, which means “Kuna Land.” Mola designs are often inspired by modern graphics such as political posters, labels, pictures from books and TV cartoons, as well as traditional themes from Kuna legends and culture.

Watch this video clip to see how Mola art looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVZ1LCsFs8U&feature=youtu.be

Now, let’s learn how to make your own creations inspired by Mola art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fLgqql0D9c

I’d love to see your work, so please take a photo of it and send it to me.

Just for the parents (optional, which you might find useful):

  • In order to help your children celebrate their achievements and reward their efforts you could use the rewards resources (attached). Whether you want to use a chart to track your child's progress with reading, award a certificate for times tables excellence or give out "well done" trophies to the whole family that will be displayed with pride😊
  • I would also like to share with you a pdf version of a book called How to Not go to School, a story written by a teacher, Mike Forde, to help children come to terms with school shutdown.
  • Finally, a great idea for a 2020 Quarantine Time Capsule that might one day become a proper memory box of the lockdown.


Enjoy your activities. Please let me know how you are getting on! 
Take care!
Mrs Ryder