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Amethyst Home Learning - Week beginning 8th February 2021

Daily Challenge

Can you complete the problem of the day?  A new problem will be uploaded each morning.  Answers will be uploaded the following day.  

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 9th February 2021

This Tuesday, it is Safer Internet Day. In the past, we have used Safer Internet Day to highlight how we can ensure the internet is a resource that is used safely, securely, and with minimal risks.

UK Safer Internet Centre - On this page, you will find a range of resources to do with your children to highlight the importance of Safer Internet Day in our online world. 

Maths Activities

Please complete these daily maths activities.  Click on the link and complete your daily maths lesson.

Week 5 - Decimals and Measures (2 week unit)

 

Monday

In today’s lesson, we will represent decimals using dienes blocks, find the term to term rule in a sequence and then represent sequences on a number lin

Lesson 1

Tuesday

In today’s lesson, we will learn to select and estimate the correct unit of measure and read scales measuring length, mass and volume.

Lesson 2

Wednesday

In today’s lesson, we will convert between standard units of length - millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres.

Lesson 3

Thursday

In today’s lesson, we will solve problems involving calculating the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, including compound rectilinear shapes, where the conversion of measure is needed.

Lesson 4

Friday

In today’s lesson, we will use formulae to calculate the area of a triangle and parallelogram.

Lesson 5

Week 6 - Decimals and Measures (2 week unit)

Monday

In today’s lesson, we will be investigating the relationship between square millimetres, centimetres and metres, then apply this understanding to calculating area.

Lesson 6

Tuesday

In today’s lesson, we will learn to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids and then apply this to volume problems.

Lesson 7

Wednesday

In today’s lesson, we will learn to convert between grams and kilograms and use this to solve problems involving mass.

Lesson 8

Thursday

In today’s lesson, we will convert between pounds and pence, and then work on multi-step problems involving calculation of measure.

Lesson 9

Friday

In today’s lesson, we will learn to convert between units of time, look at equivalent times and then solve problems involving time.

Lesson 10

 

Additional Maths Activities

NRICH Extension Activities- Click on the problems below

 

 

 

 

 

 

MathShed


Daily English Activities

Please complete these daily english lessons.  Additionally,   do one piece of creative writing each week based on the pictures below. 

Week 5 -Spiderman - Journalistic writing

Features of Newspapers

In this lesson, we will investigate text-type features of a newspaper report. We will then compare two types of newspaper reports - broadsheet and tabloid. Finally, we will label or identify the text-type features, using a model newspaper report as the independent task.

Lesson 1

 

In this lesson, we will explore the letter strings -ough, -ear, -ou, -au and -ice and the different sounds made by each letter string. 10 spelling words will be explained and set to learn.

Lesson 2

To explore word class

.In this lesson, we will recap on sentence types: compound, simple and complex. We will then recap on the definitions of the different word class categories. Following this, we will sort words into their word classes and lastly, identify word classes in different sentence types.

Lesson 3

To gather evidence

In this lesson, we will be starting with writing a complex sentence with a relative clause. Next, we will look at where we would be gathering evidence or information from if we were journalists writing our own newspaper reports. We will then learn how to take notes when gathering information. Lastly, we will practise how to use brackets in sentences.

Lesson 4

Word association

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.

Lesson 5

Week 6 Spiderman - Journalistic writing

Opening paragraph

In this lesson, we will be investigating the purpose of semicolons and practising how to use them in a list. Then, we will look at an opening of a newspaper report and identify the 5Ws: who, what, where, when and why.

Lesson 6

Spelling rules

In this lesson, we will recap the letter strings -ough, -ear, -ou, -au and -ice and the different sounds made by each letter string.

lesson 7

To plan a recount

In this lesson, we will look at which time conjunctions are appropriate for newspaper reports. We will sort time conjunctions into the relevant sections of the Venn Diagram.

Lesson 8

To write a recount

In this lesson, we will start off by investigating which sentence starters are appropriate for newspaper reports. Then, we will look over our plans from the previous lesson and use them to inform our writing when writing a recount. 

Lesson 9

To edit a recount

In this lesson, we will look at the purpose of editing and why it is important. Then, we will break the editing checklist into two parts: one that checks for punctuation, spelling and sense; and the other for language choices, sentence types and structure. Lesson 10

Week 5 Creative Writing Task

Choose a found object or item to use as the inspiration for a short story. It may be something you collected during a nature walk, a food product, a recycled object or a commercial item that you already own. Is it a lost item? What's its story? You could link your story to our sustainabilty topic.  

Week 6 Creative Writing Task

Needs

  • Describe this setting. What is the focus? Can you look further to find something you didn’t see at first glance? If you were to use this setting in a story, what type of story would it be? Why?
  • Why did Pascal Campion choose to only use colour in the window of the building?Why do you think Pascal Campion gave this image the title ‘Needs’? What do people need? What do they need the most?
  • Is there a difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’?
  • Do you have everything you need? Do you have everything you want? How do you feel about this?
  • Write a story using this setting.

Extra English Activities

Additional English challenges.  

Daily DICE Activities - Week 5 and 6

Science -Sustainability

Materials

In this lesson, we will learn about natural and synthetic materials. We will then investigate the properties and uses of three synthetic materials: glass, ceramics and plastics.

Lesson 1

Recycling

In this lesson, we will learn about sustainability and what we can do to live more sustainably. We will investigate which common items in our households can and cannot be recycled.

Lesson 2

What is a life cycle?

In this lesson, we will look at the sustainability of items based on their life cycle assessment and evaluate the use of reusable coffee cups over disposable ones.

Lesson 3

What happens when fuels are burnt?

In this lesson, we will learn about fuels and how they release energy in combustion reactions. We will also use word equations to describe these reactions.

Lesson 4

What is global warming?

In this lesson, we will learn about the impact of human activity such as burning fossil fuels on the global temperature. We will also interpret some data to draw conclusions.

Lesson 5

Week 6 - Sustainability

What is climate change?

In this lesson, we will look at the impact of humans on the environment, We will interpret some data to make recommendations about how people should choose to travel.

Lesson 6

Sustainability

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zshp34j

Watch these BBC clips. Create a Powerpoint Presentation on sustainabilty.  Can you upload it to your class portfolio? 

Create a wind turbine

What are wind turbines?  Have you seen them?  Research wind turbines.  Could you make a wind turbine? Use the pdf at the bottom of this table. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5_cZ3IRUkU

Recycling Jam Jars

Recycling Jam Jars

Challenge - Can you come up with an alternative use for used jam jars, plastic bottles or cereal boxes?  Research, plan and take photos of your creations.  

How could we reuse these items in the future to prevent them going to waste?

Marine litter

Plastic is the most commonly found material.   'What can we do to stop marine litter?'  Research about marine litter. Create a fact sheet or a poster.

https://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/tag/ks2/page/9/

 

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Religious Education

This week, we will continue to look at the Christian Story of Creation. 

Watch the story on You Tube and/or read it in the Bible. You will find the story in the book of Genesis, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2, verses 1-17. You could also read it HERE.

Then, represent the story in your own way. You might...

  • Create a cartoon strip
  • Re-write the story in your own words
  • Draw or paint a scene from the story
  • Create a shoebox diorama of an important part of the story
  • Make some puppets and ask an adult to film a puppet show of the story that you narrate
  • Come up with your own idea!

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