In Science this half term we are looking at changing materials and how this can change their properties and usefulness. This can be tested at home by, for example investigating how materials like water, chocolate or dough change with increased heat or coldness. See if you can try some home cooking with your family! Could you make cookies or bread and see how the dough changes? Maybe try to make rice krispie cakes and watch the chocolate melt and then change back to a solid again.
Outstanding Science: https://www.outstandingscience.co.uk/index.php?action=view_page&page=view_unit&unit=2d
In English this half term we are looking older literature and focusing on ‘The Secret Garden’ and will be writing our own setting descriptions for our own secret gardens.
The skills we are focussing on in writing are:-
- Using the past tense carefully and accurately
- Including relative clauses in our work to add detail
- Adding noun phrases to create atmosphere and further description
- Using a full range of punctuation correctly (full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, colons and inverted commas)
Further support in English:-
Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar (punctuation, spelling, reading activities)
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f (Spelling, punctuation and grammar)
Teaching Ideas: https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/writing-fiction/creative-writing-ideas (creative writing ideas)
Grammar: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3idoSaI6I-2bJcYtq4rvQ/videos (Anchor Education grammar songs to help recalling grammar rules)
Writing ideas: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html (Inspiration through images and videos for writing)
Joe Wicks has announced that he is showing online PE lessons to help keep children fit and healthy during the school closure. These will be live on Youtube every morning at 9:00am. If you can't make it live, they'll be available to watch as a video later on. It's called 'PE with Joe'.
It's much tougher than you would think. Can you challenge your parents to join in with you? Who's can keep up with Joe the longest?