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TUES 28/4


Good morning all.

Thank you for sharing your learning yesterday... so many wonderful birthday cards on their way to Captain Tom! Great Maths and good newspaper reports. If you emailed them to me, or did them on Purple Mash, I have read them all. laugh

Below is a video Lewis made which shows him investigating the Science and Geography yesterday,


On Friday we are going to have a 'virtual' alien disco to celebrate the end of our topic. I would love you to be part of it.

There are two things which it would be great fun to think about in preparation:
1) Think about how you could 'dress' as an alien ... makes a mask, head-dress, costumes, make up, hair style, props etc CLICK HERE FOR SOME IDEAS

2) Create an 'alien food' CLICK HERE FOR SOME IDEAS

> WAKE ME UP WORKOUT - live from 9am
Start your day (or workout later) with The Body Coach - Joe Wicks. Click below...
Fancy a different kind of wake me up? Click below...

> MATHS - subtracting decimals

Our Maths session will use a video to teach us and this will ask you to pause from time to time to answer questions. The questions are on a worksheet that you can view on your screen. Answer the questions in your Exercise Book at the Maths end.
You will use the worksheet and the video together.


Click below to download the worksheet onto your screen. (it does not need to be printed)


Click below to watch the teaching video and pause when it asks you to answer the questions. Answer the questions in your Exercise Book at the Maths end.

Ask a grown-up to check or mark your work yourself using the answers below.
> COMPUTING - programming and control

The Planet Mars - The Red Planet
Could humans one day set foot on Mars? It is a long way away. It would take a long time to get there. It is very challenging for scientists and engineers and would require very brave and special astronauts.

Listen to a story about one such adventure, read by a real astronaut in Space. Click below...

So... we are quite good at writing computer programs. Let's use our skills like real programmers do.
We know that humans have only ever set foot on the Moon, which isn't a planet, but we have landed on Mars too... but no humans have been... yet.....only remote controlled vehicles.

Let's learn about them and have a go at controlling one using our programming skills. Click below to begin...


Have you ever gazed up at the stars and wondered about them? We know that every one of those stars is an enormous ball of fiery gas... just like our Sun. The reason they look so small is that they are so so so far away. Our Earth is surrounded by stars at all times; the only reason that we can't see them during the day is because our own Sun is too bright.

Long long ago when people looked at the stars they didn't know what they were. Some thought they were connected with gods. People used to look at patterns in the stars and think they represented shapes of people, animals and objects. These patterns are called constellations.
Watch the films below...

Time To Create a Constellation Viewer
You will need:

  • toilet roll tube(s) or kitchen roll tube(s) or Pringles tubes
  • paper/card - darker colours are best
  • a pin/needle or the point of a sharp pencil
  • a pen
  • scissors
  • tape
  • optional rubber band
  • optional glue stick


What to Do

1. Draw round a cup on your paper to make a circle that is bigger than the end of your tube

2. Cut it out

3. Place the end of the tube in the centre of this and draw around it.

4. Use a pen to mark dots in the drawn circle in the same pattern as one of the constellations.

5. Now use a sharp point to poke through each of the dots. It may help to put something soft underneath.

6. Cut slashes round the edge of the paper to help it fold down better

7. Put disc on top of tube, fold paper down, maybe hold with a rubber band.

8. Tape the edges

CONGRATULATIONS you have made a constellation viewer.

Have a look through it and look at the constellation:

9. It would be a good idea to label the viewer with the name of the constellation. You could make a set of them. You could decorate the tubes.

An alternative is to make a set of cards that you hold up at the end of your tube like this:

We can continue to enjoy another story written and read by David Walliams. Find somewhere to relax comfortably and enjoy...
Is David Walliams not to your taste? indecision
If not, then visit our audio library where you can listen to books such as Harry Potter and a whole library of books and stories! Find somewhere below and then choose a story to listen to.



yesDid you do the weekly challenge last week? If not you can click here to try it.

yesDon't forget TTRockstars, Numbots or Sumdog! See the main Year 5 page.

yesSometime before you go to bed find 10-15 minutes to read a book...somewhere quiet. Record it in your orange Reading Diary - maybe you could send me a photo of your diary and show me how many reads you are up to?

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