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WED 13/5

> WELCOME

Well done everyone who emailed me with the correct answer to the register quiz.... the name someway linked to locks is Wilkie (key). Congratulations to Charlotte who was the first to email correctly. But WAIT.... Zayaan also spotted another name that I hadn't thought of.. Mazurkiewicz (key)... eagle eyes .

Well done with the music beat creation yesterday. I will be downloading these today and will put them all up tomorrow for everyone to enjoy!

Click to hear...

> 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 - 12x Table Dance with Chirpy Cockerel? Click below...
> MATHS - improper fractions and mixed numbers

NOTE: I have included at the bottom of this Maths section an alternative support video I have made and some alternative practice questions for those that need a little extra help

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.

STEP 1:

STEP 2:

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.

STEP 3:

Below is an additional support video and an alternative worksheet with reduced challenge if preferred

> ENGLISH - writing a formal report

Yesterday in our topic work we started to explore the animal kingdom and how to classify vertebrates as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Today we are going to choose our favourite animal or an interesting animal and write a report about it.

STEP 1

Follow the link below and do only the LEARN section then return here.

STEP 2

Let's check we understand:

Formal language

The purpose of your writing, as well as your audience, will help you decide whether to use a formal or informal style of language.

In an informative report, formal language is used and may include the following features:

• A serious instead of a chatty tone.
• Clear and to the point.
• Specialist vocabulary for the subject.
• No slang or contractions ( there is instead of there’s ).
• Includes complex sentences.

Example

• Formal: ‘We must go to the library and study.’

• Informal: ‘We’ve got to head to the library and hit the books!’

The key features of a formal report:

• Research your topic first - find out key facts, interesting information and organise into groups.

• Brief introduction - explain what/who you are writing about and why it/they are special.

• Formal language.

• Facts only - not your opinion – use statistics or studies to support your points.

• Layout - make your report clear and use pictures to illustrate key points.

STEP 3

Choose an animal that interests you.

Research it either in books you have or online.

Today you are going to write a formal report about your chosen animal.

Tell the reader all about it - appearance, habitat, diet, interesting facts, history etc.

You can either use your Exercise Book at the English end, use a word processor or use Purple Mash (2Publish - 'What I Have Learned' template)

Success Criteria

• Research your topic first - find out key facts, interesting information and organise into groups.

• Brief introduction - explain what/who you are writing about and why it/they are special.

• Formal language.

• Facts only - not your opinion – use statistics or studies to support your points.

• Layout - make your report clear and use pictures to illustrate key points.

STEP 4 - Assessment

Follow the link below and do Activity 1 in the Practise Section.

> TOPIC - science and art - skeletons

Yesterday in our topic work WONDERFUL WORLD we started to discuss the animal kingdom. We started with vertebrates - animals with internal skeletons. YOU are a vertebrate! YOU are an animal with an internal skeleton. YOU are a mammal.

Let's investigate our skeletons...

STEP 1

Watch the film below and try and find each bone in your own body...

STEP 2

Now click on the link below to explore more about your skeleton...do the blue tab (Skeleton) and the orange tab (game):

STEP 3

Watch the video below about how doctors treat bones in hospital (you might need to be a bit brave here !

STEP 4 - FUNNY BONES

You will need:

• white paper or cotton buds or pasta or straws or .....
• scissors
• a dark surface to lay your design on

Some years ago a popular children's cartoon was called Funnybones. See below for an episode...

Can you create the shapes of a skull and lots of bones and lay them on a dark surface to create a skeleton? It could be a human or an animal. It doesn't need to be perfect but it needs to look like a skeleton. Can you take a photograph of your skeleton and send it to me?

Here are some examples children have done in school...

> STORY
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?
If not, then visit our audio library where you can listen a *HUGE VARIETY* of books and stories! Find somewhere comfortable...click below and then choose a story to listen to.
> WHAT ELSE?
SPELLING - Have you practised your spelling list for this week today? Visit Monday - click here - if you don't have a list yet or to practise with some of the games.