How is everyone? How was your half term? We can’t wait to hear all about it!
Mrs Powell and Mrs Hewitt have had a lovely break! Mrs Powell is starting to put together the nursery and has been looking after her tired feet and Mrs Hewitt has been spending time with her family and of course been going for frequent runs and walks!
We have now launched our new topic ‘Inventors!’ We are really excited to get started on something new!
If you haven’t been on in a while get going on Timestable Rockstars again! I must admit I had a little play on it over the holidays!
Please also get in touch if you want to chat to an adult and we can set up either a phone call or a video call. If you just want to chat to your friends we can set that up as well using our ‘chance to chat’ – just let us know who you want to chat to and at what time on a Monday or Tuesday morning.
Today’s extra learning:
This weeks maths focus is on data collection and graph work! You are going to choose what data you are going to collect and how you are going to present your findings.
Today’s task is to investigate different types of graphs! We would like you to write the name of the graph and give a brief description of when you may use them.
If you are finding it hard to research any here is a powerpoint that may help:
Some Secret Codes:
Here is the alphabet:
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
I have made a code that means we move 3 places to the left to discover what the code stands for. But what will happen to
a b c ?
They pick up the letters left over at the end of the alphabet so that they become
x y z You can think of the letters as if they were arranged on a wheel like this:
So can you work out what these codes stand for?
sdw – d – fdnh,
wkh – zhvw – zlqg – eorzv,
brx – duh – zrunlqj – kdug
Can you invent some messages of your own?
Can you create some different ways of coding?
This week our writing focus is linked to our topic!
We are going to be writing a biography about a Victorian Inventor of your choice.
We have written biographies before so should have an idea about what needs to be included.
Firstly, what is a biography?
Why do people write biographies?
Can you write a biography about someone who is still alive?
What do you call it when you write a biography about yourself?
Now write down as many features of a biography that you can remember – this is what we are going to use as our success criteria on Friday!
Here are some more ideas if you run out:
- +15 – 23
- Write in words
- Write in Roman Numerals
- _________ + ? = 7858
- A box could fit 20 cans of drink it it. How many boxes would I need to fit _________ cans of drink.
Learn the months of the year song and then use your birthday month to create a poster with it written in the centre. You can decorate it with other things that happen that month – or the type of weather etc.
Inventions, Inventors and the Victoria age. What an amazing period of history!
But do you know exactly why the Victorian age is so important? What was invented? Who created the inventions?
Have a little look at this video and whilst you are watching, have a think about what you would like to learn this term!
Here are some things for you to consider:
When is the Victorian age?
Why is it called the Victorian age?
If you could invent anything what would it be?
What are the important events of the Victorian age?
Mrs Powell and Mrs Hewitt can not wait to hear your wonderful ideas about what you would like to learn.
Try to think of all areas of our learning. Math, English, DT, Art, Music and anything else you may think of!
Have a great Monday,
Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt