Tuesday 21st April Home Learning
Good morning! Here is your learning for today:
Reading – Read the informational text about the sunflower plant life cycle and answer the questions below the text. There are three different levels of text and questions so complete the level you think matches ability.
Writing – Yesterday you should have written your introduction to your informational text about trolls. Today you will be writing the sub heading: What trolls really look like. Attached are a few images of friendly Nordic Trolls. These are the types of trolls you will be describing, so use these images as a guideline. You will need to use expanded noun phrases when writing your description. Remember that you need to have at least two adjectives before your noun, for example: enormous, bulbous nose. Don’t forget your commas!
Use similes in your description. Remember, a simile describes something like something else: Their eyes are like tiny, white pearls that peer out above their potato shaped nose.
We would like you to spend 15 minutes today practising your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.
Today you will see if you can use your place value to show the value of digits in different measures (lengths, masses, volumes and amounts of money).
In 218cm, the 1 is worth 10cm. This can be a little trickier if you have to convert the answer. So if we wanted to say what the 2 is in 218cm, but not in cm in metres, the answer would be 2m because 200cm = 2m.
In 845kg, the 8 is worth 800kg.
Let’s have a look at place value with money. In 86p, the 8 is worth 80p and the 6 is worth 6p. Remember, 100p makes 1 pound (£1) so in £1.47, the 1 is worth 100p (or £1), the 4 is 40p and the 7 is 7p.
Here are some more examples:
£9.32 = 900p + 30p + 2p
So if there was a missing number, like this… £3.84 = 300p + ______ + 4p, the missing answer is 80p.
You can also work backwards to recombine the place value to find the missing number, like this:
__________ml = 200ml + 70ml + 2ml
So the answer is 272ml.
DON’T FORGET TO SHOW THE UNITS (g/kg/cm/m etc) WHEN YOU ARE WRITING YOUR ANSWERS.
Today you will learn about a flowering plant's life cycle. This morning in reading, you read about the life cycle of a sunflower.
A life cycle is the changes that happen to a living thing during it's life so that it can reproduce - this is the posh scientific word for make babies. Just like animals have a life cycle, like the frog life cycle you will have learnt about in Key Stage 1 below, plants have a life cycle too.
Have a look at the picture below that shows the life cycle of a bean plant. Read it from number 1 (germination) all the way around the circle to number 5 (seed dispersal).
There is also a good video explaining the plant life cycle on BBC Bitesize, here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgqyrdm.
Choose one of the sheets attached below to show the life cycle of the bean plant or draw it from scratch on a piece of paper if you don't have a printer.
We will find out more about pollination and seed dispersal later this week.