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Wednesday 17th June

Good morning everyone! We hope you are enjoying our topic on Aliens and Space this week. Today you are going to create your own alien.

 

Remember when you have completed any of your work, please email it to us. Email it to your class teacher still. Here are our email addresses below:

 

Miss Harcourt: falcons@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

Mrs Walters: kestrels@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

Enjoy!

From Miss Harcourt and Mrs Walters 😊

 

 

English

Today you are going to use adverbs, preposition phrases and expanded noun phrases to add detail and precision to your writing.

 

Read through your writing from yesterday which described the planet you have chosen. Can you find examples of rich vocabulary? Can you find examples of words which could be improved? Use a thesaurus e.g. https://www.wordhippo.com/ to up-level your work

 

For example    harmful= deadly, noxious, poisonous, toxic, lethal.

 

Play the video clip ‘Pandora Discovered’. https://vimeo.com/193963379

 

Today we will be starting to think about the creatures which live on your planet. We are going to focus on the anatomy of the creature.

 

Watch the clip again playing from 1 minute to 2m 10s. Watch this a second time and listen for vocabulary linked to the anatomy of the creatures. Can you jot any vocabulary down? 

 

Using the vocabulary list below, can you begin to orally describe the appearance of the creature?

Now can you use adverbial phrases, prepositional phrases and expanded noun phrases to describe the creature.

 

For example:

 

It has proboscis.

The creature’s long proboscis extends over its jaws and acts as a feeding tube for swallowing liquids.

 

It has a stinger.

To the rear of the abdomen is a short, barbed stinger, which is used for administering a toxic venom to its victim.

 

It has compound eyes.

Compound eyes allow several thousand lenses to be used in a single eye and enable the creature to see with precision.

 

Now select three features of the creature which could be described orally in this way. Thesauruses might be useful at this point to improve your vocabulary.

 

Look at these hexapods (different insects) and use them as inspiration for creating your own alien hexapod.

Select different features of different insects to combine in your own alien hexapod.  Draw a diagram of your alien and annotate or add notes to the diagram. How do the different features help the creature? What are its strengths and weaknesses? 

Remember to take care spelling unfamiliar words. Tomorrow you will be describing your alien hexapod. 

Maths

 

This week you are going to use formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including with real life contexts.

Today you are going to be dividing 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers looking at and using a variety of methods and representations.

 

Have a think about this and answer the questions below.

If you need another reminder about short division look at the shared examples below:
Now choose from the mild, spicy or hot challenges. (If you feel confident try more than one!)
If you are feeling really confident with short division, challenge yourself with these extra mastery challenges:

Now complete your propeller board using the numbers Side A 30-90 : 84

                                                                                            Side B 10-90 : 84

 

Also remember to keep practising your times tables on TTRS.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

Topic 

 

Read through your English from yesterday to help you to write a short introduction to your alien fact file (see the template below or create your own). It needs to include where in the solar system it can be found, the average surface temperature, distance from the sun and a fun fact about its planet or the alien itself.

Now have a look through the PowerPoint below. Start to design your hexapod in detail using all the scientific vocabulary from the English lesson. Sketch and decide on the colour of your alien. Sketch various images of your alien e.g. side view, from above or close-ups. You are then going to neatly draw into the three images on your fact file.

Reading: Please do your daily reading and record it in your reading record.  You can now also go on: https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html to do your online reading and quizzes too! We can see how many books you have read and how you are doing on your quizzes. So go on, let’s get reading!

 

Spellings:

Please practise your spellings daily. This week’s spellings are below. You will need to see which ones you want to work on. If you can spell all of the Year 3/4, then do the Year 5/6. We will be focusing on 10 spellings every week. On Friday, get someone at home to do your spelling test with you!

Year 3-4

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

 

Year 5-6

competition

conscience

conscious

controversy

convenience

correspond

criticise

curiosity

definite

desperate

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