Dear children and parents,
I have created a class login for our ReadWriteInc spelling zone website – the videos and resources that support the blue spelling books can be found on here. I encourage you all to use it, and recap the spelling rules we looked at many moons ago.
I believe some of you are having issues logging in, and I am currently trying to fix that, but in the mean time you can create a free personal login on Oxford Owl, or use their Home Learning site. There are plenty of free ebooks to read to keep the children motivated.
This is a new sequence of learning, looking at the basics of decimals. If the children had a good understanding of fractions, this is extremely helpful. Please read through the steps carefully and do not move on until you can complete the destination questions and the end of each page.
Here are some different activities to support the link between fractions/tenths and decimals – video links included. If you had already started on the other activities, you can start on these.
I was having a think this weekend about famous scientists in history, and how that would have been a great science unit if school had not closed. So, I want you do some research on a famous scientist/mathematician/engineer of your choice! You might not have heard of them before, but you will soon realise how important their work was. You can do this by writing down some facts, creating a fact file, or making a powerpoint presentation. Do more than one of you can!This will be great for your computer skills too. Here is a large list of suggestions:
Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Nikola Tesla, Mary Anning, Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Tim Berners Lee, Aristotle, Archimedes, Isambard Brunel, Galileo Galilei, Nicholaus Copernicus, Alexander Graham Bell, Louis Pasteur, Pythagoras, Albert Einstein, Gregor Mendel, James Watson and Francis Crick, Dmitri Mendeleev, Alexander Fleming, Thomas Edison, Blaise Pascal, Leonardo Davinci, Rachel Carson, the Wright Brothers, Philo Farnsworth, Daniel Hale Williams, Steve Jobs, Mary Leakey
Things you could find out:
- Where and when they were born
- If they went to school or university
- Their nationality
- What they are famous for
- How they invented/discovered what they did
- How they made a difference to people’s lives