Monday 6th July 2020.
Activities to complete today (if you can):
Click on Week 11, Lesson 1 – Regular and irregular polygons. Watch the video, do the activity, mark your answers. If you have any questions, or are struggling in some way – please get in contact with myself on Dojo and I will try my best to help you! The questions and answer sheets are on the ‘Attachments’ section of today’s work on our school class page.
(Remember – if this material to too hard for your child at this stage in their development or without the resources they would have access to in school – please do not worry about doing this. You are also welcome to try lower year group work if you feel this would be beneficial. Please contact me if you think this applies to yourself.)
p.s. Please message me to let me know when you have done your maths work – it is nice to see it, as I cannot see it like I could on Purple Mash. Thanks!
Writing Task – Discover what it takes to become an astronaut, the exciting space explorations lined up for 2020 and beyond, and delve into the fictitious planet, Pandora. When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
Explore how to become an astronaut by reading these texts, making notes as you read each one. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free). The Usborne Official Astronauts Handbook by Louie Stowell: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/11250/The-Usborne-Official-Astronauts-Handbook-by-Louie-Stowell.html
Page 5 ‘How to Become a NASA Astronaut’ of Cool Astronomy 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Malcolm Croft: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/12345/Cool-Astronomy-50-Fantastic-Facts-for-Kids-of-All-Ages-by-Malcolm-Croft.html
Spacekids website: Ever wondered what it takes to become an astronaut: https://www.spacekids.co.uk/astronauts/
Task - Imagine you have been asked to design a short guide / leaflet for NASA titled ‘How to Become an Astronaut’. The guide is for children aged around 9-11 to inform them of what it takes to become an astronaut.
Using what you have read, create your leaflet/guide. You may wish to include these features:
- Instructional writing – use the 2nd person You to write your guide ‘If you’re thinking of becoming an astronaut… You will need…’
- Rhetorical questions as sub-headings, such as ‘What will you need?’
- Clear diagrams / labelled pictures to support your information
- Presentational features such as bullet points/ numbering to order your information.
Remember, if you are not sure or need any help with anything on here – just contact myself on Dojo.