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Class 3 - Thursday 21st May

19 May 2020



Good morning Class Three. Did you have a lovely time enjoying the sunshine yesterday? I must admit I had more than one ice-cream! There are a few different areas of learning for you today for a bit of a change. Enjoy! 


Okay, reading superstars, just 2 days left... Will anyone manage to make it to target at this late stage? I am so very proud of how hard you are all working on this. Several of you are just a book or two away from the target, so don't give up! 

Please read for 30 minutes from your current AR home reading book today and quiz if needed. (Remember to keep those quiz scores at 85% or higher.)

 If you are beginning to get short on AR reading books then don't dismay. Click here to find our guide which signposts where to go to find free, books and texts on AR. You can also find this information in the Enrichment section of the website!



Today we are going to have a speed test! See how many times you can write each spelling word in just 20 seconds. The shorter the word the more you should be able to write!  No copying them - still use your look, cover, write check approach. 



Keeping with our underwater theme I would like you to create an underwater animation, similar to the gif I have used on this page today. Your activity is set as a 2Do on PM. This activity is a very basic program, meant for younger children, but the last activity allows you to free code so you can make it more interesting! Alternatively, if you are confident go onto "free code chimp or gibbon" and create your own underwater scene.

Remember the video button and the help button can give you support!

There is also a really interesting activity about AI - artificial intelligence- and how this is helping to try and save the oceans, on that you might enjoy doing today. Follow this link and press the yellow try now button.


Today I would like you to think about floating, sinking and buoyancy. Watch this video first.

Now for some practical activities to apply your learning. I would like you to pick a small toy, who has the deepest desire to sail away to a deserted island far away. (Across the paddling pool...) Your job is to create a raft or boat that will help them to float happily away! 

Think about:

How large will your raft need to be?
What will you make your raft from?
How will you cut the materials safely?
How will you attach the pieces together?
How can you make your raft float? How will you increase its buoyancy?

Remember to keep testing your design and be adaptable with your design so it works as well as it can. Send me a picture of your finished raft with your toy floating blissfully away!

Healthy Body & Healthy Mind

Feel the Force today with an epic workout. Click here 

Talking to friends and family release good chemicals into our body which lifts our mood and makes us smile. Think of a friend or family member you have not been in contact with for a while and get chatting. It will help you both to feel refreshed and recharged! 


Learning Project:  Under the Sea.

Your learning project this week focuses on life in and around the seas and oceans. Your learning can focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that call the ocean their home. You may also want to think about how humans affect this delicate environment and how you can be part of the solutions. 

As usual, use the ideas below as a starting point but follow your own interests and creative ideas for how you explore this learning.

● Exploring the Blue Abyss​ 
Can you remember the oceans of the world? Find out about the five different layers of the ocean (Sunlight Zone, Twilight Zone, Midnight Zone, Lower Midnight Zone or Abyss and the Trenches). ​Sea creatures​ adapt incredibly to live in specific layers where the conditions, such as the temperature and light levels, can change. Explore the creatures that are found in each layer of the ocean and create a fact file for each ocean layer with a labeled diagram.

● Submarine Sculptures​ 
Take a look at pictures of real submarines for inspiration and create your own model submarines from different materials found at home e.g. plastic bottles, paint, coloured pencils, string, paper mache, sweet wrappers, tin foil and cardboard. When collecting materials, think about the suitability of each material. Alternatively or in addition, you could design and create a boat to carry a load on the ocean using junk modeling.  
 ● Time to Talk:  Preventing Pollution​ 
Talk to different family members about what they know about plastic waste (e.g. plastic bags, six-pack rings and microbeads) that ends up in the ocean. You could do this by creating a questionnaire and carrying out interviews (perhaps over Facetime with adult supervision?). Discuss how you could help reduce ocean pollution and work together to create a persuasive poster or video to reduce plastic waste​.

 ● Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences: 
Reef Research​ - The Great Barrier Reef is the only living thing that is visible from space! Encourage your child to take a virtual tour of the reef using ​AirPano and create a poster or video to promote the Great Barrier Reef. Remember to use scientific language relating to the habitats and species groups found in the reef. Can you identify the main threats to The Great Barrier Reef and include these too?

 I look forward to seeing more of your fantastic work today.
Remember you can message anytime on Purple Mash or via our class email.

Be kind to yourself and to others and don't forget the sunscreen. 

Mrs. Lewis x

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