Week beginning 18/05/20
This week’s Theme is ‘UK Weather’ 18-22 May 2020
A special message from the Year 5 /6 team:
We are thinking of you all and hope you are enjoying the little tasks we’ve set over the weeks. We’re loving the work you’re sending in to the school email – it makes us smile! Don’t forget to check out the website – see what everyone’s been up to!
Dear parents and children, please see below the exciting tasks set for this week. While we have posted a suggested order (we know some people find this helpful) please feel free to pick and choose.
Please remember: your child’s well-being is the most important thing to us. You may find that they are more inspired some days than other. Some days they might do no tasks. Other days they may wish to do more than one.
We also appreciate that you’re likely to be working and juggling child care. So our message is simple, Do what you can and be kind to yourselves too.
We also value cooking, gardening, cleaning and a wealth of other things you will be doing as families.
If your child would like to share what they have been doing with us please email your photos etc to firstname.lastname@example.org (you can also email any questions or concerns to the teachers on this)
If you have any other concerns please do contact school on 01405 860452 or on snaith.primary.eastriding.gov.uk
Monday - Become a cloud watcher
I wondered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills...
Clouds are so beautiful, ever wondered why they are different shapes, different colours and float at different heights? Soon you’ll know the answer to these questions and become a cloud expert.
Your first task: Research types of clouds, draw and label them
How high are they? / What type of weather are they associated with?
This is a good site: https://scied.ucar.edu/cloud-types-diagram
Your second task: Prefix clues
What do these prefixes tell you about the cloud? Cirro/ Cirrus, Alto, Stratus, Cumulus Write them in a table like this one:
Prefix for Clouds
Now you can become an official cloud watcher! Impress your family! Take them outside and see if you can tell them all about the clouds you see! Take some pics of your work or see if you can get arty with a photo of you and some clouds – send them in to school…
Tuesday - Recording the weather
Your Task: Record the weather for 5 consecutive days in a chart?
Think about recording these aspects of the weather
- Temperature (You could use the BBC Weather app for Snaith or your area if you haven’t got an outside thermometer / or simply watch the local weather on TV)
- Cloud Cover (You usually record this as a fraction. Divide the sky up into eighths then see what fraction of the sky is covered eg: 3/8 is less than half the sky, 8/8 full cloud cover, no blue sky, 0/8 no clouds to be seen at all)
- Cloud Type (You should be an expert at this if you’ve done the cloud research first!)
- Precipitation (rain, sleet, hail snow – anything that falls from the sky)
- Wind (How windy is it? Calm slight breezy, wind. You could look at the BBC Weather app for appropriate wind description for the day.)
Here’s an example chart... NOTE: It is more scientific to record the weather at the same time each day! Eg: 11AM:
Wednesday - Weather in a jar
It’s amazing what you can do with a jar! How about making some weather? Intrigued? Have a look at these experiments – which one appeals to you?
Your task: Choose 1 experiment and make a picolage of it from beginning to end!
Don’t forget to take a pic and send it in to the school gmail account: email@example.com
cloud in a jar - with an adult please.
rain in a jar
3 weather experiments in a jar – raincloud, snow storm tornado
Thursday - Weather sayings
Us Brits are mad about the weather! We’re always talking about it because it’s so changeable and very important to our everyday lives! Blue sky and sunshine always makes us happy! Because it’s so important to us, we have created many a saying over the years.
Your task is to find and research at least 6 weather sayings, write them out, explain their meaning and find out if there’s any truth to them. It would be great if you could draw a picture for each one too – or copy and paste a picture onto a document. Aim for 6 sayings!
YOU CAN: Either do this in your book or If you can get to a computer, how about copying a pasting this onto a word document, print it out if you can, take a pic and sent it in to us on gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s my example of a very well known one!
Eg: Red sky at night, Shepherd’s delight
Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning
MEANING: This means that it’ll be good weather if the sky is red in the evening, but if it’s red in the morning, beware, bad weather will follow!
IS THIS TRUE?
This well-known saying is often used at sunrise and sunset to signify the changing sky and was originally known to help the shepherds prepare for the day ahead. The research found that 83% of Brits believe it to be true and according to the Met Office, there's good reason to. This is because high pressure tends to bring good weather. High pressure traps dust and dirt in the air, which scatters blue light, only leaving the red light remaining – which gives the sky its reddish appearance. SO YES, IT’S TRUE!
Friday - Pe challenge
Have a go at these 5 events in your garden or outdoors somewhere (if possible). Change or modify the events to suit you. Get your family members involved and turn it into a competition – just like you did for home-school Olympics. Feel free to record your results in the grid attached.
Event 1 – Speed Bounce
Find something sensible to be your divide (I’m using my hoodie). Place it on a flat surface outside. How many 2 to 2 jumps over the divide can you complete in 30 seconds?
Have a look at this clip to see a demo:
Event 2 – Paper Shot Put
Scrunch up 4 pieces of scarp a4 paper into a ball – this is your shot put. Stand side on and hold it under your chin. Lean back then launch the paper shot put into the air. You must push it and keep your arm straight. Measure the distance using your feet if you don’t have a tape measure.
Have a look at this clip get a few more technique tips:
Event 3 – 50m Shuttle Run
Mark out 5m – 5 large strides will do. Use jumpers as cones. How quick can you run 10 shuttles? You must put your foot next to the jumper to complete each shuttle. This is a good test of both speed and agility.
Event 4 – Egg and Spoon
All you need is a hard-boiled egg (or fake one if you have one) and a large spoon. Use the same 5m shuttle as above. How many 5m shuttles can you complete in 1 minute? However, this time you MUST go around the jumpers! And each time the egg falls off (that’s if it does), you lose a shuttle. Haha!
Event 5 – 1km Challenge (please change the distance to suit you!)
How quick can you run 1km? If you live in Snaith, according to Google maps, Snaith Primary School to the doctors Surgery is roughly 1km. Or three laps of an adult football pitch is roughly 1km.
And don’t forget to send your results and pictures (or maybe videos) to email@example.com
I can’t wait to see them!
Extra Challenge IF desired
Use this site and any others you can find to make a fact file about a type of UK weather you are interested in.
Choose from: clouds, lightning, rain and floods, thunderstorms, wind
You can set your page out how you like but here are some ideas:
Title subtitles, diagram, picture & caption, charts, fact box, bullet points, Did you know? Paragraphs,
Conclusion, CAPITALS, BOLD, ITALICS
Improper fractions/mixed numbers