In science, we learned how we can reduce the force water resistance. We concluded that the best water resistant animals were streamlined, and designers have used animal shapes to create planes, trains and other vehicles.
We tried to make streamlined boats, and timed how long they took to cross the water tray, when being blown by a fan.
Ask how we designed our boats, and what design we used to ensure they were streamlined.
This week we have been adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.
Practise these skills with the activities below. Remember when adding, the denominators need to be the same. Practise writing equivalent fractions with the first activity.
Try to make 4 different equivalent fractions for the following:
Add the fractions.
Add 3 fractions. Write the answers as mixed numbers if you need to.
Find the missing numbers in the following calculations.
This week we have used the skills we have learned over the year to write independently, and focused on our understanding of what we have read.
What skills did you use in your independent piece? Write a list in the comments.
One of the skills, we have learned is relative clauses. A relative clause can be used to give additional information about a noun. A relative clause is a specific type of subordinate clause that adapts, describes, or modifies a noun. They’re introduced by a relative pronoun, such as ‘that’, ‘which’, ‘who’, ‘whose’, ‘where’, and ‘when’. For instance: She lives in York, which is a cathedral city.
For each question, read the pair of sentences carefully. Identify the first word in the second sentence. Then, replace it with a relative pronoun to make the sentence into a relative clause. Finally, you can add this relative clause to the first sentence.
E.g My family is unusual. It is very large. My family, which is very large, is unusual.
a) Our planet is far away. There, many families look like us.
b) Earth is our home now. Here, people think we are odd.
c) My wings are very large. They are orange.
d) My aunt lives in the attic. She is covered in blue and green hair.
e) My cousins each have five tentacles. They are twins.
This week we focused on ascenders and focused on the following words:
Write each word, thinking about our handwriting focus. Can you use each word in a sentence?
The three brightest objects in the night sky met up early on Wednesday (Feb. 22) when the moon made a close approach to both Venus and Jupiter in the sky. The moon visited Venus, the second planet from the sun, first, and then moved close to the solar system’s largest planet, the gas giant Jupiter, shortly after this.
As two of the brightest objects in the evening sky, you won’t need a telescope to see this planetary conjunction.
Astronomically speaking, a conjunction is when two astronomical objects appear close to each other in the sky, as they appear from our view on Earth.
I’ve seen some amazing photos from those who have a clear sky at night, it has been cloudy here, however if you do spot anything take a photo and let me know.
Towards the end of the month, the Moon will progress eastward, while Jupiter and Venus get closer together.
On 1 and 2 March, Venus and Jupiter will be less than one degree apart in the sky.
So keep a look out over the next week, hopefully we will have clear skies and I’ve read it’s best to look up during sunset and just after.
Venus is currently presenting as the Evening Star (Venus appears in the morning sky for around 263 days (aka the Morning Star), and in the evening sky (aka the Evening Star) for around 263 days) remaining in the sky after the Sun has set in the late afternoon. As a result, it’s one of the brightest objects in the twilight sky, and is easilydistinguishable as we look towards the west.