Week Beginning 18th May
This week we will be focusing on another of Roald Dahl's stories, Matilda. A lot of you have already read the book or seen the film. Don't worry if you haven't though, the audio version is available for free online.
There are daily activities for you to do in the PDF document below.
This week in Maths, we are moving on to mass and volume. We will be focusing on measuring mass and volume and also converting units of mass and converting units of volume. There is a ‘Mass and Capacity knowledge organiser’ attached that you can use throughout the week to help you with the understanding of key vocabulary.
For the first part of the week, we would like you to look at measuring mass. There is a link below to a scale reading game that you might like to practice measuring mass with. Alternatively, if you have access to weighing scales at home you might like to measure various objects such as kitchen items and then record the weight of these items in a table. To help you with converting units of mass, you can look at the ‘PowerPoint Converting Units of Mass’ then have a go at these worksheets and activities:
- Mostly Postie, scale reading game https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html
- Worksheet 1 Measure Mass
- Worksheet 2 Kilometres
- Worksheet 3 Converting Units of Mass
For the second part of the week, we would like you to look at measuring volume. There is a link below to a volume scale reading game that you might like to practice measuring volume with. Additionally, if you have access to measuring jugs/cylinders at home then you might like to practice measuring volumes of water by pouring different amounts into your measuring jugs and recording the volume of the water. To help you with converting units of volume, you can look at the ‘PowerPoint Converting Units of volume’ then have a go at these worksheets and activities:
- Capacity countdown, volume scale reading game http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html
- Worksheet 4 Measure Capacity in Millimetres
- Worksheet 5 Converting Volume and Capacity
Remember some of the activity sheets are split into different sections such as 1 star, 2 star, 3 star, where you don’t have to complete all of the sheets just pick one of the sheets depending on how confident you are feeling. However if you start on one sheet but want to be daring and complete a more challenging sheet too then you can do more than 1.
For our topic this week we like you to design and make a new game linked to Roald Dahl. It could be a board game, top trumps, word game, maths problem quiz cards, sporting activity or memory game. We know how creative you are so we are leaving it up to you!
Here are some examples. You can have a go at one of these or make up your own:
- Top Trumps of Roald Dahl characters
- ‘Snakes and Ladders’ but golden ticket up and squirrel nut chute down
- A BFG memory game, matching pictures and names of giants
- A ‘friendship’ board game between Mr Fox and the underground animals
- ‘Who’s in the bag?’ guessing game of characters
- Pictionary Roald Dahl style
When you have created your game, play it with an adult or brother /sister and have fun! We’re looking forward to seeing your efforts!
For our final week on plants, we are going to do an investigation involving classifying plants. Follow the Classifying Plants powerpoint (also available as a PDF). Have fun! There is also an extra challenge to create your own plant quiz based on everything you have learnt this half term. Why not challenge your teacher?