WEEKLY SPORTS CHALLENGE – How many consecutive times can you keep a tennis ball bouncing on a bat? Spend time practicing and then give yourself a 2 minute timer and see how many you can do. If the ball drops onto the floor, start your count again. Tweet your results.
English - New Text Genre Focus - Information Report
This week we will be using the ideas and features from last week's information text on raven birds to create our own information reports on Wolves.
Lesson Focus - To write the ending information paragraph summing up the magnificence of the wolf species along with the identification of special/technical words used about wolves in order to create a report glossary table.
Using the below power point slides, table sheet or a piece of paper to plan and write your final wolf report paragraph plus word explaining glossary (see below video explaining the purpose of a glossary)
Our Raven example text is below along with an example on wolves to help you.
Lesson 5 - Creating a South American animal & plant classification/branching key.
Use the below videos and power point to explaining the making of a scientific branching key which will allow you to group and name different animal species from their appearance and characteristics.
Activity - This week you will be classifying less familiar and well known creatures from South America such as the plassiflora plant, rainbow whiptail lizard and titan beetle! Can you use the below sets of animal and plant pictures and names to draw and create your own scientific branching key? Use your knowledge of differing animal species eg lizards are cold blooded, birds lay eggs, mammals possess hair or fur to create your branching key questions.
The video reminds you of how to create the branching key and the power point slides give you a little more information on the South American plants.
Don't forget to tweet your animal branching key creations to us if you can. You could ask an adult to take a photo of your work and tweet it to year 6 and St.Christophers using - @ChrissiesSpeke @elsworth_mr @KatherineCairn2 or why not send the photo to us via class dojo