This week all of your tasks are in one blog post. Send us your replies and answers in the comments as usual. Make sure you also check out the Healthy Lives page where Ms Milne has put lots of fun ideas to keep your bodies and minds healthy while school is closed.
Remember you can send examples of work that you do at home to email@example.com and we will add them to the blog. And keep doing Mathletics and Bugclub every day!
1. Maths task
Rishi and Jen were making necklaces to sell at the school fair.
They decided to make them very mathematical.
Each necklace was to have eight beads, four of one colour and four of another.
And each had to be symmetrical, like this.
How many different necklaces could they make? Can you find them all?
How do you know there aren’t any others?
Record your solutions using R for Red and Y for Yellow.
Example: The image above would be R, Y, Y, R, R, Y, Y, R
Extension 1: What if they had 9 beads, five of one colour and four of another?
Extension 2: What if they had 10 beads, five of each?
2. Science Task
Should we use electric cars?
Do you agree with one of the characters or do you think something different? Here are some ways of finding out more.
1) Find some information about electric cars. Use more than one source to get a range of views.
2) Make a table to show the advantages and disadvantages of electric cars compared to other cars. Talk about your table.
3) What advice would you give to someone who wants to buy a car?
4) Are there any other types of cars that don’t have to be filled with fossil fuels to work?
3. Writing Task
Watch this short film – make sure you watch it all the way to the end!
Write a diary entry from the perspective EITHER of Reverso (the upside down man) OR his Dad. Remember to include thoughts and feelings alongside events that happened in the film.
4. Reading Task
Read the opening to this story and make predictions about what you think will happen next. Make sure you use clues from the text to explain why you think this; use the sentence starters from the Predict card to present your answers.
Santosh leaned back on the inflatable raft. It was too hot to paddle and he needed to conserve his energy. He had been lost at sea for the last three days. He was out of food and water, and he only had one emergency flare left. Suddenly, far away on the horizon he spotted a vague, indistinct shape. He could do nothing but wait…
5. P4C task
Was the invention of money a good or a bad thing?
You can watch this short video to get you started. Do you agree with Spot or Stripe? Why?