Spelling – Access https://www.spellingcity.com/users/MrsKHorne, select the correct lists use spellingcity’s games to help you learn your words. Each week you are also to learn five words that you have selected yourself with the spelling rule taught on Mondays. These will not be on spelling city. Instead, practise the rule making your words using active strategies (writing words on a partners back to guess, make with pasta or playdoh, rainbow writing, cheerleading the words etc…). You do not hand evidence of this in to school. It should be short, fun and engaging. You will complete a short dictation which uses words of a similar difficulty, though not the 5 specific words, which follow the spelling rule on Fridays.
**This week is week 13, the rule is words ending in ‘l’ and ‘ll’**
Science and Numeracy –
Access East Renfrewshire’s Libraries Website and use the class login . When you first open the link select Children’s > School Children > Homework and this will allow you to open the link to the Britannica Library site which East Renfrewshire libraries pay to access. This allows you to open more information than on the Britannica website, and ensures your search is safer than on google. You are also able to access ebooks and audiobooks through the Borrowbox link on the ERC Libraries website.
You are going to research one of the eight planets of our solar system. You have to display the information you find in an interesting and creative way.
You must include:
The name of the planet: Does its name have any meaning?
How the planet was discovered.
The planet’s distance from the sun. What size is the planet? Can you compare this to something else to help us imagine its size?
The length of the planet’s days and years.
The average temperature on the planet. Does it have seasons?
Which materials the planet is predominantly made from.
A description of the planets appearance, especially any interesting features.
Information about moons orbiting the planet. If there are any can you include some more information, for example: how many, when were they discovered, do they have names, are they similar to the planet they orbit?
Make your display as exciting and interactive as you can. You will present your findings to groups on Friday the 14th of February so DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR DISPLAY WITH YOU. Have fun!
You can also include other information you discover! (e.g. How much does the average person weigh on the planet (find out about its gravitational pull)? Have we sent any probes, satellites or rovers to the planet?)
We continued our chemical reactions topic today by investigating slime. We carried out a fair test to discover whether using more glue makes the slime more bouncy. It definitely does! We also developed our report writing skills as we conducted the experiment.
Spelling – Identify and spell words using the spelling rules for Week 8 and 9 words on spellingcity.com. See previous homework for further details.
Reading Passport – Begin your Reading Passport by completing your basic information, writing about the book you are currently reading, setting yourself 3 interesting reading challenges and writing about your den building challenge from last week.
Numeracy – Group measure task sheet. Complete this work in your numeracy homework jotter. If calculations are included please show working as discussed in class.
Science – Be on the look out for chemical reactions you may see everyday. Clues that a chemical reaction may have taken place, rather than just a physical reaction, include colour changes, gas released or texture change. At least one new substance must be formed and usually you can not go back to the original state. We discussed some examples and exceptions this week in class. Can you write four more in your numeracy jotter under your maths work?
Today we brought in our own devices. We took photos on our devices of the chemical reactions experiment using alka-seltzer, water and raisins.After a while the raisins started to dance. We wrote a report explaining all about It!
Today we did a science experiment. We used rasins Alka-sletzer and water. First we put 200ml of water in a beaker. Then we were given the Alka-sletzer tablet to put in the water with the rasins. as soon as we put the rasins in with the tablet and the water the rasins got surrounded with bubbles then some started to rise to the top. – Hannah
In school today we did a experiment. We used 10 raisins 1 alka seltzer and water. The water had a chemical reaction with the alka seltzer and created gas bubbles which were attracted to the raisins and floated up to the top then fell back down.
Today we did an experiment when we added Alka-Seltzer to water and placed raisins as well.When the Alka-Seltzer dissolved it made a chemical reaction and then dropped the raisins as gas bubbles float around them and lifting them up to the top and dropping it back to the ground
First we got a beaker and filled it with 200ml of water. Then we put in 1 Alka-Seltzer into it. Next we added 10 raisins and it started to fizz. The raisins sunk to the bottom and bubbles were attracted to the raisins. After that the gas bubbles lifted the raisins to the top of the beaker and then the gas evaporated into the atmosphere and the raisins fell to the bottom.