Good morning Primary 4. I hope you are all having a good week and enjoying your Space themed tasks. I have seen lots of super work so far so let’s keep this up. I hope you have a great day.
Mrs Cryans x
Health and Wellbeing
This is a link to some Space themed Cosmic Yoga
‘Think outside the box Thursday’
Complete the picture below. It’s not a heart.
Today your comprehension task is about Space. The questions are a mix of literal and inferential.
Blue Group – Your final question is an evaluative question. We haven’t looked at these this year yet. This type of question usually asks you what you think about something.
Green Group –
Blue Group – L.I. To use connectives/conjunctions.
First Man to Walk on the Moon (Apollo 11)
Fill in the conjunctions: and, but, so, also
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy made a promise that the United States would land a man on the Moon a___ return him safely to Earth by the year 1970. This marked the beginning of the Apollo Program headed by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.)
The crew of Apollo 11 achieved President Kennedy’s goal on July 21, 1969, b_____ he was not alive to see his dream come true. He was assassinated while visiting Texas on November 22, 1963.
The astronauts on board the Apollo 11 were Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., and Michael Collins.
It took them four days to reach the Moon’s orbit. It was journey of 250,000 miles. Michael Collins stayed on board the “Columbia,” the main part of the spacecraft known as the command ship, a_____ orbited the Moon.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin exited the Columbia a____ went into the lunar lander. The lunar lander was named the “Eagle.” They descended to the surface of the Moon.
They landed the Eagle at a flat location on the Moon called Tranquility. Neil Armstrong was the first to leave the lunar lander by means of a ladder. When he took his first step onto the Moon’s surface he said these now famous words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
One of his first actions was to plant the American flag on the surface of the Moon. Next, he and Buzz Aldrin went to work setting up scientific instruments s____ that scientists could learn more about the Moon. They took photographs and they a_____ collected 56 pounds of rock and soil samples. The two astronauts spent a total of 2 hours and 31 minutes outside of the lunar landing module.
Two days after their arrival, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin blasted off from the Moon and rejoined the Columbia command ship. Parachutes slowed the command module down s____ that it landed safely in the Pacific Ocean back on earth. It was a successful and historic 8-day mission.
Green group – L.I. To use capital letters and full stops.
This is the opening to the novel Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce, but there are lots of mistakes. Can you rewrite the sentences correctly?
Add the 5 missing full stops and 7 missing capital letters.
a rocket launched yesterday from a private site in Northern china, is missing yesterday the internet was alive with rumours of a secret manned space mission today NASA and the russian Federal Space Agency both confirmed that a rocket did take off but denied it was theirs the rocket entered high orbit and then disappeared into ‘deep space’ no manned rocket has left Earth’s orbit since Apollo 17 in 1972
Today I have set you a SumDog challenge. You will be working on rounding and multiplication. I will reward 50 coins to everyone who has a go at this challenge and 100 coins to the person who answers the most correct questions!! Have fun!
This Afternoon you are going to go on a journey through Space. Click on the link below to begin your journey.
You are now going to find out a little more about the Sun, the Moon and the Earth
Use your research skills to decide which facts are about the Sun, which facts are about the Moon and which facts are about Earth.
You can show your answers in any way you choose. This could be a table, a poster, a PowerPoint or you could just write them down.
Roughly spherical and is over 15 million degrees at its core.
Over 40,000km at its circumference.
Largely made of gas.
Travels at 100,000km an hour through space.
More than 100 times the size of the Earth.
Roughly a quarter of the size of Earth.
Orbits the Earth at about 3,000km an hour.
A ball of rock that orbits the Earth.
Tonight Coats Observatory are hosting a virtual viewing night. It starts at 9:30pm. I know it’s probably past most of your bedtimes, but might be worth staying up for.
Click on the link for some fantastic viewings of the Moon through our portable telescope and ask any astronomy related questions you can think of.