To lift water from the canal the Ancient Egyptians used a shaduf. A shaduf is a large pole balanced on a crossbeam, a rope and bucket on one end and a heavy counter weight at the other. By pulling the rope it lowered the bucket into the canal. The farmer then raised the bucket of water by pulling down on the weight. He then swung the pole around and emptied the bucket onto the field.
After watching the video (link above) and looking at some examples, can you have a go making one at home?
Let's begin today's lesson with a visit to the vets to find out the difference between grams and kilogram.
How much do you think a mouse weighs compared to a snake? Watch the video on the link to find out.
Measuring mass comes in handy all the time. Whenever you bake or cook, you have to use scales to weigh the ingredients. If you didn’t use the correct amount of flour in a cake, it would not taste nice!
When measuring mass, you use grams and kilograms.
1000 g = 1 kg
When you’re reading scales, you have to look really carefully at the intervals (divisions) between the numbers. This is so you can identify which numbers they represent.
The scales tell you whether you are reading grams or kilograms.
Look at example 1: Measured in Grams (g)
When reading scales, the first thing you have to do is look at the intervals. What are the divisions going up in?
The larger intervals go up in hundreds. You can also see there is a smaller interval in between each hundred. This must be worth 50 g since it is the halfway point between hundreds.
The arrow on the dial is pointing at the smaller division between 700 g and 800 g, so the mass of the fruit must be 750 g
Example 2: In KILOGRAMS (kg)
The arrow is between 2 kg and 3 kg, but what do the intervals represent?
The kilograms are split up into 10 divisions, so each one must represent 100 g, since 10 lots of 100 g is 1 kg.
The arrow is on the third division after 2 kg, so the weight of the potatoes is 2kg 300g
What would 2 kg 300 g be in just grams?
2 kg is the same as 2000 g. So:
2000 g + 300 g = 2300 g
Can you now complete the TWO activities on the link?
Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt
Agnes is eight years old and is recruited by an elephant shrew - a type of small mammal - named Attie to work for SPEARS (the Society for the Protection of the Endangered and Awesomely Rare Species). She is trained to become an Agent of the Wild and her first mission, Operation Honeyhunt, takes her to the Brazilian rainforest to find an endangered and lost bee. Will Agnes pass the test to become an Agent of the Wild?
In the first extract she meets Attie, the elephant shrew. In the second extract Commander Phil explains her first mission to her.
Watch TV presenter Kate Humble read an extract from Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt. Think about the following:
Who is Attie?
What do we know about Uncle Douglas?
What impression do you have of Agnes so far?
What would you do if you found a talking elephant shrew dressed in clothes when you came home from school?
Next, watch Kate read another extract and think about the following:
What is the mission that Commander Phil is talking about?
What do we know about the missing bee?
Do you think they will get there on time?
What is it like when she gets there?
'I’m home!' Agnes shouted, returning to her twenty-sixth-floor flat.
'That’s nice, Agnes,' Uncle Douglas called to her from the kitchen. Agnes peered through the doorway at him. He was sitting at their dining table, hunched over his laptop, all attention focused on the screen. Behind him, Agnes noticed a pot of pasta about to over-boil on the stove, like always.
She shook her head and left Douglas to it, then trudged across the hall to her room. When she opened her door, she froze. There was a something on her bed.
It was about the size of a large hamster, but it had a long tail and small ears and its body was covered in shiny fur that changed colour from fire-orange on its head, to jet black everywhere else. Its two blacker-than-night eyes were ringed in snow-white hair.
It blinked at Agnes and rolled onto its hind legs; and that’s when Agnes noticed the most curious thing about it - it was wearing a tiny safari uniform: sand-beige, perfectly ironed and festooned with pockets.
'Er ... hello,' Agnes managed, venturing slowly in and shutting the door quietly behind her.
If Douglas saw she had an animal in her room, he’d go crazy. She took a deep breath, trying to control her shock. Studying the animal’s features, she made an educated guess. 'Are you a possum?'
The creature’s arms flew to its hips as it puffed out its chest. 'A POSSUM?' it exclaimed.
Agnes fell back against her bedroom door. The furry not-a-possum creature could speak? She didn’t understand how it was possible... Was it some kind of trick? She stepped closer, her heart thudding like a train.
'I, uneducated one, am an ELEPHANT shrew, species Rhynchocyon petersi.'
Agnes stumbled to repeat the phrase.
'Never mind, girl. Never mind,' the elephant shrew said. 'There’s no time for introductions.' He pointed to a badge pinned to the lapel of his safari shirt. 'I’m a field agent for SPEARS, and I need you to come with me, now.'
What do we find out about Attie, the elephant shrew, from this extract?
Write a short paragraph explaining what you know about Attie.
Activities for w.c 29/06/20
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23 Degrees 5 Minutes Trailer
Before watching the film:
• What does the title mean? • How does it relate to travelling?
Pause the film at 1m 17 secs
• What is the purpose of this scene? • Where is the film set? • Who do we think this character is? • What is he searching for? • Why do you think he would risk his life to search for this person? • How long ago did he disappear? • How do we know that the professor doesn’t like words?
Around 70% of Britain is farmland. Farmers work hard every day to produce the food we eat but how do they choose what they are going to grow?
In this activity, you are going to become a farmer and investigate which crops would be ideal for your new farm! Kit list Seeds (check the ‘Watch out!’ section to make sure seeds are handled safely).
Suitable examples could be:
Sugar snap seeds
Mungbean Compost (check the ‘Watch out!’ section to make sure compost is handled safely)
Biodegradable or recycled pots
Small watering can
Time: 30 minutes
1.Today you are going to become a farmer. When choosing which crop to grow, you need to think about four things:
2. Think about all four of these factors and then choose the seed of the fruit or vegetable you’d like to grow
3. Fill the pot with compost, poke a small hole in it and add your seed.
4. What do plants need to be able to grow? Cover it over with a little more compost, water it and leave it in a sunny place. Water it regularly.
5. Watch and see how your crop grows.
When you next visit the supermarket, check the fruit and vegetables. Where have they come from?
Las estaciones - The Seasons of the Year Spanish weather song for you to practise :)
Maths: How to recognise turns and angles
Please click on the following links. Once you have done so, please read through the 'Learn' section. In the learn section, it will explain what angles look like and show you different types of angles, including 'right angles'.
You will be able to see the winning battle scores, the top scorer that week within your class and who the whole school top scorer is! :)
1. Explore the whole & part relationship in familiar contexts, using area, linear & quantity models
NCETM have released a series of videos to support teaching your children about fractions at home. They follow a logical order, so it would be appropriate to start watching the first video to the most recent one.
SPaG Revision. You can have a go at the questions and then check answers against the mark scheme :)
Sugar cube pyramid- you will need a few things. Follow the instructions below! Don't forget to email us your pictures if you try this activity at home :)
Things You'll Need
Nail file or sand paper (optional)
Orange or brown paint
Determine the size of your sugar-cube-pyramid base. The larger the pyramid base, the more sugar cubes needed. For a pyramid with a base of 10, you need at least 400 sugar cubes.
Measure the length of one sugar cube and multiply that length by the pyramid's base. This gives the dimensions of the pyramid base. Draw a box on the cardboard base using the dimensions you determined. Use the lines on the cardboard base as a guide when you begin gluing sugar cubes to the base.
For example, most sugar cubes are 1-cm long. For a pyramid with a base of 10, multiply 1 cm by 10. The result: 10 cm on each side. Draw a square on the cardboard base that is 10 cm on each side.
Glue the sugar cubes to the base. Start with one of the corners and glue one sugar cube in the corner. Continue adding and gluing sugar cubes until the box on the cardboard base is completely filled. Be sure to form straight lines; use the lines on the cardboard base as a guide. In this example, you would need 100 sugar cubes to complete the base.
Reduce each base by one sugar cube and glue the sugar cubes to the subsequent bases. After the base is complete, indent the next base slightly (less than a centimeter) and begin the second base. In the example, the bottom base was 10 cubes. The second base is going to be nine cubes. Make each subsequent base just as you made the bottom base: start with the corner and make a row. Complete each row.
Here is a list of the bases needed for a ten-base pyramid: level two: nine cube rows, 81 cubes needed; level three: eight cube rows, 64 cubes needed; level four: seven cube rows, 49 cubes needed; level five: six cube rows, 36 cubes needed; level six: five cube rows, 25 cubes needed; level seven: four cube rows, 16 cubes needed; level eight: three cube rows, nine cubes needed; level nine: two cube rows, four cubes needed; level 10: one cube.
Allow the cubes to dry thoroughly. Once dry, gently file or sand the edges of the sugar cubes to smooth them out and to form the pyramid shape. Next, use orange or brown paint to make it look authentic.
1. Why did Winnie turn her black house rainbow-coloured?
2. What is Winnie's cat called?
3. What does Winnie fly on?
4. What is the magic word needed for Winnie's spells?
5. Why is Winnie's cat scared of the sea?
A new tournament on TT rockstars has begun! Click here to battle for this week. The battle ends Monday 15th June at 9:30am
COME ON YEAR 3!
History Week 08.06.20History. Use the video clips and information on the following link to create a wanted poster about Boudica. In addition to this, create a comic strip showing the story of how the Romans conquered Britain.
This week, we are going to be practising some of the skills that make us really good writers.
The first of these is subordinate clauses. A clause is part of a sentence. A subordinate clause is a section of a sentence that wouldn't make sense on its own and only works as part of a sentence. In the sentence 'I played at the park until it was lunchtime', the subordinate clause is 'until it was lunchtime'. 'I played at the park' makes sense on its own, but 'until it was lunchtime' isn't a full sentence.
Subordinate clauses are joined to the main part of a sentence with a conjunction. We can remember the conjunctions to use with subordinate clauses by saying 'I SAW A WABUB':
I - if
S - since
A - as
W - when
A - although
W - while
A - after
B - before
U - until
B - because
Can you learn what 'I SAW A WABUB' stands for off by heart?
Now follow this online lesson to help you learn more about subordinating conjunctions.
We are also going to practise using apostrophes for possession. This means using an apostrophe to show that something belongs to someone. For example 'Mrs Butcher's dog' shows that the dog belongs to Mrs Butcher. 'Mrs Ladd's drawing' shows that the drawing belongs to Mrs Ladd. If the person who owns the thing already ends in an s, we don't add another s, just the apostrophe - 'Mr Davies' bike'. Can you write some sentences about the things that belong to people in your family?
This online lesson will help you practise using apostrophes for possession.
Lastly for this week, we'd love to know what you are reading at home. Remember, reading is so important for all areas for learning. Could you write a book review? You could use one from the website, or why not make up your own? Remember to include the title, the author, the setting and the characters. Explain why you did or didn't enjoy the book. Have you read any other books by the same author, or ones that have a similar theme?
Watch the video on equivalent fractions below and then have a go at the Mini-Maths worksheets.
BBC Daily Lessons w.c 04/05/20Please find a range of lessons which you may want to access this week. They cover Maths, English, Science and History. All resources are downloadable including worksheets and answers.
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English Pronouns Lesson w.c 20.04.20Watch the video explaining pronouns and what they are and when they are used. Activity 1 Check how well you understood the videos with these two short activities. 1. Highlight all the pronouns in the sentences. Remember: Pronouns are the words that have replaced other nouns. 2. Then highlight all the words that could be replaced by pronouns. Remember: Pronouns replace nouns such as names of people. Activity 3 Write five of your own sentences that each use one of the pronouns below. he, she, them, they, her Your sentences can be about anything you want. For example: Jim had some pocket money so he bought a new book.
What was life like in Ancient Egypt?
Task: 1. Watch the video which shows what life was like in Ancient Egypt. 2. Create a poster which describes and includes facts about the River Nile, Pharoahs, the Pyramids and Mummies. 3. Remember to include pictures of what you can see in the video, for example, draw pictures of the Pyramids or a Mummy's Tomb.