Thursday 21st May – Challenge of the day!


Good morning – I hope you are all having a good week so far! Thank you for all your updates and emails – I do really enjoy hearing from you all!

Yesterday, you were asked to solve The Solar System crossword. How did you do? You can check out the answers here!


Todays challenge, is all about Harry Potter!  Below, is a word scramble, all about Harry Potter. How many word scrambles can you solve?


Writing task –  This week, I would like you to have a go at trying to write a funny story in no more than 500 words – which you can then enter for the ‘A Write Laugh’ story competition. Full details can be found here A Write Laugh and in the poster below.


So far this week, you have looked at inspiration for writing from your own experiences, created your own funny or quirky character and written hooks for your story. Today, is all about planning our story using a story map.

Task 4 – Create a story map
Using the learning you have done so far, story map your own story, including the key events which will make your reader howl. You can choose how to present your story map, but must remember to include the character you designed on Tuesday and the hooks you created yesterday.

Remember, the purpose of your story is make the audience laugh – keep this in mind when planning your story. Also, you only have 500 words, so it might be useful, if you planned the story in sections, you could include a rough word count to help keep you on track.

Maths task – Fractions – We are continuing with our fraction learning today and today focussing on adding and subtracting fractions. Have a look at the BBC Bitesize Add and subtract fractions within 1 and then have a go at the suggested activities.-

Science task – all about water!
On Purple Mash, I have added a presentation all about water and how changes of state can happen.  Please use the presentation and record notes in your workbook to help with your scientific understanding.

Task 1 – All about ice!
For this investigation,  you will place two or three ice cubes on some cling film stretched over a container of warm water and observe what happens and consider the questions below:
What do you see in the container?
What can you observe on the cling film?
What processes are occurring?
Record your observations and scientific thinking in your workbook.

Task 2 – Reversing changes
For this investigation, you will need to work with your grown up to boil a kettle and hold a plate or mirror over the ‘steam’ and observe what happens. Consider the questions below and record your observations and scientific thinking in your workbook.
How can this gas be turned back into a liquid? Can you reverse the change?
Watch your teacher demonstrate this process.
What can you see?
Which processes have you observed?
How has the temperature caused these processes?

Task 3- salt and ice
For this investigation, you will need to put two ice cubes into two cups. Put a teaspoon of salt on one ice cube and observe what happens over a few minutes. If you have a thermometer, you can also observe how the temperature in the beakers changes. Consider the questions below when recording your scientific thinking.
What do you notice happening to the two ice cubes?
What process is occurring?
What happened to the temperature in the different glasses?

Task 4- Create a science knowledge poster
Using what you have learnt today, create a knowledge poster all about water and the three different changes of state which water can go though.  Remember to use scientific language and diagrams in your poster to support your understanding.

Challenge – What about Chocolate?
Does chocolate act in the same way as water? Can you create your own investigation to find out what happens when chocolate is frozen, and how quickly it melts? Write your investigation in your work book, then carry out the investigation and record your observations and what you have found out.

Please do keep sending your updates to our class email so that I can share all your fab learning on our class page!

Have a great day!

Mrs T 🙂