Week beginning Monday 22nd June
Take a look at these two pieces of writing from the week. I think Eden and Flossie have both done very well.
Do you know the lifecycle of an Emperor Penguin?
It is May when the female lays one egg that is shiny. She passes it very carefully to the male to look after.
The daddy keeps the delicate egg warm in his brood pouch for 56 days. The is called incubation.
Eventually the egg hatches and the chick is grey, cute and so fluffy!
The baby needs some food so the mother comes back with some juicy fish from the icy ocean.
The parents have to make sure the chick doesn’t go on the frozen floor or it will die.
As the chick gets older it starts losing its fluff. This is called moulting.
It now grows black feathers which are waterproof because it needs to go in the ocean. The chick’s mother leaves it to find its own food and it gets so hungry that it goes in to the ocean and stays there for about 5 years before starting to breed itself.
Eden's penguin lifecycle
Well this week we are reaching our final destination in our whiste-stop tour of the continents of the world...the continent of ....I hope you've guessed it...Antarctica. This will be the coldest place that we visit so lets hope that it cools us down if its very hot outside this week.
I am putting together some English and geography lessons and ofcourse we will be learning about some of the animals of the continent so that is science. We will have another art lesson as I know that lots of you have been really proud of the lovely drawings that you have done. But this week I have added some history and a science investigation. The investigation is later in the week, but you are going to need some ice cubes (we are learning about an icy continent after all) and some sort of pots/cups to put them in, so I thought I would tell you now so that you can make sure that you have some ice cubes available as it takes a while to make them in the freezer.
Monday 22nd June
English Screencast of runaway iceberg story https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1q6RCHhZ
I'm afraid the video stops abruptly before I have read the last few words, so please read the words yourself to see the ending of the story.
Screencast Antarctica Gojetters lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qIdCHtu
Tuesday 23rd June
English screencast of Emperor Penguins lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1q2tCH4b
History Screencast of Scott of the Antarctic lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qohCHpm
Wednesday 24th June
English Screencast of Lifecycle of Emperor penguins lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY13XpCLOK
BBC teach lifeccyles video clip
Science Screencast of Antarctic animals https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qoMCH78
Art - Draw an emperor penguin link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1APW_4J8dw or look for Orca, seal or dolphin
Thursday 25th June
English Screencast lesson - writing a lifecycle https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY132mCLSK
screencast of spelling test to use today or Friday https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY10QxCPR9
Science Screencast lesson science investigation of ice melting https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY10jHCPLU
Friday 26th June
English screencast lesson editing and completing lifecycle work https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY13DVCNoh
Maths - see the whiterose weekly challenge
Science - Screencast of results of science investigation https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1Tb55fPn
Flossie has just sent me her results that agree with what Eden found out. Vinegar does make an ice cube melt quicker than salt. She put both in the warm sunshine and the vinegar cube melted in 10 minutes and the salt cube melted in 13 minutes! Thank you for sharing this Fllossie
Geography - Screencast of Amazing Antarcttica https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY106nC9VT