Literacy - I am learning to write a biography of an inspiring female pioneer.
When you think of great scientists, you might think of men first - but there have been plenty of women trailblazers who the modern world could not do without. We're going to look at 3 of them - Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie and Mae Jamison.
Log onto PurpleMash where you'll have factfiles to complete about these 3 pioneers, who each excelled in a different area of science. Have a watch of the videos below - what else can you find out about them?
Maths - I am learning to investigate measurement problems.
We've got a problem that will push our problem solving with measurement this morning - have a read of the problem below:
A group of eight children in Class 6 were measuring water using measuring cylinders. They coloured the water to make reading the scales easier.
They lined up the cylinders in two neat rows, each labelled with a child's name and the amount they had measured out.
Then Harry opened the window and the wind blew most of the labels onto the floor! "Oh! Harry!" they all wailed. Can you relabel the cylinders for them?
Ahmed had measured out just a thousand millilitres and Belinda twice as much as Ahmed.
Grace had measured out three-quarters of the amount that Belinda had done and Freddie had half the amount that Ahmed had measured out.
Which were their cylinders?
Callum had coloured his water blue. How much did he measure out?
Ellie had coloured her water pink and Dan coloured his orange. How much did they measure out?
"Don't drink that!" Harry had laughed, pointing at Dan's cylinder, "It's not orange juice!" As his hand stretched out he knocked over his red liquid. "Oh! Harry!" they all wailed again.
How much was left in Harry's cylinder after the accident?
See below for the sheet you can do your working out and answers on. How could you start this problem? Which cylinder could you label first?
Art - I am learning to draw a self-portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo.
Linking in with International Women's Day, we're going to be looking at one of the most famous and influencial female artists of all time, Frida Kahlo. She was very famous for her exaggerated style of self portraits which she used to express herself. Have a look at the portraits below;
She put lots of effort into making her backgrounds as eye catching as the portrait itself, showing a love of nature and the culture of Mexico, where she was from.