Science and Writing
I would love you to complete this experiment at home, you will need ice and 3 plates. You will need to place 3 pieces of ice in 3 different locations around your home, for example a fridge, on top of a radiator (or somewhere warm) and at room temperature (e.g. a bedroom, kitchen or living room). The children will then observe which location melts the ice the quickest.
Before starting the experiment, I would like the children to write a prediction and an equipment list, this should include everything they are using during the experiment. If you feel your child is able, they may also write a short method for the experiment, explaining each step.
At the end of the experiment, I would like the children to write a conclusion using their results. The conclusion must include 'because' as this will allow the children to explain why that piece of ice melted the quickest.
Below is a video of myself explaining the task to the children.
The first part of today's Maths is looking at 1 more and 1 less. The children in my class have done this previously with numbers below 10.
Show the children a number line to 20 and point to a number. Ask 'what is 1 more than this number?', the children should then jump to add 1 on the number line. Similarly, when looking at 1 less the children should learn to jump back as 1 less is subtracting 1. This can be shown using items and the children physically taking away or adding 1.
The next part of today's Maths is completing number patterns - finding the missing numbers.
Show the children a series of numbers going forwards and backwards with a missing number.
e.g. 5, 6, 7, _, 8
e.g. 12, 14, 15, __, 17
e.g. 20, 19, 18, __ , 16
The children should then count either forwards or backwards to complete the sequence.