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Thursday 26th March

Good morning from Ms Bradshaw and Mrs Tasch!


This is one of the dragons that lives next to my pond! 

Here are today's Daily Five:


By the way, have you seen yourselves on the Wessex Learning Trust Newsletter?

1. The Daily Five - Maths


Lesson 4 - Tenths on a numberline


You have a decimal / fraction numberline in your pack to help you with today's questions.  A ruler will also come in handy especially when the numbers are greater than 1



2. The Daily Five - Literacy


Give your improved machine a new name


Describe the function of the new part you have created.

Use causal connectives and prepositions (look at Monday and Tuesday to remind yourself what these are)


Explain why it would be useful to have its new part:

  •  Why would people want it?
  •  Will it make their life easier?
  • Will it mean it can do the job of two machines?


3. The Daily Five - Outside Time



Add a sign for your bug house / hotel and build a tiny teepee next to the house using mud and twigs.


 There are some ideas here

4. The Daily Five - Project

Our Senses - Touch


Find out which areas of our bodies are most sensitive to touch.  

Hands? Feet? Fingers?


Use a paper clip (or if you don't have a paperclip a fork would work)

  • Bend a paper clip into the shape of a U with the tips about 2 cm apart.
  • Make sure the tips of the U are even with each other.
  • Lightly touch the two ends of the paper clip to the back of the hand of your subject.
  • Your subject should not look at the area of skin that is being tested.
  • Do not press too hard!
  • Make sure both tips touch the skin at the same time.
  • Ask your subject if he or she felt one or two pressure points.
  • If your subject reported one point, spread the tips of the clip a bit further apart, then touch the back of the subject's hand again.
  • If your subject reported 2 points, push the tips a bit closer together, and test again. Measure the distance at which the subject reports "I feel two points."


Try different parts of the body: the arm, leg, fingers, back, neck, head, hand, toes.

  • Compare the distances required for a "I feel 2 points" response on different body regions.
  • What part of the body is most sensitive? In other words, where on the body can 2 points be detected with the smallest tip separation?


Record in your books what you have discovered.



5. The Daily Five - Reading


Continue reading:

  • Your home reader
  • Oxford Owl
  • Online comic.


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