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Monday 11th May 2020

Good afternoon Year 6! I hope that you had a lovely (long) weekend and enjoyed some time outside.

 

Last Thursday (7th May), only one of your computing tasks appeared on the website- the second was just an LI with no link! Oops! So your first activity this afternoon is what you should have done then. Follow this link for the lesson:

 

 

Monday 11th May 2020

LI: To understand programming algorithms and debugging

There are lots of activities to choose from to do with algorithms and debugging here. Please try to complete at least 3 (have a look at all of the mini missions and  both football sheets before you choose which). You could print out or save the mini missions to see how many you can complete another day! Tweet us photos @kensingprimary

Next, you are going to do some science mixed with geography.

 

First, measure your plants and add this week's measurement to your graph.

 

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Today, as it has been a few weeks since you planted your seed you should be starting to notice some things about how your plant(s) are growing. Write the short date on the back of your graph and note down a few observations.
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Monday 11th May 2020

LI: To apply my knowledge of biomes (geography) and adaption (science) in research

Starter:

Underneath your own observations, make a few notes about Miss Hesketh's plant. Try to answer the following questions:

 

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  1. Why do you  think that it is growing in this way?
  2. Are there any other reasons why it might be taller than the plant with lots of light?
  3. How could this be linked to what you learned about adaption and evolution?

Main Task:

 

Begin by revising your knowledge of biomes:

Now, using the internet, research the way in which plants have adapted to suit the environment in each biome. 

 

In different places, you will find biomes listed in different ways with different names. Here are some definitions that may help you:

 

Desert

-a barren area of landscape where little rain occurs and living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of plants exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to become worn away.

 

Tropical Rainforest

-a hot, wet biome found near Earth's equator

 

Coniferous Forest:

-mainly cone-bearing, needle-leaved or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in areas that have long winters and moderate to high annual rain. (taiga, or the boreal forest)

 

Grassland

-areas where the plants are mainly grasses. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica.

 

Tundra

-the coldest of all the biomes. There is very little rain or snow and the temperatures are freezing. Winters are long and summers are short. Part of the soil is frozen all year round, although the top part defrosts in summer and plants such as mosses can grow.

 

Deciduous Forest

-(woodlands)  a biome dominated by deciduous trees which lose their leaves seasonally. The Earth has temperate deciduous forests, and tropical and subtropical deciduous forests, also known as dry forests. Another name for these forests is broad-leaf forests because of the wide, flat leaves on the trees

 

Aquatic 

-the largest biome out there. Water covers nearly 75 percent of the earth's surface, in the form of oceans, lakes, rivers, etc. Just like all other biomes, the aquatic biome can be divided into two categories: freshwater regions and saltwater regions.

Task: Make a poster about how plants have adapted to different biomes. You might choose to do one biome in detail (desert example below) or to find a few facts about each biome (7 biomes example).

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