For today's reading comprehension, you are going to be studying a famous scientist: Mary Anning.
Watch the video below to get acquainted.
The Set One text and questions are slightly more challenging than the Set Two text and questions. It is up to you which you complete. Open the document in the resources area. Example answers are provided as well as some extra activities that you may wish to complete based on fossils.
Short written task:
Put yourself in Mary Anning's shoes. I want you to answer the following question as her in as much detail as possible.
Why do you love going to the beach so much?
Don't just say, "I like collecting fossils" - Mary loved the beach for many different reasons.
Think about how you feel when walking on a beach. What do you love?
Be as descriptive as you can by using your senses.
If you REALLY want to impress me, then select and use some of the effective vocabulary from the vocabulary sheet linked in the resources section. Choose carefully!
What impact do you want to have on the reader?
Complete today's Starter Mat.
Today you are studying volume.
- First, head to the BBC website to understand what volume is. Watch the video, read all of the page and then complete the short activities at the bottom of the page https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjbg87h/articles/zcrxtyc
- Follow this link also to see how volume is calculated in more depth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjbg87h/articles/z3jrxfr Have a go at the activities.
- Complete the Busy Ant Sheet linked to practise.
- Have a go at some reasoning problems.
Wider Curriculum / Foundation Subject: Science
Having already studied a famous scientist and hopefully completed the tasks on fossils, this afternoon's practical activities are based on a different area of Science - forces. Open the document and have some fun!