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Thursday 21st January

Word of the Day: frosty (adjective)

synonyms: freezing or icy

word pairs: frosty air, frosty breath, frosty silence

In the frosty December dusk, their cabins looked neat and snug with pale blue smoke rising from the chimneys and doorways.

(To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)

Arithmetic

Please work on page 56 and try some questions from section A, B or C.

English/Topic

LO: To explore the weather and climate of Scandinavia.

  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe climate features.
  • interpret data from graphs to make comparisons about regional climate.

 

Today, we are going to explore the climate of Scandinavia. You will look at maps, photos and graphs to learn about the climate of the region, and also make comparisons with our own climate here in the UK.

What's the difference between weather and climate?

Watch the BBC Clip to find out more about climate.

The Climate of Scandinavia

We are now going to look at four different Scandinavian cities:

  • Oslo (Norway)
  • Kiruna (Sweden)
  • Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Vadso (Norway)

Can you locate them on a map?

  1. Look at the data sheets, below, which show the average monthly temperatures and precipitation (rainfall) for these Scandinavian cities.
  2. Draw a line graph to show the average monthly temperatures for these 4 cities. Each city could be a different colour to make it clear.
  3. OPTIONAL. If you have the time, draw another line graph to show the average monthly precipitation for these 4 cities.
  4. Use all the data to answer the questions about the climate of these Scandinavian cities.

Extension

Research another Scandinavian city to explore its climate.

Maths

Today, we are starting a new unit to learn more about percentages. In our first session, you will think about the percentage of an amount (Lesson 1 in the textbook.)

 

I have included a link to the Power Maths Textbook so you can access the discover task and the share section. I have also allocated any teaching resources that you might need. The White Rose video explains the concepts to be able to do this maths. You do not have to print off the question PDF, you can just write down answers on a piece of paper if you like. If you need any more help please, email me: y5@ethelbert-road.kent.sch.uk.

Recap of percentages.

Reading
Science
Please follow the link below for today's Science lesson.
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