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Today, we are going to continue reading Holes. I do hope you are enjoying it. Holes is one of my favourites! Please read the next few chapters and answer the comprehension questions below. 

Holes Ch 7 Part 1

Recorded by Dawn Wiedeman with PDF on screen

Holes Ch 7 Part 2

recorded by Dawn Wiedeman with PDF on screen

Holes Ch 8

recorded by Dawn Wiedeman with PDF on screen

Holes Ch 9

recorded by Dawn Wiedeman with PDF on screen

Maths 

 

Complete the White Rose maths lesson for Monday 4th - Simplify Fractions. There is a video on the website to support your learning. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ 

 

There is a worksheet to complete below. You can either print this out or write the answers in the workbook you took home, on some paper or type them out. It's up to you! 

 

The answer sheet is included to check your work against. Please don't look at the answers until you have attempted the worksheet yourself! 

Topic 

 

Last week, we learnt about Chichen Itza. Today, I would like you to apply that learning to Science. During the spring and autumn equinox, the sun casts triangular shadows on El Castillo, a pyramid saped temple in the centre of Chichen Itza. This creates an illusion the Maya described as a feathered serpent crawling down the pyramid. 


There are some great BBC Bitesize clips about light and shadows. 

What is light - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/z2s4xfr 

 

How are shadows created? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8vfb9q

 

Today, I want you to observe a range of shadows and identify the objects that create them.

Using a light source (any that you can find at home) I want you to conduct an investigation to explore the patterns in the size and shape of an object's shadow. 

 

If you wanted a further challenge, you could record your results in a spreadsheet. 

The Descent of Kukulkán

This time-lapse video of solar alignment during the equinoxes on the pyramid of El Castillo in Chichén Itzá .

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