Year 4-6 Learning Continuity

13 May: Year 4-6 Who and Where You Are in Space and Time 2

Student Learning Continuity Program
Student Learning Continuity Program
13 May: Year 4-6 Who and Where You Are in Space and Time 2
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This is the second session of the Year 4-6 Student Learning Continuity Program, an educational learning series for students, designed and made possible by the  Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development of Solomon Islands.

Theme: Who and where you are in space and time

Topic: Family and Friends

Presenters:

  • Janedel Baeto from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD)
  • Madam Lovelyn Pitawao, Year 4 teacher at the Florence Young Christian School (FYCS)
  • Madam Beverly Hanirara Year 5 teacher at the FYCS and
  • Madam Marilyn Tapidaka Year 6 teacher at the FYCS.

Last week:

In the last week’s session you also listened to a story about Sogo who grew up in a rural village on Guadalcanal. And you were given tasks to work on:

Year 4 learners, you were asked to list two (2) ways to protect our water sources so that it is safe for drinking.

Some examples of ways to protect our water sources so that it is safe for drinking are:

  • Firstly, do not build toilets near your water sources and
  • Secondly, build fence around your wells to keep animals away.

Year 5 learners, in last week’s session you were asked to define in your own words the term Pollution. And in simple terms, pollution can be described or defined as, when your home village or town is dirty with rubbish such as, empty plastic cans and bottles, dirty oil from cars, dirty oil from outboard motors, ships and other machines.

Year 6 learners, you were tasked to list two ways in which members of your family and community can participate to keep the environment clean.

What are the 2 ways you have identified or listed which your community or family can do to keep the environment clean?

Now you can listen carefully to the 2 examples on how to keep the environment clean.

  • Firstly, organise community work sessions once a month to bury empty tins and cans, cut grasses and dig proper drainage and
  • Secondly, family members can keep their homes and surroundings clean by regularly disposing of their rubbish in proper places.

This Week:

Re-read Sogo’s Story:

My name is Sogo. I grow up in a small remote village on Guadal Canal Province. The village is surrounded by mountains, forests, and streams. The air is fresh and cool. We grow different types of food on the slopes of the mountains. We get fish, shells, and prawns from the streams. Dad goes to the town once a month to buy rice, soap, sugar, and other things. I go to a school run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I am in Year 5 in the Upper Primary school. I have to walk for one hour to get there. I think living in the mountains is healthier than living in a large town.

In your exercise books, you will be answering questions about Science and Maths, using Sogo’s story.

Year 4 Science: The Water Cycle – how water circulates in nature

The water cycle is the route by which water circulates in nature:

The Odd Git , Simple Water Cycle , marked as public domain, details on Wikimedia Commons

Activity: From Sogo’s story we have learnt that Sogo and his family usually get fish, shells and prawns from the stream for their food. In Science, water can come in 3 forms or states. These are gas, solid or liquid.

In what form does the water in the stream come?

a) gas

b) solid

c) liquid

The answer will be given at the end of the activities. 

See this interactive resource to learn more about the Water Cycle: https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-beg.html

 

Year 5 Science – Energy Sources and Energy Changes

Energy is the ability to do work. Energy can change from one form to another.

Activity: The air in Sogo’s village is fresh and cool. What is the name of the instrument that can be used to measure the temperature of the cool air in Sogo’s village?

See this website for more information on measuring temperature: https://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/temperature.php

The answer will be given at the end of the activities.

 

Year 6 Science – Energy and Change

What is Energy? Energy is the ability to work or make things change. Energy makes things move. It gives us sound. It makes things hot. It gives us light.

What is Change? What has taken place during a certain process.

See this website for more information about energy and change: https://www.generationgenius.com/energy-transfer-lesson-for-kids/

Activity: From Sogo’s story, his dad goes into town once a month to buy rice, soap, sugar and other things. From the other list of things, energy was also included. Therefore, we want you to name two types of energy source that might be used in Sogo’s village. For example: a candle….

Possible answers will be given at the end of the activities. 

 

Maths – Calculation (mixed operation and whole number) and Problem Solving

Year 4 Maths Activity:

It took 1 hour for Sogo to reach his school and another 1 hour for him to return home. In total, Sogo walked 2 hours to and from his school. If 1 hour is equal to 60 minutes, how many minutes are there altogether in 2 hours?

The answer will be given at the end of the activities. 

 

Year 5 Maths Activity: 

If Sogo went to the market to sell the fish for $35.00, shells for $15.00 and the prawns for an unknown amount of money, and he earned a total of $100.00, what is the cost of the prawns?

The answer will be given at the end of the activities. 

 

Year 6 Maths Activity:

Sogo’s dad goes to the town once a month to buy rice, soap, sugar, and other things.

If Sogo’s dad bought 4 packets of 1Kg sugar, and each packet cost $12.00, what is the total cost of 4 packets?

The answer will be given at the end of the activities. 

 

Answers:

Science Maths
Year 4 c) liquid 2 hours is equal to 120 minutes.

60 + 60 = 120               OR

Year 5 Thermometer $50 is the cost of the prawns

Fish ($35) + Shells ($15) = $50. Then total ($100) – Fish and Shells ($50) = Prawns ($50)

Year 6 Possible answers: torch, hurricane lamp, solar, dried bamboo, fire, wood, coconut leaves and mobile phone light. 4 Packets of 1kg sugar is $48

$12 x 4 = $48

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  • The radio program was very useful, it would be also best if it is in another multimedia form.

  • If I may be provided with all the above eLearning materials. I tried my very best to download all the materials, but won’t able to do so. since others did not have any download links.

  • Can we get all the teacher and student guides upload on this website. This will be very helpful for kids doing home school during this pandemic

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