Think and float Thursday – 11/06/20

Greetings Platypuses,

The name of today’s blog gives you a hint as to what you will be doing in Science today!

First things first though…

It was really lovely to see that yesterday’s World Oceans Day learning was making an impact and some Platypuses shared their thoughts:


Keep up the good work! If we all make changes we can make a difference.



Four types of sentences to learn about today!


Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

Today’s learning is all about adding equal groups (lesson 4):


So did you guess what we’re doing in science today?

That’s right…floating and sinking!

Let’s learn some more about floating and sinking…

Now try an experiment of your own. First of all you need a large container of water and a towel to put under it if possible! Then gather up some different objects to experiment with to see if they float or sink. Make a prediction first.

Making a prediction means making a statement saying what you expect to happen, using your knowledge to inform this statement.

Here are some suggestions on the worksheet and on the poster. Remember to use objects that are a variety of materials.

This is a free downloadable resource on twinkl if you’ve signed up for the free access for parents:

Were your predictions correct?

What have you learnt about floating and sinking?

Can you explain why some objects float and some objects sink?

Let’s finish today with storytime…

What was the most interesting thing you learnt about today?

Do stay in touch.

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

4 thoughts on “Think and float Thursday – 11/06/20

  1. Hi 🙂
    I’m sorry to hear it was hard going but I agree the work was quite challenging. Well done for persevering Jovani.
    I’m glad the phonics went well and counting in 5s isn’t easy that’s for sure! Super way to revise.
    I’m glad the science and the poster making was enjoyed. I’ve just replaced the link to the first story which i noticed wasn’t working so you could try that again if you wanted. have a great evening, well done for all your hard work 🙂


  2. Good job Ritaj 🙂 I’ve just replaced the link to the first story that wasn’t working so you could try that again 🙂


  3. Hello Miss Lindsey,

    Where do I start! Today was a very challenging day but we eventually got through it!!

    He enjoyed your phonics video, but struggled a little with the maths, counting in 5s especially. We did some 5 x table revision to help.

    He only enjoyed making the poster and doing the science experiment.


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