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Wednesday 1st July

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday 3/4K

Thank you to Alex for sending your great emojis from your PSHE work

Here are the answers to yesterday's guess my number: 16,  25,  465,  234,   678


Suggested timetable for today:

Maths: 30 minutes

English: 30 minutes


Reading: 20 minutes:

Science: 30 minutes

Spelling: 15 minutes

Maths warm-up: practice your doubling and halving skills

Now try measuring and scaling down by dividing to create a 'mini me' drawing.

Now carefully measure and draw these shapes using a ruler. Follow the instructions to scaling down each shape (make it smaller) and remember to check your calculations..

English: Listen and follow the text as I read to you another version of the Greek Myth about Icarus

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You are going to write Daedalus’s instructions for how to find and operate the hidden door in the labyrinth. Read these instructions first before writing your own.

Science-  The volume and pitch of sound


Before we start, try to make 6 different noises using your mouth.

Can you do it easily?

Can you make any other noises using your body? 

No rude noises thank you very much! 


Sound is a form of energy. In most cases, the more energy that is put into making the noise will result in the noise being louder. The size of the object vibrating can also affect the volume.  


The loudness (or volume) of a sound is how loud or quiet the sound is. A drum hit hard makes a loud sound whereas the same drum hit gently will make make a quieter sound.

The size, length and tightness of the object that is vibrating will affect the pitch of the sound it produces. 

The pitch of a sound is how high or low the sound is. A high sound has a high pitch and a low sound has a low pitch.

A tight drum skin gives a higher pitched sound than a loose drum skin.

Can you think of any other examples? 

You could try to make your own drum and change the pitch of the sound it makes.

Now use your understanding to fill in the missing words using the vocabulary at the bottom. You may remember from our music lessons that timbre is the term used for the different sounds that are made due to the shape and size of an instrument. The timbre is also affected by the way the sound is produced.