Today is Wednesday 8th April, 2020.

In our learning today we are going to read about our moon, write a newspaper article and continue our study of geometry.

READING – Journal Story

Today we can read an article that astronauts may use their pee to make concrete to create buildings on the moon.

With that in mind we thought it would be good to read more about the moon. CLICK HERE to read this journal story.

After reading check out the other stories on Kiwi Kids News about the moon – CLICK HERE.

WRITING – Newspaper Article

Today you are going to write a newspaper article.

At Kiwi Kids News we are fans of the BBC website called Newsround. Read some articles here and select one to research and then re-write in your own words.

Remember to include: • a heading and sub-headings; • interesting word choices to make people want to read it; • quotes from people who were there.

Remember a Newspaper article answers the questions – WHAT, WHO, WHEN in the first sentence. It then moves on to the WHERE, HOW and WHY.
When you have finished writing your newspaper article share it with us at Kiwi Kids News – [email protected]

MATHS – Geometry – Angles and Degrees

Watch the video below and then work on the questions below. Write your answer in your worksheet or in a workbook.

Questions – SET 1

Questions – SET 2

Questions – SET 3

Questions – SET 4

A LITTLE EXTRA – Bingo Board of Awesomeness

We have developed a little resource at Kiwi Kids to keep your learning at home. Look at the collection of activities below. Today look at the board and select at least one that you could complete. Let us know in the comments below which one you enjoyed. CLICK HERE for more details.

Nepal’s government has announced it is requring students in grades four through eight to take yoga classes.

The government believe the classes will give students exercise and improve their health.

Yoga is an exercise program that combines breathing and stretches.

Though many schools around the world offer yoga classes, Nepal is the first country to formally require its students to take them.

The new rule will mean that yoga joins other required classes like math, science, English, and the Nepali language.

NASA has announced it is looking to use astronaut’s pee to build bases on the moon.

In a new study, researchers have found that urea, the major organic compound found in human urine, could be useful for making concrete on the moon. 

Yes, you read that right… WEE could help build HOMES on the MOON.

NASA’s Artemis programme is aiming to have astronauts living on the moon by 2024. With the goal of sending humans to Mars these bases will help astronauts explore even further into space.

Building these stations is no easy task. Sending materials from Earth to the Moon is very expensive and time-consuming.

New research suggests that urea (the chemical found in human wee) can bind the moon dust together and create a strong building material.

This would be really useful as it would mean it would be one less chemical to take into space. It is also a good way to help recycle astronaut waste.

The NBA have announced that Kobe Bryant will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The five-time NBA champion died in a helicopter crash in January.

Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016 after a career that saw him win NBA MVP in 2008, named Finals MVP twice and earn 18 All-Star selections.

He is ranked 4th on the NBA’s career points list (33,643).

Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs, and Kevin Garnett, who helped the Boston Celtics win the championship in 2008, were also among the class of 2020.

The induction will take place August 30 in Springfield, Massachusetts.