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Monday 15th February

Below you will find all the learning for today. This includes reading, writing, maths and a foundation subject (Science, Geography, History, R.E, Computing, art or Design Technology). The coloured activities should be completed if your child is in that group in class. All reading texts and worksheets can be found at the bottom of the page, some reading texts will be posted Monday for use all week. 

 

Reading - Text: Macbeth - Page 27-28 - Start From Macbeth was still...  near the bottom of the page. 

Predict -

Macbeth had been warned to fear Macduff, as well as a forest moving towards Macbeth's castle. How could such a thing happen? How could a forest move? Predict what events would lead to a forest moving towards Dunsinane Hill. 

Clarify -

  • reeling - 
  • precede - 
  • downfall - 
  • invulnerable - 
  • rallied - 

Question -

  1. Why is the guard who brings Macbeth the news of the forest nervous? (2 marks)
  2. Find and copy a word in the opening paragraphs on page 28 that shows Macbeth is in a rush. 
  3. Marcia Williams refers to the guard who saw the forest as: the watch. What do you think this means? 
  4. The wood is moving - is this enough on its own to worry Macbeth? Tell me you thoughts and ideas, use the story to support your view. (3 marks)
  5. How does the author give use the knowledge that Macduff does not like Macbeth?

Summary -

Summarise the thoughts that would go through Macduff's mind as he sees Macbeth across the battlefield. What memories would it stir up? What emotions would follow this. 

 

Writing - Shakespeare - Macbeth

 We believe that Macbeth was first performed in 1606 in front of King James I at Hampton Court, London. William Shakespeare wrote the play soon after the gunpowder plot was discovered. He wrote the play to warn people that if you plan against the king terrible things will happen to you.

 

So far we have looked at the story written in text and as a graphic novel, however it would originally have been a playscript. This week you are going to rewrite a section of the text as a playscript. Have a look at the  first video on this BBC page to remind you how to set out a playscript. Today you will begin your writing for this week with the play title, the character list and then setting the scene. 

 

When setting the scene remember to include a description of the setting and also the characters who are on the stage at the beginning of the scene - for example if you chose the first scene you will describe the heath and the three witches, remember to include not only what you see but also any smells or noises.

Here is my example for the scene where Macbeth meets the thanes as king:

The Haunted King

Characters -

Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

Banquo's Ghost

Macduff (Thane of Fife)

5 other Thanes

 

Scene - 

The feast is in full swing, platters of food and goblets of wine cover the polished oak table. Everybody seems in high spirits, celebrating the coronation of the new King. They sit at a long rectangular table, with the King and his Queen at each end of the table. The thanes, including Macduff, sit between them on either side of the feast. 

 

If you need extra help I have attached a powerpoint at the bottom of the page which shows you how to set your work out, the first two pages will help you today, it has examples from a different story but will help you to follow my instructions for your Macbeth writing. 

 

Green and Yellow - Your setting should include the figurative language (similes, personification and metaphors) that you have practised throughout your work on Macbeth.

Orange and Red - Your setting should include compound and complex sentences as you have learnt throughout your work on Macbeth.

Blue - Your setting should include adjectives to describe the appearance of the heath and the witches and sound effects.

 

Maths -

Maths Skills

Complete your weekly maths skills sheet. The sheets are in the document section below. This week is independent. You should complete this yourself, if you find a question tricky - education city is always available to refresh your skills if you search for what you need. 

 

FINDING THE MEAN.

 

From last week's skills I noticed that we now need to be able to calculate the mean of a set of numbers. Here is an example:

 

12, 10, 9, 8, 21

 

Step 1 - add together all of the numbers - the numbers above total 60.

Step 2 - divide by the amount of numbers you have - the example above has 5 numbers so 60 divide by 5 = 12.

 

Now try some of your own.

1)  42, 36, 214, 312, 486

2) 431, 268, 1312, 2241, 133

3) 27, 36, 23, 42, 66, 21, 33, 40

4) 3131, 4135, 212, 314, 264, 1130

5) 2, 1,9,3, 8, 4, 6, 7 ( add these numbers mentally then give your answer as a decimal)

 

 

Green and Yellow - Orange and Red - Y6 week 9

Blue - Y4 week 9

 

Foundation -  Computing: Power Points - Last Session

Today is the last day to work on your power points before emailing them to me so I can share them online. At this point you should have a collection of information and images, with their website sources on each slide. 

Now it is time to make it look professional. By animating it. 

Here is official Microsoft guidance on how to add animations to objects and slides. 

Once complete have a final check. Check for these items:

  • Spellings have been checked to make sure it is accurate. 
  • Pages have headings and the facts match those headings
  • Images are on each slide and are correctly sourced - think about copyright
  • Slides are animated and move as you go through the presentation. 
  • You have a title page with your name on it. 

When all of this has been checked, please email them to me via the usual email. I will be happy to post them on the class page once I have received them. 

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