Monday 22nd 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 - Holes by Louis Sacher
Welcome back to the second half of Spring Term, this term we are going to focus our reading lessons around the novel Holes which is written by an American Author called Louis Sacher - I was curious how to pronounce this name, so I searched to find the answer, say it like this 'loo-iss sacker.' As in all our reading lessons we will focus on a short section of the text every day and for each day we will :
Predict - Make a sensible guess based on what we know from the text or from own life experiences.
Clarify - Check our understanding of words and phrases used in the text
Question - Answer comprehensions questions, these should be in full sentences (unless a word or phrase is asked for) and should include evidence from the text to support them.
Summary - Briefly retell the events from the section you read including the key points.
Look at the front cover of the book-
what can you see- what do you think is happening - what might be included in the story. Write a short paragraph to make your prediction.
Here is the blub -
Stanley Yelnats has bad luck.
( Which is all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing Great Great Grandfather)
When Stanley's bad luck unfairly lands him in the juvenile detention centre Camp Green Lake ( a very weird place that isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he and his campmates Zero, Xray, Armpits, Squid, magnets and Zigzag are forced to dig holes in order to build character.
But what are they really digging for?
What a juvenile detention centre is.
1. What is the title of our book and who is the author?
2. Who is the main character of our book?
3. Who does the main character blame for his bad luck?
4. Why is Camp Green lake not a good name for the detention centre?
5. Do you think the campmates are called by their real names. Explain your answer.
Why Stanley is unlucky.
Writing - The Highwayman: Context
In this lesson, we will learn about who highwaymen were in order to help us understand the context of the poem. We will also read aloud the first verse.
By Alfred Noyes
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
Green and Yellow - Complete the sorting activity in the lesson warm up, sorting words into their word families. Write an explanation of what a highwayman is, use evidence from the image to explain how you have reached your decision. Try to use more complex word choices than the obvious
Orange and Red - Complete the sorting activity in the lesson warm up, sorting words into their word families. Write an explanation of what a highwayman is, use evidence from the image to explain how you have reached your decision. Improve some of your word choices to be more ambitious.
Blue - Complete the sorting activity in the lesson warm up, sorting words into their word families. Write an explanation of what a highwayman is, use evidence from the image to explain how you have reached your decision
Maths - Coordinates
This week we are going to complete some learning on geometry, we begin today with a reminder of how to read and plot coordinates, before you begin watch the first part of the video here, you do not need to look at the second part which has negative numbers so stop the video at that point. Your work sheet is at the bottom of the page.
Green and Yellow - Complete all questions
Orange & Red Complete questions 1 - 5
Blue - You will also be learning how to read coordinates on a grid today. Look at this web page and watch the video at the top, it explains to you how to read coordinates. The main thing to remember is to go along before you move up, your worksheet is at the bottom of the page.
Foundation - History - The Ancient Greek Gods & Myths
The Greeks believed in gods and goddesses who, they thought, had control over every part of people's lives. The Greeks had a different god for almost everything. They imagined that the gods lived together, as a family, up on the top of Mount Olympus. They did not see them as perfect, but just like people.
Your first task today is to read the clues about the Gods and to then position them on the family tree template.
Blue group - you have a game to play instead to help you learn about the Gods
In the Greek myths the gods argue, fall in love, get jealous of each other and make mistakes. Myths are stories created to teach people about something important and meaningful. They were often used to teach people about events that they could not always understand, such as illness and death, or earthquakes and floods.
Your second task is to watch the clip of the myth of Perseus & the Gorgon ( it is towards the end of the page ) I would then like you to retell the story in your own way, you might write is as a text, or use a story board or you could create a comic style.