Tuesday 23rd February
Reading - Holes by Louis Sacher
We know from the blurb that Stanley is being sent to a juvenile detention centre - make your prediction about how he will get there.
Today I would like you to read chapters 1 and 2 and then begin chapter 3 - stop reading when it says 'the hot, heavy air was almost as stifling as the handcuffs. As you read jot down any words or phrases that you need to clarify.
Clarify - Use a dictionary to check the meanings of words, if you do not have one a useful link is here.
I wondered who would know what a hammock is - here is a picture.
Question - For all children
1. Why did the lake disappear?
2. Who owns the shade?
3. Why do boys get sent to Camp Green Lake
4. Do you think it would be a good idea to sleep in a hammock - remember to explain why ?
5. What is unusual about Stanley's full name?
From chapter 3 - Green, Yellow and Orange.
6. Which word means pens and paper?
7. Which phrase tells us the guard is suspicious?
8. Which word means it was hard to breath?
In one sentence describe the journey to Camp Green Lake
Writing - The Highwayman: Using Apostrophes
In this lesson, we will explore using apostrophes for both possession and contraction. The following information may be helpful to read before you start.
Apostrophes and Contractions
|-n’t||not||Isn’t (is not), hasn’t (has not)|
|-‘re||are||They’re (they are), we’re (we are), you’re (you are)|
|-‘d||had, would||She’d (she had, she would), I’d (I had, I would)|
|-‘ll||will||We’ll (we will), you’ll (you will)|
|-‘s||is||He’s (he is), it’s (it is)|
Contractions are usually considered to be relatively casual. If you’re writing something very formal, you may want to avoid using them except in cases like o’clock, where the full phrase (of the clock) truly is rare.
Apostrophes and Possessive Nouns
The rules about forming possessives probably cause the most apostrophe confusion. They vary a little bit, depending on what type of noun you are making into a possessive. Here are the rules of thumb:
The dog’s leash The writer’s desk The planet’s atmosphere
The dogs’ leashes (multiple dogs) The writers’ desks (multiple writers) The planets’ atmospheres (multiple planets)
The children’s toys The geese’s migration route
Style guides vary in their recommendations of what to do when you have a singular proper noun that ends in s. Some recommend adding only an apostrophe:
We will practise writing some sentences, linked to our Highwayman unit, using apostrophes.
Green and Yellow - Complete the tasks in identifying words that use apostrophes. Draw a table, like the one in the video, to help sort your choices.
Extension - write 6 sentences 3 that use apostrophes for possession and 3 sentences that use apostrophes for contraction.
Orange and Red -
Complete the tasks in identifying words that use apostrophes. Draw a table, like the one in the video, to help sort your choices.
Extension - write 4 sentences 2 that use apostrophes for possession and 2 sentences that use apostrophes for contraction.
Blue - Complete the tasks in identifying words that use apostrophes. Draw a table, like the one in the video, to help sort your choices.
Extension - write 2 sentences 1 that uses apostrophes for possession and 1 sentences that uses apostrophes for contraction.
Green and Yellow - Today you might want to use this interactive fraction wall to help you with your learning. Your lesson starts here, it teaches us that some fractions are equal in size/value to each other. 1/4 +1/4 = 1/2. These fractions we call equivalent fractions. Find your sheet at the bottom of the page.
Orange and Red - Fractions. What are they? Today we will look at how to write fractions out and the parts of fractions and what they stand for. Watch the lesson here then complete the activity at the bottom of the page.
Blue - Yesterday you learnt how to read coordinates on a grid, today you are going to be plotting coordinates (drawing them on the grid). Look again at the BBC website, remind yourself of how to read coordinates by watching the video, then use the game in the activity section to practise plotting. When you are ready your worksheet is at the bottom of the page.
Foundation - Art: The Value of it
In our most recent lessons we have discussed the value or worth of an artwork. Today we are going to build on that by considering what happens to art once it has been bought. Some art remains hidden away in the homes of wealthy people, however many fabulous pieces of work ark exhibited in galleries around the world for everyone to enjoy. Did you know we have out very own Art Gallery in Walsall ? It has an amazing collection of work called the Garman Ryan Collection which includes work from artists such as the sculptor Jacob Epstein and painters which include Van Gough, Picasso and Monet whose work we have studied this year.
Follow this link to watch a tour of the Garman Ryan Collection. I would like you to watch it through and then you will have two tasks.
Task 1 -
Answer the following questions about the Garman Ryan Collection.
1. Why is the Collection called Garman Ryan?
2. When was it gifted to the people of Walsall?
3. Name three artists exhibited there whose work you are familiar with?
4. What kind of artworks are exhibited in the gallery?
5. In the animals and birds collection what animals and birds can you see?
6. When was the sculpture of a hawk made and what is it a symbol of?
7. Would you like to visit the gallery? Explain your reasons.
Task 2 -
In the Gallery we see a piece of artwork called Birds in Flight by Georges Braque. I would like you to recreate this artwork - the artist chose the colours blue and white, you could chose the same or two different colours of your choice.