Good morning children, it's Shyma here. I hope you are all well, and keeping busy with your home learning.
We have seen some fantastic work, and we are all very proud of you!
Today I want you to have a go at the following activities:
I want you to read this lovely poem called 'Rainforest Life and Dreams'.
The rainforest is green with its beauty, It is pure and holy like the greatest palace, Where kings and queens roam, In all their unrequited glory, For the rainforest could tell many stories, Stories of love and destruction, Of people walking its depths, And seeing the variety of wildlife, That lingers there, And makes beautiful paintings and photographs, For people to admire and stare. The rainforest is millions of years old, And many tales have been told, Its full depths and mysteries unknown, But the people of the rainforest, Celebrate its beauty with their magical rituals, That are both remarkable and divine, All at the same time, For many people have tales to tell, Tales of history and a mysterious society, Where people of passion and colour wonder the trees, And admire the birds of the forest, And even insects, like bees, For sunlight filters through the tallest trees, And wildlife of all descriptions, Add extra colour to the healing leaves, And when it rains, the whole forest is drenched, And wildlife hide under the forest ground, The life-giving rain the only sound, The sunlight shines through, Such an imagination of beauty, That this must be heaven.
By Paula Glynn
Activity 1: I want you to write a list of rhyming words from the poem and present it in a table.
Activity 2: Answer the following questions:
Why did the poet write 'The rainforest is green with its beauty'?
What did the poet compare the rainforest with?
What wild animals do you think live in the forest?
Why do you think the poet used the phrase 'healing leaves'?
Why do you think sunlight is important for the forest?
Literacy For literacy I want you to re-read the first page of our new story 'The Tree of Life'.
Activity 1: Think about when Agouti saw the tree covered in every kind of fruit you can imagine. What fruit do you think Agouti might like the most and why? Give reasons for your answer.
Activity 2: Do you think Agouti should tell his family about the tree with all these delicious fruit or should he keep it a secret?
I want you to write what you think using conjunctions in your sentence. For example:
I think Agouti should tell his family because …
I think he should keep it a secret because...
How did you get on with interpreting data from pictograms? Today you will use keys to present data. A key could be a picture of something showing how many objects it represents. A key tells us how many each picture stands for. For the first challenge, one green square means 2 animals. See if you can complete the pictogram using the green squares.
It’s time to get your body moving! Here are some fun activities for you and your family!
Activity 1: Dance Party!
Put on some music and show us your best dance moves!
Activity 2: Balance Beam Get an adult to stick a long piece of tape or narrow piece of fabric on the floor. Make sure it is secure and not slippery.
Have a go at walking across the beam without falling off. Now show of your balancing skills!
Activity 3: Tail Tag This is a familiar activity we did at school. This is a fun activity both adults and children to enjoy! Place a fabric in your back pocket or loosely wrap around a belt loop. You will need to run around the room without someone pulling the fabric off.
Activity 4: Simon Says Adult should give commands such a “Simon says run on the spot” or “Simon says do 10 star jumps”.