Good morning children and parents. Hope you had a long restful weekend. Well done to those children who came to our book swap. It was nice to see some of you and catch up with you. I received some great home learning from Yamin and Amelia. Amelia, I love your drawing of your giant turtle. How fast is your turtle I wonder! In writing, make sure all your sentences start with a capital letter. Well done on your fractions challenges, you can confidently identity half and quarters. Yamin - I like your story map of the story. Did you manage to sequence the key parts of the story? What caused the flood? Fantastic learning on fractions and lovely presentation. Well done on answering the questions from 'Escape of the Giant Chicken'. Your answers are very detailed!
I really enjoyed this story because it shows the value of relationship and also show in ways human beings are destroying our earth. The trees sacrifice a lot for us human beings. If you were a tree how would you help everyone around you? I want you to have a go at writing a little poem that starts with:
If I were a tree...
Think about what tress do, how they grow, how they bear fruit and how they are useful to humans and animals. Your poem doesn't have to rhyme.
Here are my first two lines.
If I were a tree, I would grow as tall as a mountain and wave at the sun.
If I were a tree, I would have leaves as colourful as the rainbow in the bright blue sky.
If I were a tree..
In the next two weeks, we will plan and write our own version of the tree of life. We will change our main character and we are going to come up with different ideas for a tree. The tree in our story will have a special power. It could be anything that can help your main character and other people.
The tree could:
talk, sing, grow gold, open up to take you to a magical land, have an ocean / a beach inside, have a family living inside etc. Your main character could be a girl or a boy. We will change the setting from a forest to an urban city. e.g. - London.
Today, we are going to introduce our new character. Draw a picture of your chosen character and do a mind map of them. What is their name? Where does your character live? Who do they live with? What is their hobby? What is their personality like? Does your character have a pet? Do they have any siblings? Add as many information you can think of about your character.
We will continue with fractions this week. Do you remember what quarters mean? When we split something into 4 equal parts. If I had a pizza and I cut it into four equal slices and, I ate 2 slices from it, then how many quarters of the pizza did I eat? What would that look like as a fraction? Can you draw and show? Do you notice anything same or different to other fractions we have learnt? What other fraction is it equivalent to?
Remember to check that you have 4 equal groups when working out quarters of a fraction.