Morning year 3!
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Matilda by Roald Dahl
By the time she was three, Matilda had taught herself to read by studying newspapers and magazines that lay around the house. At the age of four, she could read fast and well and she naturally began hankering after books. The only book in the whole of this enlightened household was something called Easy Cooking belonging to her mother, and when she had read this from cover to cover and had learnt all the recipes by heart, she decided she wanted something more interesting.
‘Daddy,’ she said, ‘do you think you could buy me a book?’
‘A book?’ he said. ‘What d’you want a flaming book for?’
‘To read, Daddy.’
‘What’s wrong with the telly, for heaven’s sake? We’ve got a lovely telly with a twelve-inch screen and now you come asking for a book! You’re getting spoiled, my girl!’
Nearly every weekday afternoon Matilda was left alone in the house. Her brother (five years older than her) went to school. Her father went to work and her mother went out playing bingo in a town eight miles away. Mrs Wormwood was hooked on bingo and played it five afternoons a week. On the afternoon of the day when her father had refused to buy her a book, Matilda set out all by herself to walk to the public library in the village. When she arrived, she introduced herself to the librarian, Mrs Phelps. She asked if she might sit awhile and read a book. Mrs Phelps, slightly taken aback at the arrival of such a tiny girl unaccompanied by a parent, nevertheless told her she was very welcome.
What have we learnt about Matilda so far in the story?
Think what she does, what she says - what does it show us about her? For example she walks to the public library alone at the age of four- this shows us that she is indepedent.
On Friday I asked you to draw the bird from the description in the book. I was excited to see your versions so please send them in to the firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is the illustration from the book- is it similar to your drawing or is it different?
Below is a video of a orchestra (an orchestra is a group of musicians playing together)playing ‘Dance of the Firebird’ from Stravinsky’s suite of music entitled ‘The Firebird’.
This piece of music was inspired by the story of ‘The Firebird’ and written for a
ballet of the same name.
Listen to the song and close your eyes and try to imagine the Firebird flying through the sky through the air as Prince Ivan tries to capture it.
Your task today is to create a movement sequence using your bodies or your picture of the bird and move to the music. Please send in your videos/ pictures to the admin email!
This week we are moving onto Fraction learning. We will begin by looking at tenths - tenths arise from dividing one object into 10 equal parts.
The image above shows tenths-one thing split into 10 parts. One part is shaded and that tells us the part that we are looking at out of the ten possible parts.
Your task today is to draw tenths- remember you need to draw out a bar with ten parts for each question.
Last week we thought about artificial and natural light.
Can you name 2 sources of natural light? Watch the video below to learn about how light travels and how it allows us to see.
Have a nice Monday!
Alice, Hasina and Rihannon