Welcome back to another week of learning, we hope you had a good weekend.
Don't forget that this week is going to be a short week. We are only posting home learning blogs until Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are days off. Friday is a special bank holiday to commemorate VE Day.
Over the next three days, we are going to be doing lots of activities based around VE Day so you have a better understanding of why it is being celebrated.
English - Writing
Read through the information above all about VE Day.
Can you remember why it's called VE Day?
Your task today is to write a newspaper article about the end of the Second World War in Europe.
These are the questions you should try to answer in your article.
Just like when we are at school, there are a number of things you should include in your writing. Make sure you have the following things in your article.
It has been great seeing lots of your work but there are still a few of you whose work we haven't seen yet. We would like to see a copy of your newspaper article either write it up in your home learning book and send a photo of it to Joan (email@example.com) or complete the 2do that has been put up on Purple Mash.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone's writing.
English - Reading
How did you get on with the story over the weekend?
Today you have a long writing task that should take quite a bit of effort and concentration. For today's reading, your task is to listen to Chapter 11. If you wanted to, you could draw a picture of what's happening as you listen.
This week, we're continuing with our learning about shape and starting to learn about reflective symmetry.
Reflective symmetry is where one half of the image is the reflection of the other half. You could fold the image and have both halves match exactly.
Some shapes don’t have any lines of symmetry, some only have one or two, some have lots and one shape has an infinite number of lines of symmetry. Have a look through the pictures below, the lines of reflective symmetry are shown by a dotted line.
Try folding a piece of paper in half, can you see how both sides are the same?
Try making a square, can you find the four different ways you can fold it so it is in half?
All of these folds are lines of symmetry.
Now you've had a go at finding line of symmetry yourself, try these questions below. They will be on Purple Mash too so you can share your thoughts and answers with each other.
CHALLENGE: Pick one of the flags below and investigate some of the following.
A Morse Code machine was a really important piece of machinery during the Second World War.
Hopefully, when we are back at school we will be making our own machines during our DT lessons.
While we are at home and unable to do that, today’s task is to decode these Morse Code messages.
CHALLENGE: Can you write your own message for someone in your house to decode?
Keep working hard, being helpful and washing your hands.
Ruth and Emily