How has the week started?
Did you manage to solve the Morse Code yesterday? Did you write your own messages?
Don't forget, yesterday's writing should either be completed and saved on Purple Mash or it should be emailed to Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget there is a book swap at school today from 10-12. Take along your reading books from school that you took home in March and you can swap them for a specially chosen set of new books!
English - Writing
How did you find writing the newspaper article yesterday?
We are continuing to think about VE Day today. Here is a VE Day street party; your task is to describe the scene using expanded noun phrases.
Try and write 4 different expanded noun phrases about this picture.
Remember, an expanded noun phrase comes in a sentence and adds description.
It has adjectives to describe the noun, a noun, a prespostional phrase to tell us where the noun is and then a verb followed by the rest of the sentence.
The smiling lady with a flowery dress stands with her arms crossed.
Lots of small children at the table enjoy the street party.
These two videos might help remind you about expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases.
CHALLENGE: Can you write a descriptive paragraph about this scene and include your expanded noun phrases?
English - Reading
How are you finding the story? Today, we're up to Chapter 12!
When you have finished today's chapter, I would like you to summarise what happened in Chapter 12.
Remember, when we practise summarising at school we break it down into first, next and finally.
Summarising is when we pick the main, important information .
Before you start your summary, you should think about what are the key parts of this chapter and what are the things we have learnt that we will need to remember as we continue the story?
Yesterday, we looked at 2D shapes and tried to work out how many different lines of symmetry they had.
Today, we are going to look at incomplete shapes and designs and think about how we can complete them so they are symmetrical.
This is quite tricky to do, at school we would use a small mirror to help us, try your best and remember to have a growth mindset. When we return to school we will make sure we do more of this so that you can practise with a mirror. This video shows how we can use a mirror to help us if you have one at home you could try and use it to help you.
Try to solve these questions, you might want to draw out diagrams in your books and then use reflective symmetry to complete them.
We're looking forward to seeing how you get on.
Listen to this song. It was very popular during the Second World War.
Listen to if again and focus on the words.
Why do you think this was such a popular song? Write your thoughts on the Purple Mash blog post.
CHALLENGE: What similarities can you identify between the experiences of people during the Second World War and our experiences of lockdown at the moment? Who are you most looking forward to seeing when we are able to meet other people again?
Keep working hard, staying safe and washing your hands.
Ruth and Emily