Thank you to all of you who have given nominations for the Kindness Cup. Keep sending them in, it's great to hear what you think.
Here is your Wellbeing Wednesday task.
Reach to the Sky
Amy and everyone at Artbust are running a series of digital workshops today.
Their website has a page showing you all the different things they're doing.
If you have time, why not pick a workshop and do it with everyone else at home?
English - Writing
Today’s task is to rewrite the film from Sherman’s point of view.
It’s important to remember he doesn’t know anything about the aliens.
Look back at the feelings you wrote down yesterday.
How is he feeling at the beginning?
Remember, people are being unkind to him and he isn’t having much luck with his invention.
How does he feel in the middle of the film?
Remember, he woke up one morning and suddenly felt inspired to make something new and different.
Finally, how does he feel at the end?
You should use some of the descriptive writing about the workshop and the machine to add more detail to your writing and add greater interest for the reader.
Lots of this writing is based around Sherman’s feelings so it’s important to use show not tell in your writing.
Here’s a quick reminder of what show not tell is:
Instead of telling your readers everything about a character, try to show them instead.
Telling - The woman walked into the room looking intimidating and angry.
Showing - The woman stormed into the room, her black coat flying behind her. Her scowl was fierce as she scanned the room.
English - Reading
What do you think about Chapter 1 of Ivan the Terrible so far?
Here's the next part of the chapter.
Mrs Blaizely’s got a thing about running what she calls ‘a civilized school’. She says she wants everyone at St Edmund’s to have good manners and a positive attitude. So we began Assembly by singing that wimpy little song about remembering to be grateful for everything round us. (Lulu once wrote a joke version of it about not being grateful for empty beer cans, or sick on the pavements, or homework or dog poo. Mrs Shah said it was ‘a brilliant spoof’ and pinned it on the display board. She kept it up right through till Parents’ Evening. Then she lost her nerve and suddenly it vanished.)
After we’d finished singing ‘In Our Wonderful World’, some of the children in the nursery put on a little show about being kind to animals and taking care of your pets. It wasn’t up to much, but we all clapped to show our good manners and positive attitude. Then Mrs Blaizely begged us all to make less noise in the corridors and not drop so much litter. (We hear that so often it’s practically our morning prayer.)
And then we came to our bit. Mrs Blaizely changed to her really bright and enthusiastic voice. “I have someone to introduce to you,” she said to everyone. “His name is Boris and he comes from a huge country called Russia. Russia’s so big that some snowy parts in the north are way up in the Arctic Circle while some parts in the south are so dry that they’re desert.”
She beckoned to Ivan. “Don’t be shy. Come up here on stage so everyone can see you and know that they’ve got to be especially thoughtful and considerate until you’ve settled in.”
I gave Ivan a little push and he walked up the steps. I thought he’d just blush and stay at the side of the stage, shuffling his feet in an embarrassed fashion like everyone else who’s ever been new to the school.
But no. He swept forward right to the middle, almost next to Mrs Blaizely, turned to face us all and did a sort of smart military bow from the waist.
Then he straightened up, threw his arms out wide, and said in the loudest, clearest Russian: “Greetings to all you lowly shivering worms.”
Last week, we looked at how to represent tenths in a place value grid. When we are representing hundredths, we follow exactly the same rules but we’re working with an additional column.
CHALLENGE Question 5
Have a look at this week's Spanish blog to find today's task.
Water City Music Tower Voices
This term we were supposed to be taking part in a music festival that would have ended with us doing a concert at the Tower of London. Unfortunately, this has had to be cancelled. However the organisers have decided to create a virtual performance instead.
This video gives an explanation about the project.
The website below has more information including the song to sing, the words, how to film it and how and where to upload the video.
As it says at the bottom of the web page, the videos should be uploaded to the project's website, we don't want them to be sent to us at school.
This is not a compulsory project but it would be great to see as many of you taking part as possible.
As this is a project with an external provider and involves video recordings and online activity, the organisers have created specific safeguarding guidance for online activities. Please read them with an adult before you start the project.
Stay safe, be kind and work hard.
Ruth and Emily