Wow. What a short week of learning it's been!
How have you found the VE Day project we've been doing. There have been some great pieces of writing so far. Check out yesterday's short good learning blog to see the newspaper articles some of you have written. If you haven't already sent yours in, don't forget to do so over the long weekend. It should be sent to Joan in an email or written on Purple Mash.
English - Writing
Write a letter to someone in 1945, they lived through an important historical event and we are living through a significant event too.
In 75 years time, people will probably be learning about Covid-19 and lockdown. Records we keep of our lives now will be important historical sources in the future.
Things to consider including in your letter
•Ask them about their life.
•Explain about your life at the moment.
•Talk about how much your life has changed in the past two months.
•What are you most looking forward to doing again?
•Have you learnt anything about yourself during this time?
From now on, all longer pieces of writing such as this and the newspaper should be sent in so that we can see it and see how you're doing. The work on the blogs is your learning and if we were at school we would be looking at your writing each day and giving you feedback. Please either email your writing to Joan or submit it as a 2do on Purple Mash. As this is a longer piece of writing and it has been a shorter week of learning, we don't expect the writing to be finished by the end of the day. However, by the end of the weekend you should have sent in both the newspaper article and the letter.
English - Reading
We're up to Chapter 13! From the comments we've received from lots of you, you're really enjoying the story.
Today's reading task is to listen and enjoy. Reading for pleasure is really important and sometimes the best thing to do with a story is to just be calm and quiet and listen carefully.
Over the weekend, we'd like you finish the story. You could spread them out over the long weekend.
Today's task involves applying everything you have learnt about reflective symmetry this week to create some bunting. When people have street parties, like on VE Day, streets are often decorated with bunting.
Have a watch of the video below to see how to make your bunting and to make sure it contains reflective symmetry. We'd love to see your bunting when you've finished it.
How are you getting on with the Spanish alphabet and counting to ten?
Today, there is a new Spanish blog up so head over to https://www.virginia.towerhamlets.sch.uk/spanish-blog and check out the new task.
Thanks to Khalil last week for emailing me some of his Spanish work and well done to Sam and Sabine for making your own Spanish quizzes on Purple Mash.
This is normally a Friday activity, but as today is the last day of home learning activities it's been added on to the end of Wednesday.
This week, we've spent lots of our learning time thinking about VE Day. At some point over the weekend, sit some with an adult at home and discuss these questions. We'd love to hear your opinions so why not share them on Purple Mash or email in what you write down?
Stay safe, smile and don't forget to relax over the weekend.
Ruth and Emily