Konnichiwa Year 5!
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Our Learning Today
Lo: to write a haiku
Let's start off with a quick recap. What is a Haiku? It is a type of Japanese poetry written about natural things. How do we write them? We write them in syllable chunks over 3 short lines. 5 syllables on line one, 7 syllables on line two and 5 syllables on line three.
Have a look at these Haikus below and find words that fit the lines but also have the right amount of syllables.
Let's write a haiku about an elephant. Look at this image.
Tips when writing a Haiku. Start by writing a good sentence or two but don't worry about the syllables.
Here is my example:
An elephant has a long trunk like a snake, which it uses to drink water from a river.
Now we can split your idea into three lines. Again don't worry too much about it making sense yet.
A little bit like this:
An elephant has a long trunk
like a snake
which it uses to drink water from a river.
Now you can remove, change or add words to get the right number of syllables for each line.
This is my attempt:
Elephant’s long trunk
A weaving snake reaching down
Sucking up water
Check that you have the right number of syllables on each line and you will have made your first Haiku.
Here are some natural images. Try to write one Haiku for each image.
Lo: to use a protractor
This week we have learnt how to identify angles and make sensible estimates about their size using degrees. Today we are going to learn how to measure an angle. To measure angles we use something called a protractor.
A protractor has some important features that we must understand before we can use one. The cross with a circle in the middle is called the eye. We have two sets of numbers going across from 0 - 180°. The little lines along the top represent every number from 0-180 so that we can find the exact measurement of our angle. If we are measuring an acute angle we look at the smaller number. If we are measuring an obtuse angle we look at the bigger number.
Here is how we measure an angle using a protractor.
Place the vertex (corner) of your angle on the eye of the protractor.
Make sure that the one of the lines in your angle is lined up with the 0 on the protractor.
Follow the degrees line from 0 until you reach the other line in you angle. This will be the measurement of your angle. This angle is 20°.
Here is an image of an angle being measured by a protractor.
I have lined up the vertex of my angle with the eye of the protractor. I have made sure that one line is pointing at the 0.
Now I follow the numbers around starting from the 0 on the protractor to reach the other line.
My angle must be 111°. I also know that this was an obtuse angle so it had to be over 90°. This helps so I don't accidentally read the smaller number.
Here is another example:
I have again lined up the vertex of my angle with the eye and one of the lines is facing the 0.
Now I follow along from the 0 to reach the other line.
This angle is acute so I know it will be less than 90°.
This angle is 33°.
Today I would like you to make a poster in your books to explain the rules for using a protractor. Please include a title, the rules, a drawing of a protractor and labels. You can share these with my by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or you could make it on Purple Mash.
Lo: What makes a place sacred
I want you to explore the idea of something being sacred. All religions have special places which they believe are important. We have looked at places of worship but religions also believe that there are places where special things happened that makes them sacred. Sacred means a place or a thing that is dedicated to God and should be respected. In each religion there are places that are visited so that people can feel a connection to God.
I would like you to choose a sacred place, that you have not heard of before, and do some research about it. Use Kiddle to do a search and find out facts about what makes that place sacred and special to the religion and the followers.
The Golden Temple
Have a great day. Theo :)