Our topic for this half term is:
Our Beautiful world.
We will be looking more closely at nature and how we help to keep it beautiful.
We are going to have a little look at poetry this week.
Click on the image below to watch a little video to help you create a powerful image through poetry.
Look at the two poems:
‘What is Green?’ by Mary O’Neill and ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti.
- What colours can you identify in the poems?
- Which is your favourite piece of imagery in each poem?
- Which line do you think is most effective in each poem?
- Can you identify any lines that evoke ( make you think of) objects, feelings or particular settings?
What is Green?
Green is the grass
And the leaves of trees
Green is the smell
Of a country breeze . . .
Green is a coolness
You get in the shade
Of the tall old woods
Where the moss is made.
Green is a fl utter
That comes in Spring
When frost melts out
Green is a grasshopper
Green is jade
Green is hiding
In the shade —
Green is an olive
And a pickle.
The sound of green
Is a water-trickle.
Green is the world
After the rain
Bathed and beautiful
Again . . .
Green is the meadow,
Green is the fuzz
That covers up
Where winter was.
Green is ivy and
Green is yours
Green is mine . . .
What is Pink?
What is pink? A rose is pink
By the fountain’s brink.
What is red? A poppy’s red
In its barley bed.
What is blue? The sky is blue
Where the clouds fl oat through.
What is white? A swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? Pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? The grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? Clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange!
Now it's your turn!
Write a poem that evokes your chosen colour or write about a rainbow of colours . When you’re finished, read it out to someone at home so that they can guess which colour(s) you
have chosen . Get them to say what their favourite part is and why.
You could illustrate your poem or even type it on a computer and add some images.
We have looked at these before and hopefully you can remember that there are lots of different rules, plus some exceptions!!!
Click below on the picture to take a quiz
Below is a powerpoint, which will take you through all of the rules plus a sheet of words to have a go
at and a spelling list for this week.
Adding fractions and subtracting
You have done this so many times this year but I am worried you may forget so we will start easy and get trickier. We will start with 'like' fractions (fractions with the same denominator) and then move on. The golden rule is: the denominators must be the same to add/subtract them -so convert and then whatever you do to the bottom you do to the top.
Watch the video of me having a go to remind you. You can also click below for a bit more help too.
Questions are below. There are three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Feel free to use all or any you wish.
Arithmetic Test - Week 1
This is your weekly arithmetic test.
Below you will find the sheet for children to write on and the answers
How do you know if something is alive?
Well a balloon; it moves, it grows and it lets out air.
I say it is definitely alive!
Do you agree? Tell me why.
Click below and watch the video below to help convince me! Try to use scientific vocabulary in your explanation.
Design a T-Shirt
If you look at the plate of food on your dinner table, bees have played their part either pollinating the many vegetables and fruits we eat directly, or pollinating the food for the animals that we then consume. And that’s not all bees do for us - honey and wax are two other important products that come courtesy of bees.
But honey bees are disappearing globally at an alarming rate due to pesticides, parasites, disease and habitat loss. If these little insects that help provide so much of the food we eat were to vanish, what would we do without them and how can we protect them?
How can you help?
There are lots of ways you can help protect the bees in your area. You can plant bee-friendly plants in your garden to provide pollen, support organic farmers who do not use chemicals on their crops and spread the word about the importance of bees and their declining population!
I would like you to design a T-shirt that celebrates bees and the important role they play in our lives. You might choose words, drawings, colours or a combination of all three but remember your T-shirt should be a celebration of bees!
If you want a T-shirt template it can be found below