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22nd -26th June

Mrs Knowles' sunflower news

Mrs Knowles' sunflower news 1 Who's been eating my sunflower?
Mrs Knowles' sunflower news 2 This one is huge.....or is it?

Matthew's Sunflower is going strong!


This is our final week on poetry.  This week we are looking of poems written about animals 


- What is your favourite animal?
- How would you describe your favourite animal?


This is mine: 

Do you know what animal this is????


Here are some extracts from two different poems you’re going to be poetry detectives; you’re going to try to guess the animals being described in each poem!


Task 1:
First of all, can you underline any key words or phrases that stand out to you?


Extract from Poem 1:
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls,
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.


Extract from Poem 2:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _comes snuffling
in his prickly coat,
scuffing the leaves for slugs.


Task 2:
Which animal would you guess Poem 1 is about? Which animal would you guess Poem 2 is
about? Give reasons for your answers.


Task 3:
Now it’s time to see if any of you guessed the right animals! Read the two poems in full now. 

Does the writer use effective imagery, personification, or interesting structure in either of
the poems?


The Eagle
He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Midnight Visitors
Hedgehog comes snuffling
in his prickly coat,
scuffing the leaves for slugs.
Cat comes soft as a moth,
a shadow painted on the lawn
by moonlight.
Owl comes floating,
sits still as a cat on the wall,
watching, listening.
Mouse freezes under the leaves
on tiptoe paws,
quick eyes pin-bright,
Irene Rawnsley


Task 4

Can you now, have a go at writing your own poem about an animal of your choice or draw an illustration for one of the above poems. 



Verbs, verbs, verbs - what are they? 

They are doing words BUT there are also some irregular verbs 

like: is, are, love, be, 


Work through the activities here: 

Now have a go at finding the verbs and replacing them with more powerful verbs in the sentences below. 

Find and replace the verb

Spelling list 


These are all powerful verbs - can you find out what they mean and write your own definition? 

Be careful - wonder and wander mean two very different things 

Powerful verbs spelling list


How to find a fraction of a number/amount 

This was almost the very last thing we did before we closed.  This maths included one of my favourite dances ' divide it by the bottom, x by the top' meaning I can give my backside a good shake!

so if I want to find a fraction of a number

e.g. 3/5 of 30  (don't forget it can be written as 3/5 x 30)

I divide the 30 by 5 ( the bottom - denominator) = 6 ( this find 1/5 - unit fraction)

then take the answer to this - 6 and x it by 3 (the top - numerator) = 18 

Answer 18!!! 


Don't worry - watch the video and you will see the famous dance to help you! 

Below this video may help - click on the image. 

Have a go at the questions below. 

You can have a go at a sheet with the bar model included or a sheet with just questions the choice is yours.  I have included the answers too


How to find a fraction of a number

Still image for this video

Arithmetic Test - Week 4

This is your weekly arithmetic test. 

Below you will find the sheet for children to write on and the answers



Plants are living things and are very important to us! Names can give you a clue too.

Take a look at the powerpoint and find out more about what uses we have for plants.

Work through the tasks on the powerpoint.  

Once you have completed the task as part of the powerpoint, can you choose three plants and tell me about its use/purpose as poster/leaflet/presentation - however you wish. 

Here is a very short video too - click on the image below.


Plants and their uses

How are these plants connected?






Can you name the four flowers?
What connects these flowers?

Which of these flowers represent you?
Why do you think these flowers were chosen?
If you were allowed to choose a plant or flower to represent you what would you pick and why?