Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!
We hope you have enjoyed learning about plants this week and creating your own dream garden yesterday. To finish off the week you will need your persuasive skills!
We would like to see how you are getting on, so remember you can send us your work on our class email addresses below:
Miss Harcourt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Walters: email@example.com
From Miss Harcourt and Mrs Walters 😊
English: Email - Persuasive Writing
Audience: Your boss
Format: An email
Topic: Describe why you need a holiday. Explain all the work you do.
Scientific Vocabulary you could include: Stem, water, minerals (nutrients), sugar (glucose), transport, upright.
First, watch the clip to remind you about stems: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcxh4qt.
Also read back over your plant parts work from earlier in the week.
Your task: Imagine you are the stem of a plant. Write an email to your boss describing why you need a holiday. Explain clearly all the work you do using scientific vocabulary.
Watch the clip to recap persuasive techniques: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-persuasive-text/zkcfbdm
Remember you are writing to persuade your boss to give you time off work so try to:
Use the persuasive sentence starter sheet to help you (see attached/below).
This week you are going to use your knowledge of the four operations to consider specific properties of numbers.
Today you are going to investigate what effect brackets can have on a calculation.
Topic: Adult Supervision Compulsory
Botanical hammer printing!
You must get permission from parents/carers to complete this task and you need adult supervision throughout. Instead of a hammer you can try the back of a metal spoon.
Botanical hammer printing is a fun way to capture the colours of a season, it’s super easy, oh and did we mention noisy! It scores 10/10 with kids!
You will need:
To begin, arrange the petals and leaves onto a piece of paper/cloth. If you want to turn the finished print into a greetings card simply fold the paper in half first and then lay the leaves on the front.
Now for the noisy bit, gently lay a piece of fabric e.g. kitchen towel/old tea towel (slightly bigger than the paper) over the top of the leaves. Slowly but firmly, hammer the surface until the specimens begin to release their stain. Try to keep the paper underneath steady but be sure to keep little fingers well clear of the hammer. Adults must supervise this part or if they think appropriate complete this part or if parents/carers are happy they could just offer an extra helping hand to safely guide the hammer.
Reading: Please do your daily reading and record it in your reading record. You can now also go on: https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html to do your online reading and quizzes too! We can see how many books you have read and how you are doing on your quizzes. So go on, let’s get reading!
Good luck with your spelling test today! If you get any wrong, keep practising them!
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