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Thursday 11th June

Good morning everybody! Welcome to today’s learning.  When you have completed your work, please email it to your class teacher. Here are our email addresses:

 

Mr Bemister: otters@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

Ms Edwards: foxes@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

Miss Hancock: badgers@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

English:

Yesterday, you learned about Chinese New Year and discovered that in China the years are named after 12 animals.  Today you are going to learn more about the Chinese Zodiac. Watch this clip of the Chinese myth that explains how the animals were chosen to represent the years:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw0adpGLIdk

Here is another version of the story (a slower animation) – you only need to watch up to 2.20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=may2s9j4RLk

 

Here are the parts of the story mapped out:

  1. The Jade Emperor wanted to name the years, so he could keep count of them.  He set a challenge for the animals.
  2. The animals all lined up to start the race.
  3. The cat and the clever rat rode on the back of the kind oxen.  The rat pushed the cat into the river and leapt onto the land to arrive first.  The oxen arrived second.
  4. The strong tiger swam into third place.
  5. The nimble rabbit hopped across the rocks and boulders to arrive fourth.
  6. The helpful dragon, who really should have been first, had stopped to help put out a fire, so he was fifth.
  7. The strong horse swam across the river but as it reached land it was startled by the snake, who was wrapped around his legs.  The snake sneaked ahead to take sixth place and the horse came in seventh.
  8. The sheep, the monkey and the rooster found a raft, and working as a team they all paddled across together.  The sheep was awarded eighth place, the monkey ninth place and the rooster tenth place.
  9. The dog swam across, but he came in eleventh place because he stopped to play in the water.
  10. The pig finished in twelfth place because he kept stopping to eat and then had a nap.
  11. The cat, who hated water, struggled to the bank, but she was too late.  She missed out on a place in the zodiac.

 

In your book

You task today is to create a story map - using 11-12 pictures - for your new version of the story.  Follow the steps above but change the animals (all or some of them) and change the race (across a desert, over a mountain or through a forest).  Plan your story, as a story map and tell it to a member of your family.  Tomorrow you will use your story map to write your own story. 

 

Maths:

Today you will continue to practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You will be practising arithmetic questions and using written methods, so you will need to decide on the best methods to use.  Can you solve the problem in your head - or do you need to use a written method?

There are 3 great adding and subtracting learner guides and helpful video clips at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39

There are also 4 multiplying and dividing learner guides and helpful video clips at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd

You can also contact us via email, if you need any help.

 

 

Rapid recall whiteboard - Choose a number and complete your board.

 

Don’t forget to practise Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

 

Topic:

This afternoon you are going to learn more about the Chinese signs of the zodiac. Watch the video clip at the top of the webpage which tells you all about the year of the rat: https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/

Now, on the same website, scroll down and enter your birth date to find your zodiac sign.  Click on your zodiac animal and find out the following information:

  1. What is your zodiac sign?
  2. What are your lucky numbers?
  3. What are your lucky colours?
  4. What are your unlucky numbers?
  5. What are your unlucky colours?
  6. What is the personality of your sign like?
  7. What signs do you get on with?
  8. What signs are the rest of your family or some of your friends?

 

Now create a poster of your zodiac sign.  Draw the animal and add some of the lucky things.  Here is an example:

Reading: Please do your daily reading and record it in your reading record.  Continue using myON to do your online reading and quizzes at: https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html.  We can see how many books you have read and how you are doing on your quizzes. So, go on, let’s get reading!

 

Spellings:

Please practise your spellings daily. This week’s spellings are below. You will need to see which ones you want to work on. If you can spell all of the Year 2, then do the Year 3/4, if you can already spell all of those, then do the Year 5/6. We will be focusing on 10 spellings every week. On Friday, get someone at home to do your spelling test with you!

 

 

Year 2:

wild

climb

most

only

both

old

cold

gold

hold

told

 

Year 3/4:

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

 

 

 

 

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Class Attendance
  • Earhart 97.8%
  • Attenborough 97.6%
  • Lovelace 92.6%
  • Pankhurst 98.1%
  • Parks 92.4%
  • Owens 96%
  • Goodall 95.8%
  • Gandhi 97.1%
  • Frank 93.8%
  • Hawking 95%
  • Ali 93.8%
  • Thunberg 97.4%
  • Luther-King 99%
  • Kahlo 99%
Overall Attendance: 0
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