Good morning everybody! I hope you enjoyed learning about your family yesterday. Today we are going to continue our family’s theme. When you have completed any of your work, please email it to your class teacher. Here are our email addresses:
Mr Bemister: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yesterday, you found out 20 things about a friend or family member. Today you are going to choose some of these ideas to write a poem. Read this lovely poem about Grandma.
Grandma is navy blue.
She is a comfy cushion.
Grandma is a soft whisper.
She is a path through a winter wood.
Grandma is a warm scarf.
She is a cup of tea by the fire.
Grandma is a sleeping cat.
She is autumn sunshine.
Each of the lines of this poem is called a metaphor because each line compares Grandma to something - by saying she is something. All the metaphors are things about Grandma. The good thing about this poem is that it doesn’t rhyme, so you don’t need to worry about that - and it has a simple style to follow.
In your books or on a piece of plain paper:
Your task is to use some of the notes about your friend or family member to create your own version of the poem. You must write at least 8 lines – but you can make your poem longer if you wish to use more of your ideas. When you have finished, read your poem to your friend or family member. You could get completely carried away and write about other members of your family! Don’t forget to decorate it with pictures or a border.
Start lines 1, 3, 5 and 7 with the person’s name
Start lines 2, 4, 6 and 8 with He or She
Use is in every line.
In maths over the next few weeks, you will be consolidating your understanding of the number operations, using written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You will be practising arithmetic questions.
There are 3 great adding and subtracting learner guides and helpful video clips at:
There are also 4 multiplying and dividing learner guides and helpful video clips at:
You can also contact us via email, if you need any help.
Choose a number - and complete your rapid recall board.
Don’t forget to practise Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)
For topic today you are going to create your family tree.
Have a look at this family tree for Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh https://www.britroyals.com/windsortree.asp and remind yourself of the link from yesterday https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23272491https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23272491. Talk to someone in your family about your relatives and plan out a family tree that includes your grandparents or even great grandparents.
On a sheet of paper have a go at drawing your family tree. Include a picture and the name for each member of the family. You can draw a simple family tree, or if you are feeling more creative you could do something like this: https://karuski.co.uk/2015/05/27/pams-family-tree/
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!
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!