Nonsense poems swap ordinary words for words you find interesting, funny or that sound good. You can even swap ordinary words for made-up words!
Michael Rosen, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Spike Milligan are good authors to read if you like nonsense poetry.
You may remember looking at this famous nonsense poem at the start of Year 5.
Read the poem and see if you can answer the questions... you can choose 1 star challenge, 2 star challenge or the tough 3 star challenge....
Meet Saint Mason the Great...
To make yourself like Mason go to Purple Mash...Tools...Mash Cams and choose a Norman style character e.g. Anglo Saxon, Knight Hero, Knight Villain, Robin Hood, Saint George, Fairy Tale Princess - remember to save it.
I would like you all to have a go at this.
Before a knight would joust he was announced by his Herald. A Herald would tell all the crowds about what a great hero the knight was, what adventures he had had. The Herald would often exaggerate using superlatives and exaggerated fibs. Watch this video for a Herald in action.
I would like you to write a Herald's speech to introduce a knight (if you have made yourself a mashcam knight you can imagine it's you).
Remember to use superlatives and exaggeration. Here is a short one by me....
"Lords and ladies, as I stand before you today I am proud to introduce to you a giant of a man, a hero who shows no fear, a knight who once defeated a fire breathing dragon with his bare hands, a man who can ride a horse faster than a cheetah...the handsomest, strongest, smartest knight in the kingdom....Lord Smyton of Wigston"
Then if you are super brave you can record yourself announcing it and send it to me
ART ACTIVITY (optional)
Draw a knight...or draw the horse...
PE ACTIVITY (optional)
Hold a 2020 jousting tournament
You will need:
How to Play:
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY (optional)
Build a trebuchet
Watch the videos below for inspiration and see if you can build your own. You could design some way of launching scrunched up paper or foil balls (rocks) at your enemy; you could build a working model...
Listening to someone read a story is a great way to relax and unwind.
We are lucky that, at the moment, we have some fantastic stories being read by famous people and excellent story-tellers that are wonderful to enjoy.
Choose a story from below to listen to. Choose somewhere to relax and enjoy it.
David Walliams is reading a new story this week...AWFUL AUNTIE