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Thursday 2nd April 2020

Thursday 2.4.2020

Let's see what today brings...



Complete an activity of your choice from your GPS book.



Well, last week I said try karaoke and sing like nobody is listening - this week what about a family band with some singing; home made musical instruments; pots and pans will do - sing loud and proud - it's good for the soul! (Maybe not the neighbours, and animals within a 10 mile radius, but who cares?)


No pressure but look here: (no Italian required!)

 Or: - I would love to be able to play the drums! :) 

So all you pupils who play an instrument, or go out of English and Maths lessons to have an extra music lesson … come on, show us your talents - get someone to film you and e-mail it to me. Play your favourite piece, or sing your favourite song; solo; duet; or family choir. :) 



Today we are going to continue with the Jane Considine approach. The Sony Pictures short film today is Hair Love; it's about a girl called Zuri who turns to multimedia; a vlogger, to help her with a problem - her hair!

The writing skills focused on today are including descriptions regarding sight, vision and explaining to the reader all that you can see; do it well and they should be able to see the vision and images in your head - we should be able to picture what you are imagining when you are writing.

Next, include questions to the reader, as well as between the characters, and the full range of KS2 punctuation - include modal words in your writing - words which show degrees of possibility e.g. Maybe, possibly, might, definitely will/ not, under no circumstances.

Lastly, try to use personification - where you bring an object to life by describing it as if it is alive and has human characteristics e.g. the table had muscular legs, her hair danced in the wind, the twinkling star winked repeatedly. 

Play the film clip below several times until you feel you know it quite well. Decide which of the 9 chunks you would like to write about (see sheet below) - you do not have to do the whole story.


Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation

Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter'...

Then watch the YouTube teaching clip where Jane will show you examples of how to achieve the 3 main focuses for today. Teaching clip:

Super Sentence Stacking with Jane Considine - Hair Love - Writing Lesson

Today we will be using the short film: Hair Love, as an inspiration in our super sentence stacking writing..

Writing Frame - Sheet, if you need it.

Today's PE is Dance Moves - Kids Learn a Dance to "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake!

Dance along with Dance It Out®
Once you've learnt the dance moves play your favourite tracks and see if you can apply, adapt or improve your moves to fit the new beat. Dance like nobody is watching … apart from the person you've nominated to film you - and send the dance clip to me :)


Today's art is inspired by Seth - a project I was hoping to do after SATs - and still might!

Have a look at Seth's sketch of his Dad in the slideshow for Y6 gallery.

Look here for tips to help you achieve a portrait:

Don't worry about what you draw on … the back of an envelope, a plain sheet of paper, the inside of some wrapping paper, greaseproof cooking paper, you could even try indenting into sheets of foil...

See what you can do, e-mail to me a photo and let's see if anyone can identify you! :) 

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