Good morning all. Well done on the correct answers to the register quiz...the member of our class with a connection to the compass has west in his name.....first correct one was Mason!
Below are pictures of your amazing wind vanes
> HERE'S AN IDEA FOR AN ADVENTURE - are you in?
This week we should have been in Aylmerton - having an amazing sleepover in a new place...
So... how about you plan to sleep one night in a new place.... in your own house!!!!
Could you make a den or a tent in your room or another room?
Could you sleep in a spare room, a downstairs room, a brother or sister's room?
Could you sleep on an airbed, the sofa, the floor....?
Where could you make your bed for the night? Can you make it cosy, safe but new?
Talk to your grown-ups....get some ideas...and if you are up for it we could do the Great Year 5 Lockdown Sleepover on Friday Night............
We'll talk about it more tomorrow....
NOTE: I have included at the bottom of this Maths section an alternative support video I have made and some alternative practice questions for those that need a little extra help
Our Maths session will use a video to teach us and this will ask you to pause from time to time to answer questions. The questions are on a worksheet that you can view on your screen. Answer the questions in your Exercise Book at the Maths end.
You will use the worksheet and the video together.
Click below to download the worksheet onto your screen. (it does not need to be printed)
Click below to watch the teaching video and pause when it asks you to answer the questions. Answer the questions in your Exercise Book at the Maths end.
Click on the link below and do the whole of the Learn section only (3 videos and reading). Then return here.
Let's check we understand:
Alliteration is when words that are next to (or close to each other) start with the same sound.
It is a way to link words together and can be used for effect, especially in descriptive writing. It can be used to create suspense or danger.
Elliot the elephant entered the cave like a shifty, sly snake.
Here, ‘Elliot the elephant entered’ and 'shifty, sly snake’ are both examples of alliteration.
Where else is alliteration used?
You might find examples in poetry, advertising and in newspaper headlines to grab the reader's attention.
Onomatopoeia is a type of word (or words) that sounds like what it is describing.
'Thud', 'crash', 'bang' and 'buzz' are all examples.
In a setting description, onomatopoeic words can be very useful for setting the mood or sharing what can be heard.
'Crack! The lighting bolt clapped and illuminated the shadowy sky outside. Suddenly, from the floor below, came an eerie creak…'
Here, 'crack' and 'creak' are onomatopoeic.
Time to get writing...
Today I have two writing tasks for you. Look to spend about 15 minutes on each.
You will need to edit and improve as you work.
Task 1 - Alliteration
Write tongue twister type sentences using alliteration. Send them to me and I will make a special web page for them.
You can choose amusing, spooky, suspenseful....
Barry ,the big bad buffalo, bashed a baby boy's buggy over the bus! Billy ,the baby boy, bowled a banana back at the buffalo!
Sam crawled carefully into the crack that led deep into a colossal cave crammed with crystals.
Task 2 - Onomatopoeia
Choose somewhere to stand still - in your house - in your garden. Listen.
What can you hear?
Write five onomatopoeic words that describe a sound that you can hear. Maybe you can illustrate them too?
Lots of examples of onomatopoeic words can be found at the link below...
Test yourself. Follow the link below and do the Practise section Activity 1 (2 videos)
This Friday (8th May) is a special Bank Holiday. This is a day when lots of work places and schools close for a one day holiday to mark a special occasion.
This Friday the Bank Holiday is to mark a day called VE Day.
This Friday 8th May will mark 75 years since the end of the fighting of the Second World War in Europe. It was a day of celebration in 1945 and remembering it will be a day of celebration on Friday.
Lots of people will be celebrating on Friday. Many people had planned to have a street party like this one from 1945...
...but this is now not possible because of 'lockdown'... however many people are planning safe ways to celebrate and remember, such as stay at home street parties! My street is having a street party with all of us just at the front of our houses...we will have food and songs and all sorts!
If you look closely at the picture above you will see bunting hanging up - little triangular flags on string. People also waved Union Flags (red, white and blue).
Here is a colour picture from a street party celebrating VE Day in 2005...
Can you make some bunting and/or a flag to display to celebrate VE Day on Friday?
Or can you make or decorate something else with a VE Day theme?
Here are some ideas...
There are also lots of ideas online. BE CAREFUL though.... eyes open.... if you are doing the Union Flag... pay close attention to its design - it's actually quite tricky!
> WHAT ELSE?