Good Morning Ganymede Class - How are you feeling today?
I am looking forward to seeing more children sign in on the daily register this week - well done to all of you who managed to log on last week and for engaging with your learning. A virtual star goes to Georgina, Amelia, Lydia, Poppy and Ayla who managed to log on everyday, keep up the good work!
If you are learning at home it is really important that you keep up with the tasks being set as we will be introducing new learning and building on previous skills each day - so please remember to sign every morning using the daily register.
You may have noticed the register has a column so you can tell us how you are feeling. Lots of you have said you are ok or happy, which is good to know, but there are lots of different adjectives you can use to describe how you are feeling. Look at the colour monsters to help you choose different words for how you are feeling.
Remember it's ok to be feeling a bit worried about things but always know that Mrs Taylor and myself are at school and are here to support you where we can.
Before you start your learning today make sure you sign the remote learning register by clicking here.
Get your Home Learning Journal ready by writing today's long date and underlining it using a ruler. Don't forget to write the learning title, like Maths, to separate your learning tasks!
Let's start the day with some brain exercise - How many challenges can you complete today?
Let's kick start our maths with 10 mins of TTRS
Start with your 2x tables booklet. Ask an adult to set a timer for 2min. Try and do as many as you can. Keep your score as I will be asking for them tomorrow so I can update the score sheet. I know you can do it. 4o club all round!
Fluent in 5
Time yourself for 5 minutes - Can you solve the 4 mixed number calculations? Show your workings in your Home Learning Journal.
On your marks, get set and go!
This week in Maths we are going to be starting a new topic: multiplication.
Write the WALT in your book and underline it:
WALT: Multiply by 3
New section please with the heading of English and the WALT written.
WALT: using metaphors in our writing
Following on from writing similies last week we are going to now learn about metaphors. Now we have warmed ourselves up with writing lists, let's try something that requires you to really think hard. Again, you have to try to make each idea different and not repeat yourself. Remember to name things so that you write Skoda rather than car if you want to suggest it's not posh. In this poem, we are going to write another list of playful ideas, using the phrase You are .
In my example below, I have started by writing a list of similes:
You are like a cat …
Now I am going to remove the word ‘like’ and write what is called a metaphor.
You are a cat …
A metaphor is stronger than a simile. It is when you say that one thing is another thing. It's a little bit of magic. Instead of writing,
Start by reading my poem. I had a lot of fun writing this. I made a quick list of ideas – different animals, objects, vehicles, things from nature, things from home or the countryside or town. I also listed things like sounds, feelings, smells, moments, delicate things. I allowed myself to be adventurous and tried to write an extended, playful poem.
You can listen to an audio recording of the poem below here:
You are a soft sofa and comforting cushions.
You are a wolfhound panting after a run.
You are a cat stretching his curious claws.
You are a red bus slowing to a full stop.
You are an ancient oak tree, gnarled and misshapen.
You are an ice cream cone with two flakes at different angles.
You are clouds of sheep on a hillside.
You are sunlight sleeping on a windowsill.
You are the worker bee hovering outside the hive.
You are the gurgle gargling in a drain.
You are the scratching of fingernails on wood.
You are the smell of chips and vinegar on a frosty night.
You are a solitary cloud lost in blue sky.
You are the moment between laughter exploding and its sudden end with an intake of knowledge.
Add to this ideas list. This will help you get lots of different ideas. You don't have to use all of them. Try to think of unusual ones.
fishes or water creatures
To write your lines, think of an idea. For example,
You are a … cat …
Then extend the idea thinking about what it looks like or is doing:
You are a sleek cat curled asleep in the corner of the kitchen.
Writing tip: read your poem aloud. If there are any places where it is hard for you to read then you can be sure that it will be hard for anyone else to read. Change it – read aloud and tweak the poem so that it sounds good and says what you wanted it to say. Try to avoid repetition of words or ideas so each line is fresh and will surprise the reader.
Now click on this link and complete the worksheet.
Do this at the back of your book as we always do. Take your time and do one line of each word.
WALT: To retrieve information from texts using skimming and scanning
Use the slides below to complete today's task.
In your Home learning book, answer the following questions.
1. What can you predict about the story from the front cover?
2. What sort of story will it be?
3. Who might enjoy it?
4. Think of the title Pugs From the Frozen North. What might it tell you about the story?
5. What interests you about the story?
6. Does anything puzzle you?
WALT: The /i/ sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words
Continuing from last week with /i/ sounds we will be focusing on the /y/ in words.
Practice spelling these words - remember write them at least 5 times (with that beautiful handwriting).
Then, log onto the website below. Once on here, click onto 'segment cards' Here you can click 'show me' or 'show me, then ask me.' Here the words will be read to you within a sentence, shown to you and then broken up according to the syllables. Then it's your turn.
WALT: recap on prior knowledge
We are starting our new topic today but I am looking to see what you already know from Year 2.
Your task for today is to use the map provided and label the following:
the seven continents of the world
the five oceans of the world