We hope that you enjoyed Earth Day yesterday – was it good to have a break from your computers? We hope that you managed to get out and get some fresh air – hopefully you remembered your sun cream, our pallid skins can burn easily!
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Today we have two great events to celebrate; it is St George's Day and Shakespeare's birthday!
We have fun activities planned for this afternoon to celebrate St George, but first...
- Find out what it means and write the definition in your own words!
- What is its word class? (Is it a noun, verb, adjective?)
- How many syllables does it have (clap each syllable to help you)?
- Can you find any synonyms or antonyms?
Are you able to use it, appropriately, when you are speaking or in any of your writing opportunities?
Finally, try to find the root of the word – its origin.
Have any of you seen this on the One Show in the evening? It looks great fun, if you enjoy dancing. Maybe spend some time today perfecting the routine (or parts of it) ready for this evening's Big Night In on BBC1 and iPlayer.
Phew! After all that activity, a good sit-down with a book is needed. If you have finished your current book, maybe see if you can find a book that you enjoyed in the past. Good books always deserve a second read.
Today it is time for ‘Label’ and ‘True or False’. Good luck!
11am Take a break
Suffixes and prefixes – a suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning; a prefix is a group of letters which are added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.
Find out what these prefixes mean:
tri anti ultra sub retro mono semi
Write down two examples of words which contain each of these prefixes - do as many as you can in the time given. Don't worry if you don't manage all of them - every bit of learning helps!
Afternoon - St George's Day
St George is the patron saint of England, although there are other countries that claim him for themselves as well! Do you know anything about him? He's often depicted with a dragon - why? To give you the chance to find out more about him and how the day has been celebrated in the past, we've given you a given you a couple of texts to read. Once you have done you're reading you've got a choice of learning activities: