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Thursday 7th January 2021

Happy Thursday! It's been so lovely to hear about and see your performances of Shakespeare's poem from yesterday (some wonderful reciprocity happening too!). What did you enjoy most about performing?

We're really impressed with your hard work and attitude towards your home learning so far - keep it up! :-) 


09:00 - 09:45: Class Daily Zoom Session! 

It's been lovely to have so many of you join us for the calls so far. Make sure you have a paper and pen ready for the session, to make notes of key learning points and to be able to join in with the tasks :-).


Word of the Day:  Personification! 

Look up what the word means, what word group it belongs to and place it accurately into a sentence.


09:45 - 10:30   Mathematics. 

Step 4: Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes [Recap Session]! 

This week, we will be starting a new topic in our learning... Measurement: Perimeter and Area! Work through the worksheet Thursday 7th January - Maths Task. 

Be sure to watch the White Rose video below & linked in the activity sheet - this will help with your new learning!


10:30 - 10:45   BREAK! 

Get outside and enjoy the Winter air! Notice the birds, leaves, seed heads, twigs and vivid green moss! 


10:45 - 11:15   SPaG

Flipchart PDF - Determiners

Look through the slides for Thursday 7th January look at the given Brain Warm-Up activity and then work through the sheet Determiners.

Get somebody at home to help with with the dictation task. Have them read the sentences aloud to you. 


11:15 - 12:15   English/Writing. 

Write your own Shakespearian Positive Potion Poem!

You are going to create your own 'Positive Potion Poem!', using Shakespeare's poem for ideas. 

  1. Decide what your potion is going to be for (hope, friendship, care)? 
  2. Brainstorm words to describe what it looks like, the ingredients, how it cooks (simmers, boils), any onomatopoeic words (bubble, splash, whizz). 
  3. What key phrases will you repeat? 
  4. Use the same structure from the 'Three Witches' poem to help you. 

Give it a go and draft your ideas! Don't be afraid of starting again & re-drafting if you're not 100% happy. laugh All writing is a process! 


12:15 - 12:30   Class/Own Book.  

Like we would in class with our class book, spend some time quiet reading or listening to the class book. The teachers have uploaded videos of themselves reading different chapters on Tapestry, so be sure to check :-).  


12:30 - 1:30   LUNCH! 


1:30 - 2:00   Reading Activity. 

Read the famous Shakespearian sonnet: Shall I compare thee to a Summer's Day? 

Remember a syllable is the separate sound parts that a word can be split up in to. 

So, Mrs Hudson = 4 syllables      Miss Martin = 3 syllables       Miss Chapman = 3 syllables


2:00 - 3:20   PE: 


Get the whole family involved in 'Let's Get Physical!

Today's warm-up to the 12 Days of Gym Class then have a short circuit for you to complete!

Don't rush, take your time! 



The French Alphabet?

Time to test your pronunciation, which you have all worked hard on this year so far! There is a PDF with support to help you with the correct pronunciation. 

At the bottom of this document are suggested games such as tic-tac-toe! 



Philosophical Question to finish the day! 

Yesterday's Q:  What is the funniest joke you know? Why is it funny? 

Miss Martin: What do you get when you mix a kangaroo and a sheep? A wooly jumper! yes I don't need to explain the comedic genius behind this... I think we all agree, it's hilarious! 

Miss Chapman: What did the left eye say to the right eye? Something between us smells!

Mrs. Hudson: What do you call a mushroom who likes going to parties? A fungi to be with! Boom! Boom! It is funny because you need to know that a fungi is the name for mushroom. Actually I have loads more... but there is not mushroom on this page! Did you see what I did then? Tee!Hee!



Today's Question:  Would you rather have sun or snow? 

Spend some time during dinner or at some point in the evening, discussing this with the other people at home! We're sure there will be some interesting responses :-)

White Rose Video - Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes