Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed all the various tasks yesterday, finding out how to warm up your voice before singing, learning to sing a folk song and writing a poem about shells. The weather hasn’t been great this week, so let’s hope it is warmer and drier this weekend.
As in previous weeks, you will be solving your ‘Weekly Maths Challenges’, which you can find via the ‘White Rose Maths’ link, or BBC Bitesize daily lessons. Good luck!
Today’s BBC Bitesize English lesson is the Daily Book Club and you will be listening to extracts from the book Pippa Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. There are two videos to watch with the Olympic cycling champion, Laura Kenny, reading extracts from the book, followed by three activities. You may also need to read the video transcripts, to make sure you can remember what happens in the extracts. Pippa lives in Villa Villekulla with a monkey, a horse and lots of gold coins. She loves going on adventures with her friends Tommy and Annika. Pippa is really strong and can even lift a horse. While listening to the extracts, there are two lists of questions for you to consider. For the first activity, think about how you would describe Pippa to somebody who has not read the book. Choose two words from a list, which you think describe Pippa, and find evidence in the extracts to support your choice. Afterwards, return to the second extract again and summarise what is happening in the text. Try to write six different phrases, or clauses, and challenge yourself by using a maximum of six words for each one. Finally, read or watch both extracts again. Imagine you are either Annika or Tommy and write a diary entry for one of them. You can use the extracts to help you, or you can use your imagination. Read the guidance carefully, which gives you some suggestions as to how to write your diary entry.
Your third lesson today is Music. You will be listening to extracts from Antonio Vivaldi’s four movements of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Begin by watching a video of the Thunder Jam group trying to draw what they hear when listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. For the first activity, listen to clips from the Spring and Winter movements and draw, or paint whatever you see in your imagination. Now it is time for you to get up and move! The pulse is the heartbeat of music and it is the thing that makes you want to move your feet, clap your hands, jump up and down and dance. Listen again to the two clips and get moving! Finally, the last two activities require you to be sound detectives. Think about all the things you can see in ‘Spring’ or ‘Winter’ and make a list of three or four things. Then search around your home for things that might make these sounds. Write down all the sounds you find. Decide on an order for them and create your very own piece of music, giving it a title.
Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.
Here are some fun poems for you to read about seagulls being given human characteristics, such as wearing a hat and eating a lolly, a rock pool band and a friendly octopus, who brushes his teeth! I am also giving you a poem about using a bucket on the beach.
See if you can write a fun poem about some of the sea life that live at the seaside. Remember, collect your ideas first, before you start writing your poem.
Alternatively, you could write an acrostic poem, using the word SEASIDE and here is a writing frame you could use.
Another possibility is to use a sandcastle shape and write a poem about being on the beach with a bucket and spade. Here is the writing frame.
Finally, here is an art activity. Windbreaks are often useful on British beaches, for good weather can never be guaranteed! The following sheet tells you how to create your own windbreak, or alternatively, there is a set of instructions to make a lighthouse. Have fun!
I hope you enjoy your day and remember you can choose the tasks that appeal to you most. Have a lovely weekend and let’s hope the sun shines!