Robin Home Learning: 14.5.20

Good morning Robins. Wednesday already – how the week flies by! I have received photos of more super poems and I am so impressed with your command of language. By the end of this week, you should have a collection of poems, which you could turn into your own book of Minibeast Poems.

Well today, our work is going to focus on our scariest minibeast – the Spider. In a similar way to previous days, I would like you to learn more about Spiders and their life cycle. Here are two PowerPoints for you to watch, so you can learn lots of information.

Next, here are some Spider-related tasks. Please complete a reading comprehension activity about Spiders, label the different parts of a Spider and then label a life cycle diagram.

We all know that Spiders catch Flies in their webs. Perhaps you can do your own research and find out some information about Flies. Here is some paper for you to use: minibeast blank for you to draw your own lines. Alternatively, write some information about Spiders. I have downloaded some Spider border paper, which is half-lined, or fully lined.

Here are some photos of Spiders and webs, which you may wish to use for any of your drawings today.

Now it is time for poetry. I have four poems for you to read – there are two stunning Spider poems and two about Flies. The first Fly poem is about those annoying ones that keep landing on you, or food in the house and the second one is about the large Blue Bottle Fly.

I now want you to work in a similar way to how you did for the last three days when writing Caterpillar, Butterfly, Snail or Ladybird poems.  So after reading the above poems, think carefully about how the poets described either the Spider, or the Fly. Look again at the close-up photographs I gave you last Wednesday, 6th May, or at the Spider photos above. If you are able, print one of the photographs of a Spider, or a Fly. Look carefully at the image and cut out specific sections of the minibeast and stick them onto paper. Add some annotations, trying to identify and describe three aspects of the Spider, or Fly. For instance, when looking at the Fly, look carefully at the delicate see-through wings.

Now make a collection of interesting words and phrases to describe the Spider, or the Fly. Afterwards, write your own poem, considering the following points:
– How many verses shall I have in my poem?
– Do I want my poem to rhyme?
– What type of poem shall I write? Remember, your poem can be an acrostic poem, a shape poem, or written as one long verse.

You can use the minibeast paper above for either poem, but if you are writing a Spider poem here is some Spider border blank paper.

I have also found you some acrostic writing frames, in case you would like to write this type of poem.

Please continue with your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons, which focus on adding and subtracting tens and calculating with 2-digit numbers. As mentioned on previous days, after watching the teaching video, go to the BBC Bitesize link to find the relevant tasks.

Finally, here are some art and craft tasks. How about creating some Spider webs. Look at the following sheets for some ideas.

I hope you enjoy learning about Spiders today. Have fun looking for some in your garden, but if you find them scary, study the close-up photographs instead.