Robin Home Learning: 8.7.20

Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed your home learning yesterday, creating portraits and writing a seaside senses poem. I received photos of some super self-portraits, which are in Robin Gallery 7.  Keep sending in the photos to the class e-mail.  (

Your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons continue today with more work on measures: today you will be learning about telling the time, with o’clock and half hour times.  (See separate blog.)

Today, your BBC Bitesize English lesson returns to writing ‘Long ladder letters and joining words’, which will revise a previous lesson on 17th June. If you feel confident with your letter formation and using joining words, you may decide not to do this lesson. However, the activities are different to the previous lesson and give you more writing practise. There are two videos to watch about forming long ladder letters and spotting conjunctions (joining words), such as and, but and or. For the first activity, draw a table and think of words that contain long ladder letters at the beginning, middle and end of words. Afterwards, choose five friends, or family members, and write a sentence to describe them, or a shared memory. For example, My friend Eva has long curly hair and clear blue eyes. Finally, watch a video with Bill and Owen talking about their friendship. Imagine that you are writing a guide to friendship and consider what to include. Write six sentence that explain ‘How to be a great friend’, making sure you include some joining words and highlight the long ladder letters. You could always draw pictures of your friends and write your sentences next to each one.

Your third lesson is Drama and you will be learning about the basics of dramatic structure and how it is used in theatre productions. A play will be structured with a beginning, middle and end. There are three types of structure:
linear – events happen in order, as in real life;
non-linear – action moves backward and forward in time;
cyclical – action ends at the same time as it began.
Traditionally, plays use acts and scenes and go through five phases:
Exposition, Rising action, Climax, Falling action and Resolution.
You will learn about this structure during the lesson. For your first activity, choose a favourite story and see if you can identify the above structure. Then see if you can use this typical dramatic structure to come up with an outline for your own story, identifying the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

Seaside Poetry

Here are some poems, which are arranged on a page to make you think about the moving waves, some of which are very large, or a stone skimming across the sea.

Please read the poems, using the larger versions below.

Read the poems carefully looking for repeating patterns, rhyming words, alliteration and thinking about how the poems are presented on the page. Can you write a poem about the sea, in a similar style.

Alternatively, you may be keen to write a shape poem. Here are some various shape templates, which you could use to write a poem about the seaside.

Have a lovely day and enjoy learning about structuring a play and writing another seaside poem.