Robin Home Learning: 9.7.20

Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed your home learning yesterday, finding out about the dramatic structure within a play and writing a poem about the sea.

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

Today, your BBC Bitesize English lesson is about alliteration, which we’ve learnt about in class and you’ve used when writing Moon and minibeast poems during home learning. As a reminder, alliteration is when words in sentences start with the same sound, for example, The smiling snail slid slowly across the path. Examples of alliteration can be found in poetry, advertising, events commentary and is often used in newspaper headlines. To begin this lesson, watch a short video and see if you can spot the alliteration. Sometimes, if too many words begin with the same letter, a sentence can become a tongue twister. For the first activity, write five sentences about people who are important to you. Use at least four words that start with the same sound in each sentence, for example, Bobby bounced his beautiful blue ball. Afterwards, choose a friend or family member and write a letter to them. In the letter, explain how you’ve been and what you’ve been doing during the last week. Make sure you include three words of alliteration in the letter. If possible, deliver your letter with the help of an adult in your house. Your final task is to read some sentences and decide which ones contain alliteration.

Your third lesson continues the Art Week theme and today you will be learning about Music. You will be finding out what happens in our bodies when we sing and why it makes us feel good. There are two videos to watch, which discuss the positive affects of singing and explain what is happening in our body when we sing. They are both interesting and the first one emphasises that when we sing together, we gain a sense of belonging and are left with a feeling of being connected to our community. For the first activity, you will learn that it is important for a singer to prepare their voice before they sing. You will watch a short film and receive guidance on how to warm up your voice with the team at the English National Opera. Singing is a physical exercise and you will learn about breathing, making sound and bouncing sound around. Afterwards, watch a short film, which gives you an opportunity to learn a folk song with the team at the ENO: O Waly Waly. You can download the lyrics and score, which will help you when you are learning the song. Your final activity is to do some creative writing and drawing when you download a worksheet from the ENO. You will be writing a poem and drawing a landscape, both based on the folk song you learnt in Activity 2.

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

Seaside Poetry

Today I am giving you two poems about shells from the above book. Here are the two pages with larger versions for you to read.

I would like you to write your own poem about shells today. Before writing the poem, collect some words about shells, including the names of different shells and a range of describing words. Then decide whether you want your poem to rhyme, will it have a repeating pattern and, finally, the number of verses. Remember, you can use any of the seaside border paper for your final version of the poem.

Finally, here is an art activity. These seaside mindfulness colouring sheets should help you to relax.

I hope you have an enjoyable day. The alliteration lesson should help you when it comes to choosing words for your shell poem. Have fun!