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WORLD BOOK DAY

THURSDAY 4TH MARCH

9:00 - 9:30

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Roald Dahl’s books! Not only do I love his phenomenal writing, but I also love Quentin Blake’s superb illustrations!

This morning, I would like you to read my character description below and then create your own detailed illustration of the mysterious creature:

Have you ever seen the Hurglewatt? It is the most grotesque and terrifying creature in the world! On top of its head, it has a thick, tangled mess of green hair. Bulging out of it’s enormous, round head, it has five watery, red eyes. Beneath its glaring eyes, it has a huge, spotty and dribbling nose. Either side of its oily face are two towering, sharp horns. The Hurglewatt lures unsuspecting victims with its wide, yellow smile. Its mouth is a vast, dark cavern, full of sharp, uneven teeth. It has four flabby and wobbly chins, always covered in slime. Dangling beneath its unusually large head, is a terribly, thin and frail body. Its six arms are longer than spaghetti and trail behind two flat, circular feet.

ILLUSTRATE

                                                                                                                         

9:30 - 10:30 

After illustrating my character, I would like you to create a character of your very own! 

J.K. Rowling once said that the best authors are thieves. This morning, you are going to borrow ideas from lots of other famous authors to create the most original, bizarre and spectacular character! 

I would like you to cut up some of the world’s most beloved characters, such as Where’s Wally, Superman and Paddington Bear. You are then going to mismatch all of their different parts to create something entirely new, i.e. You could give Superman the ears of Mickey Mouse and the nose of the Gruffalo!

After having fun whilst building your unique creation, I would like you to name your character and then write a detailed character description! Don’t forget to include lists of adjectives, prepositions and similes! 

Look out for supporting resources on ClassDojo!

CREATE A CHARACTER

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

                                                                                                      

10:45 -  11:05 

It’s time to enjoy a spot of performance poetry! 

I would like to share Roald Dahl’s hilarious poem, ‘The Dentist and the Crocodile’ with you. 

A video of me reading the poem can be found here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ3fx1lYK5k

After watching me read this excellent poem, I would like you to get up on your feet!

I would like you to think of actions for each of the lines in the poem.

After thinking of your own actions for each line, I would like you to perform the poem to somebody else who is at home with you.

Look out for the words to the poem on ClassDojo!

PERFORMANCE POETRY

The Dentist and the Crocodile – Whole Class Version – Scripts & Sketches

                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

11:05 - 12:00

What is your favourite story? I wonder if I can guess…

I would like you to write a blurb for your favourite book.

A blurb is the text which can usually be found on the back of a book. It explains what the story is about, without giving away any ‘spoilers’. It also needs to excite and entice the reader by asking rhetorical questions, using superlatives and including imperative verbs! Be persuasive!

After you have finished writing the blurb, send it to me and I will see if I can guess the name of your book!

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

13:30 - 13:50

Why is reading so important? What can it offer you? Where can it take you? Who can you meet?

Why is reading so enjoyable? When can it be enjoyed? Who can it be enjoyed with?

This afternoon, I would like you to create a poster for the children in Reception and Year One, explaining the importance of reading.

What books should they read? Why should they read them?

How will reading help them with their work? How will it help them in Maths, Science, R.E. and History?

Remember to include lots of helpful advice on your poster, along with colourful and exciting illustrations!

Look out for supporting resources on ClassDojo!

POSTER IMAGES

 

                                                                                                    

 

14:00- 14:50

BOOK QUIZ

Have a go at Mr Sorroll’s Brilliantly Boggling Book Bonanza!

Try your best to answer all thirty questions about famous children’s books before attempting to write your own questions!

The quiz can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhx-CjXOIm4

Don’t forget to send your completed answer sheets to Mr Sorroll! The winners of the quiz will be announced in school next week!

The answer sheet will be shared via ClassDojo.

QUIZ

 

 

                                                                                                                                      

READING

 

Monday

Please click on the following link to access today’s reading of ‘The Diary of a Killer Cat’, then complete the corresponding worksheet on ClassDojo.

YouTube Link

Comprehension

Tuesday

Please click on the following link to access today’s reading of ‘The Diary of a Killer Cat’, then complete the corresponding worksheet on ClassDojo.

YouTube Link

Comprehension

Writing 

Possessive Apostrophe

Wednesday

Now, that we have finished our class novel, ‘The Diary of a Killer Cat’, I would like you to write a summary of the entire plot.

Remember, a summary is a condensed (shortened) version of events. Try to write the entire story in just a few, short sentences!

Look out for a template to complete on ClassDojo.

Summary

Friday

If you could redesign the book cover for ‘The Diary of a Killer Cat’, what would it look like? 

How would you illustrate the front cover so that it was attention-grabbing? How would you make it look colourful and exciting? 

What would you write in the blurb to interest the reader and persuade them to pick up the book? 

Look out for a template to complete on ClassDojo.

Book Cover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

English

Monday

Oh dear! Tuffy is not happy! He is not happy whatsoever! Ellie’s father has done the unspeakable! He has nailed up the cat-flap! 

What do you imagine Tuffy would say to Ellie’s father if only he had a voice? How would Ellie’s father respond? Could they resolve their differences?

That is what I would like you to imagine as part of today’s Writing lesson.

Whenever a character talks, we use inverted commas. What do these look like? Are there any other rules for writing speech?

Please click on the following link to access a video, which will support with today’s learning:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0W4QteK_YS8LXSBTRurWtYeHEu2ucSAs

Tuesday

Tuffy is a very independent cat, which is why he is appalled and outraged when they lock him in a cage and drag him to the horrifying vet’s. 

I think Tuffy sometimes forgets that Ellie is his owner and that she really cares about him.

How can we show ownership (or possession) in our writing?

Today, I would like you to find out all about the possessive apostrophe.

To do this, you will need to complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztgbsk7

 Afterwards, look out for an activity to complete on ClassDojo.

Wednesday

How strange! Tuffy’s neighbours are reporting a miracle! Their dead rabbit has returned! Thumper, who once died and was buried, magically appeared inside his cage, looking brand new!

This story sounds like front page news! Let’s create a newspaper article about this unbelievable situation and announce it to the world!

What do newspapers need to include? Let’s revisit our previous learning about headlines, by-lines, 4W sentences, quotes, pictures and captions!

Please click on the following link to access a video, which will support with today’s learning:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0W4QteK_YS8LXSBTRurWtYeHEu2ucSAs

Intervention mapping from PiRA for Scotland Summer assessments to On Track  English: Reading Comprehension

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

PHONICS

Monday

Firstly, let’s revisit some sounds by playing a short game: 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/pick-a-picture

 

Now, lets’ join the Alphablocks on an adventure to discover more about the long ‘oo’ sound, by clicking on either of the following links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qnr8z/alphablocks-series-1-9-moon?seriesId=b00qjwv4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XozoxMjLmQ4

 

Afterwards, look for a corresponding activity on ClassDojo.

 

Long "oo"

 

                                                                                                 

Wednesday

Firstly, let’s revisit some sounds by playing a short game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

 

Now, lets’ join the Alphablocks on an adventure to discover more about the split digraphs, ‘a_e’, ‘o_e’ and ‘i_e’ by clicking on either of the following links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qzlrx/alphablocks-series-1-18-magic?seriesId=b00qjwv4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCvtMzUL0lw

 

Afterwards, look for a corresponding activity on ClassDojo.

Split Digraphs

Tuesday

Firstly, let’s revisit some sounds by playing a short game: 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6/pond-life-plurals

 

Now, lets’ join the Alphablocks on an adventure to discover more about the digraph, ‘ai’, by clicking on either of the following links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qns3f/alphablocks-series-1-10-sail?seriesId=b00qjwv4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poGh6VG1Ky0

 

Afterwards, look for a corresponding activity on ClassDojo.

"ai" 

                                                                                                          

Friday

PHONICS

 

Firstly, let’s revisit some sounds by playing a short game:

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/picnic-on-pluto

 

Now, lets’ join the Alphablocks on an adventure to discover more about the split digraph, ‘a_e’, by clicking on either of the following links:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qtsbd/alphablocks-series-1-14-space?seriesId=b00qjwv4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLXxtoFAiJ8

  

Afterwards, look for a corresponding activity on ClassDojo.

 "a_e"

                                                                                                          

Maths

Monday

Please click on the following link to access a video in support of today’s learning:

SORTING 3D SHAPES

https://vimeo.com/514238815

 

Today’s worksheet will be uploaded separately, on ClassDojo.

FB4

Sort 3D Shapes

                                                                                                           

Wednesday 

 

 

Please click on the following link to access a video in support of today’s learning:

MAKING EQUAL PART

https://vimeo.com/516652833

 

Today’s worksheet will be uploaded separately, on ClassDojo.

FB4

Making Equal Parts

Tuesday 

 

 

Please click on the following link to access a video in support of today’s learning:

MAKING PATTERNS WITH 3D SHAPES

https://vimeo.com/514239683

 

Today’s worksheet will be uploaded separately, on ClassDojo.

FB4

Patterns 3D Shapes

                                                                                                 

Friday

 

 

Please click on the following link to access a video in support of today’s learning:

RECOGNISING A HALF 

https://vimeo.com/516654269

 

Today’s worksheet will be uploaded separately, on ClassDojo.

FB4

Recognise a Half

 

R.E.

Monday

Today is a very special feast day! It is the feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales!

What do you know about St David? How did he become a saint? Did he perform any miracles?

Throughout today’s lesson, I would like you to find the answers to the above questions. I would like you to share them with me by creating a poster all about this very holy man.

At the top of your poster, I would like you to write:

 

‘All About St David!’

 

Please click on the following link for some helpful information (and a very cute video) about St David: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-st-davids-day

Also, look out for a supporting presentation, which will be shared on ClassDojo.

 

 

 

St David

Five facts about St David | Welsh Age of Saints | Visit Wales

Wednesday

Last week, we learnt that we should be ready to forgive our brother up to 77 times.

This is because God will always forgive us our sins, no matter how many times we go astray.

To help explain this to Peter, Jesus shared another parable: ‘The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant’.

Today, I would like to share this parable with you and help you to reflect upon its meaning.

Please click on the following link for a video to support this lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0W4QteK_YS9ouJqxwrEhJbdwprbqi9jw  

Matthew 18 The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant Kids Bible Story | Kids  Bible Stories | Bible stories for kids, Bible for kids, Parables

Friday 5th March

LIVE STREAM MASS

Please click on the following link to join the parish of St Mary’s in Harborne for the special celebration of Mass. Please follow the link to the church’s YouTube channel, before finding today’s Mass and clicking on the appropriate video:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNnaG0dbSfykd2e67YkGG5A

Image result for catholic mass clipart

 

Tuesday

GEOGRAPHY

 

Today, we sadly reach the end of our topic about Kenya!

 

What have you learnt about this fascinating country in Africa? What have you enjoyed finding out?

 

How different is life in Kenya? Is it very different or only marginally different?

 

This afternoon, I would like you to compare your life with the life of a Kenyan school child and record any differences and similarities.

 

Look out for a presentation and worksheet on ClassDojo, to support this learning.

Presentation

Similarities and Differences

 

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                            

P.S.H.E.

Today, I would like to share another

short story with you: 

‘Carrot Club’.

This story will be uploaded onto ClassDojo and onto the school website.

 

How would you feel if your friends had a massive party, but you weren’t invited? How would you feel if people treated you differently because of the way you looked?

 

Today’s story is all about diversity and celebrating differences! No two people are the same, but everybody deserves to be treated equally.

 

After enjoying the story, I would like you to complete a worksheet, which I will also share on ClassDojo.

We Are All Different

 

P.E.

Monday

Get ready to join the nation’s favourite P.E. teacher for another exhilarating workout:

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Joe Wicks NHS

P.E.

 Wednesday

Get ready to join the nation’s favourite P.E. teacher for another exhilarating workout:

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt