Everyday Heroes 1: What makes a hero?

Task 1: Art skill focus

Choose a superhero.  We are going to trace a picture of them into the middle of your sheet of paper BUT  you cannot use black or pencil, you have to trace in the colour you can see.  So if your hero’s hair is blonde, trace their hair in yellow.  If their cape is red, trace their cape in red…of course, if you trace something black, use your black pencil!  Once you are done, shade in the colours.

Now, label the features and powers your superhero possesses.

Task 2:

Repeat the activity for someone in real life who you consider a hero.  It could be a family member, someone in the community, an emergency worker or even someone you see in the newspaper!

Label their heroic qualities, such as hard work or kindness onto the sheet.

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RH6: Forest vocabulary

We are going to bring the forest to life for our readers. What matters, in descriptive writing, is capturing the details and sensations of being in a place.  Presenting your reader with sights, sounds, smells and feelings that they have felt themselves so they can place themselves in the situation you are describing.

What we do not want to do is TELL the reader how they are feeling, instead GIVE THEM CLUES and make them interpret them, themselves!

For example:

You are in a dark, dank forest with huge, mossy trees. It is raining hard and only the fact that you are hidden amongst the trees is stopping you getting soaked.  (It’s not bad but you don’t feel as if you are there!

Instead, try:

As your eyes begin to adjust to the gloom, you begin to pick out some of the sounds and smells around you.  The deep, occasional creak of think, heavy branches.  The quick, sharp rattle of twigs clattering lazily together and the soft, rising & falling rustle of a million leaves in the trees above you.  The earth smells rich and mossy in contrast to the fresh scent of pine in the air.  You turn up your lincoln green collar and duck further back into the hollow in which you are hidden just in time to avoid the pitter-patter of raindrops falling all around you.    (These are all smells and sounds your reader will have experienced before so they will easily be able to picture the scene)

Your challenge:

Go and visit a wooded area.  You are soaking up the sounds and smells around you.  What can you hear, see and feel?  You could take photos and write notes around them.  You could record video or record your ideas on book creator.  What can you compare the sounds to? Get your family to join in, the more ideas, the better.  Do adults have clever vocabulary you can learn?  Do they know little sayings that help paint a picture?  What we want is for you to have a rich selection of vocabulary and ideas from which you can select from in your writing task tomorrow.

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White Rose Maths- Money Week 9

Here are the instructional videos for the week:

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Lesson 1:  Pounds & pence

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Lesson 1 Answers – Pounds and pence

Lesson 2:  Ordering Money

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Lesson 2 Answers – Ordering money

Lesson 3:  Estimating

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Lesson 3 Answers – Estimating money

Lesson 4:  Money Problems

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Lesson 4 Answers – Four operations

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RH5: Top Trumps Cards

Design yourself a set of Top Trumps cards for the heroes and villains from Robin Hood!

You can:

  • Choose the style of art you would like to use, Disney, realistic, serious, silly?
  • Choose the categories, are you going to score the characters on strength, speed, height, cunning, goodness/evilness?  What other categories can you think of?
  • Score, will you give them points out of 5, 10 or even 100?  The choice is yours.
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Scribble art

At home this weekend, Grace and I worked on a big scribble picture.  To begin with, we drew a VERY simple and very light pencil outline of Robin Hood on a big piece of paper.  You can make loads of mistakes and redo bits without rubbing out as no one will ever see them! (You don’t have to be a good drawer)

The only bit we put a lot of effort into was the face, especially the eye area.

Add black felt tip carefully to show details such as pupils, eyebrows and even some eye lashes.  We added a beard and moustache as we though it fitted the scribble style we were going to use.

 

Then comes the fun bit!  Scribble!!!  Keep going over your sketch lines, use different shades of the same colour.  You don’t need to be too careful but try to make your scribbles for parts of the picture go in the same direction…we did the shade lines on the face the same direction, we kept going over the hood with different greens.

Finally, add a background by drawing 100s of scribble leaves. Scribble them in light green and scribble in the gaps in dark green. Do really thick scribble when you get close to your character to make him stand out. You can even add secret words and messages into the leaves…

There you have it, a scribble picture…they look best when you do them really big and then view them from far away or take a photo.  Share yours with us so we can see your skills!


 

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RH4: Tales about Robin Hood

Here is a version of the Robin Hood legend that you read along with…

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Here are a few comprehension activities to further develop your knowledge of the story and the characters.

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Vocabulary Focus

  1. delicate and light in a way that seems to be otherworldly.
  2. to wrap up, cover or surround completely.
  3. inhabited
  4. Outside of the law – someone who has broken the law, especially one who has escaped.
  5. That they are walking slowly because they are tired.
  6. lurking

R – a few steps

V – flurry, erupted

E – They are carrying bows, they are walking long distances, they fight with a staff, there is a bridge tax

I – he is resigned to his fate – he feels like he will have to fight him now.

S – He stops people crossing the bridge unless they pay him.  If they do not pay then he robs them.

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Spelling more homophones

Spelling more homophones

Homophones are words that are spelled differently and have different meanings, but are pronounced in the same, or almost the same, way. They are often confused in children’s writing. We have covered this before but I want to revisit it as I’ve added in a few new pairs of words…

accept/except, affect/effect, ball/bawl, berry/bury, brake/break, fair/fare, grate/great, groan/grown, here/hear, heel/heal/he’ll, knot/not, mail/male, main/mane, meat/meet, medal/meddle, missed/mist, peace/piece, plain/plane, rain/rein/reign, scene/seen, weather/whether, whose/who’s

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WANTED!

We would like you to design a wanted poster for at least one of Robin’s Merry Men.

Your poster should, of course,  include a sketch of the character but the main part of the poster should be:

  • a physical description of the character
  • some reasons that they are “wanted”.  What have they done?  How have they helped Robin?
  • appropriate vocabulary, your poster should sound ‘ye olde’ (old) through the old fashioned vocabulary you use

Remember!  This is a wanted poster for a criminal!  You are not on their side, you want them to be caught and arrested for their crimes so make them sound bad!

 

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White Rose Maths-Properties of shape

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Who was Dick Turpin?

We are going to begin our new topic ‘Hero or Villain?’ by researching who Dick Turpin was.

Watch the following music video: Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants.  What impression do you get of highwaymen from this video?

The following websites will be useful:

Dick Turpin: Facts and Information About the Famous Highwayman

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dick_Turpin

 

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Making our own ink!!

This afternoon, we will use some very common household ingredients to make our own ink and quill.

We shall use our ink to draw a portrait of one of the characters from the highwayman on Wednesday.

The ink making and the art lesson will be both be online lessons through Zoom.  I will start the connection from 1:15 both days for you to log in.

Tuesday 1:30pm ink making lesson

Zoom Meeting ID: 951 3096 3816

Password:  ink

You will need:  salt, vinegar, a few handfulls of dark berries such as blueberries or blackberries.  (You can make other coloured ink with the appropriate color berry or veg!)  You will also need either a fine sieve, muslim cloth or old babric to strain them through.

If you would also like to make a quill, you will need a feather or a thin straw and some scraps of paper & glue.

 

Wednesday 1:30 portrait drawing

Meeting ID: 990 7137 5354

Password:  art

You will need:  paper (preferably a3 art paper but whatever you have will work!) your home-made ink, either a stick of charcoal or some ash (you can just have an adult light a few matches and let them burn out, they work just as well)

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Our New Topic!!!

Our final topic for this year is named: 

Hero or Villain?

Just like with our Space topic, we are going to run this topic across all of Key Stage 2.  As we do not know what will happen with schooling in the coming weeks and months yet, we have designed this topic to run all of the way through the Summer holiday.

We are going to cover 8 Units, each with a different curricular focus.  Some units will be history heavy, some literacy and some sport or music!

Our units are:

  • Stealing (our hearts!)
  • Conquer and Divide
  • World-Changers!
  • Everyday Heroes
  • Un-popular music
  • History Hero ZERO!
  • Champ to Cheat
  • Be the Hero of Your Own Story…

The work that you add to the blog and the work that pupils who are in school contribute will be added to displays and boards all around school, ready for you to see in September.

Let’s get started with Unit 1:  Stealing (our hearts!)  We investigate 2 stories where the hero of the story is a thief!  Someone who should be a bad guy!  We are going to build up towards being able to control viewpoint in our writing, with plenty of reading comprehension, art and practical tasks along the way!

You can choose, on Thursday, which text you wish to work on.  “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes will be covered on the Year 5&6 blogs whilst Robin Hood will be the focus of the Year 3&4 blogs.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THE TEXT ON YOUR BLOG, you can choose to do the work on either but bear in mind the Highwayman is a more difficult text.

HH

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LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE category

On the right-hand side of the blog, you will notice there is an area called ‘categories.’  Clicking these links will show you all of the posts do do with that category.

I have added a new category called LOCKDOWN CHALLENGES to make it easier to see the tasks that the teachers have set without seeing all the work.  I know it can take quite a while to scroll down the blog to see what we have set for you (if you’re like me you get distracted by the brill posts all your classmates are adding!) so i wanted to make it as easy as possible.

As we add new challenges, we’ll tag them so just click on LOCKDOWN CHALLENGES when you log on to see the latest tasks.

(As I write this, this is the 76th challenge post!)

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Friday afternoon quiz! BEAT THE TEACHERS!!!!!!!

As we have quite unusual circumstances in which to host today’s quiz, we are going to have a little challenge!  As none of the other teachers have seen the quiz, I thought that they should all join in…so you lot can beat them!

It’s…BEAT THE TEACHER!!! 

Some of the staff are going to join in from home.

What we want you guys to do is get a higher score than your teacher!

Remember, you need a device to view the quiz on (with Zoom downloaded and signed into) and a DIFFERENT device to put the answers onto (with kahoot! downloaded onto).

The quiz will begin at 1:30 but I will open up the Zoom link afterwards so we can see the friends in our class for a chat.

The Zoom Meeting ID is:

946 5718 5074

The password is:

quiz

PLEASE do not try to log in before 1:20 as the password WILL NOT work before then.

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Seasons of the Year.

Have you ever wondered why it is cold in some parts of the world but hot in others? Or why it is warm and sunny or cold and snowy at certain times of the year? It’s all to do with seasons.

What are seasons?

Here is a video to help you understand why we have seasons. Can you use it to answer some of these question below? Use illustrations and diagrams to help you.

 

  • What is the equator? Why are countries around the equator hotter?
  • What are polar regions and why is it colder at the polar regions?
  • Why do we have seasons? Why is it summer in some countries but winter in others?
  • How many seasons do we have? Name them. Do all countries have the same seasons? Tricky – explain why!

 

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Invasions – Creative Writing

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-sci—fi-shed.html

Click on the above link and scroll down until you get to the video called ‘Invasions’ from Clement-morin.com

This is a short film about an alien who visits earth.

As you are watching, think about what he sees as he travels to different places on Earth and write a log for each of the main events.  This might take you a couple days to produce.

For an extra challenge, think how he might describe unfamiliar objects as he might not know the names of these objects.

Look at the examples below for ideas:

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Day & Night

Ever wondered how it or why it changes from day to night? Why not find out!

Here is a video & powerpoint to help

Day & Night

 

  • Can you explain how the Earth moves in our solar system? Use diagrams to help.
  • How long does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun? How long does it take the Earth to rotate once?
  • How do we get day and night? Why is it day time in some countries but night time in others?
  • There are different time zones in the world. Can you mark the different time zones on a map?
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The Earth, from the ground and from space

The astronauts in the ISS get to see the Earth from a completely different viewpoint to the rest of us.  Here are some pictures of locations around the Earth, taken from the ground and then from space.  can you match the location to the 2 photographs?

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