Monday 25th Jan
Here's a summary of chapters 4 and 5:
Wilbur is very lonely on the farm as most of the animals won’t play with him. He meets Templeton the rat who won’t play. One night he hears a voice offering to be his friend. Charlotte the spider introduces herself the next day and is friendly to Wilbur. She does tell him how she likes to suck the blood of insects and Wilbur is horrified but he is pleased to have a friend at last.
This week we will be focusing on chapter 6.
Today we'd simply like you to read chapter six of Charlotte's Web. As you read, keep thinking about the events that have happened already. Keep making predictions as you read and visualize the events in your head as they happen.
(There's no writing today... just reading!)
In English today, we will be starting our new writing sequence... MARY POPPINS!
This will all lead up to writing a diary entry as though you have spent the week with Mary Poppins herself!
We will begin the sequence like we always do, by developing and learning all of the vocabulary to do with our topic.
Today, we will be CONNECTING with the story, the time period and the setting- the nursery/bedroom.
Follow the slides as these give you some questions to think about. While you think about the questions or discuss these with someone at home, listen to the music from the YouTube video below. It will help to get you connected with the topic! Watch the video of 'Spoon full of Sugar' too as this shows you how messy and untidy the bedroom is!
Today, we are thinking of vocabulary for the children's toys and games. You could either draw or print a picture of the children's nursery/bedroom/playroom and label all of the items they would have had. There's a list on the slides to give you some ideas. Then, add some descriptive words for how messy and untidy it is too e.g. disorderly, cluttered etc.
For the next week or so we will be focusing on 'Area'.
This morning we would like you to look at: Comparing Area
Watch the video first. You will need to keep pausing this to have a go at the tasks.
There are slides too (same as the video) if you need to look at this more slowly and carefully.
Then, complete the worksheet. Look at the questions on a screen and write your answers on paper. Remember, the later questions are normally problem solving and reasoning questions so give these your best shot. You may need a little bit of adult explanation for these.
Not only does our Strikes and Flying Pickets topic cover History and Geography but Art as well!
In Art today, we are going to be starting our new topic where we look at the work of local, Sheffield artist Pete McKee. You may have seen his artwork before on the sides of buildings around Sheffield but this topic will look at his style of artwork and build up to you trying to create your own McKee inspired artwork!
Today, we are starting by finding more out about the artist himself. Begin by watching the video and following the slides to gather information on his inspirations and style.
Look at the examples of his artwork and think/discuss:
What do you think?
What catches your eye?
What do you like or not like?
What is your opinion of his artwork?
Your task today is to create a fact file about Pete McKee. Include: what his inspiration is, the kind of artwork he creates, how he started out as an artist, what he enjoys drawing most of all, and general information about him and his work.
Include what you like/don't like about his artwork and what your opinion is of his style!
How you present this is up to you!
Then, have a go at recreating some of the examples yourself. You might pick to draw a footballer or his Peak District artwork. It's up to you which you try but try to use his black line drawing style. Good luck!