Home Learning for Monday 18th May
Monday 18th May:
Morning Team Sky and Team Ocean! We hope you had a lovely weekend J
Playlist: The Beach Boys!
The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
Fact of the day: Rubber bands last longer when they are kept in the refrigerator.
Morning Journal: If you could only eat one fruit forever – what fruit would it be?
Feelings: This morning I’d like you to focus on what colours you were in at the weekend. Can you explain why you were in those colours?
The finale of our lock down writing competition and we have a treat for you today! Today's poem is called the 'Spider' and Martyn will explore his inspiration for the poem, the poem and of course, some illustration work. A competition video will be arriving on your blogs shortly, not only announcing the competition, but also with some rather funny out-takes.
Martyns poems have really inspired me to get into those darker places, observe the fauna which are hiding there, going about their daily business, and write about them. I really hope that it has inspired you to to the same! Enjoy...
“A murd’rous spider spun his web
one day last mid-July,
then (spinning done) he slunk away
to await the innocent fly…
The fly was fleet and flew well fast,
yet suffered one mishap;
and, thinking thoughts of sticky buns
flew into the spider’s trap!
The spider felt the line go tight
and scuttled out to see…
what he’d ensnared by cunning means:
A fly? or bumblebee?
The fly now struggled valiantly
- the spider stalked him slow..
until the fly did realise:
There was nowhere he could go!
The spider drew a poison rod
and plunged it in the fly,
then sneered and waited patiently
and watched his victim die!
“I’ll bring my fork and serviette
- like any decent waiter.
There’s no great rush to dine right now,
I’ll eat him sometime later”,
…then wrapped this fly in silken thread
so fine yet very strong,
and tied his parcel to a twig
and hummed his jolly song.
He stands before you now, My Lord,
as guilty as can be:
This case will last a single hour
- we should be done by three!”
“Is that the truth?”, the judge exclaimed,
“You ate a harmless fly?
An hour or two will do the trick
- I’ll know the reason why!”
The spider sneered and cleared his throat,
then rolled his beady eyes.
“Your honour, there’s a thing or two
that you should know, of flies!
The fly can carry Cholera
and many worse diseases!
The fly will eat the very germs
what come, when some-one sneezes!
The fly is like a vagabond:
He steals - and has no shame;
A miserable thief - a filthy pest
(to say his proper name!)
But, I am just a simple chap
who loves a juicy dinner;
and you hate flies as much as I,
so..everyone’s a winner!”
The judge and jury drew their breath
and pondered long and good.
They hadn’t planned to free the spider..
Maybe, now, they should?
“And, why do you think..” (the spider said)
“I have this poison rod?
T’was giv’n to me in case of need
by him that you call “God”…
…and Mr Darwin (so I’m told)
did write a lengthy book,
about the creatures large and small
which live in ev’ry nook…
..and, in this book it postulates
that ev’ry living thing
is part of Nature’s Grand Design,
“It is a fact,” the judge declared,
that all of us must eat:
I feel this case is full of holes:
Pray, sir, please take your seat.
There is a saying:
have bigger bugs, what bite ‘em…
And bigger bugs have BIGGER BUGS…
..and so, ad infinitum””
“A learn-ed man, I see, My Lord.
You’re truly erudite.”
The spider grinned and wove his words
..for all his might.
The judge then brought his gavel down
..that ev’ry creature gathered ‘round
did well and truly JUMP!
“CASE DISMISSED!” the judge declared.
“Court Adjourned!” they cried.
The jury stretched their little legs
and scuttled off outside.
The spider eyed the judge’s coat…
and huge black shiney eyes:
“You’re right, My Lord, I’ve had enough
…of dining out…
..And, now this matter’s all wrapped up,
I must say, one thing’s true..
…that - now I fancy bigger bugs..
…I’ve got my eye
Which has been your favourite poem so far? Why?
Having listened to fantastic poetry every day last week, your challenge is to write your own! The theme is ‘fauna’, which means animal. The poems Martyn has given us this week are all based on this theme to help you develop your own; yours could be a creature great or small. Now if you take part in this challenge we would like you to send your poems to us and firstname.lastname@example.org aka Mr McAuley as he will share these with Martyn Harvey himself! Have fun with it, they could be short or long there is no defined rules for this! We cannot wait to see what you create! (Poster attached)
MOS: Count in the multiples 2, 5, 10. Challenge in 3s. Remember to always start with 0, you can make jottings to help you or write them down. Whatever is going to help you!
Task: This week we will be recapping our learning on money!
Take a look at the sheet attached for your tasks for today!
Recap knowledge of coins
Topic: Animal groups!
There are lots and lots of different animals all over the world.
Each animal has been classified by scientists so it belongs to a group.
Discover some facts about each group by watching the clips by following this link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4svgwx
Scientists can sort animals into different groups based on their features.
All animals within the same group have similar things in common such as being warm-blooded or cold-blooded!
For example: Animals such as elephants , cats and blue whales are all in the same group called mammals because they have hair.
The six main group of animals are:
There are lots of interesting things to find out about different animals:
Have a go at the quick quiz about Mammals on the link.
Try the sorting activity (Attached)
If you don't have a printer then use a blank piece of paper and some pencils or crayons to draw your own animals for each group!
Helping at home challenge: Tidying books. Think about how we display books at school, we need to be able to see the front cover or make sure the book is the right way up in a book shelf so you can read the title on its side. If you don’t have a book shelf you may want to organise DVDS or something else instead.
We hope you have a lovely day!
Lots of love
Miss Davey and Miss Keam