Home Learning Friday 17th April
Reading: Read the poem called ‘I wish I was a pirate’ again. Answer these questions about the poem:
What does the pirate want to have dangling from his belt?
Write down 4 things that describe what the pirate wants to look like.
What does the pirate say pirates don’t have to do?
Why do you think that pirates have black and brown teeth?!
Would you like to be a pirate like the one he describes? Explain why or why not.
Writing: Today you will write your own pirate poem. You have prepared lots of rhyming pirate ideas yesterday. Give your poem a title of ‘If I were a pirate..’ We’d like you to try to write your poem with rhyming couplets (remember couplets looks like couple which helps you remember a rhyming couplet is 2 lines where the last words of each lines rhyme). Each new verse should start with If I were a pirate. Don’t forget to end each line with a comma (except the very last line that ends with a full stop).
You could start…
If I were a pirate…
If I were a pirate I would sail across the seas,
I’d stand upon my mighty ship and feel the calm, warm breeze,
If I were a pirate I would hunt for golden treasure,
I’d collect so much that no one would be able to measure,
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Today you will practise finding fractions of objects. We have learnt how to do this in term 1 but we will have another go at it today.
When you find a fraction of an amount of objects you are finding a smaller part of all of the objects.
There are 8 caps in total so if we have to circle 5/8 of them, then we shade 5 out of the 8 caps like this:
For this one, we need to work out the fraction of triangles that have been shaded.
There are 12 triangles all together and 7 of them are shaded, so the fraction shaded is 7 out of 12 which is written 7/12 (seven twelfths). The 7 is the numerator and the 12 is the denominator.
Choose the worksheet that best suits your level from the attachments below to practise this skill.
There is also an extra fractions challenge on the bottom of the sheets today. If you want to test your fractions and times tables knowledge even more then have a go at this challenge too – good luck!
Did you manage to find all of the names of the flowering plants? The answers are on the sheet below if you want to check them.
Today you will learn the names of parts of a flowering plant.
Open the sheet called parts of a plant and learn the names of the parts of a plant – the stem, leaves, roots, petals, seed and fruit.
Then see if you can label the parts of the plant on the other two sheets without looking at the answers (take a peek if you forget!).
TOP FACT! Remember - some people call tomatoes vegetables but they are actually fruit – they grow on the plant after the flower and they contain the seeds. Other foods like cucumbers and peppers are also fruit as they contain the plant’s seeds.
Now, if possible, we’d like you to go outside and find a real flowering plant. Can you point to the stem, petals, leaves and are there any seeds or fruit that you can see? If you’re allowed, you could gently pull or dig up the plant so that you can see its roots. You could draw the flowering plant that you find or take a photo of it or even bring it inside and stick it on paper (if you’re allowed) and label all of the parts that you have learnt about today.
There is also a ‘putting together a flower activity’ sheet that you can complete if you want to. You need to cut out the parts, stick them on correctly to make a flowering plant and then label what each part is called.
CHALLENGE – Where are the seeds on a strawberry and a banana?!