Weekly Blog Post - 21.5.21
This week in English, we have been using our knowledge of dialogue and narrative to rewrite scenes from Charlotte's Web. We have been practising using narrative to show the actions of a character and dialogue to show what the character is saying. We have also been inferring character using adjectives, verbs and adverbs to describe their actions.
We have continued with fractions this week, focusing on addition and subtraction. We know that we only add and subtract the numerators not the denominators to find the answers to our calculations. We have also revisited equivalent fractions, using fraction walls to build our confidence in recognising when fractions are equal.
Topic. We have continued to look at the art work of Chris Ofili this week, particularly his painting called Calypso. We looked at Greek myths and legends, of which Ofili had been inspired by and the textures and patterns he used in his work. We tried to recreate his work by using crayons and water colours.
Home Learning - HEROES Stamp design competition!
For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated British history and achievement. Stamps have also been issued to honour the achievements of many British people. Often, the people who appear on stamps are already famous.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been many people who have done great things. Many of them are not famous, but they have done extraordinary work. These are the people who have helped us all through a really difficult time. Some are frontline workers in healthcare, volunteers and others look after elderly or vulnerable people.
We think that what these people have done makes them heroes, so Royal Mail wants to honour them by producing a set of eight stamps.
The stamps will feature designs created by eight school-aged children. We are asking our young designers to think about who their hero or heroes are, and to then design a stamp in their honour. A special panel of judges will pick the winning designs. The final eight stamps will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen before they can be printed and issued.
All children should have received a template for the design. Please hand in to teachers on or before Tuesday 25th May.