We are going to continue writing our Greek Story about Icarus and Daedalus today, building on from our writing yesterday.
Learning Chunk 1
To start with, can you gather words to explain what Daedalus can hear? Maybe the waves, or animals? Can we 'personify' these things? Could we write that the squawking seagulls were laughing at him? Or the laughing dolphins teased him? What can you come up with?
Learning Chunk 2
How might Daedalus feel when he realises that Icarus' feathers are starting to fall out. Can we describe the physical reaction he might have? Maybe he would gulp? Or let out a scream? Or feel sick in his stomach?
Learning Chunk 3
What do you think Daedalus would try to do? Would he fly towards his son? Or shout out to him?
Then, describe where Icarus is. You might say 'Icarus was close to the sun.' Or "Icarus had flown high.'
Maybe you could try repeating a part of the sentence - Icarus was close to the sun. Too close. Icarus had flown high. Too high.
Teacher Modelled Sentences:
1. At that moment, something floated past Daedalus. What was it? Sea gulls wailed in the distance. Were they mocking him? Daedalus twisted his head. Again something brushed past his face. He caught a glimpse, but was too slow. What was it?
2. Staring down, Daedalus tried to focus. Then he realised what the swirling, floating objects were. Feathers. Feathers from the wings of his son. His heart seemed to split in two.
3. Staring down, Daedalus tried to focus. Then he realised what the swirling, floating objects were. Feathers. Feathers from the wings of his son. His heart seemed to split in two.
Today, we are going to learn how to multiply a mixed number by an integer (whole number). Click here to watch a video lesson and then have a go at the questions attached below.