Today we will be using White Rose to help us with our Maths, focussing on converting fractions to percentages. There is a video to help explain this. If you want some more examples, have a look at today's BBC Bitesize. All of the questions for today are in the document below:
This week in English, we are going to look at 'Doors - the world of possibility'. Have you ever looked at a door and wondered what might be on the other side? Where may it lead? What may be hiding within? At first glance, a door is just a piece of wood, glass or metal that is opened and closed so that people can get in and out of a room, a vehicle or a space. But in the hands of a writer, a door represents a world of possibility, a world where things are not only hidden but often closed off and restricted. Together, through poetry, text games and narrative, we shall explore the potential that a door offers to you, the writer.
The world has been, and in many cases still is, in lockdown. Covid-19 has closed schools, shops and some of the things that we take for granted, like playing in the park with our friends.
★ Make a list of all the things that you miss doing. You may like to think about some of the following categories:
- seeing family - seeing friends - day to day things
- playing sports - exploring your interests - places you love to visit
These personal reflections might inspire and influence your writing.
This is an idea inspired by Kit Wright's poem 'The Magic Box'. (Click here to listen to the poem). In the poem, Kit imagines what may be contained inside a magical box. We can use this idea to connect to what could be behind the magical door.
The magical door could look like this:
★ Before you begin, brainstorm a list of ideas for what might be behind the door. Let your imagination run wild as there is no wrong answer. Once you have your list, have a go at writing a poem, using the repeating opener: I opened the magical door and saw …
Here’s an example to help you get going:
I opened the magical door and saw shadows dancing.
I opened the magical door and saw a rainbow leading to another world.
I opened the magical door and saw people crying.
I opened the magical door and saw a magical fairground flooded in lights.
Today's art lesson is a Textile Treasure Hunt.
Please click here and follow the instructions - there is a video to guide you. You will need a pencil and some paper.
Let us know about any really interesting textures you found and what they looked like on the page!