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Wednesday 13th May


Today after sorting our endings yesterday we now hopefully know which words have which endings. So spend 10/15 minutes on spelling shed this morning to help you learn them. We will have another activity for you tomorrow. 



Today we head back to the Book of Hope again, see the link below. Turn to page 287 and read My First Expedition to the Wilderness and have a go at the questions below.


1. In the first two pages it makes it sound like the girl is miles away from home. Which words and phrases does the author use to do this? (2 marks)

2. In the paragraph that starts 'Could it be bears?' what does the author use to create tension? (1 mark)

3. Who does she refer to as her friend at the end of the story? (1 mark)

4. Explain how the readers feelings will change throughout the story? (2 marks)


After we looked at writing in first person yesterday we are going to have a go at collecting ideas today and then writing a diary tomorrow. 


I thought we would pick something we had all read recently so can everyone find their copy on Wonder and read pages 35-53. These few chapters are about Auggie's first day at school. We all know the ending to the story now but his first days in school were pretty terrifying, he had never been to school and was nervous about if people would except him.


First job is this, can you write down all the different events that happen across these 7 chapters, just the main events. Make a timeline from the start of the day to the end and where would these events fit on there. 


Second job is to, in branches off of the events, put the feelings and observations he made while they were happening.


For example the first event on your timeline might be walking to school. Off of that you might write down what Auggie noticed or saw or felt. - hundreds of children - nervous - whispering - mum crying. We will use these tomorrow to write our diary entries. 


Today we are looking at dividing fractions by integers. 


Hopefully you have had a good go at multiplying fractions by whole number and fractions by fractions. This is where our work gets tricky, remembering all the different methods. 


Watch the video to refresh your memory on either the White Rose website or BBC Bitesize website and have a go at the activity below.  Lesson 3 - week 4 13th May


Remember to divide a fraction by an integer (whole number) you share out the numerator. So 2/5 divided by 2 people means they get 1/5 each. It is trickier when the top number (numerator) doesn't divide by your whole number. 

If you did 1/2 divided by 2 people you could change the half into an equivalent fractions (worth the same amount) like 2/4 then you could divide it by 2 people so 

2/4 divided by 2 = 1/4


Pots and sculptures were used to convey/tell stories in ancient Benin. We had a go at this last week, thank you to everyone who has sent in their wonderful efforts, they all told a story and looked fantastic. 


The other art that was of great significance in the Kingdom of Benin was ornamental masks. The Oba used them as a sign of strength and intimidation. There are some wonderful examples below. This is what we are going to be using our collected materials for next week, this week we are going to design our masks. Using the examples below (and considering the cardboard and plastic you might have collected) can you design your own mask that scares your enemies and shows strength and power to your people.