TrullChurch of England VA Primary School

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10

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Wednesday 20th May


We will be learning about dividing decimals by integers (whole numbers) today. I know it can sometimes look very complicated, but the good news is that we use exactly the same method as normal division - we just need to remember to include the decimal point in our answer. Watch the video at White Rose Maths - it is Lesson 3 today. When you have done so, then head over to Bitesize where you can have a go at the activities. 



To start with today, have a go at reading out this poem aloud by Pie Corbett. It is called The Cave of Curiosity. 


In the cave of curiosity, I created

an angry ant ambling along,

a terrified tarantula tickling a tornado

and a curious computer calling cautiously to the King.


In the cave of curiosity, I created

the sound of silence closing its lips,

a hummingbird’s wings flickering,

as the sea silently scrapes the pebbles and ten tired lorries trundle by.


In the cave of curiosity, I created

the touch of smooth stones from the summer beach,

the stickiness of honey on a fingertip

and the heat from a teaspoon as it stirs my morning tea.


In the cave of curiosity, I created

the coldness of frost as it freckles the windowpane,

the sharpness of a saw as it crunches through wood

and the sadness of a tear as it trickles down a cheek.


In the cave of curiosity, I captured

the moon’s cold gleam imprisoned in a box,

the joy of a merry-go–round as it spins like a feral ferris wheel

and the force of a rainbow as it dazzles the sky with a smile that stuns.


Can you answer these questions about it?

1. Which is your favourite word, line or verse? Why?

2. Which line would you change and why? What would you change it to?

3. Which part of the poem did you find scariest, saddest or most unusual?

4. Find a part of the poem that uses alliteration really effectively.


Now we are going to look back at the 10 settings we created yesterday and see how we can improve them by choosing some adjectives. For example, The city of silence is good, but could we improve it? The forgotten city of silence? The city of frozen silence? Or The forgotten city of frozen silence?


Have a think about which adjectives you could add in to your setting ideas, but remember - only include an adjective if it adds something to your description of the setting. Don't add in words for no reason - they need to earn their place.


Have a look through the 10 settings that you have been working on and choose one which appeals to you. Can you write a short description about your setting? Here are some examples to help.



We are going to do some slightly different drawing today - often we focus on large objects to draw, but today we are going to focus on small, detailed observations. Head over to AccessArt, where you can watch the video for some inspiration and then read the instructions below. This might be an activity you choose to return to throughout the week. Remember, practice makes perfect!



Today we will be looking at another book. I hope you are enjoying exploring some books by different authors and it is inspiring you to maybe read some new genres or books by new authors. Click on the link below to look at a new book and then answer some questions about it.