Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Discoverers, 

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend, mostly in the sunshine.

This week in English, we are going to focus on poetry. In poetry, there are different ways to write, and many poems have different rules, such as: three lines in each verse, rhyming words at the end of each line, fourteen lines in total etc. However, for your poem this week, there are going to be no rules. You can write about what you want, how you want. 

Michael Rosen says, ‘If you want to write poetry, you need to look at the world around you. You could start from something you’ve seen, or something you’ve heard someone say, or something you remember. Think of yourself as being like a crow, going about looking for things you can take for yourself.’

Knowing this, it would be great if today you could make a bubble map of all the things that you see that captures your attention. It could be a colour, an abject, a person, a sound, a taste. Simply write down things that you are drawn to, like a crow. Here is a link to a fantastic website, which includes Michael Rosen’s poetry, and his hints and tips for writing poetry.


Here are the answers for Thursday and Friday’s maths questions:

How did you do?

This week in maths, we are moving on to looking at fractions. Today, we are going to focus on: what is a fraction? If you have a fraction of something, it means that you have a part of it. Like if you have a sandwich, cut in to four equal parts, and you only eat one part, you have eaten one quarter or 1/4. I want you to make a note of any fractions that you might come across today. You could think about the fraction of food that you and your family eat, the fraction of paper that you manage to colour, the fraction of sweets that you eat out of the bag, the fraction of flour used to make dinner, the fraction of eggs that you use, the fraction of your toys that are blue etc. Here is a fraction wall which may help you:


For our foundation subject, we are going to look at food chains, in science. Today, I would like you to watch this video, and think about any food chains that you may already know. You could write or draw any ideas that you have.


Have a great day,

Mrs Taylor