Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good Morning Leaders.

It’s game day today so it would be great to see some more of you get involved this evening and some more names on our leader board. Remember – you can only give one answer per reply and each correct answer (that hasn’t already been given) will score a point.

It is so nice to see so many of you get involved with the science investigation about micro-organisms. Perhaps you could keep sending photographs and then we could share our results between those people who have taken part. I wonder whether there will be any other factors that might affect your results – what do you think?


Today, we are going to look a little deeper into some of the sections of yesterday’s poem.

  1. Look at the line: ‘that fires the drive inside your heart’. How does this metaphor show that Cookson feels dreams are more than just ideas?
  2. Read over the poem and select any phrases which use commands and imperatives. How does the author create a sense of hope in his repetition of these phrases?
  3. Look at the final line: ‘your only limit is the sky’. How has another metaphor been used here to show that anyone can achieve anything they set their mind to?

If you’d like help to form your ideas use the following sentences starters.

The opening line shows Cookson feels dreams are… because…

Commands are used in the phrases ‘________’ and ‘_________’. These phrases show that he feels… This allows us to understand/feel…

In the final stanza, Cookson uses the metaphor to show that…




Today, you have a choice of one or both activities.

  1. I would like you to make a fraction, decimal and percentage display or table, showing equivalents of each. You can present this how you wish. You might want to make a table or make something more visual, the choice is yours.
  2. Have a go at the Tarsia puzzle. If you have a printer, you can print out the triangles and cut them out. If not, you could make your own triangles, copying the ones on the picture.

Then put your triangles together with the joining sides being equivalent.

Happy puzzling!

History – I have a Dream

A is for Activist led us to a list of names for us to investigate including Martin Luther King. He delivered a famous speech in which he uses the words, ‘I have a dream’.

Who was Martin Luther King and what was this speech about?

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