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Thursday 25th February

Mindfulness

Start your day with your mindful yoga, breathing and affirmation.   Today's affirmation is

I am inspiring

Lowry was inspired to paint.  What have your inspired people to do?  Who has inspired you?  We have focused on this before in our PSHE.  It is time to remind ourselves about what your targets were about inspiring others.  Have you managed this yet?  Remember you have the POWER to inspire others with your enthusiasm, kindness and skills, just to name a few.  Keep this affirmation in mind as you don't miss an opportunity to inspire others.

 

English

SPAG - In our SPAG lesson today we are going to focus on suffixes.  These suffixes -ful and -;ess join at root word at the end.  For example, if we have the verb help and add -ful at the end the word would change from help to helpful.  The boy will help.  He is being helpful.  Explore the lesson with Mrs Graham and make sure you have a pencil and paper ready to try out some words with her. 

Tasks: suffix worksheet -ful and -less. An optional weekly SPAG activity is provided, with the answers.

Main Lesson - We are going to focus on a biography today and remind ourselves of the features we might find.  We are using the biography - about L S Lowry - to develop our reading, comprehension and retrieval skills.  Join Mrs Graham's video in exploring biographies and reading the easier of two comprehensions.We will work out the answers to the questions together.

Task: Choose either the easier or the harder comprehension below. 

 

 

Maths

In today's maths lesson we are going to finish off working on 2D shapes by completing the problem solving questions in Miss Balfe's video. Some of the questions lead on nicely to today's work on vertical lines of symmetry so please make sure you watch the video first and complete the problem solving questions alongside Miss Balfe pausing and resuming in your own time.

Once you have done this and feel confident with vertical lines of symmetry, complete the first of the two maths worksheets on lines of symmetry before completing the second worksheet - drawing the whole. You will need a ruler to complete today's job!

If you feel you need a little more work on what vertical lines of symmetry are use the following Espresso video. You could also draw some simple shapes such as circles, squares, triangles and pentagons and find their vertical line of symmetry first or have a go at the Spring lines of symmetry activity sheet before completing today's worksheets. 

Remember - to make something symmetrical both parts (or halves) are exactly the same in size, colour, pattern and shape just like the butterfly below:

 

 

Science

Today, we are going to start a new science topic of ‘food groups.’ Watch Mrs Hodgson’s video going through an introduction to food groups PowerPoint, where we will be identifying the 5 main food groups and how they help the human body to work and discussing that this gives us nutrients to survive.

 

Mrs Hodgson will also model the activity for you on the video to get you started. You are going to use the activity sheet to guide you through the activity. There are the 5 main food groups, pictures of example foods and a description of how that food group helps our bodies. They are all jumbled up and you need to match the right picture and description with the right food group.

 

Level 1- Cut and stick the pieces into the correct rows, reading over each correct row.

 

Level 2- Cut and stick just the food groups and write the matching description from the sheet next to the correct food group. You can even draw your own examples of food from that group too.

 

Next, go to your knowledge organiser that Mrs Hodgson talked through at the beginning of the lesson, and you are going to fill in the numbered pie chart at the bottom, complete the missing words for the ‘food groups’ key vocabulary and you are going to answer the top question only today, ‘What are the 5 food groups?’ as this sums up our learning for today. We will continue to fill in the other blank boxes as we go through the half term.

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