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Wednesday 3rd February


Start the day with our relaxation activities - yoga sequence 2 (see Monday), mindful breathing - hi 5 finger breathing, belly breathing or sunshine breathing and use today's affirmation which is...

I am a good listener

We are all good listeners when we are interested in something and when what we are told isn't too difficult to understand.  Being a good listener means that we take notice of what someone is saying and can even repeat back what you have been told.  When do you think that you could be better? Maybe when you are using your tablet to play a game or when you don't want to do some school work.  You might even notice that your grownups aren't good listeners when they are trying to work and you keep disturbing them.  That is tricky for both of you. 

Remember to say your affirmation three times - especially if you find you have forgotten to be a good listener. 



Today, we are going to recap over the features of poetry (simile, onomatopoeia, rhyme, repetition, personification and alliteration) that we learnt about in school and identify a different type of poetry this week. Last time we did shape poetry and this week we are going to be looking at two famous performance poets; Michael Rosen and Benjamin Zephaniah. We are doing performance poetry! What do you think that might mean? Watch this video clip to see if you can decide what is different.

Watch Mrs Hodgson’s video to begin this lesson. There is part 1 and part 2 on the video centre.

After the part 1 video, you need to identify those 5 features on your own copy of Where Broccoli Comes From. You need to make a key and find all the examples of, nouns, adjectives, verbs, alliteration and repetition in the poem. You will need to use a different colour just like Mrs Hodgson did on the video. Once you have had a go yourself, you can open the PowerPoint below which has the answers for you on slide 4.

You can then add a few small pictures around the poem that symbolise words in the poem. For example, Mrs Hodgson would draw a big green broccoli man and some trees for the forest. You can also have a go at putting some actions to the poem just like Mrs Hodgson did in the part 2 video and read the poem aloud as you perform it.



Depending on how confident you felt with yesterday's and Monday's lessons on finding half of an amount, either watch Miss Balfe's video first before completing the halving reasoning and problem solving worksheet below or complete the worksheet first and use Miss Balfe's video to work through questions 6b, 7b, 8b and 9b guided or to check your answers to these last few questions. 

Finish today's maths lesson by playing the halves and doubles Hit the Button games before moving on to finding a quarter of an amount in tomorrow's maths lesson. (You can choose the number range depending on how confident you feel with halving and doubling). 



Our science today focuses on recycling and how we can do our bit to recycle as much as we can.  What things do your family recycle?  Can you recycle more? Due to a technical difficulty with the video, please access the powerpoint of the lesson and use these links to find out more about plastic. 

BBC How Plastic is Made    and      How it is made - Plastic Bottles UK


Getting Relaxed

Its Wednesday again, so its Cosmic Yoga time.  Today try Up in the Clouds - this one is a bit longer than usual but is split into different parts so you could do bits over the day.