Bore da! (Hello in Welsh) We hope you are feeling good and keeping happy!
On the weekend it was the longest day of the year, did you notice the Sun was out for a very long time? (nearly 17 hours!) This is called the Summer Solstice. From now on till the end of December, the evenings will get shorter by about 1 minute every day. Enjoy the sunshine this week when you can.
Here is today’s timetable:
Today, we are learning about synonyms and antonyms. Watch this video to remind yourself what they are and think about how they can improve your writing.
Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning:
Antonyms are words with opposite meanings:
Using synonyms and antonyms can help to make your writing more exciting and less repetitive.
You can use a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms for words.
Click the picture below to go to an online "Kid Thesaurus".
Synonyms can really help to improve your vocabulary.
They are especially useful when you're writing lots of speech. Instead of saying 'said' over and over, you can use synonyms like 'whispered' or 'shouted'. This paints a better picture for your reader about how the character is speaking.
You can download the worksheet here.
Activity 1. Practice your 8 times table here. Sing along!
Use your knowledge of the 8 times table to answer these questions.
- Knowing your 2 and 4 times table will help you.
You can see a big version and download the worksheet here.
- Remember to read word questions carefully.
Riddle: I'm tall when I'm young. I'm short when I'm old. Who am I?
Answer at the end of the day!
Have a look at some children's examples below; What can you see ? Do you have a similar view from your window?
*How about a set of 3 drawings of the same view, at different times of the day - morning, afternoon and just before dark?
*See how the light and shadows change.
*If you can see the street, which doors and windows are open?
*Are there street signs and lamp-posts?
*Can you see tall buildings?
*What about the shapes of roofs, chimneys, towers, aerials - can you show them?
If you get stuck, leave your drawing somewhere safe, then go back to it next day, as artists do!
You will need:
- Pencil to draw
- Pens, crayons or paint to colour and decorate.
- Imagination and patience!
We would love to see a picture of your views, so email us at email@example.com
Well done for working so hard today, we hope you’ve had a good day!
It is time for a snappy story time where we'll listen to "There's an Alligator Under my Bed".
Sit back and enjoy, you deserve it!
Answer to the riddle- a candle.
Remember, we would love to hear from you. So, if you would like to send your work to us or ask questions, email these to firstname.lastname@example.org