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Warm-up: Let’s revise coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Can you remember what the differences are between the two types of conjunctions? Watch these two videos to find out.
1) Read a poem and think about the story.
- Read How the Tortoise Got His Shell (pages 2-3).
- What did you like about the poem? What patterns did you notice?
- Why was Zeus so angry with Tortoise? How did Zeus punish Tortoise? Do you think this was fair?
- Try writing a conversation between Zeus and the Tortoise in the Speech Bubbles (page 5).
- Now, use the Revision Card (page 4) to remind yourself about direct speech. Can you turn some of your Speech Bubble writing into sentences with direct speech? (add speech marks and reporting clauses).
- Make a Story Plan (page 6) for the story of how tortoise got his shell.
- Read your plan through and then try writing your story. Include some of your direct speech if you can.
Try the Fun-Time Extras
- Can you make an illustration of the story? You could even make a comic strip version.
- Can you perform the poem and film it to share with someone else?
- Can you perform your speech bubbles with someone else. Who will be Zeus and who will be the Tortoise? How will you show their different characters?
Remember to also spend 30 minutes reading books and answering questions on Active Learn Primary. If you don't have access to a computer, remember, reading a magazine or newspaper counts too!
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Welcome back! Did you have a lovely lunch?
Now, click on the pufferfish and practise breathing calmly – follow the pufferfish to breathe in and out. Remember, breathing calmly is really useful to help us feel calm and relaxed, and ready to learn.
In my opinion, I think the difference between being unkind, teasing and bullying is… because…
They can ignore them, walk away, get help, speak to a trusted adult (e.g. teacher, lunchtime supervisor, someone at home); if it’s something upsetting online show a trusted adult.
What can people SAY if they are being bullied?
Tell them to leave them alone or go away, ask them to stop.
Who can they get help from? Who might a trusted adult be?
It could be mum/ dad/ carer, older sibling, teacher, lunchtime supervisor.
Who or what could put pressure on someone to do something unhealthy like eat crisps every day?
Influence of adverts, friends, the media.
Look at the scenarios below and decide who or what could put pressure on someone to behave in the following ways:
- Wanting to watch a TV programme which is not suitable for under 12s.
- Wanting a pair of new Nike trainers when the old ones are fine.
- Going to bed late every night, even when there is school the next day.
As we get older, we can do more things by ourselves and this is called being independent. When someone is independent, do you think they can do anything that they like? Why or why not?
I think when someone is independent they… because…
Remember, being independent means being able to look after yourself and also think about, and take care of others. You need to keep yourself and others safe.
It’s time to unwind and relax. Let’s listen to today’s story, The Tiger who Came to Tea written and illustrated by the brilliant Judith Kerr. Click on the video to listen to the story.
If you love books, then check out the Virtual School Library at Oak National Academy. Every week, there will be a popular children's author or illustrator providing a free book to read. In addition, there will be exclusive videos of the author who will recommend his/ her top 3 books to read! If you would like to find out more, click on the button on the right.
This week's author is Jacqueline Wilson, author of The Story of Tracy Beaker.