9-9.30 PE with Joe Wicks
1st lesson: Numeracy
2nd lesson: Literacy
Today, let's practise how to use and analyse an extract using the novel The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. The extracts in this lesson will help you consider and explain why the writer chooses specific language.
This lesson includes:
Activity 1- Listen to an extract
Watch Oti Mabuse read the first extract and think about the following.
‘Kat?’ I said.
‘What does it mean when something is up your street?’
‘Salim said The Tempest would be right up my street. He acted in it at school last term.’
Kat laughed. ‘We’ve been reading it at school too. Mr Moynihan keeps making me read Miranda’s part and she’s such a ... dishrag.’
I considered this. ‘So it’s not up your street?’
The pod was nearing one o’clock. ‘What d’you think of Auntie Glo?’ Kat asked.
I remembered what Dad said about her leaving a trail of devastation in her wake. Then I remembered how she’d said I was like Andy Warhol, a cultural icon. ‘I don’t know.’
‘Me neither. I heard Dad say to Mum that Auntie Glo drives him bananas. And I found two empty bottles of wine on top of the fridge.’
In my mind’s eye, Aunt Gloria turned into a motorist with driving goggles and a huge consignment of bananas in the back seat.
‘You mean, she drives him bananas the same way I drive you nuts?’ I said.
‘Bananas. Nuts. Round the bend. Off your trolley. Whatever.’
She laughed and I joined in because it showed I knew what she meant even if I wasn’t sure what was funny about Aunt Gloria making Dad feel insane.
Read Extract 1 again and consider what we learn about the different characters.
Sometimes we need to read between the lines to know what a character is thinking or to explain how they are behaving.
Answer the questions below.
- When Ted asks Kat a question she replies with, “Huh?” What does this tell us about Kat?
- When Kat asks Ted what he thinks of Aunt Glo, he replies, “I don’t know.” Use the text to explain why he is not sure about his answer.
- Explain why Ted laughs along at the end of the extract even though he is not sure what is funny.
3rd lesson: History
Britain is governed by a democracy. This means that people are free to choose their government by voting in an election. They are allowed to express opinions and form their own parties.
Fascism is a different form of governance to the democracy experienced in Britain. Fascism promotes extreme right-wing, nationalist views and believes there should be one party state with a single leader. Hitler and his party were fascist. . The conditions in Germany after World War I led to the rise of fascism. Fascism was on the rise in Europe.
Let's learn a little more about democracy.
1) First you need to:
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1) How do we know Hitler's Germany was not a democracy?
2) How did Hitler gain popular support in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s?