Week 2 - 11.1.21
Welcome to Week 2 of our Dragon Project.
Below is a timetable of how we organise our learning in SCHOOL. It is a guide, so you will have an overview of the learning we will talk about each morning in the zoom. Each activity will be described in greater depth on the Blended Learning page on the website.
This is only a guide! How you organise your day and complete activities, go for a walk and take breaks is completely up to you. We know you will have other demands on your time such as work and other children.
We would like everyone to complete a maths and a writing task every day.
Our literacy this week is to write a dragon poem!
We are learning to add -ed and -ing to a a 'root' word.
The root word is a doing word or verb like play. PLAY is spelt the same way every time you write it. It never changes!
But we can add -ed or -s or -ing. These are called suffixes.
so we can write
play-s = plays
play-ed = played
play-ing = playing
Adding -ed means it's already happened. (past tense)
Adding -ing means it's happening now. (present tense)
Watch these power point presentations to help you understand how to add -ed and -ing.
Now try this sheet. Add -ing and -ed to the root words to show what the dragons are doing now and what they did yesterday.
To write our poems we are going to use 'similes'.
Here are some examples:-
Can you think of any more?
Our activity today is to make these similes by adding the correct name/noun to the end of the simile.
Here are the simile starters :-
These are the names/nouns you are going to match to the similes. You can cut them out and stick them next to the simile or write them on.
Below are some additional simile activities if you enjoyed this one.
Next we are going to plan our poem.
We are going to use a boxing up planner but this time we are going to think about the similes specifically for the features of a dragon.
Below is the boxing up planner we are going to use:-
You are going to write 1 simile for each part of the dragon in the boxes.
So for talons you could write as sharp as a sword.
The box at the bottom is empty so you can chose another dragon part yourself and write a simile for it.
Our exciting writing is to write a dragon poem using similes.
To start a poem we need an opening sentence. We can goin to try some alliteration. This is where words in a sentence all begin with the same sound.
For our poem the sound is 'd'. Our opening sentence will look something like this:-
Dylan the dangerous, dreadful dragon.
Now you think of a name for your dragon beginning with 'd'. Here are some ideas:-
Daisy, Douglas, Daniel, Debbie, David, Darcy, Danny, Delilah, Duncan, Donald, Davina.
And here are some describing words beginning with 'd' (adjectives)
dancing, dreaming, diving, delightful, dainty, daring, dizzy, despicable.
Now let's write our Dragon Poems!
You can write it straight into your Blended Learning Book or on the Dragon writing paper below:-
Remember each simile/new idea starts on a new line. Use your Boxing Up ideas and the project bookmark to help you.
Your poem will look like this:-
Dylan the dangerous, dreadful dragon
Talons as sharp as a sword
A tail as long as a bus
Scales as shiny as gold
Wings as flappy as sails
Eyes as yellow as the sun
Spikes as sharp as pencils
Finish your poem with a line about what your dragon does. Like this:-
Dylan flies back to his cave.
Have fun! We will look forward to reading your poems!
Phonics this week is revisiting the split diagraphs/sounds:-
Day 1 i-e as in like
Day 2 o-e as in bone
Day 3 u-e as in brute
Day 4 Blending Bingo
Day 5 a-e as in cake
Below are the activity sheets for each day.
For the first 3 sheets write the word under the pictures.
On Thursday we are going to play Blending Bingo with everyone at our morning zoom by via screen sharing.
You will need a Bingo card to play-grown ups too! You will also need a coloured pencil. The children know what to do!
You don't need to print the cards out, you could just write the set you've chosen and write them down and cross them out when your hear them.
We will be practising or rehearsing our dance for our outcome for this project.
The dance tells the story of a baby dragon hatching out of an egg, stretching its wings and learning to fly.
The dance only uses 2.6 minutes of the dance music below. There is a little timer on the right hand side as you listen to the music. The dance finishes with the baby dragon roaring!
Dragon Dance Music
Here is the sequence of movements to practise to the music.
Don't forget our Home Learning is to make a dragon mask to wear in the performance!
This weeks Maths is measuring with standard units.
When we measure something we all need to use the same unit of measurement so we all reach the same answer.
The Standard measurement units are centimetres.
You will probably have different sorts of measuring equipment at home. Have you seen any of these?
These week we are going to measure using a ruler. Find the one in your pack.
How to use your ruler.
Now you can practise measuring using your ruler. Find things in your home which are smaller than your ruler to measure. Here are some suggestions:-
You could go outside and measure too - a plant, a pot, a toy.
You can record what you have measured in your Blended Learning Book. Draw or list what you measured and write beside it how many centimetres it was. You can write 'cm' for short like this:-
Next we are going to measure the height and length of some dragons!
You will need your ruler and a pencil.
These are the dragons you are going to measure:-
You are going to measure how tall each dragon is and how wide. Use this table to record your answers.
Next you are going to use your ruler to help you draw tails on these dragons.
Think carefully how you will do this!
Now try this problem -
You will need to use your thinking and reasoning skills to solve this dragon problem!
To help you solve the problems you could draw pictures.
Watch Mrs Baraby's power point presentation to learn how to sketch and draw dragons from their skisn to their eyes!
Download the presentation to hear Mrs Barnaby and to access the You Tube lessons.