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Good morning Griffins,

We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

It was good to see some of you when we delivered the reports, hopefully we will get to see the rest of you soon.

This week we hope to have another zoom lesson, so watch this space!

Take care and have a good week.

Mr and Mrs Langley x



As you listen to the music feel peaceful and calm.

Breath in through your nose slowly and out through your mouth.



Some more learning this week on angles, again there is not a video to support the learning.

You will need to know the degrees in a right angle, how many degrees in a triangle and the number of degrees in a quadrilateral.



The question and answer sheets can be found at the bottom of this page.




  • Look at the illustration of Magpie riding upside down on Fox’s back and read the accompanying text. What are your initial impressions.

  • Compare and contrast the two illustrations below and note your reflections.

Answer the following questions or complete the question sheet in the resources section below.


  • What does the use of colour and the size, positioning, body language and facial expressions of the characters suggest?
  • How does the image differ from the illustration of Dog carrying Magpie ‘through the scrub, past the stringy barks…’  What do the distinctions suggest?
  • Look at the two extracts that accompany each of these illustrations (below). Text mark and identify the contrasting use of language and consider the different impressions this creates in terms of the different characters sense of self and the ways in which they relate to one another. 


With Magpie clinging to his back, he races through the scrub, past the string barks, past the clumps of yellow box trees, and into blueness. He runs so swiftly, it is almost as if he were flying. Magpie feels wind streaming through her feathers, and she rejoices. “FLY, DOG, FLY! I will be your missing eye, and you will be my wings.”  While Dog sleeps, Magpie and Fox streak past coolibah trees, rip through long grass, pelt over rocks. Fox runs so fast that his feet scarcely touch the ground, and Magpie exults, “At last I am flying. Really Flying!” 


  • Using the double bubble visual organiser (below) to frame your thinking, consider the distinction between the two types of happiness Magpie experiences in both instances and the distinctions between how this is described.
  • Consider whether one form of happiness is better than the other, which of the scenarios is preferable in their view and why?   



Art and Design


Find today's art lesson in the resources section below.



English Question Sheet