Wednesday: Good Morning Unicorns
Reflection – Look for the Good.
I heard this song at the weekend and it really touched me – I started to think about the good. What good things have come from the last 10 weeks? Can you reflect on the goodness, memories or joy that you have discovered in the last few months. Remember – to look for the good today.
Arithmetic: Here is your chance to play a version of the classic maths game ‘Countdown’. The challenge is to use the numbers available and the four standard operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to hit the target. Can you hit the target?!
Follow the link to the game: https://nrich.maths.org/6499
Lesson 2: Equivalent Fractions, Decimals, Percentages (FDP). Please follow the link to the video for today’s lesson: https://vimeo.com/420690973
I have attached the Home learning video links for the week below and please find the worksheet for today’s lesson attached with the documents below.
Today we will start reading our new text: Wonder. For children following the text at home you can access an online copy of the book from the following link: https://fliphtml5.com/zfltu/ulmz/basic
If you have any trouble accessing the PDF document then please just let me know. Once you have followed the link, try to save it to your favourites so you can continue to refer back to the text.
This session is focused on ‘book talk’. Read aloud the first chapter ‘Ordinary’. What are your first impressions of the novel? What do you like and dislike about the opening?
Can you think of any immediate questions you want to ask? Make a note of these. Share them with peers or an adult at home. What do you think August means by ‘Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse’?
Yesterday you watched the book trailer for the novel – if you did not then have a look and refer to the questions from yesterday’s planning. Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOXDD3atWco.
Now read on until the end of ‘How I came to Life.’
Our research is linked to our English text ‘Wonder’:
Listen to the short NPR interview with R J Palacio explaining the origins to the novel and how a real life experience inspired her to write Wonder (listen from 01:35 mins onwards).
I would like you to research ‘Treacher Collins syndrome’. Have some time to research and make notes from what you read. Can you share with someone else facts on the syndrome suffered by Auggie in the novel?
Your activity is to produce a factual leaflet about the syndrome suitable for someone aged 10-11. Think about the language needed for a leaflet – you do not need to over use medical terminology.
Why might a leaflet like this be useful? How can information help people in their understanding of people’s differences?
Mrs Harrison has a lovely project in mind to brighten up ‘Lauren’s Summer House’ on the field. I have attached the instructions for her activity for you below in today’s documents. We would like to have one bunting flag complete from each of you.
Hope you all have a lovely day.
Love, Miss Moore. xx