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Thursday 25th February


GPS Starter:

Complete the activity sheet on subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, because). Choose either the 1, 2 or 3 star sheet.

Main Activity

Thursday 25th February

L.O: To write a animal riddles

Yesterday, we started planning and gathering some facts about our animals that we can turn into clues. 


Look at the riddle below that is about an elephant. Notice how they start off with the hardest clue, then they get easier and easier:-


I am very, very big.                     (this clue is hard- it could be lots of animals, on land or in water)

I like to eat peanuts and hay.                (this is a bit more helpful-it must live on land)

I have four legs and two big ears.                (this part of the clue really helps)

My long nose is called a trunk.                    (this last one makes it really easy!) 

I am an...


Again look at this one about a pig:-


I live on a farm.

I have a little tail

My nose is called a snout.

I can say, "Oink-oink"

I am a...

Which clues are more tricky to help you guess? Which words help you to guess easily? 


Now go back to your animal drawings and facts from yesterday. Read through your 4 facts and decide which clue is the easiest to help the reader guess your animal. Put a coloured circle around this clue and write the number 4 next to it. This clue will come last in your riddle. Now look for the hardest clue (the one that doesn't help too much -it could be lots of animals.) Put a different coloured circle around this one and put a number 1 next to it. This will be the first clue you write. The other 2 clues, decide which one is easier to help you guess- this will be number 3 and the other one ,write a 2 next to it. 

You are now ready to write your riddle. Remember to start each new fact on a new line. Write the clues in order, from hardest to easiest (use your numbers). Start each line with I. I have...., I live....., I am.... , I eat...... etc. Lastly, finish with the question 'What am I?' Don't forget your capital letters, full stops and the question mark.

Then, if you can, have a go at doing the same for your second animal. 




Mental Maths Starter:

Play the game and practise reading scales. You can choose the steps the scales go up in.

Main Activity


L.O: To measure height and length

Work through the Oak Academy lesson and complete the independent tasks.


Complete the mastery cards on length.


Thursday 25th February

L.O: To create a self portrait and be aware of the work of other artists.

This half term, we are going to looking at portraits and the work of the artist Pablo Picasso. Your first task is to draw a self portrait. A portrait is a drawing, painting or photograph of someone's face- so a self portrait is when you draw or paint a picture of our own face. DON'T look in the mirror, just draw a picture of what you think your face looks like. (Hopefully, our self portraits will improve by the end of this topic.) Talk to your grown up- do you like your self portrait? Why/why not? Which part of your face was the hardest to sketch? Why?

Next watch the powerpoint and video clip on Pablo Picasso. Talk to your grown up about who he was and what is special about his artwork. Look at the the examples of his portraits and other drawings and paintings and talk to your grown up about them. Do you like them? Why/ Why not? Was all of his work in the same style? Why do you think this was? Notice the use or lack of colour- sometimes he used bright colours and sometimes his work had very little colour. Look at how he use lines and shapes (cubism) and how sometimes his body parts were in different places on his paintings.


Watch and join in with the dance video below! Have fun!