St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Good morning everyone! It’s Thursday already… I’ve really enjoyed seeing you all this week. It has made my day 🙂 Look forward to seeing you all on our call. Remember, you won’t be able to log in until I have joined the call. I will log-on at 8.50 am so you have plenty of time to join 🙂 And remember to bring a pen/pencil and paper for our times tables test.

Today we have Maths, English, History and Art. I hope you have a lovely day.

Maths

You all did so well yesterday, see if you can build on your skills by learning to count in tenths. Remember to listen carefully and have fun!

Fractions Lesson 4 – Count in Tenths Worksheet

Fractions Lesson 4 – Count in Tenths Worksheet Answers

English

Over the past two weeks we have been inspired to write by the poetry of John Lyons. So today, I want you to write a poem about Carnival. In our call this morning we are going to watch part of the video below which shows the carnival in Trinidad that John Lyons talks about in his poem – Carnival Dance Lesson – to get a feel for what carnival looks, sounds and even might smell and taste like. After this, you are going to write your own carnival poem inspired by what you have learned and seen. I have put together a bank of words you might like to use to help you with your writing. Add to this any other words you have thought of yourself 🙂

Carnival Poem – word bank

History

I think you’re going to love this lesson all about Anglo-Saxon and Viking crime and punishments. Listen to the lesson carefully. You have three tasks which I explain in the lesson. A worksheet can be found below the lesson to help you with task 1.

I have also included a video if you’re keen to learn even more about life for those convicted of  crime in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain.

Interesting fact: When I refer to the word ‘thing’ in this lesson, this word was used to describe a group of people in Anglo Saxon times who solved disagreements. This group can also be referred to as ‘tithing.’ I was interested to find out the origin of this word so I looked it up and it is actually where the word thing (meaning object) originates from in the English language. See the definition below:

Things, from the Old Norse þing, are the early assemblies found throughout Northern Europe as a result of our shared Norse heritage. They have been described as the Viking cradle of democracy because they were an early attempt to introduce a representative (fair) system, allowing disputes to be settled in a fair and neutral way rather than by blood feud and violence alone. The word originally meant “assembly”, then came to mean a specific issue discussed at such an assembly, and ultimately came to mean most broadly “an object”. You can read more at: https://www.thingsites.com/what-is-a-thing

Anglo Saxon Crimes Worksheet – for lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8w3n9q/articles/zxhqkty – extra information

Art

Your task today is to draw a Viking Warrior. You will be drawing it using a grid – both the picture and the grid can be found below. Drawing by grid makes it easier as you can build up your drawing square by square, paying close attention to the detail in each of the squares. Through careful observation and patience, your picture will slowly come together. This is the first time we have done this so I have included two tools to help you.

First a slide deck – explaining the process – Viking Art Slide – how to draw a Viking Warrior

And secondly a video explaining how to create a grid (for those of you who can’t print out the grid I have provided below) – https://www.youtube.com/watch/CNFIuVws5EA

Your picture and grid can be found here – Viking Warrior Picture and Grid – for lesson.

Take your time, the key to learning to sketch is patience. And don’t worry if you aren’t happy with your first attempt, try again. I promise you will improve 🙂

Have a great day,

Mrs Myers.