What nutrition do animals need? Is it the same or is it different depending on the animal? Research a bit about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and create a poster that shows the differences in their diets. You can include examples of animals in each category (remember that we are also animals!).
We hope you are keeping safe and reading a lot these days. We really miss you and we hope you are staying positive and happy.
We thought we would share some pictures of us with the books we are currently reading and that we are really looking forward to read during the half term next week. Do you have a book in mind that you are looking forward to read next week?
Ms Cheung is currently reading Last man standing by David Baldacci.
Miss Puigdelliura is currently reading Homo Deus. A brief history of tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.
Mrs Hollingbery is currently reading A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
Mrs Risebro is currently reading Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams.
Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil and room from grow).
You could conduct a small experiment, plant 2 seeds and choose 1 of the variables (remember that the rest of the variables need to stay the same). For example, if I want to investigate the importance of light, I will have 2 seeds or 2 plants, put one out in the sun and one in a cupboard and record the results after a few days.
Remember to write your hypothesis before you proceed with your experiment.
Read the story below and find any of our words from this week.
Saint George and the Dragon
Once upon a time there lived a knight called George. During his many travels he came across a village. The villagers who lived there were very unhappy because a dragon that lived in a nearby lake. The dragon would not allow the villagers to take water. They tried to distract it by giving it one of their sheep to eat while they collected water. After some weeks, the greedy dragon wanted more. They gave it their animals and their gold but it was not enough, and he demanded that they sacrifice a beautiful maiden every day. The maidens were chosen by lottery. On the day George arrived, the lot fell on the king’s daughter: she would have to be left by the lake for the dragon to eat.
When George rode past the lake on his horse, he saw the princess tied up by the lake where the dragon lived. The dragon raised out of the water with a mighty roar but the brave knight slayed him with his sword. The princess was saved and the dragon was no more. The villagers were overjoyed as they could live in peace again.
Why were the villagers unhappy?
How did they distract the dragon when they were getting water?
What impression do you get of George? Explain your answer.
Let’s think of some questions to help us organise the events in the story.
Why did it happen?
Who was involved?
When did it happen?
Where did it happen?
Imagine you are a news reporter preparing to break the news about George and the dragon. Write yourself a script to read out explaining what happened. Use the conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions you have learnt about this week to sequence your writing.
Remember you need to retell the story of George and the dragon as if you were reading it as a newsperson.