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Tuesday 2nd March

 

PE with Joe Wicks today! Why not join him at 9am? Or you might prefer to go for a walk or run with your grown-up.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBsXs1WmPcektsQyFbXTf9FO

 

Another idea is having ago at a dance video with KidzBop. They are the same group that we dance to in our "GoNoodle" activities at school. They have many songs to choose from on their youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHscaKsr0IU&list=PL5pvzdXbuo256vQASwc9AEJv3l0Ojn5hz&index=4

 

Meeting with your Teacher/s There will be a Teams call with teaching staff to introduce the day’s learning. Check your emails for the link. This will be at 9:30am.
English and Spelling

Watch this lesson on Oak Academy: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-how-writers-create-satisfying-endings-cgu66d Today we will be comparing the ending of the story of Persephone with that of the Wedding of Ganesh.

 

If you can't watch the above lesson, you can support your child by reading the story of the Wedding of Ganesh - with a focus on the ending. 

 

 

In this story, there are two brothers, Ganesh and Kartikeya.

They hear about a beautiful, intelligent princess called Buddhi.

And they would both like to host a feast to invite her family round and to impress her.

They decide to have a competition and whoever wins gets to throw the feast.

The competition is whoever can get around the world the fastest.

Kartikeya sets off and he goes around the world, swimming through oceans, over plains, through forests, over mountains, until he gets back and finds Ganesh sitting in a chair, reading a book like he was when he left him.

He questions him deeply saying, where did you go?

Have you even been at all?

And then Ganesh tells him a wonderful story about all the different things that he saw, which Kartikeya had also seen.

Therefore Kartikeya says, you can host the feast.

In this story, there are two brothers, Ganesh and Kartikeya.

They hear about a beautiful, intelligent princess called Buddhi.

And they would both like to host a feast to invite her family round and to impress her.

They decide to have a competition and whoever wins gets to throw the feast.

The competition is whoever can get around the world the fastest.

Kartikeya sets off and he goes around the world, swimming through oceans, over plains, through forests, over mountains, until he gets back and finds Ganesh sitting in a chair, reading a book like he was when he left him.

He questions him deeply saying, where did you go?

Have you even been at all?

And then Ganesh tells him a wonderful story about all the different things that he saw, which Kartikeya had also seen.

Therefore Kartikeya says, you can host the feast.

 

Here is the ending in more detail:

Ganesh describes his journey to his brother in great detail, noting all the things that Kartikeya remembered and more. In the end, Kartikeya was persuaded. Okay, brother, Kartikeya said, you've won. Host the feast and invite Buddhi and her family. And so Ganesh threw the feast.

It just so happened that Buddhi admired Ganesh just as much as he admired her. So they were married on the most beautiful day of the year. After the wedding Kartikeya came over to his brother. Brother, did you really travel the world? I'm still not sure about that.

Well, yes and no. You travelled round the world your way and I travelled from the world my way.

How do you mean? asked Kartikeya.

While you were running and swimming, I was reading. I read book after book about every country on the journey. As I read, I saw them all in my imagination. In that way I travelled around the world.

Hmm, said Kartikeya. Isn't that cheating?

 

What do you think? Answer these questions:

 

Did you find the solution satisfying? 

Does the ending show the good qualities of the main character led to the problem's solution?

And does the story end with a memorable scene or event?

Do you think that what Ganesh did was cheating or do you think it's just really clever?

Do you agree with Ganesh and you think what he did was really smart and clever and he deserved to win?

Or do you agree with Kartikeya and you think it was cheating and it was a bit unfair that Ganesh won?

 

Maths

Watch the lesson https://vimeo.com/508432389 where we will be drawing lines of symmetry.

 

Please complete the worksheet at the bottom of this page.

Meeting with your Teacher/s

There will be a Teams call with teaching staff to read a story and answer any questions you may have about today's learning. Check your emails for the link. This lesson will take place at 11:30am.

 

Topic

Watch the lesson on Oak Academy https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/making-your-own-stamps-for-printmaking-6mvk6t Today's lesson focuses on how to make your own stamp for printing, and exploring patterns. Please watch the video lesson with your child and, if you are happy to and have the resources, you might like to make your own stamp to print with! Please send any pictures/stamps created to Mrs Jones - lynnettej@highfieldhall.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Meeting with your Teacher/s There will be a Teams call with teaching staff to go over the day’s learning and have a story and a chat. Check your emails for the link.This lesson will take place at 2pm. Please have your work with you - we will be marking the maths from today and talking about your other learning.

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