Today is the first lesson of a two week unit defying gravity! Explore poems, stories and movies themed around the air and flying. Find facts and delve into the history of flight. You might possibly end up being blown away!
Watch and enjoy the short film, Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore:
Watch again up to 4:33 mins.
Think about verbs that could describe how the man is moving/flying in the storm and how the books are flying later on, e.g. twirling, swirling, tumbling.
Use a thesaurus to find synonyms (words with a similar meaning) for your words:
Write these synonyms down.
Create an ‘ing’ poem about flying using some of the verbs you have explored.
Start off by describing what happened to Mr Lessmore at the start of the clip, e.g. how he was flying, not through choice and in a dangerous way.
Next, move on to describing the books flying in the air, e.g. they are purposeful and elegant. Here is an example for you:
Whisked away by the gusts of wind,
Falling, gliding, tumbling, diving.
Trying to catch a hold,
Bumping, reaching, grabbing, plunging.
The elegant books soaring through the sky.
Gliding, drifting, hovering, fluttering.
Waiting for the right person to come along,
Coasting, skimming, floating, cruising.
Write your poem out neatly and decorate it with pictures of flying books around it.
Year 3 Maths
Here is today's worksheet for you to work through. Remember the skills and knowledge you have learned to help you with today's tasks.
Year 4 Maths
Watch this video lesson before you go to today's worksheets.
Something a little different for today. You have been learning about different parts of the human body, including our teeth, digestive system and circulatory system.
Today, you have been set a challenge to build a bionic hand!
First of all, watch this fun video to find out about the bones that are in our hands:
The document below is divided into three sections. You definitely need to complete at least Activity One. This is about what is inside your hand.
You could do some extra research to find out what else we have in our hands, other than bones.
Challenge (Activity Two)
You could share this activity and build your bionic hand with a grown up or a brother/sister.
Can you build your own model hand? Follow the instructions to make a hand with moving fingers.
Activity Three is an evaluation of your hand model. You might want to look at some of the questions and try the tasks with your hand.