How much chocolate did you enjoy over the Easter weekend?
The poet Michael Rosen loves chocolate so much that he wrote a poem all about it!
The poem is called Chocolate Cake and it tells a tale about how his love of chocolate cake got him into lots of trouble!
Michael Rosen likes to perform his poems as he loves to entertain people.
When you watch his poem below, ask a grown-up to help you think about these things:
- How do you know Michael loves Chocolate cake? Are there any clues in his actions?
- How does Michael feel throughout the poem? Do his feelings change? How do you know?
- Would you enjoy the poem as much if you read it in a book? Why?
- Do you love any food as much as Michael loves Chocolate cake?
- Can you write your own poem about your favourite type of food?
Don't forget if you record yourself performing it, we would love to see it.
Ladybirds have been learning their times tables and had started to get much quicker!
One of our favourite ways to practise was the game Hit the Button.
Click on the link below to practise your times tables - don't forget to challenge yourself with the trickier ones - 6, 7, 8, 9 x tables!
Challenge your adults at home to see if they can beat you!
We have begun to learn about sound and how it is created.
Can you create your own xylophone at home?
All you need is...
- 4 + glasses or jars
- a pencil/stick
- food colouring (this is optional)
What to do:
1. Fill each glass with a different amount of water.
2. Add a drop of food colouring to each jar.
3. Using your pencil, firmly tap the side of each glass.
4. Can you use your glasses to play a tune?
Ask your adult to help you think about:
- Are all the sounds the same?
- What do you notice happens to the water when the noise is made? Why might this be?
- Which glass produces the highest or lowest pitch? Why might this be?
- How could you alter the glasses to make an even higher or lower pitch?
History - Ancient Egyptians
We have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians and what their life was like.
The Egyptians were one of the earliest civilisations to use symbols to write.
Did you know... Hieroglyphs could be written in any order, from left to right or up to down or the opposite. It was up to the reader to figure out which way it needed to be read based on the direction of the symbols.
Can you use the hieroglyphic alphabet below to decipher our message and write us one in return?
Email a photo of your hieroglyphics to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring is here! What signs of Spring can you spot by your home? Remember to look up, down and all around - some of the signs are very tiny!
We've given you a few hints of things to look for below, but we're sure you can find more!
Send us your other signs of spring and we'll add them to our gallery.