Recap on the poetry from last week. Look at the style, how many words are in each line.
Look at the language: similes, metaphors personification, noun phrases.
Simile - A simile is a comparison phrase which finds similar characteristics in two objects and compares them, always by using the words 'like' or 'as'.
Metaphor - A metaphor is a comparison which is not literally true. It suggests what something is like by comparing it with something else with similar characteristics.
For example: 'My brother' is a piglet is a metaphor.
This statement isn't literally true – a child cannot be a pig – but the brother can share a pig's characteristics, like eating lots or liking to play in the mud!
Unlike a simile, metaphors do not use the words 'like' or 'as'.
Simile: My brother is as greedy as a piglet.
Metaphor: My brother is a piglet.
Personification - giving an object human characteristics (emotions, sensations, speech, physical movements).
e.g. The cruel waves crashed mercilessly and swallowed the poor swimmer.
Create your own poem in the style of poetry that you have seen above. The theme of your poem must be based on a habitat.
How many fractions of watermelon are there? How can we write this as a calculation?
We can write this as 9 x 1
We would calculate this by multiplying the numerator by the whole number.
9 x 1 9x 1 = 9 We would then write this back as a fraction 9
4 x 6 We would calculate this by multiplying the 4 by 6
4x6 = 24 This would then need to be written back into a fraction 24
24 This is now an improper fraction because the numerator is greater than the
We need to change this into a mixed number. To do this we divide the numerator by the denominator.
24 ÷ 5 = 4 with a remainder of 4.
So it is then written as 4 4/5
The 4 represents the whole number and 4/5 is the remainder.
Watch Doc Brown as he plunges into the darkest depths of the ocean with Anna Clyne's stormy Night Ferry. Discover how she composed her music by picking up a paint brush instead of writing music notes on paper!
Using materials you might find around your home, follow artist Amy Leung's step-by-step guide on how to create a sculpture using Night Ferry to inspire shapes, patterns and textures .
To make a den - inside or outside
You can use all sorts of materials to make a den. You can create a large den for you to get into or a much smaller den for an imaginary creature.
The structure - all good dens need a sturdy frame:
• Chairs and tables, boxes, outside or inside walls, bamboo canes, broom handles, tent poles, bendy sticks or fallen twigs or branches.
Ways to tie it together
• Types of string, rope, rags, cut up t-shirts, pegs and old sheets or towels to cover the shelter
Remember - the den needs to look good and possibly keep out the rain, so you could use bright materials or paint to turn your den into something else. You could also use dust sheets or tarpaulin to keep it waterproof if needed.
• Using glass as it can break into sharp bits
• Using large bits of wood, or anything else big and heavy
• Using tins of paint or chemicals as they are not safe for you or the environment
• Cutting bits off living trees
A few more tips:
• Always tidy up after yourself
• Look after living trees and plants so use materials that are lying on the ground
• Use the objects with the permission of an adult
• Make sure an adult knows what you are doing
• Keep your den lightweight, so if it falls in, it won’t hurt anyone
What could you use your den for? Could you turn it into an imaginary place?
Could you use your den to read, draw or complete the rest of your work?