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Tuesday 26th Jan


Task 1

You have been given, below, some instructions to draw a shape/picture. Follow them carefully and see what it is. There will be a special shout out for the best picture. 


Draw a large square on the bottom half of your paper. Draw two small squares inside the large square at the top. The small squares should be opposite each other.

Draw a rectangle under one of the small squares. Draw a triangle on top of the large square. Draw a small circle inside the rectangle. It should be in the middle of the rectangle and to one side.

Finally, draw two lines through each small square dividing it into four smaller squares.

Task 2

Draw a simple shape or picture. Use your prepositions of place, to explain how to draw it. 

Try to use as many prepositions as you can. Can you mix up the order you draw this to  make it even harder? For example, a face -  you would draw an oval first for the face, but maybe you can draw 2 small ovals, on their side, about half way up the page etc and they would be the eyes. Remember to give the instructions in drawing a shape, rather than an actual thing. 



Task 1

Look at the picture of the storm from Theseus and the Minotaur below. The author has used the boat several times and in lots of different places, to show how bad the storm was for Theseus and his crew on board. 

On Thursday, we are going to use lots of different prepositions to describe this storm. Before we do that, we need to plan and collect some time and place prepositions that we can use in our writing. Some time and place prepositions will not be suitable. Sort the prepositions below into time/place/suitable and unsuitable. See the attached file for how to draw and label your simple Carroll diagram. A simpler version to draw would be to draw a line down the middle of your page both vertically and horizontally to make 4 boxes. 


Just to remind us - We have learnt that prepositions are “linking words in a sentence” and that we use prepositions to explain where things are in time or space.

Prepositions tell us where something is (for example, beside, under, on, against, beneath or over) or when something is happening (for example: until, during, after, before or more specifically ‘on Christmas Day’, ‘at 12 o’clock’ or ‘in August’).

Prepositions to sort. If you can, talk to someone at home about them. Discuss where you might use them to describe the storm. 

on board                         in the air

a few days later                outside the house

without wind                    above

under the water                in the cupboard

last year                          with

toward                            during

between                          in front of the   

since                               behind

the wind blew at once        before the wind blew

far below the ship             about      

across                             several times a month

since                               underneath the boat


Can you add any more to your chart?

Task 2

This is a task that I know you love to do in school, so I know that you'll enjoy doing this. In order to write our descriptions, we need lots of lovely adjectives (describing words), nouns (the things on the ship and in the water, plus the people on board) and verbs (doing words)  Make a grid on your page in your workbook. See the file below, if you've forgotten how to do this in your book.  Write down as many interesting adjectives, nouns and verbs as you can think of.  To help you, look at the picture above and watch this video of a modern ship in a storm.  Try to have at least 6 words in each category.(Year 5, you should have even more than this) If you get stuck, try using Swiggle to search for storm words.