Dear Pupils, Parents and Carers,
I hope that you have all had a good week.
I am sure you have been working hard on your English packs, but if you would like something different to do, you might like to listen to some of these poems.
Thank you all for your hard work.
Lots of you will remember Michael’s poem Chocolate Cake. There are lots more to explore on his YouTube channel: Kids’ Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen. Why not take a look?
If you like transport, I would encourage you to look at the London Airport Compilation, where he talks about visiting Heathrow and going on buses. It made me giggle out loud.
If you would like to know more about Michael Rosen, you could check out his website too:
You could try writing a funny poem of your own!
I hope you are all doing well. I also hope that you are enjoying the English work that has been sent home to you in the work-packs.
Thank you all for working so hard at home.
Here are some web links you might find interesting:
- I know that many of you enjoyed the origami work that was sent out. Here are two YouTube tutorials. Remember that you need SQUARE paper to start with!
- How to make a butterfly
- How to make a jumping frog
- A while ago, you had a pack that was all about the rainforests. Here is an online quiz which tests your knowledge about rainforests. You can remind yourself of the facts by clicking on a link in the page first!
- If you are running out of things to read this is a really good website, with free books to read online.
Scroll down the page until you find the ‘Books for older children’ section.
The below two links, are free Oxford online reading resources. Just sign up for free and read books on your phone or tablet.
Here are some booklets which are themed around tropical rainforests. There are three different levels. Most will be able to do the one which is labelled ‘middle range.’ If anyone finds it too easy, try the one titled, ‘more of a challenge.’ If these are too difficult, please use the one titled: ‘straightforward.’
I hope everyone enjoys learning about the rainforest and I would like to thank you all for your hard work.
Students in years 10 and 11 were given one of the booklets below to take home before the school temporarily closed. I hope that they are enjoying working through them. These booklets might also be useful for students in other classes. Why not have a look inside and see if there are any activities that you would like to do. Each booklet also has a page which lists some interesting English learning websites. - 2.4.2020