School closes for pupils on Thursday 22nd October and reopens on Monday 2nd November.

Thursday

SPEEDY TABLES

Remember to keep practising your 9 times table for a test on Friday.

It is really important to keep practising as times tables help with lots of other areas of maths.

FLUENCY

WALT: recognise different types of triangles

A triangle is a polygon with three sides and three angles. It is a 2D shape.

An equilateral triangle has three equal sides and three equal angles.

scalene triangle's three sides are all unequal.

An isosceles triangle has two equal sides and two equal angles.

right-angled triangle has an angle that measures 90º.

BBC Bitesize Geometry // Shapes - Triangles

WARM UP

WALT: Create different forms of poetry

Our final poem of the week is to create a 'Portrait of a Dragon'. Using metaphors (comparing one thing to another) and a range of colours you are to paint a picture of your dragon with your words.

This is 'Portrait of a Dragon' by Moira Andrews.

If I were an artist
I'd paint the portrait
of a dragon.

To do a proper job
I'd borrow colours
from the world.

For his back I'd
need a mountain range,
all misty-blue.
For spikes I'd use
dark fir trees pointing
to the sky.

For overlapping scales
I'd squeeze dye from
bright anemones.

I'd gild his claws
I like shining swords
with starlight.

His tail would be
a river, silver
in the sun.
For his head, the
secret green of forests
and deep seas.

And his eyes would
glow like embers in
a tinker's fire.

But I'd keep the best
till last.  For his
hot breath

I'd use all reds and
yellows - crocus, saffron,
peony, poppy,

geranium, cyclamen, rose -
and fierce orange flames
from a marigold.

This poem does not have rhyming couplets but, like the 'what am I?' poem from the start of the week, it is describing the dragon without saying the word in each stanza.

Have a look at your list poem from yesterday. Are there any similes or metaphors you could magpie to describe your dragon? Make a list of all the colours you could use to describe your dragon. For example, if your dragon is blue, can you list all the different shades of blue?

Have a go at writing a 'portrait' of your own dragon:

If I were an artist
I'd paint the portrait
of a dragon.

To do a proper job
I'd borrow colours
from the world.

For his ______ I'd need __________.

For _______ I'd use ____________.

For _______ I'd _______________.

His ______ would be _____________.

For his _______, ________________.

But I'd keep the best till last.  For his _________

I'd use all _______ and ____, _____, _____, _____, from a _______.

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