Monday 22nd June
Last week, we read about a few of the different tribes that live in the rainforest. However, there are so many more to learn about!
Today, I would like you to meet Akra from the Awa tribe. Read her story and complete the task below in your workbooks.
My name is Akra and my home is the Amazon Rainforest. I am part of the Awa tribe. In the Amazon, we have cleared an area of trees to build our homes and plant our crops.
My life is much different to yours. Each day I get up at 5.00am as the sun rises and go to bed as the sun sets. In my village, we grow crops including, beans, corn and bananas. For breakfast, I collect the crops for my family to eat.
I do not go to school, I help my family. Each day, we hunt for food. We hunt for turtles and fish in the river catching them with arrows. We cook the food over a fire while it is fresh. I usually have fish for my lunch.
The rainforest is valuable to tribes as it has many resources we can use to build our homes, light our fires and provide medicines when we are sick. We live in Harmony with the rainforest and only use the resources we need.
We don’t have electricity to watch T.V. or play computer games. For entertainment, members of the tribe gather to dance and sometimes sing.
Draw and complete the table in your workbooks:
Last week, we made sure that we could write in Standard English - making sure we knew when to use were/was and did/done.
This week, I've got some more words that are often mixed up in our speaking and writing.
Today's words are 'me' and 'I'
Both of these words are pronouns - meaning that they are words that can be used to replace nouns (in this case, people - yourself).
When 'I' should be used:
When you are the subject of the sentence and you are doing whatever the verb describes, e.g:
I went to the shop with my mum.
Rosie and I played in the sand.
When 'me' should be used:
When you are the object in the sentence and the verb describes what is happening to you, e.g:
He gave me a book.
'Have you had enough to eat?' she asked me.
If there are other people mentioned in the sentence, take them out to check whether it should be 'me' or 'I', e.g:
Mum, Dad and ___ needed to get some dinner.
___ needed to get some dinner.
Now we can tell it should be 'I'
Mum, Dad and I needed to get some dinner.
Have a go at completing these sentences with either 'me' or 'I':
- ___ am going to the bakery.
- The dog followed ___.
- Katie and ___ are still tired.
- Mum shouted at ___ and my brother.
- The teacher and ___ ate the chocolates.
- The team and ___ won the match!
- The cat clawed at Phil and ___.
- Would you like to sit next to ___?
- The doctor told ___ to take it easy.
- My best friend and ___ don't always agree.
Last week, your maths learning was all about decimals. The best and most obvious example of decimals in real life is money.
Today's learning is about Pounds and Pence.
Watch the learning clip to help you before having a go at the questions in your workbooks.
Topic - Science
This term, our science topic is 'Sound'
Start by taking a walk around your house and garden, if you have one. Even better if you can get out for a walk with a grown up.
Make a list of all the sounds you can hear.
Which parts of the house are the noisiest/quietest?