Daily Learning Blog – Monday, 18th May
Good morning, and welcome to another week of home learning. I hope you enjoy today’s activities.
LO: Using descriptive language
- Today you will be beginning a unit on the book ‘Black Dog’ by Levi Pinfold.
- Follow along with the video, pause when necessary, and complete all the tasks in your home learning book.
LO: Finding equivalent fractions
- Follow the link above, and watch the videos about equivalent fractions
- Equivalent fractions are two fractions that are equal, but are written using difference numbers.
- Complete the two worksheets in your home learning book.
LO: Saul is transformed by the Holy Spirit
Recall this story which was previously covered in Year 4. Paul was originally called Saul. He was a Jew who came from Tarsus. He was a persecuter of Christians, which means he treated them badly, and sometimes even hurt or killed them. In the Acts of the Apostles, Paul explains what happened to him and how he was converted:
As I was travelling and coming near Damascus, about midday a bright light from the sky flashed suddenly round me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul! Why do you persecute me?”
“Who are you, Lord?” I asked. “I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute,” he said to me. The men with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me. I asked, “What shall I do, Lord?” and the Lord said to me, “Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told everything that God has determined for you to do” I was blind because of the bright light, and so my companions took me by the hand and led me into Damascus.
In that city was a man named Ananias, a religious man who obeyed our Law and was highly respected by all the Jews living there. He came to me, stood by me, and said, “Brother Saul, see again!” At that very moment I saw again and looked at him. He said, “The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see his righteous Servant, and to hear him speaking with his own voice. For you will be a witness for him to tell everyone what you have seen and heard. And now, why wait any longer? Get up and be baptised and have your sins washed away by praying to him.” Based on Acts 22: 6-16
- TASK: Imagine you were Saul. Write a letter to a friend describing what has happened to you and give reasons to show how this experience has changed your life. Be sure to use your knowledge of Saul/Paul from previous learning and religious vocabulary.
LO: Art in the style of Piet Mondrian
- Mondrian was a Dutch painter who used simple primary colours and straight black lines to create interesting works of art. Google ‘Mondrian’ to see some examples of his work.
- You are going to recreate a piece of work in his style.
- You may create your own lines, or use the template I have included at the bottom of the page.
- Be sure to use lots of white, blue, red and yellow equally. Have fun with it!
That’s it for today, I hope that you have a splendid afternoon and evening!
Fun fact of the day: Shark skin appears to be smooth, but in fact is made up of many tiny tooth-like hooks, making it feel rough like sandpaper.