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In your green maths book:


a)  Draw out a times table grid to practice: 


x    3    5    8    6    4



Time yourself: how quickly can you complete the grid?  


b)  Using quadrilaterals only, can you draw a picture?  

Remember that quadrilaterals are the four-sided shapes, of which there are six: square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, trapezium and kite.  Use the squares in your book to help you, and use a ruler!

For example, it would be quite easy to create a house picture: a square for the shape of the house; a trapezium roof; rectangles for the doors and windows; parallelogram for clouds of smoke from the chimney; an actual kite flying next to the house!  

Label neatly one example of each shape to show that you know what they are. 

Challenge: can you use all six of the quadrilaterals? 

And by all means colour it in to make it attractive!





In your purple writing book:


c) Read the following two poems.  They are examples of something called 'Kennings'.  You'll work out pretty quickly what the structure of a kennings is!



Woodland racer

Acorn chaser


Tree shaker

Acorn taker


Nut cracker

Acorn snacker


Sky rider

Acorn hider


Winter snoozer

Acorn loser


Spring reminder

Acorn finder:


One grey squirrel.


Guess who?

Horse rider

Joust glider

Music maker

Floor shaker

Tennis prancer

Heavy dancer

Diet hater

Serial dater

Dandy dresser

Wife stresser

Church leader

Poor breeder

Nifty speaker

Divorce seeker

Armour filler

Wife Killer


Can you guess who it is?  Answer at the bottom of the page!  


So as you can see, kennings are always two words on a line, with the second word being an '-er' word. 

You can use one to be a description of something, or perhaps as a riddle.  


d) Write your own kennings poem!  Perhaps as a description, or as a 'Guess who' type poem.  Write it about whatever you want! 

Perhaps an animal, or a particular person you know.  A book character maybe?  Harry Potter?  A famous person?  David Walliams?  A historical person - Admiral Nelson?  

But whatever you choose, try to have lots of ideas before you start!  A kennings doesn't have to rhyme, but it would be a good challenge to do it in rhyming couplets, like the two examples above.  


e) Do some illustrations to go with your kennings too.  



                  And the answer, of course, is.........Henry VIII. 


f) And for your continuing development of general knowledge, have a look at the BBC Ten Pieces for this week: a dramatic piece of music that you'll probably recognise. See the link below.


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