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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. Value of the Month - PERSEVERANCE


Spelling: Today we are going to continue to develop our understanding of which ending we need to use when spelling words with /l/ sound at the end. (al, le, el)  Begin by looking at the slideshare document which reviews the rules.  You could also look at the video from yesterday's session too.

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten our test this week but it will be some random words that use the rules so that you have a go at applying your learning this week.

Activity: Create a poster to explain the rules you have learnt.  Make sure your poster includes some of the examples for each spelling to remind you.  Make it bright and colourful so that you can use it to help you learn the rules.

English: Today we are going to take a closer look at the structure of the poem 'Don't'.

We need to learn about the different parts of a poetry structure so we can use them later in our learning this week.

Re-read the poem 'Don't' below.  What poetry features do you already know?  Discuss them with someone in your house or just have a think to yourself!  Can you name the different features? (Remember a 'feature' is something that makes a poem a poem e.g. in a story we would identify the features as: characters, setting, opening, build up etc)

I wonder - did you get them all?  The main features of this poem are:

Verses - a verse is like a paragraph or section in poetry. You also find verses in song lyrics which are very similar to poems!

Repetition - some of the words or lines are repeated.  

Rhythm - yesterday when you practised echo reading you might have noticed the rhythm of the poem.  Listen to the poem again (go to the Monday page) to hear the rhythm.  e.g. Don't do, Don't do, Don't do that.  Can you clap the rhythm?  Try that with some of the other lines in the poem.  Which ones are the same? Watch this video about pulse and rhythm to help you understanding.  

Rhyme - There are two types of rhyme in this poem.  There is the rhyme that comes at the end of the lines and the rhymes within the lines e.g. Don't put beer in his ear. Beer and ear rhyme.   Watch this short video that explains rhyming patterns:  

Identify the different poetry features you have learnt about.

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