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1. Reading poetry
               o Read ‘Bedtime’ by Eleanor Farjeon.
               o Underline the rhyming words in the poem.
               o Now read it aloud with good expression.


2. Writing poetry
               o Think of ideas for your own version of the poem ‘Bedtime’. What reasons would you give your parent/carer to persuade them to let you stay up five minutes more?
               o Use the writing frame Five Minutes to write your own poem.
               o Try to include features that will make your poem enjoyable to read aloud – powerful verbs, vivid adjectives, rhythm and repeating phrases.


3. Performing Poetry
              o Practise reading your poem aloud, think about which words to put emphasis on as you read.
              o If you can, learn it off by heart, this helps to make your performance even better.
              o Perform the poem to someone in your home or perhaps to a relative on Skype or FaceTime.


Try the Fun-Time Extras
              o Using the Not Five Minutes! writing frame (see resources), have a go at a poem with a twist on the original – a poem begging to not be made to stay 5 more minutes! Think of something you don’t like doing (washing the dishes, tidying your bedroom, eating your vegetables, doing homework) and
think of all the things you’d rather do instead.

English Workbook

Add two 3-digit numbers - crossing 10 or 100

Recap from earlier in the year

Worksheet to complete after watching the science video in the link above