Good morning Pankhurst class – how are we all this lovely morning?
Firstly, could I apologise if I have missed any comments from Monday or Tuesday this week – the way that the blogs work has changed, and I found some blogs that I may have missed. I hope I have gone back and checked them all but please let me know today if I missed any.
Also, apologies for the delay in replying yesterday – the way that the blogs have been changed delayed my replies coming through. I think that I have cracked it now though(!!) but again, please let me know if there are any problems today. It should be better from tomorrow – I hope!
Some of your blogs are unclear about what task you are referring to – could you please ensure that your blogs are clear.
We are going to start looking at colons and semi-colons. Have a look at the following link:
Make sure that you read the guidance underneath the video link.
The following link is also useful:
After watching both of these links, write me 4 sentences – 2 that contain a colon and two that contain a semi-colon. You can use the examples in the links to help you, or you could create your own sentences.
Yesterday we started looking about the first stages of harvesting cocoa beans. Today, we are going to look at what happens to the beans after that, when they are transported around the world to be used to make chocolate.
Here are two links that explain the steps of making chocolate:
The following is a link that should help to visualise what happens:
While reading and watching the above, I want you to plan and make notes about the stages of making chocolate that you are going to use tomorrow in a piece of writing. Your notes should include the vocabulary for the stages – harvesting, fermenting, drying, roasting, winnowing, grinding, conching, tempering etc. Remember to make sure that you understand the meaning of any vocabulary that you use today or tomorrow.
As promised, I have a chocolate themed puzzle for you to solve today. Here is the puzzle – there are 15 cards for you to read. I am saying nothing else as the cards should explain it all!
If we were in school, I would ask you to solve this with a partner so that you can talk through your ideas/plans. Feel free to speak to someone at home if you would like, but make sure that you are doing most of the work!
I do have two little tips for you though:
- Some of the cards are what we call ‘red herrings’. This means that they give information but they won’t help you to solve the puzzle.
- You might find it useful to write the names of chocolates on a piece of paper so that you can move them around as you solve the puzzle.
I will post the answers at 3p.m. – try to solve it before this. Let me know how you did.
Here you go!
Have a look at the following Art lesson online. It is called ‘Texture Treasure Hunt’ and I’m sure that you will enjoy it. If you can, e mail me your creations as I love to see what you have done. You could easily use objects outside as well as inside.
Have fun today.
Mrs Millard and Mrs Munro XX