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Chapter Nineteen

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Chapter Nineteen part 2

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Maths - Lesson 4 - Area counting squares


Today, as you have been used to doing, you will first need to visit the White Rose website for the video slides, and worksheets. (I’ve also put the question sheet and answer sheet below.)


You can also visit the BBC Bitesize website for an extra video on today’s maths lesson (Thursday 14th May).


The links are below:

When you click on the White Rose link, this is the video you should see. The worksheets you need to complete are also there but I have downloaded them for you below.

Just a reminder – the idea is that the BBC provides further support to help you learn, you will still need to complete the White Rose question sheet, and as always, you can check your answers.


Today in literacy we are going to be learning about similes and metaphors. We have already looked at these this year so you should know a bit about them already.


A metaphor is a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else.

For example: A wave of terror washed over him.

The terror isn't actually a wave, but a wave is a good way to describe the feeling.

Another example is: Jess is dynamite.

Jess isn't made of dynamite, but it's a good way to explain how exciting she is.


A simile describes something by comparing it to something else using the words like or as.

For example:

  •          The snake moved like a ripple on a pond.
  •          It was as slippery as an eel.
  •          Jess is as graceful as a gazelle.

Writers use similes and metaphors to create a clear picture for their readers.

For example: 'The light was as bright as the sun' gives us more description then 'the light was bright'. 


Watch the videos from the link below and then complete activity 1 and activity 3. Activity 1 is a quiz to see how much you know and Activity 3 is to write a poem using just similes and metaphors.

I would like you to complete Activity 3 using purple mash. You will have a 2do called 'Simile and Metaphor poem'. Please write your poem about your chosen animal using the template (you may need to delete the title they have added of 'dinosaurs').

Activity 1

Check how well you understood the videos by completing this short activity.

You need to decide whether each sentence is a simile or a metaphor.

Top tip!

Metaphors say something is something else. Similes says something is like or as something else.



Activity 3 (to be done on purple mash) 

Lots of poets use similes and metaphors in their poetry.

Here's an example of a poem written entirely using similes and metaphors.

Claws as sharp as daggers,
A mouth of deadly pearls.
Orange fur like fire,
Sneaking silently, a ninja.

Write your own poem about an animal using only similes and metaphors.

You could also draw a picture to illustrate your poem.

If you need some inspiration, choose one of the animals below to write your poem about.


Today, we will carry on with our learning about teeth. This time we will be focussing on how to look after our teeth and hopefully you know a bit about this already.

Please go through the powerpoint below, it may look the same but the slides are different.


After you have looked at the slides (and taken notes if you wish) I would like you to load purple mash and click on your 2do named 'healthy teeth'.

I would like you to make a leaflet that is good enough to sit in a dentist's waiting room. Think about the advice you have been given in the past from your own dentist and also think about the information from the powerpoint slides.

I'm looking forward to looking at your leaflets.