Maths starter activity:
As before, write down your score in the back of your maths book. Can you beat your best score? Hopefully, by now you are improving on the x3 and x4 tables. Perhaps, you could now try the x8 (which is just double x4) or the x6 table (which is just double x3). Don’t forget to learn your division tables too: if 3 x4 = 12, then 12 ÷ 3 = 4.
This lesson is all about looking at straight lines and deciding whether they are vertical, horizontal or neither of these (drawn at an angle). All lines must be drawn with a ruler.
- Vertical means something that go straight up or down – the walls in your house are vertical
- Horizontal means something is at 90° to vertical – the floors in your house are horizontal
- Line of symmetry means a straight line in a shape which has exactly the same shape on either side of the line. If you draw a butterfly and draw a line down its body, the two sides can fold exactly on top of each other. You can check a line of symmetry by putting a mirror on the line – it should look identical.
Video to help with the lesson:
Draw a creature that has a line of symmetry. The easiest one is a butterfly-based creature as the two wings can fold together neatly and match… It could be an alien or something magical too…
Answers to today’s questions:
GOAL: Imagine Speech
You are going to need imagination today. First, look at this famous picture. Do you know what it is called?
It’s called the Mona Lisa and was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in about 1503. The lady’s name real name was Lisa Gherardini. She lived in Italy and was married to a cloth seller named Francesco del Giocondo. It is thought to be the most famous painting in the world and millions of people queue each year to see it in Paris’s famous art gallery called The Louvre. People talk about her mysterious smile and missing eyebrows! [Napoleon hung this painting in his bedroom but King Louis XV hated it!]
Take a look at this PowerPoint to learn more:
I would like you to imagine the painting can talk! What would she say to you? What would you say to her? You can either write speech with inverted commas or you can draw speech bubbles.
Would she remember being painted?
Would she have liked Napoleon?
Would she dislike King Louis XV?
What does she think about being stared at?
Does she like being famous?
What is she smiling about?
Does she like the Louvre?
What does she think of people taking her photo all day? (Look at the picture below.)
Would she like to change her outfit for a more colourful one?
You can colour the Mona Lisa.