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What is pink? by Christina Rossetti Watch and listen to What is Pink? by the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti:

What Is Pink? written by Christina Rossetti

A lovely poem for children .... and adults too :) From Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book (1872) by Christina Georgina Rossetti. Read by Jean Aked. What is pink...

Listen again and pause to jot down any new words or phrases, e.g. fountain’s brink, barleybed, ripe, mellow.
Discuss meanings, using a dictionary or Word Hippo to help you.

Discuss the ending of the poem. (What is orange? Why, an orange! Just an orange!) Why do you think Rossetti chose to use an orange instead of something else that might be orange in colour?
Today you are going to write your own version of What is Pink? If you are able to, go on a nature walk with an adult around your
garden or local area. Act as a colour collector! What can you see that is each of the colours? What is each item/object doing? You
may even wish to take a clip board or notepad out with you.
Write your poem using a similar structure to What is Pink? using ideas collected from your walk, e.g.
Start with a question:
What is yellow?
Answer the question:
The sun is yellow
Describe the item or what it is doing: Light and bright and warm.
Here is another  example:

What is green?

The hedgerows are green,

Home to nesting blackbirds and beautiful butterflies.

Remember to finish each question with a question mark. Check your spelling and try to use some noun phrases and adjectives (describing words) to help your reader to ‘see’ what you saw on your walk.

Keep rehearsing your poem out loud as you write. Think carefully about how to finish your poem. You might choose to use the same finishing line as Rossetti with the orange!

Share your finished poem with your household and post a copy to school.

Year 2 - Week 8 - Lesson 2 - Count faces, edges and verticies on 3D shapes

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Our RE topic this term is The Bible

This unit is all about discovering more about the Bible as a whole book and why for Christians it is the most important book and for many their most treasured position, rather than exploring the actual content and impact of the Bible text.

We general start the topic by looking at and discussing our special books we have.

Begin by discussing with your child what their special/favourite books are and why they are special.  

I usually share a book I was given at Sunday School (a long time ago)

We discuss :

Why are they special?

How do we look after them? Where do we keep them?

When do we look at them?

Were they gifts, expensive or heirlooms?

Do they evoke memories?

Are they your favourite stories?

Do they have beautiful pictures?

You could take a photo and send it to me, or the children could email me and tell me all about their special book.