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Comprehension: The Heart

Read the text carefully and then answer the questions below. Remember in a comprehension, all the answers are in the text. You need to look carefully and read carefully. Try to read the questions twice before answering. When you have answered all the questions, revise and check your answers. When your are happy submit your answers.

The heart is a muscular organ found in all animals with a circulatory system. Your heart is very important, it circulates the blood around your body. You should always try to keep your heart as healthy as possible, avoiding things like cigarettes and alcohol. Eating a healthy diet and taking regular exercise will help your heart stay healthy.

The heart is made up of 4 chambers. Your blood first enters the two upper chambers and is then pushed by the heart to the lower chambers. Your blood is then pumped to your lungs where it picks up oxygen before being pumped around the body. This process continues as our hearts beat. As you can see the heart is a very hard working organ.

Your blood is carried around your body through a network of tubes called arteries and veins. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry it back to the heart. Your heart is situated behind your ribcage for protection but you can feel the beat of your heart through your pulse. A good place to find your pulse is on your wrist where there is a large artery. If you lightly hold two fingers on your wrist just below your thumb you can feel your heart beat. The average human heart beats at 72 beats per minute. It weighs approximately 250 grams in females and 300 grams in males. Now you know how important a job your heart has to do, you know how important it is to keep your heart healthy.

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Spellings – 13th June 2020

rhyme, rhythm, symbol, system, forty, curiosity
  1. Firstly, practice your spelling and handwriting by Looking, Covering, Wring and Checking (do two or three lines of each).
  2. Then look up the meaning of the words, use a dictionary or the internet.
  3. Then put the words into sentences. Don’t just do boring simple sentences! Do compound and complex sentences. Use openers and drop in clauses. Be creative with your sentences. Do them in your work book or post them in the comments below. I would love to see them! REMEMBER! CAPITAL LETTERS AND FULL STOPS!
  4. Finally, get someone to test you!
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Topic: Write a recipe for making pasta! – 10th June 2020

This week we have been learning about Italy! In our bubbles at school we have been making pasta and at home you may of even made a pizza! Today I want you to write a recipe for making Pasta! Don’t worry if you haven’t done this at school!

Below is a video from my favourite YouTube channel! Watch it closely and take notes about the different steps to making the dough. You might need to watch two or even more times to really understand how it is done! You will need to use your noticing and distilling learning power!

Also, don’t forget to use your knowledge of imperative verbs when writing out the recipe (below is an example you can follow)!

Example: 

Ingredients 

200g of semolina flour or plain flour

120ml of warm water

Method

  • Obtain all your ingredients from the ingredients list.
  • Weigh out your flour and measure out your water.
  • Add the some of the water to the flour and begin to mix

can you continue from here? Watch closely! 

You can email me or put in the comments your recipes. I would love to see them (mheritage@hwbcymru.net)!

If you have had a ago at making pasta, use your recipes to have ago it is great funny and it will be the very tasty! But make sure you watch closely and follow the expert Pasta Granny!  

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Literacy: Writing command sentences and Imperative Verbs – 9th June 2020

Command sentences are used when you are telling someone to do something.

Commands usually start with an imperative verb, also known as a ‘bossy verb’, because they tell someone to do something.

“Fetch me some biscuits.”

In this example, ‘fetch’ is the imperative verb.

You should also use commands when you are writing instructions telling someone how to do something. Watch the video below get a little more information and understanding then have ago at the microsoft form below! 

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Topic: Make your own pizza! – 8th June 2020

Margherita pizza

As we are studying Italy, I think we should make pizza! Ask your parents very politely and have a good go! Make sure you weigh everything carefully and follow the instructions! Make sure you share your creations!  

For the dough

  • 250g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • small pinch of sugar
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 150ml warm water

For the sauce

  • One jar of tomato passata or tomato puree

For the toppings

  • Ideas for toppings: ham, red peppers, black olives, salami, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, cheddar, tuna, sweetcorn

Method

  1. KIDS: The writing in bold is for you. GROWN-UPS: The rest is for you. Mix a sticky dough. Put the flour, sugar and yeast in a bowl and get the child to make a hole in the middle. Measure 150ml water – that isn’t cold and isn’t hot but just right (like the little bear’s porridge in Goldie Locks). Add the oil and water; point out that the two don’t mix well. Stir with a wooden spoon until you have a sticky dough. Add a splash more water if needed.
  2. Now you need to do something called kneading. Scatter a bit more flour over the surface and tip the dough onto it. You now want to ‘stretch’ the dough and bring it back into a ball shape. This will need to be done for about 10 mins. I usually give children a few minutes bashing the dough about, then take over to make sure that the dough is smooth and elastic enough.
  3. Leave the dough to grow. Brush a clean bowl with a little olive oil, put the dough in it and cover with cling film. Leave it somewhere warm for it to grow until doubled in size. Now is a good time to tidy up and wipe down surfaces a little before you start again.
  4. Roll out the dough. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 8. Show your child how the dough has grown, then divide into the amount of pizzas you want to make. Brush the baking trays with extra oil. Divide the dough and roll out, then lift onto the baking trays.
  5. Spoon on the tomato pasta You need to be a bit more careful with this task than you think. If the dough is thin, a child can easily tear it, so make sure that they use the back of the spoon to spread the sauce over.
  6. Build your own pizza. Put all the toppings out in different bowls and let the child ‘build’ their own pizza. Little ones will need to be handed the ingredients as they will try to just pile up as much as they can or not be able to scatter things evenly.
  7. Get cooking. You can get older kids to carefully place the tray in the oven using oven gloves (see safety first, opposite). Bake pizzas for 12-15 mins until puffed up and golden around the edges, then carefully lift out of the oven. Leave to cool slightly, then slip onto a board or plate. Serve cut into pieces with houmous and a simple green salad.