Today is one of the most exciting days in the English calendar. Not only is it St George's Day but it is also the anniversary of the day William Shakespeare was born and died. And it is World Book Night!
This World Book Night, the nation is asked to join in the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm on 23 April. This is a time to dedicate to reading, in any form!
• read alone
• listen to an audiobook
• read to your family
• call a friend to chat about books
• anything else you want (but it must be about books)!
We'd love to see photos of you reading or book recommendations -- remember to send them in to the school email addresses or tweet us @parkfieldpress. The Reading Agency also want everyone to share their reading experiences on social media using #WorldBookNight /#ReadingHour, @WorldBookNight /@readingagency
Some wonderful Shakespeare plays are adapted on BBC School Radio.
Why not check out these two in particular if/when you have some time:
* "Macbeth" is the a thrilling tragedy about a Scottish lord who is told by three witches that he will be king. This puts a dangerous idea into his head...
* "The Tempest" follows a shipwreck on a mysterious island with monsters and the terrifying wizard Prospero.
Pages 10-11 - Session 4. Shakespeare was also a poet so it's appropriate today that we're doing poetry writing!
If you would like to hear the instructions read out loud, check out the link at the bottom of the page.
Summer Week 1, Lesson 4: Angles in Triangles: Missing Angles
Shakespeare lived in a time period that came to be known as the Renaissance -- which literally means "rebirth". From around the 1500s to the 1700s, there was an explosion of brilliant culture, art, literature and science.
Two scientists from this time were Polish mathematician Copernicus and the Italian astronomer Galileo. Choose one of these people and see what you can find out about them. Make sure you include when they were born, when they died, what their famous ideas were and some key facts about their lives. We will come back to these two gentlemen later in the term when we study the history of astronomy...!
Lots of terrific work has been sent in -- we especially loved Kittycat989's thoughtful response to yesterday's poetry readings:
I simply preferred the door poem by Miroslav Holub (the first one) as it sounded rather soothing and relaxing while I listened to the beautifulness of the poem being read aloud.
On the other hand, I loved gazing into the gloriousness of the second poem as the man spoke, the red door stood still and isolated ready to be opened.
However, I also adored the fact of the other poem showing endless amount of doors one after the other in a repetitive patten and all the vibrant colours stood out massively as they were slowly materialising in a beautiful way.
In summary, I loved both poems and how differently that were represented made me like them even more.
A big shout out as well to StrawberrySundaeSuperGirl for her super Python project: https://trinket.io/python/d29febf7fd?e=1
At the bottom of the page, see some wonderful poetry readings and pixlr art pieces that have been sent in.
Mr Reynolds tries his hand at poetry...
Once there was a little mouse
Who found himself a great big house.
"What a house!" said the mouse.
"Not a mouse!" said the house.
Once there was a little louse
Who found himself a great big mouse.
"What a mouse!" said the louse.
"Not a louse!" said the mouse.
Would Shakespeare be proud?!