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Today, I would like you to edit the draft of your myth. Remember, this is an important part of the writing process. 

 

You can use the following prompts to support if you wish: 

 

After you have completed your edit, please can you send me a copy? I would love to read your myth!

Maths 

 

Complete the White Rose maths lesson for Thursday 7th - Mixed Numbers Addition and Subtraction. There is a video on the website to support your learning. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ 

 

There is a worksheet to complete below. You can either print this out or write the answers in the workbook you took home, on some paper or type them out. It's up to you! 

 

The answer sheet is included to check your work against. Please don't look at the answers until you have attempted the worksheet yourself! 

Topic 

 

Read the Maya poem 'The Song of the Minstrel'

 

This day there is a feast in the villages.
Dawn streams over the horizon,
south north east west,
light comes to the earth, darkness is gone.
Roaches, crickets, fleas and moths
hurry home.

Magpies, white doves, swallows,
partridges, mockingbirds, thrushes, quail,
red and white birds rush about,
all the forest birds begin their song because
morning dew brings happiness.

The Beautiful Star
shines over the woods,
smoking as it sinks and vanishes;
the moon too dies
over the forest green.

Happiness of fiesta day has arrived
in the villages;
a new sun brings light
to all who live together here.

 

What do you think the poem is about? 

How does the poet feel on the day of the celebration?

What images come to mind as you are reading? How has the poet achieved this? 

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