Deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest lives a newly discovered species yet to be categorised. The Battalion Burrower roams around the treetop canopy disguised as an Arctium Lappa (Greater Burdock) seed.
At first glance the stampeding predator appears to be a flying seed with its brown, golf-ball-sized body and Velcro-like tentacles; however if you look closely, you may just about notice their striped pattern of excretion geysers, mouths, acid glands and fur-covered eyes. You may also notice an interrupting stripe of bulbs along the middle which is used for communication purposes.
The Burrowers hunt in legions of one thousand, swarming their prey and releasing strong stomach acids. Once they spot an exposed vein, the Burrowers will begin extracting your blood. The Burrower will eat anything as their mouths are constantly sucking away at their surroundings; due to this phenomenon they are almost constantly excreting waste and then utilising the small amount of reflected kinetic energy to propel themselves.
The Battalion Burrower lives mainly in abandoned treetops within the Amazon canopy. They live in battalions of four thousand split up into four legions. Each battalion takes up about twenty trees supporting one garrison (100 Burrowers) each. The three adult legions rotate around three occupations (hunting, sleeping and tending to the young) in a 24-hour cycle.
1. There are no males; instead, the Burrowers get their 1% male genes from the blood of other intelligent beings such as Jaguars.
2. They weigh only 10g.
Today, I want you to really use your imagination and come up with 6 unusual ways to keep yourself entertained.
1. Take a simple idea and develop it.
Make a cup of tea ► making a cup of tea while playing the ukelele ► making a cup of peppermint tea while playing my favourite tune on the ukelele
2. Use your imagination and come up with something absolutely crazy.
Walk around Meadowhall on your hands dressed as Captain Underpants while eating pickled onion Monster Munch crisps!
3.Hyperbole – it means exaggerating, making something sound better or worse than it is
Staring at the screen non – stop for two weeks, I was slowly turning into a zombie
Make each idea different and avoid repetition or the reader might get bored. Surprise the reader so each idea is a totally new suggestion. Get some ideas from the following examples and the crazy guy in the picture.
• You can apply to the Guinness Book of Records for the world record as child couch potato.
• You can try surfing TV channels, and see if you can keep up with the plot of 5 programmes at the same time.
• When it rains, you can play raindrop races by betting on which drop will reach the bottom of the window pane first.
• You can train the spider that lives in the plughole to be an acrobat and develop skills as an arachnid trapeze artist.
• You can draw anything from a Gruffalump eating a cheese pasty to a Hippocrampus that is stuck in a drain.
Thursday, 2nd July
Our next piece of writing is all about the crazy situation we have found ourselves in the last few months. Some of us have been going to school and some of us have been staying at home. It’s been a pretty strange time, but in the end things will go back to normal again
Have you found any unusual or interesting ways to keep yourself busy in lockdown. Below is a video all about the different experiences some children had.
Here are twelve things that you can do. Can you number them in order, with the most interesting at the top and least interesting at the bottom?
reading comics • playing with lego
• watching TV • painting or drawing
• computer games • talking to the cat/dog/baby brother, etc
• looking out of the window • whistling
• cooking • staring at the ceiling
• writing stories • daydreaming
Jot down lots of ideas of the different things you did to keep yourself busy during lockdown.
Try to think of as many examples as you can.
Choose 6 of your ideas and present them however you want. You might decide to do :
Wednesday, 1st July
Today, is Golden Writing time! Copy out your edited draft in your neatest handwriting. Make sure it is the best it can be
; I can't wait to see them! Tomorrow, we will start our poetry, which will be on the whole lockdown experience.
Tuesday, 30th June
Please watch the video for the editing stage of your report. Below the video, there is a Checklist list that will help you with your corrections.
Monday , 29th June
Hi wonderful Walkley children,
I hope you had a great weekend, even though the weather was a bit mixed. Please watch the video below for today's task.
Punctuation and grammar
Our PAG learning this week is all about connectives. These are words that link different parts of a sentence together. Without connectives, our writing becomes a little bit boring. They help structure our writing and turn shorter sentences into longer ones.
The connectives on the pdf are either time or causal connectives.
Basically, time connectives are to do with time eg before, after, when until
Causal connectives can be used to show that one thing makes another happen. They can also be used to explain why. I have included the task below for you to complete.