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Tuesday 23rd June



I can reflect shapes


Today, we're looking at reflection of shapes in a mirror line.  Watch the video below to see how it's done.


Still image for this video



I can explore patterns in verse


Shakespeare often wrote in ‘blank verse’ which is sometimes called iambic pentameter. The concept is actually very simple. It means that each line should have ten beats. Technically, it becomes important which beats are stressed and which are unstressed - but for we'll keep it simple and explore ten-beat lines. It’s very easy to write ten-beat lines because it mirrors the way that we talk to each other on a day to day basis. For example: I’d like to have another cup of tea; I wonder if my friends will play football; What time is it? I hope it’s dinner time!


All of the above examples have ten syllables per line. See if you can make up your own ten-beat lines. The rhythm is like a heartbeat: De-DUM, De-DUM, De-DUM, De-DUM, De-DUM.  You could also canter around the room to the rhythm as it is rather like the clip-clop of a horse’s footfall.


Have a look at the famous Shakespeare speech written in blank verse with ten beats below. This is an edited version of Henry V’s battle cry at Harfleur.  Count the ten syllable lines. Can you find the one line that is NOT ten syllables? 

                 Topic & PE


Topic: Continue with your Spanish Armada project


PE: Try to complete yesterday's PE with Joe Wicks session.