To the Edge of the World.

To the Edge of the World

Once there was a man who was so unlucky that he had lost his house, his job and
even the shirt off his back. So he set out to find an answer to his problems.

He walked and he walked and he walked and soon he came to a rocky valley where
there was a wolf, a lean wolf, a mean wolf with fierce red eyes and sharp white
teeth

I’m trying to find an answer to why I am so unlucky and to see if there is anything
that can be done about it,’ said the man to the wolf.

‘If you find someone who can help, will you ask a question for me?’ growled the wolf.

 

Of course.’ replied the man.

Very well. Ask why I am so thin and what can be done about that?’ So the man set off
again and he walked and he walked and he walked until he came to a place where a
huge oak tree was growing.

‘I’m trying to find an answer to why I am so unlucky and to see if there is anything
that can be done about it,’ said the man to the tree.

‘If you find someone who can help will you ask a question for me?’ asked the tree in a
voice made of rock

Of course, replied the man

Very well, ask why my branches are dying and what can be done about that?’ So the
man set off again and he walked and he walked and he walked until he came to a
place where a girl was crying bitterly

I’m trying to find an answer to why I am so unlucky and to see if there is anything
that can be done about it.’ said the man to the girl.

If you find someone who can help will you ask a question for me?’ sobbed the girl

 

Of course, replied the man

Very well, ask why I am so sad and what can be done about that. So the man set of
again and he walked and he walked and he walked until he came to the very end of
the earth Clouds billowed. Rain drifted and buzzards swooped across the valley.

There he met the Undying Sun. Combing his beard with his golden comb.

Why am I so unlucky and what can be done about it? Be asked the Undying Sun
peering at him with curiosity

“There is plenty of luck just waiting for you,” chortled the Undying Sun. Nodding his
red head

So, sooner. rather than later. the unlucky man had answers to the other questions
and he set off Excited by the prospect of his good fortune. he ran and he ran and he
ran. Soon he came to the place where the girl was crying

“I’ve been promised some luck and I’m on my way to find it,” he shouted.

“I’m pleased for you. sniffed the girl, ‘but what about me? Why am I so sad?”

“That’s easy – you are sad because you are lonely,” replied the unlucky man.

“What can be done about it?” sniffed the girl.

“That’s easy – you must marry the first handsome young man who passes by and the
pair of you will live happily ever after.”

Will you marry me then?’ asked the girl. staring at him intently.

‘Sorry I’m on my way to find my luck!’ shouted the unlucky man. He ran and he ran
and he ran Soon he came to the place where the oak tree was waiting as patient as time itself.

‘I’ve been promised some luck and I’m on my way to find it,’ he shouted.

‘I’m pleased for you.’ grumbled the tree, ‘but what about me? Why are my branches
dying?

‘That’s easy-they are dying because your roots are blocked by a treasure chest and
can no longer suck up enough water’ replied the unlucky man.

‘What can be done about it?’ grumbled the tree, hopefully.

“That’s easy – you must stop the first strong young man who passes by and ask him
to dig up the treasure chest and take it away.

‘You look strong – will you dig up the chest and take it away?’ the tree asked, staring
at him intently.

‘Sorry, I’m on my way to find my luck!’ shouted the unlucky man. He ran and he ran
and he ran. Soon he came the place where the wolf was waiting, looking leaner than
ever, looking meaner than ever

‘I’ve been promised some luck and I’m on my way to find it,’ he shouted.

I’m pleased for you, growled the wolf, but what about me? Why am I so thin?’
Eyeing the man, the wolf pawed the ground.

‘That’s easy you are thin because you are hungry,’ replied the unlucky man.

‘What can be done about it?’ growled the wolf, staring at him intently.

‘That’s easy – you must stop the first fool that passes by and eat him up’.

And so he did.

1GT go to university!

1GT visited Goldsmiths for a morning packed with brilliant maths learning delivered by the university’s student teachers.  They challenged the children to use their mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills through a carousel of fun activities which ranged from Bingo to Board Games.  What was your favourite activity? Can you explain what you had to do?

 

Year 6   Home Learning 15.2.19

Due: Monday 4.3.19

Following on from the learning in class about the life cycles of living things, your task is to investigate and present the life cycles of 2 different organisms.

  1. You should choose one animal (e.g. a mammal, insect, reptile or fish) and one plant (e.g. that grows on the land or in the sea or river).

Present your work neatly, with clear explanations, drawings or printed pictures of your chosen animal and plant, and with diagrams you have drawn to support your explanation.

  1. Find out what these terms mean and give your own explanations of how they do or do not link to the life cycles of your chosen organisms:
  • genes
  • DNA
  • inherit (inheritance)
  • survival