Writing Task: Explanation Text
This week we will be completing and editing our explanation texts Why is blood so important?
So far you have written an introduction, a section about red blood cells and a section about white blood cells.
Today we are going to write about the role of platelets.
You need to include a subheading and explain the role of platelets in detail. You may write a section something like this…
Have you ever realised that when you cut yourself a scab forms? This is where platelets come in. These tiny blood cells form clots to stop bleeding. If one of your blood vessels gets damaged, it send out signals to the platelets. These rush to the site of the damage and form a plug (clot) to stop the bleeding. A scab is formed to protect the area and allow new skin to form underneath. Pretty impressive, right?
Remember to add detail and think carefully about how to include as much information for the reader as you can.
Art: Frida Kahlo
Today we are going to be studying the self-portraits of Frida Kahlo. Did you know that 55 of the 143 known paintings by Kahlo were self-portraits? She used herself as a subject as she said ‘I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.’ Kahlo would exaggerate some of her features in her paintings. They became part of her identity and was widely recognised because of them. Read the information carefully on the slides below to find out more.
Your task is to use the guidance on the Reference Sheet attached below to sketch a self-portrait on plain paper using the correct proportions. You can use a mirror or a photograph of yourself as a reference if you would like. You can leave this as a sketched portrait or use paints to add detail and colour if you would like.
If you wish to, you can send your portraits to us by email and we will make a gallery on the website of them. See if you can guess who is who!
This day in history: 1983
The Conservative party, led by Margaret Thatcher, win a second general election.