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Mon 20th - Fri 24th April

MONDAY 20TH APRIL:

 

MATHS ACTIVITY: 'MONDAY MADNESS': FRACTIONS

Our maths lesson today is active and fun.

  1. Start by moving to this video.

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-fractions-with-joe-tracini/zmjy2sg

 

  1. Your next activity is a Motty Maths activity outside in your garden called ‘Chalk chop’! You need a piece of chalk. ‘Chop’ the things in your garden in half by drawing chalk down the middle.
  2. CHALLENGE: Can you ‘chop’ them into quarters?

 

 

LITERACY ACTIVITY: NOUN PHRASES

Our new topic is ‘INTO THE WOODS’.

This week our literacy will be based on the story ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson.

  1. If you have the book at home, read the story to yourself or you can watch this video and listen to a retelling of it.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

 

If you have lots of time you could watch the film version or you could save it for later!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo

 

     2. Write sentences using noun phrases to describe the Gruffalo.

 

Remember a noun phrase is a noun with an adjective, for example ‘knobbly knees’ (‘knobbly’ is the adjective and ‘knee’ is the noun). You could even write a noun phrase with more than one adjective, for example ‘poisonous, green wart’ (but remember you need a comma between the adjectives).

 

You could write sentences about his appearance.

The Gruffalo has purple prickles all over his back.

 

     Or you could write sentences about his personality.

     The enormous creature is not very intelligent because he was easily tricked by the tiny mouse.

 

 ** Remember full stops and capital letters**

 

CHALLENGE- Instead of saying ‘The Gruffalo’ lots of times, can you think of other nouns for him such beast or animal?

 

For extra fun, visit the Gruffalo website

                    https://www.gruffalo.com/

 

NON CORE SUBJECT ACTIVITY: SCIENCE:

WOODLAND HABITATS

The Gruffalo story is about a mythical creature but which creatures really live in the woods?

  1. Watch these clips about woodland habitats.

 

                                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLBSOKqVNcU

                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOqllKu7gs0

 

You could also look at some extra information on the woodland trust website.

 

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/animals/

 

2. Draw a picture of the woods and all of the animals and plants that live there. You need to include trees, plants, mammals, birds and insects. Think carefully where you would find all of these in the woodland habitat.

 

3. Label your drawing.

 

CHALLENGE- write any facts about the plants and animals in the woodland habitat.

 

 

Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Tables Rock Star: Please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

 

 

TUESDAY 21st APRIL

 

MATHS ACTIVITY: 'SESSION 1:  FRACTIONS

A few weeks ago, we started learning about fractions. Today we are going revise the work we did on ‘Finding a HALF of an amount’.

  1. Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below.

You need to go to ‘Week 1- lesson 3’.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

2. Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity.

 

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet by clicking on the link below and print it. If you don’t have a printer then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper and it is not a problem to skip some of the questions.

 

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CHALLENGE: DEEPER THINKING TASK

 

LITERACY ACTIVITY: CONJUNCTIONS

Our new topic is ‘INTO THE WOODS’.

  1. Can you remember any conjunctions? In Year 2, we have used…

 

because        and          if            when              so                 but                         

 

 

Today we are going to use these conjunctions to help us improve some of the sentences we thought of yesterday.

 

  1. Can you remember the story of ‘The Gruffalo’? If you can’t remind yourself by reading it again or watching the video.

                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

 

     2.Time to use your imagination. Look at a picture of the Gruffalo. Why do you think the Gruffalo has such scruffy, knobbly knees? Why is his tongue so black? What are his purple prickles for?

 

     3. Write sentences about the Gruffalo’s features and give your explanations. You must use a conjunction in every sentence.

 

The Gruffalo has purple prickles all over his back so that he can protect himself against his enemies. The beast’s tongue is so black because he has been eating lots of beetles.                                 

 

 ** Remember full stops and capital letters**

CHALLENGE- Instead of saying ‘The Gruffalo’ lots of times, can you think of other nouns for him such beast or animal?

 

For extra fun, visit the Gruffalo website

                    https://www.gruffalo.com/

 

 

NON CORE SUBJECT ACTIVITY: ART:

WOODLAND HABITATS

Have a go at making this origami fox. Origami is the art of folding paper and creating a sculpture.

NB. You don’t need orange paper as you can colour it in afterwards.

CHALLENGE: Can you adapt the design to make a badger or another woodland creature?

 

 

 

Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Tables Rock Star: Please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL:

 

Maths Activity: ‘Session 2': FRACTIONS

Today we are going revise the work we did on ‘Finding a QUARTER of an amount’.

 

  1. Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below.

You need to go to ‘Week 1- lesson 5’.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 2. Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity.

 

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet by clicking on the link below and print it. If you don’t have a printer then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper and it is not a problem to skip some of the questions.

Picture 1
Picture 2

CHALLENGE- DEEPER THINKING TASK

CHALLENGE- DEEPER THINKING TASK 1

Literacy Activity: Short Writing Task: WARNING POSTER

 

Today we are going to write a poster to warn people about going into the deep dark woods because they might see the Gruffalo! For the poster we need to use our work on noun phrases from Monday and our work on conjunctions from Tuesday. We need to let people know what the Gruffalo might do if he sees them. We need to warn people about what his different features might do to them. We need to give them ideas of what to do to escape and get away!

 

  1. Print off the sheet on the link or use your own paper.

2. Draw a picture of the Gruffalo.

3. Write sentences and tell people what the Gruffalo looks like, what he might do and how to escape.

4. Don’t forget to use noun phrases and conjunctions.

5. CHALLENGE: Can you use different words for the Gruffalo? – mythical monster, grizzly creature.

 

Here is my idea.

 

Can you spot my noun phrases? Can you spot the conjunctions I have used? Now it is your turn. Good luck! Don’t forget you could send a photo of your finished poster to the Year 2 email address. We can’t wait to read them.

  

Non Core Subject Activity: Geography

PICTURE MAPS

Can you draw a picture map of the deep dark woods where the Gruffalo lives? We need to have a map so that we can find our way through it and avoid the Gruffalo!

Your path needs to have these features…

  • a path
  • lots of trees
  • a logpile house for the snake
  • an underground house for the fox
  • a treetop house for the owl
  • a stream
  • a bridge over the stream
  • a clearing (this a part of the wood where there are no trees)
  • the Gruffalo’s cave
  • anything else you can think of

 

 

 

Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Table Rock Stars: Please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

 

 

THURSDAY 23rd APRIL:

 

Maths Activity: ‘Session 3': FRACTIONS

Today we are going revise the work we did on ‘Recognising a THIRD’.

 

  1. Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below.

You need to go to ‘Week 2- lesson 1’.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

2. Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity.

 

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet by clicking on the link below and print it. If you don’t have a printer then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper and it is not a problem to skip some of the questions.

Picture 1
Picture 2

CHALLENGE- DEEPER THINKING TASK

CHALLENGE- DEEPER THINKING TASK 1

Literacy Activity: PHONICS

Today we are going to revise some spelling patterns that we have already learned in school.

 

Resources provided by Twinkl

Complete the following activities about ay and ai and oi and oy

Non Core Subject Activity: Computing

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING SKILLS- ABSTRACTION

Abstraction is when you find the important details and get rid of the things that you do not need.

Here is an online game called ‘Barefoot Zoo’. A zookeeper needs help to identify the animals in the zoo by finding and selecting the most important facts.

 

https://barefootgames.org/abstraction?ref=https://www.barefootcomputing.org/

 

 Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Table Rock Stars: Please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

FRIDAY 24th APRIL

 

MATHS ACTIVITY: ‘FIGURE IT OUT FRIDAY’: FRACTIONS

Our maths lesson today is a problem to solve:

 

  1. Look at the image below. You can use any method you want to solve the problem.
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2. CHALLENGEIf, instead, one quarter were apples and one quarter were oranges and there were also 4 bananas, 3 pears and 3 plums how many would be apples?

3. Move to this video again!

 

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-fractions-with-joe-tracini/zmjy2sg

 

 LITERACY ACTIVITY: PICTURE COMPREHENSION

  1. Look carefully at the image below and answer the questions about it. You can print of the sheet if you want to.
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NON-CORE SUBJECT ACTIVITY: PE:

KEEP ON THE MOVE

Play this game on your own or with someone in your family. 

Picture 1

Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Tables Rock Star: Please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

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