Morgawr Home Learning

Friday 5th March – Happy St Piran’s Day AND our final day of home learning!!!

Phonics/Spelling

Year 2 – As we only have two days of home learning left, we won’t start a new phonics sound until we return to school. Instead, today I would like you to explore some phonics games to practise your reading and recognition of sounds:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

Year 3 – Spelling Shed Hive at 9.05 – I will post the code to Dojo!

 

English – I can write and edit a newspaper article.

Today we will be writing up our newspaper articles – ideally these will be typed onto my template, but do not worry if you would prefer to write yours – you can still use the template for guidance! Here is the Word document that you can type straight on to: Newspaper template

Use the toolkit below to check you have included all of the features of a news report. Also remember to edit and read through your work checking that your sentences make sense, you have used capital letters and full stops and your spelling is accurate.

 

Maths

Today, you are going to choose how to record some information, based on the learning we have completed over the last week. Here is a jungle image – can you record a tally chart showing how many of each animal there is?

Now can you turn your tally chart into either a pictogram/block diagram (Year 2s) or a pictogram/bar chart/table (Year 3s)?

Challenge: Write some questions about your chart for someone else to answer – eg. how many predators are there?

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

PSHE – Zoom call at 1.15 to chat about your return to school – any questions or worried you have, we can discuss together!

 

Topic

St Piran’s Day!

Watch this film by The Cornish Heritage Trust – the retelling of the story of St Piran: https://www.cornwallheritagetrust.org/learn/resources/st-piran-film/?fbclid=IwAR3icfsDayhrbPbW29Wm14qCokx35YDwjLlPdugim6xq2d-m2ybRMeBM-lA

Choose a Cornish activity to celebrate:


Thursday 4th March – World Book Day!

Phonics/Spelling

Year 2 – As we only have two days of home learning left, we won’t start a new phonics sound until we return to school. Instead, today I would like you to explore some phonics games to practise your reading and recognition of sounds:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

Year 3 – Thursday spelling activity – a spelled ‘ai’

 

English – I can plan my newspaper article.

Today, we will be planning our newspaper articles about the burglar-catching lion! You may want to refresh your memory by listening to the story again! Think about the 5 W’s – what, when, where, why and who! I will post a video to Dojo talking you through the planning of your report. Try to include as much detail as possible in your plan. I have attached a planning template below, if you do not have a printer, just use the headings to record your ideas.

Newspaper Plan

 

Maths

Year 2 –

6 Block diagrams worksheet

6 Block diagrams answers

Year 3 – Have a go at these ‘True or False?’ statistic problems:

Then complete the Statistics challenge paper to check your understanding of this topic:

Year 3 Statistics challenge paper

Year 3 Statistics challenge paper answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

World Book Day – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Zoom at 1.15 – bring along tea and cake, wearing a hat or costume to represent your favourite story!

 

Topic

PE – Bird workout!

Music – Out of the Ark: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ Choose a lesson!


Wednesday 3rd March

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise this week’s spellings on Spelling Shed (a spelled ‘ai’)

 

English– I can identify features of a newspaper article.

Our last piece of home learning writing is going to be a newspaper report all about the amazing crime-catching achievements of the lion in our story! We will be looking at the features of a news report today and then writing our articles over tomorrow and Friday.

Read through the example of a newspaper report below.

Newspaper article example

Can you find these features?

  • Headline
  • By-line
  • The 5 W’s – where, when, what, who, why
  • A quote from somebody involved
  • Picture and caption

The last thing I would like you to do today, is to come up with an exciting headline to grab your reader’s attention in your newspaper article. Remember, we will be breaking the news story about the lion catching the burglars. Headlines are short and snappy and often use alliteration! We can share some of our ideas tomorrow when we come to plan our newspaper articles.

 

Maths

Year 2 –

5 Interpret pictograms 2, 5, 10 worksheet

5 Interpret pictograms 2, 5, 10 answers

Year 3 –

5 Tables worksheet

5 Tables answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Spelling games

Choose 5 words from the Year 2/3 list. Choose one of the spelling games/activities from below to practice these words.

 

Topic

Geography – the distribution of species.

Choose a predator – a different one to the one you researched last week. Find out where you can find this predator in the wild? Mark these places on a printed map or you could do this digitally. Download the map below, and mark with a circle on Word where the predator is found in the wild.

World map

You may prefer to have a blank map, to colour and add labels to yourself: Blank world map

Why do you think the predator is found here?

 

PSHE – Why Mindfulness is good for us: https://cdn.lifewise.co.uk/articulate-lessons/lifewellbeing/lifewellbeing-mindfulness1v2virtual%20-%20Storyline%20output/story.html


Tuesday 2nd March

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Tuesday spelling activity – a spelled ‘ai’

 

English – I can identify and use different sentence types.

There are four types of sentence – statement, question, command and exclamation. Recap the different sentence types by watching these short videos on BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg3bsk7

Can you sort these sentences linked to the story according to their sentence type?

How to Hide a Lion sentences

Then can you write your own example of a statement, a question, a command and an exclamation sentence? Challenge yourself to write a longer sentence with description and conjunctions! Remember to use the correct punctuation – full stops, exclamation marks and question marks!

Use this poster to help remind you of the different sentence types if needed! Sentence types poster

 

Maths

Year 2 –

4 Draw pictograms 2, 5, 10 worksheet

4 Draw pictograms 2, 5, 10 answers

Year 3 –

4 Bar charts worksheet

4 Bar charts answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Reading comprehension

Year 2 Reading comprehension 2

Year 3 Reading comprehension 2

 

Topic

Art – predator sketching.

Choose a picture of a predator to copy. It can be of the whole predator or just a head! Today you can only use a pencil for your art – no colours! Use the pencil to carefully sketch the outline of your predator – then think about how you can use shading to represent the different colours and textures of your predator. What happens when you press harder/lighter with the pencil? How can you show shadows and light?

Here are some examples of predator sketching:


Monday 1st March

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise your new words on Spelling Shed (a spelled ‘ai’)

 

English – I can respond to questions about a story.

This week we are focusing on a short story – How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens. Before you listen to me reading the story, discuss, using the front cover and title:

What do you think this story will be about?

What might happen?

Do you think it will have a happy ending?

Listen to the story and then complete the questions linked to this text. How to Hide a Lion questions

Please try to write in full sentences and expand your answers as much as you possibly can. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, just write the question number and your response!

You can also complete an AR quiz on this book to further test your understanding: Quiz number 224232.

 

Maths

Year 2 –

3 Interpret pictograms 1-1 worksheet

3 Interpret pictograms 1-1 answers

Year 3 –

3 Interpret pictograms 2, 5, 10 worksheet

3 Interpret pictograms 2, 5, 10 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Handwriting – practice writing three (Year 2s)/five (Year 3s) of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

 

Topic

Science – Food chains and food webs

Year 2 – Watch this video all about food chains:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-the-food-chain/zbr8d6f#:~:text=All%20living%20things%20need%20energy,own%20food%2C%20usually%20a%20plant.

Year 3 – Watch this video about food chains and food webs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2–ks3-food-chains-and-food-webs-in-animals/zn7g92p

Can you make your own food chain/food web representation? Here are some fun ways to present your food chain/web:

Here is a fun game to test your understanding of food chains:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/z93vdxs

 


 

Friday 26th February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Spelling Shed Hive at 9.05 – I will post the code on Dojo at 9!

 

English – I can write a predator haiku.

A haiku is a short, Japanese poem consisting of 3 lines. The poem follows a strict syllable pattern:

Line 1 – 5 syllables

Line 2 – 7 syllables

Line 3 – 5 syllables

This video gives a bit more information on haikus and explains syllables: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb6RC0zB_-4

We are going to write haikus about predators – you could do the predator you have researched this week, or choose another one. I would start by jotting down some words that describe your chosen predator – think appearance, movement, sounds. You can use similes, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, alliteration! You can then turn these into short, poetic sentences – just make sure you follow the haiku syllable rule. I have added some examples below to give you some inspiration! You can write more than one haiku if you like and you can add illustrations!

If you are feeling brave, we will share our haikus during our Zoom call this afternoon!

 

Maths

Year 2 –

2 Draw pictograms 1-1 worksheet

2 Draw pictograms 1-1 answers

Year 3 –

2 Draw pictograms 2, 5, 10 worksheet

2 Draw pictograms 2, 5, 10 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Topic

PSHE – Live, laugh, learn in lockdown – https://cdn.lifewise.co.uk/articulate-lessons/lifewellbeing/lifewellbeing-livelaughandlearninlockdown1v7virtual%20-%20Storyline%20output/story.html

I know the end of lockdown is in sight but this is nice to reflect on!

 

Finish your week with some mindfulness – YOGA! Cosmic Kids – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

OR Yoga with Adriene if you want something a little more grown up – https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene 


Thursday 25th February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Thursday spelling activity – challenge words

 

English – I can write an informative leaflet.

We are carrying on with our predator information leaflets today. You will be writing your last two sections, adding some fun facts and more pictures. When you have completed your leaflet, read through and check for the usual punctuation, spelling and that your sentences make sense, then use the toolkit below to ensure you have included all of the features of leaflet writing. I am looking forward to seeing your finished leaflets!

 

Maths

We are starting a new, short Statistics topic today, that will take us up to our return to school!

We are all doing the same lesson today for a change – Tally charts:

1 Make tally charts worksheet

1 Make tally charts answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Handwriting

Check out the cursive handwriting videos on the school website. Practise your letter formation and focus on any letters you find particularly tricky! http://www.kennall-vale.cornwall.sch.uk/kvs-continuous-cursive-videos/

 

Topic

PE – To fit in with our Predator topic, I have found a Sea Animal Workout! Have a go at this:

 

Music – Listen to (all of or just a part) ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L993HNAa8M

This piece of music describes different animals. You could listen to it and see if you can guess the animals the music is trying to describe. There is also a PowerPoint with discussion and questions that goes through this piece, if you would like to use it – The Carnival of the Animals

If you are feeling up to it, could you create a piece of music to describe an animal!?


Wednesday 24th February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise this week’s spellings on Spelling Shed (challenge words)

 

English – I can write a informative leaflet.

Over today and tomorrow’s English, you will be writing a leaflet full of information about your chosen predator! In your printed packs, there are some leaflet templates with predator skin on them – you can use one of these if you like, or you can simply fold a piece of A4 paper into three sections, like a leaflet! Here are the leaflet templates if you wish to print them at home! Predator leaflet template (I’d suggest cutting off the text around it!)

Today, I would like you to focus on these parts of your leaflet: your main title, the front page picture and two of the factual sections that you researched yesterday – you can choose which order to do these in! Remember your subtitles and remember to write in full sentences. I will upload a Dojo video to talk you through this in the morning.

 

Maths

Year 2 –

29 Find change worksheet

29 Find change answers

Year 3 – you have completed the Money unit! You have two choices today, you can either have a go at two-step problems (see below) OR you can have a go at the Money challenge paper to test your understanding of this unit –

Year 3 Money challenge paper

Year 3 Money challenge paper answers

You can do both if you fancy a challenge!!

30 Two-step problems worksheet

30 Two-step problems answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Spelling games

Choose 5 words from the Year 2/3 list. Choose one of the spelling games/activities from below to practice these words.

 

Topic

History/Science – Evolution (slight change from the timetable – we will do the Geography next week!)

What is evolution? Work through the videos and activities on BBC Bitesize and find out all about the evolution of species and Charles Darwin’s theory! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/z9qs4qt

If you would like to find out more or do some more fun activities exploring evolution you can explore the unit on Espresso: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item321128/grade2/index.html

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Tuesday 23rd February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Tuesday spelling activity – challenge words

 

English – I can research information for my leaflet.

Choose your predator! It could be a lion, a great white shark, a fox, an owl, a spider or any predator you are interested in! Today we are going to use the internet to select information to use in our leaflets. You can use the template below to lay out your work, or just use the headings and record your information underneath. Remember, when researching, you do not need to write in full sentences – just get the main points down!

Leaflet planning

 

Maths

Year 2 –

28 Find the difference worksheet

28 Find the difference answers

Year 3 –

29 Give change worksheet

29 Give change answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Reading comprehension

Year 2 Reading comprehension 1

Year 3 Reading comprehension 1

 

Topic

Art – Predator collages.

Choose a predator – it could be the same one as you are writing about, or a completely different one. Draw a simple outline – you could print one out if you like. Fill your template with collage materials – coloured paper, newspaper, foil, tissue paper. If you do not have lots of paper/resources, you could just colour or paint your predator!

Here are some examples to inspire you:

 


Monday 22nd February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise your new words on Spelling Shed (Challenge words)

 

English – I can identify the key features of a leaflet.

This week, we will be making leaflets all about our favourite predators! Today, I would like you to familiarise yourselves with leaflets, why they are used and what sort of writing features you will need to include in your own leaflets!

Discuss:

What is a leaflet? What are leaflets used for? Who might write a leaflet? Who might read a leaflet? Where have you used or seen leaflets? Are they fiction or non-fiction texts?

In my animal leaflet, attached below, can you find these writing features?

  • Main title
  • Subtitles/sub headings
  • Laid out in short sections
  • Factual information
  • Pictures
  • Fun facts

Hedgehog leaflet example

 

Maths

Year 2 –

27 Find the total worksheet

27 Find the total answers

Year 3 –

28 Subtract money worksheet

28 Subtract money answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Handwriting  – Practise your cursive letter formation using one of the handwriting sheets in your printed packs. Attached below if you are printing from home! Children, take extra care with ascenders and descenders!

Handwriting Pack Digital (1)

 

Topic

Science – Predators vocabulary bookmarks!

I would like you to make a Scientific bookmark today, including words that we will come across over the next couple of weeks! Can you research their meaning and present them as a bookmark? Short, simple definitions are best! You can add pictures, borders, decorations or 3D paper animals to make your bookmark look pretty!

These are the words I would like you to research and find the definitions of: predator, prey, omnivore, herbivore, carnivore, producer, consumer.

Here is a bookmark template if you would like to use it, (Bookmark templates)  but you could just fold a piece of A4 paper in half lengthways!

Here are some very creative animal bookmark ideas if you fancy jazzing yours up:

 


Friday 12th February

Phonics/Spelling 

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Spelling Shed Hive at 9.05 – I will post the code to Dojo at 9!

 

English – I can edit and illustrate my story.

Please read through your story today and use the Editing Stations guide attached below to edit your work using a coloured pencil or pen. You can now add illustrations for each part of the story. Finally, give yourselves a pat on the back; you have all worked so hard this week writing your own versions of The Tin Forest – well done!

Editing stations

 

Maths

Year 2 –

26 Compare money worksheet

26 Compare money answers

Year 3 –

27 Add money worksheet

27 Add money answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Topic

REWARD AFTERNOON! It is the last day of a very challenging and different half term – in school we usually work towards a class reward by earning marbles! I think, collectively, you have all done more than enough to have earnt all our marbles and to have a reward afternoon! In school, we often have a PJ party with movies and popcorn, or extra outdoor play using the wheels. Children, you decide! You might want to do some Draw with Rob or baking, you might want to play a family board game or spend some time outside on your bike. Whatever you do, have a lovely afternoon!

 


Thursday 11th February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Thursday spelling activity – suffixes beginning with vowel letters, doubling

 

English – I can write the ending of my story.

Remember to leave a space after your middle for your illustrations! Today, we are writing the ending of our stories. Again, we will follow the basic structure of The Tin Forest, changing parts to fit our story. The ending is where the dream comes true, so there is a lot of description involved. As before, do not feel you have to follow the structure strictly.

Here is my ending:

 

Maths

Year 2 –

25 Make the same amount worksheet

25 Make the same amount answers

Year 3 –

26 Convert pounds and pence worksheet

26 Convert pounds and pence answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts! Mathsframe and MathsShed are also great, fun ways to practise your maths skills!

 

Handwriting – practice writing three (Year 2s)/five (Year 3s) of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

 

Topic

PE – Set up an obstacle course in your garden! Can you time yourself completing it? Try to include a mixture of skills – running, jumping, throwing etc!

OR Choose a Joe Wickes workout from this week! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Music – Explore the ‘Sing Up’ home learning activities – https://www.singup.org/singupathome

 


Wednesday 10th February

Phonics/Spelling

The last lesson of this sound/spelling pattern. Please do a spelling test at the end if possible!

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise this week’s words on SpellingShed

 

English – I can write the middle of my story.

Leave a space under your opening for your illustrations! Today, we are writing the middle of the story – we will follow a similar format to yesterday where we change the parts. This section is the longest bit and needs more adjustments – I will upload my example and a video to support this. Remember, you do not have to follow the structure strictly!

Here is my example:

 

Maths

Year 2 –

24 Select money worksheet

24 Select money answers

Year 3 – You have finished fractions – YAY!

25 Pounds and pence worksheet

25 Pounds and pence answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Spelling games

Choose 5 words from the Year 2/3 list. Choose one of the spelling games/activities from below to practice these words.

 

Topic

Design Technology – Spinners!

Make simple spinners from cardboard discs with a cocktail stick or pencil pushed through their centres. Explore different materials to improve the spinners and trial them on different surfaces. Does the surface affect how long they spin? Which material produced the best spinner?


Tuesday 9th February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore phonics group

Year 3 – Tuesday spelling activity – suffixes beginning with vowel letters, doubling

 

English – I can write the opening of my story.

Today, we are writing the opening of our story – introducing the setting and the main character. The example I am going to show you will carefully follow the structure of The Tin Forest, to keep things simple, but if you would like to add in your own phrases and storytelling quirkiness along the way, then please do! Use the text below to form your opening, you will need to change the red words to fit your story (but like I said, you do not have to follow it strictly if you want to put your own stamp on your story!):

 

Remember to include powerful adjectives and verbs. Here is my story opening as an example:

 

Maths

Year 2:

23 Count money – notes and coins worksheet

23 Count money – notes and coins answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 2 – Subtract fractions’

24 Subtract fractions worksheet

24 Subtract fractions answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Reading Comprehension

Year 2 reading comprehension 5

Year 3 reading comprehension 5

 

Topic

Computing – Safer Internet Day 2021 – It is very important that you know how to stay safe online! Can you discuss this with your parents – how can you be safe? What do you do if you are unsure of something online? Who can you talk to if you are worried about something online? What do you know about passwords and giving out personal information online?

 

RE – It is Chinese New Year on Friday! Can you find out all about this celebration or make something to celebrate it?!

 


Monday 8th February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise your new words on Spelling Shed (suffixes beginning with a vowel, doubling)

 

English – I can plan my version of The Tin Forest.

This week you are going to write your own story, based on The Tin Forest. We will break this up across the week so please do not try and finish it in one day! Today, we are planning and thinking about the parts of the story we are going to change – the setting, the character, the dream and what the ‘forest’ turns into. I will upload a video in the morning talking you through this. I think it would also be nice to try and have a class discussion about our ideas, so I’m going to do a Zoom call at 10.oo so that we can share and discuss our plans so far – just like we would in school! If you would like to listen to everyone’s ideas first and then complete your own plan, that is okay!

Below is a planning template – again if you do not have a printer, don’t worry – just use the headings as a guide!

Planning template

You may want to refer to The Tin Forest text: The_Tin_Forest (1)

 

Maths

Year 2:

22 Count money – pounds worksheet

22 Count money – pounds answers

 

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 1 – Add fractions’

23 Add fractions worksheet

23 Add fractions answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Handwriting  – Practise your cursive letter formation using one of the handwriting sheets in your printed packs. Attached below if you are printing from home! Children, take extra care with ascenders and descenders!

Handwriting Pack Digital (1)

 

Topic

Science – Odd One Out! Which is the odd one out in each set of pictures? Can you explain why? Can you think of more than one answer? Is your answer different to someone else in your family? (Click on the images to make them bigger and clearer)

 

Mindfulness – Have a go at a Cosmic Yoga session: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

OR a guided meditation – Search for New Horizon – Meditation & Sleep Stories for Children on Youtube!


Friday 5th February – INTEREST DAY!

Today is a day for YOU! What will you spend your day doing? As a family, choose something you love or are interested in! I am going to do some cooking for my family and take my furry friend for a nice walk!

I have listed some ideas below linked to different topics/interests, but today it is totally up to you! I would love to see what you all get up to – I will share some pictures of my day with you too!

Year 3s, we can still do your weekly Hive and we will still have our whole class Zoom call at 1.15, but if these things interrupt your plans for the day, then don’t feel obliged to attend! If you would like to dress up for our Zoom call – as something/someone that interests or inspires you, please do! Princesses, scientists, film/book stars, sport stars, armed forces etc!

 

Nature:

*Virtual Zoo Day at Chester Zoo – https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo-2/ 

*RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

*National Marine Aquarium Home Learning Sessions – https://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/learning-at-the-aquarium/home-learning-sessions/

*Make a bug hotel or a bird feeder

 

Cooking/Baking

*Cook breakfast/lunch/dinner for your family – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking-recipes

*Bake a cake/cupcakes

*Host your own family Come Dine With Me or Bake Off!

 

Sport

*Bike riding – go for a long bike ride or practise learning to ride your bike!

*Learn or choreograph your own dance routine

*Do some yoga

*Make your own game – https://www.facebook.com/walk.n.talk/posts/10158441786486209

 

Mindfulness

*Go for a long walk. Stop somewhere peaceful and be silent for 2 minutes – what can you see, hear, touch, smell?

*Listen to some music whilst doing colouring

*Get cosy and read a book

*Go on a scavenger hunt – https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g32050844/scavenger-hunt-ideas-for-kids/

 

Craft

*Learn how to knit/crochet or sew

*Make a sock teddy – https://www.icreativeideas.com/how-to-diy-adorable-sock-teddy-bear/

*Make a picture with natural resources – sticks, stones, leaves etc.

*Draw with Rob – http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

STEM

*Have fun with a Science experiment at home – https://schoolprintworld.co.uk/2020/04/09/at-home-science-experiments-for-primary-school-aged-children/?fbclid=IwAR124IpsNJ3J8ygtA0wPws8DCU0m835WrNyX9SUxfllmgpd_67BAB5cOIDs

*Try a Science week STEM activity – https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/4111/british-science-week-primary-activity-packs

*Challenge yourself to a maths investigation – https://nrich.maths.org/9085

 

History/Geography

*Draw a family tree

*Create a map of your house and garden

*Interview your parents/grandparents on Zoom about their memories from their childhood

 

Writing

*Write a poem – it could be about the seasons, a place, an animal, a person. Add illustrations!

*Make a comic strip story

*Write a short story

*Have a go at calligraphy

 

Whatever you choose to do, have fun and please remember to send me pictures on Dojo!


Thursday 4th February

If you haven’t already, please quiz on The Tin Forest on AR, Quiz number: 400018

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Thursday spelling activity suffixes beginning with vowels

 

English – I can write and present a short news report.

Today I would like you to imagine you are a television news reporter! Your job is to deliver a short ‘breaking news’ bulletin, telling people about the discovery of The Tin Forest!

News reports are often quite brief but cover the ‘5 W’s’: What? Where? When? Who? Why?

Write your news report out using full sentences and, if you are feeling brave, record yourself presenting your news report! I have uploaded my own example below, linking to the story of The Iron Man!

 

Maths

Year 2 – You are starting a new unit on money! Any practical practise you can do with real coins at home would be great!

21 Count money – pence worksheet

21 Count money – pence answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 4 – Order fractions’

22 Order fractions worksheet

22 Order fractions answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Handwriting – practice writing three (Year 2s)/five (Year 3s) of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

 

World Mental Health Week – Daily Zoom call at 1.15. Today I would like you to write a ‘What Am I?’ riddle about an animal for the rest of the class to guess! Here is an example: ‘I am the largest land mammal. I am grey. I have tusks. What am I?’ If you have a fancy hat/piece of headwear you can wear it today!

 

Topic

PE – Choose a Joe Wickes workout from this week! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Music – Have a go at one of the Out of the Ark Music @ Home lessons: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/


Wednesday 3rd February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise your spellings on SpellingShed (suffixes beginning with vowel letters)

 

English – I can sequence the events of a story.

Listen to The Tin Forest in full:

Did it turn out the way you thought it would? Did you like the story? Did you like the illustrations?

Today, I would like you to create a storyboard of the main parts of the story. Here is a PowerPoint of the story, I think this will be easier for you to refer to than my video: The_Tin_Forest (1)

I have uploaded a storyboard template below, but if you do not have a printer, you can simply split a blank page into 6 boxes to create your own storyboard! Please draw a picture for each part of the story and write a sentence below it, in your own words. Year 2s, a short simple sentence is fine, but you can also challenge yourself with the Year 3 target. Year 3s, I would like you to try to expand your sentences with conjunctions (so, because, but, if) and add extra detail! Again, I will post a video in the morning to show you an example! I have also added some pictures below to help you sequence the main parts of the story!

Storyboard template

My example from the video:

Maths

Year 2 – This is your last fraction lesson! You have two options here, you can either complete a mini challenge paper to test your understanding of fractions:

Year 2 Fractions challenge paper

Year 2 Fractions challenge paper answers

OR you can have a go at some problem solving involving fractions: (You could even do both if you are up for a real challenge!)

20 Problem solving with fractions worksheet

20 Problem solving with fractions answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 3 – Compare fractions’

21 Compare fractions worksheet

21 Compare fractions answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Spelling games

Choose 5 words from the Year 2/3 list. Choose one of the spelling games/activities from below to practice these words.

 

World Mental Health Week – Daily Zoom call at 1.15 – PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVOURITE TEDDY AND A PIECE OF PAPER AND PENCIL!

 

Topic

Art – Foil embossing OR Tin Forests!

Have a go at foil embossing: https://thinkplaycreate.org/blog/diy-foil-embossing/

OR you could have a go at building your own Tin Forest! You can use different recycling materials, tin foil etc!

If you do not have the materials for this please do not worry, children could do a drawing or painting of their own Tin Forest, thinking about the animals, plants and trees that fill their forests!

 

 


Tuesday 2nd February

Phonics/Spelling

The last lesson of this sound/spelling pattern. Please do a spelling test at the end if possible!

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Tuesday spelling activity suffixes beginning with vowel letters

 

English – I can write a description of the old man’s dream.

Listen to the next part of the story (posted on Dojo in the morning), here is the text for you to refer to: “In the house lived an old man. Every day he tried to tidy away the rubbish, sifting and sorting, burning and burying. And every night the old man dreamed.”

Discuss: What is the old man’s dream?

Draw: Draw what you think the old man is dreaming about. Think about where he lives and what may make it better.

Describe: Write a paragraph to describe his dream. Try to include adjectives, similes, alliteration, adverbs and verbs!

I will explain this further in my video and here is my edited example:

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 2 – Count in fractions’

19 Count in fractions worksheet

19 Count in fractions answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions (3)

20 Equivalent fractions 3 worksheet

20 Equivalent fractions 3 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Reading Comprehension

Year 2 reading comprehension 4

Year 3 reading comprehension 4

 

World Mental Health Week – Daily Zoom call at 1.15 – PLEASE WEAR ODD SOCKS! And think about something which makes you happy – it could be a thing, a person, an activity!

 

Topic

PSHE – Growth mindset.

This is a resource we use in school, that has recently developed a remote learning plan. Please let me know how you and the children find this! I thought it would link in well with Mental Health Week.

https://cdn.lifewise.co.uk/articulate-lessons/lifewellbeing/lifewellbeing-growthmindset1v2virtual%20-%20Storyline%20output/story.html


Monday 1st February

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise your new spellings on SpellingShed (suffixes beginning with vowel letters)

 

English – I can use the author’s words to visualise a scene. I can write questions based on a text.

We are starting a new book today! The first activity I would like you to do is to listen to me reading the first page. This is the text for you to refer to: “There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted. Right in the middle was a small house, with small windows, that looked out on other people’s rubbish and bad weather.”

Can you visualise what this place looks like? Use the author’s words to draw the scene in as much detail as you can. I will post a picture from the book later today so that you can compare your scene to the one from the book!

The second activity I would like you to do is to write some questions that you would want to ask the person who lives in this house. Try to use open-ended questions and not ones that require a yes/no answer. Remember to start your questions with a capital letter and end them with a question mark!

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 1 – Find three quarters’

18 Find three quarters worksheet

18 Find three quarters answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to ‘Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 1 – Equivalent fractions (2)

19 Equivalent fractions 2 worksheet

19 Equivalent fractions 2 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Handwriting  – Practise your cursive letter formation using one of the handwriting sheets in your printed packs. Attached below if you are printing from home! Children, take extra care with ascenders and descenders!

Handwriting Pack Digital (1)

 

World Mental Health Week – Daily Zoom call at 1.15

 

Topic

Science Experiment – Are all metals magnetic?

You can use a fridge magnet for this if you don’t happen to have a proper magnet lying around! Test to see if all the types of metal in your house are magnetic. You can predict and record your results! Why are some metals magnetic and others not?

Espresso has a great unit all about exploring magnets, with videos, games and ideas for further investigations: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video_index/item296470/grade2/index.html

Username: student3388    Password: kennal

There is also a great video, quiz and game on BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/articles/zw889qt

 


Friday 29th January

If you haven’t already, remember to quiz on the Iron Man on AR! Quiz number: 201426

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – SpellingShed HIVE at 9.05. Keep an eye on Dojo for the code at 9!

 

English  – I can publish and perform my shape poem.

Today you will be writing up your shape poem – a poem which follows a shape! In your printed packs you will find an outline of the Iron Man (Shape poem template) If you would prefer to draw your own outline instead, that is absolutely fine, but it will need to link to The Iron Man! You will need to think carefully about the size of your handwriting with this activity. If you run out of room, you could always double up around the outline – watch out for a video on Dojo in the morning of me talking through how to lay out your poem! Here is my example and the checklist to make sure you have included everything.

My idea is that, during our Zoom call in the afternoon, you can perform your poem to the rest of the class, but only if you wish! I would love to see you performing your poems either way, so if you would prefer to just send me a video or audio recording on Dojo, that is absolutely fine! When you are performing your poem, think carefully about your tone of voice, expression and any sound effects or movements that could accompany your reading of the poem!

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 5 – Equivalence of one half and two quarters

17 Equivalence of half and two quarters worksheet

17 Equivalence of half and two quarters answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 5 – Equivalent fractions (1)

18 Equivalent fractions 1 worksheet

18 Equivalent fractions 1 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Happy News!

Watch or read about some Happy News. CBBC Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50434875  – OR First News Articles (a bit outdated but still happy!): https://live.firstnews.co.uk/positivity-place/happy-news/

 

ZOOM CALL – Remember our Zoom Call at 1.30 to share our poems and say hello to each other!

 

Topic

Computing – Continue with the Coding Unit on Espresso!

https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Username: student3388 Password: kennal

 


Thursday 28th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Thursday spelling activity mis-

 

English – I can plan and draft my shape poem.

Today we are going to turn your ideas from yesterday into sentences to use in your poem. I will post a video explaining how you could go about doing this to Dojo in the morning. Write the first draft of your poem down and get your parents (or me!) to check your spellings. We will form them into a shape poem tomorrow!

Here are some of the other children’s ideas to magpie. And my example from the video (I added in commas to the end of each line and capital letters, Dojo has an 8 minute limit so had to speed through!) I have also now realised I didn’t include an adverb! Hopefully you can do a better job of getting in all of the points of the checklist!🙈

Here is a toolkit to remind you of what to include:

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 4 – Non-unit fractions

16 Non-unit fractions worksheet

16 Non-unit fractions answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 4 – Fractions of a set of objects (3)

17 Fractions of a set of objects 3 worksheet

17 Fractions of a set of objects 3 answers

*This lesson is very word problem based and will require a secure understanding of finding fractions of numbers! I would suggest, that if you feel your child needs more practise with finding fractions of amounts, then they continue to practise using physical resources (like in my video!) and recap the learning from the last two lessons. Below, I have attached a list of different fractions questions so that you don’t have to worry about thinking up your own!

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Handwriting  – Practise your cursive letter formation using one of the handwriting sheets in your printed packs. Attached below if you are printing from home! Children, take extra care with ascenders and descenders!

Handwriting Pack Digital (1)

 

Topic

PE – Choose a Joe Wickes workout from this week! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Music – Choose an activity from the music grid (you can do more than one if you like)! These have been sent to me by our Music teacher from Penryn College, Mrs McClean!

 


Wednesday 27th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise this week’s words on the SpellingShed app (mis- prefix)

 

English – I can generate ideas to use in my poem.

Over the next two days we are going to plan, write and perform our own poems based on The Iron Man. Today is going to be all about generating ideas, words and phrases that we can use in our writing. I would like you to think about the appearance and movement of the Iron Man, using powerful adjectives, similes, metaphors, verbs and adverbs. I have attached a table below which will give you some idea as to how to lay out your ideas. I have also given some examples to get you started! Remember, you do not need to form full sentences and verses today, we will do that tomorrow! Today just gives you a chance to get down as many brilliant words and phrases about The Iron Man as possible! Use the pictures, what you have heard in the story so far, the poem and even videos to inspire you! There is a trailer on YouTube that has some clips of ‘The Iron Giant’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doSJxiYp9yo

Poetry planning (if the picture is blurry for you!)

Challenge: Can you think of any words/phrase that could rhyme with each other!? You can use words from the poem we studied on Monday to get you started!

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 3 – Unit fractions

15 Unit fractions worksheet

15 Unit fractions answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 3 – Fractions of a set of objects (2)

16 Fractions of a set of objects 2 worksheet

16 Fractions of a set of objects 2 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Spelling games

Choose 5 words from the Year 2/3 list. Choose one of the spelling games/activities from below to practice these words.

 

Topic

Art – The Iron Man!

Can you create a piece of art based on The Iron Man? It can be anything you like – a sculpture, drawing, painting, made out of natural resources in the garden or junk modelling, lego, a collage! Whatever you like! I have attached some ideas below if you aren’t sure where to begin! I am really looking forward to seeing these!


Tuesday 26th January

Phonics/Spelling

The last lesson of this sound/spelling pattern. Please do a spelling test at the end if possible!

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Tuesday spelling activity mis-

 

English  – Blackout poetry

Today I would like you to think really carefully about the words you like in the poem The Coming of the Iron Man. We are going to take these words and create a ‘Blackout Poem’ a little bit like the ones below: Blackout poetry inspiration

You will need a printed copy of them poem (in resource packs – the copy that DOES NOT have the image on it): Blackout Poetry

  1. Draw a box around some words or phrases in the poem that you particularly like – eg ‘crablike hands’. Be careful not to draw over the chosen words! I would choose between 6 and 12 words or phrases. These do not have to read together to form a sentence, but children may wish to do this as a challenge to themselves (a bit like example 1 and 4 above)
  2. Blackout the rest of the poem so that only your chosen words are visible. You can use paint, pencils, pens, pastels, charcoal, crayons, whatever you have handy! It is up to you how you do this – you could have a totally black background (like example 1), you may want to create some shapes linked to the Iron Man (like example 2) or you could create an image as the background (like example 3 and 4) – just remember NOT to colour or paint over your chosen words!

I hope you enjoy this activity!

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 2 – Find a third

14 Find a third worksheet

14 Find a third answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 2 – Fractions of a set of objects (1)

15 Fractions of a set of objects 1 worksheet

15 Fractions of a set of objects 1 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Reading comprehension

Year 2 reading comprehension 3          Year 3 reading comprehension 3

 

Topic

PSHE – Recycling and the Environment

Which types of metals can be recycled? What happens to metals when they are recycled? Why is it so important that we recycle?

You could make a colourful poster  with pictures to answer these questions, or even a PowerPoint! You might like to record your answers in sentences or over a video!


Monday 25th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise your new spellings on Spelling Shed (mis- prefix)

 

English – I can read and discuss a poem.

Read the poem The Coming of The Iron Man by Brenda Williams. (This is attached below but also in the printed packs) The Coming of The Iron Man

Discuss (children may wish to record their responses in writing):

Do you like this poem? Why? What do you like/dislike about it?

Can you identify all of the rhyming words?

Can you find any adjectives the poet has used? Which is your favourite and why?

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 1 – Recognise a third

13 Recognise a third worksheet

13 Recognise a third answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 2, Lesson 1 – Fractions on a numberline

14 Fractions on a numberline worksheet

14 Fractions on a numberline answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Handwriting – practice writing three (Year 2s)/five (Year 3s) of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

 

Topic

Science Experiment – Fantastic Forces Toy Car Experiment!

Find out all about friction by testing how fast a toy car moves on different surfaces! This page talks through the experiment and how to make it a fair test:

https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/friction-racing

Remember to make predictions first! You could measure how far the car travels on different surfaces and record your results in a table.

If you do not have the resources required for this experiment, children can watch this video, which discusses friction and tests different materials (very American but quite entertaining!):

 


Friday 22nd January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Spelling Shed Hive at 9.05. I will post the code on Dojo at 9!

 

English – Predictions

If you have missed the end of Chapter 2, please catch up with the videos on Dojo (alternately you can read it yourself: The Iron Man text))! We are thinking about what might happen in the next chapter:

Chapter 3: What’s to be done with the Iron Man?

What do you think should be done with the Iron Man who is currently in the stupendous hole?

Write down your prediction and try to explain why using ‘because’. Use this sentence structure to help you:

I think the Iron Man should be… because…

CHALLENGE: You could record more than one idea. What would the farmers want done with the Iron Man? What about Hogarth? Can you use evidence from the story so far to back up your ideas?

Watch out for me reading Chapter 3 later to compare your predictions with what actually happens in the story!

 

*ZOOM CALL AT 10.30 – I will post a link in the morning!*

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 5 – Find a quarter

12 Find a quarter worksheet

12 Find a quarter answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 5 – Tenths as decimals

13 Tenths as decimals worksheet

13 Tenths as decimals answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Happy News!

Watch or read about some Happy News. CBBC Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50434875  – OR First News Articles (a bit outdated but still happy!): https://live.firstnews.co.uk/positivity-place/happy-news/

 

Topic

Computing – Continue with the Coding Unit on Espresso!

https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Username: student3388 Password: kennal

 


Thursday 21st January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Thursday spelling activity dis-

 

English  – direct speech and inverted commas

Watch the video at the top of this page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h       You can try the activity and quiz at the end to test your knowledge!

Today we are going to learn how to use inverted commas correctly. I will upload a video to Dojo in the morning talking you through the rules and showing you an example of the work I would like you to complete.

Convert this text message into direct speech between Hogarth and his Dad (see my example on Dojo):

Remember the key rules:

  • New speaker, new line
  • Punctuation goes within inverted commas
  • Inverted commas ‘hold’ the words that are being spoken
  • You will need a reporting line: eg. “Help!” shouted Hogarth.

CHALLENGE: Can you continue the dialogue between Hogarth and his Dad? What would they say to each other next? Remember to keep punctuating the speech correctly!

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 4 – Recognise a quarter

11 Recognise a quarter worksheet

11 Recognise a quarter answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 4 – Count in tenths

12 Count in tenths worksheet

12 Count in tenths answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Handwriting – practice writing three (Year 2s)/five (Year 3s) of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

 

Topic

PE – Choose a Joe Wickes workout from this week! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Music – Metal Bands! Watch this video – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011myhh  How many household items can you spot that the band use as instruments? How many metal instruments can you see? What sort of sounds do they make?

Have a go at creating your own Metal Band using items from around your house! You can use pots, pans, tins, dustbin lids, old pipes, cutlery etc.! If you can, please record your musical performances, I would LOVE to see/hear them!


Wednesday 20th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practise this week’s words on SpellingShed (dis- prefix)

 

English – writing from the Iron Man’s point of view

Listen to the first chapter again (scroll down to Monday’s learning for video), focusing on the part where the Iron Man rebuilds himself. (Text version if you would prefer to read it yourself: The Iron Man text)

Your task today is to rewrite a short section of the story as if YOU are the Iron Man. I have done an example of the first stage of the rebuilding: Iron Man point of view PDF (if your photo looks a little blurry!) I have taken the original text and used it to build my story as if the Iron Man is telling it.

I would like you to rewrite the next stage of rebuilding from the point of view of the Iron Man. The text is below, use this to build your writing, just like I have done in the example. Remember to use first person (I, me, us, we) and try to vary your sentence starters (DO NOT start with ‘Then’ every time!) It is good practise to discuss your sentences verbally first before writing down your ideas!

CHALLENGE: Can you include varying lengths of sentences – short sentences for dramatic affect as well as some expanded sentences with conjunctions (because, but, so if)?

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 3 – Find a half

10 Find a half worksheet

10 Find a half answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 3 – Tenths

11 Tenths worksheet

11 Tenths answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Spelling games

Choose 5 words from the Year 2/3 list. Choose one of the spelling games/activities from below to practice these words.

 

Topic

Art and Design – Geevor Tin Mine Competition! Geevor are running a fabulous competition that links in well with our Metals topic:

If you have access to Facebook, this link has lots of ideas from other children in the comments: https://www.facebook.com/Geevor-Tin-Mine-Museum-47280110179/

If you do not have Facebook, I am happy to send pictures on your behalf! Be as creative as you like with this, it is a very open design brief and you can interpret it in whatever way you like! Please also upload your art to Dojo, as I would love to see it! This competition is running until Jan 27th, so there’s no rush to finish it this afternoon!


Tuesday 19th January

Phonics/Spelling

The last lesson of this sound/spelling pattern. Please do a spelling test at the end if possible!

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Tuesday spelling activity dis- prefix

 

English – story openers

Discuss: What makes a good story opener?

I would like you to complete the table attached below. Depending on writing ability, it may be that you just complete one or two of these. You may also choose to discuss them verbally and record your children’s responses.

Story openers table

Read the story openings given –

1. Does it make you want to read on? Why?

2. What questions does it make you ask about the story?

3. What makes it a good opening? Think about writing techniques – does it create tension, use repetition, use powerful words, ask a question?

CHALLENGE: Find some of your favourite books in your house and judge their openings!

 

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 2 – Recognise a half

9 Recognise a half worksheet

9 Recognise a half answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 2 – Making the whole

10 Making the whole worksheet

10 Making the whole answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Reading comprehension – as with last week, you may choose to do this verbally with your child. These sheets are also in the printed packs.

2 Reading comprehension Year 2           2 Reading comprehension Year 3

 

Topic

History – find out about a famous Scientist! You could create a poster or a fact file  to present your information.

Some ideas for Scientists to research: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Rosalind Franklin, Steven Hawking, Alexander Flemming OR choose your own!

Fact file template to give you an idea of how to present your information:


Monday 18th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practice your new words on SpellingShed!

 

English – Descriptive writing

Listen again to the first chapter of The Iron Man, focusing on up to where the Iron Man falls off the cliff (up to 1:55 on the video). I’ve also attached the text from the book (we are focussing on the first page and a bit – up to ‘Silence’. The Iron Man text

Now imagine you are a fisherman watching the Iron Man fall off the cliff in front of you. Write a short paragraph (at least 3 sentences for Year 2, at least 4 for Year 3) from the fisherman’s point of view, using lots of powerful description, emotional language and varied sentence starters. Remember to use your imagination and really get into the role of the fisherman! I have attached some questions and prompts, words and sentence starters below to give you some ideas! Discuss your ideas verbally before you write them down.

 

Maths

We are starting a new maths topic – FRACTIONS!

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 1 – Make equal parts

8 Make equal parts worksheet

8 Make equal parts answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll right down to Week 1, Lesson 1 – Unit and non-unit fractions

9 Unit and non-unit fractions worksheet

9 Unit and non-unit fractions answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Handwriting – practice writing three (Year 2s)/five (Year 3s) of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

 

Topic

Science – Cleaning pennies experiment!

PREDICT: What will happen to tarnished pennies when they are soaked in different liquids? Eg. water, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, soapy water and lemon juice (other liquids you have in your house could also be experimented with!)

TEST IT: Soak some old pennies in these liquids. What happens to them? Were you right!?

DISCUSS: Why does this happen? Does rinsing the pennies off after change the effect?

The Science: Pennies tarnish because oxygen in the air causes an oxidation reaction. When placed in acidic liquids, the oxidised copper is dissolved and the pennies become shiny once more. If the liquids are not rinsed off, the pennies will quickly tarnish again and verdigris (a green copper salt) may form on their surface.

*I’ve attached some links below to give you some ideas about how this experiment works!

Science Experiment: How to Clean Pennies

If you do not have the resources needed for this experiment, do not worry – the children could still discuss and predict what they think might happen and then watch this video!

 


Friday 15th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Join our SpellingShed Hive at 9.05 – I will post the code on our Dojo story!

Happy News! – Watch or read about some Happy News. CBBC Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50434875  – OR First News Articles (a bit outdated but still happy!): https://live.firstnews.co.uk/positivity-place/happy-news/

 

English

Continuing with your instruction writing! Today you are writing the method in steps – I will upload a video talking through this. This is when the pictures you took of each step should come in handy! When you are done, please read through your writing, checking for the usual: capital letters, full stops, spelling and that your sentences make sense. Finally, check you have included all of the features of instruction writing using the toolkit below!

*For any children that completed their instruction writing previously, you can have a go at this activity today – Robots – Pobble sick sentences

 

Maths

Year 2 – You have finished the topic Mass, Capacity and Temperature! For today, I would like you to have a go at applying some of these skills practically. I have listed some ideas below!

  • Using measuring jugs – parents you could give the children a measurement (eg. 200ml) and they have to fill the measuring jug to that level. Similarly, you could fill the measuring jug to certain level and the children have to read the measurement (this will give them good practice at working out missing measures)
  • Using scales – weigh some different objects around the house (children can round to the nearest 100g to make this easier).
  • Estimating – select some objects from around the house. Can they order them from lightest to heaviest? They could then check using scales! This would work for capacity too – they could predict which containers hold the most liquid.
  • Baking or cooking – practicing weighing and measuring with a yummy reward at the end!

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/  Scroll down to Summer Term, Week 12, Lesson 2

8 Add and subtract capacity worksheet

8 Add and subtract capacity answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Topic

Computing – Coding: I am really hoping that you can access this brilliant coding programme from home. The children love it and it is very easy for them to use and work their way though.

https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Username: student3388 Password: kennal

Go to ‘Block Coding’ and start on Level 1. The children can work their way through at their own pace – I’d suggest to spend maybe 30 minutes on it. We are going to have this as our activity each Friday!


Thursday 14th January

If you haven’t already, do your AR quiz on The Christmasaurus – Quiz number 230980. If you have any problems logging in please send me a message. I will start to read The Iron Man this afternoon!

 

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Thursday spelling activity

 

Handwriting – practice writing three (Year 2s)/five (Year 3s) of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

If you are finding that there is too much writing for your child to do in the morning, this activity could be something you choose to do in the afternoon before topic activities!

 

English – Writing instructions!

Today you will start writing your instructions about how to make a junk model robot. This writing will be carried on tomorrow as it is quite a long piece and we are going to edit it!  I want you to focus today on just the title, equipment list, the diagram and, for those of you that would like a challenge, an introduction. Tomorrow we will write the steps and edit! I am going to upload a short video to Dojo talking you through this and showing you the layout I would like to see. 😊

*I know some of you have done the instruction writing already. If you have, please can you edit your work today, using the toolkit below (blue writing are challenges to include) and check for capital letters, full stops, spelling and that your sentences all make sense! I will give you an extra activity to do tomorrow whilst everyone else is finishing off their instructions and editing!

Maths

Year 2 –  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/   Scroll down to Summer term, Week 11, Lesson 2

7 Temperature worksheet

7 Temperature answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/  Scroll down to Summer Term, Week 12, Lesson 1

7 Compare capacity worksheet

7 Compare capacity answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Topic

PE – Choose a Joe Wickes workout from this week! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Music – Have a go at BBC Ten Pieces –  Ten Pieces Tasters are simple, fun, creative activities for primary age children. The activities are easy to follow and do not require any specialist knowledge or equipment. Each activity is led by an artist or specialist in their field and offers different ways to get creative with classical music. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382


Wednesday 13th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s groups phonics

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practice this week’s spellings on SpellingShed

Spelling games

Choose 5 words from the Year 2/3 list. Choose one of the spelling games/activities from below to practice these words.

Year 2 words   Year 3 words

English

On Thursday and Friday, you will be writing a set of instructions telling somebody how to make a junk model robot! Today, I would like you to be familiar with the features of instruction writing so that you know what to include in your work tomorrow. With an adult, look through the instruction example and see if you can find all of the features listed below! Challenge – write as many imperative (bossy verbs) as you can!

Maths

Year 2 –  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/   Scroll down to Summer term, Week 11, Lesson 1

6 Litres worksheet

6 Litres answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/  Scroll down to Summer Term, Week 11, Lesson 4

*This is the same video as yesterday.

6 Measure capacity 2 worksheet

6 Measure capacity 2 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Topic

Junk model robots! These will be used to write instructions tomorrow so, parents, it may be worth taking photos of each stage to help prompt the children when they come to write about it!

You can be as creative and imaginative as you like with this – I’ve added some pictures to give you some ideas and inspiration! If you do not have all of the resources required, please do not worry – a robot out of natural resources or a collage using things like newspaper/tinfoil is absolutely fine! The children could also write instructions on some baking or cooking they have done as another alternative!

 


Tuesday 12th January

Phonics/Spelling – this is the last session on this sound/spelling pattern. As the PowerPoint is slightly shorter, we usually do a spelling test at the end using the week’s focus words to see how well the children have remembered them.

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler’s phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Tuesday Spelling activity

 

Reading comprehension – if you have picked up printed resources, these should be in the packs! I’ve attached the one I would like you to do this week below. You may choose to discuss these questions verbally or the children could record their responses in writing. If your child is in Year 2 and they want a challenge, they are welcome to try the Year 3 text. Equally, if your child is in Year 3 and finding it a little tricky, it is fine for them to try the Year 2 text!

1 Reading comprehension Year 2    1 Reading comprehension Year 3

 

English

Explanation writing! Today I would like the children to write some labels explaining what a robot does. I have added a high quality example below. The children do not have to write this much or using such technical language but it is good to aim high!

The children could draw their own robots to add labels to or they could write labels for one of the pictures below. Please ensure the children write in full sentences using capital letters and full stops. These robots can be as creative as the children wish – I know they have fantastic imaginations and I cannot wait to read about the robots functions they come up with! Those of you who designed robots last week have a head start on this!

Maths

Year 2 –  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/    Scroll down to Summer Term, Week 10, Lesson 4

5 Millilitres worksheet

5 Millilitres answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/  Scroll down to Summer Term, Week 11, Lesson 4

*This video goes with today and tomorrow’s worksheets which are both on Measuring capacity.

5 Measure capacity 1 worksheet

5 Measure capacity 1 answers

Remember to use Times Table Rockstars (Year 3) and Numbots (Year 2) daily to practice your recall of number facts!

 

Topic

Choose a mindfulness activity! You can do more than one of these if you wish! Your parents may like to join in too!

Can you complete Mr Chinn’s lockdown challenge?

 


Monday 11th January

Phonics/Spelling

Mr Robinson/Mrs Fiddler phonics groups

Mrs Moore’s phonics group

Year 3 – Practice your new spellings on Spelling Shed!

 

Handwriting – practice writing five of your year group words – write the word 3 times and then use it in a sentence!

Year 2 words  Year 3 words

 

English

Diary entries! Your task is to write a diary entry for the girl when she gets home that day – so carrying on from the example you read on Friday. This part will be about the explosion and how it made her feel. She may also write about what she intends to do next. I have added some sentence starters below if you are not sure where to begin and some of your brilliant emotion words!

Use the toolkit below to ensure you have included all of the features of a diary.

Maths

Year 2 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-2/  Scroll down to Summer Term, Week 10, Lesson 3

4 Compare volume worksheet

4 Compare volume answers

Year 3 – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/summer-archive/year-3/ Scroll down to Summer Term, Week 11, Lesson 3

4 Add and subtract mass worksheet

4 Add and subtract mass answers

 

Topic

Go on a metal hunt around your house – how many things can you find that are made out of metal?

Can you find out about different types of metals and sort the things you found into the table below? You can write or draw the objects.