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Year 2 - Home Learning - TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

Dear year 2 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

I hope you all had a lovely half-term and a well-deserved rest!

This week our English work is based on the book ‘Mr. Elephant’s Rio Tour’. I’ve attached a copy of it as a PowerPoint. Please ensure you’ve read it with your child before trying to complete any of the suggested activities (remember you don’t have to do them all).

This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘addition’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead. Please remember that you’re only expected to do one activity from the maths section each day. You might like to do an online activity or a practical – the choice is up to you (do what works best for your family).

You’ll notice a new feature in ‘Column D’ of the planning. We hope you have now finished your projects (obviously if you’re still working on them continue to). Column D will now be used for ‘Topic Suggestions’. These suggested activities could therefore be completed during the afternoon. As you can see, I’m keeping my suggestions running over a two week period 1st – 12th June. I’ve organised it in this way as an activity might last longer than one afternoon, especially subjects like D&T and Art. Please don’t feel like you need to complete all of these activities! I would also like to highlight that yesterday (Sunday 31st May) was the celebration of Pentecost. Therefore, it would make sense to complete the R.E activities related to this sooner rather than later.

Thank you for your support as always.

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key text: Mr Elephant’s Rio Tour

 

Monday: Please read ‘Mr. Elephant’s Rio Tour’, which can be found in the attached PowerPoint. After you’ve read the story, please pick one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Research

Pick one of the famous landmarks that Mr Elephant visits in Rio de Janeiro. Research this place in more detail and complete a little fact file about it.

 

Imagine

Imagine that Mr Elephant did a tour of our local area. Where do you think he should take the tourists? Write a list of all the places you think he should visit e.g. Martello Towers.

 

 

Alternative Version

Write your own version of the story e.g.

‘Mr. Elephant’s Hythe Tour’. Don’t forget to include his yellow umbrella!

 

 

Travel Guide

If you’re able to get outside for your daily exercise, pretend you’re a tour guide. Can you describe what you see around you on your walk to a family member?

 

 

Suitcase

If you were going to visit Rio de Janeiro, what would you take with you? Draw a suitcase, including the items you would take. Label each item in your best handwriting. I would definitely pack my sunglasses!

 

 

Postcard

Imagine you’ve been to Rio de Janeiro. Design and write a postcard to your family telling them about your visit. Include a famous landmark from Rio de Janeiro on the front.

 

Holiday Brochure

Make a holiday brochure about visiting Rio de Janeiro or the place where you live. (Hythe, Folkestone, etc)  Please find a template attached below to give you inspiration.

 

C Maths activities

This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘addition’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead.

 

Number Bonds to 20

Can you recall all the addition facts to 20 fluently? Examples: 17 + 3 = 20

                                     15 + 5 = 20       etc.

 

 

Dice Addition

Step 1: Roll a dice twice to generate a 2-digit number. Write this number on a piece of paper.

Step 2: Roll the dice again to generate a single digit number. Write this number on a piece of paper.

Step 3: Add your two numbers together to find the total.

 

If you don’t have a dice at home follow this link to play using a virtual dice:  https://nrich.maths.org/6717

 

 

What could it be?

Follow the link:  https://nrich.maths.org/10479

This activity provides an opportunity for children to practise their addition skills through a meaningful open-ended task. It encourages children to record their results, notice patterns and make predictions

 

 

Mental Maths Train

Follow the link:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Please select the truck showing the addition sign. You can then select a game mode from the list provided. There are a range of options, so challenge yourself and play more than one.

 

 

10 more 10 less

Think of a 2-digit number and write it on a piece of paper. Can you work out 10 less than that number? Can you work out 10 more than that number? If you need some support use this online 100 square to help you:  https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

D Topic Suggestions

1st – 12th June

 

R.E      ‘ Pentecost’

Please read the attached PDF file ‘Pentecost Day’ (based on Acts 2:1-4). After you have read this, consider how the Apostles spread the word about Jesus at Pentecost, with how Christians spread it today. Write a postcard/ letter to a friend or family member saying why you think it is important for Christians to tell others about Jesus.

 

 

P.E  linked with Pentecost

Create a dance to show how sad the friends of Jesus were before the Holy Spirit came and their happiness after he had come.

 

 

Sikhism

Please read the attached PowerPoint which gives information about Sikhism. At the end of the PowerPoint there are some suggested activities that you could complete.

 

 

D&T/ Geography

Please make a model of ‘Christ the Redeemer’- located in Rio de Janeiro. Please use whatever materials you have at home. Make sure you send me a photograph!

 

 

Art

Research the Brazilian artist Romero Britto. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colours and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams and happiness. Create a piece of artwork inspired by him.

 

 

Music

Learn and practise some songs used during Collective Worship. All songs include lyrics on the screen and backing tracks.

Follow the link:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-school-songs-songs-for-collective-worship-and-assemblies/zmgwkmn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 6

Week 1 - God's Story

Week 1 - Sikh Beliefs

Week 1 - Mr. Elephant's Rio Tour

Week 1 - Travel Brochure

 

 

 

Dear Year 2 Parents and Children

Week 5 - 18th - 22nd May 2020

I hope you’re all continuing to do well with your home learning, I think we’re all hanging in there – just in time for the May half-term! I would just like to say how proud I am of everyone. I feel so blessed to have a class full of amazing children and such supportive parents.

This week we would have started our really exciting topic on Brazil, with a special focus on the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. You’ll see this reflected in the English planning this week, there are obviously a few musical and design elements incorporated into this. 

This week our maths focus will be ‘money’, on Monday and Tuesday I have provided a My Maths lesson and online homework to complete. I’ve then provided a range of practical and online activities that you can choose from. Remember, this is only suggested planning so do what works best for you!

I hope you all manage to have a good rest during the half-term; hopefully the weather will be kind to us!

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

 Read a Picture

Visit: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-inference-collection/

 

B            English based activities

Key PowerPoint: All about Brazilian Carnivals 

Monday: Please read the PowerPoint provided about Brazilian Carnivals. After you have read through the PowerPoint please select one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Describe

Look at the photographs of the Rio Carnival on the PowerPoint. Write a couple of sentences to describe each photograph.

 

Design

  1. Design your own float – consider what your theme might be e.g. football. Label your design with the colours and materials you will use.
  2. You could bring your design to life by making a miniature replica of your float.

 

Questions

Consider what you would like to find out about Brazil. Write down at least five questions - don’t forget to use a question mark.

 

Research

Research the answers to your questions; please make sure you receive adult support with this task. Alternatively, you could just research some additional facts about Brazil.

 

Responding to Music

https://youtu.be/fPYE3Bc0FJw

Please click the link to hear a sample of samba music. Listen to the music and draw a picture of what it makes you think of. You could also write about how it makes you feel or write a list of instruments you hear.

 

BBC Bitesize

Explore Rio de Janeiro through the help of BBC Bitesize. The website highlights keywords in bold print. Practise spelling and defining these words.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zr2h47h

 

Poster

Create an information poster about Brazil or the Rio Carnival. Don’t forget to add some attention grabbing pictures!

C Maths activities

Monday & Tuesday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Money’.

 

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: pick one of the following activities to complete from the list below.

 

Toy Shop

1. Follow the link to play:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

2. Alternatively, you could create your own toy shop by creating price tags for your toys. You then need to think about which coins you could use to pay for them.

 

Coin Game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Follow the link to practise sorting, ordering and counting coins.

 

 

The 20p Challenge

How many possible ways can you make 20p? After you have completed this challenge, watch this video that shows various combinations.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh9d2hv

 

Extra challenge: how many different ways can you make 50p?

 

 

Coin Rubbing

Create a picture by rubbing coins underneath paper. After you have completed your artwork add together the coins you have used. How much will your masterpiece be worth?

 

Super Movers

Learn this song and dance routine:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-money/zht4nrd

Challenge: create your own song or rap about money.

 

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5 - Brazilian Carnivals

 

Week 4 - 12th - 15th May 2020

I hope you’ve all had a lovely VE Day extended weekend! Don’t forget that this school week starts on Tuesday 12th May.

I hope you enjoy the suggested planning this week. This week our English is based on a lovely animation called ‘A Cloudy Lesson’. I’ve suggested a range of activities that you can do, don’t forget that you only need to pick one activity to complete each day.

Please login to My Maths on Tuesday and complete the online lesson and homework, this will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Statistics’. I have set optional My Maths lessons on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You don’t have to complete these tasks as you might prefer to do one of the practical activities instead. Remember to do what works best for your family – I think you’re all doing an amazing job.

Missing you all,

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

Read a book to a family member via video call. Make sure you do this with adult support.

 

 

 

B            English based activities

Key animation: A Cloudy Lesson

Tuesday:

Please watch  ‘A Cloudy Lesson’ :

https://www.literacyshed.com/cloudylesson.html

Description: A cloud maker and his apprentice grandson are busy making clouds but everything doesn't happen as it should.  As things don't go according to plan, the pair of them learn that good ideas come from happy accidents.

 

After you have watched the animation, choose one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Creative Writing

Write a short story based on the animation. This animation doesn’t have any dialogue. Can you imagine what the cloud maker is saying to his grandson?

 

Instructions

Imagine that you’re the cloud maker; write a set of instructions to explain how to make clouds.

 

Outdoor Learning

Go cloud spotting outside and see how many different shapes you can spot. Think of some adjectives to describe what you see.

 

Research

Research how clouds are actually formed, please do this with the support of an adult.

 

Diary

Keep a daily weather diary. Include descriptions of what you can see and hear. Don’t forget to include some observational drawings.

 

Weather Presenter

Imagine that you’re a weather presenter, can you create your own weather forecast (please video it). Follow the link to find out how they do it on the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/25430933

 

Poetry

Write a poem about the weather / a particular season that you enjoy.

C Maths activities

Tuesday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Statistics’.

 

Optional

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework or select one of the practical activities to complete from the list below.

 

 

Premier League

Complete some football related data handling tasks. Follow the link:  https://plprimarystars.com/resources/handling-data-in-football

 

 

Smartie Maths

You will need a tube of smarties to complete this task – you could adapt this activity with other colourful sweets. Please open the pdf file attached at the bottom of the page to find out more.

 

Create

Make your own football table and keep score by using a tally chart. Instructions can be found at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/bp-how-to-make-table-football?collection=bp-arts-and-crafts

 

Play

Play a game of ‘Noughts and Crosses’. Keep score by using a tally chart.

 

 

Interpreting Data Game

Description: a simple to use resource where you collect data by tallying and make a bar chart and pictogram of the results. There are lots of examples to use.

Click the link to play:  http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4771

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 - Smartie Maths Activity Sheet

 

 

Dear Year 2 parents and children,

Week 3 - 4th - 7th May 2020

I hope you’re all doing well! I’ve received such positive feedback from so many parents letting me know how hard you’re all working. I’m looking forward to hearing about all the extra things you’ve been learning about. I think Miss Foster and I might even learn a few new things from you all!

This week’s planning is set up in a similar way to last weeks. The only difference you will see this week is the Maths planning. This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘Time’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead. Please remember that you’re only expected to do one activity from the maths section each day. You might like to do an online activity or a practical – the choice is up to you (do what works best for your family).

You’ll notice that this week covers Monday – Thursday. Friday (May 8th) is a bank holiday which commemorates VE Day. I’ve attached a PowerPoint which provides child-friendly information regarding VE Day, at the end of the PowerPoint you’ll notice some optional tasks that you may like to complete on this day. This is an optional task, so please enjoy the bank holiday however you wish – just remember to keep safe!

I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

Follow the link:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.

 

 

B            English based activities

Key text: Queen Elizabeth II

Monday:

Please read the short biography of Queen Elizabeth II, provided in the attached Microsoft Word document. Next, complete the comprehension questions (found on the second page of the word document). These questions can be completed verbally or written.

After you have completed Monday’s task, choose one of the following activities to complete for the remainder of the week. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Research

Use a device to research some additional facts about Queen Elizabeth II. I would advise doing this task with adult support. Write down the information you’ve researched in your purple writing book (provided in your school pack).

 

Fact File

Create a fact file about Queen Elizabeth II. You can use the information provided in the Microsoft Word document to help you. Don’t forget to include a drawing of her!

 

Design

Design a meal fit for a queen or king. Draw a picture of a plate including all the different ingredients. Label the meal with the ingredients you have selected. If you have playdough at home, you could create your meal using this.

 

Diary

Imagine that you’re a king or queen. Think about what your day might be like. Write a diary entry to recall the events of the day, including your thoughts and feelings.

 

                                              Letter

Write a letter to Queen Elizabeth II, what would you like to ask her? If you keep a copy of your letter, I’ll happily send it for you when we return to school. Follow the link to find out how to write a formal letter to her:   https://www.royal.uk/contact

 

Computing

Create a poster about Queen Elizabeth II using Microsoft Word. If you’re feeling really snazzy, create a PowerPoint about her.

C Maths activities

This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘Time’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead. I thought it would be useful for you to know the NC objectives for this unit, so you’re aware of what should be covered.

 

Objectives:

Tell and write the time to five

minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day. Compare and sequence intervals of time.

 

Design

Design and make your own clock. Then practise telling the time.

 

Order

Write the days of the week and months of the year in the correct order. Practise spelling these words correctly.

 

Timetable

 Create your own daily timetable. You could challenge yourself and create a weekly one. Don’t forget to include the time of day, and what you plan on doing.

 

Queen Elizabeth II

Imagine what Queen Elizabeth II does during her day. Design a daily schedule for her. I’ve heard she enjoys starting her day with a pot of Earl Grey tea.

 

BBC Super Movers

Learn how to tell the time with this fun song and movement routine – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs

 

 

Challenge

Visit: https://nrich.maths.org/9026

Pick one of the challenges to complete. These can be completed online or printed.

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3 - Queen Elizabeth II

Week 3 - VE Day Powerpoint

 

Dear Year 2 parents and children,

Week 2 - 27th April - 1st May 2020

Like last week, I have devised my home learning grid in a way that will (hopefully) give you more freedom over what you do with your child. I have provided a list of activities that your child can choose from; please remember that they are only expected to complete one activity (from each section) each day. If you have any ideas that you would like to pursue, feel free to experiment and adjust as you like.

The maths is a little different this week, as I have provided an online lesson and homework to complete on My Maths (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). However, if you would like to reduce screen time, then please feel free to opt for a practical activity (from the list provided) on Tuesday and Wednesday. On some days you won’t be able to do it all and that’s fine. You can only do your best!

I hope you’re enjoying your learning at home! 

Thank you for your support,

Mrs. Carra

Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

 

Follow the link, and watch some online stories provided by CBeebies:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

 

B            English based activities

Key text: Cinderella

Please read a version of Cinderella. If you don’t have a copy of the book at home, please read the version provided in the attached PowerPoint. After you have read the story, choose one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Quick retell

Verbally retell the story of Cinderella to a family member. Use pictures, keywords and doodles to help you retell the story.

 

Create

Create an invitation to invite Cinderella and her sisters to the ball. Don’t forget to include important information like the date, time and dress code.

 

Design

Design and create a castle, using recycled materials. You could also write a set of instructions to explain how you made your castle. 

 

Character Description

Choose a character from the story and create a character profile. You should write about their appearance, personality and actions (what does this character do in the story). I would definitely include a sketch of the character too!

 

Creative Writing

Write your own version of Cinderella. You could change one of the characters or the setting (or both).

 

                                      Word Problems

Think of some mathematical word problems that involve the story. For example, ‘Cinderella needed 10 mice, she found three. How many more does she need?’

 

Sewing

Design and create finger or hand puppets of the characters in the story. You could also make a puppet theatre and recreate the story.

 

C Maths activities

Monday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Positon and Direction’.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday: login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework.

 

Thursday & Friday: Pick one of the following activities to complete (I’ve provided extra so that you can choose).

 

1.Write directions to get from your bedroom to the kitchen. In addition to this, you could write instructions to get to other places in your house.

 

2. Make a treasure map and follow your directions to reach the treasure.  For inspiration follow the link:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/swashbuckle-treasure-map?collection=swashbuckle-makes

3. Hide some treasure in your garden or in the house. Give directions to a family member to find it.

 

4. Ask an adult to blindfold you and follow their directions. Make sure there are no hazards around you such as hard objects or sharp corners. This activity is perfect to play outside.

 

5. Design and draw a repeated pattern using shapes.

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2 - Powerpoint - Cinderella

 

 

Dear Year 2 parents and children,

Week 1 - 20th-24th April 2020

I wanted to start off by firstly saying how much Miss Foster and I miss you! I’m constantly wondering how you’re all getting on. When we are reunited again, I’ll definitely keep my promise and we will have our ‘Pizza Party’ to celebrate!

I would like to reassure all parents, that I fully appreciate and understand the pressures that come with home schooling. I want you to know that your child’s and family’s happiness should come first. I know you’re all trying your best, and that’s all that we can ask of you! I have tried extremely hard to produce a range of activities that reduce ‘screen time’ and opt for more practical activities. In some cases, this may not always be possible due to the nature of the unit (but I will try my best).

I have devised my home learning grid in a way that will (hopefully) give you more freedom over what you do with your child. I have provided a list of activities that your child can choose from; please remember that they are only expected to complete one activity (from each section) each day. If you have any ideas that you would like to pursue, feel free to experiment and adjust as you like. Please remember, this is only guidance. On some days you won’t be able to do it all and that’s fine. As I said previously, we can only do our best!  

Do contact the office should you need a phone call from me or advice with any aspects of your child/children’s learning.

Thank you for your continued support, I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

God bless,

Mrs. Carra

Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional Art

 

Do you have any books at home by Beatrix Potter? Or perhaps you could look at some of her illustrations online.

 

You could:

 

-Copy one of her illustrations.

-Create a sketch of your pet.

-Turn your pet into a fictional character like Beatrix did!

-Paint a picture of your garden.  

 

B            English based activities

Key text: Jack and Beanstalk

Please read a version of Jack and the Beanstalk. If you don’t have a copy of the book at home, please follow the link for an online version: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk

After you have read the story, choose one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

Act

Create your own puppets (think about who the main characters are) and role-play the story.

 

Responding to Reading

Write a book review of Jack and the Beanstalk. Don’t forget to include a short summary of the story, and if you would recommend it. How many stars would you give it?

Design

Design a front cover for the story. The more colourful and imaginative the better!

 

Summarise

Write a blurb for the story. Don’t forget that the blurb gives readers an idea of what the book is about (without giving too much away). Most of all, it should encourage people to want to read the book.

Character Description

Choose a character from the story and create a character profile. You should write about their appearance, personality and actions (what does this character do in the story). I would definitely include a sketch of the character too!

Creative Writing

Write your own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. You could change one of the characters or the setting (or both).

Music – Rhythm and Rhyme

Follow the link and learn a collection of songs which retells the entire story. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-jack-and-the-beanstalk-index/z7jq8xs

C Maths activities

Monday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Length and Height’. Once you have completed the online learning you can pick one of the following activities to complete each day (I’ve provided extra so you can choose).

 

1. Choose a variety of objects and practice measuring them using a centimetre ruler. Remember to line up the object to the 0 mark on the ruler.

e.g. How long is the pencil to the nearest centimetre?

 

2.  Play this online measuring game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

 

3. Investigate: ‘The taller you are, the longer your shoes are.’

Measure the height of people in your family and measure the length of their shoes.

 

4. Cut up some ribbon or string. Practise measuring the different pieces with a ruler. Order them from shortest to longest.

 

5. Choose five objects from your bedroom. Measure them using a ruler. Order the objects from shortest to longest. Write at least three sentences to describe the objects using the words longer, longest, shorter and shortest.

 

6. Measure some objects in your house with Lego. Can you make a prediction before measuring the object?

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Each child to work on their own choice of project that interests them. It could be anything that ignites their enthusiasm. It could be Deserts, Saturn, Titanic, Penguins, The Bee Gees…. Just follow their passions! Projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see. Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking. Have fun!

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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Take care and stay safe

Mrs. B. Carrá

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