Summer Week 4
Hello Class 2 and welcome back to another week of home learning! I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. I wonder if any of you celebrated VE Day on Friday? At my house, we decorated the house with red, white and blue bunting and enjoyed a delicious cream tea on the front garden whilst keeping a safe distance from our neighbours. A cream tea is made up of scones, clotted cream and jam - usually with a cup of tea to go with it.
Thank you for sending in photographs of what you have been doing. I have put some more pictures here of all of the lovely things you have been getting up to...
Stay healthy...keep active...smile...!
The School Games Organiser Network and Active Derbyshire are working together to create and publish a weekly programme of activities to help children and young people to stay active whilst at home. I thought some of you might like to have a go at these. Here is the Week 1 programme which is all about Golf. There are lots more ideas and challenges on the website as well as different themes such as Netball and Football, with more to be added over the coming weeks.
Look at Florence's amazing rock sculptures...
Friday 15th May 2020
Well done everyone for reaching the end of another week of home learning!
Here are your learning activities for Friday.
You have completed some great Maths work again this week. Today, I thought I would give you a bit of a choice. In the list below I have uploaded a few different options. You can either do White Rose Maths lessons (the instructions are on the uploads) or you could have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge or you can do Target Your Maths. Of course, you don't have to do any of these, or you could choose something completely different but I hope you will enjoy having a selection of activities.
9.15am - I have just noticed that the Year 4 White Rose Maths lesson has uploaded as the Year 3 document so I have added the correct one at the bottom of the file list! Sorry Year 4!!
Hopefully you have all completed your Story Mountains so you now have a plan. Today, I would like you to have a think what the title of your story could be, then use your Story Mountain to focus on the Opener of your story and write this up, using your ideas for your Sensory Description to help you. We have practised this lots of times in school so you should know what to do. Use your key points to expand on the detail and draw the reader in by using ambitious vocabulary, different sentence openers, different types of sentences and lots of adjectives and noun phrases, similes and metaphor for description. Just focus on the opener for today. When you have finished it you could read through it, get someone to read it out loud to you or read it out loud to someone else, then correct any mistakes or edit it to improve it even more.
Don't forget to use accurate punctuation and organise your work into paragraphs.
The Spelling lists for Years 1 and 2, 3 and 4 are on the main Class 2 page, along with Writing Ladders for different year groups. These will remind you of what you need to be working towards. If you would like to have a look at these, I have added them again below to save you going back to the main page.
The next step in our topic work is to plan and carry out an investigation, then write it up! You can easily carry this out at home and it looks like the weather will be kind to us over the weekend too, so you should be able to work outside. Have a look through the next set of slides and read through the information carefully.
Write the long date and title in your book. The title will be 'Rocks Investigation'. Then, have a look through the activity sheets. There are two different investigations that you could do. Choose one, or do both, or do both but only write one up - it's up to you! This will be your topic work for Friday and Monday - I don't expect you to get it all done in one go.
You can use the uploaded activity sheets to write up your investigations, or you could write it up in the same way that we would in school, using the following headings: Question, Diagram, What I will do, Results, Conclusion. I will leave it up to you, but either of these options is fine. Happy investigating, have a great weekend and don't forget to send me some photographs of you carrying out your work!
Thursday 14th May 2020
Hello everyone - I hope you are all having a great week and beginning to get into our new mini-topic of Rocks and Soils. Please let me know if there is anything you are finding difficult or that you're not sure of. This is a trickier one for me to send for you to do at home but I will help if you need me to and we will get through it together, I'm sure.
Mrs Machell has added a new link to the Online Learning Links page - this will give you a list of really great websites recommended by Derbyshire Library service. It's well worth a visit to have a look for lots of ideas for things to do. You can also see it by clicking here
Here are your learning activities for Thursday.
Here are the last White Rose/BBC lessons that we will do this week. I hope you are all managing to access the two different websites easily from the links I am sharing.
Using the work that you have done so far this week, I would now like you to start to plan your own story based on the 'Lost' Pobble picture. I have uploaded two examples of Story Mountains which you could use if you want to. You don't have to use these - you could draw your own. We have done this lots in school so you will all know how to complete this task. You should already have some brilliant ideas in your head for what your story will be about. You will also have some great vocabulary and sensory description that you could use - at least for the beginning.
Remember, in school we always separate our stories into five sections - Opener, Build-up, Climax, Resolution, Ending.
When you are building your story mountain, you only need to write down the key points of your story. This is just a plan. You do not need to write the whole story at this stage. For example, your Opener might just say, 'A girl went for a walk. She turned down a path. She looked left and right and realised she was lost.' You will write this in more detail when you come to writing up your story in full. You can write your story in the first person (about you - using I, my, me etc) or in the third person (about a character of your choice - using he, she etc) If you have any questions please email me via Mrs Machell (email@example.com)
If you finish your story mountain, you could always edit your Sensory Description from Wednesday as you might be able to use some of this in your opener.
I hope you are enjoying our new mini-topic on Rocks and Soils. As I said, this is a trickier one for me to send for you to complete at home but I have been having a good look round for resources and I am uploading a similar Powerpoint to the one I added during Wednesday morning as I think it is easier to follow and understand. Work your way through the slides and have a good look at the pictures. I like these slides as they link with Maths work on sorting using different diagrams that we have looked at before in class. When you have worked through these, choose one of the activity sheets (you don't need to do them all - there are three different types) and have a go at sorting the rocks in different ways. You could also try it with the rocks that you collected on your Rock Hunt. You could take some photos of your rock sorting and send them for me to see.
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Here are your learning activities for Wednesday. We are half way through another week already!
Please choose either the Year 3 or Year 4 uploads and work your way through today's videos and activities.
I hope you are enjoying our work on 'Lost'. I wonder if you have learned any new vocabulary that you might use in your story? Today's task is to write a sensory description. You have done this before in the classroom - we practised this lots when we were reading 'Escape from Pompeii' so you should have a good idea of how to do this. Read the instruction sheet below, write the long date and the title, 'Sensory Description', then have a go at writing a lovely description. I have given you lots of tips in the instructions. You can also use the Writing ladders on the main Class 2 Home Learning page to help you if you need to.
Did you manage to go on a Rock Hunt yesterday? How many different types of rock could you find? How many different ways could you think of to sort your rocks? Don't forget to send me some photographs of your rock hunt, rock sculptures or rock art.
We will now begin to think about different types of rock. Watch the Powerpoint from the bottom list below. Then, have a look at the pictures of different rocks that I have uploaded. When you have done that, choose one of the sorting worksheets. There are three different levels - one star is the easiest and three stars is the most challenging - work on the one that you feel most comfortable with. The three star one is quite tricky - I would stick to one or two. Have a go at sorting the rock pictures into the different categories and thinking about their uses. If you don't have a printer, you could draw the rocks and draw your own table. When you have finished, why not have a go at sorting the rocks that you found on your Rock Hunt in this way?
10.30am - edit - I have just found a different PowerPoint that I think might be useful for today's work. I have added it below. When you have read each slide, click on the arrow at the bottom right hand corner to move on.
Tuesday 12th May 2020
What lovely work you are producing! I love seeing pictures of you all and seeing the things you have been doing. I think it's really good to hear that some of you are finding these pictures useful in order to guide you as to what your work might look like. So well done, all of you. Keep it up. We are all really proud of you!
Here are your learning activities for Tuesday.
It's good to hear that you are enjoying the weekly arithmetic tests. I know when we have done these in school they have taken a little while to complete at first but then you get quicker at them as we practise each week. Don't forget that you can use the space to work out your answers - you can draw something that helps you to work it out or you can set out your calculations. You don't have to do it all in your head. Also, remember to keep a look out for any questions that are worth 2 marks - these are the ones that usually want you to show your working out (even if you can already do it mentally).
Below are today's Arithmetic tests. Choose which one you are going to have a go at, work through it and then check your answers. Why not have a go at some of the Maths games we have been playing when you have finished? Or you could have a look at the Online Learning Links on the main Home Learning page for some more ideas.
I hope you enjoyed your work on 'Lost' yesterday. I know Pobble is one of your favourite things to do at school and a few of you have been hoping that we will work on one. Perhaps you already have some ideas for your Story Plan that you will write later in the week? Here are today's activities...
This week, we will take a break from Egypt and start a mini topic on 'Rocks and Soils'. This will link in to the next part of our Egyptian Treasures theme. Today, I would like you to go on a rock hunt. The instructions are in the 'Topic' document below.
I have also uploaded some extra activities for you to have a look at if you would like to.
Monday 11th May 2020
Here are your learning activities for Monday. Please remember, these are only suggestions - just a structure of activities to keep you going. You don't have to complete everything. You can challenge yourself, adapt them, take a break from them and come back, or just leave them. This is a very different situation for everyone but you are all doing great and I am proud of all of you!
We will mainly follow the White Rose lessons again this week. The videos will be supported by work from the BBC Bitesize website. Year 3 will continue with multiplication and division strategies. Year 4 will do some multiplication and division problem solving and then recap on Area and Perimeter. Don't forget to keep practising your Times Tables in addition to the Maths lessons.
Over the next two weeks. we will be practising our story writing skills using an image from Pobble, which is an activity we all love when we are in school...
Before we move on to our mini topic of 'Rocks and Soils', and since you are spending lots of time playing and learning online, we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind ourselves of the need to do this safely and sensibly. Today's activities are based on Online Safety. Below is a Parents' Information Sheet, as well as four different activities for you to choose from.