Summer Week 5

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Welcome to Week 5 of the Summer Term, Class 2! I hope you have all had a fantastic weekend.  If we were in school this would be our final week before half term.  Hasn't it gone quickly?!

I have already received so many photographs of the super work you have been doing and I am looking forward to seeing what else this week brings.  Well done. Your photographs and videos really do make me smile.  As I have said before, I am so proud of you all.  You are doing a great job!

Some more photographs of the wonderful work you have sent to me this week...

Half term ideas...

You have worked really hard during the last five weeks and I am very proud of you all.  This has been an extremely different way of working for all of us but we are getting through it together and we will continue to do that for as long as we need to.  I hope you and your families will be able to enjoy some safe, quality time together over the next week, which is half term.  The weather is meant to stay fine and warm so you should be able to spend lots of time outdoors.  Don't forget to send me some photographs of what you have been doing, along with permission to post these on our pages!

We will not be sending any learning activities during half term but if you would like something to keep you occupied, there are some ideas below.  

  • Times Tables Rock Stars have been in touch with Guinness World Records about how fast some of its times tables rockers are becoming.  After some conversations, Guinness World Records have created a new title....'The highest score achieved on Times Table Rock Stars in one minute'...!  Why not make an attempt?  All of the details you will need are in the file below.
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  • Say Thank You to the NHS Competition - this competition launched last Summer.  You may remember, in 2018, we made bunting to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHS, saying how the NHS had helped us or touched our lives. We were very proud when our bunting was displayed in Queen's Hospital in Burton.  Now, more than ever, the competition takes on a truly special meaning.  So why not get creative and show your support for the NHS workers across the country?  Click on the link below to read all of the details you will need in order to enter the competition.  

 

Step into the NHS Competition

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning Class 2 and your families.  We have reached the last day of home learning for this half term! Well done.  You have worked so hard! 

There will not be any home learning activities next week - please make sure you give yourselves and your families a well-earned break.  However, if you would like something to keep you occupied, we will be posting two things for you to look at.  One is a competition run by the NHS and the other is a Times Tables Rock Stars World Record Attempt!! I will post these, along with some other ideas for things to do, at the top of this page before the weekend.

Today, you have Maths, English and Topic.  You might need to complete the topic work before you complete the English as the two pieces of work are linked.  Please remember not to worry if you can't manage all of the activities or if you just want to do some of them - that's fine.  

Maths

Today, I have uploaded Target Your Maths for you to have a go at.  If you fancy doing something different, you could go back to the White Rose Maths lessons for this week (use Thursday's files to get the link) and complete the Friday challenge, or you could play some Maths games.  Why not have a look at the main Home Learning page where you will find lots of ideas?

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Topic

These are our final slides for our mini topic on Rocks and Soils.  Work your way through the slides then have a look at and choose an activity to complete.  

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English

For English today, I would like you to produce a short summary of some of the things you have learned during our Rocks and Soils topic.  In the document below, I have given you some tips and also included a Word Bank for each year group to help you with some of the vocabulary that you could include.  Don't write pages and pages - you should be able to tell me some of the key things that you have learned in about half a page or so.  

 

If you want to, you could draft it and then record yourself presenting what you want to say.  You could even produce a rap or an acrostic poem and then take a photograph or make a video of you performing it.  It's really up to you!  Don't forget to send me any pictures so I can see what you've been up to.

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Thursday 21st May 2020

Wow! What a gorgeous day it has been!  I hope you have all managed to enjoy some fun in the sunshine.

We only have two days of home learning left before the half term break.  Here are your activities for Thursday.

Maths

This will be our final White Rose lesson for this half term.  Tomorrow I will put up Target Your Maths, or you could do the Friday Challenge, or you could play some Maths games instead. Click on the file below to choose either Year 3 or Year 4 Maths for today.

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English

 You should now be ready to write the ending of your story.  This is where you reveal to your reader what happens in the end.  You should think of a powerful ending to leave the reader thinking about your story, and don't forget to refer back to the beginning if you can. When you have finished, remember to read through your work and correct any errors.  You could also ask an adult or older sibling to help you to have a look at the Writing Ladders that I uploaded at the beginning of the week to check the things you have been able to include.

Topic

We are almost at the end of our mini topic on Rocks and Soils.  I hope you have enjoyed this.  I know I have learnt a lot from the slides that I have been uploading and the work that you have carried out.  This is one of the things I miss about being in school - learning together and discovering new things.

Today and tomorrow, we will look at fossils.  What are they and how are they formed?  I hope you will find this interesting.  I wonder if any of you have ever found or seen a fossil? After half term we will go back to our topic on Egyptian Treasures, linking in some of our learning about rocks as we go.

Click below for today's activities.

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Wednesday 20th May 2020

Well, here we are half way through the last week of home learning for this half term.  We will not be sending home learning activities next week as it is half term but we will post some activities for you to have a look at if you would like something to keep you occupied.

 

Here are your earning activities for Wednesday.

Maths

Click below to open either the Year 3 or Year 4 Maths lesson and activities for today.

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English

 By now, you should have made a good start on your story and have written your Opener, Build up and Climax.  Have you remembered to include speech using correct speech punctuation?  

Today it's time to write up the Resolution.  Don't forget that we don't just copy what is on our story mountain - the story mountain is only the key points.  You need to expand these key points to tell the story in more detail.  

When writing up your story, please remember best handwriting, accurate punctuation and careful spelling - this includes using apostrophes correctly for contracted (shortened) words as well as for possession (when something belongs to someone.) I have uploaded two Powerpoints below that will help to remind you of how to use apostrophes.

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Topic

You have done some fantastic work and investigating about rocks.  Today, we will move on to begin to look at soil.  What is soil?  Where does it come from?  How is it formed?

Have a look through today's slides.  I found these really interesting - I had no idea that a handful of soil contains more living things that the number of people on Earth!!

When you have read through and discussed the slides, you could go outside and have a look at the soil in your own garden.  What does it look like? How light/dark is it?  Is it smooth or coarse?  Is it dry or quite wet?  If possible, go on a walk around your local area and see if you can find a couple more soil samples to take home to compare with yours.  You might be able to get some from the park or from a field.  It's important not to go on your own and not to take any from anyone else's property!

 

Choose either Activity sheet 5A, 5B or 5C to have a go at once you have studied and compared your soil samples.

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I have uploaded Monday and Tuesday's activities ready for you to make a start.  So make sure you scroll down to Monday first as this is at the bottom.

Tuesday 19th May 

Maths

 Here are your Maths Arithmetic tests for today.  I wonder how you are getting on with these?

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English

Today, carry on with your story, this time writing up the Climax.  This is the part of the story where all of the action unfolds - don't forget to try to add speech using correct speech punctuation and a new line for each new speaker.  This is your opportunity to really show off your writing skills and make the reader want to read on to the end...so remember to use all of that ambitious vocabulary and those powerful verbs that we have discussed before in class!

Topic

 Today, you are going to think about the characteristics of different types of rock and why they are used for specific purposes.  Work your way through the slides below then have a go at each of the first two activities - matching the descriptions to each of the rocks, then choosing five rocks to find out and record more information about.  Underneath today's uploads I have put some ideas for extra challenges - remember though, these are just ideas!

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Extra ideas...

  • From the Activitiy sheets, cut out the Rock Cards and put them into a hat or bag.  With an adult or sibling, pick out one of the cards and see how much information you can find out about the rock that you have chosen.
  • Use books or the internet (remember to be internet safe!) to research a chosen rock, its properties and uses.
  • Create a fact file about your rock.  You could include images, photos, word art, different texts and fonts etc.
  • Make a book about rocks and their uses.

Monday 18th May

Maths

This week, both year groups will learn more about fractions.  Here are the activities for Monday.

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English

We will continue to work on our 'Lost' stories throughout the whole week.  On Friday, you should have written up your Opener.  Make sure your read it through again today and correct any mistakes.  Then, do exactly the same as you did on Friday but this time, write up your Build-up.  Remember to use the Spelling Lists and Writing Ladders to help remind you what you are working towards.  I have uploaded these again below.

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Topic

Complete the investigation task from Friday.  I am looking forward to seeing your photographs of this work.  If you have finished and you would like something else to do, why not design your own Rock Investigation? Or maybe you could go for a walk around your local area looking at and photographing things that are made from rock, thinking about why these particular rocks were used to create these items. This will lead you on to tomorrow's activity.