Final Term Week 1
Hello Class 2 and all of your families. Welcome to the final term of the school year!
I hope you have all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the glorious sunshine.
I have already received some pictures of things you have been doing during the last week or so. You can see these below.
Since I will be in school a little more often from now on, sometimes I will be uploading two or three days' work at a time. These will be in exactly the same format as before, starting with Monday at the bottom of the page and then progressing up the page until we get to Friday, so make sure you scroll to the correct day before starting the tasks. Don't forget that all of the activities set are only suggestions. You can complete as much or as little as you can manage - or just leave it. It's up to you.
Florence, her sister and brother found this amazing caterpillar just going about its business and enjoyed watching how it moved.
Thomas has been fishing. What have you been up to?
J.K. Rowling Illustration competition.....
Before I upload the start of this week's home learning activities, I wanted to draw your attention to a fantastic competition that I found. Some of you might like to have a look at this. The author, J.K. Rowling, who is famous for writing the Harry Potter novels, has been writing a completely different story called 'The Ickabog'. She had the idea for 'The Ickabog' a long time ago and read it to her two younger children each night while she was working on it. However, it never got published and ended up in her attic. When the lockdown happened, she brought 'The Ickabog' down from the attic and started working on it again. She is publishing the book for free, in instalments, so you can now read it too. The most exciting part though, is that her publishers are running a competition for you to illustrate the book and have your artwork included in it! You can find out all about 'The Ickabog' and how to enter the competition by clicking on the link below...
Friday 5th June 2020
We have reached the end of the first week of home learning for this term already!! I hope you have enjoyed the activities this week and found it useful to reflect on your lockdown experience.
Here are your activities for Friday.
I have given Year 3 the option of completing the Friday challenge or playing some Maths games. All of the links you will need are in the Year 3 document below.
Year 4 - well done for all of your learning this week - you have worked hard! This is our last White Rose Maths lesson for this week. You can complete the Friday challenge too, if you would like to.
Something a little bit different for today, which will help you to practise your comprehension, inference and grammar skills.
Year 3 - Open the Year 3 document below. Scroll down to page 12 and read through the story, 'New Tricks', with an adult or older sibling. Make sure you discuss the meaning of any words that you are not sure of. Then work your way through the questions on page 11. Remember to answer in full sentences unless you are instructed to do differently. You also need to remember to use full stops and capital letters as well as best handwriting (joined), spelling and presentation.
Year 4 - Open the Year 4 document below. SCroll down to page 14 and have a look at the 'Vibrant Summer'. Discuss the image with an adult or older sibling. Then work your way through the questions on pages 11, 12 and 13. As with the instructions that I have given to Year 3, remember to answer in full sentences unless you are instructed to do differently. You also need to remember to use full stops and capital letters as well as best handwriting (joined), spelling and presentation.
Topic - optional
You should still have your Art work from yesterday to be getting on with, but for anyone who has completed that and would like something else to do, why not take a look at this information about what the Ancient Egyptians did for fun? Have a look through the slides, then why not play a round or two of the Senet game? I have uploaded the game board and instructions in the file list. If you don't have a printer, you could draw out your own game board and symbols.
Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and come back on Monday!
Thursday 4th June 2020
Well done on all of the work you have completed so far this week. Here are your learning activities for Thursday.
Today, there are different activities for Year 3 and Year 4. Year 3 will consolidate work carried out this week, whereas Year 4 will continue for the rest of this week with two more important White Rose lessons.
Year 3 - Click on the Year 3 file below, scroll down to page 8 and work your way through the questions. You could play some of the 'Defenders of Mathematica' game when you have finished - Click here to play
Year 4 - Click on Year 4 Maths below.
Hopefully you have all enjoyed the work we have carried out so far on our Lockdown Reflection. Today will be our final piece of work on this and it's an opportunity to draw all of your previous thoughts together to summarise your experience of lockdown. Click on the link below to open up the task for today. Think about best presentation, handwriting, grammar and punctuation and how you will make your writing engaging to the reader.
I have added below some links to videos that you may wish to watch beforehand, to help you to decide what you would like to write about.
Over the next two days, I would like you to focus on some Art based work. Work your way through the slides, which tell you all about papyrus - a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as a writing surface and made from the papyrus plant. The slides show you how to make your own version of papyrus using paper, PVA glue and water. If you don't have any PVA glue, you could experiment with different solutions to see if you can get the woven strips to hold together - why not try a mixture of flour and water or wallpaper paste if you have any? When you have made your papyrus, have a look at the different images in the 'Work' slides and see if you can create one that is similar by drawing or painting onto your papyrus.
If you are unable to make any papyrus, you could just have a go at creating an image based on the ones in the slides by drawing on plain paper.
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
We are half way through the first week of this half term's home learning already!! I am pleased to hear from some of you that you are enjoying reading 'The Ickabog'. Some people have read all of the chapters already and are eagerly awaiting the next one...!
You are doing so well with your home learning and I am looking forward to seeing your books when we get back to school - so keep going and remember to try your best!
Here are your White Rose Maths activities for Wednesday.
Write the long date and the title in your English book: Lockdown Reflection.
Open the file below and read through the different experiences of these children. Discuss with an adult or older sibling how these experiences are similar or different to your own.
Choose one of the children. What would you say to this child? Imagine you are talking to them about their experience. What advice would you give to them? Write down your comments and advice in your book. You should probably aim to write around half a page. You can comment on how you have felt similar and what you have done to help yourself or how you have spoken to your family and friends about your feelings.
Remember that you still need to think about handwriting, presentation and punctuation. You can apply all of the skills you have learned so far this year in English - using ambitious vocabulary, using adjectives and noun phrases, starting a sentence with an '-ing' word or using a fronted adverbial for example. All of these techniques (and more) help to improve your writing and engage the reader.
Topic - Egyptian Treasures
Why was Egypt known as The Gift of the Nile? Today we will find out about the importance of the River Nile and how it influenced life, transport, farming and settlements in Egypt.
Work your way through the Powerpoint, then choose one or both of the activities. There is a game to play with a partner, or a poster to make which is all about the River Nile. You don't have to follow the example of this poster - you could create one of your own.
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Here are your home learning activities for Tuesday.
Choose either the Year 3 or Year 4 Arithmetic Test and work your way through the questions. Remember to use the space to work out your answers if you need to. It's worth thinking about also, that sometimes a question is worth 2 marks - this is where you will be expected to show your method. You can draw pictures or use a calculation - whichever works best for you.
I hope you enjoyed our 'Lockdown Reflection' work yesterday. today we will be thinking about the different emotions we have felt during the weeks that school has been closed. First, read through the instructions, then have a look at the timelines and work your way through the task. Write the long date in your English book, followed by the title: Lockdown Feelings Timeline.
Today, we will do a little more refreshing our minds about what we already know about Ancient Egypt. We will then start to think about who the Egyptians were and how we know about them.
Work your way through the Powerpoint, then complete the 'Become an Egyptologist' activity.
Extra challenge: If you would still like something else to do, go back to Slide 10 of the Powerpoint and find the dictionary definitions of the topic words shown on the canopic jars. You can use a paper dictionary or an online one.
Monday 1st June 2020
Welcome back to the first week of Home Learning. This half term we will go back to our original topic of Egyptian Treasures so our topic work will be based around this. We will continue to follow White Rose Maths for most of our Maths learning.
This week, we will continue to learn about Fractions.
Here are your learning activities for Monday.
My apologies that the link for Year 4 Maths took you to the Year 3 work! I have sorted this out now so it should work.
How has Lockdown affected you? Perhaps you have enjoyed being able to spend more time at home with your families. Maybe you have learned a new skill. How have you been spending your time? No doubt you will have missed being able to spend time with your friends and wider family such as grandparents but I know lots of you have been keeping in touch as much as possible. I know I have found it difficult not being able to spend time with my parents and give them a hug, but I have been able to stand outside their house and chat to them for a little while when I drop off their weekly food delivery. I have also been able to spend quite a bit more time walking, cycling and even running as well as tidying the garden. There will have been lots of positives as well as some negatives for everyone during this strange time.
This has been a truly unique time for every single one of us. This week, I thought it would be good to spend time reflecting on the lockdown period and how we have spent our days. Click on the file below to open today's task.
This week, we will go back to learning about Ancient Egypt. Today, we will recap on what we already know about where Egypt is, what the climate is like etc, then have a go at putting some important events on a timeline. Work your way through the slides, then choose one of the Activity Sheets to complete. Sheet 1A is easier, Sheet 1B is medium difficulty and Sheet 1C is more tricky.