Final Term Week 2
Good Morning Class 2 and your families. I hope you are safe and well and that you had a restful weekend. I wonder if you still managed to get outside? We have had some very mixed weather - a total change from this time last week!
Thank you for all of the wonderful work that you sent to me last week. You can see some examples of this below. Don't forget to keep emailing pictures of what you have been doing. I love to look at them and I know you are all enjoying seeing your classmates and hearing about what they have been up to.
More examples of super work that I have received this week.
Florence completed some YouTube drawing tutorials on the theme of Egypt.
Mia, Megan and Oliver made papyrus. Megan wrote her name on hers using hieroglyphics. Oliver looked at a real Egyptian papyrus picture so that he could compare this with his own creation.
Bodhi has been busy completing lots of lovely work.
Friday 12th June 2020
We have reached the end of yet another week of Home Learning and once again you have worked incredibly hard. Thank you for all of the fabulous pictures that you have sent in. You should all be very proud of yourselves!
Here are your learning activities for Friday.
I have been amazed by the brilliant 3D shape presentations that you have produced this week. I love how you have used your learning to notice more and more 3D shapes in your environment. To finish the off the week, I thought we would have a go at some shape-based Target Your Maths. You will need to draw on previous learning about shapes as well as work carried out this week. Choose either Year 3 or 4 from the list below then have a go at either Challenge A, B or C. You can mark your work by checking the answers.
Today is our last in the series of Ancient Egypt Reading Lessons. I know when we have learnt about Ancient Egypt in the past, you have all especially loved finding out about the gruesome process of mummification!!! With that in mind, I think you might enjoy reading today's poem which is all about this grisly act. Read the poem, then work your way through the Activity sheet, completing at least part A. Part C encourages you to perform the poem out loud to your family. Perhaps you might like to video yourself reading the poem and send it to me with permission to post it on next week's page?
Continue with the aerial map that you started yesterday. Don't forget to include a title to tell me what your map shows and make sure you send in pictures of your finished creations!
Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe, stay positive and I will be back on Monday!
Thursday 11th June 2020
Thank you for all of the lovely work that you have sent to me so far this week. I have seen some super presentation too, which is great! It was really difficult to choose people to receive certificates last week as I know you are all working really hard. I wonder if your name will be on the 'Netherseal Stars of the Week' page this week?
Here are your learning activities for Thursday.
Choose either the Year 3 or Year 4 Arithmetic test and work your way through each question. Remember to use the space on the paper to help you to work out the answer if you need to - and keep your eye out for any 2-point questions where you must show a method. You can check your answers when you have finished by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
I have seen some great Book Reviews for 'The Story of Osiris'. You have really thought carefully abut what you would like to say to someone else who might plan to read the book. Today's Reading Activity is a task based on characters' speech, who said what and what they might have meant by this.
If you would like to, you can read the whole story again but I don't think you will need to do that in order to complete today's task. Today, read through 'Osiris Described', paying attention to how the different characters talk about and describe Osiris. Then, work your way through the main Reading Activity - 'Words of Characters. As usual, there are three different parts to this activity - A, B and C. Work your way through as many of the sections as you are comfortable with - choose your own level of challenge.
Did you manage to find any aerial photographs of places of interest yesterday? As the slides explained, an aerial photograph is an image that is taken from up in the air, looking down. Have another look through the slides from yesterday, then over the next two days I would like you to create your own aerial view map. You could make a map of your garden, the local park (don't go without an adult), your bedroom or you could even make an aerial map of your dream place to play. It's up to you. Remember to create your map as if you are looking down from the air. You will need to add labels to show what you have included. Remember, when we are writing labels, we need to write on a straight line, not on an angle, and draw arrows using a ruler.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Hello again Class 2. Here we are, half way through another week of Home Learning. Well done for all of your super work so far this week. How are you getting on with your 3D shape presentations? I am looking forward to seeing these and discovering just how many different ways people will have chosen to show their knowledge and understanding.
Today will be your final day working on your 3D shape presentations. Did you manage to find lots of examples of 3D shapes in the environment? Don't forget to include these in your work. You could list them or draw them or include some photographs. My challenge suggestion for today is to see if you can create a net for at least one of your shapes. A net is what a shape would look like if it was opened out flat. If it was folded back up again, it would make the 3D shape. The image below shows a cube and its net.
To watch a video and complete a quiz about 3D shape nets, click here
I have also uploaded some shape net matching activity sheets in the file list.
I hope you are enjoying the ebook that we are working on this week. Your Reading Activity today will be to complete a book review. You can use the template provided in the last file list or you could create your own. We have completed book reviews in school before and we have completed one as a Home Learning task last term so you should already by quite familiar with how to do this.
Just the same as yesterday, below is the link to open ebook, or you can open the YouTube version by clicking here
Below, you will find today's optional Activity Sheets to work through as you read or listen to the story.
Finally, here is the Book Review template for you to use.
Today, as we continue our learning about maps and map making, we will be looking at aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks.
What I would like you to do today is work your way through the slides in the file list below. You will need an adult or older sibling to talk to as you go along. When you have done that, I would like you to spend some time researching aerial photographs of the area in which you live. Some of you may have an aerial photograph of your house and garden. Have a look at a range of images and see what you can see - what are the different landmarks that you are able to spot? You could have a look at aerial photographs of different places that you have visited - for example Derby. Can you spot the Cathedral that we visited on our school trip?
Remember to use the internet safely and responsibly. You could use safesearchkids to help you to start your aerial journey.
Tuesday 9th June 2020
I hope you are all enjoying learning in a slightly different way this week and getting on well with your activities.
Here are your home learning tasks for Tuesday.
By now you should all have decided on a way to present your knowledge and understanding of 3D shapes and their properties. You should have decided which shapes you will include and have made a start on your task. As I said, I will give you tips for extending your work as we go along, so today's tip is: Try to give examples of your focus shapes that you can see or find in the environment. Have a look around your home or garden to see which shapes you can find. You could also keep your eyes open if you go out and about for a walk. Why not take some photographs and include these in your presentation?
I hope you all managed to access the files that you needed for yesterday's lesson and that you were able to work through the instructions quite easily. Today, you will find the second lesson in the series using the ebook, 'The Story of Osiris'.
Click below to open the ebook. (You can also open this via the Daily Activity sheets which are in the next file list).
Just the same as you did yesterday, either read the ebook or open the video and listen to the story being read. You can click here to open the video, or you can access it via the Activity Sheets in the file list below.
The Activity sheet below is optional. If you would like to, you can work through this as you watch and listen to the video. Just like yesterday, there is a printer-friendly version, a screen-friendly version and a 'Guidance and Answers' sheet. Don't worry if you would rather not complete this activity as the Daily Reading Task is the main learning for today.
Now that you have read or listened to the story and perhaps completed the optional activity, you should move on to the main Reading Activity for today There are three parts to the sheet - A, B and C. You should at least aim to complete Section A. Some of you will manage to complete A and B. You may even want to work your way through all three of the sections. Choose your level of challenge!
To reinforce and consolidate your understanding of the Points of a Compass, work your way through the slides in the Lesson Presentation, then choose either activity A, B or C to complete. When you have made your treasure map, you could write down your directions for finding the treasure. Remember to use positional and directional language.
Some key vocabulary that you could include is: North, South, East, West, forwards, backwards, turn, next to, clockwise, anticlockwise, quarter turn, half turn, three-quarter turn, right, left.
Don't forget that you can use all eight points of the compass that you now know about.
There is also a game at the end of the activities that you can play if you would like to.
Monday 8th June 2020
This week, for Maths, I thought we would do something a little bit different. We will still complete an Arithmetic test towards the end of the week but we will take a break from White Rose. I would like you to think about 3D shapes and their properties. For the first three days of this week, I would like you to create your own information book or PowerPoint (or a method of your choice) to show your knowledge and understanding of 3D shapes.
You must make sure you name and label your shapes accurately, using correct mathematical language. You will at least need to think about including the following vocabulary:
faces - these are the flat surfaces of a 3D shape
edges - these are the lines where two faces of a 3D shape meet
vertices - these are the points where two or more edges meet
So, if you were describing this cube, you would say: This is a cube. It has 6 faces. It has 12 edges. It has 8 vertices.
If you are drawing your shapes, don’t forget to use a ruler and a sharp pencil, making sure lines are accurately measured. You should aim to include a minimum of four 3D shapes over the next three days.
If you want to extend your work even further, you could think about describing the shape of the faces. You could also label right angles, as well as horizontal, vertical and perpendicular lines. I will add more ideas for extension activities as we go along.
English this week will also be a little bit different and might take a little bit of getting used to but I will explain it thoroughly and if you are at all unsure, please email me via Mrs Machell and I will help.
We will focus on an ebook called 'The Story of Osiris'. This links in with our topic theme of Ancient Egypt. Each day, there will be a different optional activity and a required Reading task linked to the text.
The tricky bit for me to explain is this: there are different ways that you can complete the lesson. You can either download the ebook and read it yourself, or you can watch and listen to a video of the book being read to you or you can listen to the video and read along at the same time using your ebook.
In the file list below you will find the link to the ebook.
You can watch and listen to the book being read by clicking here
If you choose to watch and listen to the story, there is an optional task sheet that you can have a go at as you work through the video. You will need to ask an adult or older sibling to discuss the different questions with you. Remember, this is optional - you can just listen to or read the story as there is a Main Reading Activity to follow. If you choose to complete the optional task, there are three different sheets in the list below. One is a printer-friendly version, one is a screen friendly version and one is a guidance and answer sheet. You can also access the video via these task sheets.
After you have read the book or listened to the story on the video, even if you have chosen not to complete the optional tasks, there is a Main Reading Activity about synonyms for you to do. You will find this below. This activity is split into three sections - A, B and C. You can choose to complete all three sections or just one of them. It's up to you how much you feel you would like to challenge yourself.
This week as part of our Topic work, we will be learning about map skills, including recognising and naming the points of the compass and using grid references. We have already found out whereabouts Egypt can be found on the world map but now we will look more closely at how we can use maps to find our way around and give directions.
In the list below, you will find a Powerpoint all about the points of the compass. Work your way through this, then complete one of the Compass Directions activity sheets. Again, these are split into three levels of difficulty - one star is the least challenging and three stars is more difficult. I have also added a fun activity in which you can cut out and make your own model compass.