Final Term Week 3
Hello again Class 2 and welcome to another week of Home Learning. I hope that you and your families are safe and well and that you have had a lovely weekend. Thank you for all of the wonderful photographs that you have sent in. I am so proud of you all for working so hard and for keeping your learning going. You are all fantastic! Keep checking in to see if you can spot your work and to have a look at what your classmates have been doing.
Don't forget that all of the activities on our page are only suggestions. You can do all of them, you can challenge yourself and extend your learning or you can choose to just complete as much as is comfortable for you. Sometimes you might even want to take a break or do something completely different. Just do your best!
I will most likely be uploading a few days' activities at a time this week, so make sure you scroll down to the correct day before making a start.
Look at this amazing 3D shape presentation by Thomas S. I especially like how he has included photographs of 3D shapes in the environment as well as providing a challenge for the reader at the end. Well done, Thomas!
More Shape Presentations by Florence, Tyler and Oliver.
So much wonderful work has come in over the weekend! Here are some great examples of 3D shape work from Bodhi.
We may have some future cartologists in Class 2! Here are some of your aerial maps.
While she was making her maps, Florence found an aerial photograph of her Grandma's farm which was taken in 1914! Can you work out how old the photograph is?
Blake has been busy crafting, cooking coconut ladoo sweets, making papyrus and building 3D shape models.
Tyler has completed lots of super work. I think he might be a budding Egyptologist...
Well done to Arthur, who has still managed to keep up with all of his home learning despite being poorly.
We do hope you are on the mend now, Arthur!
Friday 19th June 2020
Well, Class 2, it's Friday again already and we have reached the end of Week 3 of the final term! It has been great to see how hard you are all still working! Keep it up - and don't forget to see who has made it onto this week's Netherseal Stars of the Week page.
It's Target Your Maths day today. I hope you have enjoyed this week's work on coordinates. You should be able to whizz through the activities today.
Choose either Sheet 1 or Sheet 2 from the file list below, then check your answers. Sheet 2 Section A should be quite straightforward - Sections B and C might be a bit more tricky so don't worry if you need to stick to Section A - that's absolutely fine.
Today will be our last day working with the short film, Catch It - click here to open the video make sure you take notice of the name of the director as you will need this for your task...!
I hope this has been an enjoyable way of working whilst still encouraging you to practise and improve your writing skills.
For our final session of the week, I would like you to complete a short film review. Think about summarising the plot, who the characters are, what you liked about the film, what you would have improved, who you would recommend it to, how many stars you would rate it etc. You can use the template that I have uploaded below, or you can create your own. I will look forward to hearing what you thought about this.
To complete our work on map-making, I would like you to work your way through today's slides, discussing the physical and human features of the place where you live. What is the difference between these two types of features?
When you have worked through the slides, why not have a go at one of the following activities:
- Draw your own coordinates grid. You can use the template in the file list below or you can create your own using squared paper or by drawing out a grid (your squares will need to be measured out accurately and drawn with a pencil and ruler). Don't forget that coordinates are used to label the lines on the grid, not the spaces. When you have drawn your grid, why not use it to create your own dream town, treasure island or magical forest? You could even add symbols and a key to show the different physical and human features.
- If you are feeling really creative, you could use your learning from the last two weeks to create a 3D map using shape nets, 3D objects like boxes or kitchen roll tubes or even bricks or Lego to build and represent the different features of the area. You can still add coordinates and a key. I have added an example picture below.
Thursday 18th June 2020
Today, we will begin to link our Maths and Geography work together by starting to look at how coordinates are used in map making. You should now be familiar with how to read and use coordinates on the x-axis and y-axis. Today's work looks at using these skills to find specific objects and read coordinates on maps. We will continue to develop this particular aspect of learning next week.
Choose one of the Activity Sheets from the list below; either a 1, 2 or 3-star activity or if you really feel ambitious you can have a go at the Challenge.
I hope you are enjoying the video and working in this way. The more I watch this video, the more I notice. I wonder if you have found the same thing?
Have another watch of the video by clicking here
Then, finish off your comic strip if you haven't already done so.
Write the long date in your book followed by the title: Catch It! Story Retell.
After that, try to imagine that you are one of the characters in the film. Will you be the vulture? Will you be a brave meerkat? Are you one of the other meerkats who feels quite scared and worried? When you have decided which character you will be, I'd like you to retell the story in your own words. You will need to write in the first person, using the personal pronoun, 'I'. Your writing will be in the past tense because the story has already happened. Talk about how you felt, what you saw and what you thought might happen. You will also need to think carefully about spelling, handwriting and presentation, organising your work into paragraphs and effective use of grammar and vocabulary.
You don't need to write pages and pages for this. You are just retelling what happened, not writing out the whole story. I think you should be able to complete this activity in not much more than a page.
I have uploaded the writing and spelling grids again from our main Class 2 page to help you to remember what you need to be focusing on in order to develop and improve your work.
I wonder how your maps are coming along? Did you remember to add a title? Have you designed and added symbols and a key? Why do you think it is useful for someone to have this information when reading a map? Could it help in an emergency?
I am going to give you some more time to finish off your map work today as I know some of the children who were in school had not quite completed all of the activities so today will give everyone chance to do so.
If you have already worked through all of the tasks for this week so far, there are some coordinate games on Top Marks that you could have a look at and practise your skills. Click here to play
Scroll down to the following games:
- Show the Coordinate
- Find places on a Grid Map
- Make a Rainforest Walking Track
Wednesday 17th June 2020
We will take a little break from co-ordinates today so that we can complete the weekly Arithmetic Test. Just as you have been used to, choose either the Year 3 or Year 4 Arithmetic Test from the list below. Read each question carefully, use the space on the sheet to work out your answer, either through pictures or calculations, then mark your work using the answers at the bottom of the page.
How are you getting on with these weekly tests? Are you finding that you are improving each week or is your score staying around the same level? Is there a particular type of question that you are struggling with? I can always help if there is something that is proving tricky for you. You just need to let me know by emailing Mrs Machell on firstname.lastname@example.org
When you have finished, you might like to take a look at the Co-ordinates game that I have uploaded in the file list. If you have a printer, you can print this out and play it. If not, you could always design your own.
Yesterday, you summarised the story of the film, 'Catch It' by recording the key points. I would like you to use the points that you have mentioned to create your own Comic Strip of the story. We have worked on comic strips before so you should all be familiar with how to do this. I would suggest drawing (or folding a sheet of paper) into 6 sections. You will then need to draw what is happening in each section of the story.
This is your opportunity to think about what the characters might be saying in each part of the film. Use speech bubbles to show what you have imagined that the meerkats and the vulture are saying to each other. You don't have to go into lots of detail. It could be something as simple as, "Stop!" or "Drop it!" or "Give that back!" Don't forget that you do not need to use inverted commas inside speech bubbles, as the bubble itself takes their place, showing what the character is saying. Remember to write your speech neatly first before drawing your bubble around it, rather than drawing the bubble and then trying to squash the words inside. We have practised this in the classroom.
Click here to watch 'Catch It!' and don't forget to send me a photograph of your finished comic strip. I will look forward to seeing these.
Yesterday, your task was to go on a short walk around your local area, looking out for different landmarks and sketching a map of where you live. Today, I would like you to add a key to your map by showing the landmarks or places of interest using symbols. You will then draw the symbols at the side of your map and explain what each of these shows. We have used keys before in school when we have made bar charts, block graphs and pictograms.
Work your way through today's slides then use your map from yesterday to draw or design different symbols for the landmarks or places of interest. Don't forget that your map will need a title which should be underlined. You will find a checklist in the slides to show you the different features that your map will need.
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Following on from yesterday's work on co-ordinates, our work on this theme will continue today. Work your way through the Under the Sea Co-ordinates PowerPoint first, then choose one of the Activity sheets to complete, deciding which of the three different levels you feel most comfortable with. You will find the answers to these activities at the bottom of the document.
If you would like even more of a challenge, I have also uploaded a Challenge Activity for you to get your teeth into!
I hope you enjoyed the short film, 'Catch It' yesterday. I wonder what your favourite part of the film was? I liked the bit where the meerkats got their fruit back but then I couldn't believe it when the head meerkat kicked the fruit back to his friends!! Oh no!!
Today, I would like you to watch the film again. Click here to open the link When you have watched and discussed it, write the long date in your book, followed by the title: Catch It! Summary. I would like you to write a short summary about what happens in the film. Imagine you are telling a friend what happens. You don't need to go into great detail - you just need to include and describe the key points. Remember though, you still need to focus on handwriting and presentation, accurate spelling and 'wow' vocabulary. You can still include all of the things that you know make your writing great, such as adjectives, noun phrases, subordinate clauses, fronted adverbials, similes and metaphor. You should aim to write around half a page. Don't forget to organise your work into paragraphs.
This week, our English work will be centred around a short video called 'Catch It'. The video is quite unusual in that it has no words - just action. I hope you enjoy working in this way - let me know what you think! Click here to watch the video
All of the instructions that you will need once you have watched it are on the sheet in the file below.
Today, we will revisit the theme of Internet Safety and remind ourselves of the importance of working safely and responsibly. All three classes will be working on these activities. Have a look at the files below for your age group, then choose at least one of the activities to work through.
There are also some useful links for your parents and older siblings to read. As well as a Parent Help Sheet which you will find in the file list below, parents can click here for short videos to help with online safety at home. There is also a document that parents may be interested to read, called Screen time: should I be worried? Click here to read this article