Final Term Week 4
Hello again Class 2 and welcome to another week of home learning. I hope you and your families have all had a wonderful weekend!
Once again, I have received some wonderful examples of work which I shall be uploading as the week goes on, so do have a look at what your classmates have been doing and see if you can spot some work of your own too. I wonder who will receive a certificate this week and have their name on our 'Stars of the Week' page?
I will be uploading large 'chunks' of activities at a time this week so again, make sure you scroll down to the correct day so that the work is completed sequentially.
As always, the activities which I upload are only suggestions so feel free to adapt them or just do as much as is comfortable for you.
Arthur has been so busy completing lots of work and has made this brilliant 3D map! Keep up the good work, Arthur!
Megan used all of her cartography skills to create a map of the area in which she lives. She was also inspired by our work on 'The Story of Osiris' to write this amazing poem...! Well done, Megan!
Thomas B imagined he was the vulture in the video, 'Catch It!' and has been practising his mapping and coordinates skills. I like your imaginary 'Raceolopolis' town, Thomas!
Bodhi has been working hard again and has sketched a map of where he lives as well as producing some carefully drawn coordinates work.
Friday 26th June 2020
Can you believe it's Friday again?! We only have three more weeks of the Summer Term left and you have reached the end of another week of home learning! Well done to all of you for continuing to work so hard and well done to the Stars of the Week who have earned themselves a certificate. I hope you have enjoyed our PE-based topic work this week. What great weather we have had!
Here are your tasks for today.
I have uploaded the Friday Maths Challenge from White Rose Maths for each year group, so that you can refresh your Maths skills. You will find the links in the documents in the file list below. I have also uploaded some coordinates activities for you to do if you would like something extra.
All you need to do is plot the coordinates given for each line, then join them up before starting on a new line of coordinates. This should make a picture when you have plotted your coordinates correctly.
How are you getting on with your non-chronological report? By now, most of you should have completed a mind map, researched each of your questions (making some notes to use) and planned and written your Introduction. Don't worry if you haven't got that far or even if you have managed to get a bit further on.
Over the next few days (by Wednesday next week) you will need to continue to write up your report. You should aim to write a short paragraph (at least three sentences) for each of the questions that you generated.
You will then need to make sure you have included pictures (with labels and/or captions), fact boxes and a Conclusion. I will check in with you again next week to guide you towards finishing off your piece of work.
Final Cricket Challenges
I hope you have enjoyed your topic work this week and managed to play some sports outside in the glorious sunshine! Remember to send me a photograph of your cricket ball cupcakes!
Thursday 25th June 2020
Well done for completing all of the work on grid references so far this week. Today will be our final day of new learning for this area and we will step it up from four-figure grid references to looking at six-figure grid references!! Tricky stuff, but I am sure you will get the hang of this if you watch the PowerPoint carefully and ask an adult or older sibling to work through this with you.
Work your way through the PowerPoint below, then choose either the Challenge Activity 1 (easier) or Challenge Activity 2 (trickier). Work your way through as much of the activities as you are able.
Year 3 - if you are only able to work with four-figure grid references, this is completely fine. Just do as much as you are comfortable with.
Over the next few days (this will take us into the early part of next week), I would like you to continue with your non-chronological report about Tutankhamun. You should have already written your Introduction so now you need to think about the content of your report. Use your mind map to remind you what each paragraph will be about. You will need research each question so that you can expand on this in your finished piece of writing.
Don't forget to include sub-headings, pictures, labels, captions and fact boxes. You need to choose your vocabulary carefully in order to excite and draw in the reader - make them want to read your work by using 'wow' words, alliteration and interesting information.
When you have completed each section of your report, it's a good idea to add a final sentence or two to conclude your work. These should refer back to your Introduction in order to 'tie up' your writing and make it relevant. For example, if your Introduction asks the reader if they have ever wanted to know how old Tutankhamun was when he became ruler of Egypt, you could now say something like, 'Now you know all about how this boy-king came to be the leader of Ancient Egypt.'
Remember - you still need to think about careful spelling, handwriting, presentation and punctuation. All of these things add up to make a great piece of writing.
Thursday's Cricket Activities
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Good morning Class 2. Here we are half way through another week of home learning! I hope you are having a super week in the sunshine.
Here are your learning activities for today.
Here is your weekly Arithmetic Test. As usual, choose either the Year 3 or the Year 4 test and work your way through the questions - remember to read these carefully, especially the mathematical symbols. Don't risk losing marks by carrying out an addition when it should be a division, for example. You can use the space to work out your answers. Keep an eye out for any of those 2-mark questions!
For those of you who finish and would like an extra activity to get on with, why not have a go at the grid reference game below? If you don't have a printer, you could draw your own grid and plot your ships on it. Remember - grid references label the lines on the axes, not the spaces!
Hopefully, you have found out some interesting facts about Tutankhamun. You should now have some ideas about what you would like to include in your non-chronological report. If you have not yet completed your mind map, you should do this first today as it will help you to focus on how you will build your report. Once it is complete, write the title of your report - make it catchy - and then plan your introduction. Don't forget that this is a fantastic opportunity to weave a question into your writing. You could start your Introduction with one. A non-chronological report is also a really good piece of writing to enable you to use all four different sentence types - questions, statements, commands and exclamations. I have added a PowerPoint below to remind you of these.
Your Introduction doesn't need to be too long - just a few sentences will be enough - but make sure these are well-written and well-punctuated. This is your opportunity to engage the reader and make them want to read on.
Cricket for Wednesday
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Good morning, Class 2. I hope you are all well and that you managed to get outside in the sunshine and practise some of your PE and Cricket Skills!
Today, we will continue with our learning about grid references. You are going to use your grid referencing skills to follow clues to crack a code!
Work your way through the PowerPoint in the file list below. The last few slides go on to talk about 6-figure grid references! Don't worry about this too much today as we will look at these later in the week. Once you have worked through the slides, I would like you to have a go at either the 1-star or the 2-star activities - you will need to open either Map 1 (1-star) or Map 2 (2-star) then complete the code breaking sheet that goes with your map. I realise that the code-breaking sheets come up in pairs but you only need to complete one of these! Good luck!
I hope you enjoyed finding out all about pharaohs in yesterday's lesson. For the rest of the week, we will turn our attention to possibly the most well-known of them all - Tutankhamun. By the end of the week, I would like you to create your own non-chronological report about this famous pharaoh. Today is a good time to start researching and planning the content of your report. You already know how to write one of these as we completed one about Egyptian landmarks last term.
Today, I would like you to watch this short BBC Bitesize video about Tutankhamun then spend some time carrying out some research. Why not write down four or five questions that you would like to find the answers to? These could then be the subject of each paragraph in your report. You might ask questions such as, 'Who was Tutankhamun?', 'How old was he when he became king?', 'When did Tutankhamun die?', 'Who discovered his tomb?' etc.
I have added a blank mind map to start you off with your plan for your work. Don't worry if you don't get this far today. You will have time to complete it tomorrow if you need to. I have also added a Success Criteria for a non-chronological report so that you can be thinking about what you will need to include.
Today's Cricket Activities
Here are the suggested Cricket Activities for today.
Monday 22nd June 2020
I was really impressed with the work you completed last week and how quickly you got the hang of coordinates. Well done! Just one reminder - when drawing and labelling your own grid, remember that the numbers must mark the lines on the grid and not the spaces!
Following on from the work you carried out last week, I thought it would be a really good point at which to link our Maths with Geography and begin to look at grid references. Grid references are used on maps to help the map-reader to locate a place. Four figure grid-references can be used to pinpoint a location within a square. When you are using grid references, you use the same method as we did with coordinates - 'along the corridor and up the stairs.
Watch the Powerpoint in the list below. This will explain things more fully. When you have watched it, have a go at the Treasure Island Activity, working your way through as much of it as you can.
This week, I would like you to begin to think about who the Egyptian pharaohs were and why they were important. We will begin by looking at different pharaohs and then move on to focussing on perhaps the most famous pharaoh of them all - Tutankhamun. By the end of the week, I would like you to produce your own fact sheet about Tutankhamun. For today though, take a look at the Lesson Slides in the file list below. When you have worked your way through the slides, open the Pharoahs worksheets and choose either Sheet 3A, 3B or 3C. Use the word banks on the sheets as well as your learning from the slides to complete the blanks. The Information Sheet after 3C will also help you to do this.
This week, our whole school topic work will take a slightly different approach - as it is National School Sports Week, Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week and Tuesday marks Olympic Day (phew!!), we are challenging you to get active! The weather is meant to be kind to us all week so this is a really good opportunity to go outside and practise your sporting skills.
Take a look at the activities in the file list below. Choose an activity from the 'PE Activities' folder, then choose an activity from the 'National Cricket Challenge' folder. A new cricket challenge will be uploaded each day. You can complete these with your brothers, sisters or even your whole family - the main thing is that you keep active and have lots of fun!