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Thursday - 21.05.20

As we won't be uploading home learnig over the 'half term' break, here are some ideas and activities to keep you busy over the break:


Sussex Virtual School Games- Can we beat St Marks's??!!!


Why not try competing against other schools, like St Mark's, in the Sussex Virtual School Games? This is a sports challenge that you can do from home and then give in your scores to see if we can do better than other schools. So far there have been hockey, tennis, football and gymnastics challenges. On Monday the 25th May there will be a new challenge set for the week- sign up at https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/ to find out what the challenges are and to submit your scores!


Currently St Mark's are way ahead of us, as more of their school are doing the challenge and have scored more points! Next week, can we all give it a go and beat them? That would make Mr Chick so happy!!


If you want to send a picture of you doing a challenge, send it to our school email address homelearning@caw.brighton-hove.sch.uk.


Good luck and thanks for representing City Academy Whitehawk so brilliantly!

Mr Chick 


Half Term Activities

We hope you enjoy these exciting activities over the break:


Writing - 21.05.20

I hope you enjoyed the Kevin the Koala Who Could story! It is a brilliant example of what a good story looks like. Now that we have learned it and how to structure a story we are going to have a go at creating our own.


Remember that we can use the original story but change different parts (in the white boxes) to make our own story!


The first part of Kevin the Koala goes like this...


In Australia, there lived a koala called Kevin. All day he would cling to a tree. He was too scared of the grond below. It was too unfair, uncomfortable and unusual!


I have put boxes over the parts we are going to change:



Here's an example of a story that I have written:


In England, there lived a pig called Percy. All day he would sleep in his pigsty. He was too scared of going outside. It was too unsafe, unused and uneven!


Can you have a go writing your own story using this part of the story map? I'd love to see any writing you have done - you can send it to homelearning@caw.brighton-hove.sch.uk


Maths - 21.05.20

How did you get on with reading and drawing o'clock times? Today we are going to learn about half past on a clock. Keep using the clock from your home pack or you can use https://www.visnos.com/demos/clock


Remember that a clock has a longer hand called the minute hand and a shorter hand called the hour hand. 


Whenever the minute hand is pointing at the number six, it is a half past time.

Half past times are tricker because the hour hand will be pointing between two numbers that are next to each other.


Whenever the hour hand goes around the clock it will go the same way, which is called clockwise. It goes this way:




You can find which half past time it is by finding the last number that the hour hand has gone PAST.


I know that this clock is showing me half past 8 because the minute hand is pointing to the 6 which means half past. I know that it is half past 8 becuase the hour hand has gone half way PAST the 8 but not past the 9.


Reading - 21.05.20

Sounds are very important in helping us to read words. This week we are going to practise some phase 3 sounds.

If you aren't sure how to make each sound, here are some videos to help you:

ar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXBQDsgRuMo

igh- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCR2RZ4ZYY

Now can you have a go at these worksheets? Use those sounds to write and read words!

Paragon - 21.05.20

I hope you enjoyed practising your baking skills! Today I'm going to show you how to make a delicious Australian lamington cake, it looks like this:



Here's are some videos with the instructions on how to make it:


No eggs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX3_ooFc88o

Don't forget to whisk, sift and stir!


Science - 21.05.20

How is your celery growing? Remember that it needs water and sunlight to help it grow! Today we are going to do an experiment to prove that plants suck up water and send them to their leaves. 

You will need:

  • a leaf
  • a cup
  • food colouring

and here's how to do the experiment -  https://buggyandbuddy.com/science-kids-exploring-leaves/

Enjoy! I'd love to see your celery or how your leaves look - you can send pictures to homelearning@caw.brighton-hove.sch.uk



You can record what happened in your experiment on this:



Computing - 21.05.20

Well done for getting so many points in 2 minutes everyone who tried 2type! We are going to keep using it today but with some trickier buttons! I have sent it to your 2dos, remember it looks like this:




Today we are going to be pressing the top buttons on a keyboard. They can be a bit trickier to reach as you need to stretch your fingers more! Remember to use the correct finger to press each button - just like you are shown on the screen!




Can you email me how many points you got when you played the game? Remember you can use 2email to message me at anytime! I will try to respond as soon as I can! 


There are also lots of other games to play on 2type with different letters - like capital letters and numbers. They will get you ready for your Computing in Year 2.

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