Thursday 21st May
Well done to all Greenfinches and Goldfinches for their hard work with home learning and on our Live Lessons. You've really impressed so many teachers with your behaviour for learning and our socks have been blown off by the learning sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address - keep it coming!
Here is the learning update for the rest of the week. You will also find a Half Term challenge on the next blog post.
Maths: Thursday – Whole/half and quarter turns. Now that you’ve learnt about Left and Right, Clockwise and Anticlockwise, North, South, East and West you are ready to learn about different types of turns. First, watch this fun song you can join in with and learn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bYNbOKXiXM Next, follow this powerpoint to learn more and have a go at some challenges to learn more. This gives a bit extra information about the turns, including how many degrees they are. This knowledge is not required in Year 2 but it is great to learn as a challenge. Last, have a go at this activity. There are 3 levels of challenge to choose from. Don’t forget that we can print resources at school if you don’t have a printer.
Friday – Game Day! See how much you have learnt by playing these different games that test your position and direction knowledge. Left and right – https://pbskids.org/peg/games/hungry-pirates North, South, East and West – http://toytheater.com/compass.php Quarter, half, full turns - http://www.snappymaths.com/other/shapeandspace/position/interactive/turns/turns.htm Clockwise and Anticlock wise (and everything we’ve learnt this week!) – click here for the game.
Writing and Reading: For Thursday and Friday your challenge is to learn a poem and perform it! This is great for reading with expression and understanding how poems can be different and similar to stories!
Top Tips on how to perform poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV23xoZRkI
Here are some poems by a brilliant children’s poet Ian Bland, click the image to read them!
Have a go at learning one of these poems and perform it to your family, a pet or your favourite toy. It might take a few tries to learn it off by heart, or you could use the words too. Send us photos or videos to email@example.com if you would like!
After half term we will have a brilliant new writing booklet all about rainbows and how they are made!
Spelling: We hope you have liked using the Sir Linkalot videos. The spelling challenge for today and tomorrow needs help from an adult. Ask them to read out this story and see if you can write it down, getting the homophone words correct. See how many you can get right! The bold words are the homophones we have been learning this week.
Lola and the long wait
Thursday: Chapter 1. One hour had passed and Lola was still waiting for her sister to get home. Luckily it was a quiet day with sunny weather so she took a break from her homework to get a piece of cake to eat. She took her cake outside and sat on the plain front step. She could hear a plane zooming above her head.
Friday: Chapter 2. All of a sudden, Lola heard a car whizz past her house, disturbing her peaceful breaktime. It came to a sudden brake outside her house and she couldn’t quite believe what she saw. A little puppy jumped out of the car and ran towards her. Lola was wondering whether this was really happening. “This is our new dog!” shouted Lola’s sister. “This is the best day ever!” shouted Lola.
Next week is our half term so there will not be a website update or any Electa Live Lessons. Your adult will help you decide what you will do over this week. To help, we will upload some more home learning and some fun activities for you to choose to do if you would like. We hope you carry on staying safe, emailing us on Purple Mash and having lots of fun!