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w/b 18th May

Hi Class 2!

I hope you have all had a nice weekend and enjoyed your activities set for last week!

Here are some activities for this week if you would like some further ideas – it is just this week to go then it is half term so keep going you are doing amazingly and so are your parents!  I know you are working hard and learning lots – I can’t wait to hear all about your home learning when we get back to school.

Mathematics:

This week I would like us to start looking at measurement – White Rose have some good lessons on this – here is the link:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

I would like you to give Summer term – week 1 – lessons 3 and 4 a go.   These will be good introductions to measuring using centimeters and meters.  We will be looking into this further next term but these would be a great start!

Once you feel confident with the lessons – you could measure items in your house and record them in a table – I would like you to select an object – think carefully about how long you thing it is and make an estimate – record your estimate and then measure it with your ruler or tape measure.

 If you do not have a ruler or tape measure then you can measure in hands.  Use the length of your hand and estimate how many hands the object will be – then measure it counting how many hands it actually is.

Create a table with 4 columns – the first you can write or draw the object, next will be your estimate (don’t forget to add the unit of measurement after your estimate eg. cm or m – otherwise I might think it is sausages!).  The next will have the actual measurement and if you are confident the last column could have the difference between your estimate and the actual measurement.

As an additional activity – you could create 2 piles – one with objects that you think are less then 1m and one with objects which you think are more than 1m – you can then measure them to see whether you were correct.

If you are growing plants at home – you could measure the size of them every few days and think of a good way to record the measurements.

English:

This week I would like you to look at identifying and using homophones – here is a link to a task on bbc bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7g8jhv

Also make sure you are reading every day and get your adults to ask you questions about the text – some questions you may ask:

  • What do you think the book will be about?
  • Who are the main characters?
  • What does the word ______ mean?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • Can you retell the story so far?
  • What was your favourite part and why?

Science:

One thing I have noticed since we have not been at school is the amount of birds that are around – maybe because there are less people and cars around.  I would like you to find out a bit more about bird habitats.  Have a look at theis RSPB link – it will tell you more about different types of habitats. 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-habitats/

Talk to an adult about what types of birds you may see at your home and why.  Then spend some time quietly in your garden or looking out a window or keep your eye out if you go on a walk – how many birds did you see?  Can you identify them?  I have uploaded a bird watching checklist along with this newsletter for you to use or you could create your own way of recording the birds you see. 

If you would like to do some art this week – you could choose one of the birds that you spotted and draw or paint a picture or make a collage.

 

Keep smiling and I shall message you all after half term!

 

Mrs Grassby :) 

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