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Week 3  Learning 20/4/20 (Summer Term)

eek 3  20/4/20 (Summer Term)

Hi there,

Hope everyone is well and enjoyed family time over Easter. Mr Cook has emailed everyone about the BBC home learning ‘Daily Lessons’ this morning. It looks good and they are using lots of resources that we use in school. It is of course very general so we have covered lots of it already in Y2 so it could be good as a recap of some skills. I will reference lessons that fit in with what we have on our long term plan. It is only meant to be used if useful and you could use all the lessons if you want to.

Here’s this week’s plan. Our new topic for this half term is 'Plants'.

  • Spelling – Test yourself on ‘jumping red words’- our, house, above, love, watch, want and ‘words to log and learn’ from 2B unit 9 - travel, trowel squirrel, angel, camel, label

New Spellings are 2B unit 10 – words ending in al – magical, plural, tropical, petal, animal, capital, comical, crystal, signal, festival, sandal, medical. Learn the ones in bold. Find definitions of any unknown words. Jumping red words to learn – plant, water, wild, move, prove, improve.

  • Phonics – The sound ‘are’ as in share, glare, care, stare; air – chair, stairs, fair; ear – pear, wear, tear. Can you spot/read these graphemes in your reading? Can you spell words with these spelling patterns? Can you make lists with each pattern?
  • Reading – Traditional Tales – Read Jack and The Beanstalk (see PDF resources below) discuss the story and answer the questions. 
  • Writing -  Act out scenes from the story – you could be Jack hiding from the giant, you could pretend to climb the giant beanstalk… Think of words and phrases to describe what you see. Map out the story using the story mapping boxes worksheet below. Have a go at writing about the Giant using the Character description sheet below . Write your own version of the story but make it your own by changing some details. Change Jack for a different child. It could be you. You could change the ending. Remember to include all the usual features – neat handwriting, adjectives, conjunctions, different types of sentences. Can you add some similes to describe things? Read your writing carefully and edit any errors.
  • Grammar and Punctuation – similes – find out about similes and how they work. Have a go at the worksheets below. 
  • Maths Practice – Inverses 1 a day – have a go at the 1 a day sheets below , Maths activity booklet below  This is from Twinkle and it is a good recap of lots of maths so far. Purple Mash has telling the time to 5 mins set as new 2 dos.
  • Maths Topic – Measurement – length We measure length using millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), metres (m) and kilometres (km). Have a go at measuring things around the house then order and compare lengths. There are worksheets below to support this.
  • Science – Plants – Watch seeds grow and record what happens. The booklet below has some good ideas and suggests bean seeds but you could use other seeds for the investigation. Plant some seeds and watch them grow. If you can, plant 4 or 5 pots. Keep a record of what you see. You could keep a seed diary of one of your pots with pictures/photos and sentences.Investigation – What do plants need to stay healthy? Choose 3 of your plants that you are growing (once they have become small plants) and give 1 – water and sun, 2- water but no sun, 3- sun but no water. Predict what might happen. Observe over time – watch your plants and see what happens. Keep a record of what you see. Write down what you have found out about what plants need to stay healthy.
  • Music – I can play simple rhythmic patterns – choose a song or piece of music that you really like. Can you play along to it using a percussion instrument and stay in time? You could make an instrument or improvise (use mum’s saucepans?!)
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