26 March

Thursday 26 March 2020

***Yoga Space are running a free kids yoga this morning at 10.30am. You need to register 1 hour before the class starts to take part. ***

Thank you for all the photos of your home learning work so far. It’s been great to hear and see how you have been getting on and we are proud of all your enthusiasm. We are particularly impressed with how neat and well presented your learning is. Keep this up! It is important to take pride in your work. Have a look at the class news page to see some examples.

Physical activity:  As well as your daily exercise outside your house, why not try one of the many activity videos on imovement. There are different ones each day.

Mindfulness activity: Today, take some time to lie down in a quiet place and listen to some relaxing music with your eyes closed. A chance to refocus before restarting your learning.

We’ve had another Lexia achievement with Penelope getting her next Lexia level yesterday.  Well done! Where possible, the aim is to reach Level 9 by the end of Year 2.

Here are your home learning tasks for today.

Task 1 reading

Firstly, try to keep reading a variety of texts while you are learning at home. We recommend 20 minutes of reading every day.

1.Reread the fluency text all about polar bears. You should be able to read it a bit more fluently today now it is more familiar.

2.Use the text to answer the questions below.

Polar bears

Polar bears are the planet’s biggest land-based carnivores – although they actually spend most of their lives around water and ice (their Latin name means ‘sea bear’). So they’re at particular risk from global warming, which is melting the Arctic sea ice they depend on.

Polar bears generally live and hunt alone, though they can be quite social too. They mainly eat seals – using their remarkable sense of smell they can detect a seal in the water beneath a metre of compacted snow, and from almost a kilometre away.

Adults are strong swimmers – they can swim for several hours to get from one piece of ice to another. Their thick white coat and a layer of fat keep them warm and camouflaged in their harsh Arctic environment.

1. Are the following statements true or false?

Polar bears eat plants.           TRUE or FALSE

Polar bears are good at swimming.    TRUE or FALSE

Polar bears often eat seals.    TRUE or FALSE

Polar bears can’t smell very well.      TRUE or FALSE

2.Find and copy a word from the text that means

usually ___________

amazing __________

can’t be seen ________

firmly pressed together ___________

3.How do the polar bears keep warm in the cold Arctic environment?

Challenge: Can you think of your own question about the text?

Task 2 maths

Here are your answers from yesterday’s learning. How did you do?

1 curved side – circle

3 vertices – triangle

4 straight sides – rectangle

4 straight sides of equal length – square

5 sides – pentagon

6 vertices – hexagon

8 sides – octagon

For the challenge question, we would encourage the children to check the number of sides on a shape by marking each side with a line as they count.

Before you start today’s activity, count in 2s, 5s and 10s (upto 24, 60 and 120). You could even teach someone how we use the cross crawl action when we count.

Today, we will be focusing on times tables. Remember in Year 2 we want you to try and learn your ten, five and two times tables (in that order).

1. Spend 10 minutes on Times Tables Rock Stars. Based on our checks in class, you have been set the times table that you need to practise. Please email ([email protected]) if you need help with logging in.

2.Complete the following number sentences. Remember to skip count on your fingers to help you.

3. Put the number sentences in order from from the lowest total to the highest total.

2 x 10 = __

6 x 5 = __

__ = 5 x 2

10 x 10 = __

0 x 5 = __

__ = 12 x 2

9 x 5 = __

1 x 2 = __

Challenge: Choose three of the above times table facts and write down the other facts you know using this information. For example, if you know that 4 x 10 = 40, you also know that 10 x 4 = 40, 40 ÷ 10 = 4 and 40 ÷ 4 = 10.

Task 3 Living and Learning

Our statement for this week is:

1. Tell someone what proud means.

2.Tell someone what showing off means.

2. Imagine someone has got first prize in a talent competition. Draw a picture of them (with two speech bubbles) telling a friend what has happened.

3. Use one speech bubble to show what they might say to their friend if they were feeling proud and in the other what they would say if they were showing off.

Challenge: What might you do if someone was showing off about something?

Finally, we’ve spotted lots of rainbows in windows as we’ve been out for our daily walk. Have you spotted any? Have you got one in your window? We’d love to see it!