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Monday 1.3.21

9:00 - Assembly with Mrs Scott on Teams

Phonics - Spelling the /r/ sound in different ways

 

The /r/ sound in some some words can be spelt with a silent w, for example wrap or wrong. Look at some examples of words that spell the /r/ sound in different ways in the video below.

 

There is a wordsearch below that you can print or try to find the words on the screen.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

If you are usually in Mrs Mayse, Miss Pearson or Mrs Bevan's phonics group then you will be focusing on the /oy/ sound this week.

Click here for the video lesson. Please note you will need a paper and pencil for the dictation activity.

Handwriting

 

This week you are continuing to learn how to form capital letters correctly. Watch the video to recap how to form the capitals N to Z. You can try to copy the video on lined paper or there is a sheet below you can use.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

English - Using apostrophes for contractions

 

The apostrophe can be used to show where letters are missing in words like don't or should've. Find out about the rules for making words shorter using the apostrophe in the lesson below.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

There is a Mild, Spicy or Hot challenge below you can choose. Either complete the work on the sheet or write the words down on lined paper.

10:00 - English live drop in session on Teams - Making contractions. We will be going through how make words shorter by using apostrophes. Children can follow spelling rules and write contracted words. It would be helpful if you have a piece of paper and a pencil, or a whiteboard and pen, for this session.

Maths - Recognising 2D shapes

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

If you would like some more practise with remembering shape names then you can complete the matching activity below.

 

We'd like you to go on a shape hunt around your house and/or garden looking for 2D shapes. You could record what you find on a piece of paper or on the sheet below.

 

Finally, have a go at the reasoning problems - these have been set as an assignment on Microsoft Teams so please submit your answers there.

 

11:30 - Maths live drop in session on Teams -  This will be a chance to share what shapes you found on your shape hunt and a discussion based on today's reasoning problems.

World Book Day - Creative task

 

This week we are celebrating World Book Day with activities through the week. This afternoon we will be looking at the classic tale Peter Pan. The lesson features a retelling of the story then there is a chance to complete a creative task linked to the story.

 

You can choose which creative task to complete depending on your circumstances at home and what you would like to do. There are some options given in the document below or you can complete something else linked to the story. If your child has a sibling, they can work together on the project. There is also the option to share what you create with the school using the upload link on the Library Zone page of the Greswold website. Note that sharing the work online is completely optional. It would be lovely if you can bring your creations to the class catch up sessions on Friday so they can be shared with the class.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

Tuesday 2.3.21

Phonics - Spelling the /r/ sound in different ways

 

Continue to learn about spelling the /r/ sound using r or wr in the video below.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

Can you work out which words have been mixed up in the activity below? The second page contains the answers so you can check if you are correct.

If you are usually in Mrs Mayse, Miss Pearson or Mrs Bevan's phonics group then you will be focusing on the /oy/ sound this week.

Click here to watch the video lesson again. Then have a go at practising the words on the worksheet below:

Guided Reading - Reading Gigantosaurs Dino-Spot

 

Over the next three days, we are going to focus on the author Jonny Duddle who is one of this year's World Book Day featured authors. Today you can listen to one of his stories and then answer some questions. There are some points to pause to think or discuss answers. There is no need to write anything down.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

English - Apostrophes for singular possession

 

As well as showing where letters are missed out, we can also use apostrophes to show possession such as in, "This is the cat's bed". We only need to focus on singular words and will come back to words ending with s at another time. The video goes through how to write sentences with apostrophes to show possession.

 

Click here to watch the video.

 

Below there is a sheet with a Mild, Spicy or Hot option. This work can be completed on the sheet or written onto lined paper.

10:00 - English live drop in session on Teams - Using apostrophes for possession. We will be going through how to use the apostrophe to show ownership and writing sentences using possessive apostrophes correctly. It would be helpful if you have a piece of paper and a pencil, or a whiteboard and pen, for this session.

Maths - Counting sides and vertices on 2D shapes

 

Click here to watch the video lesson

 

Then choose to complete either the Mild, Spicy or Hot activity below:

11:30 - Maths live drop in session on Teams -  We will count the sides and vertices on some 2D shapes together. Then we will have a discussion about today's Hot challenges.

PSD - Identifying feelings of relaxation and stress

 

Part of being healthy is understanding the importance of finding some time to relax and be calm every day.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

We would then like you to spend at least 10 minutes doing an activity that you find relaxing (There are some ideas on the video lesson)

RE - Holy Week

 

Find out about the events of Holy Week by watching the video lesson below. 

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

You can now draw faces for each of the pictures to show how the people in the story were feeling and how you felt. If you cannot print, you can draw the faces on a separate piece of paper or write down the words to describe the feelings at each point.

Wednesday 3.3.21

Phonics - Spelling the /l/ sound in different ways

 

The /l/ sound can be spelt in different ways at the end of words. Today, learn about words that end with -le.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

The activity below involves printing - however you can practise writing the words ending -le without printing the sheet.

If you are usually in Mrs Mayse, Miss Pearson or Mrs Bevan's phonics group then you will be focusing on the /oy/ sound this week.

Click here to watch the video lesson again. Then have a go at the activity below:

Guided Reading - Finding out about author Jonny Duddle

 

You can find out about Jonny Duddle in the video lesson below. The original video is linked to below in case the sound quality is not good enough.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

Click here to watch the World Book Day video on YouTube (watch up to 6:53).

 

At the end of the video there is a choice of tasks - you can discuss or draw/write what to take when dino spotting or find out more about dinosaurs using the information sheets below.

English - Planning a character description of the Big, Bad Wolf

 

Last week you made a plan about Little Red Riding Hood ready for writing. Today you are going to use the same method to create a plan for the Big, Bad Wolf from the story. The video lesson looks at jotting down key words and phrases ready for writing. The plan can be written on a sheet of lined paper or you can use the optional sheet below.

 

Towards the end of the video, there is a choice to read a selection of descriptions of the wolf independently or listen to them being read. If you would like to read the text yourself, it is also below.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

10:00 - English live drop in session on Teams - Writing a plan for the Big, Bad Wolf. This session will allow discussion about the vocabulary that can be using to write the description of the wolf tomorrow. We will create a plan together that can be used in the next lesson.

Maths - Drawing 2D shapes

 

Click here to watch the White Rose video lesson.

 

Now choose to complete one of the activities below:

MILD: Complete the worksheet (use a ruler to join the dots to draw each shape)

SPICY: Draw a rectangle, a square and a triangle on the dotty paper (start at a vertex then use a ruler to draw each straight side)

HOT: Complete the White Rose worksheet (use a ruler for each shape you draw)

 

If you are unable to print at home then practise drawing some of the 2D shapes we have learnt about this week on a piece of paper (ideally used squared paper and a ruler, or you could get an adult to draw some dots for you on plain paper)

11:30 - Maths live drop in session on Teams -  Demonstration on how to use a ruler to draw 2D shapes on squared and dotty paper.

PE - Dance based on African animals

 

Join in with this audio lesson from the BBC.

Thursday 4.3.21

Phonics - Spelling the /l/ sound in different ways

 

The /l/ sound can be spelt in different ways at the end of words. Today, learn about words that end with -le.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

If you are usually in Mrs Mayse, Miss Pearson or Mrs Bevan's phonics group then you will be focusing on the /oy/ sound this week.

Click here to watch the video lesson again. Then have a go at the wordsearch below:

Guided Reading - Creating a dino spotter

 

Yesterday you found out about the author and illustrator Jonny Duddle. Today the task is to be an illustrator and create a dinosaur spotter. This could be a picture of one or more dinosaurs. The video lesson introduces a task and has a clip of Jonny drawing a triceratops. 

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

To help with the drawing, there are some sheets below or some videos that go step by step.

 

This is the link to the video of Jonny Duddle drawing the triceratops:

Click here for the video on YouTube (drawing the dinosaur starts at 6:53).

 

Jonny Duddle also has some other step-by-step guides to drawing his characters. These are quite a challenge.

Click here to watch how to draw Bill the diplodicus on YouTube.

Click here to watch how to draw a parasaurolophus on YouTube.

Click here to watch how to draw a triceratops on YouTube.

Click here to watch how to draw Bonehead the Ankylosaurus on YouTube.

English - Writing a description of the Big, Bad Wolf

 

Today you are going to be changing your plan into full sentences to describe the Big, Bad Wolf who tried to eat Little Red Riding Hood. The video lesson takes you through a good version of a description. This example is also available below if you would like to look at it (but please don't just copy it out). 

 

This is a chance to use the skills you have been learning and really show off your writing.

 

For Mild, focus on writing clear sentences with good vocabulary.

For Spicy, also try to use the punctuation you have been learning correctly.

For Hot, also try to use some different types of sentences.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

This task has been set as an assignment on Teams. Please upload your work for feedback.
10:00 - English live drop in session on Teams - Writing a description of the Big, Bad Wolf - This session will get you started with the description and is a chance to discuss ideas for sentences. You will need to have your plan, lined paper and a pencil so you are ready to write.

Maths - lines of symmetry

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

Choose one of the following activities to complete:

MILD: Cut out each shape and fold it in half to find the vertical line of symmetry.

SPICY: Complete the White Rose worksheet below:

HOT: Look at the shapes on the sheet and draw on all of the lines of symmetry. Be careful though, some shapes don't actually have any lines of symmetry.

 

* If you do not have a printer then you can draw your own shapes on a piece of paper, cut them out and practise finding the lines of symmetry.

11:30 - Maths live drop in session on Teams -  Support with how to find a vertical line of symmetry and a chance to discuss the questions on the SPICY worksheet.

Science - Baby animals and how they grow

 

Click here to watch the video lesson

 

Choose one of the following activities:

MILD: See matching worksheet below

SPICY: See activity sheet below

HOT: Choose 2/3 animals and on a piece of paper, draw a life cycle for each animal. Add labels to show how the animal changes at each life stage (there is an example on the video lesson)

Friday 5.3.21

9:00 - Well done assembly with Mrs Scott on Teams

Phonics - Recap of making the /r/ and /l/ sounds in different ways

 

This week in Phonics we have been looking at alternative spellings for the /r/ and /l/ phonemes.

If you are finding any of these spellings tricky you could watch the video lessons from this week again.

 

Please practise spelling the words below. You may want to use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' worksheet. Once you have spent some time practising the words you could get someone at home to test you on them.

 

write, wrong, wrap, wrench, wreck, written, table, apple, bottle, little, middle, cuddle

If you are usually in Mrs Mayse, Miss Pearson or Mrs Bevan's phonics group then you will be focusing on the /oy/ sound this week.

Click here to watch the video lesson again.

Practise the spelling words from the end of the video and, if possible, get someone at home to test you on them

English - Comparing different versions of Little Red Riding Hood

 

The story of Little Red Riding Hood is a traditional tale and has been retold by many authors. Today you are going to compare two different versions of the story - the one with Brenda and a slightly different one. The video lesson takes you through comparing the characters, settings and plot. 

 

Click here to watch the video lesson. 

 

For a Mild challenge, discuss the differences. For Spicy, there is a sheet to compare the two versions. If you cannot print, you can discuss the answers. For Hot you can write sentences to compare the two versions. Again, there is a sheet or you can write your comparison on a piece of lined paper.

Maths - Drawing symmetrical shapes and patterns

 

Click here to watch the White Rose video lesson

 

If you have a printer:

MILD challenge: Complete the symmetrical patterns worksheet below

SPICY challenge: Complete questions 1, 2 and 3 on the White Rose worksheet below

HOT challenge: Complete questions 4 and 5 on the White Rose worksheet below.

 

If you do not have a printer:

MILD challenge: Click here to play an online symmetry game

SPICY/HOT challenge: Draw your own symmetrical patterns and pictures on a piece of paper (squared paper is best if you have it). There are 2 examples below.

Remember the live Teams class catch up sessions

 

We will be discussing the work you have completed for World Book Day and thinking ahead to seeing you back in school on Monday.

 

1:00 - Rabbits

1:30 - Otters

2:00 - Badgers

Geography - Describing human and physical features

 

This lesson covers the geographical language that Year 2 need to know. You will go through the key physical and human features then try to use it correctly to describe pictures.

 

Click here to watch the video lesson.

 

For a Mild challenge, look at the pictures below and pick out one feature in each picture.

For a Spicy challenge, pick out the correct words to describe each picture.

For a Hot challenge, try to add labels to the pictures or draw a scene then label it with the correct geographical language.

Peter Pan Performance

 

To finish off the week celebrating World Book Day, there is a theatre performance of Peter Pan you can watch. It is from the CBeebies channel so is more suited for children in Key Stage 1. It lasts 39 minutes so you could watch some or all of it to see the story be brought to life on the stage.

 

Click here to watch the performance on the CBeebies website. 

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