Wednesday 27th January
Today we need to plan our myth. We are going to use the basis of the Finn MacCool story but change parts -
the names and characters of the giants
the cause of the argument
the trick and how it is resolved.
Some ideas could include: 2 giants argue over the sea about who is the smartest. They throw trees across the lake to walk over. The hero is the giants brother who comes up with a plan to trick the other giant into thinking that there is an even bigger giant hiding in the mountains.
Tuesday 26th January
We are going to start planning our own myth similar to Finn MacCool. Watch the powerpoint and follow the instructions to write a description of two giants for your story.
Year 2 spellings - Year 3 and 4 spellings -
This lesson is all about the counties of England. Do you know which county we live in?
A county is a name for a piece of land - originally owned by a count (or an earl). It is a group of towns and villages.
Have a look at the map of England that shows all of the counties. Discuss where we live and any other family or friends that you know. Do you know someone who lives in a different county?
Recap on the compass points. You are going to answer questions about the position of counties.
**Compass points do not need to start with a capital letter but the names of the counties do as they are proper nouns.
Follow this link to play a fun puzzle game - click to start - click on map puzzles - click on England.
Then put all of the pieces of the puzzle together to make up the counties of England.
Please read Finn MacCool again on Oxford Owl. Discuss which part of the story is your favourite part and why. Also think about your favourite character. Why are they your favourite? Is it because they are strong like Angus?
Clever like Oona? Try to think of more than one reason.
Then complete the sheet below with your answers, try to write in full sentences with as much detail as possible.
Watch this lesson and complete the tasks.
Friday 22nd January
Use the copy of p 32 below to retell the story with your child. Each picture shows a main part of the story to help you. Work through each picture slowly trying to remember vocabulary from the story....Long, long ago, there came a loud knock on the door.
Retell the story orally and then write it out.
Year 3 and 4
Use the copy of p32 below to retell the story but from Angus's point of view.
Speak in first person -me, I.
Think about how Angus would have felt and would have reacted to all of the things that happened to him.
Retell this story orally and then write it out.
Read page 32 see documents below. Answer the questions on the sheet.
We are drawing the flags of the United Kingdom with the symbol of each country on the back. In class we are creating a mobile with the flags attached to the Union Jack at the top. You can choose to create a mobile or simply draw the flags in your book with the symbol underneath. I will post a picture of one of the mobiles once we have completed them.
Below are the flags and the symbols that you will need.
Thursday 21st January
We will be using a text from Oxford Owl for Literacy.
To log in please follow the link above.
***You will find the username and password on the email I sent yesterday.
Once you have logged in scroll down and click on Oxford Owl Ebooks and search for Finn MacCool.
For today's task, read through the book together. Take turns reading from the text, discuss any words they find difficult to read and or don't know the meaning of. As you read discuss the characters and what happens to them.
Complete your spelling test for this week and send the results to Mrs Gleadhill.
If you don't want to do the test then just have a go at trying to spell the words or write them into sentences.
What animals, including humans, need.
• Ask your child to make a list of what makes them happy.
• Children to imagine they will be alone on a desert island for a month. Discuss what they will need to survive. Draw a desert island and draw on it what they think they would NEED to survive.
• Next, children to draw each of these animals and write around them what they need to survive:
deer, rabbit, horse, lion, hedgehog.
Establish that they all need air, shelter, food and water.
Discuss what would happen if their basic needs were not met.
Wednesday 20th January
Please watch the powerpoint and then look around your house for 5 items and write a sentence about them.
This is mummy's bag.
This is Sam's pencil case.
Have a go at these activities with your family.
Watch for the video's to find out what you need to do.
Now draw your own arrays for....
6 x 2
3 x 10
7 x 10
7 x 5
2 x 10
4 x 5
9 x 5
Before starting the lesson please spend some time going through the 3 times tables.
You can count in 3's together and write them down for reference or play hit the button.
Take today's lesson to complete your research from yesterday and to write it up neatly. Take your time and be proud of your work. Please email a photo of your work so it can be added to our display.
Today we are going to learn about the capital cities of the countries of England.
Monday 18th January
Friday 15th January
Thursday 14th January
Now look around your house and list items that you find. For example -
In the kitchen I have a table, kettle, chairs and food.
In the cupboard I can see biscuits, beans, pasta and sauce.
In the bathroom there is a toilet, bath and a sink.
Write as many of these sentences as you can. Try to use the commas in place of writing and in between each word.
Write these words into sentences using a and an correctly.
Please find this weeks spellings on the powerpoints below.
Watch the video clip of when the man was lowered through the roof (Luke 5:17 - 26).
After the video, answer the questions below.
Wednesday 13th January
Have a go at this circuit with Marcus Rashford. Get your family involved!
All children, continuing listening to the story to the end. Talk about the story and what happens, how Floella would have felt at different parts of the story - when she saw her mum again for the first time, when people were mean to her etc.
Today we are learning about the world, it's continent and oceans.
Now look at the map of the world and using compass points write statements about position.
Europe is to the west of America.
North of Oceania is Asia.
The Pacific Ocean is to the west of North and South America.
Extension - can you learn all of the continents and oceans.
***Can you go even further and draw a map of the world from memory?
Can you draw the continents correctly and it would be very impressive if you correctly labelled the seas and oceans too!
Please follow this link and watch multiplication equal groups video. (Please don't worry about when it asks you to complete thee worksheet on the video, we do not have access to these).
We are going to read a book called Coming to England by Floella Benjamin. Parents might remember her from Playschool - I used to watch her and am possibly showing my age
Follow this link to watch a reading of the text. Please stop the video at 2 minutes 23 seconds.
Science - we are learning about the different parts of the body and why exercise is so important for us.
Follow this link for two videos. When you have finished please create an amazing poster explaining why exercise is important for us. Make it colourful, keep it neat and please send a photo of it to the class 2 email.
Listen to the story of Blind Bartimaeus.
Draw a picture of Jesus and Blind Bartimaeus and retell the story underneath it. Try to remember as much as you can. Write neatly!
There are also some money activities on purplemash to complete.
Below are the spellings for each year group. Some children may not learn the spellings for their year group - if your child finds them too easy move up onto the next year groups spellings. If they find them too difficult move onto the year groups below, or focus on half of the spellings. If you are still unsure please email me.
Read and discuss the spellings.
Learn how to spell them and practice for a test at home next Wednesday!
Join the rest of our school AND other schools in Accrington in taking part in the Santa Dash - modified slightly for our class so we can enjoy the fun at home!
At 1pm, dress up in your Christmas Jumper, Elf costume or just grab some tinsel and follow the link!
Click on Summer term week 2 w/c 27th April - Lesson 3 - Four operations with length
Watch the presentation and complete the questions:
As part of our science linked to our topic of Tim Peak, we investigated the most suitable packaging to take food into space. We tested the packaging by pouring cold soup into them (its looks a bit disgusting as you will see!). We tested tin foil, kitchen roll, cardboard and a plastic resealable bag. We predicted what might happen and then found out that the most suitable packing was the plastic resealable bag.
We have been using counters to help us understand place value when adding and subtracting.
Thank you for the homework that you have completed so far, we have been amazed by the standard. It's lovely to have our classroom filled with hot air balloons!
Year 3 & 4 high frequency words
All children should be able to spell all words listed below by the time they leave Year 4.
Wizard of Oz role play with masks that the children have made themselves during an art lesson.
R.E. September 2017
David and Goliath
After reading the story of David and Goliath, some of Class 2 had fun using masks and acting out the story!