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January 2021 

 

 

 

 

Our London skyline display made up of artwork and writing completed in class and by some of our home learners. A fantastic effort by all of the children. smiley

Wednesday 27th January

 

Maths

 

Literacy 

 

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 hero/heroine

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

 

Maths 

Literacy 

 

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. 

Remember that the Finn MacCool myth was invented to explain how the Giant's Causeway was created. Have a look at these images of the Giant's Causeway - do you think that it is possible the giants created this? Could they have walked across on these rocks? 

Year 2 spellings -                                   Year 3 and 4 spellings -

medal                                                                                forgetting

petal                                                                                  forgotten

capital                                                                               beginning

hospital                                                                             preferred

animal                                                                               permitted

equal                                                                                 regretting

final                                                                                   committed

pedal                                                                                 forbidden

local                                                                                  propelled

magical                                                                             equipped

Geography

 

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. 

Monday 25th January
Maths

Literacy

 

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. 

Geography

Watch this lesson and complete the tasks. 

 

Friday 22nd January 

 

Maths

 

Literacy 

 

Year 2 

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. 

Reading

 

Read page 32 see documents below. Answer the questions on the sheet. 

Flags

 

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

 

Maths

 

Literacy

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. 

Science

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

 

Maths

 

 

Literacy

 

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.

P.E.

Have a go at these activities with your family. 

Watch for the video's to find out what you need to do. 

Tuesday 19 January
Maths
Yesterday in school we realised that a lesson to recap arrays would be very useful as some children were getting confused. Here is a powerpoint and worksheet to ensure a thorough understanding of arrays and why we use them. Any problems at home then please send me an email and I will help. 
Please only complete a few of these pages. 

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

Year 3 

 

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.

 

Literacy

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. 

 

Geography

 

Today we are going to learn about the capital cities of the countries of England. 

Now draw the capital cities in the correct place on your map of the UK from our previous geography lessons. 

Monday 18th January 

Maths

 

 

Literacy

Friday 15th January 

 

Maths

 

Literacy 

 

Year 2 

 

Write out the sentences from slide 14 onwards. Try to use commas correctly. 

Computing

 

 

Thursday 14th January

 

Maths

Literacy

 

 

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. 

 

elephant

chocolate

orange

umbrella

dog

 

SPELLINGS

 

Please find this weeks spellings on the powerpoints below. 

RE

 

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

 

Maths

 

Year 2
Year 3
Complete the tasks set on the video (on your own paper - worksheets not available) and then use hit the button game to consolidate their 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables. 

Literacy

 

Year 2

 

PE

 

Have a go at this circuit with Marcus Rashford. Get your family involved! 

Tuesday 12th January
It is important that you can count in 5's up to 50 and then back down again by the end of Year 2. Use these videos and games to help you. 
Year 3 and 4
Now play hit the button, first complete your 2, 5 and 10 times tables and then move onto 4's and 8's. 

Literacy 

 

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. 

 

 

 

Geography 

 

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. 

For example:

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! 

Monday 11th January

Maths

Please follow this link (Autumn week 12) and watch the video - make equal groups activity. Please don't worry about when it asks for you to complete the worksheet on the video - we do not have access to these.

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). 

 

Literacy 

 

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 surprise

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. 

***Remember to keep learning your spellings!! yes

RE

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!
Print out the blank map of the UK below and label the countries and seas.

Maths Challenge for Years 3 and 4 

There are also some money activities on purplemash to complete. 

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home

Spellings

Year 2 

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! 

 

Year 3 
Year 4 spellings

Science

Also log into purplemash and complete the science activity.

A celebration of your home learning

Santa Dash - isolation style!

SANTA DASH

 

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!

 

 

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British Values Rule of Law

Stone Age Necklaces

Science Searching for different types of rocks around school

Place value using base ten

Autumn 1 Knowledge Organiser
Stone Age Homework Grid
Brienne has written a book review of Matilda. In her review she has included quotes from the text and written about her favourite characters and favourite parts of the story. Have a read through it. Could you write a book review about your favourite book? 

Look at what we have been learning at home!

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

Click on Summer term week 2 w/c 27th April - Lesson 3 - Four operations with length

Watch the presentation and complete the questions: 

What have we been doing in Class 2? 
Some of us in Class 2 have been learning to find half of numbers and shapes. We used numicon and play dough.  
Class 2 have made their own space ships using boxes and tin foil. We had some great designs. smiley

SCIENCE

 

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. 

 

On Tuesday 8th October Reverend Ian visited our class to support us in our R.E. learning about Bibles. We asked Reverend Ian lots of questions about his favourite Bibles and what the Bibles meant to him. We all really enjoyed Reverend Ian's visit and learnt lots! 

Around the World in 80 Days dioramas

Today (16/09/19) we had outdoor maths. We have been working on place value and Class 2 had the task of making 2 and 3 digit numbers (and higher if they can) using things that they find in nature to represent the ones, tens and hundreds. Class 2 really enjoyed working outside and they worked well with their partners.

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.

 

accident(ally)

accident(ally)

actual(ly)

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy/business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight/eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

February

forward(s)

fruit

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

notice

occasion(ally)

often

opposite

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess(ion)

possible

potatoes

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

strength

suppose

surprise

therefore

though/although

thought

through

various

weight

woman/women

 

September 2017

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!

 

Numeracy - Place Value smiley

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