Welcome back Y2. I am so excited to be blogging again. I hope you have all had a good break. I have seen some of you posting comments on purplemash blogs, which is great. If there is anything you have done over the holidays that you would like me to share with others, please send them to Joan. This half term our topic is 'Sowing Seeds'. In this topic we will learn about plants and seeds, and how they grow. In English, we will begin a new story from the Amazon. Can you remember where Amazon Rainforest is located?
I want you to listen to the story 'A trip to the Rainforest', and then have a go at answering some of the questions. You don't have to write the answers in your book. You can just orally tell your adults the answers.
1. Which country does Maria live in?
2. Why did the children cheer when their teacher told them about the trip?
3. How did the class get to the rainforest?
4. Give one fact that Mrs Fernandez told the children about the rainforest?
5. Give one evidence that shows Pablo isn't feeling very well?
6. Can you think of few noun phrases to describe the rainforest?
7. Why was the rainforest really dark?
8. Why did Mrs Fernandez warn children about the river?
9. Who helped Pablo feel better?
10. Explain why the plants in the rainforest are useful?
Today we are going to predict using an illustration from the book. Have a look at the illustration below. What do you think the story might be about? Who is the boy? Why is he wearing those kind of cloths? What is he doing under the tree? How long ago do you think this story is from? What is unusual about the tree? What would you call this tree? Can you write few sentences for your prediction?
I predict in this story..
I think this story is set...
I think the boy is there...
I think the tree is called...
I know how much all of you are missing our daily CLIC, I want you to do some counting using the 100 square below.
count back in 1s from 100, 100, 99, 98, 97,96,95,94,93,92, 91,90, 89
count in multiples of 10
count in multiples of 5
count in multiples of 2
count in multiples of 3
challenge is to count back from 100 in multiples.
100, 98, 96,
100, 95, 90
100, 90, 80
This week we are going to learn how to record and organise data using a tally. Tally is a continuous count of something. To tally is to add up, like keeping a score of a game or counting how many apples are there in a tree or how many tocuans you can see in the rainforest using a mark.
Today we will learn to use a tally to represent numbers.
Look at the table showing how numbers are shown using tally. What do you notice?
Everytime you reach 5 you put a mark or a line across. The total count is 5.
To tally the number 10 you will have IIII IIII and then put a line across on each to make it a 5.
I want you to make a table like this one and represent the numbers using tally.
Can you show 11, 15, 18, 22, 25?
If you learn to use tally it's easier to count bigger numbers because you are counting in groups of 5.
Make a table and tally the number of fruit you can see.
Now you know where Amazon Rainforest is. Use the map of the world continents to find the country that Amazon Rainforest is located in. Click on different continents to see if you can find it. Use the link below.
Can you spot the rainforest?
Challenge: can you find some facts about Brazil? What does the Brazil flag look like? What language do they speak in Brazil? What is the capital city of Brazil? What is the favorite food in Brazil?