Good morning Year 2! It's Shay here. I hope you had a good day of home learning yesterday. Well done to those children who came to collect their books. Pauline and Shyma were happy to see you. I have set some challenges on studyladder so please have a look. Pauline picked up some home learning from Zayna. Well done for completing those challenges. I like the way you used dienes to recognise tens and ones in a 2-digit number. Good job with your handwriting and answering questions from 'Tree of life'. Can you retell what happened in the story?
I want you listen to this story carefully. What do you think we can learn from the story? Remember the way you look (outer appearance) is not the most important thing, what matters is that how you are on the inside.
Yesterday Shyma asked you to have a think about the tree in your story. How did you get on? What was special about the tree? I thought of my tree idea and decided that it will have the power to make you invisible when you eat a fruit from it. What was your idea? Today your are going to write the middle of the story where your character discovers the tree.
I am going to share my beginning and middle with you:
In the middle of a bustling city, their stood a tall building. On the 3rd floor, there lived a young girl called Melanie with her family and her pet fish Goldie . Melanie was brave but kind. And she was bright but mischievous. She would not sit still for a moment. One sunny day, Melanie was bored sitting at home. Everyone was too busy for her. Her brother was playing with his lego and her parents were too busy gardening. Goldie was pretending to be asleep. So Melanie decided to take a walk to the park on her own.
She walked along the narrow path and watched the children play happily. Soon, she noticed a giant tree that towered over the park wall. It was old, wrinkly and crooked. So she dashed towards the tree to have a closer look. The tree had a strange looking fruit that she had never seen before. Her mouth watered! Melanie reached as far as she could with her fingers and picked a fruit. CRUNCH! CRUNCH! SLURP! SLURP! It was the most sweetest and juiciest fruit indeed. But before she could take another bite... she had vanished!
So that was my middle of the story and the problem (Melanie vanished). How will your character discover your special tree? What will happen to your character? Write a paragraph.
Use senses to describe what your character sees, feels, smells or hears. You need to describe the tree using adjectives. Add details using conjunctions; because, and, but, or, so, when, as soon as etc. Good luck!
Log on to studyladder and do the fractions challenges.
Physical Activity: Let’s Kid Fit Go!
Physical Challenge: Balancing a book relay.
Mark two bases. Starting base and the end base.
Aim is to balance the book from start to end without dropping the book. If the book drops, you complete 5 star jumps/ jumping jacks then continue from where you stopped.
Challenge a family member either side by side or by timing each other.