Ciao Y2! I hope you are all up and ready for today's learning. If you missed the book swap last week, try to come in this Wednesday to collect your books. Children that have got books already you may want to finish them all and bring them back next week Wednesday to exchange. Thank you Maddie and Aaliyah for sending their lovely pieces of home learning. It brightens up my day when I receive work from children. Maddie I love your poem, some great ideas. I like your illustration and the mind map of the new character Maddie. Well done!
Aaliyah, so many fantastic pieces of home learning. Well done on completing the fractions challenges. I like the way you explained your thoughts and justified your answers. You answered the reading questions carefully, finding evidence from the book. I like the similes you have used to compare two things. Good book review on Maya Angelou. Her story is really inspiring. Great job!
We are going to start reading this non-fiction book about gardening. Some texts are very small, ask your adults to help you if you can't read them. There are lots of topic words in the book. Try to find out their meaning using the online dictionary - https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/
Did you come up with your new character? Today, I want you write the beginning of your story. Think about different story starters:
In a place far away,
Once upon a time,
In a crowded city,
Along a narrow river, there was a lovely town...
Remember to use story language from the tree of life. We don't want to talk about the tree just yet.
You need to introduce your character and use your mind map from yesterday to write the beginning paragraph.
Where is the setting?
Where does the character live?
His/ her hobbies?
Where is your character going? (Remember Agouti was walking in the forest)
This is the beginning of my story: Are there any ticked pink or green for growth?
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 getting 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.
Tomorrow we will think of the tree in our story and how your main character discovers the tree.
So far we have recapped finding half and quarters. Do you think you can confidently find 1/2 and 1/4 of shapes, objects and numbers? Today, I want you to focus on recognising and finding one third 1/3. How many equal parts would you have, if you are splitting something in thirds? In the fraction 1/3, what does the 1 represent? What does the 3 represent?
As you can see there are three equal parts and 1 part is shaded. If I shade another part out of the whole circle, what would that be as a fraction? Have a go at the challenges below:
Design and Technology
Today, I want to have a go at making a seed packet. Seeds are sold in packets to protect them from being damaged.
Think about the questions below:
What shape is the packet?
How is the seed packet joined?
Will the packet keep the seeds dry?
Use the video to help you construct your seed net, then use folds and join sides. You can use any paper or gift wrap that you have in your house and if you don't have glue, you can use sellotape. Have a look at the seed packets below. Remember to write the instructions as you construct your seed packet.