A very good morning to my spectacular, splendid and stupendous Y2 class. Hope you had a good day of home learning yesterday and managed to complete the challenges. Let me know on Purplemash blogs if you are coming to book swap on Wednesday. Thank you to Amelia and Aaliyah for sending me their lovely pieces of home learning.
Aaliyah - what a fantastic innovation of your main character. I love your illustration of Pearl and the way you have explored her character in depth. Pearl likes playing finball! That was quite clever Aaliyah and great use of adjectives to describe Pearl. Your special tree can fulfill any wish? My wish is that, I want to be in class with Y2 and in topic lesson we are making fruit salad and enjoying altogether. You have a good start to your story and you set the scene and introduced your character by giving lots of information. You used different sentence starters, have a clear sequence and used past tense. Read back some of the sentences to see if you can add more detail. E.g. the school, where is it? What is she learning in the school? Is it an underwater school where she is perfecting her diving skills etc? You have used adverbs and time connectives really well and made the story very original. Also, great work in your Maths challenges. Keep it up Aailayh. I can't wait to read the rest of your story.
Amelia - the more I read your writing the more exciting it gets . What fantastic ideas you have thought of. I can see that you have worked with an adult to plan this carefully and managed to create a good story. You have used familiar story language and your use of adjectives (glorious melody, shiny golden path, verbs (wandering, floating, whistling) creates a picture in my head of what your character is going through. You also used inverted commas for speech. Some of your sentences are long though they are very creative. You can shorten some of those. I am so impressed at how hard you have worked in this story. Great job Amelia! I can't wait to find out how Coco will go back home.
Read this lovely story and find out what happens when James, Sally and Mark decide to play Hide and Seek. Look at the front cover. What do you think might happen? Make some predictions before reading. Once you have finished reading, can you retell the story in your own words to a sibling or an adult?
So today in our writing we will try to solve the problem that our character is in. Have you got to that bit yet?
My problem was that Melanie turned invisible and no one could see her. She couldn't even get in her house. Now I need to find a way to solve this problem.
Do you have any ideas on how I can make Melanie visible again? Remember she ate the fruit from the tree which made her invisible.
Here is my solution.
Melanie was upset. She didn't know what to do. Without delay, she darted back to the park where the giant tree stood tall. She pleaded,
'Please help me, I want to be seen again.'
There was no reply from the tree.
'My Mum must be getting worried, help me!' begged Melanie.
Suddenly, a loud voice beamed from the tree top.
'You ate my fruit without my permission, you must fulfill my wish.'
'What is your wish?', she asked.
'I want you to water my root till my leaves become as green as emerald and my skin become as smooth as marbles.'
Quickly, she ran down to the pond and fetched water for the tree. She fetched and she poured until her hands were tired. The great tree exclaimed,
'My leaves are shining like emerald and my skin sparkles like marbles, you have fulfilled my wish.' said the tree happily.
I want you to use dialogue in your problem today where characters are talking to each other. Remember to use inverted commas for direct speech.
"Please help me!" cried Melanie.
Complete the challenges using the strategy I showed you yesterday. Some challenges are asking you to find more than 1 part. So read the fractions carefully before answering. Remember to draw your bar / boxes to share your number equally.
Watch this video on BBC Bitesize. Why do you think Muslims fast in Ramadan? What is so special about this Islamic month? Create an information poster about Ramadan.