A big hello from me, Pauline and Shyma to you all. I hope you had a wonderful half term break. Here is a picture of our class. The teachers in Y2 are missing you all and your lovely smiles and kind words. It is nice to do the blogs again! I am looking forward to seeing your learning and, getting in touch with you all at some point over the next couple of weeks. Our topic this half term is Healthy Humans!
In this topic we will learn how animals and humans stay alive, grow and stay healthy. We will look at what humans need to stay healthy, including finding out about exercise, eating healthy meals and being hygienic by washing our hands and cleaning our teeth. We will find out about healthy food, and what makes a good, healthy meal. We will make a healthy snack using fruit and vegetables, and learning how to cut, peel and prepare them safely and hygienically. We will make paper plate collages of our healthy meals. We will also explore our local area, and find places that help to keep us healthy, like the park, and the swimming pool. We will find out about some people from the past who learned how to keep humans healthier and safer using medicine and focus on Mary Seacole. Let's move onto our learning for today.
Using our guided reading strategies read this lovely story about Jessie the Rabbit.
Some of you are just like Jessie in the the story but that doesn't stop you from doing things for others. What do we learn from Jessie's story. Have you done something for someone recently? Do share on our Purplemash blogs.
Year 2 - I am so excited to read and share the amazing English story that we will be reading this half term. It is hilarious! The author is Roald Dahl, who was born in Wales. He wrote so many books and some were made into films. Matilda and The BFG were written by him too. You may have watched both the films already, if not watch them, they are great!
But the book we will be reading is different. I won't reveal the title just yet. Below is an illustration from the book. Some of you may recognise the book after seeing this.
What do you think is happening in that illustration? Who is the person sitting on a chair? Who is the little boy? Do you think they are related, if so how? Who do you think they live with? What is the boy giving her? How could you describe the old lady using adjectives? How would she sound? What do you think the boy thinks of her and why? What do you think the old lady thinks of him and why?
Have a little break and watch this...
Some of you may have seen this. But if you've missed it then here is the video that teachers have made for you.
In Maths we will be focusing on measuring length this week. Which measuring tool would you use to measure how long your index finger is? Can you name some of these measuring tools?
Find a ruler in your house and use it to measure objects around your house by drawing the table below. You can measure your favorite toy or your favorite book. We use metric units like millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), metres (m), Kilometres (km) to measure length. Today, we will focus on measuring length or height of objects using a ruler in centimetres (cm). Watch the video to see how to use a ruler. Remember to start from 0 and ensure you are using cm. Do an estimate before measuring your objects which means having a guess. Once you have done this, you can go on studyladder to complete more challenges on measures. Good luck!
Below is a message from James from Sustrans! They have some fun activities you can do. Please follow the link and use the password below.
I hope the sunny bank holiday gave you all a chance to relax, especially now lock down restrictions have been loosened.
In light of this we have worked on some activities families can do together outdoors! I hope you will get a chance to do some of this.
For reference the link is- https://share.sustrans.org.uk/share/public/?folder=1118f300
And password- bikeit2020