Good morning, children, parents and carers, It's Shyma here! I hope you all had a fantastic week so far. How are you getting with your home learning? If there is anything you find tricky, please send us a message. We are always here to help.
Don't forget to send in your work! We love looking at them and seeing how you all are progressing.
Please don't forget access our Assembly; ELSA; Spanish and Music blogs. They have lots of useful information and fun activities for you and your family.
I have copied the links below, to access all the fun activities:
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Stay safe, healthy and kind,
Year 2 Team
Thank you Stela for sharing your fantastic work. I love the verbs you have used to describe how George made his marvelous medicine; and your pictures are amazing.
I can see you have done some great work in Maths too. Fantastic presentation, and great effort. What do you think the weather forecast for today will be?
Keep up the great work, well done Stela!
Thank you Maisha for sharing your great work! I love your drawings and I can see you have written some good character descriptions.
Well done for completing the Maths activity. I like the way you have represented 1/4.
Keep up the great work Maisha, and keep sending in your work.
I want you to read some fun facts about giraffes. Please click on the link below:
National Geografic Kids: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/ten-giraffe-facts/
Now I want you to answer some questions on giraffes. Use the fun facts you have learnt to help you.
1. Where are giraffes found?
2. How tall is an adult male giraffe?
3. What foods do giraffes eat?
4. Why doesn't giraffes drink a lot of water?
5. Why is the giraffes height helpful? e.g. to help them reach tall trees for food.
6. What are groups of giraffes called?
7. What does 'necking' mean?
I hope you all have enjoyed reading 'George's Marvellous Medicine' so far. Today I want you to read the next chapter called 'The Cook-Up'.
Your task for today is to write instructions on how to make 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. You can use any ingredients you like, and you better hurry because Grandma is getting impatient!
Remember these key points when writing your instructions:
1. Make a list of things you will need.
2. Write in short sentences and paragraphs.
3. Arrange your points in order, using numbered points.
4. Use time connectives such a 'first', 'next', 'finally' to show the sequence of your instructions.
5. Use 'bossy' verbs (imperative verbs) such 'put', 'take',' "mix".
You can use the layout below to present your work.
Today, we are going to learn how to read a thermometer. A thermometer is tool used to measure temperature to see how hot or cold something is. When you are measuring something hot, the red line goes up, and when you are measuring something cold, the red line goes down.
The thermometer below is measured in Celsius (°C). The thermometer shows the long line divisions of every 10°, and the smaller lines goes up in divisions of 2. I know this because the difference between 20° and 10° is 10°. I then divided 10° by how many smaller lines there are in between 10° and 20°.
The above example shows how I am using subtractions and divisions to help me read the thermometer. This is why it is important to know how to do our basic calculations.
Can you guess what the temperature is on the thermometer below?
The answer is 16°.
Now I want you to have a go at completing the worksheet below. You need to write down the temperature for each of thermometer, and don't forget to use the ° C symbol.
It is really important to get out bodies moving and keeping healthy. Here are some fun activities for you and your whole family.
Activity: Who am I?
Give the child/ children a sticker to wear on their forehead that has the name of a famous character written on it. Make sure it's a character that everyone will know (e.g. Spiderman). Either in pairs or as a group (it's far more challenging in a large group), the children have to ask yes-or-no questions to figure out who they are.
Learning Objectives: working together, problem-solving, cooperation, communication, decision-making.