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FRIDAY 17th JULY

Good morning Penguins. This will be the last time I will be posting anything on here. It is the end of term and the start of the summer holidays. Even though it has been a strange year I have thoroughly enjoyed being your teacher. You have been amazing Penguins and when I look back we have had lots of fun, lots of fabulous learning and lots of lovely friendships. 

Remember Penguins it is still important for you keep reading so go on reading eggs as much as you can. I will not be setting assignments but I will be able to see how active you have been.

A poem for you to read.

Moving class can be an exciting time but can also be a bit worrying. You can use the rainbow to think about what your worries are. Write your worries on the worry clouds and what you're looking forward to on the excitement rainbow. 

I know you will all be fabulous Seals and I am looking forward to seeing you all around school in September. 

Have a lovely summer holiday Penguins. Take care, stay safe and be happy.

Mrs Hiatt

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THURSDAY 16TH JULY

Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy. The weather is a bit gloomy at the moment but the weather forecast is saying it is going to be a lovely sunny weekend. So I'm hoping they are right!

Well done Olly I for passing your driving test on reading eggs. You really are working hard at home.  I have set another one for you today.

MATHS;   Telling the time - quarter past and quarter to

ENGLISH:  

  • Where are the girl and the dragon? What can they see from this place? What are they looking at?
  • Why are they here?
  • Are they friends? Does the girl own the dragon as a pet? Or does the dragon own the girl as its pet?
  • What species of dragon do you think it is? Is it friendly?

 

Write about the adventures of the girl and the dragon. Remember to use capital letters and fullstops in your sentences. Try to make your writing more interesting by adding adjectives and expanded noun phrases. 

SCIENCE:

I know it doesn't feel like summer but it is and when you look around at nature there are lots of plants and pretty flowers to be seen. Next time you go out for a walk look closely and see how many of these you can see. My favourite flower is amongst these and I see lots of them in the fields when I take Chester out for a walk. 

Have a lovely day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good day yesterday. The sun was shining.....hooray!!

Well done to Aleese and Myley for completing your driving lessons on reading eggs. Keep it up girls.

MATHS:

ENGLISH:

Adjectives are describing words that are used to add more detail to nouns. Can you think of an adjective for each letter of the alphabet?

Expanded noun phrases.

Complete the sentences below by putting 2 adjectives in the gaps to describe the noun.

Have a lovely day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

 

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TUESDAY 14 th JULY

Good morning Penguins. Hope you are all safe and well. I'm hoping to see that lovely sunshine back with us today. 

Well done to Aleese, Myley, Olly I, Tyler and Thomas for completing the driving test assignment on reading eggs. I have set another one for you . 

 

MATHS:  Some work on reading scales. 

ENGLISH:

Can you remember the four sentence types?

statement       question         command         exclamation

 

 

The time is coming for you to leave Penguins class and become the Seals class after the summer holidays.  Mrs Adams is very lucky to have such a wonderful class and I am confident that each of you will show your new teacher how talented each of you are!

Miss Thompson will also be moving into Seals with you and I'm sure she will tell me all the fabulous things you will be doing.

At this time in the school year we can look back and think about our year together.

 

Have a good day Penguins. 

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

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Thursday 9th July

Good morning Penguins. I hope you all had a good day yesterday.

MATHS:       Counting in tens today.

ENGLISH:

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY

Good morning Penguins. I am still keeping my fingers crossed that we see the sunshine again even though it's not looking good so far.

Well done to Thomas for passing your driving test on reading eggs with 100%.

MATHS

ENGLISH

It is so important to be able to spell these words correctly. The more you practice the better you get!

Have a good day Penguins

Mrs Hiatt

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TUESDAY 7TH JULY

Good morning Penguins. I am hoping that we get that lovely sunny weather back again today.

Well done Aleese and Thomas for completing another assignment on reading eggs.  I have set a new one for you all to complete.

MATHS:   Some more weighing problems for you to solve.

 

ENGLISH:

A funny picture for you to look at today.

 

  • What’s happening here?
  • Give the creatures names.
  • Why does the purple creature have a peg on its nose? Why are its cheeks bulging?
  • Is the large character an ogre? A troll? Something else?
  • Why does he have his foot in a bowl?
  • How is he feeling? Why?
  • Why are there flies around him?
  • Add thought bubbles to this picture.
  • Which character do you like the most? Why?
  • Which character can you best relate to? Why?
  • Why is the title ‘Pegged’? 

 

P.E.

A PE challenge for you today. You will need a coin and a timer to play the game.  Why not challenge your family to join in with you and have fun getting fit and active together?

 

Have a lovely day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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MONDAY 6TH JULY

Good morning Penguins. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

MATHS:

ENGLISH: 

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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FRIDAY 3RD JULY

Happy Friday Penguins. The last day of the week. 

Well done Thomas. 100% correct on your reading eggs assignment.

 

MATHS:   Friday challenges for you.

Challenge 1

Here is a toy car and bus.

The toy car and bus are lined up against a 15cm ruler; the car lines up from 0 to 6cm and the bus lines up from 7 to 15cm.

By how many cm is the bus longer than the car?

Challenge 2

Here are 3 beanbags.

Beanbag A, beanbag B and beanbag C.

They are placed on a seesaw.

The first seesaw shows that beanbag B weighs more than beanbag C and the second seesaw shows beanbag C to weigh more than beanbag A.

Which beanbag is the heaviest?

 

Challenge 3

Amir is dividing a 2-digit number by 3.

His answer is a whole number.

The first card displays the number 2, the second card is blank. A divide symbol sits before the third card, which displays the number 3.

What could the missing digit be?

 

ENGLISH:

Have a good weekend Penguins

Mrs Hiatt

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THURSDAY 2ND JULY

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had an enjoyable day yesterday.

Well done to Harry, Olly I, Thomas and Aleese for completing the reading eggs challenge.

Remember that if you are finding it difficult to find lots of books to read at home we do have free access to a selection of online reading books.

www.online.raintree.co.uk

And use the following login information:

          Username:  UKfreeaccess

          Password:   engage

 

MATHS:     More measuring problem solving for you.

ENGLISH:  Today we are learning about compound words. Have a look at the BBC BItesize lesson to find out what a compound word is.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcgv39q/articles/z38t6fr

Now you know how two separate words can be merged to create a new word called a compound word. Have a go at the activities below. 

SCIENCE:

We are continuing to learn about plants. Today we will be looking at the lifecycle of a plant.

Many plants grow out of seeds and bulbs.

Seeds grow roots and shoots. Roots and shoots then grow leaves above ground.

Many plants make flowers, which turn into fruits. Flowers and fruits make their own seeds. We call this a life cycle.

Find out more about the stages in the life cycle of a plant.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z2vdjxs

 

Design and make a poster showing the different stages in the lifecycle of a plant. You can use the ideas in the poster above to help you. 

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good day yesterday even though it was a bit chilly.

Well done to Olly I and Thomas for completing the reading eggs assignment. You are superstars!

Reading eggs have introduced Fast Phonics, a brand new learning area on the app. It is closely aligned to the letters and sounds phonics scheme we use in school. The programme reinforces key phonics skills including letter– sound recognition, blending all through the word, spelling skills, non-words, syllables and reading captions. With lots of games to play it is a fun way to learn your phonics. 

Well done Thomas for your fabulous super hero picture. I like that he's wearing a mask to stay safe. 

MATHS: 

ENGLISH:

Today we are going to be learning about writing instructions! You can use the BBC Bitesize video to learn about how to write instructions? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgcwmn/articles/zfrcmfr

Instructions have to be really clear to the person who is reading them. We all know how important washing our hands is at the moment. Can you write a set of instructions explaining the best way to wash your hands?

Are your instructions in order?

Have you used numbers to help you?

Are the instructions short and clear?

 

SCIENCE:       It's all about plants this week. 

Plants are made up of lots of different parts that help them to function and stay alive just like our bodies!  Watch the video below all about parts of a plant? You might also want to access BBC bitesize about parts of a plant.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk

 

 

When you are outside in your garden or going for a walk have a close look at the plants you see. Can you identify the different parts? Explain to someone what the different parts do.   What amazing botanists you are going to be! (a botanist is someone who studies plants, by the way)

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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TUESDAY 30th JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy.

I have set another task on reading eggs for you to complete. Keep up with your reading Penguins. Remember the more you read the better you get.

 https://readingeggs.co.uk

MATHS:    It is all about measuring this week.

Measure length - cm

ENGLISH:     Your writing challenge today is to write an ending for this story.

ART:

A famous artist called Van Gogh created a famous painting of sunflowers that can be seen in this picture.  Try and find out as much as you can about Van Gogh.     

 

You can create your own sunflower picture using paint and a fork.

You might want to get even more creative and think of your own way to make sunflower art work which would be amazing! When you have created a sunflower piece of artwork, please can you send your pictures to admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org or upload a photo on our face book page. I will publish them on this page. 

Have a great day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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FRIDAY 26TH JUNE

Another hot day yesterday Penguins. I hope you enjoyed being out in the sunshine but stayed safe in the sun. 

Well done to Myley, Olly I and Thomas for completing the reading eggs assignment. Great spelling. Keep it up!

 

MATHS CHALLENGES

Continuing with the theme of the Olympic Games, find out as much as you can about the Olympic flag and the meaning of the Olympic rings. 

ART and DESIGN

Design and make your own Olympic flag.  Here are a couple of ideas.

Have a good weekend Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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THURSDAY 25TH JUNE:

What a hot day it was yesterday Penguins.  I hope you managed to stay safe in the sun. Lots of suntan lotion will be needed again today and remember to wear your hat. 

MATHS:  It's all about patterns today.

ENGLISH:   This picture is called Morning Surprise.

Imagine that you have just walked into your kitchen to find this. What a surprise that would be!

Write the story of how the octopus came to be here, and what happens next. Think about;

  • How did the octopus get here?
  • Why is it wearing a hat?
  • Is it speaking your language? Do you understand what it’s saying?
  • Where did the plants come from?

 

NATURE PHOTO FRAMES

  • Go on a nature treasure hunt around your garden or near to your home. Be creative and search out lots of different items.
  • Decide what to make the frame out of. It could be sticks, flower stems or even lots of small stones. Make a square shape.
  • Using your collected items, create a picture inside the frame. It could be a portrait of yourself or something that makes you happy eg. a pattern, a place, another person or an animal.

Take a photo of your creation for you to keep and if you want to share it with your classmates you can email it to me at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or upload a photo on our face book page. I will publish them on this page.

Enjoy your day Penguins. Stay safe and happy.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. It was a hot day yesterday but the forecast is for an even hotter day today so remember to stay safe in the sun:

  • put on suntan lotion
  • wear a hat
  • drink plenty of water
  • don't spend too long in the sun - find some shade.

Well done Thomas for completing the reading eggs assignment. I have set anther one for you today.  

MATHS:    More shape work

 

We are continuing to learn all about the Olympic games

There are hundreds of different sports and events within each sport that people compete in within the Olympics, for example, gymnastics has the vault, bars, beams and floor exercises to name a few! Can you create your own Olympic event at home and have a family competition? It might be an egg and spoon race, or a sack race, or you might want to be super creative and design your own unique event! I'd love to see videos/pictures of you competing in your own events at home!

Olympic Kit

Every Olympian needs their own kit to wear and compete in! Can you design your own Olympic Kit to wear for the Olympics? You could draw and colour what yours would look like, or you could search for items around your house that you could wear! Email pictures or add them to our facebook page of your amazing Olympic Kits.

Have a great day Penguins and remember to stay safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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TUESDAY 23RD JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a happy day yesterday.  What a lovely morning it is this morning!  The sunshine definitely makes me smile. 

I forgot to set a reading eggs assignment yesterday but I've remembered today. A big shout out to  Olly I, Thomas and Tyler for completing your assignments.

Remember that if you are finding it difficult to find lots of books to read at home we do have free access to a selection of online reading books.

www.online.raintree.co.uk

And use the following login information:

          Username:  UKfreeaccess

          Password:   engage

MATHS:    Properties of 3D shapes

ENGLISH:

Today we are learning about how to identify verbs in sentences.

A verb is also known as a 'doing word'. 

Verbs can be used to describe an action - that’s doing something. For example, the word jumping:

The rabbit was jumping in the field.

They can also be used to describe a state of being - that’s feeling something. For example, the word likes here:

The monster likes roller coasters.

Or a verb can be used to describe an occurrence - that’s something happening. For example, the word became here:

The caterpillar became a butterfly.

When writing, make sure every sentence includes a verb.

Let's write some verbs!

Write ten sentences that show things you have done in the past.

  • Make sure you use capital letters and punctuation correctly.
  • Highlight the verbs in each of your sentences

Here is an example: I have been swimming in a pool.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

International Olympic Day is on 23rd June and is a chance for people all over the world to get active and explore games together!

Olympic medal

Can you design your own Olympic medal? You could use string/wool and make a patterned necklace, or you could use card to cut out your own medal! Be as creative as you like and send a picture of yourself wearing it. I can't wait to see them!

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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MONDAY 22ND JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you all had a good weekend. It was nice to see the sun shining again. I hope you managed to get outside and enjoy it.  

MATHS: Properties of shape 

ENGLISH  It's all about Penguins today.

Read the information about Penguins and edit the writing.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY     Make your own penguin.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mra Hiatt

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FRIDAY 19TH JUNE

 

Good morning Penguins. I hope you are ok and had a good day yesterday even though it rained for much of the day. Hopefully today will be much better and you can get outside for some exercise. 

Fabulous work Harry. You should be super proud of yourself.

Well done to Thomas and Tyler for completing the reading eggs assignment. 

MATHS:    Learn the ten times table.

Have a look at the BBC Bitesize lesson on the 10 times tableWatch the maths video from Supermovers and listen to Webster the Spider sing the 10 times table.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk89d6f

This number track shows the 10 times table. Some numbers are missing.

This number track shows the 10 times table. Some numbers are missing

· ·       Can you work out which numbers are missing?     

          How did you work out the missing numbers?

Problem solving using the 10 times table:

 1. A box of pencils contains 10 pencils.

   How many boxes of pencils will make 70 pencils?

2. If you buy 4 stickers at 10p each, how much will it cost altogether?

3. 6 mice had 10 babies each. How many mice are there altogether?

4. You have £1.00. Have you got enough money to but 9 pencils at 10p each?

 

ENGLISH:     A Space Poem

Read the poem and see if you can create your own imaginary planet. Think about what you might see on your planet. Maybe an alien or two!!

Have a lovely weekend Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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THURSDAY 18TH JUNE                                

Good morning Penguins. Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. I hope you managed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. I certainly did.  I think we might need our umbrellas today. 

Well done to Harry for completing the reading eggs assignment. 

MATHS:

More fraction work for you today.

 

ENGLISH:      A visit to the moon.

Imagine you have landed on the moon and you are exploring the surface of the moon as an astronaut.

Write a postcard to your family describing  what you see? Also describe what it  feels like to be walking on the moon? Remember to use all your senses when you write your description and tell your family how you are feeling.

 

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY:

A moon buggy is a vehicle that astronauts use to drive on the moon. Design and then build your own junk model moon buggy. It will need to have big, strong wheels to drive across all the bumps on the moon. These buggies have been sprayed with silver spray but you could use tin foil to make your buggy shiny. 

I would love to see the buggies you have made. You can email a photo to me at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or upload a photo on our face book page.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy.       

Well done Olly I and Tyler for completing your reading eggs assignment. Keep up the good work boys!

MATHS:        Today we are going to learn how to find a half of an amount.

You need to collect piles of different items from around the house, such as:

  • building blocks
  • teddies
  • shoes
  • pencils

You will need to collect more than one of each item

Put the items in a pile and then share each pile equally between two people.

  • Some piles of objects will be shared out in whole numbers, but this will not be true for all numbers of things. Why not?

  • Do you notice anything about the numbers which end up with you having a different number of items each?

 Once you have shared the items,  count each item to make sure that you have half each.

 

ENGLISH:       Today is all about commas. 

Watch the lesson below to remind yourself how to use commas in a sentence.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zxvcrdm

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY:

This Sunday, 21st June is Father's Day! This is a special day to celebrate your Dad, Grandad or your special grown-up! It's a day to say thank you for all the loving, caring and fun things they do for you.  Here is an idea for a card you can make.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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TUESDAY 16TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday and managed to get outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. I was happy to see the sun shining again.

Well done Olly I for completing the reading eggs assignment. It is so important to keep reading Penguins.  

If you are finding it difficult to find lots of books to read at home we do have free access to a selection of online reading books.  Simply click on:

www.online.raintree.co.uk

And use the following login information:

          Username:  UKfreeaccess

          Password:   engage

 

MATHS:  Some more fractions questions for you today.

ENGLISH:  Todays task in English is all about contractions. If you can't remember what a contraction is and where to put the apostrophe, remind yourself by having a look at this BBC Bitesize programme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt

 

ART: 

 Make your own cheerful ladybirds using potatoes. It's a great way to use up old potatoes from the back of the cupboard!

  • Cut a potato in half and poke a stick into the rounded side – this twig handle will be easier to hold when the potato stamp gets slippery.
  •  Dip the potato in red paint and stamp it onto the paper. Let it dry.
  • Paint a black line down the middle of the red splodge and add a black head at one end.
  • To add spots, dip your child’s finger in the black paint and dab some dots on the body.
  • Finally, add two eyes to the head.

 

Remember be as creative as you can Penguins. Remember you can email any photos to me at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload a photo of your work on the Penguins page on the school Face book page.

Have a good day.

Mrs Hiatt

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MONDAY 15TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a lovely weekend. 

Well done Tyler for completing the reading eggs assignment. I have set another one for you all.

MATHS: 

This week we are going to be working on fractions. Have a look at the BBC Bitesize programme to remind yourselves what fractions are and how to write them. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82

ENGLISH:      A space theme for your writing this week Penguins.

Write a sentence or more about the picture. Think about what is happening in the picture and what the astronauts might be saying. Use adjectives and adverbs in your sentences to add detail and make your writing interesting. Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter and end it with a full stop. 

SCIENCE:    Microhabitats

What is a microhabitat?

This week you could search your gardens for different micro habitats. Look under leaves and stones, draw a picture of the habitat and make a list of the different insects you find.

Some of the minibeasts you might find in your garden. 

You could then make a pictogram showing the number of minibeasts you have found and identify which are the most/least common.

Enjoy searching!

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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FRIDAY 12 TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good day yesterday. 

Well done to Harry, Olly I, Thomas and Tyler for all completing the reading eggs assignment. I am super proud of you all. I have set another one for you to complete over the weekend.       https://readingeggs.co.uk

MATHS:      Fact families

ENGLISH:          Writing challenge.

Design and technology         Make a bird feeder.

I know how much most of you like making things so I thought I would set you another D&T challenge. Help the birds in your garden stay fed and happy by making a bird feeder. Keep it filled with birdseed and you will see lots of birds visit it.

Don't throw those bottles or milk cartons away! Why not recycle them and use them to make your bird feeders.

Be as creative as you can Penguins. Remember you can email any photos to me at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I would love to see your bird feeders and maybe photos of the birds visiting your feeders. 

Have a good weekend Penguins and remember to stay safe and be happy.

Mrs Hiatt

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THURSDAY 11TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. Yesterday turned out to be a miserable, rainy day. However the farmers will be pleased that their crops have had lots of rain. It has been very warm and dry for a long time now. 

Well done Harry and Thomas for completing the reading eggs assignment. Keep it up boys! I have set you all another one.

https://readingeggs.co.uk

MATHS:           Fact Families

ENGLISH:    Today I would like you to write a poem.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY:

Design and make your own lighthouse. There are lots of different things you could use eg. pringles tubes, toilet rolls, 

Be as creative as you can Penguins. Remember you can email any photos to me at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I would love to see your lighthouses.

Enjoy your day and remember to keep safe and be happy.

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE                   

Good morning Penguins. Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day so fingers crossed today is as lovely. Remember to stay safe in the sun.

I have set another assignment for you all on reading eggs. It is really important to keep up with your reading while you are not at school. 

MATHS:    

Counting in 5s

Practise counting in 5s, making it as practical as possible.

Here are some suggestions for how you can do this, using whatever you have available in the house.

  • Sort objects into fives and then practice counting them one group of five at a time. You could use marbles, plastic blocks or dried pasta.

  • Draw groups of five objects and count them aloud.

  • Create fingerprints or handprints in groups of five and count aloud, one group of five at a time.

  • Wave five fingers as you count aloud.

Fill in the number sequence:

5, 10, ___, 20, ___, 30, 35, ____, _____, 50

15, 20, 25___, 35, 40, ____, ____, 55, 60, _____, 70

50, 45, ____, 35, 30, ____, 20, 15, ____, _____, 0

ENGLISH        

It is important to stay fit and healthy whilst you are at home. Here is something you can do with your family.

Have a good day Penguins. Keep safe and happy.

Mrs Hiatt

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TUESDAY 9TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. 

Well done to Tyler and Harry for completing the reading eggs assignments. I have set another one for you all. 

https://readingeggs.co.uk

 

MATHS:   2 Times Table

ENGLISH:

Write some sentences about the picture. Imagine what it would be like to sit on that beach. Use all your senses to describe the scene. Use the vocabulary to help you. Remember that by using adjectives and adverbs in your sentences you can add detail to your writing and make it more interesting for the reader.

ART:

David Hockney is a famous painter. Try to find out as much as you can about him.

He liked to paint swimming pool paintings. Here is an example of one.

Have a go at painting yourself swimming in a swimming pool or in the sea. Remember those goggles and snorkels because you are under water.

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

 

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MONDAY 8TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. Hope you all had a good weekend. 

Well done to all those children who have completed the reading eggs assignments. Keep it up and there is another one for you to complete.

https://readingeggs.co.uk

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. 

ENGLISH

Today we are looking at word endings.

 

  • Get your favourite book. If you can't find one, speak to an adult and ask them to find a piece of reading material that's appropriate (it could be an article from a newspaper or magazine).
  • Look at the words in the book and see how many words you can spot that use the following endings: er, ed, es, ll and ly.
  • Try and find five words for each word ending.

If you can't get hold of any reading material, just think of words that use those endings yourself.

Here are some examples:

Er Ed Es Ll Ly
runner fixed changes call softly
offer interested oranges tell partly

 

Writing sentences containing word endings. 

When you go shopping, you will notice that food and drink comes in lots of different packaging.

Have a look online or in your kitchen and try listing items you have in to the following sections:

Cardboard Box Plastic Box Plastic Bottle Glass Jar Tin Can
Breakfast cereal Butter Orange squash Jam Baked beans

The first row has been filled in for you. See how many items you can find for each material around your home.

  • Once you've completed your list, pick five items from your list and write a sentence for them.
  • Make sure you use at least two of the following word endings in each of your sentences: er, ed, es, ll, or ly.
  • Use capital letters and punctuation correctly.
  • Use the joining word 'and' to say whether the item can be recycled or not.

For example: Baked beans are tightly packed into a tin can and when the can is empty it can be recycled

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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FRIDAY 5TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. Hope you had a good day yesterday.  It's another cloudy morning but try to get outside today for your daily exercise, always remembering to stay 2m apart from others. 

FRIDAY MATHS CHALLENGE

ENGLISH: 

Creating pirate rules

A suffix is a letter or group of letters that attach to the end of a word and changes the word's meaning. An example of a suffix is -ly, which, when added to the end of a word, is used to describe a verb eg angrily, softly, horribly.

Imagine you were a pirate.

Create a list of rules you will always follow in order to be the best pirate in the world. Try and create at least five rules.

  • Make sure your sentences use capital letters and correct punctuation.
  • Use words that contain the suffix -ly.
  • Using joining words, like and or because to explain your rules.

Here are two examples to help you:
Always act safely and be careful.
Climb the ladder slowly because you could fall.

Learn the Pirate Song (When I was one) and be a pirate for the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVfVIcW1alo

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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THURSDAY 4TH JUNE

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. Even though the sun is not shining today try to get outside for some exercise.

Well done to all those children who have completed the reading eggs assignments. Keep it up and there is another one for you to complete.

https://readingeggs.co.uk

Don't forget to have a look at the Oxford Owl site where there is a free eBook library with lots of the reading books we have at school. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?login=true

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. 

ENGLISH:

An exclamation mark looks like this: !

They are used to show surprise, shock or fear when we write statements. For example: I cannot believe it! Another way exclamation marks can be used is at the end of a command, for example: Stop!

Pirate exclamation marks.

Imagine you are a pirate, a captain of a ship or a pirate's parrot.

Draw a picture of each character and include a speech bubble above each of them.

In each speech bubble write a sentence with what that character is saying. Make sure each sentence includes at least one exclamation mark.

For example:
Captain: Step away from my ship right now!
Pirate: What an amazing ship it is! I was just admiring it.
Pirate's parrot: We should be going. Hurry up!

A pirate

Pirate Flag

Pirates flew flags on their ships as they sailed around the seas. These flags are now known as the Jolly Roger and they usually show the skull and crossbones.

Make your own Jolly Roger flag. 

Watch this video to see how to draw a skull and crossbones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C5iQZut2jg

Find out why the pirate flag is called The Jolly Roger. 

Remember you can email any photos to me at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I look forward to seeing your work. 

Have a good day Penguins. 

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE

Good morning Penguins. Sadly the forecast was correct and I woke up this morning to a cloudy, rainy day. However, I know how pleased the plants will be and my grass was looking very brown.

Well done to Harry for producing a fabulous labelled drawing of a pirate and a wonderful treasure map. Keep up the good work Harry!

 

 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. 

            

ENGLISH

Today is all about command sentences.

Command sentences tell us to do something. Like all sentences, they always start with a capital letter. Command sentences usually end with a full stop, but they can also use exclamation marks too.

Commands usually start with an imperative verb, also known as a bossy verb. There are lots of different bossy verbs. Some examples of bossy verbs are: get, bring, pick, take, move, cook plus loads more.

They are called bossy verbs because they are verbs that tell someone to do something. For example: Fetch me some biscuits.

Famous Pirates

Here is some information about a famous pirate. What else can you find out about him?

Write some sentences about Blackbeard. Remember to use capital letters and fullstops and use conjunctions to link your ideas.

 

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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TUESDAY 2ND JUNE

Good morning Penguins. It's another sunny day so try to spend some time outside today.  Tomorrow the forecast is not so good. It's going to rain and feel much cooler. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

ENGLISH

A pirate theme this morning Penguins. Have a go at drawing your own pirate and labelling it. 

Write some sentences about your pirate. Describe what he looks like using your completed words to help you. Remember to make sure your sentences start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. The best way to check your writing is to always read your writing through to yourself. Think about those common exception words. Have you spelled them correctly?

 

Design your own pirate treasure map.

A treasure map is typically known to be associated with pirates, which marks the location of buried treasure, a lost mine or a valuable secret.

 

To create the pathway, simple draw dashes around the map to guide your explorer. X marks the spot where the treasure is buried so don't forget to add this onto the treasure map!

Remember if you want to share your work you can email it to admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I look forward to seeing your work. 

Have a lovely day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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FRIDAY 22ND MAY

Good morning Penguins. It is Friday and the end of the week. I hope you are all well and happy. Well done to all those children who have completed the reading eggs assignments this week. Keep it up and there is another one for you to complete.

https://readingeggs.co.uk

As it is Friday here are 2 maths challenges for you.

ENGLISH: 

The BBC Bitesize lesson today is all about summarising information from an extract from a book and sequencing events.  The book is called Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies. There are 2 videos of Jesse Lingard (Manchester United Footballer) reading extracts from the book. 

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

SCIENCE:  Another science investigation for you . I know how much you like science Penguins.

____Have a lovely weekend Penguins.

Remember to stay safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

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THURSDAY 21ST MAY

Good morning Penguins. What a lovely day it was yesterday. I hope you managed to get out into the sunshine and remembered your suntan lotion. It certainly was very hot. 

Today is looking cloudy but still warm so try to get outside today. I will be taking Chester out later for a long walk. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

ENGLISH:

 Todays task is all about the days of the week. It is important to be able to spell them correctly.  


The last couple of days you have been writing about a monster. Have a go today using junk to make your monster. Remember you can take a photo and email it to school.

Have a good day Penguins. 

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY                                                                                  

Good morning Penguins. Its a beautiful sunny day and I am looking forward to going out into my garden today. Remember if you are going outside today you will need to put sun tan lotion on. 

Well done to Harry and Tyler for completing the reading eggs assignment. Keep it up boys!

Another one for you today     https://readingeggs.co.uk

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. Money questions today.

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ENGLISH:

Yesterday's task was to write instructions for being a Monster sitter. Unfortunately the monster has run away and you need to make a poster so he can be found. You will need to use lots of adjectives to describe what he looks like so people will be able to recognise him. 

 

Designing your poster.

You could also describe how your monster behaves; what it eats, what it drinks or what it likes to do. 

Have a great day Penguins and remember to keep safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

TUESDAY 19TH MAY                                                

Good morning Penguins. A bit cloudy and damp outside this morning but fingers crossed the sun comes out later. I expect the plants are grateful for the bit of rain they got last night. 

Well done to Tyler for completing the reading eggs assignment yesterday.  I have set another one for today.

https://readingeggs.co.uk

Don't forget to have a look at the Oxford Owl site where there is a free eBook library with lots of the reading books we have at school. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?login=true

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. Addition and subtraction today.

ENGLISH:          To use conjunctions when writing instructions. 

Joining words, or coordinating conjunctions, are words like and, because, if and when.

We can use them to link two ideas together. For example:
We will need a net and we will need a box too.

A good thing about the joining words because, if and when, is that we can use them at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence. For example:

  • You will need to be prepared because your monster might try to escape.
  • Because your monster might try to escape, you will need to be prepared

 

                                                              

Imagine you are teaching someone how to be a Monster Sitter. Write a list of equipment a Monster Sitter will need and then write some instructions outlining what they must do.

You'll need to:

  • Make sure your instructions are clear by numbering them.
  • Use capital letters at the start of each sentence and a full stop at the end.
  • Use multiple conjunctions in your instructions. These can be and, because, if and when. For example: You will need to cook the monster its food because it will be hungry. If you don't cook its food, it will get grumpy.

SCIENCE:

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's science experiment testing reaction times. Today's investigation is all about finding the strongest shape.

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I would love to see some photos  of your investigation. If you want to share your work you can email it to admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I look forward to seeing your work. 

Have a good day Penguins. Stay safe and be kind.

Mrs Hiatt

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MONDAY 18TH MAY

 

                                                                                                                                       

Good morning Penguins. I hope you all had a good weekend and were able to get outside for a while and enjoy the lovely weather we had. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. It's problem solving today.

ENGLISH:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Have a look at today's lesson from BBC Bitesize. It is about identifying and using homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. They also have different spellings e.g. bear and bare. 

Homophones are everywhere! In our classroom we have a display of lots of them on the window. 

Make a list of all the homophones you can think of.

If you're struggling to think of some, you could always look through some of your favourite books at home and see how many you can spot.

Here are some to start your list off:

  • here - hear
  • son - sun
  • bass - base

 

Take a good look at the picture and write down what you would hear, smell, taste, touch and see if you were transported into the picture. Use your completed words to help you write 3 sentences or more about the desert.

SCIENCE:

 

Do your reactions get better the more you exercise?

Analyse your results. Did carrying out star jumps affect your reaction time? Why do you think that is?

Can you think of any jobs where it would be really important to have good reaction times?

 

Remember to keep safe Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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FRIDAY 15TH MAY

Good morning Penguins. Hope you're all well. 

 

Well done Harry. Another reading eggs assignment completed.  Remember there are lots of books you can read on reading eggs.  Keep reading Penguins!

 

MATHS:  

ENGLISH:           True or false

Can you design and make a rainbow like this one to remind us that even though we are in strange times it's important to keep smiling, keep safe and be kind.

If you want to share your rainbows you can email a photo to admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I look forward to seeing your colourful rainbows.

Enjoy your day Penguins and have a good weekend staying safe and happy.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

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THURSDAY 14TH MAY

Good morning Penguins. The sun has got his hat on today...hip hip hooray!!  

I'm looking forward to doing a bit of gardening today. 

Well done Tyler for completing the reading eggs assignment and Harry for doing some great science work on sorting animals into groups. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. It's all about fractions today.

 

ENGLISH:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

BBC Bitesize lesson today is all about using exclamation marks. 

An exclamation mark looks like this: !

You can use an exclamation mark to show we are shocked, surprised and excited. Here are some examples:

  • Stop it!
  • I had the best time ever!
  • I cannot believe my eyes!

You can also use an exclamation mark at the end of an exclamation sentence. These sentences must start with 'What' or 'How' and include a verb. For example: What a great person you are!

 

 

Today's task is to create a poster explaining how to be safe at a pond. Make sure you include text in your poster and use exclamation marks. For example: Stop! Do not go near the edge of the pond.

Try to:

  • make the poster eye catching with big text headings
  • use exclamation marks in your sentences
  • illustrate your poster with nice drawings

 

Have a good day Penguins. Stay safe and be happy.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 13TH MAY                         

Good morning Penguins. Hope you are well and happy this morning. We are half way through the week and although it is a bit cloudy this morning I am looking forward to my daily walk with Chester.  Remember if you go out for a walk it is still important to keep safe.

Well done Tyler for completing the assignment on reading eggs. There is another one for you today.

https://readingeggs.co.uk

We need to remember to keep fit and healthy each day so have a go at one of our favourite dances on Go Noodle... banana, banana, meatball!! 

You can post a picture of yourself on our Penguins page on the school facebook page. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

ENGLISH:                     Story Starter.   

She knew that it hadn't been a good idea to leave the tap running, but now she was starting to enjoy herself.......

    

Write a story about what happened next. Remember to

  • use capital letters and fullstops
  • use conjunctions to link ideas:  when, if, that, because, but, or,and
  • use adjectives and adverbs to make your writing more interesting

 

SCIENCE:              All about animals

Scientists can sort animals into different groups based on their features.

All animals within the same group have similar things in common such as being warm-blooded or cold-blooded!

For example: Animals such as elephants , cats and blue whales are all in the same group called mammals because they have hair.

The six main group of animals are:

  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Minibeasts
  • Reptiles

Discover some facts about each group by watching the clips on BBC Bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4svgwx

 Make a chart and draw 2 different animals for each group.

Have a lovely day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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TUESDAY 12TH MAY 

Good morning Penguins. What a lovely sunny day it is today. It certainly makes me feel better to see the sun shining. 

Well done Harry and Tyler for completing the assignment on reading eggs. I have set another one for today. Keep reading everybody.

https://readingeggs.co.uk

Don't forget to have a look at the Oxford Owl site where there is a free eBook library with lots of the reading books we have at school. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?login=true

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. Today is about time. 

ENGLISH:

Today's daily lesson on BBC Bitesize is about using conjunctions to join ideas in sentences. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Think about what you watched in the video. There were lots of things to see in the ocean.

  • Write six sentences about the ocean using because, if or when . Try and do two sentences per conjunction.
  • Remember to use capital letters at the start and correct punctuation.

Here is an example:
Seaweed grows close to the surface because it uses the sun.

 

PSHE:

I know these are strange times Penguins so I thought you might enjoy this activity.

If you want to share your work you can email it to admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I look forward to seeing your work especially your islands.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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MONDAY 11TH MAY           

Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good weekend. The sun is shining here this morning but it is still quite windy out there. I think my walk with Chester will be very blowy.

Well done Harry for completing the reading eggs assignment. I have set another one for you all. Keep reading Penguins!

https://readingeggs.co.uk

 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. They are about shape today.

ENGLISH:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Have a look at todays lesson on BBC Bitesize. Todays learning is about using your phonics knowledge and applying it when writing sentences. Which means sounding out to spell words that you do not know. Remember to spell the tricky words correctly.

Imagine you have been to the rainforest.

Write a postcard to somebody you know explaining what it's like there. You could write this to a friend, a family member or even to me or Miss Thompson. 

  • Make sure you use capital letters and full stops in your sentences.
  • Include some description. For example, In the rainforest there are amazing animals and lots of colourful plants.
  • Make sure you finish your postcard with a closing like 'lots of love' or 'from'

SCIENCE:

If we were at school we would have been planting some bean seeds to see who could grow the tallest beanstalk. If you do have a runner bean seed or a broad been seed you could have a go at home. You could take photos of your plant as it grows. 

Here is the lifecycle of a bean plant. Have a go at writing some facts about how seeds grow. Remember to punctuate your sentences accurately and include some labelled diagrams. 

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If you want to share your work you can email it to admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. I look forward to seeing your work. 

Have a good day Penguins. Keep happy and keep safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

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THURSDAY 7TH MAY                                   

Good morning Penguins. What a beautiful , sunny morning it is. I am looking forward to getting out in the garden today. 

Well done to Harry, Ethan and Olly I for completing the assignments on reading eggs.

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. Money questions today.

ENGLISH:

Todays lesson on BBC Bitesize is based on this book today. Do you recognise the author? What other book has she written? The one we know well is about a meerkat!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Using extracts from the book Cyril and Pat you will learn about answering questions using the text, inferring what characters might say to each other and explaining what words mean.

Have a go at using these words in sentences. Remember to use capital letters and full stops.

 

Tomorrow is VE day so here are some activities you can try if you want to.

 

I hope you have a lovely day Penguins. Try to get out for a walk in this lovely sunshine always remembering to keep safe.

Mrs Hiatt

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WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY

Good morning Penguins.            

 

It looks as though it is going to be a lovely day today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterdays learning. Well done to Harry for your fabulous postcard from  Antarctica.

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today. Problem solving today.

 

ENGLISH:

Todays lesson on BBC Bitesize is all about handwriting and forming letters correctly. The video is about a man called Christopher Columbus who we would have been learning about in History if we were at school. I am looking forward to seeing your super sentences about him and why he is famous.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

SCIENCE:

Have a look at todays science lesson all about plants and about the parts of a plant.

Plants have three important parts.

The roots, the stem and the leaves:

  • the roots keep the plant in the ground and hold it up
  • the stem holds up the plant
  • the leaves take in the sunshine

Draw your own flower and label each part. 

Keep reading Penguins. I have set another assignment on reading eggs for you. 

 https://readingeggs.co.uk

Have a good day.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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TUESDAY 5TH MAY:

Morning Penguins. Hope you are well and are feeling happy. Looking out of my window I can see that the sun is shining so I am going to do some work in my garden today and take Chester out for a walk. Remember Penguins, if you go out for a walk you must keep on staying 2m away from other people. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

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Have a look at this weeks lessons on White Rose. The lessons are on addition and subtraction facts to 20.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 

 

ENGLISH:

Have a look at todays lesson on BBC Bitesize for Year 2. It is about using commas in a list when writing. Activity 2 is a video on Antarctica and you are asked to write some statements about it.

I like the penguins! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Writing a postcard.

Imagine you've been Antarctica too. Write a postcard explaining what it was like there.

  • Decide who you're writing the postcard to. It could be someone in your family, a friend or even your school teacher.
  • Make sure all your sentences include a capital letter at the start and some punctuation at the end.
  • Include some statements in there too. Use the ones form the video.
  • Try using commas to list some of the things you saw. For example: When I first arrived in Antarctica I saw lots of snow, ice and water.
  • Remember to finish your postcard with an ending like 'lots of love' or 'from'.

ART:

Watch the lesson from Oak National Academy. To make a self portrait using natural and recycled materials.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/foundation/to-make-a-self-portrait-using-natural-or-recycled-materials-year-2-wk3-5

In this lesson, you will be learning all about the artist Jane Perkins, she is a British artist who uses recycled materials to make portraits.


Remember you can take a photo of your portrait and email it to school at

  admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. or you can upload the photo on the Penguins page on the school Face book page. 

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MONDAY 4TH MAY:

Good morning Penguins. I hope you all had a good weekend.  It's Monday and the start of a new week of learning. 

 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.


ENGLISH:

Have a look at todays English lesson on BBC Bitesize 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbpr47h

Today it is about using our phonics knowledge when writing unfamiliar words in sentences.

Another cat picture today.

The birds are very busy at the minute feeding their little babies in the nests so have a go at making a kebab for their lunch. I am sure they would find it delicious! You don't have to use floral wire. A wire coat hanger would work just as well. 

Have a good day Penguins. 

Mrs Hiatt

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FRIDAY 1ST MAY

Good morning Penguins.  Happy May Day.  See if you can find out what these people are doing in this photo? 

 

Well done to those of you that went on reading eggs yesterday. I have set another assignment for you today. 

https://readingeggs.co.uk

 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

ENGLISH:

I love this picture of cats at school.  I can't wait until we are all back at school like these lucky cats!

Have a good day penguins and a lovely weekend. Remember to keep yourselves fit and healthy and be safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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Thursday 30th April

Morning Penguins. The sun has got his hat on today..hooray!  Well done to those of you that went on reading eggs. I have set another assignment for you today. 

https://readingeggs.co.uk

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

ENGLISH:     https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Have a look at the BBC Bitesize English lesson today which follows on from yesterdays lesson on writing sentences and joining ideas using words like 'and', 'because' and 'if'. 

Have a look at the picture below. I haven't accidently put it upside down! It reminded me of the Magic Faraway Tree and the Land of Topsy Turvy. Can you remember this land is a peculiar place where everybody walks on their hands and everything is upside down. A policeman gets angry at Jo, so he puts a spell on Jo to turn him on his hands too.

Can you write about what it would be like in Topsy Turvy Land. How would you feel?

Remember to join your ideas using conjunctions and describe what things would look like and feel like , remembering to use adjectives and adverbs. 

Challenge: Can you write your name backwards?

ART:

When you are out in the garden or you are on your short, daily walk try to collect some leaves to have a go at todays activity.

Remember you can take photos of any learning you have done at home and email it to school at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. 

I hope you have a good day Penguins. Remember to stay safe.

Mrs Hiatt

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Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Penguins. It looks like it is going to be another dull day today. I love to see the sunshine but I know the plants in my garden need this rain to grow. 

I have set another assignment on reading eggs. Today it is a reading task and the story is Harry's Hiccups. I hope you enjoy the story.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

Remember to have a look at the measuring lessons and activities on White Rose for some more Maths.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

ENGLISH:

To write a fact file about minibeasts using joining words to make sentences more interesting.

 Watch the BBC Bitesize lesson today for Year 2. It has

  • an introduction to joining words

  • a lovely video about about minibeasts

  • three activities to try at home

Have fun playing the game 'Guess what I am?' 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Keep learning those spellings and practising your handwriting.

Have a look at this video which will help you read the common exception words more confidently. We were getting really good at reading these at school.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=common+exception+words+year+2+video

 

 I'm hoping the rain stops soon so I can take Chester out for a walk.

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

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Tuesday 28th April

Morning Penguins. Hope you had a good day yesterday and managed to do some learning. Did you find all the strange things in the picture? Did you spot the cat in the birdcage? I hope the bird managed to get away safely. 

Remember to keep up with your reading at home by using reading eggs. Have a look at todays assignment. https://readingeggs.co.uk

 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

ENGLISH:

Have a look at the BBC Bitesize online English lesson today. It is about writing sentences using capital letters, full stops and joining words (and, because and if).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

This will help you write some super sentences about this picture.

 

Some ICT today Penguins to have some fun with. Enjoy meeting some animals in your house. 

Have a good day and remember you can email any work or photos to me at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org.  

Mrs Hiatt

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Monday 27th April

Good morning Penguins.  I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. It's a bit cloudy this morning but my garden was very happy to get a bit of rain last night. Looking at those grey clouds I think there is more rain to come.

Starting this morning,  there are some new daily phonic lessons which can be found on the Letters and Sounds for home and school channel on You Tube. 

  https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

For some more Maths use the link below for this weeks lessons on measurement. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

ENGLISH:

Have a look at the BBC Bitesize online lessons today. In English you will be learning all about alliteration and practising forming the caterpillar letters correctly. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1  

 

Have a look at the History lesson. Who was Neil Armstrong? Learn about his historic voyage to the Moon.

Write 5 facts about Neil Armstrong. Use complete sentences and remember your punctuation. 

 

A bit of fun this morning.  Look very closely at this picture.

 Write some questions to ask about the picture. I've done one for you.

Why is the girl stirring her tea with a knife?

Remember to use a question mark (?) at the end of each question and a capital letter at the beginning.

 

SCIENCE:

Remember you can take photos of any learning you have done at home and email it to school at admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org. 

Enjoy your day Penguins.  

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Friday 24th April

A beautiful sunny morning Penguins. I am looking forward to going for a walk with Chester this morning. 

Try to get outside for a short walk if you can but please remember to keep 2m away from others and always go with one of your adults. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

                                                  FANTASTIC FACTS

Did you know?

  • The first oranges weren't orange.
  • Peanuts aren't actually nuts.
  • The heart of a shrimp is located in it's head.
  • McDonalds once made bubble gum flavoured broccoli.

Complete these facts

  • A snail can....
  • Slugs have....
  • A rhinoceros' horn is...

Writing challenge!

Find five new facts and share them with your family.

Don't forget to have a look at the lessons on BBC Bitesize. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1  

 

ART :

Today we are going to investigate colours and create a piece of artwork inspired by the artist Andrew Goldsworthy. You need to use items from nature like petals, leaves, sticks and other items to make a colourful picture. You can collect these from your garden or when you have your short walk. Or you can get extra creative and use colourful items from your home, like toys, fruit or clothes. Use the link below to take you to the lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/foundation/to-investigate-the-colours-year-2-wk1-5/

When you have created your artwork take a photo to show me when we are back at school or you can email it to school  at  admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org.

Have a good day Penguins. 

Mrs Hiatt

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Thursday 23 rd April

Morning Penguins.  I hope you all had a good day yesterday and are all well and happy. Did you manage to have a look at the BBC Bitesize lessons?  Have a look at the lessons for today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1   You can also access them through BBC iplayer if you prefer. 

The English lesson today is about creating lists in sentences and there is also a fun Music lesson today. Have a go!

MATHS:

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

 

Today is St George’s Day. St George is England’s patron saint and according to legend he was a soldier who killed a dragon and saved a princess. Watch the powerpoint below and then write some facts about St George and why he is the patron saint of England.  

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/st-george-powerpoint-6210416 

Remember to write super sentences thinking about

  • adding detail by using adjectives and adverbs
  •  always remember to read your work and check that you have put full stops and capital letters in the correct places. 
  • check your spelling especially those common exception words

 

Make yourself an England flag and put it up in your window to celebrate St George’s day. 

 Have a go today drawing your own dragon. If you need any help follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcM7hmFApLc

 

Try to go on reading eggs today and remember to keep learning your spellings. Practice makes perfect! Well done Harry for completing the assignment.

Enjoy your day.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Penguins. I hope you are feeling really good today and ready for some more learning. 

 

READING:

Remember to login to reading eggs every day. I have created another assignment for you to complete on reading eggs. 

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

Here is a reminder of the year 1 and 2 common exception words which you should be learning to spell. Try to learn a few every day. 

Remember to use the look, cover, write, check method to help you learn them and the more you practice the better you get!

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5' questions for today.

                     Easier                                                                               Harder

ENGLISH:

Have a look at todays lessons  from BBC Bitesize. Today the English lesson is on being able to create sentences with description by using noun phrases (adjectives with nouns). 

This lesson includes:

  • a video to help you understand what describing words (adjectives) are

  • three activities for you to do all based on our class text The Magic Faraway Tree.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

I am really looking forward to seeing your work on The Faraway Tree. It is one of my favourite stories.

Have a lovely day Penguins and always remember to keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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Tuesday 21st April

Hello Penguins.I hope you are all well and happy. It's another lovely sunny day so if you can, try to get outside today. It's important that we keep ourselves healthy by having some form of exercise every day and of course trying to eat healthy foods. 

MATHS: 

Here are your  'Give me 5 questions for today'.

                   Easier                                                                Harder

Use the link for lesson 2 on fractions this week.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

ENGLISH:

Have a look at todays lesson from BBC Bitesize. Today the lesson is on different types of sentences, focusing on asking and answering questions. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Writing instructions using command sentences.

                       First Flight 

In the picture, the older owl is giving instructions to the younger owl about how to fly. 

Think of an activity that you like to do such as scoring a goal in football or helping to make a sandwich at lunch time and write instructions for that activity.   

Tips: 

Break the instructions into small steps. 

Number or bullet point each instruction. 

Use imperative (bossy) verbs. (An imperative verb is one that tells someone to do something, so that the sentence it is in becomes an order or command.  E.g. Wash your hands!). 

Read the instructions to another person and ask them to follow them. 

 

SCIENCE:

As today is sunny it's a perfect day for  looking at shadows.

Get some objects  and draw around the shadow it makes on a piece of paper. Look at it through out the day.

How does it change?

What does that tell you about the sun in the sky?

Hope you have a lovely day Penguins. Remember stay safe.

 

Mrs Hiatt

 

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Monday 20th April

Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and you enjoyed lots of Easter eggs. It is nice to get back into a routine of learning even though it still seems strange doing it from home. Fingers crossed we will all be back at school together soon. 

MATHS:                        'Give me 5'

Have a go at these questions which cover what you learnt during the Autumn and Spring terms.

We are continuing our learning about fractions and measures. This week continues our work on fractions and measures.  You can find todays lesson here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

ENGLISH:

Have a look at todays lesson from BBC Bitesize. It is all about our favourite stories and different types of fiction. There are 3 activities to complete and one of them is about The Magic Faraway Tree, our class text we were reading before school closed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

Unfortunately we didn't get chance to finish  The Magic Faraway Tree  so you can listen to it all read to you here. I hope you enjoy the story. I certainly did.

https://www.youtube.com › watch

Try to read as much as you can , at least once a day would be good. If you have read all your books at home you can register with Oxford Owl   https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/  (free registration).

Tell an adult what you enjoyed about the book. Would you recommend it to anyone?

Create a storyboard to show the sequence of events. 

 

ART:

Get sketching! Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see. 

It is another sunny day so if you can try to get outside but always remembering to stay safe. 

Have a good day

Mrs Hiatt

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Friday 3rd April

Morning Penguins. We are now in the Easter holidays for a couple of weeks. I hope you all have a lovely Easter and stay safe and happy. Look out for that Easter bunny next weekend! 

 

Here are some fun activities you can do with your family.

 

I hope you enjoy doing some of these activities over the holidays.  

Happy holidays

Mrs Hiatt

 

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Thursday 2nd April

Good morning Penguins.  The sun has got his hat on today. Hip hip hooray!! I hope you are all well and happy today. 

Well done Hannah and Harry for completing the reading eggs assignment I set. 2 more dojos for you both. I have set another assignment for you all today.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

MATHS   problem of the day

 

Play guess my number with the grown ups in your house. Can you think of other clues to give?

 

SCIENCE:

 Have a go at making a poster about HABITATS! 

Watch this you tube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrSWYE37MJs

Now watch it again and think about: 

  • What is a habitat? 

  • What must a habitat provide for the animals? 

Explore these 4 habitats: 

Polar Habitat:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3sr4wx 

Ocean Habitat: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zsfkd2p 

Woodland Habitathttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zc42xnb 

Rainforest Habitathttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zxdsvcw 

 Use the Internet to explore habitats further. 

Make sure your poster has: 

  • An eye catching bold title 

  • Use neat,  writing 

  • Include 4 different types of habitat 

  • Use punctuation (Capital letters, full stops, ?, !) 

  • Include drawings/diagrams 

  • Tell the reader what a habitat is and what it needs to provide.

 

I look forward to seeing your posters when we are all back at school.

Here is a reminder of some useful websites for you to go on if you wish during the Easter holidays.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

Try to get out into the lovely sunshine today. I will be taking Chester out for a lovely long walk this afternoon. Remember to take care and  keep safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

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Wednesday 1st April

 

Good morning Penguins.  I hope you are all well and are enjoying this time with your families.

Another day and the start of a new month. Traditionally on the first of each month people say white rabbits so I thought I would give you a rabbit problem this morning.

 

Help the rabbit find the path through the mazes to the carrots by counting on in fives, starting from 0. 

Here is your maths problem of the day.

 

ENGLISH:

Well done Aleese, Hannah, Harry and Olly I for completing the reading eggs challenge. 2 more dojos each!  I have set you another assignment for today. Keep up the good work. 

 I hope you are all still completing your diaries. They will be really interesting to read when we are all back at school. 

 

 

Choose 1 of the characters above and write a character description.

  • what do they look like?  use adjectives to describe shape, colour, size
  • describe how the character acts, speaks and moves
  • describe what the character thinks and feels
  • use interesting adjectives. use a dictionary to up-level your words.

 

I am trying to use my time at home to learn a new skill, to use sign language. Here is the British Sign Language alphabet. Perhaps you and your family would like to have a go. 

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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Tuesday 31st March

Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy. The sun is shining today hooray!

Well done Aleese, Hannah and Olly I for completing the reading eggs assignment.  You have earned 2 dojo points each.

I have added another assignment  for you. This time it is a spelling assignment. 

 

MATHS: 

Continue with your learning on fractions.      https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Your problem of the day.

 

 

ENGLISH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKCsqbiCxE8

Write a sequel to the story. What happens to the boy after he has signed his own picture?

Remember your fullstops and capital letters Penguins.  Read your writing through to yourself or someone else. Remember to use conjunctions to link ideas ( then, after that, next, because ) and use adjectives and adverbs to add detail to your writing and make it more interesting for the reader. I am looking forward to reading your stories when we are all back at school. 

ART:

Have a good day. Try to get some fresh air today as the sun is shining. I am taking Chester out for a long walk now. 

Stay safe.

Mrs Hiatt

 

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Monday 30th March

Good afternoon Penguins. I hope you had a good weekend with your families. 

We certainly have seen a change in the weather over the weekend. Me and Chester are not liking this cold ,wet weather.  I hope you are still completing your weather charts. Fingers crossed you will be able to add lots of sunny symbols later on this week.

MATHS

Here is your problem of the day.

 

We are continuing our learning about fractions. This week is all about finding a third and recognising the equivalence of a half and 2 quarters.  You can find all the lessons here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

READING:

Remember to login to reading eggs every day.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

I have created another assignment for you to complete on reading eggs. It is about identifying and using adjectives. 

If you would like to listen to more stories online then use the following link.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. There are some lovely stories. I really enjoyed listening to the Just So Stories.

 

WRITING:

 

Write a story about a magic carpet.Use the following questions to help you structure your story.

  • What is happening here?
  • Why/how is the carpet flying?
  • How is the boy feeling? Was he expecting this to happen?
  • How is the dog feeling? How do you know?
  • Does this bedroom belong to the boy? What does the setting tell you about his character?
  • What will happen next?

 

ART/DT challenge:

Choose one of these challenges each day.

  • Make a den in your home using fabric, cushions and other furniture.
  • Make a castle using an empty cereal box.
  • Draw your own superhero with special powers.
  • Use building blocks or lego to build a sculpture.
  • Make your own kite.

Enjoy the rest of the day Penguins and remember to keep safe

 

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

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Friday 27 th March

Good morning Penguins. Another beautiful, sunny morning. I hope you all had a good day yesterday.

Well done Harry for going on reading eggs. I have set you all another assignment.

ENGLISH:

 

  • What name would you give to this creature?
  • Where does it live?
  • What does it eat?
  • What kind of personality might it have?
  • How would you look after it  as a pet?
  • Is it dangerous?

 

 

Chester zoo are doing a virtual zoo day today.     There are different time slots for different animals. 

Draw your favourite animal and find out more about it.

  • What is its natural habitat?
  • What does it eat?
  • Does it have any predators?
  • 3 interesting facts 

MATHS

Here is todays problem of the day.

 

D&T:

Thought you would like a design and make challenge today.  Design and make an Easter basket for the Easter bunny  to carry Easter eggs in. You could use junk, card, paper, fabric or something else?

Be creative.  You could test your basket using real eggs!! But take care not to break any.

 

Hope you have fun doing some of these activities.

Take care and stay safe. Have a good weekend .

 

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

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Thursday 26th March

A lovely morning again Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy. 

READING:

I have set 2 more assignments on reading eggs for you. Log on and have a go. 

  https://readingeggs.co.uk/login

SPELLING:

Choose 10 words from the Y/1 Y2 Common Exception Words list in your spelling books and write them in your neatest handwriting. Remember those tall letters!

 Unfortunately we didn't get chance to finish our class text The Magic Faraway Tree  so you can listen to it all read to you here. I hope you enjoy the story. I certainly did.

https://www.youtube.com › watch

WRITING:

You’ve stepped through a door in a tree into a new world. Write a story about what you find. 

 

Remember to include lots of adjectives and adverbs to make exciting sentences.  Read your writing through to yourself and think about how you've started each sentence.

Also keep completing your diary. Who knows, way into the future, somebody might read your diary and learn all about what life was like in 2020.

 

MATHS    Continue with the fractions lessons from White Rose found here:     https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 

 

Another problem of the day for you to solve.

 

 

Remember to keep yourselves safe. If you do go out to enjoy the sunshine with your grown ups always keep 2m away from other people. 

I'm off for another walk with Chester.

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

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Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Penguins. Hope you all are well and happy and had a good day yesterday. I'm so looking forward to seeing your tiny dragon work and your fractions work.

Continue to complete your weather tables. It's another lovely spring morning so lots of sunny symbols. But if you have been listening to the long range forecast I think things are going to change a bit! 

Remember to join in with Joe Wicks every morning doing PE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

READING

When you login to reading eggs you will see that I have given you a reading task to complete. I will have a look later to see who has completed this.

David Walliams (and friends) will be reading one of his fabulous stories each day at 11am.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

 

MATHS

Continue with the fractions lessons from White Rose found here:     https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 

I have included a problem of the day for you to do.

 

Remember you can continue your phonics learning. Phonics Play  is a website full of phonic games. You have your logins. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

ENGLISH

Keep a diary of everything you do each day. This will be really fascinating for people to read in the future. Just like Samuel Pepys wrote a diary about the Great Fire of London.  Remember to write the date and some interesting sentences about what you have done. Include adjectives and adverbs in your sentences and don't forget your capital letters and fullstops!

 

  We have been asked to notify parents that there are a series of scam emails, pretending to help people receive their free school dinner allowances. These emails are asking for bank details.  Please do not click on any links or put in your details.  If you are unsure, please contact the school for further information.

 

Me and Chester are off out for  walk now. Stay safe and have a good day.

Mrs Hiatt

Tuesday 24th March

Afternoon Penguins. What a beautiful, sunny spring day it is out here today.  If you can, try to get out for a short walk this afternoon or play out in your garden. Enjoy the sunshine whilst you can!  Make sure you are with your grown up and you stay 2m away from any other people.  I am taking Chester out for a walk this afternoon so we both keep fit and healthy. 

 If you can't get outside then you could have your own PE session inside with Joe Wicks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

READING

Read for 30 minutes every day. If you’ve read your school reading book already then find something else. It could be an appropriate magazine, newspaper, website, game instructions or a favourite book from home etc. Or you could log onto reading eggs.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/login

 

ENGLISH

Look at this photo of a tiny dragon. Answer these questions in your book (In full sentences).  

  1. Where has he came from?  

  1. Why is it so small? 

  1. Are there more like him?  

  1. Where does he live?  

  1. How would you look after it?  

  1. Is it magic? What magic can it do?  

 

MATHS

Keeping maths facts on the tip of your tongue is a really useful skill to have. Choose one of these to practise today.  

  1. The 2 x table 

  1. The 5 x table 

  1. The 10 x table 

  1. Mentally adding or subtracting single digit numbers. 

 

Before school closed we were learning about fractions .

Draw and cut out some shapes. Split some into equal parts (1/2s or 1/4s) and some into unequal parts. Sort them into the correct groups and stick them in your book.   

GEOGRAPHY

Over the next 7 days, collect information about the weather.  Listen to the weather forecast every day and see if their predictions are correct.

Draw a simple table to show your findings. 

Mon 

Tue 

Wed 

Thu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep completing the worksheets and activities I sent home for you.  I have included a list of useful websites you can visit to  continue your learning.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/  Twinkl are offering their services free for a month. Parents can find lots of useful resources on there.  

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ This is the scheme we use in school for maths. They are bringing out videos and worksheets to use during school closures. No account needed. 

Have a nice day.

 

Mrs Hiatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penguins have been enjoying our investigations in science this term. We found out how to make paper stronger in order to construct a bridge for a toy car to travel over.  This week we have been finding out whether taller children always have bigger shoes.  We drew around our feet and used a ruler to accurately measure the length and then we measured our heights. The results were a surprise!