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Welcome back to the Summer term!
I hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine as much as I did! We’re back now with home learning activities on here for each subject. I hope you enjoy completing them! I’m still missing you all very much but staying safe is the main thing.
Don’t forget to send pictures either via our school Twitter @Northcotesch or directly to my school email address to show me what you have been up to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please open any of the documents below to catch up any activities you may have missed.
Celebration of work
It’s wonderful to see all of the work you’ve been completing at home! Thank you to Amelja – wonderful maths and art work last week.
Well done Aurora – lots of hard work last week!
Y2 home learning for week commencing 6th July 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Don’t forget to check out BBC Bitesize every day for new lessons in all curriculum areas.
As a whole school we would like to focus on our physical and mental well-being.
Research shows that if we do the following five things, our happiness will increase!
Building solid and varied social connections in your life can increase your feelings of happiness and self-worth.
What you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental wellbeing. There are loads of ways to stay active whilst enjoying life.
Step out of your comfort zone in order to grow. You will learn new things that you never knew before!
Whether it’s giving a friend or family member a hand or just supporting other people in some way. Giving is so important for our mental wellbeing.
Happiness is often right in front of you. Take time to think about all the things that you appreciate and are thankful for.
Your task is to send pictures to me showing all the things you have beeen doing during lockdown from the lists above! Here are some examples of what your teachers have been getting up to which has helped their well-being during these strange times.
Mrs Morris’ pom pom blanket. Mrs Newall’s apron for her hand sanitiser and tissues. Mrs Munn using her crochet skills.
Miss Hartley has upcycled a table. Mrs Dwyer has made her own garlic butter from foraging.
Miss Gore has been painting by numbers.
As a whole school, we are going to be looking at healthy eating this week! As we are focusing on getting fit and healthy, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some healthy recipes with everyone! We will be posting some ideas for healthy snacks which you could make after your daily workouts!
Check our twitter page everyday to see what tasty dishes the teachers have been cooking! Everyday we will be posting recipe ideas that you can try with your family.
You can join in by creating one of the recipes we post, or sending your own ideas in! Whatever your family makes this week, send your teacher some photographs or tweet them with the hashtag #northcotecooks
- What meakes a meal healthy?
- What makes a meal unhealthy?
- What should we do to make sure we are preparing food in a hygenic and safe way?
There’s a great list if healthy food itmes on here that you could use in your meals/snacks:
Task 1: The libraries may be closed but we can still take part in the Summer Reading Challenge! Join the ‘Silly Squad’ and join the challenge now!
Reading and questioning: Make sure you keep reading daily on your Reading Eggs! Your class teachers all now have logins, so can keep up to date with your progress!
Read the text Animal Recipes & complete the tasks that follow:
- Which of the recipes would you most like to eat?
- Why is that your favourite?
Vocabulary challenge 1: Find and write down all the ‘bossy verbs’ in the recipes in the text. They’re written in the documument below:
For example – Slice the carrots thinly. The bossy verb is ‘slice’ because it’s telling you what to do (being bossy!)
Vocabulary challenge 2: Put the bossy verbs into sentences of your own.
Task 4: Read this poem and complete the activities that follow:
Out of a Cloud
I have never seen one,
Desmond saw one though,
He said it hummed like hives of bees,
He said it glowed a glow,
He said it swooped out of a cloud
and lit the fields below,
He said it took his heart away,
Of course no one believed him,
But wandering here and there,
Desmond scanned the sky each night,
With his hopeful stare,
Examining the Milky Way,
Venus, the Plough, the Bear,
Searching, wishing, longing,
And then one day he vanished.
How? We’ll never know.
We found no clue or trace of him,
Hunting high and low,
Except, spiked on a barbed-wire fence,
A note saying: ‘Told you so,’
And all around the grass pressed down…
Where did Desmond go?
By Richard Edwards
From Aliens Stole My Underpants edited by Brian Moses
- How many verses does the poem have?
- Which is your favourite? Can you say why?
Rhymes and rhyming
Re-read the first verse of Out of a Cloud.
- Find and highlight the four words in the verse that rhyme.
- Now do the same with the second and third verses.
- Next to each verse, write other words that would also rhyme with that verse’s set. Do six more words maximum.
Task 1: Spelling task – ‘r’ sound spelt as ‘wr’
SPaG challenge with a focus on questions. Remember a question must always end with a question mark – ?
Use this information poster to help you answer the sentence type question – Sentence types
Task 3: Write a recipe.
Make sure you’ve read ‘Animal Recipes’ in the Reading section of the class page so that you know how a recipe should be written.
Write down the recipe for one of the healthy meals/snacks you made for this week’s DT task.
Task 4: Write sentences about what food and drink you think an animal of your own choice would like.
What to do:
- Choose a new animal that is not in Animal Recipes. Maybe choose one from Animal Suggestions – Animal Suggestions
2. Think about some meals, dishes or foods you think that animal might really enjoy. (You don’t have to be realistic with the food!)
In the wild a lion might eat a deer or a gazelle but you could say he’d like to eat a roast dinner, ice cream and strawberries.
- Explain why you think your creature would like those foods.
Use the word because to introduce your reasons.
I think a lion would love to eat a huge roast dinner with lots or roast potatoes and parsnips because they need a lot of energy for all their hunting and running around.
4. Add some drawings showing your animal and its food.
Do the same thing for a different animal and different foods.
Task 1: Times tables & mental maths practise: Make sure you keep up your times table recall by logging in daily to your TT Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/ as well as the mental maths challenges on the Topmarks website:
Task 2: 5-a-day – you’ve been doing brilliantly with the 5-a-day challenges – well done! Let’s keep it up this half term!
As usual – the green are a bit easier than the blacks & answers will be given the following day.
11 more than 5 = From 9 take 3 =
110 more than 50= From 39 take 3 =
Multiply the following by 4:
a)12 b) 21 c) 23 d) 31
Divide the following by 3:
a)12 b) 30 c) 66 d) 300
How many sides has a pentagon?
8 more than 5 = 13 From 9 take 4 = 5
80 more than 50= 130 From 39 take 4 = 35
Multiply the following by 4:
a)10 40 b) 2 8 c) 5 20 d) 3 12
Divide the following by 4:
a)8 2 b) 44 11 c) 12 48 d) 16 64
How many sides has a hexagon? 6
This week’s focus: 2D & 3D shapes
Last week we recalled Right angles and and named angles. This week we continue with aspects of Geometry. We are recalling all aspects of shape.
Complete the activities on each slide:
Please note the answers appear on the next slide after each activity!
Facts to help you:
Vertices are corners.
A line of symmetry is the imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly
Science – Minibeasts
Geography – Oceans & Marine life
Photos and videos can be stored on a computer, but which files take up the most space? A video is the larger file. A video is made of lots of photos, shown quickly, one after the other.
This interactive task titled – ¿Dónde vives? – is part of a sequence of Spanish activities from Languages Online. These activities focus on Where do you live?. A corresponding printable worksheets is also available
Question: Why do we have statues?
Virtual Assembly: Now live on the Picture News Vimeo channel! See it here: https://www.picture-news.co.uk/discuss/2020-06-26/
The statue of footballer Lily Parr – https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48224610
Task 1: Choose one of the statues from resource 1, find another picture of one or use a statue found in your local area! Describe your statue. Think about:
- What the statue is made from? Metal, stone?
- Can you describe the material? Cold, hard?
- Is the statue a person, an animal or something else? What are they doing?
- How would you describe their eyes? Staring, unblinking, happy, sad, lonely?
- When you look at the statue, how does it make you feel?
Record your ideas. If you can, use them to write a sentence or paragraph to describe your statue. Task 2: Have you heard of a living statue? Explain that these are people who pose as statues. They often wear statue-like make-up and can stand very still!
- Can you pretend to be a statue?
- What will you wear?
- What position will you stand in?
- How long can you remain still for?
- Can you time it?Explore different statue poses. You could photograph your poses or record them by drawing them afterwards.
This weeks activity ls linked to ‘Belonging. How people belong to different communities; what it means to belong to a faith community, & how this sense of belonging is valued & expressed in a variety of ways?
Can you compose a piece of music?