Tuesday’s learning.

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Well done everyone for yesterday. I don’t know about you but those beaches we looked at yesterday looked very inviting!

Spelling: Today we are going to look at words that end in the (l) sound but are spelt either (el) or (le).

Task 1: Have a go at reading the different words. Remember to use your phonics knowledge to help you . Sort them into words that end in (el) and (le) on the grid and then draw a picture for each one to show their meaning.

Task 2: Complete each word by adding the correct ending. If you are not sure try both ways and decide which one looks the best. Can you find any other words that end in either (el) or (le)? Have a go at writing a few sentences that include these words or maybe see how many words you can include in one sentence.

EG: A camel and a little squirrel went round in a circle while they ate an apple but they fell into a puddle which made them giggle.

Maths: It’s measuring temperature today.

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English/Geography: This week we are going to be travel agents. Your challenge is to persuade people to visit one of the different country’s beaches we looked at yesterday. You will need to include the different human and physical features as part of your persuasive writing.

Today we are going to look at an example that you can download below. This example is trying to persuade people to visit a British seaside.

Read the example, what do you notice?

When writing persuasively you can use different sentence openers to help your argument. Have a look at the word mat below. Can you find any of these examples in the text. If so underline them.

Using expanded noun phrases can help the reader picture what you are tell them so are great to include.

EG: shimmering, salty sea. Can you find any other expanded nouns phrases (two adjectives describing a noun) in the text. If so underline them as well.

Now answer the question to help you find out more about writing a persuasive text.

PE: If you missed Joe Wicks work out yesterday have a go today.

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Seesaw comments

Thank you for sharing your English work on Friday, Aarav. I really enjoyed reading your diary entry as a Victorian child. Well done for completing today’s Maths and homophone work in English today too.

You’ve shown a clear understanding of homophones and spellings today, Jenson. Well done for completing all of your Maths challenges as well.

Hi Jonathan. It was great to see you today. Thank you for sharing your work with us today – remember there is no need to complete the blog work if you are coming into school. We will do this at school. Focus on times tables and spellings at home for now.

Hi Henry. It’s great to see how confident you are with capacity and volume in Maths, thank you for sharing your great work. Also, some brilliant spelling knowledge used with your homphones work.

Thank you for sharing your work with us today, Saskia. Your knowledge of human and physical geography will help with your English work this week. Well done for completing English and Maths as well.

Hi Logan. Super homophones work today. They are really tricky because they sound the same! Phonics can sometimes help, but even then some are tricky! Well done for showing resilience in Maths – a busy day for you!

Monday’s learning

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

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English:

This week our English will be linked with geography so we thought we would recap on some of the spelling patterns we have looked at this year.

Today we are going to look at Homophones. Homophones are words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.

Task 1: Can you match the word meaning to the pictures. Then correct each sentence by crossing out the incorrect Homophone or writing the correct one on your own paper.

Task 2: Complete the sentences by adding in the correct Homophone. If you fancy an extra challenge you could write your own sentences using the correct Homophone.

Maths: This week we are continuing to look at measurement.

Geography: A couple of weeks ago we looked at the human and physical features of a British seaside. Today we are going to look at the the human and physical features of different beaches from a round the world.

Firstly can you find the 4 different Non-European countries on a map and think about what continent they are in. Then look carefully at the different pictures and identify the human and physical features. Remember to look at the background as well. List all the different features in the table. Finally think about British seasides and compare with those from around the world. What is the same/similar? What is different?

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Another end of another week. We have 2 weeks left of this school year. Well done to everyone who is still working hard. Not long left!

Some super Maths work from yesterday, Aarav. Well done for showing resilience. We found the teaspoon/tablespoon questions tricky in school. 15 x tables are hard – or did you use another way or solving it? Thank you also for sharing your work from today. The cost of all rulers was £2.55. How much was 1 ruler?

What was the greatest number you made with the 4 digit cards, Dryden? Thank you for sharing your English work and Maths work today. Your day at the beach sounds very exciting. Remember that a diary is written in past tense.

Some great diary writing, Henry. Well done for keeping it in past tense (a really tricky writing skill to maintain past tense in your writing). Thank you for sharing your Maths challenge today as well.

Well done for giving question 4 a go today, Jenson. It was really tricky. I like your method of solving it! I like how you shared your feelings of the seaside on a previous diary entry BEFORE talking about your day at the beach. Thank you for sharing.

I really enjoyed reading your diary entry, Jonathan. Well done for giving writing in past tense a really good go. I like the word ‘ate’ – it is past tense but sounds so different to the present tense word (eat). Tricky! Great Maths work today too!

A busy day for you today, Logan. Well done for your award in the assembly today. It is clear from your writing that you are showing resilience with your spelling. Well done for another super day.

Friday’s learning (3rd July)

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Maths and English today. English is a longer writing activity that should take up more time so there is no foundation subject today.

Maths

When writing this, White Rose Hub are keeping us all in suspense of what the challenge is today. You know the drill – click on the picture and download the challenge. It’s question 1, 2 and 3 that are suitable for Year 2.

English

Today you will be writing a diary as if you were a Victorian child visiting the beach for the first time. What can you see? How do you feel? What did you do? Just write one day’s entry (unless you want to do more).

Remember to include the following:

  • Must be PAST TENSE (you are writing this on the evening of your day – you’ve already done everything you are writing about) – this means you will need to use past tense verbs like: walked, saw, looked, swam, ran etc.
  • It must be written in FIRST PERSON (you are writing this as if YOU have done it) – use words such as: I, we and us.
  • Include TIME ADVERBIALS to put your day in order – first, then, next, finally
  • It MUST begin with DEAR DIARY.

Use the photos from yesterday’s lesson and include the sentences you have already written in your diary.

Of course, use this website to help you with some language and ideas if you are stuck.

We really look forward to reading your diaries.

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A quieter day today. I think there’s a potential 3 reasons for this. 1, we have welcomed some of you into school this week so less posts from those children. 2, we are asking for work to submitted earlier and some people work in the afternoon/evenings or 3, it’s Thursday and we’re feeling a little bit tired today…either way, it’s normal to feel less motivated some days and more motivated other days. Don’t feel guilty if you’ve had a quieter day today, it’s just great to hear that you are all healthy and well. Onto the comments…

A very busy day for you today, Jenson. Thank you for sharing your great Maths work and your really detailed diary entry sentences linked to a Victorian beach trip. A really inspiring message of how to make other people feel happy and how it makes you feel. Thank you for sharing!#

I’m really impressed with your use of fronted adverbials (yes, that’s what they’re called) in your writing today, Saskia. Maybe ask Lily to share what a fronted adverbial is so you know which part I am really impress with! You will learn all about them in Year 3 and 4. Thank you for sharing your great Maths work as well.

Thank you for sharing your Maths and English work with us today, Dryden. Well done for getting some work done today. Like I said earlier, it’s okay to have some off days where we really don’t feel like doing anything; HOWEVER, hopefully these days are rare and we can pick up again tomorrow. Well done for showing resilience.

Some super Maths work today, Henry. I find the best way to learn measuring capacity is to bake or cook where you need to measure water and/or milk. Well done for helping you family with the housework. I’m sure they find it really helpful when there’s someone else to share the load.

Some great Maths and English work today, Jonathan. Be careful when writing your diary sentences to make sure they are all in past tense – remember, it has already happened when you are writing about it. I really like your picture of helping others, thank you for sharing.

Now you are an expert at measuring, you could make some cakes for the family, Logan. Well done for showing resilience today, especially in your writing. Writing in a diary form is a really tricky skill so well done for trying hard at it.

Thursday’s learning (2nd July)

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Maths, English and RE today.

Maths

English

So hopefully after reading the 3 diary extracts from yesterday, you would have spotted some features that every diary must have:

  • Written in past tense (always writing about something that has already happened)
  • Time adverbials (first, then, next, finally)
  • Written in first person (I, we, us)

Using this knowledge, we want you to write sentences to go with these pictures as if they were from a diary. For example:

Victorian Prudes and their Bizarre Beachside Bathing Machines

When I walked onto the beach, I saw really strange huts on wheels that were pulled by horses.

Notice I have used ‘I’, written in past tense (saw, walked, pulled). This sentence would fit into a diary because it has all of the features a diary needs.

Have a go at writing your diary sentences using these pictures:

RE

In RE, we are going to look at how we can make the world a better place. There are very small things that we can all do that help to make the world a better place, for example: being kind to others, picking up litter, looking after animals, planting bulbs, collecting for charities.

Think about the times and ways in which you have cared for or helped others, e.g. helping a younger sibling to get dressed or helping someone with something. How did you feel when you helped/cared for this person?

Now think about something you would like to do that would make the world a better place. You can use some of the examples I’ve already written or think of your own. Draw yourself doing this action and explain how it will make the world a better place.

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Wednesday’s Seesaw.

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Great Aarav, I can see you have grasped grams and kilograms! Wow you can make so many things using your Lego, I love your idea for a tiger enclosure, they are my favourite animal and you have certainly shown how imaginative and creative you can be with it. More great maths today as well, I can see you can definitely compare volume. I wonder if you agree with Whitney about B holding more water than A because it is taller. Well done for thinking about the different feelings in each diary entry, that was a tricky question.

What great jabbing skills you have there Jenson! I love how you used factions in your maths today great aspirations. I like how you found different glasses to prove your thinking, I agree taller doesn’t always mean more. It looks like you are having fun doing your reading with your Grandma.

Dryden, what great reading! I love how you chose to read to your brother and how you used some expression. I can see you know exactly what a diary is and how to make sure those sentences are written in first person, great work. Well done with maths, I like how you used pictures to show your thinking.

I love how you used different containers to compare volume in maths today Logan. It looks like you have a good understanding of capacity, even the question about tall containers holding more didn’t fool you. Well done! It’s lovely to hear you are still practising your spelling and times tables too, keep up your positive learning attitude, you are doing a great job.

Another busy day for you Henry. I can see lots of great comparing of capacity there and I agree I think the containers would need to be weighed to check. I wonder if you agree that the taller the container the more water it holds. Well done, diaries are written in past tense and are what the writer is thinking. Great work with recognising which sentences were not diary entries.

Hi Jonathon, fabulous maths work today, I can see you were able to compare volume. I wonder if you agree that the taller the container the more water it holds. I love how you corrected the diary sentences so they were written in first person, number 3 was very tricky!

I agree Saskia, getting another container and pouring the different amounts in one at a time will definitely help you compare which container holds the most. I wonder if you think it is always the taller container that hold the most water. Great diary work I love how you explained your thinking. I am very intrigued to find out more about your story as I can only see page 2 on Seesaw, its sound very magical with a glowing brick!

Wednesday’s learning (1st July)

HOW is it the 1st July already? I cannot believe how quickly this year is going.

We will be doing Maths, English and PE today (English is a little bit longer today so PE will be a welcome movement break afterwards I think).

Maths

English

Read these diary entry extracts and try and figure out these 3 things:

Which tense is a diary written in? (past or present)

What is the same about the way the diaries are written? (think about who they are writing the diary to and how the writer speaks about themselves)

What is different about the way the diaries are written? (think about the feelings and emotions)

Then, we’d like you to look at these 4 sentences. Are they from a diary or not? How might you change the sentences to make them fit into the way diaries are written? I have done one for you as an example.

e.g. He stumbled across the pebbles to get to the ice cream cart.

This sentence ISN’T from a diary because it is not written in FIRST PERSON (I, we, us). I need to change the pronoun (He) to make it first person.

e.g. I stumbled across the pebbles to get to the ice cream cart.

  1. I travelled to the beach by steam train.
  2. He looked both ways and crossed the road to get closer to the sea.
  3. After lunch, the two boys paddled in the shallow part of the sea whilst Andrew hid under the parasol.
  4. The donkey rides were amazing. I had never ridden on a donkey before and it was exhilarating.

PE