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Monday 1st June 2020

Hello Beech Class,


I hope that you have all had a lovely half term break.



Over the next few weeks we will be learning about life in Kenya. I would like you to have a look at the presentation and the video below. From this you will learn where Kenya is and some important information about it.

Short Stories for Kids - Trip to Kenya

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Have a look at this video showing some of the animals in Kenya.

Nairobi National Park, Kenya in 4K Ultra HD

Nairobi National Park is located less than 10 kilometers from the center of Kenya's capital - Nairobi, and you can see animals, with the city tall buildings ...

I’d like you to record what you have learnt about Kenya. You can do this in any way you like; a poster, a leaflet, a video or you could think of another way of recording your learning.


What is the most exciting thing that you have learnt? Is there something that you would like to learn more about?


You could research an area that interests you in more detail. If you’re doing this in the internet, just remember our e-Safety rules and make sure you’ve got a grown-up nearby while you search for information.


One of your friends had a super idea of creating a chalked obstacle course outside their home for their neighbours to enjoy. I thought this was a really fun idea and a great way to keep people active! Maybe you could have a go yourself, could you post a note through a neighbour’s door to invite them to have a go?


Have a look at Miss Bridges’ page about the ducklings. Can you use books or the internet to research ducklings?






We are learning about a new place, but I think that lots of people would love to learn about where we live!

You are all experts on your local area. I’d like you to write a letter to someone you know who does not live in Manea telling them all about what it is like to live in Manea. You will need to think about how we layout a letter. We need to remember to write our address in the top right corner, their address on the left, then the date.


What do we have in Manea? What does it look like? What is it like to live in Manea? What makes Manea a good place to live? Do you have any questions that you would like to ask the other person about where they live?


I’d like you to read ‘Buzz and Bingo in the Starry Night’ through Collins eBooks. You will need to click on Big Cat Books and then search ‘Buzz and Bingo in the Starry Night’, or you can browse for it in the White level books. I’d then like for you to complete the sentence filling in activity at the end of the eBook.




For the next two weeks we are going to be thinking about fractions. Do you remember when we looked at fractions at school together? We cut up some cupcakes into delicious halves, thirds and quarters.


This week we are going to be focussing on fractions of shapes. There are some fraction lessons on the Oak National Academy that you might be interested in.

I have a few challenges for you this week.


  • Can you write the rule about fractions? All parts have to be… Can you draw some examples of this?
  • How many different ways can you show ½ of a square being shaded?
  • Which shapes are the easiest to show 1/3 of? Why?
  • Can you show ¾ of some shapes?
  • Is there another way that you can write ½?


In year 2 we need to know about ½, 1/3, 2/3, ¼, ¾ and 2/4. Have a look at this link, I’d recommend playing the game in the middle.

Or this game;

I wonder if you can also show some fractions using items in your home. How much of my cushion is patterned?


Could you use some natural resources to make shapes outside to explore fractions?


Keep up all of your hard work Superstars!

Take care,

Miss Pritchard