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Thursday 23rd April

Hello Beech Class!

 

I hope you’re all keeping well and enjoying the lovely weather that we have been having! Well done for all of the brilliant work that you’ve been getting up to over the last week, don’t forget to email me on BeechClass@manea.cambs.sch.uk I love seeing your work!

 

This week there have been two new programmes released that you might like to use. The BBC has released BBC Bitesize daily- they have some great videos with lots of great games. The Oak National Academy is now up and running and is offering daily lessons. Have a look and see what you think of these and let me know what you think of these resources!

Foundation

 

This week we will be continuing our science learning. We will be thinking about food chains. I have added a video to explain food chains. I have also added some resources which you might choose to have a look at to develop your knowledge. I’d like you to explore food chains in your garden or out on a walk. Have a look at the different creatures that you see and see if you can work out what they eat and what, if anything, eats them. You could even research the food chains of your favourite animals. You could show these food chains in lots of different ways, draw them, build them using construction toys, take photographs, act as the different parts of the food chain or use animal toys in your home. I’m sure you can think of some other brilliant ways of showing different food chains.

Food Chains

Year 2 Food chains introduction

I also saw this earlier in the week and thought it looked like lots of fun. I wonder what you will get up to with your dandelion ink!

Picture 1

Keeping your mind and body healthy is really important. This week, I’d like you to get dancing! You could choose some music and have fun having your own dance party at home or in your garden. What sort of music do you enjoy?

 

Our very own Beech Class MasterChef, Mrs Kyne, has been sharing some of her fantastic recipes on the school website (Children, Class Pages, (scroll down) Cooking with Mrs Kyne). Have a look and have a go! I’d love to hear about your cooking!

Literacy

 

Last week you shared some great acrostic poems. Take a look at some that were sent in here!

This week I’d like you to write a recount about your experience of exploring food chains. Remember that a recount needs to be in the past tense, and in the right order and (big voices for this bit!) I want to know; who, what where when and how did you feel…

You are all brilliant at writing recounts and I can’t wait to read about what you’ve all been up to through your science learning! Have a look at the Oak National Academy website, the Thursday English lesson about adverbs is great and might give you some ideas of words that you could add into your recount. https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-and-use-adverbs-year-2-wk1-4/

Remember to keep using the reading grid to choose reading tasks to complete, I’ve seen a few already and they look amazing.

I have added a ‘look, cover, write, check’ document for you to practice spelling words with an ‘l’ sound at the end but when we know that just an ‘l’ doesn’t look quite right. See if you can notice the three different endings of these words. Can you think of any other words that follow these patterns? You don’t have to print this document off, you could copy the words into your green writing book.

I’d then like for you to use these words in sentences in your beige handwriting book.

Maths

 

This week we are going to think about time. We are going to be practicing telling the time on analogue clocks and thinking about ordering intervals of time.

Telling the time is really important and we often need to know the time when we are already in a rush! That means that we need to be able to look at a clock and tell the time very quickly. The only way we will be able to get really quick with time telling is practice, practice, practice! If you don’t have an analogue clock you can use this one https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock. This clock allows you to move the hands and build different times. This might be useful for you when you are completing some of the tasks.

Firstly, I’d life for you to look around your home for some clocks.

Where are they? Which sorts of clocks do you have? Are they digital or analogue? Do you have any electronics that also have a clock? Do we all have clocks in the same places? Do your analogue clocks have numbers or Roman Numerals?

 

To practice reading the time on an analogue clock I’d like you to get active.

  • Every time you see an o’clock time, I’d like you to shout out the time and do 10 star jumps.
  • Every time you see a quarter past time, I’d like you shout out the time and to do 5 sit ups.
  • Every time you see a half past time, I’d like you to shout out the time and do 10 toe touches.
  • Every time to see a quarter to time, I’d like you to shout out the time and do 5 knee push ups.

 

Once you are confident with reading o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to times I’d like you to challenge yourself with the five minute intervals. You could start off with just five past and five to and slowly add in the other intervals. I wonder what you will come up with to do when you notice those times on your clock.

 

I have added some resources that you might find helpful. There is a core knowledge document to show you all of the things you need to know about time, a sheet to use to order the different intervals of time- which I think you will all be quite confident with already so you could do this as a little recap, a set of forwards and backwards questions and a set of challenge questions for you to try when you’re feeling confident. These are here for those who wish to use them. You don’t need to print them all off, you could have a look at the ideas and make up some of your own!

Keep up your hard work!

Have a great week and take care,

Miss Pritchard


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