Thursday 7th May 2020
Join in with Joe Wicks' world-famous P.E. lesson!
Miss Walker's and Miss Howes' Groups: Log in to Oxford Owl and find the book 'Animal Tricksters' that you read yesterday. Remind yourself of what happens in the story 'Monkey and Mango Island'.
In your home learning book, answer these questions:
- Why was the island known as 'Mango Island'?
- What did the crocodiles warn the monkey of on his journey to Mango Island?
- Why do you think the author uses capital letters on page 22?
- What was the monkey's first trick on the crocodiles?
- Where did monkey say his liver was?
- What does it mean when the crocodile is 'licking his lips'?
Miss Rowland's Group: Click on the link and read through the Footballer Fact File - this week it is all about Cristiano Ronaldo! After reading the fact file, answer the questions about Ronaldo in your home learning book. Don’t forget to go back to the fact file to find your answers.
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: Today, we would like you to read 'The Dragon Machine'.
Before you read the story, we would like you to look at the front cover and answer the following questions:
- What do you think the story is about?
- Who might the main character be?
- Do you want to read the story? Why?
- What about the front cover makes you want to read it?
So far this week we have looked at a WAGOLL postcard, chosen a habitat we would like to write a postcard from, described what we imagine we could sense and described what we would be doing.
Today, we would like you to have a go at writing your own postcard! Use this template to help you.
Have another look at the WAGOLL to remind yourself of what a great postcard looks like!
Find a photograph of your chosen habitat. Close your eyes and really imagine you are there!
Choose who you are going to write to and have a go at writing your postcard, describing your adventure to them!
Miss Rowland's and Miss Higgins' Groups: Today we are going to use the coins we have learnt about to make the same amounts of money in different ways. Watch these clips:
We want you to show us lots of different ways of making the same amounts of money. Click on the link for your worksheet and see if you can think of 8 ways to make these amounts. Good luck!
In Writing today you have written a postcard to describe an adventure to a new habitat! In Topic we would like to draw a picture of your habitat for the front of your postcard. Use your descriptive writing to help you.
Check in with the animals in Edinburgh Zoo by following this link and watching their webcams!
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Click the link and join Jamie on her Under the Sea yoga adventure!
Miss Walker's and Miss Howes' Groups: Log in to Oxford Owl and find the book 'Animal Tricksters'. You are going to read the story 'Monkey and Mango Island' which is a folk tale from the Philippines. Before you start reading, talk to your grown up about these questions:
- What is a 'folk tale'?
- What is a 'trickster'?
- Do you think you will be on the trickster's side or on the side of the ones being tricked?
Now find out what these words mean (you will need them to help you understand the story)! Write the definitions in your home learning book.
Now read the story!
Miss Rowland's Group: Log in to Oxford Owl and find the story ‘Red Planet’. Look at the 4 key words on the inside cover of the story, write 4 sentences including each key word in your home learningbook. Read through the story with your adult (take it in turns to read a page each) and complete 'Play Activity 1 and 2'.
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: For reading today, we would like you to read the story 'Owl Babies'. Remember to use your sounds to help you read.
Task - Once you have finished reading the story, complete the questions below to see what you can remember!
So far this week we have been working towards writing a postcard to somebody from an exciting habitat that we are visiting. We have had a go at describing the habitat we are visiting using our senses.
Today, we are going to move on to thinking about the different activities we might be able to do there and how we would do them. To do this we are going to need to use verbs! Follow the link and watch the video to refresh your memory of verbs.
Now think back to your chosen habitat - maybe close your eyes and really imagine you are there! How many different verbs can you think of to describe moving around there? What sort of activities would you be able to do there? Climbing trees? Feeding dolphins? Building sandcastles?
In your home learning book, write 5 sentences to describe what activities you did on your trip to your habitat. Remember to include:
- a range of punctuation (? ! ,)
- past-tense verbs
- range of sentence openers
Remember to email your writing to Y2@mostonlane.manchester.sch.uk! We would love to read about your amazing adventures!
Miss Rowland's and Miss Higgins' Groups: Today we are going to count up different amounts of money and then order them by size. We want to work out who has the most amount of money and who has the least. Click on the link to your worksheet and push yourself to complete all 3 challenges - bronze, silver and gold!
Afterwards, if you still want a money challenge, have a go on the ‘Cashing In’ money game: https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html
Log in to Espresso and follow these steps: Key Stage 1 - Science - Habitats - Videos. Now watch the video 'What is a habitat?' then choose two of the other habitat videos to watch.
Now click on 'Activities' and complete the activities 'Which habitat?' and 'Who lives here?'
Follow an 'Under the Sea' drawing activity by following the link!
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Get moving with Joe Wicks this morning. Follow the link and find a space!
Miss Walker's and Miss Howes' Groups: Log in to Oxford Owl and find the book 'Beaks and Feet' that we begun yesterday. Finish off the book, completing the yellow pencil activities on the way.
Now answer these questions in your home learning book:
- Which fact from the book would you tell a friend about if you wanted to surprise them? What is surprising about this fact?
- Where do baby puffins go when they are about six weeks old? (page 7)
- How does a pelican catch food? (page 14)
- Can you remember how woodpeckers communicate? (page 18)
- What is the name of the venomous spikes on a male platypus’s back legs? (page 23)
Miss Rowland's Group: Today you are going to read a section from Horrid Henry!
Before you begin think about:
- Have you heard of Horrid Henry?
- Who is he?
- What is Horrid Henry like?
Now click on the link and read through ‘Horrid Henry’s Newspaper’ short story and answer the 10 questions in full sentences in your home learning book.
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: Today we would like you to read this story ‘Open Very Carefully. A Book with Bite!’
TASK - When you have finished reading the story, we would like you to write a sentence to explain where you think the crocodile will go next and why. Be creative with your ideas!
Yesterday we started looking at a postcard because this week we are going to be writing our own postcards. Today, we would like you to choose one of the habitats you looked at yesterday and write a short description about that habitat. Imagine that you are there and you are telling somebody who has never been there before what it is like.
- Start off by thinking how you would feel in this place that you have never been to before.
- Now think about all of the things you might be able to see, hear and smell which you could describe.
- Then have a go at writing some sentences. Remember to include;
- expanded noun phrases
- commas in a list
- different punctuation (! ?)
Miss Rowland's and Miss Higgins' Groups: After recapping your knowledge of coins yesterday, today the task is to add up different amounts of coins together to reach a total. Watch these videos to show how to add up coins:
Now click on the link and complete the questions. The second page is a real challenge!
Miss Howes' and Miss Walker's Groups: Warm up your maths brains by seeing how many points you can score by matching the numbers that make 20. https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html
Today we are going to do some R.E. At the moment, Muslims all around the world are taking part in the Holy month of 'Ramadan'.
Log in to Espresso using the details in your home learning book. Now follow these steps: Key Stage 1 - R.E. - Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr - Videos. Now click on the video called 'Ramadan'. Watch the video then click on Activities and complete the 'Ramadan quiz'.
Click on the link and choose one of Mo's Daily Doodle to complete today.
Monday 4th May 2020
Check in with your mind this morning and start the week with a relaxing meditation with Jamie. Click on the link and get yourself comfy.
Miss Walker's and Miss Howes' Groups: Today we are going to start a book called 'Beaks and Feet'. Log in to Oxford Owl an search for the book.
Before you begin reading, have a good look at the front cover and answer this question in your home learning book:
- What type of book do you think this is going to be? Poetry? A story? An information book?
- Why do you think this?
You are going to read up to page 11 today. On each page, you will see a yellow pencil. Click on the yellow pencil for the activities you are going to complete on each page. Remember to click on the eyes to find extra information too!
Challenge: In your home learning book, write down 3 interesting facts you have learned by reading the first part of 'Beaks and Feet'.
Miss Rowland's Group: Log in to Oxford Owl (find the login details in your home learning book). Find the story ‘The Flying Machine’. Before reading the story, complete the ‘Talk Together’ section with an adult in your house. Read through the 4 key words and make sure you know the meanings before you read the story. After reading the story, complete ‘Play Activity 1 and 2’.
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: For reading today, we would like you to listen to another David Walliams story. Once you have listened to it, talk about it with your grown up and tell them what you liked and did not like about the story.
Follow the link below to choose a story. You could listen live or choose one that has already been read!
This week we are going to be writing a postcard! Before we begin today's work, talk with your grown up about what a postcard is. Why do people write them? What are they for? Where do people usually write them?
- Follow this link and read through this week's WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like)!
- Pick out all of the things you like about the postcard. What makes it a good postcard?
- Write these things in a list. This will be your success criteria!
- Follow the link and check how many of the features you picked out.
Have a look at these habitats (remember that a habitat is the place where a human or animal lives). Research each of them using Kiddle. Write down as many adjectives you can think to describe what you might see, feel or hear if you were there.
Miss Rowland's and Miss Higgins' Maths Groups: This week in our maths group, we are going to focus on Money.
Talk through these questions with your grownup:
- How many different coins can you name?
- Can you name any bronze coins?
- Silver coins?
- Gold coins?
- Do any coins have two colours in them?
- Which coins are larger and which are smaller?
Now we would like you to spend 10 minutes on each of these games to refresh your understanding of money:
Challenge: Ask your grown up to get out any change they have in the house. Can you count it up? How many bronze coins do they have? Silver coins? Gold coins? Ask your grown up to ask you to make different amounts of money using the coins in your house - now you have to count them!
Miss Howes' and Miss Walker's Groups: Start your maths today by practising counting in 5s - follow the link and sing along!
Last week in Design and Technology, we asked you to design your own seaside picnic. Today, we would like you to have a go at making the sandwich you designed! Remember to collect all of your ingredients and equipment first and then follow your design sheet to make your sandwich.
Please make sure you ask your grown up to help you in the kitchen!
Challenge: Can you make the rest of your picnic too? Did you design a fruit kebab? Or maybe an ice lolly?
We would love to see some photographs of your creations so remember to send them to Y2@mostonlane.manchester.sch.uk!
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