Hello Year 2!
I hope you have had a good week. I have been so impressed with the work I have seen! Here is your last set of activities this week. Let’s hope the sun comes back out today. Have a great weekend!
When Mr and Mrs Brown found Paddington at the train station, he had a label around his neck which said ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you’. Could you make a label for Paddington or one of your own teddies? It could have an instruction for how to look after them and what things they like, or where to return them to if they are found. Could you decorate your label and put a ribbon or string on it to tie it on? You may need to ask a grown up to help you with making a hole in the label for this. There are two examples of labels for Paddington underneath.
A venn diagram is two overlapping circles. It is a way of organising information to show things which are alike or different. The part which overlaps shows things which are alike and the parts which don’t overlap show things which are different. Look at the pictures below and watch this short video which explains and shows you some examples. (Remember to watch with an adult as we cannot control the adverts on YouTube).
Look at the venn diagram with the odd numbers and numbers in the 5x table. Why are the numbers 5 and 25 in the middle? Why do you think the number 8 is outside the circles?
Challenge- now see if you can make your own venn diagram by drawing around something to make two large overlapping circles. I know you have been playing glockenspiels in your Music lessons. Here are some facts about glockenspiels and drums. Label one circle Glockenspiel and the other circle Drum. Can you sort this information into your venn diagram?
Plays a tune
Has different notes
Hit it to make a sound
Plays beats and rhythms
Hit it to make a sound
Does not play a tune
Please practise your spellings dated 22.05.20 on the website. They are all contractions- two words joined with an apostrophe. Practise using your best cursive handwriting. Make sure you don’t join the two letters at each side of the apostrophe!
Then complete your spelling test from the website or the link below.
Now you know about venn diagrams, can you make a venn diagram showing the similarities and differences between Peru and England? Draw two overlapping circles and label one Peru and one England. Use the facts you found out about Peru and find out the same information about England. Think about things like how many people live there, what language they speak, what animals there are, what the landscape is like, if there are cities etc. Are there any similarities between the two countries? Where do you need to put this information?
When you get to Year 3, you will start to learn French! Have a go at this activity which introduces you to some French greetings with some footballers you might know...
Hello Year 2!
It’s the other Mrs Burton here- some of you might remember me from when we did the musical story of Sir Scallywag last year! I will be posting the challenges for your teachers for the rest of this term. You will be seeing me for Music and French when you get into Year 3 so you might see a few musical challenges on here this half term!
As you have read the story of Paddington Bear, you will know that Paddington came to England from “Darkest Peru”.
Could you write 5 facts about the country of Peru? Here is a link to a website which should help you with this. See what interesting facts you can find!
If you look at the map of the world below you will see a compass which shows you the directions north, south, east and west. This may have helped Paddington find his way to England.
These directions are known as ‘cardinal directions’. Have a listen to this song to find out more about them. (Remember we cannot control adverts on YouTube so please watch with a grown up.)
When you have listened to the song, have a go at this game which asks you to follow the right directions to reach a square and get points.
Peru is in the continent of South America and England is in the continent of Europe. Do you know where England is on the map? Using the map and the compass, can you work out which direction Paddington travelled from Peru in South America to England? Which direction would he have to travel to get back to Peru? What do you think NE, SE, SW and NW mean on a compass?
Please practise your spellings dated 22.05.20 on the website. They are all contractions- two words joined with an apostrophe.
Can you remember which continent Peru is in? Can you look at a more detailed map of the world to find Peru on the map? What is its flag like? What language do they speak? Is Peru on the east or west of the continent? Could you use the earlier website and your facts about Peru to make an exciting fact sheet about Peru with pictures? This could include the route Paddington travelled to England on a map.
Learn how to remember the points of the compass with this fun song and dance on Go Noodle- ‘Never Eat Soggy Waffles’! Can you think of another way of remembering the points of the compass? See if anyone else in your house knows any ways of remembering them! (Remember we cannot control adverts on YouTube so please watch with a grown up.)
Have fun and I look forward to seeing what you do!
Monday 1st June
Hi Year Two!
We hope you had a lovely half term and have been enjoying the sunshine with your families?
These are the last challenges posted by Mrs Burton, Mrs Midgley or I for the time being as we are going to be busy in school with the children who are returning over the next few weeks. Mrs Burton Music will be carrying on posting the challenges on here for us on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and also adding some more work on the website. However, we will still be reading your posts on the Facebook page and will try to comment on as many of these as we can. We will also give your families a ring from time to time to check you are still getting on ok at home. Please ask a grown up to ring the office and let us know if there is anything you need to ask.
Our new topic for the second half of the Summer Term is Paddington Bear.
Could you start our new topic by reading a Paddington Bear Book or watching the story of Paddington on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkwmDOC-ndo (remember we cannot control the adverts on a You Tube clip so please watch with a grown up).
Please then retell the story to another person. Perhaps you could ring a grandparent or family friend and ask if they know the story? Do they know who Aunt Lucy is? Can you tell them about a ‘hard stare’? How did Paddington get his name? Can you remember where Paddington came from?
Can you create a poster to teach Paddington all about money in England? Draw all the different coins and notes in order of lowest value to highest value.
For an extra challenge, perhaps you could write or draw something that might cost each amount. E.g. 1p = one sweet.
Your spellings this week are dated 22.05.20 on the website. They are all contractions – two words joined with an apostrophe.
The next few weeks in phonics we will be concentrating on our split digraphs as these often catch us out. This week is the split digraph a-e. Can you read the real and nonsense words containing the split digraph a-e in the picture?
For an extra challenge, perhaps you could write some of the words in a silly sentence.
Use a map/atlas/Google Earth to find London.
Can you find Paddington? Which part of London is it in – north, east, south or west? What other parts of London is it near? Can you find Notting Hill where the Brown’s house is? Can you see any big parks nearby?
Write some facts about what you have learnt.
I expect many of you have heard about SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Rocket Launch on the weekend. If you haven’t seen it, have a look on the Newsround website https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849
Then complete the Cosmic Kids Yoga ‘Rocket Launch’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38oQkm1MQjI and practise being a rocket yourself! (Remember to watch with an adult as we cannot control the adverts)
Have a good week and don’t forget that we will still be checking in with you, even if you don’t see our names on here so much.
Mrs Beaumont, Mrs Midgley and Mrs Burton