Week beginning 18.5.20
English Yr 1 and 2
Now you know the story really well it’s time to get those creative juices flowing. We are going to write a sequel! What could happen to Baby Bear Next.
Brainstorm some ideas for what Baby Bear might what to do next. It doesn’t have to be anything that flies. No ideas are too CRAZY! I have given some examples that my children have come up with. Try and get the children to explain their story to you. If they are going on a nice cruise in the bath what will they take. What will the use for a boat? Speaking and listening is a really important part of story writing. The more they can tell you and the more questions you ask the better. I have also included some questions that may help.
Time to plan in a bit more detail. Use the sheet in the pack to plan in more detail your adventure. I have included a completed example from one of my children’s ideas.
Final day of planning. Can you complete a story map for your sequel. Again I have included one for my story map. If you have been struggling up to now then feel free to use this as a last resort when writing the story
Writing day 1. We are going to take our time with this story. Write up to Baby Bear starting his new adventure to the point where he meets the companion (owl in the original story). Use the toolkits and make sure you have included an example of each. As a guided this should be around ½ to 1 page. Don’t worry too much if it a bit less. Get your child to read it too you. Do they notice any mistakes? Now is the time to go back and change it.
Finish writing the story to the end. Remember to use your story map and toolkit (this one is different). Again it should be around ½ a page. Get your child to tick their toolkit when finished, showing you examples for each.
Reading Yr 1 and Yr 2
Read your reading books either online, using Rising Stars, or a physical book.
- Yr 1 complete the phonics activity sheet and the SPAG sheet in your pack
- Yr 2 to complete the comprehension activity in the folder
Phonics Yr 1
Ar and or this week. Please follow the PowerPoint if you can.
Can you remember all the ways to write ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, er, write them in your book. There is a video for ar here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXkE8aWfg2E – Then read each of the words in the pack. Get a grown up to hide the words around the garden or house. Find the words, read them again and verbally use in a sentence. Finally can your child write the following sentence ‘The farmer should have left for market by now.
Find a reading book at home or use one from Rising Stars. Write down all the /ar/ words you can find. Then write 5 sentences using the words you have found. Do this in your exercise book.
Recap or by reading the words in the PowerPoint then you will move on to /au/. Read the words on the Powerpoint pdf and then choose the correct spelling for the words in the sentences. Copy them out correctly underneath. Use this as handwriting practice.
After going through the PowerPoint pdf, learning the aw sound, complete today’s alternatives for /or/ sheet. This will be tricky, as it includes some Year 2 spellings for /or/ so try your best.
Dictation based on the common words. Please read this to your child and get them to write the sentences. If you want extra check out phonicsplay, topmarks or espresso for aw and au.
Phonics Yr 2
This week is apostrophes for possession.
Go through the Monday’s PowerPoint as a starter. For the activity underline all the possessive apostrophes. Watch out for the contractions. Leave these alone.
There is a single PowerPoint for the Tuesday and Wednesday. Please do a part each day
2 activities – complete the possessive apostrophes sheet and then the handwriting sheet. Remember to join your letters.
Complete the phrases sheet and then play the game with someone in your household.
Complete the accurate apostrophes sheet and then write your own wanted poster.
Friday: Today is a short assessment on what you can remember from the week. Feel free to look on PhonicsPlay or Topmarks if you want something extra. There are a few games on there.
Maths Yr 1 and 2
Time There are video tutorials on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week. Please watch before attempting the activities.
Flashback 4 Questions. Then watch the video (of me) and complete the make the clock activity. Everything you need is in the pack (including a split pin if you pick one up from school) These can then be used for the rest of the week. On the back can they write the number of hours in a day and the number of minutes in a hour.
Flashback. Watch the next video tutorial. Today is all about using the clock practically, preferably with an adult. Show different o’clock times and get your child to say what the time is. How do they know? The minute (big) hand is on the 12 and the hour hand is on the…. Once they have had a few goes, give them the clock. Give them an o’clock time and get them to show it on the clock. If they want a challenge, ask them to find 1 hour earlier or later than different o’clock times.
Flashback 4. Rewatch the video from yesterday or do the PowerPoint before completing the activity sheet (this is double sided). Then attempt the problem solving
Flashback. Watch the video or go through the PowerPoint. Today is similar to Tuesday but using half past a time. Make it practical. Use the clock and get them to read half past 5, half past 12 etc. Then give them a time they need to show on a clock such as half past 3.
Flashback 4. You may want to rewatch the video or PowerPoint before attempting the activity sheet (double sided). Then have a go at the problems
If you want to combine Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday’s activities then please do. There is also this game you could play https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling-the-time-in-words
Yr 2 only
There is also a times table booklet below. Please complete 1 or 2 sheets a day. There will be a new booklet next week.
PE Year 1 and 2
Something else new for this week: Andy’s Wild Workouts https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz or just go back and do something you have enjoyed before. Try and do this daily.
Art/Science Yr 1 and Yr 2
Watch this PowerPoint movie about the planets (you may need to use the pause button) and create your own labelled picture of the solar system. Start with the sun and then draw each planet in order, try getting the scale of each planet correct. Don’t make Earth the largest planet. If you don’t want to draw it, there is a cut and label activity in the pack.
Think like an astronaut. Use the rocket template sheet, or create your own, to write down 10 things you would take with you to space. Try and extend your writing by using an adjective and a reason for bringing it. If you want to draw the objects as well around the rocket then please do.
Look at the Moon landing PowerPoint PDF. Then create a poster to celebrate the achievement. Things you might want include are: the lunar module, pictures of the astronaut (drawn or cut and stuck), the date of the landing, the fact that it was 50yrs ago or the distance they travelled. If you want to put on anything else, then go for it.
Diary writing. Please follow the instructions sheet in your pack for this. I have included a simple template and an example to help you.
Something a little different!
On the 18th of May it is International Museum Day… I know I’d never heard of this either. At the moment many of the world’s museums are offering virtual tours around there museums. I have added a list at the below. I would like you to take one of these tours, or at least part of one. Then fill in the attached sheet – answering the questions and then drawing a picture of their favourite exhibit or painting.
- Somerset Museum
- V & A Museum
- Natural History Museum, London
- Van Gogh Museum
- British Museum, London
- MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
- National Gallery, London
A new section on the plan from now on. I have been seeing a lot of different things during lockdown. This section will be completely optional but will include some challenges and other fun activities to take part in. They might even involve other siblings or family members. In this weeks pack is:
- A colour scavenger hunt. The weather has been nice so why not go outside and spot things of different colours, either on a walk or just around your garden. If the weather is horrible… do it in you house.
- Grow a rainbow. The rainbow has become the universal symbol during this lockdown and many of you have one in your windows. Well why not try and grow one. I’d love to see how it turns out.
If you have access to a printer there is always twinkl where you can have a month’s free access by going to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and using the code UKTWINKLHELPS to set up an account.
Discovery Education (Espresso) is also offering free home access to their superb resources. Log in at https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ and click login Username student11019 Password mosterton
For those children using Lexia they will already have a login. For access at home go to www.lexiacore5.com It will prompt you to input a teacher’s email address the first time the visit the website/app this is firstname.lastname@example.org then use your child’s username and login.
Top Marks Maths for all sorts of maths activities
Mathletics use your child’s login
Other useful websites I have found out about over the break are below if you want something different
David Walliams reads a book at 11am https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Music with Mylene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ/videos%EF%BB%BF
Mindfulness sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8EYJ-P8Hk
Scouts – The Great Indoors – google it
More activities here https://www.14stories14days.co.uk/
Any questions, work, photos please feel free to email me email@example.com