So far this year, Hope class have been learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age – including: looking at Cave Paintings, writing descriptions of and sketching Stone Age artefacts from the Museum of London, finding out about Stone Age homes and investigating specific Stone Age sites such as Skara Brae and Stonehenge.
We also spent an exciting day at Oxenwood, with the rest of KS2, learning about the Stone Age through practical experience. We met a Stone Age man living in the woods who allowed us to see how he lived and survived in a Stone Age environment.
In term 2, as part of our learning about the Bronze Age and Iron Age, we designed and made Celtic Torc bracelets from wire and gold cord and also enjoyed designing, making and painting clay Celtic knots.
In R.E. we have been learning how Hindus celebrate the festival of Diwali. We learnt a Hindu dance, made Rangoli patterns out of rice and lentils and also made clay Diva lamps and Diwali sweets.
Our Term 3 & 4 Topics are: 'The Vikings are Coming' and 'Humans and other Animals'.
Please continue to read to an adult throughout the week. Record your reading in your school diary as normal.
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Monday 30/03/20 - Read about Rainforest Creatures (choose between 6 levels of difficulty - SEE BELOW: Beginner/Easy/Tricky/Expert/Brainbox/Genius)
Complete the table by ticking the correct sections and then answer the questions.
Tuesday 31/03/20 - Thursday 02/04/20
This week in Science, we are learning about Human Teeth (See 'Other' section below.) For English this week, please could you write some instructions for how to look after your teeth and keep them clean. Have some fun with this and present your work in any way you choose. You could draw some diagrams or perhaps make a 3D model to accompany your instructions. Try to make your instructions really clear and remember to use 'bossy' (imperative) verbs as well as adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions. (See 'Instruction writing lesson powerpoint' below for guidance, which includes some other examples of instructions - 'How to plant a sunflower seed' and 'How to make fruit pizzas'.)
Tuesday - Planning and making notes.
Wednesday - Writing instructions
Thursday - Adding diagrams, pictures with captions,
making models, collages or powerpoints.
Remember to keep practising your spellings for Spelling test day on Friday. (Blank practice sheet below.)
Friday 03/04/20 - Spelling Test + Finish any English work not yet completed.
If you've finished everything, you could do some extra reading, watch a film (e.g. How to Train your Dragon, which was on television recently) or do some of the 'other/could do' tasks. You have worked really hard over the last two weeks, so you all deserve an end of term treat!
Have a lovely Easter break.
Week 2 of the Fluent in 5 for both Year 2 and Year 3 has been added for you to have a go at.
Well done for all the Math's work from last week. I have removed some of the work from last week. If you would like a copy then send an email to the class email address.
This week we are going to be doing some consolidation of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.
I have tried to simplify the amount of work for this week. Please let us know how you are getting on.
Children can and should use practical resources such as counters, pieces of pasta, toys, etc. where they feel this would help model a calculation or a problem
If you are struggling with an activity please contact us via the class email address.
Have a lovely Easter break. If you would like to keep busy over the holidays, then have a look at the activities suggested below.
'Must Do' Topic activities
Please see the document below for the Science topic activities (about bones) which need to be completed over the next two weeks.
'Could Do' activities:
Check out the Easter Story resources and our collective worship songs in our 'Home Learning Resources' section.
NEW! Have a go at The Big Horrible History Quiz (SD) or Hammerhead Sharks Quiz! (NF). You may also enjoy WW's Tiger Snake presentation! - see learning showcase area.
NEW! Flip Book & Thaumatrope Animation Ideas:
+ see Animation powerpoint below.
NEW! We've added some 'Tooth Types & Their Functions' activities below. Choose from Beginner, Easy or Tricky. Use the clues from the tooth diagram and the facts already on the table to help you to complete the table.
NEW! Have a go at drawing animals using the 'step by step' instructions below.
Sow grass or cress heads and make an animation: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2wp82p
NEW! Animal Craft activities - see below! (Bonus 'Toilet Roll Ninjas' also included!) Please send pictures of anything you make.
Make a Viking Longship. [See resources below.]
Music & French - see document below.
See 'Other Ideas for Could Do Tasks' document below.
Use GoNoodle to stay active with dance-alongs, yoga videos, mindfulness activities, and other awesome ways to move while reinforcing educational topics. Great news! Your family can make screen time active and play GoNoodle at home for FREE!
Watch Joe Wicks on Youtube every morning at 9am and complete his fitness challenges!!
Please see document below regarding 'real PE at home' – online learning resources for PE.
Take a virtual tour of Edinburgh Zoo or Folly Farm and watch animals via liive webcams: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/g31784857/live-animal-webcam-zoo/
Check out some of the learning sent in so far:
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