Welcome to Week 2 of summer term. Again, we have plenty of activities for you to get creative with this week. In the ‘Art Gallery‘ section of the blog, we have a new weekly creative challenge called ‘Art-e-facts.’ Every week a new artefact will be posted and anyone in the school community can send us a creative response to the artefact and it will be posted in the gallery. Find out more here and see what how your teachers have responded to this week’s artefact here!
If the work below isn’t enough for you, BBC Bitsize are releasing additional daily lessons every day which you can find here! There are geography, history and well-being lessons as well. There are also additional weekly lessons you can explore here too, including Spanish! Please complete the work below first.
There is lots to explore on the ‘Healthy Lives‘ section of the blog too.
Our topic this term is ‘Up, Up and Away’. Our focus for this topic is things that fly, float or are already up in the air.
In English this week your task is to write a biography about Amelia Earhart. A biography is a description of a real person’s life, including factual details as well as stories from the person’s life. Most biographies are written about people who are or were famous or ordinary people who have done exciting things.
To be successful you must include the following in your biography:
- Include a heading and subheadings
- Include technical vocabulary
- Include connectives
Here is an example of a biography. Can you spot some of the features from the success criteria?
In order to write a good biography you need to do some research on Amelia Earhart.
Watch this video to find out more:
Here are some websites you can visit to help you learn more about Amelia Earhart:
Please encourage children to use the think it, say it, write it, CHECK IT method for every sentence when writing and then ensure they read through their work at the end to correct any punctuation and spelling errors and see what they can add to make it even better!
We would also like you to have completed the following tasks by the end of the week:
- Complete pages 16-17 of your CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book.
- Ensure you are confident in spelling all the weekly spelling words (see below). Can an adult test you on these to identify which spellings you need to practice further?
Contractions, where a letter is replaced by an apostrophe
This week we are focusing on vocabulary, in particular technical vocabulary. Technical vocabulary refers to key words about a particular subject.
Read the text below.
Can you find the technical vocabulary? Are there any words you don’t know the meaning of? Can you use a dictionary or the internet to find the definition? Which of these words can you include in your biography?
This week in Maths we will be looking at ‘Position and Direction.’ Our aims are to be able to describe to position of an object, to be able to give directions and to use the language of rotation. Follow this link for 3 lessons that will directly teach you these aims: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/maths/#subjects. Last week’s lessons on shape are still there in case you want to revisit anything you found tricky. There is also a lesson on describing and creating shape patterns.
Once you have completed the 3 online lessons for Position and Direction you can then complete the ‘Position and Direction’ tasks on Mathletics and pages 66-68 of your CGP Maths book.
There are 5 class clips and one learner guide on Movement on BBC Bitesize if you need further support. You can find these here.
We would also like you to complete Addition and Subtraction (2) on Mathletics as it is important to keep practicing our number work regularly too 🙂
This week in science we are continuing the theme of light. This week you will explore how our eye helps us to see things in this online lesson:
There is also a video clip and a quiz on light on BBC Bitesize here.
Art and Design
There are two online art lessons you can access here. One uses found objects and explores colour and the artist Anthony Goldsworthy and one uses different textured materials in the home to make rubbings, inspired by the artist Max Ernst.
We would love to see your creative creations!
Article of the week
Article 12- Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
We would like you to think about how you views are respected and listened to. This includes:
- Being properly listened to
- Help to communicate your ideas if you need it
- An invitation or opportunity to give your views in a way that works for you
- Feeling that your voice counts
- Trusting that you can speak honestly even if your opinion is different from many others
- Believing that your opinion is welcome and respected
Try these activities to help you to think about Article 12:
How to contact us
We would love you to share with us what you are doing in the comments section of this blog post. You can also update your teacher on your progress by emailing email@example.com.
Happy learning everyone!