Friday 26th June
Hello! Hope you are managing to stay cool! Here are today’s activities:-
Please continue the activities on White Rose Home Learning week 9. The worksheets are attached below. If you have finished and you would like some more ideas for position and direction then click here for espresso videos and activities.
English – Writing
Today we would like you to have a go at explaining the life cycle of either a butterfly of frog.
You will need to have a look back at the diagrams you have seen and the interesting words that you have written meanings for, so that you can add interesting details. Like last week, you will need to use time connectives like:- firstly, then, next, after, finally, to explain what happens in each stage. You might like to draw the life cycle of your chosen animal first and then write the explanation below.
A little idea to get you going!
The life cycle of a butterfly is made up of 4 parts. Firstly, the female butterfly lays her eggs on a leaf. After some time the eggs hatch and the caterpillars pop out. Next, …..
Now it’s your turn! Will you choose a butterfly or a frog?
Quest – Science
So far this half term we have learnt about animals that live in the sea and minibeasts. For the next couple of weeks we will be turning our focus to plants.
This will be an interesting topic as we shall be doing some scientific investigations and practical activities! If you would like to do some of the investigations at home, we have added a shopping list below, of items you might need. If you are unable to get these items, then feel free to adapt with things you have already or find out what happens on our class page!
Today we would like you to have a go at identifying some of the plants living in your garden (or in a place nearby if you are able to go on a walk with an adult). Remember that plants come in all shapes and sizes; trees, shrubs, grasses, hedges, weeds, vegetables etc. I have included a couple of spotter guide below.
You might like to have a go at drawing and labelling some of the plants. Remember to look closely at what you are drawing, the shape of the leaves, the parts of the flower etc.
Take care when looking at plants as some are hazardous, best to just look and not touch if you are not sure.
Enjoy plant hunting!
A packet of cress seeds
Bean seeds (just a few)
Seeds of own choice?
A handful of grass seeds (You can buy by the gram in Wilkos …my handful cost 7p)
Kitchen towel/cotton wool
Plastic polypocket or plastic sandwich bag
Small amount of compost
Wednesday 24th June
Here are your activities for today:
Please continue to work through your White Rose activity – Week 9
I hope you are enjoying all the fun games you are playing this week.
Get mum or dad to test you on last week’s spellings:
How did you do?
Today we are looking at words with the sh sound but spelt ti.
Here they are:
Click on the link below to take you to the dots and dashes activity.
Now read through these words:
Please learn them ready for next week.
If these words are a bit tricky for you, then please practise these words instead:
Now today, we would like you to find out what some words mean.
So you could use a dictionary if you have one, or use the internet to search for the meaning. All the words are linked to our life cycle work this week.
Chrysalis – the hardened case of a pupa
Now continue with these words:
You could type the words or hand write them. Maybe you could put them in alphabetical order if you’d like an extra challenge!
These words will help you with your writing on Friday.
Quest - Science
On Monday you found out about butterflies and their lifecycle.
Today we’d like you to find out about frogs. Do you remember having tadpoles in your classroom when you were in Ahlberg Class?
Watch the clip below:
Have a look at the PowerPoint (attached below) to give you more information about the life cycle of a frog.
Can you draw and label the life cycle of a frog? Or you could print out either of the activities below:
Aren’t these creatures fascinating?
Tuesdays and Thursdays every week
Remember to use Tuesdays and Thursdays to catch up on anything from the previous day, or to explore some of the many online games and activities available. We have included some new websites for you to explore.
Check My Maths too and see if you've completed all the activities.
Please continue to read every day, there is a website called Harper Collins which has a range of books for you to read and explore. You will need your mum or dad to register for free and then there are many books to choose from.
I hope you have enjoyed finding out about a butterfly's life cycle. Espresso have lots of videos and activities with different insects and animals to explore.
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Head over to Miss Brimble's Forest School page to find lots of fun activities to explore.
Check out the Get Active page for lots of ideas for keeping fit. Mrs Fielding has added lots of links to fun activities for you to do.
Monday 22nd June
Good Morning! Hope you have had a lovely weekend?
Please continue with the White Rose Home Learning Activities. You will need to choose the alternative activities for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as we have already done measuring length. The alternative learning covers movement and direction, which is an area that we have not yet covered at all, in year 2. There are lots of practical activities and games that will support your child with these concepts such as board games, Simon Says and obstacle courses, where you take turns to give directions to get someone (the robot) around the course. The worksheets can be found below.
English - Reading Comprehension
This week we are going to be thinking about Life Cycles. So I have attached a reading comprehension activity about the life cycle of a butterfly. I would advise the first level (page 1) for most children (this may need to be a shared read with an adult) or staring at page 4 for an extra challenge. Then you can choose whether to answer questions in writing or talk them through with an adult.
Quest - Science and Art
Today we are going to be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. Click here for a bbc bitesize introduction to life cycles.
How does the butterfly life cycle differ from the human life cycle?
Activities .... you can choose!
1. Draw the life cycle of a butterfly with arrows and labels. There are worksheets attached below that you can do or look at for guidance.
2. Go on a butterfly hunt! There is a spotter guide attached below, as well as a link here to identification on the butterfly conservation.org
3. Paint symmetrical butterflies. Click on the picture below for a quick video.
Whatever you choose, have fun!