Good Morning Year Two! Happy Friday 27th March 2020. Thank you for your messages. They make me smile and the jokes make me laugh. Make sure you sign the register today and leave a message or say hello!
As you know Friday is always a special day at Crampton because it is Celebration Assembly. So today we are going to hold a special kind of Celebration Assembly! We are going to to celebrate the week that has passed and thank the people we live with for the things they’ve done for us, big or small.
Today you’re going to be awarding the certificates to people in your family who have helped you this week. Have they taught you something new? Have they helped you solve a problem that was tricky? Have they helped to cheer you or someone else up? Have they done something especially kind?
Attached is a PDF with examples of what your certificates could look like - but be as creative as you like. Remember to make your message thoughtful. Don’t forget to give the winners a round of applause!
Today we are continuing to learn about Shape. Your daily lesson can be found here. Complete your daily MyMaths activity and the worksheet attached. If you cannot print the worksheet you can record your answers in your exercise book.
In English we are continuing to look at Aisha the Superhero Princess (see attached). Today we are going to plan our own story using the character of Aisha. I have included a story mountain sheet for you to plan on. Don’t worry if you can’t print out the mountain, you can make your own version in your exercise books!
Included is the template for the story mountain. At the bottom is an example of what one looks like. There are three levels of the story mountain, please choose the one you feel is most appropriate for your child to plan the story.
Your Reading task today is to read up to page 11 of our text Don't Hog the Hedge.
Here are our star words of the day to help you:
Prepared means to get something ready.
Hunker means to hide and wait until something is over
This means to tell someone that they have done something wrong, usually in an angry way.
Answer the following questions:
p. 6 How is Hattie feeling when she lets the dormice stay in her hedge? Why do you think that? Are the dormice feeling the same way?
p. 7 Why does the author use the word ‘thud’ to describe Toby the Toad’s movements? Why is that important for this story?
p. 10 Look at Hattie’s body and face in this illustration. What is the illustrator trying to tell us about Hattie’s mood? Why might she be feeling like this?
Why does she make Toby ‘promise not to leap around too much’?
p. 11 It is cramped in the hedge now. Find two clues in the story that tell us this.
Today I would like you to watch and listen to Mars by Gustav Holst. Holst is a composer which is somebody who writes music. The composer is often telling a story in the music. This story is all about the planet, Mars. Watch and listen to the music – it’s very exciting!
Discuss with a grown up:
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Thursday 26th March 2020
Good Morning Year 2. Happy Thursday! It's been lovely hearing from you via your daily check in messages. Lots of you have asked how I am. I am doing well. My cat is keeping me company and he says hello! I miss you all. Your hard work keeps me smiling.
Make sure to follow the link below to sign the daily register and say hello.
Today we are going to begin learning about Shape. Your daily lesson can be found here Complete your daily MyMaths activity and the worksheet attached. If you cannot print the worksheet you can record your answers in your exercise book.
In English we are continuing to look at Aisha the Superhero Princess (see attached). Your job today is to re-write the story in your own words in your exercise book. Make sure you include lots of illustrations!
Try to include in your writing:
Commas in a list
Conjunctions (e.g.as, because, but, so, when, otherwise)
Adverbs that end in ‘ly’ (e.g. quickly, slowly, quietly)
Capital letters and full stops
Your Reading task today is to read up to page 4 of our text Don't Hog the Hedge. Here are our star words of the day to help you:
Snorted means to push air through the nose in a noisy, rough, and forceful way
Crispier means if something is brittle and easily broken or crumbled.
Caused means something that makes a thing happen.
Answer the following questions:
p. 1 What is Hattie doing? How do you know?
Which season is the story set in?
p. 2 What clues can you find in the words and picture that show that the season has changed
p. 3 Why does the author use the word ‘grumbled’? What other clue tells us how Hattie is feeling?
p. 4 Why do you think Dylan tells Hattie that her home is beautiful before he asks her if they can stay there with her?
Even though we are spending lots of time inside it is important to keep healthy. Use this cosmic yoga routine to get some exercise!
Have a great day!
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Good Morning Year Two! Happy Wednesday 25th March. Thank you for all of your lovely messages yesterday. I read each and every single one. They made me smile lots. I miss all of you very much and I’m glad to hear you are safe and working hard. You are all amazing and in my thoughts.
Don’t forget to register today and leave a message, here
We are continuing with Fractions. Your daily lesson can be found here. Complete your daily MyMaths activity and the worksheet attached. If you cannot print the worksheet then you can record your answers in your exercise book.
Your English task today is based on Aisha the Superhero Princess (see attached below). You have some very exciting riddle work. Riddles are a special type of poetry. They describe an object and we have to try and guess what they are describing. Have a go at some of the riddles I have attached below. Afterwards write your own riddle.
Parent Note: There are three levels to the riddles. Please choose the level(s) that you feel is/are appropriate for your child. They can answer the questions in their exercise book. There are also answers underneath so you can mark together.
Your Reading task today is to use the front cover and blurb from our book Don't Hog the Hedge to write three questions in your exercise book you have about the book that you would like the answer to. Remember to use question sentence starters e.g. Who, Where, What, Why, When, How.
Weekly Art Work
Your task this week is to visit this link which takes you to Tate Kids. There are lots of exciting artists on the page. Choose one artist that you find interesting and record some facts in your exercise book. Then, use the art work that inspires you to create your own piece of art. This can be produced however you like. You can use your exercise books or other materials at home (if you have them). Have fun creating!
Have a great day.
P.S. I hope you enjoyed watching the penguins, yesterday. I’ve been watching them today!
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Good Morning Year Two! Happy Tuesday 24th March 2020. I hope you enjoyed your lessons yesterday. Make sure you scroll down today as I have included a little Science treat for you to complete.
Here is a register so we can see who has checked the page today. Please follow this link to tell your teacher you have checked in today.
Today your Maths lesson can be found here. We are continuing to work on fractions. Complete your daily MyMaths activity and the worksheet attached below. If you cannot print the worksheet you can record your answers in your exercise book.
Your English task today is based on Aisha the Superhero Princess (see attached below) and answer the questions.
Parent Note: There are three levels to the comprehension with the answers underneath. Please choose the level that you feel is appropriate for your child. They can answer the questions in their exercise book. There are also answers underneath so you can mark together.
Your Reading task today is to read the blurb for our new class text Don’t Hog the Hedge. Answer the following questions in your exercise book:
What does the illustration show?
What time of year do you think the story is set in? Why do you think that?
What does the word ‘hibernation’ mean? If you don’t know how can you check?
What do you think the word ‘unexpected’ means? Think about the prefix ‘un’ and how it changes the word.
What do you think these visitors will do in the book?
Do you think people would still choose to read the book if there wasn’t a picture on the front cover? Why or why not?
Have you read any other books about hedgehogs? What sort of texts were they?
As our Science topic is Animals including Humans and we are such penguin lovers in Year Two, I thought you would enjoy this penguin live cam from Edinburgh Zoo! Observe the penguins and how they behave. Record what you see in your exercise books. There are also live cams of other animals in the zoo so feel free to watch those and also record your observations. Enjoy the penguins!
Have a great day.
Monday 23rd March 2020
Good Morning Year Two. Happy Monday 23rd March! I hope you are all well. I am thinking of all of you.
Today your Maths lessons can be found here. You are learning about fractions. Complete your daily MyMaths activity and answer the questions below.
Answer in your exercise book:
What is ¼ of 12?
What is ¼ of 16?
What is ¼ of 32?
What is ½ of 10?
What is ½ of 16?
You can also draw a square and divide into quarters as many different ways as you can.
Your English task today is to read the attached story called Aisha the Superhero Princess.
In your exercise book imagine you are a superhero. What would be your name? What would your powers be? How would you help the world? Draw what your superhero looks like.
Your reading task today is to look at the front cover of our new text. It is attached.
Answer the following questions in your exercise book:
What do you think this book will be about?
What is the title of this book?
Why do you think the author used the words ‘hog’ and ‘hedge’ in the title?
What does the word ‘hog’ mean? Where can you find the meaning if you don’t know?
Who do you think is the main character?
How do you think the hedgehog is feeling? Why do you think that?
Have a great day.