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Week Beginning Monday 27th April

Good morning Year 2. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Parents please find this weeks English support attached to this post.

English: Roald Dahl may already be one of your favourite authors, but did you know he was very skilled at writing poetry too? This week we will be reading and responding to some of Roald Dahls poems. Use the link below to listen to and enjoy the poem The Porcupine from Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl.

Watch this short clip to find out more about porcupines.

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Discuss what it must have felt like for the child in the poem! Listen to the poem again, and read along stopping to write down favourite words and phrases. You may choose to print off a copy of the poem attached and highlight your favourite words and phrases. Design and create a poster warning children about the danger of porcupines! Include some warning sentences starting with the conjunction if, e.g. If you don’t look carefully, you could sit on one by mistake! If you sit on a porcupine, its spikes will stick in you! Pinch some of your favourite words or phrases from the poem, e.g. It will feel as if a hundred red hot bits of wire are puncturing your skin! Be sure you look before you sit! You may also choose to use some key facts from the information clip, e.g. The spikes are called quills and can come out very easily. Ouch! Include a diagram in your poster, labelling the key parts, particularly those dangerous quills! Check punctuation and spelling together and send me your warning posters to share. 

Maths: Today we will be counting forwards and back in twos, fives and tens from any number. First open the Top Marks100 square and count in twos, fives and tens.

I would choose a different colour for each one. Some of you might want to keep this open to help you on your next task.

You can play 2, 5 or 10 OR select the mixed option at the end. Before you knock the ducks down, you need to write how many duck will think will fall by counting from the given number to the target number. If you would like more practise, have a go at the attached sheet below this post. 

Topic: This week we will be working on our Computing units using Purple Mash. The first unit is called Making Music and we will learn how to make music digitally. Firstly, log onto Purple Mash and search for 2sequence. Launch the program and today I would like you to familiarise yourself with it. We will also recap on musical words that Mrs Holt has taught you so far this year. You might want to use headphones with your device. Discuss and answer these following questions.

How do you select different instruments?

How do you add different instruments to the first bar?

Can you add instruments to the other bars?

What happens if you leave a bar blank?

Can you make your tune play once? Can you put it on a loop so the plays repeatedly?

How do you change the tempo? This is the beats per minute or how fast/slow the instruments play.

Can you change the dynamics? How quiet or loud each instrument plays.

Can you add more bars for if you wanted to play a longer piece of music?

What if you want to change an instrument or remove it from your piece?

Make your own piece of music that is 10 bars long. You can save this in the 2nd Year 2 file called Making Music for me to mark. Save as your name1 e.g. James1 or Lily1

Take care

Miss Rigby

Please find attached Roald Dahl's poem Porcupine for todays English task. 

If you would like to continue to work on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s why not have a go at this activity. 

 

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Year 2.

English: Today we will read and respond to Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. The link below takes you to a printed version of the text, together with an audio recording by the author, Roald Dahl. For the learning today, you will need to pause the recording at various points to make predictions and have discussions with your child.

Introduce the poem and explain that you are going to listen to it in parts. Start listening and then pause the recording at 1:02 mins. Make predictions. What do you think might happen next? What happened next in the original tale? Resume the poem. Pause again at 1:40. Recap what has just happened. Ask, what does the wolf want to do next? Write Little Red Riding Hood a letter to warn her of the Wolf’s intentions and the need to stay away from Grandma’s house! Perhaps you could write as if you were a woodland animal – a friend of Little Red Riding Hood. Remember to lay out your letter with your address, the date, to and from. Try to convince Little Red Riding Hood as much as you can to stay away! Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together. Finish the session by resuming the reading of the poem. How is it different to the original tale? Are there any parts that surprise you? Which version do you prefer and why?

 

Maths: Addition is todays focus. The first activity is a warm up of addition without exchanging. The second activity is addition with exchanging. For both games select the ‘manual’ tab at the bottom so you have time to show your working out in your home school learning book. Remember for addition you need to draw the base ten for both numbers. If you have 10 or more ones/units then you should exchange it for a ten stick.

Across the top on the Purple tab choose Level 2

On the Blue tab choose Addition

On the Green tab select ‘Two-Digit Numbers’ (these are 10 warm up calculations without exchanging). Click on the manual button and show your working out in your books.

On the Green tab select ‘Two-Digit Numbers with Carrying’ (these are 10 calculations with exchanging). Click on the manual button and show your working out in your books.

Once you have completed both games then you can challenge yourself by replaying them both and choosing a timed option at the bottom.

Topic: Log into Purple Mash and look in your 2do’s for ‘TwinkleTwinkle’. Alternatively, you can search for TwinkleTwinkle. Open the music and play the tune. Today you will be creating your own tune for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. In our class file called ‘Making Music’, open my example named ‘Miss Rigby’s Twinkle Tune’. Do you like it? Notice that I kept the original instruments in the top bar to help me but added my own to the second bar. This is what I would like you to do, to create your own version. I also left Bar 8 blank so that my tune could still be recognised. You can save this in the 2nd Year 2 file called ‘Making Music’ for me to mark. Save as your name2 e.g. James2 or Lily2.

Take care

Miss Rigby

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Year 2.

English: Today we have a new funny poem called The Tummy Beast. Use the link to listen to and enjoy The Tummy Beast from Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl.

Roald DAHL -Dirty Beasts -The Tummy Beast

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If you are able to, print off the text from the link above. Highlight the lines spoken by the mother in one colour, and those spoken by the child in another. Use this highlighting to help you read the text aloud together. Put on your best character voices to perform! Perhaps you could take on different roles in your family! Discuss what is happening in the poem. Why do you think the mother doesn’t believe the child? How is the child feeling when the mother doesn’t believe them? What happened to the mother at the end? What do you think the mother might say when she recovers? Write a diary entry as if you were the child or the mother, recounting the key events of the day. You could even pinch some key words and phrases used in the poem! Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Maths: Subtraction is todays task. Just like you did yesterday, the first activity is a warm up of taking away without exchanging. The second activity is subtraction with exchanging. For both games select the ‘manual’ tab at the bottom so you have time to show your working out in your home school learning book. Remember for subtraction you only draw the base ten for the greatest number. If you don’t have enough ones/units then you should exchange a ten stick for 10 ones/units.

Across the top on the Purple tab choose Level 2

On the Blue tab choose Subtraction

On the Green tab select ‘Two-Digit Numbers’ (these are 10 warm up calculations subtracting multiples of 10). Click on the manual button and show your working out in your books.

On the Green tab select ‘Two-Digit Numbers with Decomposition’ (these are 10 calculations with exchanging). Click on the manual button and show your working out in your books.

Once you have completed both games then you can challenge yourself by replaying them both and choosing a timed option at the bottom.

Topic: Last lesson you combined a bank of sounds to re-create the tune Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Today you will create your own soundtrack to a film or cartoon you have seen. Think of your favourite tune from a film, TV program or cartoon. Listen to your tune online. Next, look for the ‘My Sounds’ tab on 2sequence. Spend some time exploring all the different sounds you can add. Remember to think about your favourite tune you wanting to make. Do you find the animal sounds or the scene sounds? Choose some sounds that you would like to add. If you would like you could also record your own sounds. This could be using your voice or your own sound effect. Have a go at recreating your favourite soundtrack. It doesn’t have to be the whole version. You can save this in the 2nd Year 2 file called ‘Making Music’ for me to mark. Save as your name3 e.g. James3 or Lily3.

Take care

Miss Rigby

Good morning Year 2.

English: Use the link below to listen to and enjoy Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Revolting Rhymes up to 3:59 mins.

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

In this version, Goldie breaks into the Bears' house and causes problems. Will the Bears do about it?

Jot down new or interesting words to explore meanings and discuss, e.g. delinquent, tot, suggestion, distressing, house-proud, cherubs etc. Orally, put these new words into different sentences. Listen from the start to 3:59 mins again. The narrator repeatedly asks; how would you feel? Pause each time this is asked and discuss. The narrator also makes clear her dislike for Goldilocks all the way through the poem. Discuss how the narrator might describe Goldilocks, e.g. Naughty, spoilt, selfish. Do you agree? Re-watch from 3:36 – 3:59 mins. Pause and make a list of all Goldilocks’ crimes. Imagine that you are Goldilocks. Write a letter to the narrator, apologising for your crimes, perhaps providing some explanation as to why you did what you did. Just like on Tuesday, remember to lay out your letter with your address, the date, to and from. Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together. Finish watching to the end of the clip. Do you think if the narrator had received your letter, the ending could have been different?

Maths: Today you will complete 15 mixed arithmetic questions. See the attached Arithmetic file. Just like in class, show your working out for each question choosing your preferred method. If you would like to challenge yourself, complete the activity called ‘What Calculation’ below this post. You need to look at each working out to solve + or - calculation.  

Topic: Continue to re-create your favourite soundtrack on Purple Mash 2sequence.

Take care

Miss Rigby

If you want to extend your maths, have a go at completing this problem activity. 

Good morning Year 2.

English: Today we will Review and Perform a poem from this week.  Discuss some of the characters and poetry you have met this week. Which has been your favourite and why? Extend your reading with some more Revolting Rhymes at the bottom of the weekly planning document I uploaded on Monday. Select one of the poems or a favourite section of a poem. Re-read and put actions to it so that you can perform it to your family! Remember to use voices for different characters and to pause in all the right places! You can record these and send them to me to show your friends on our class page.

Maths: Today we will be learning + and – shown in lots of different ways.

Choose the add and take away topic. Work through all three levels in the bronze game. Then all three levels in the silver and finally challenge yourself by completing all three levels for gold.  If you would like to challenge yourself complete the problem activity called ‘Spot the Number Sentence’ attached to this post. You will need to think about the graph work you learned last week and the addition/subtraction work from this week. 

Topic: Continue to re-create your favourite soundtrack on Purple Mash 2sequence. If you have done this, why not try to re-create a section of your favourite song or nursery rhyme. Any new work can be saved in the Music Folder as your name4 e.g. James4 or Lily4.

Take care

Miss Rigby

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