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Home Learning for w/c 11.05.20

Please find below an overview of activities that we hope the children will be able to enjoy.

English activities

Reading Comprehension – Jack and the Beanstalk. There are 3 different levels of text for children to choose from, then answer the questions.

Writing – Practise proof-reading and checking spellings.  Can you spot Mr Whoops' spelling mistakes?  

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - task: Apostrophes and Commas (B)

Writing – It's International Families Day on Friday!  Use the information provided, or carry out your own research into Russia.  You could use the Fact File template to put together general information, or research something that interests you - this could be tourist attractions, different regions, how they celebrate different festivals - or maybe find out what some of the most popular food is - with the help of your parent you could make it and then write up the recipe!  

Handwriting – use the resource for guidance on the cursive joins.  Practise 2 lines of these before writing our each word 5 times in your green book, then try writing the sentences. 

Please see further resources below to support these activities:

Useful information for International Families Day activities

Maths activities

As we have already covered all of the Year 2 objectives for maths, these activities have been chosen to practise skills and deepen understanding.

Statistics activity 1, Statistics Reasoning and Problem Solving and Length & Height Reasoning and Problem Solving – We have included some 'Knowledge Organisers' for these activities.  This is an overview and reminder of key concepts for children to refer to while doing this work.  If you are printing these off, please do not throw them away after completing the tasks as they will be useful for future lessons.

Please begin each activity with a title so we know which one you are doing, and write your answers in the green book.   Where applicable we would like all children to attempt the ‘Mastery’ tasks, and those that would like to challenge themselves can then answer the ‘Mastery with Greater Depth’.

Answers for these tasks are also included below. 

Times Tables and My Maths activities are detailed in the overview.

The children are used to working in maths books with squared paper – if they would like to draw some vertical lines on their pages to help with presentation then please feel free to do so.

Other curriculum areas

Please use your judgement as to what to put in the book as it may not always be necessary / appropriate. Remember you can email photos to us, which would be lovely to share with the children and look back on when we are back at school and celebrating all their hard work!

Science - Bean seed investigation - Look for any bean seed that you can find at home. It can be dried kidney beans, green lentils, bean seed or any other seed or bulb you can find. Set up the seed experiment according to the prediction sheet. Complete the prediction sheet and then wait for a week. Use the bean diary to record what happens each day.

Use the knowledge organiser from last week to check facts about plants.


History - Past and present- Changes in technology

We will be looking at changes in technology from your grandparent’s time to the present. Use the list of questions (separate document) to ask your grandparents or anyone elderly to explore some answers. Remember to make notes from your conversation.

Choose any two types of technology in the present and use your notes (from your conversation with your grandparents) or research on the internet about a similar technology or alternative thing that grandparents used in the past.

Information and Knowledge organiser