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Hello Year 2! Did you enjoy your 'roarsome' lion activities last week? We have another busy week this week too.
Ant and Dec will be delivering an assembly all about mental health and well being for children across the country. Ant and Dec have teamed up with the children's charity NSPCC to talk to about staying safe and happy during this unusual time of lock down, when most school pupils are still working from home.
Today we are learning about litres. A litre is 1000 millilitres. Watch this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/capacity/zdhm92p
Look at the pictures below.
There is 2.5 litres of screen wash.
There is 1.5 litres of orange and mango squash.
There is 1136ml of milk.
There is 400ml of vinegar.
Which of these liquids do I have more than 1 litre of?
Which of these liquids do I have less than 1 litre of?
How would I order the bottles from smallest amount to greatest amount?
Have a look around your house and see what liquids you have in containers of more than 1 litre. Ask your grown up to look with you. Tell your grown up about the liquids using the words more and less e.g. There is more milk than vinegar. Now order your liquids either from greatest to smallest amounts or smallest to greatest and explain to your grown up what you have done. Don’t forget, 1 litre is 1000 millilitres.
We are moving on to learn about temperature. Temperature is how hot or cold something is. Can you think of situations when we need to know the temperature of something? Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius (°C). A high number means something is hot and a lower number means it is colder. If you have an electric oven, ask your grown up to show you the numbers on it – these show the temperature that the oven will be heated to.
This shows the weather for the next week. The numbers show the temperature in °C.
Which days will be the warmest?
Which are the coldest days?
Ask your grown up to help you use a weather app (on their phone or online) and find and record the temperature in different cities/countries around the world. What is the hottest country you can find? What is the coldest? Once you have recorded a few, tell your grown up some facts e.g. New York is colder than Sydney, Australia or South Africa is hotter than Norway.
It’s time to move on…to time! Find a clock with hands (analogue clock) and tell your grown ups which one is the minute hand and which is the hour hand. I hope you can remember. You can make your own clock using the template. You could also use a paper plate or draw around a plate.
The minute hand is the longer hand on the clock and tells us how minutes past the hour it is or how many minutes to the next hour it is. The hour hand move around very slowly taking one hour to move from one number to the next.
If the minute hand is pointing to the 12 and the hour hand is pointing to 4 it is 4 o’ clock.
If the minute hand is pointing to the 12 and the hour hand is pointing to 7, it is 7 o’ clock.
What time will it be if the minute hand is pointing to the 12 and the hour hand is pointing to 1?
If the minute hand points to the 6 and the hour hand is halfway between 5 and 6, it is half past 5.
If the minute hand is pointing to the 6 and the hour hand is halfway between 10 and 11, it is half past 10.
What time will it be if the minute hand is pointing to the 6 and the hour hand is halfway between 2 and 3?
With your grown up, use this clock https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock, or the one you have made, to explore time focusing on o’clock and half past. Ask your grown up to set the clock to a time (either o’clock or half past) and then you have to tell them what time it is. Can you set the time to 9 o’ clock? What about half past 7?
Continuing with time, we are going to learn about quarter past and quarter to. When the minute hand points to the 3, it is quarter past the hour.
If the minute hand points to 3 and the hour hand is just past 4, it is quarter past 4.
If the minute hand points to 3 and the hour hand is just past 11, it is quarter past 11.
What time will it be if the minute hand is pointing to the 3 and the hour hand is just past the 3?
When the minute hand points to the 9, it is quarter to the hour.
If the minute hand is on the 9 and the hour hand is nearly at the 2, it is quarter to 2.
If the minute hand is on the 9 and the hour hand is between the 7 and 8, it is quarter to 8.
What time will it be if the minute hand is on the 9 and the hour hand is nearly at the 6?
With your grown up, use this clock https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock, or the one you have made, to explore time focusing on quarter past and quarter to. Ask your grown up to set the clock to a time (either o’clock or half past) and then you have to tell them what time it is. Can you set the time to quarter past 12? What about quarter to 4?
Keep looking at the time throughout the day and if you notice it is a time you know, tell your grown up what time it is. Make sure you practise telling the time as much as you can until you feel confident.
Measurement treasure hunt. How many things in your house...
tell the time?
measure length, height or width?
What might happen if all of a sudden these things disappeared?
Most of these words are homonyms. This means that they are said or spelled the same way as another word. Can you spot them? Do they have the same meanings (definitions)?
What is the same and what is different? Put them into sentences.
Can you use the homonyms in the same sentence? I blew up the enormous blue balloon.
Can you find any more words that are homonyms?
Have you spotted that they're is a contraction of they and are?
Sign up for the summer reading challenge here https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Your science work this week is all about healthy eating. Try this comprehension first to give you more information.
Last week you read 'There's A Lion In My Cornflakes'. Today, listen to and then read along with another story about having a lion as a pet.
Wednesday: This will be your writing work too.
Compare the two books, There's A Lion In My Cornflakes and How To Hide A Lion.
You will need to write two headings;
What is the same? What is different
How many differences and similarities can you find?
Think about the three lion stories we have read, There's a Lion in my Cornflakes, The Lion and the Mouse and How to Hide a Lion.
Which was your favourite and why?
Did anything surprise you about these stories?
Listen to and enjoy the rest of the How To Hide A Lion series.
Think about the similarities and differences.
Who would you recommend these books to and why?
You will need to read the comprehension about Healthy Eating first. At the end of the comprehension, it says...
Imagine that you are a journalist for a children's magazine. Write a paragraph about why it is important to eat fruit and vegetables.
Today, you are going to write two paragraphs. Paragraphs are a piece of writing about the same thing. they are usually more than three or four sentences long.
See your reading activity for today as they go together.
Thursday and Friday:
Have you looked at the other lion stories from your reading today?
Imagine taking a lion to school or having a visitor with a lion in your house!
Plan a story about one of these ideas or think of your own story idea.
Plan your story today ready to write it tomorrow.
Look at the document below to see what to include in your writing.
Science – Healthy Eating
As part of our topic on how to stay healthy, this week we are going to learn about healthy eating. All animals need particular types of foods to keep them healthy. Some are herbivores, some are carnivores and others (including humans) are omnivores. Can you think of an animal for each category and tell your grown up what that animal might eat? Some animals only eat one type of food such as pandas, which only eat bamboo. Other animals need to eat lots of different types of food in order to stay healthy. For example, black bears eat roots, leaves, fruit, nuts, insects, eggs, meat, fish and honey.
Humans need to eat lots of different foods and we call this a balanced diet. Each type of food we eat does a different job in our body. Some kinds of food are very good for us and we need to eat lots of these. Others can be good for us as long as we don’t eat too much of them. There are also foods that are not good for us but we can eat them as a treat but if we eat too much of them it could make us less healthy.
This is the Eatwell Plate. It shows us the different types of food and how much we should be eating of each type.
The green section is for fruit and vegetables and the plate shows that we should be eating lots of these.
The yellow section shows starchy food like bread, pasta and potatoes and we should eat lots of these too.
In the pink section are all the foods that are high in protein such as meat, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. These are only healthy as long as we don’t eat too much of them.
In blue are dairy products like milk, cheese and yoghurt. These should only be eaten two or three times a day.
The smallest section, in purple, shows foods that are high in sugar or fat. We should try not to eat these more than once a day as they are not healthy. They include treats like cake, chocolate, crisps and sweets.
Choose your activites:
Draw round a plate on a piece of paper and draw lines to section it like the ‘eat well plate’ above (ask your grownup to help you make each section roughly the correct size). Record everything that you eat in one day on the plate writing the name of each type of food in the correct section. Don’t forget to include everything on your plate during a meal.
Find three good things about your diet.
Is there anything that you could make better about your diet?
How you could do this?
Use the Eatwell Plate to plan a healthy lunch or picnic for your family
Ask your grown up if you can help to plan the meals this week using the Eatwell Plate.
Keep a food diary of what you have had for your breakfasts, lunches and teas this week. Don't forget to include drinks and snacks.
Design and Technology:
Make some healthy fruit kebabs.
Find out about foods produced in the United Kingdom.
Can you find out foods produced around the world?
Learn how to draw a lion!
He was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits and vegetables.
Try producing a piece of art work in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
How did you get on last week making a fitness plan? Try some of these ideas this week.
This song comes from a film called Oliver. Oliver Twist lived in an orphanage and all that they got given to eat was gruel which is like a thin watery porridge. It wasn't very nutritious and the children dreamed of having different tasty foods.
Enjoy your learning this week Year 2. Please send a little message to your teacher to say hello.
Your teachers have been busy writing your reports and they are almost ready to be sent out to you by post. Please can you let the office know if you think that we may not have your correct address.
Have a lovely week!
With love from all of the Year 2 grown ups xx