Class 2 - Week 5 - 4/5/20 - 8/5/20
For those of you working and learning from home in these troubling times we are doing our very best to support and continue the education of all children. We hope that you will find the links and resources that we upload to these pages useful and that you will engage your children in lots of different learning opportunities. Above all, stay well and stay safe.
Week 5 -
Please continue working through the "Animal Carnival" booklet throughout this week.
Complete the tasks below before listening to the whole of the story Rapunzel by Bethan Woolvin together:
1. Listen to the first sentence… What do you know is happening from the sentence? Where is it happening? Have you heard the name Rapunzel before? What do you already know, or think you know about her and her story? What is the tower like? Which words tell you this? Who are the characters in the story? What do you think they are like from what you have read? How do you know?
2. Listen to the first sentence. What do you see in your mind’s eye as you read this? What do the main characters look like? What about the tower? What else is part of the setting? Draw what you imagine is happening here to illustrate the words you have heard. Talk about what you have drawn with someone else: what is similar about the drawings? What is different? Now, look at how the illustrator, Bethan Woollvin, has chosen to draw this scene. This is on the next page so that this doesn’t influence your own ideas. What is similar and different about her illustration?
3.Read the text again while looking at the illustration in the text. What do you notice about the picture? How do you think Rapunzel feels in this picture? What tells you this? What do you think the character of the witch is like? What do you think she is thinking or doing in the picture? What do you think might happen next in this story? What will happen as the witch walks down the path and up to the tower? You could draw and write your ideas in pictures and words, or just write what you think will happen in the rest of the story yourself.
4. Look at the picture again. Focus on Rapunzel in the tower. What do you think it feels like to live ‘all alone in a tall, dark tower’? What are the nice things about having time to yourself? How might this be different when we know that she is ‘trapped; rather than choosing to be by herself? What might you miss about seeing the world and other people if you were trapped indoors? (This would be a good starting point to discuss how you are all feeling being in lock down.)
5. Write a letter to Rapunzel to help her take her mind off being lonely. Do you know some good things that she could do while she’s by herself that you could share with her? Do you have any ideas of what she could do to stop herself being bored? Do you have a plan that you could share with her on how to escape? Share your letter with someone else at home. Do they think this is a good way to offer comfort or strength to her?
Follow the links below for video lessons provided by White Rose. Watch and pause the videos to discuss the maths.
Year 1 - Fractions
Year 2 - Lengths
Music - Choose a task from the ideas shared by Kathryn here
Recognizing and using past and present tense.
Cross Curricular Project- (April 20th - May 22nd 2020)
School360 - Online learning for all subjects
Phonics Play - (works best on a tablet)
TTRockstars - Timestables practice
NumBots - Number fluency
Body Coach TV - Joe Wicks 30 minute PE lessons
SPaG - Classroom Secrets web games for spelling, punctuation and grammar
Stuck for something to do? Here are some excellent links to various online resources