Class 2 - Week 8 - 1/6/20 - 5/6/20
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.
During half term, I set the challenge of creating a sun safety poster, WELL DONE to EVERYONE who took part, here are some of the entries:
Week 8 -
I have put together a brand new foundation subject project booklet for you to work on and enjoy completing together based around the topic of the seaside. This booklet should take you through to the summer holidays. As lock down restrictions slowly begin to lift, take this opportunity to visit the beach as part of the project.
Read and listen to the story "Moth" together.
Day 1: Look at the illustration and read the text:
Did you spot the moths in the picture? Were there any interesting words or any that you don't know? Do you know what camouflage means? Look at the moths again. Where is the best place for them to hide? What makes you think this? How is the moth similar to the tree bark? Now look at the front cover of the book and read the title. Do you agree that "speckled and freckled" is a good description? How would you describe the moth? Look again at the illustration on the spread above and move your eye from left to right. Look how it changes from fresh green leaves and pale tree trunks to black sooty chimneys. What will the smoke do to the tree trunks? What will happen to the moths if the tree trunks turn black with soot? Will they still be camouflaged? What would have to change for them to remain camouflaged? This is a story about how moths changed to keep up with the changes in the world. Do you know anything else about how any other animals changed over time?
Day 2: Look at the illustrations of the peppered moths. What do you notice about it? If you were going to draw a peppered moth, what would you include? What is special about them? How would you describe the patterning on the wings? Are all the moths the same as each other? What is the same? What shape are the wings? What do the antennae look like? Can you draw or paint your own peppered moths like the ones in the book?
Day 3: Which words best describe these moths? Which description do you like the best? Why do the peppered moths need camouflage? Who do yo think they are hiding from? How has the world begun to change? What made this happen? How does it make you feel? How else might this smoke affect the environment?
Day 4: What id the peppered moths wanted to be camouflaged around your home? Where is the best place for them to rest? Why? You could test this out. Look at the peppered moths you have made. Cut them out and place them somewhere they would be camouflaged. Does this work? Can someone else find them easily or do they stay hidden for a while? Which places make terrible hiding spaces? Why? Create a set of moths that can be camouflaged in different places in your home. Click here to look at different moths and their names for ideas.
Day 5: Look about the local wildlife you can see in and around your home; birds, insects, mini-beasts or you may spot a fox! Keep a wildlife diary over the period of this week, drawing and writing about any of the wildlife you spot. Write about what it looks like, how it moves, what time and where you saw it or any other information you know. Can you think of descriptive language to describe your creatures just like Isabel Thomas used to describe the moths, "speckled and freckled" or "salt and pepper wings".
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Follow the links below for video lessons provided by White Rose. Watch and pause the videos to discuss the maths each day. We will be using these lessons in school this week for those children who are coming back in. If you require the worksheets to be printed and sent out to you please email the school.
Year 1 -
Some of the year one content has been covered already on the WRH website, please make sure you are following the alternative plans links:
Worksheets - here
Year 2 -
Worksheets - here
Using contractions - please see activity sheet sent out in the last pack.
Music - Choose a task from the ideas shared by Kathryn here
Cross Curricular Project- (June 1st - July 17th 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
Check out my youtube channel! - Miss Wright
SPaG - Classroom Secrets web games for spelling, punctuation and grammar
Stuck for something to do? Here are some excellent links to various online resources