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# Monday

Good morning.

I hope you have had a lovely half term and you managed to find some lovely things to do with your family. I have been on a few walks and managed to do some baking.

Don't forget to send me your learning to the class email address:

donaldson@greenfield.walsall.sch.uk

Right let's get started. We will begin with a warm up.

Phonics

Please watch today’s videos on RWI YouTube channel. They will show at 9.30am and will be available for 24 hours.

If you are in Miss Barnett’s group and Mrs Beech’s group you will need to watch the set 2 speed sounds, word time and spelling videos.

If you are in Miss Meakin’s group you will need to watch the set 3 speed sounds, word time and spelling videos. When you have completed this lesson, try the reading longer words lesson.

I have attached the link below. Just scroll down to find the videos you need.

This week you are going to read a story. It is called The Woman Who Fooled the Fairies. We are going to read a bit each day.

You can read the text on the video or you can print it out first. This text will be needed for the whole week so hold onto it if you print it out.

First click on the video to start your reading learning with Miss Fawkes.

For your main learning you are going to match information. Skim through the text to find the key word you need to match, then read the sentence before checking the options for matching the word. You should then be able to choose the best match.

Maths

Blue group and Year 1

Today we are going to learn to count in 2s.

There are lots of things around us that come in 2s so we need to be able to count in 2s.

It is also quicker to count in 2s to find the total number sometimes too.

Watch the video to find out about how you can practise counting in 2s

Year 1: I would like you to count in 2s on the 50 chart. Colour the 2s number you land on each time.

Blue group: I would like you to count in 2s on the 20 chart. Colour the 2s number you land on each time.

https://vimeo.com/507065512

Year 2

In our maths learning this week we are moving on to learn about shapes.

Today we are going to look at 2D and 3D shapes.

Look at the shapes below and their names.

Look at the different 2D shapes.
Can you tell if the shapes have curved or straight edges?

Can you see differences between shapes? For example: The rectangle has 4 straight edges, a triangle has 3 straight edges.

Watch this video below to learn more about 2D and 3D shapes. Join in with the activities when you are asked to pause the video.

When you answer your worksheet you will have to find the odd one out for 2 of the questions. You need to look closely at the shapes and ask yourself some questions. What is the same about the shapes? How many sides do the shapes have? Are the shapes 2D or 3D?

Grammar

Blue group & Year 1: describing words

Today you are going to learn about describing words. Describing words are also called adjectives. Describing words tell us what something is like.

In the above example you can see 3 pictures.

The first one is a picture of a beach ball and it says, ‘a round ball’ the word round tells us what the shape of the ball is.

The second picture of a flower says, ‘a pretty flower’ the word pretty is telling us the flower is pretty, which tells us it looks nice.

The third picture is showing a boy with a big smile and his hands in the air. It says, ‘a happy child’ this tells us the boy is happy which tells us how he is feeling.

Watch this video on this link and try the activity to show you how adjectives can be used.

Blue group: For your activity you need to read the words in the boxes next to the pictures and choose the best adjective to describe the picture.

Year 1: You are going to identify the adjectives by underlining the adjective in a sentence. Then you will read some words in a box and pick out the adjectives and write them in a list. Finally, you will use 3 adjectives in sentences of your own to show you know how to use adjectives.

Year 2:

Today you are going to learn how to use superlative adjectives.

Superlative adjectives are used to help compare and describe the difference between items.

In the above example, when it says the oldest car it means it is the car that is the oldest. There aren’t any other cars that are older than that car.

This video will show you how to make superlative adjectives and give you some examples.

For your main learning activity today you will add –est to an adjective to make it a superlative adjective, you will choose the best superlative adjective to fit in a gap and you will sort words into 3 groups: adjective, comparative or superlative.

Science

Last lesson our learning was about materials. Do you remember what a material is?

Materials are what things are made from; A window is made of glass.

Do you remember these words and their meanings?

Transparent: See through and lets all light through.

Translucent: Lets some light through.

Opaque: Doesn’t let any light through.

Flexible: Can bend.

In your learning today, you have an investigation. An investigation in science is where we complete an experiment to find things out. Today we will be investigating materials; to see if they bend, squash, stretch or twist. You will have a table of results like this one:

The materials you are investigating are foil, Blu-tac, wood, elastic band, fabric and paper. If you don’t have any of these materials at home, you can replace them with e.g. rubber, wool, plastic or metal. Before filling the boxes, you need to make a prediction. A prediction is like a sensible guess with a reason for your answer.

Once you have completed your prediction, I would like you to complete the table by putting in a tick or a cross. Bend, twist, squash and stretch each material. Do your results match your prediction?

What do you think foil could be used for and why?

Story time

Today we have the story of "The Red-bottomed Robber!"

I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think.

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