Have you enjoyed your half-term break? What have you been up to?
I went for some walks on the days it wasn't too wet or cold! Let me know what you've been up to when you send me emails of your super learning!
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?
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.
Red, Orange, Yellow and Green groups:
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 below 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.
Blue group: 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.
Adjectives help us know more about people, places and things.
Watch this video on the link below and try the activity to show you how adjectives can be used.
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.
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 guess but 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?
Today's story is 'The Case of the Red-Bottomed Robber!' I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think of the story.