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# Tuesday

Good morning.

Don’t forget you can send me your learning on the class email or write just to say hello!

donaldson@greenfield.walsall.sch.uk

This week I would like you to choose your own books, magazines or comics to read from your home.  Please let me know what you are reading. Is it a fiction book? Is it a non-fiction book? What is it about? Did you enjoy it or not? You could even send me a short video of you reading a section from it. I am missing our chats about books and hearing you read.

Maths

Year 1: This morning we have a maths warm up to get our brains working, try to complete this independently.

Today we are going to be making equal groups, you must remember to make equal groups by counting how many there are in each group and drawing a circle around them, then count the groups carefully.

Blue group: Your learning today is repeating patterns, remember to look carefully and read the pattern first: “orange, blue, orange, blue” …then choose the right picture to go next. Remember to read the pattern again before choosing the next picture. Here is a game to put your learning to the test:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Year 2: For our learning today, we will be looking at vertical lines of symmetry.
A vertical line of symmetry is a line that goes down the centre of a shape and each side of the shape will be exactly the same, this is what makes it symmetrical. Take a look at the image below which shows you a vertical line of symmetry.

Have a go at finding shapes that have a vertical line of symmetry on your worksheet.

Literacy

Spelling

Year 1 - Today we are going to look at ore, au (Paul the astronaut) and aw (yawn at dawn)

Look at these words where does the ore sound come in the word?

more   wore

Look at these words where does the au sound come in the word?

haul    launch

Look at these words where does the aw sound come in the word?

yawn     dawn

Now have a go at this “aw” spelling game

Click on the link, find the egg hunt game and click on it. You need to click the single player link and then you can start the game.

You have to click on the eggs to spell the words.

Now click on the document and practise your spelling.

Year 2

This week we are going to be looking at a spelling rule for when we add the suffixes er and est.

In short, one syllable words with a short vowel before a final consonant you have to double the final consonant.   (Vowels are a, e, i, o, u       Consonants are the other letters of the alphabet)

Sad is a one syllable word, a is a short vowel sound and there is the consonant d after it. So, to add er: we write sad – double the consonant add er = sadder

Fit is a one syllable word, I is a short vowel sound and there is the consonant t after it. So, to add est: we write fit – double the consonant – add est = fittest

Watch and join in with the song to help you with this spelling rule.

## How To Teach Consonant Doubling -- Consonant Doubling Song

Now click on the document and practise your spelling.

History

Today we are going to find out about a heroine who lived a long time ago. A heroine is a woman who has done something brave or good. The person we are going to find out about is Grace Darling.

Grace Darling lived in the tiny Farne islands, off the coast of Northumberland.

I would like you to watch this to find out more about her.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-grace-darling/z4y7pg8

When you have found out about her, try putting the key events of her life in order on a timeline.

Now you know more about her story I would like you to order the events of her famous rescue. You will need to look closely at the pictures.

When you have done that, I would like you to write a couple of sentences telling me why Grace Darling was significant. That means why Grace darling important.

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