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# Wednesday

Good morning.

Well, it’s Wednesday already! I hope you are having a good week so far.

I enjoy seeing all your learning and telling me all your news so don’t forget you can send me your learning on the class email or write just to say hello!

donaldson@greenfield.walsall.sch.uk

Today I would like you to write a book review for your favourite book from this week (The non-fiction book about whales and the songs they sing or the fiction book about an adventure while playing hide and seek)

Maths

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

Now we have learnt about halving ( ½ ) today we are going to be learning about finding a quarter ( ¼ ) of a shape. Click on the power point below and then complete the activity. Remember that ¼ is 1 part of 4 equal parts.

Blue group: Today we are going to learn about the adding sign +

Today I want you to physically add amounts, you could use crayons, chocolate buttons, pennies, anything you have at home. For a maths question like 4 + 3 =. We need to read the number sentence by pointing to each part as you read it. Go through the number sentence and complete the action:

4        get 4 objects

+        “get ready to get some more”

3        get 3 more

=        how many are there?

Year 2: Today we are still completing geometry learning but are going to look at patterns and sequences again. You did this really well when we learnt about it in school. I hope you will find it just as enjoyable today!

A repeating pattern is something that is the same over and over, the order won’t change. If it is blue, red, blue, red it doesn’t matter how long the pattern is it will always be blue, red.

To start off with I am going to give you some repeating colour patterns on ice-creams. Look at the colours that are already there, can you notice a pattern?
Next you will look at 2D shape patterns.
Look carefully at the patterns, what shape came first? Which shape or shapes followed? Make sure you know which shape starts and ends the repeating pattern, this will help you.

Finally you will be looking at some 3D shape patterns.

Literacy

For the rest of the week we are going to be taking one final look at Traction man.

You are going to write your very own Traction Man adventure. At the end of Traction Man is Here, Traction Man is relaxing with Scrubbing Brush after saving the day again by rescuing the spoons.  But close by there is danger!  Scissor Shark!

You are going to write about what happens when Traction Man comes across Scissor Shark!

Traction Man is written a little bit like a comic.

A comic tells the story through lots of pictures.

Sometimes the pictures will have some speech bubbles to tell the reader what the characters are saying.

Sometimes the pictures will have action words or sound words to give the reader a better picture of what is happening in the story.

Sometimes there will be captions for each picture which tell the story in sentences.

Today you are going to plan your Traction Man adventure. Use the planning chart to write down your ideas so you will remember them for tomorrow. You do not need to write in sentences on your plan. They are your notes – just important words or phrases (groups of words)

Your story must have a beginning, middle and end.

1. Where is Traction Man? (think about where he will be to see Scissor Shark)

What is he doing?

1. Who can Traction Man see in trouble? (from Scissor Shark)
2. What is Scissor Shark doing?
3. How does Traction Man save the day?
4. What happens at the end of the story?

Remember, you are going to be drawing pictures to tell your story so think carefully about what happens! Click on the document to plan your story.

Art

Last week we learnt about using primary colours to create pieces of art, today we are going to learn about a famous artist who liked to use lots of different colours. His name is Andy Warhol. Click on the power point to learn more about him. He liked to choose a picture of an object or person and repeat this picture using different colours each time. Today I would like you to create a piece of art in the style of Andy Warhol. Click on the worksheet below to use some of the pre-made repeated pictures or you can create your own. I look forward to seeing these.

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