Good Morning Class DiamondHappy Friday! Thank you for working so hard this week. I hope you have enjoyed your learning. Next week is half term so make sure you get plenty of fun and relaxation but do keep practising telling the time. Let's hope it stays sunny. See you back here soon!
Friday 21st May
English – Today you are going to write your own sea animal report based on the plan you made yesterday. Don’t forget to write each section and punctuate your sentences carefully. If you have already written your report you can check it carefully and try to improve it. Perhaps you could draw a picture or diagram to go with it too.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some fraction calculations.
Power Maths – We are going to learn about minutes in an hour today. Remember to look at the Discover and Share sections first and then Think Together. You can watch Sabrina and Tempo find out how long a minute is below.
Thursday 21st May
English – Today you are going to plan your own sea animal report. Which sea animal are you going to choose? You can watch the film clips below for some more ideas.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some division calculations using the five times table.
Power Maths – Follow on from your work yesterday on telling the time to five minutes in your Practice Book P64. If you don’t have your book, use the PDF below.
Wednesday 20h May
English – Today we are going to learn how facts are organised in information texts. Then you can have a go at organising some new facts yourself.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some multiplication calculations using the five times table. This should help you with your time work.
Power Maths – We are going to move on to telling the time to five minutes today. Do the Discover and Share sections first and then Think Together. Watch the film clip too - Sabrina and Tempo find out how long 5 minutes is.
Tuesday 19th May
English – Today you will need to read some information about the humpback whale and then answer the questions. Click on the link to see some film of humpback whales.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some subtraction calculations.
Power Maths – Follow up your work from yesterday in your Practice Book P61.
Monday 18th May
English – In today’s Short Write you will need to write some non-fiction sentences to explain what you think about this question ‘Are all animals that live in the sea fish?’
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some addition calculations.
Power Maths – Today we are going to work on telling the time to the quarter hour. Start with the Discover and Share sections and finish with Think Together. Don’t forget to watch the BBC clips too.
Joe Wicks 5 Minute Workout Demonstrations: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-move/joe-wicks-twinkl-move
Draw a parrot: https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw-a-cartoon-parrot/
Friday 15th May
English – It’s time to do some spelling work so today we are going to investigate homophones. Do you remember what a homophone is? Look at the PDF and make up your own homophone clues. Watch the BBC clip below to help you.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some tricky mixed calculations with missing numbers so think carefully about the operation sign and check your answers.
Power Maths – Follow up your work on telling and writing the time to o’clock and half past in your Practice Book P58. If you don’t have your book use the PDF below.
Thursday 14th May
English – Can you remember the difference between the past and present tense? Non-fiction texts are mostly written in the present tense. Today you will be finding out about different species of sharks and writing sentences in the present tense.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some division calculations.
Power Maths – Today we are going to begin our Power Maths work on Time looking at telling and writing the time to an hour and half past. Start with the Discover and Share section and finish with the Think Together. Make sure you also look at the BBC clips below.
Wednesday 13th May
English – Today we are going to carry on with our non-fiction work on sea animals. Do you remember all the special words we learned when we were studying penguins like colony, regurgitate, brood pouch? We are going to learn some new technical words today.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some multiplication calculations using kilograms. Don’t forget to use kg in your answers.
Time We are going to take a break from measuring mass now and start measuring time. Before we begin our Power Maths we are going to recap what we learned in Year 1 and do some practical time work. See the Introduction to time PDF.
Tuesday 12th May
English – Today we are going to begin some non-fiction work on sharks and other sea animals. Do you remember the difference between non-fiction and fiction? If you are not sure have a look at the BBC clip by clicking on the link below. We are going to start by reading some information on sharks!
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some subtraction calculations using grams. Don’t forget to include the g for grams in your answer.
Power Maths – Follow up yesterday’s work on measuring in kilograms in your Practice Book P96. If you don’t have your book, use the pages below.
EOW Choose one of this week’s activities.
Monday 11th May
English – Do you remember our work on Florence Nightingale? Do you remember when she was born? Tomorrow is her 200th birthday! Your Short Write task today is to design and write a birthday card for her! Look at the PDF for some ideas.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to do some addition calculations using grams. Don’t forget to include the g for grams in your answer.
Power Maths – We are going to look at measuring in kilograms today. Do the Discover section first, then Share and finish with Think Together.
EOW Tasks for 11th May — 15th May
This week we have six different tasks for you to complete, choose a task each day to have a go at and then do the ‘just for fun’ task if you want to. The table below provides some more information. Don’t forget to upload your work on to this weeks Class Work Blog.
Music Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4HxWYI7oDs
Thursday 7th May
English – Today you are going to carry on working on your own pirate story based on ‘The Pirate Cruncher’. See if you can include some of the things we have been learning. If you have already finished your story, you could edit and improve it. See the PDF for some ideas.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – These calculations are mixed. Remember to watch out for the operation sign.
Power Maths – Follow up your measuring in grams work yesterday in your Practice Book P93.
EOW – RE
Did you know that it is a very important time in the Islamic calendar at the moment? Muslims all over the world are taking part. Watch this video link to find out more about Ramadan: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976
Then see if you can explain Ramadan to someone in your family. You could tell us what you have learned on our class work blog!
This year's Ramadan will be a bit different, as the coronavirus outbreak means that many people will not be able to visit friends and family, or their local mosque. This is because of worldwide lockdowns.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting. Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those who are ill, or who are travelling, don't have to fast. Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God.
Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. Normally, people will make a special effort to connect with their communities and reach out to people who need help.
What happens at the end of Ramadan?
There is a special festival to mark the end of Ramadan. This is called Eid al-Fitr - the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. It begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky.
Muslims will not only celebrate the end of fasting, but will also thank Allah for the help and strength that they were given throughout the previous month.
Often children are given presents and new clothes.
Wednesday 6th May
English – Today you are going to begin work on your own pirate story based on ‘The Pirate Cruncher’. Watch the film of the story first.
Maths – Fantastic 5 – These calculations are all to do with multiples of 10.
Power Maths – Today we are going to continue to look at measuring in grams. Don’t forget to do the Discover section first, then Share and finish with Think Together. Do you have any scales in your house? If you do you can practise weighing items with them.
Jigsaw 2: Healthy Snacks
The human body needs food to help it function properly. It needs food for energy, to keep warm, for growth and to repair itself. The three main nutrient groups in food are fats, carbohydrates and protein. We also need minerals and vitamins. A good balanced diet of fresh food helps to keep us healthy.
Watch the BBC learning video clip called ‘Food needed by the human body’.
Video link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z43hfg8
It is really important to give your body healthy foods that provide lots of nutrients and give you energy. In your books write a list of healthy snacks. Do you know what food groups they contain?
Tuesday 5th May
English – We are going to do some work on adverbs today. Do you remember our adverb dinosaur rhyme? ‘An adverb likes to add to a verb, to tell you more about the word’ Using adverbs to start your sentences is a great way to make your sentences more interesting. Have a go at the adjective and adverb song and dance routine too!
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to solve some multiplication calculations.
Power Maths – Follow up from your measuring in grams work yesterday. Practice Book P90 or use the PDFs below.
What are these boats made out of?
Design a boat using items around your house and think about which materials will float. Draw a picture of your boat and label it. Next week you are going to make and evaluate your design so make sure that you start collecting the materials ready.
Monday 4th May
English – Short Write - Watch the story of ‘How I Became a Pirate’ by Melinda Long. Next, you need to write a list of rules for being a fearsome pirate!
Maths – Fantastic 5 – Today we are going to solve some fraction calculations.
Power Maths – Today we will be looking at measuring in grams. Look at the Discover section first, then Share and finish with the Think Together section. Can you find anything that is measured in grams in your house?
EOW – For our EOW today you are going to find out which materials in your house float or sink by doing an investigation.