Morning Year 2. Below are your learning tasks for today.
Number bonds today:
Puzzles like this one are great for improving mental maths. When we solve mental problems in class I always encourage the children to write down any numbers or notes, and use their fingers, as they solve the problems. I have found that children often think that solving mental problems everything has done be done in their heads, and this is when they start to make mistakes.
I would encourage the children to explain how they have reached the solution and to also explain how you would do it if it is different. In maths, there are usually many ways to reach the same answer and it is good to show the children this.
As an extension to this problem you could use games like Hit the Button, that we have talked about before (googling this and Topmarks should point you in the right direction), or changing the number of counters and total.
Today see if you can help cook a meal or part of a meal. Use your maths skills to measure out the ingredients reading the different scales. Are you measuring the foods capacity, size or weight? Read the packets and use your science knowledge to think about what will the food give you most?
- Energy quickly (high sugar content)
- Energy slowly (pasta, potatoes, rice, bread)
- Vitamins and minerals (vegetables, salad, fresh uncooked food)
- Strong muscles (meat, fish, beans, soya)
- Healthy bones (milk, cheese, yoghurt)
Then, use what you learnt to about your food to plan something we could cook at Forest School. Don’t forget it needs to be something that could be made easily outside.
Final day of your fact files today. You should hopefully have lots of facts, including conjunctions, questions and question marks. To finish it make sure that you have plenty of pictures so that your reader knows what your animal looks like (imagine an alien is reading your work, would they have all the information they need). The skills I would like you to work on today are adding captions (short sentences to explain or give detail to your pictures) and using accurate and technical language.
For your captions you could:
- Write a short sentence underneath picture explaining what is happening
- Draw arrows to different parts of your picture to describe them or explain what is special about that part of the animal.
For your accurate and technical language:
- Check you spellings, particularly focusing on your middle sounds. Have you chosen the correct grapheme for that sound. For example A lion rors. Also look at your suffixes for plurals and past tense (there are some old posts on the year 2 blog about this).
- To make your fact file sound especially sciencey think about adding the following adjectives graceful, careful, beautiful. Notice how they all end with ful and have been added to another root word. Many words can have this done to them, can you think of more, but be careful to only add 1 l at the end of the word.