Learning Tasks – 28th April

Good morning Year 2.

Maths

We are carrying on the theme of subtraction today.

Yesterday you had to come up with a number sentence that matched the answer. Today I am giving you the number sentence AND answer. Unfortunately, some of my answers are wrong.

Using the skills from last week, rather than working each one out, try and work your way through the maze. Think about how you knew if the addition problems where wrong. You can apply the same strategy to finding the safe squares (Clue: an odd take away an odd is even).

If you finish this maze quickly, you could try coming up with your own maze.

General

In Dinosaurs and all that rubbish the dinosaurs emerge to find a ruined planet. Artist often choose specific colours to show emotion and feelings (think about the Picasso pictures we did in class or look at the illustrations from the story).

Today, either using a printed template or drawing your own pictures, experiment with how colours can change how the picture feels. Think about what colours you like, what colours you see around you that make you happy and use them on your picture. Then think about how the dinosaurs must have felt when they saw the planet. What different colours might you choose.

What feelings do you think the artist wanted to yo have when they drew these pictures from the story?

Writing

Yesterday you practised adding detail to a sentence. Today I would like you to do some research. Espresso has some great resources about the time of the dinosaurs (you should have received an email with the login details).

Try and find out 6-10 facts about a dinosaur of your choice. You don’t have to write them down, but it may help you remember them for when we start writing the fact file. A good tip to finding good facts is did you find it interesting. If you did then someone else will too.

To help you learn your facts you could play ‘two truths and a lie’. Tell a partner 3 things about your dinosaur but make one of them up. Can your partner spot your lie. For example one of these facts about the Velociraptor is not true.

  • Velociraptors grew to be about the size of an adult.
  • Scientists believe that Velociraptors had feathers.
  • Velociprators lived around 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period.