Learning Tasks – 20th May

Good morning Year 2.

Maths

You seem to be really enjoying this weeks puzzles so here is another. This is an actual puzzle so you will need to print off the picture below or make your own from 9 equilateral triangles.

Can you arrange the triangles into one big triangle where each side that touches adds up to 10.

The solution can be found here. The really good thing about this puzzle is that you could use it for matching times tables, matching fractions or number bonds to any number. If you come up with your own ‘One Big Triangle’ puzzle and send me a picture I will post it for everyone to have a go at.

General

Did you know that this week is Mental Health Awareness week in the UK? Its theme is kindness. I know in the street that I live in, and in my own family, that acts of kindness have been a really important way to stay positive through this time.

Miss Reece has shared an activity that I think will be a great way for us all to recognise the acts of kindness that we be might doing, or that others might do for us. Below is a simple calendar you can use (or you could make your own). On it record something that you have done for someone else, or that someone has done for you. At the end of each week, or day, discuss how the act of kindness made you feel with someone in your family. Your act of kindness could be a task (like doing the washing up, tidying your room without being asked) or it could be giving someone praise or telling them what you appreciate about them.

Writing

Spellings today. Today I would like you to focus on words with silent letters. These words are easy to get wrong because they include a pattern with a letter that is not said. There is no great rule of thumb for these words, but this video will teach you how to write them and where some of them come from.

There are a lot of silent letter patterns in the English language. At year 2, we focus mainly on the mb, kn, wr and wh patterns. One way to remember wh words is that they are usually question words (who, what, where, when why). The wr pattern is trickier as it does not have a rule, but it is less common. We use it in words like wrist, wrestle, write and wriggle.

To practise these words I suggest seeing how many spellings you can remember on the video before coming up with a wordsearch using them. You could include as many silent letters words as you can or, like the one below, focus on a pattern you find hard to remember.