Learning Tasks – 22nd May

Good morning Year 2. This will be my last daily post for May because next week I will be preparing for the potential reopening of school for years R, 1 and 6. Thank you for sending in pictures of your work for the last 8 weeks. It has been wonderful opening my emails and seeing all the different things you have sent each day.

If over the course of the week you do an activity that you think the rest of year 2 would enjoy, send me an email with instructions (or picture of the activity) and I will post it for everyone to see.

Maths

Today’s puzzles are reasoning problems linked to sequences.

In each of the sequences below, what do you think the next pattern or picture could be. For the colour problems think carefully about the position of the colours.

For a and b there is more than one possible solution.

With all of these sequences try to explain why you think the next one will be like it. Can you extend the sequences further? Can you come up with your own?

Below is another colouring activity from Miss Tassier-Gotts if you would rather practise your times tables.

General

Today’s task involves watching a film! You might have heard about, or already be part of, the many quizzes that people have started doing to stay connected. Today I would like you to choose a film and watch it. Then come up with 10 questions about all, or part, of the film.

I have had a go with the trailer from Frozen below.

Rules: You are only allowed to watch the clip twice. You should not read the questions until you have watched the clip.

  1. In the trailer, when will the film come out?
  2. What is Kristoff’s job?
  3. How many buttons does Olaf have?
  4. What did Anna hit the wolf with?
  5. A tricky one to finish. When Elsa freezes the harbour, how many masts did the boats have?

Try your quiz out on friends and family. If you send me in your questions I will post them on the blog too (if you do this, make sure it is a film or clip that lots of people will have at home).

Writing

I know lots of you have been reading lots. This has been great to hear. Today’s writing task is to write in the style of an author you like reading.

Different authors have different styles of writing. For example:

  • Roald Dahl uses lots of made up words.
  • David Walliams uses lots of describing words.
  • Roderick Hunt (Biff and Chip) often uses short sentences with lots of prepositions.

I would like you to re-write part of a story you have been reading using the instructions below.

  1. Find a page in the book.
  2. Read the page so you can remember what is happening up to that point (try not to read the next page yet).
  3. Make a note of the different writing styles the author uses (or example short sentences, speech, clauses, conjunctions, description, etc.)
  4. Write two or three short paragraphs continuing the story. Try to make sure that you have included everything you made a note of in step 3.
  5. Read your next part of the story, and the real one, to a family member. Can they spot which is the one written by the author and which is written by you?

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