Thursday, 21 May 2020

Year 2 Friday 22 May 2020

Today is the last day of this half term, so no work will be set for next week. Of course please feel free to complete any work you have not yet done if you wish to do so, or simply just stick to reading/ spelling/ xtables but most importantly- rest, have a break and enjoy the sunshine! 


Year 1 and Year 2 would have been having some sessions in school with Collette from The Wye & Usk Foundation. They have very kindly created some activities that we can still engage with at home. So today will take part in the first two sessions. All the activities can be found at: 

Session 1:  

The video clip and worksheet provide a simple, interactive introduction to, or recap of, the water cycle.  It's the first in a series of brief videos which will focus on various aspects of rivers, water quality, species, wildlife, food chains, adaptations, life cycles, pollution, human impacts etc.  It starts by setting the scene for children, that we have a great variety of wildlife in and around rivers because they are full of water. Next, it asks the question how does the water get into the river?                                                                         

The water cycle is explored and explained as the children copy the active interpretation of the different stages.  Key words: source, precipitation, evaporation, condensation, estuary  

All you need to do: 

Watch the video clip and copy the actions of the water cycle.  

Did you/they like doing it? What about the jokes? Rubbish!                                                                             Chat about what else children know about rivers and their wildlife.                                                      Discuss/recap new words to ensure they know what they mean.                                                                   Read through activity sheet with children, so they can complete the tasks on it.  You don't need to print the sheet out. 



Session 2: Kitchen Science! 

Session Two looks at the science of the water cycle. The video shows two different ways you can make a water cycle. The emphasis is on actually doing a simple science experiment.  It aims to encourage the children to think scientifically, working out how to set up their experiment, predicting what might happen, then seeing if the predictions came true.  After the experiment, we think about rivers, the water and wildlife in them. We wonder about the fact that sometimes rivers and streams are dirty/polluted.  How does pollution happen? Litter isn't part of the water cycle; we don't see crisp packets as a kind of precipitation.                                                                                                                                                               Key words: precipitation, evaporation, condensation, pollution                                                                         All you need to do: Watch the video clip. Read through the activity sheet with children, decide when they can do the experiment and which water cycle they will make. It works best when it's sunny! Before starting, chat about how they will record what happens in their experiment, will they write, draw or photograph what they see.  Do the experiment with them, keep checking on it every 30mins, recording the time when you first see condensation and then precipitation.                                                              

 SNEAKY TIP: to see condensation/precipitation quickly, use warm water!                                                     You don't need to print the activity sheet.   


Please share any work you do with us via pupil folders, email and/ or twitter. Don't forget to include us @trellechprimary and @WUFoundation, we would love to see what we have been up to! 

Friday's Maths consist of our online Learn its and Clic tests, however I will be adding paper versions onto the Y2 shared folder on HWB instead
Clic tests- the children should have no more than 10-15 minutes maximum to complete these. They can do workings out if need be on the sheet or on a separate sheet. Just a reminder- question 1 is for them to partition the number- so what is the value of each? e.g 36- 3=30 6=6. A lot of the children assume it is halving the number because of the way it is laid out! 
Learn its- these are timed at 30 seconds. The children are used to this so please ensure it is only 30 seconds! The learn its are to develop their quick recall and the sums given are the number facts that the children should be confident with to answer rapidly. You may decide to give your child 1 minute and see how many they can complete as there are new levels on there. 
SAFE- the children haven't yet completed these but they involve other maths covered in school aside from basic number. The children have covered these areas so should be able to answer some. Again I would say no more than 10-15 minutes.  I would now try to reduce this time to 5-10 minutes 

Bronze- Clic 1/ Learn its 1 / SAFE 1
Silver- Clic 2/ Learn its 2/ SAFE 2 
Gold- Clic 3/ Learn its 3/ SAFE 3 

You are of course welcome to complete all of these challenges if you wish! 

Don't forget to get somebody to test you on your spellings from last week. I am not setting any new words for the half term week but if you wish to do so, please work through the High Frequency words for Y1/2 and if need be Y3/4 which can be found on the Year 2 shared folder on HWB. 

Over half term or even throughout the rest of the summer term, you may like to work through some of the challenges below. It is important that children also have the opportunity to experience skills for life which will be very useful in the future! It would be lovely to see and hear about any of the challenges you have completed! I wonder if anybody can complete all 30!?

Have a lovely break and I look forward to seeing more of your superb learning when we commence on Monday 1 June. 

Look after yourselves!

Mrs. Hassall 

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