Good Morning Primary 2!
Hello!! It’s Mrs Kendall here. How are you all today? Did you have a nice weekend? It was gorgeous weather on Saturday so we went for a cycle to Beecraigs Country Park. We found a stunt track that Robbie and Katherine had fun on. I was too scared to go on it though! Please share what you did at the weekend by leaving a comment for me. I love to hear what you have been up to.
Did any of you do anything special to celebrate VE day? I loved the leaflets that were sent in and that Miss Hunter showed on the blog on Friday. What a good idea to give them out to people in Kirknewton!
Today we are going to learn about Nouns. A noun is a special type of word. It is a naming word. Everything that you can see or touch is noun. Naomi Noun is going to help explain to you what a noun is. Have a look at the powerpoint below with an adult (click on the red words below, not the picture).
Use your hands to pretend you have a camera. Now pretend to take pictures of some things around the house or garden (parents can give child their mobile phone to take some pics if they wish, then delete when done). Talk about all the things you have taken a picture of. These are all NOUNS!
Please complete this noun hunt below. You can use your cameras for people and things. If you can’t print the sheet just do it in your jotter.
Oranges and Apples
Please continue working through the Bug Club books this week. As said before, there are new books waiting for you all so keep reading and collecting books in ‘My Library’. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Have any of you had a chance to look at Oxford owls yet? I hope so! There are some fantastic books there for you to enjoy and to challenge you!! https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Struggling with grammar, punctuation or spelling? The Karate Cats are here to help! Here is a link to a game from BBC Bitesize which will help you improve your literacy skills. Have a go!!
Bananas and Pears
I would also like you to continue reading your Bug Club books this week. Remember that once you finish the ones that are available, that means you are ready to begin a new level and I will allocate you more books. I hope that you are enjoying them. It’s great to see so many of you reading the books I have allocated and answering the questions correctly!
Here is a game for you that I think you will love. It’s called Poop Deck Pirates! You must click on the coin and read the word then choose whether it is a real word or a fake word. If it is real it goes into the treasure chest.
Choose 2 sounds from Phase 3…….you choose, then you can try it again choosing two different sounds.
We are all going to start with a Jack Hartman video to get us moving and thinking. Today we are counting backwards from 100 by 1’s. Shout out the numbers as you count backwards!
- You parents must choose a random number between 1 and 100. Count backwards from that number until your parents shout STOP!!! Try this a few times. Think carefully as you count past a decade number!
- Now I would like you to think of numbers BEFORE and AFTER a given number. Parents choose a number between 1 and 100. Child to say number Before or after. Try a lots of times.
Here are some reinforcement worksheets to print off if you wish to do some consolidation. Please do it in the blue jotter if easier.
This was posted last week but I would like to revise it again for those who may not have done it or need consolidation. There is an extension task included at the end for this week.
Here is a power point which will remind you of what an array is. We spent some time looking at arrays in school so you should remember quickly!
Please use the counters on the link below to make arrays for some of the following numbers:
15 21 16 12 30 8
Use the link above for the next task.
- Parents, show one row of an array of 20 (4×5) eg. 4 (dots from above link). Decide how many columns will be needed. Ask the child eg. There are 5 columns. How many dots altogether? Please encourage them to skip count when figuring out the answer where possible.The child can check by placing out the array. Repeat for 4×2, 4×3, 6×5 and so on.
Further Extension for this week
- Try the opposite way, Say There are 20 dots altogether, show one row of 4. Ask the child How Many Columns are there? Do similar other arrays (12(6×2), 18(8×3), 12(3×4) and so on).
Today’s game for everyone is a roll the dice game. You can choose if you want to add, take-away or multiply.
Today we are thinking about Dissolving. When something dissolves, it disappears in water to make a solution. These substances are called soluble substances. Substances that don’t dissolve in water are called insoluble substances. This video below explains everything!
Today I would like you to do some little experiments. Find some substances from your kitchen and put them in warm water. Do they dissolve?
Record your findings in your jotter under the headings Soluble and Insoluble
That’s all for me today. There is plenty for you to be getting on with! Remember, do as much or as little as you feel necessary. I thought you’d like this picture of a little red squirrel in Spring. Take care everyone and have a lovely day.