Curlews Week 1: 22nd Feb '21

Week 1
 
Dear parents and carers, 
 
This is the start of our new half term, Spring 2. I've attached the knowledge organiser for our science topic this half term 'Plants' along with the RWI daily phonics practice which are being uploaded onto Youtube.
 
As always, you are most welcome to message me with any questions via Class Dojo.
 
Kind regards, 
 
Miss Tagell
Week beginning: Monday 22nd February 2021
 
Monday 22nd February 2021
 
Talk for Writing
 
As always, at the beginning of a new unit, we start with a cold task to see how much progression you make over the course of the unit. 
 
You task today is to write a journey story by yourself with no help from adults. This needs to be story about a character travelling wherever you like and they can travel however you want.
 
I look forward to reading them :)
Read Write Inc
 
For phonics, you can watch the relevant video on the Ruth Miskin youtube channel - Ruth Misking training- Youtube.
 
Todays learning:
  • Set 1 - ng
  • Set 2 - oo (look at a book)
  • Set 3 - os
  • Reading longer words - ure
Phonics play have also allowed free access during the lockdown if you would like to give your child extra practice with their phonics - www.phonicsplay.co.uk
 
The login is:
Username: jan21
Password: home
Maths 
 
As we did not have time at the end of our unit last half term, we are going to start this half term with a Statistics assessment to see how much you learnt over the unit. Please allow your child to complete this on their own so we can see how much progress they made and what we will need to work on again in future lessons.
Guided reading
 
This week we are starting a new text called 'The mud maid'. Todays focus is: Predicting Pip.
 
All of these resources will be uploaded onto Microsoft teams daily for your child to complete on there. 
 
If you are having difficulties accessing this, please send me a message on Class Dojo.
Topic
 
This half term our topic is called 'Sowing and Growing'. This topic links nicely with our science topic all about plants. 
 
Lead question: How have plants inspired other artists?
 
Today we are going to have a look at two different pieces of art - Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers and  Yvonne Coomer's All is full of love. 
 
After you've had a good look at the pictures complete the analysis grid explaining what you like. This work will be uploaded onto Microsoft teams. Please allow your child to complete the work on there please.
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
 
Talk for Writing
 
Today we are going to be looking at our new text for our Talk for Writing - The Giant.
 
Please read through the text with your child and then create actions to help them remember the story.
Read Write Inc
 
For phonics, you can watch the relevant video on the Ruth Miskin youtube channel - Ruth Misking training- Youtube.
 
Todays learning:
  • Set 1 - nk
  • Set 2 - ar
  • Set 3 - ew
  • Reading longer words - ee/ea
Phonics play have also allowed free access during the lockdown if you would like to give your child extra practice with their phonics - www.phonicsplay.co.uk
 
The login is:
Username: jan21
Password: home
Maths
 
To start today's lesson please allow your child 2 minutes to complete the rapid recall sheet which is uploaded underneath. This task will allow your child to get faster answering times tables questions. 
 
For today's maths lesson, we will be looking at 'Recognising 2D and 3D shapes'. Please find the learning video here if you missed our Teams live lesson this morning - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-7-geometry-properties-of-shapes/
 
The answers to today's questions are at the end of todays powerpoint. I have also uploaded extra questions if your child would like to work some more of their shapes.
Guided reading
 
Today we are continuing looking at 'The mud maid'. Todays focus is: Rex Retriever.
 
All of these resources will be uploaded onto Microsoft teams daily for your child to complete on there. 
 
If you are having difficulties accessing this, please send me a message on Class Dojo.
Handwriting
 
This week our handwriting focus is the letter p. This letter should be lower than all other letters and the descender should go down past the letters.
 
I've attached three posters at the start of the documents to help your adults at home make sure you are sitting correctly and holding the pencil correctly to make sure we get the best handwriting. (These will be attached for every handwriting sessions). 
 
Then you have a range of handwriting activities. There is the main activity and two extra practices if you would like more practice.
Wednesday 24th February 2021
 
Talk for Writing
 
Today we are going to be continuing practicing our new text. Please re-read the story again with your child. 
 
Todays task is to complete a story map for our new text, remember this is a sequence of pictures to help us retell the story.
Read Write Inc
 
For phonics, you can watch the relevant video on the Ruth Miskin youtube channel - Ruth Misking training- Youtube.
 
Todays learning:
  • Set 1 - m
  • Set 2 - or
  • Set 3 - ire
  • Reading longer words - oy/oi
Phonics play have also allowed free access during the lockdown if you would like to give your child extra practice with their phonics - www.phonicsplay.co.uk
 
The login is:
Username: jan21
Password: home
Maths
 
To start today's lesson please allow your child 2 minutes to complete the rapid recall sheet which is uploaded underneath. This task will allow your child to get faster answering times tables questions. 
 
For today's maths lesson, we will be looking at 'Count sides on 2D shapes'. Please find the learning video here if you missed our Teams live lesson this morning - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-7-geometry-properties-of-shapes/
 
The answers to today's questions are at the end of todays powerpoint. I have also uploaded extra questions if your child would like to work some more of their shapes.
Guided reading
 
Today we are continuing looking at 'The mud maid'. Todays focus is: Vocab Victor.
 
All of these resources will be uploaded onto Microsoft teams daily for your child to complete on there. 
 
If you are having difficulties accessing this, please send me a message on Class Dojo.
Science
 
Today is our first lesson of our new science topic 'Plants'. 
 
First, I would like you to make a mindmap all about everything you already know about plants, we will add to this over the course of the unit. At the end we will have a full mindmap full of everything we know about plants! 
 
I would like you to then go through the powerpoint - click here to view.
 
Then have a go at the question about what plants need in order to grow - there are two sheets (easier and harder). Assess how much your child has understood during the powerpoint.
 
Is there any new knowledge you can add to your mindmap?
Thursday 25th February 2021
 
Talk for Writing
 
Please re-read 'The Giant' story again with your child. Today we are going to be focusing on words that we would like to magpie for our own journey stories in a couple of weeks. Make a list of words that you really like and then write a definition next to them aswell.
 
Please allow your child to complete this work on Microsoft Teams. 
Read Write Inc
 
For phonics, you can watch the relevant video on the Ruth Miskin youtube channel - Ruth Misking training- Youtube.
 
Todays learning:
  • Set 1 - a
  • Set 2 - oai
  • Set 3 - ear
  • Reading longer words - ay/a-e/ai
Phonics play have also allowed free access during the lockdown if you would like to give your child extra practice with their phonics - www.phonicsplay.co.uk
 
The login is:
Username: jan21
Password: home
Maths
 
To start today's lesson please allow your child 2 minutes to complete the rapid recall sheet which is uploaded underneath. This task will allow your child to get faster answering times tables questions. 
 
For today's maths lesson, we will be looking at 'Count vertices on 2D shapes'. Please find the learning video here if you missed our Teams live lesson this morning - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-7-geometry-properties-of-shapes/
 
Guided reading
 
Today we are continuing looking at 'The mud maid'. Todays focus is: Inference Iggy.
 
All of these resources will be uploaded onto Microsoft teams daily for your child to complete on there. 
 
If you are having difficulties accessing this, please send me a message on Class Dojo.
RE
 
Who are some of our Cornish Saints?
 
Do you already know some of our Cornish Saints? It's okay if you do not know any. 
 
Saint Piran is probably our most famous Cornish Saint but we will look into him more next week. This week we are going to be looking at three other Cornish Saints (Saint Neot, Saint Petroc and Saint Samson).
 
Go through the powerpoint with your child, and then your child needs to match the picture to two of the facts that we learnt today.  
Friday 26th February 2021
 
Talk for Writing
 
We have had three sessions focusing on learning our new story, so you should be experts by now! 
 
Today you have an option of two different activities. We are going to be focusing on sequencing the story. 
 
Easier - You will have to order the pictures in the order they occurred in the story and explain to your grownups at home the correct order.
 
Harder - Order some sentences in the order they occurred in the story and explain to your grownups at home the correct order.
Read Write Inc
 
For phonics, you can watch the relevant video on the Ruth Miskin youtube channel - Ruth Misking training- Youtube.
 
Todays learning:
  • Set 1 - s
  • Set 2 - ir
  • Set 3 - ure
  • Reading longer words - igh/i-e
Phonics play have also allowed free access during the lockdown if you would like to give your child extra practice with their phonics - www.phonicsplay.co.uk
 
The login is:
Username: jan21
Password: home
Maths
 
To start today's lesson please allow your child 2 minutes to complete the rapid recall sheet which is uploaded underneath. This task will allow your child to get faster answering times tables questions. 
 
For today's maths lesson, we will be looking at 'Draw 2D shapes'. Please find the learning video here if you missed our Teams live lesson this morning - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-7-geometry-properties-of-shapes/