Monday 4th May 2020
Hello everybody, this week is a shorter week of home learning because we have a special Bank Holiday on the Friday. Do you know why we have this day, this year?
Did you see Mrs Bamford's Newsletter this week for our virtual celebration assembly?
Well done Jonah and Olivia!
This week we are going to practise our skill of subtraction. It has been a while since we have focused on this skill so today we are going to practise methods we have used before and make sure we have the quick mental basics, like finding 10 more and 10 less than a number quickly.
Below is a 100 square which you might like to download to help you this week. However we will be practising and learning some written methods to help us so that we can move away from relying on the 100 square.
Below is a grid. Can you find 10 more (+10) of the top row and 10 less (-10) of the bottom row? You can record them in your book as a number sentence like 61 + 10 = 71 or as 10 more than 61 is 71.
Try not to use your fingers - this is one way but it is not the most efficient way and in Year 2 we learn about lots of different methods and which ones work best. If you need to look on the hundred square to help you, you can but again do not count on or back. Think about what we know - if we find the number on a 100 square we know the number above that square will be 10 less and below 10 more. ? = a number on a 100 square
Really we need to be able to look at or visualise a number and think about what is actually happening. If I am adding a ten, the ones number is not going to change and only the tens number is going to increase by one for one ten.
E.G 10 more than 36 is 46 only the blue, tens number has changed the red ones number has not changed.
If you have used your hundred square to help you today, that's fine but maybe come back to this page later in the week and try without using your 100 square or ask a family member to give you a 2 digit number to quickly find 10 more or less than.
CHALLENGE - Now I know that many of you would have whizzed though that, but remember I said that we were just warming up again, more to follow this week!
However if you fancy a challenge see if you can complete the challenge below.
I'm not going to explain it, that's part of the challenge!
This week in English are going to look at some non-fiction. Remember non fiction is true factual information.
Last week we looked at the character of the Wolf from the story, Little Red. But how do real wolves behave in the wild? Where do they live, what's their habitat? What different species are there? How do they look after their young? This week will find the answers to these questions and lots more too!
To start the week off I would like you to read the report about wolves and practise finding information in a text to answer the questions. Don't forget to use full sentences in your answers, cursive handwriting and full stops and capital letters. There are two versions to choose from depending on your reading ability.
The two versions are;
Version 1 - a shorter version - if you are on green, orange, turquoise or purple book band this should be right for you.
Version 2 - a longer version with different questions - if you are on gold, white or lime book band this should be right for you.
Topic/Theme - Art
Today we are going to meet another artist. Do you remember in Shakespeare Week we created a piece of art work inspired by Any Warhol. Well today we are going to be inspired by another Andy, Andy Goldsworthy. This artist fits in really nicely with our out and about topic of 'Terrific Tanworth' and our science topic.
Today I am going to set you some challenges to complete that will get you thinking like Andy Goldsworthy. Later this half term we will create some art work like Andy but today I want you to learn about the thoughts and skills behind his masterpieces. Every material he chooses and places down has a purpose!
You can complete as many challenges as you can, there are lots to choose from, 16 in total. Take some photographs and record what you have created. Remember we are not creating finished master pieces just yet but of course you can experiment if you want to, have fun!