Home Learning Activities: Week Beginning 23/3/20
Ongoing Home Learning Around the World Passport
Topic Based Activities:
Year 2 had a brilliant day today dressed up as rock stars to launch our Times Tables Rock Stars. The day began with our launch assembly where the children found out about all of the different games they can play to earn coins and improve their times table knowledge. The children were very excited about spending these coins in order to improve the look of their avatar. They were also looking forward to choosing their rock name and to making their first rock avatar.
GXXTRA Writing Workshop.
Our writing superstars went to Olton Primary School where they met Dave and Tony who read The Three Little Pigs and a chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children then watched a short video called 'Bubble' to look at how they could use speech in their writing. They then had a go at writing using speech. They learned about story structure and the importance of the order of the story so that it makes sense.
Charlie Leigh - I enjoyed it when we wrote the story about the three little pigs and when Dave read some of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to us. I learned that there are 10 rules for writing.
Jessica - I enjoyed learning how to use speech marks in my writing.
Isabella - I was nervous at first but I enjoyed meeting new people. I learned how to write a story well.
Hollie - I enjoyed writing a story about the three little pigs. I couldn't wait to get back to show it to my teacher.
Frankie - I enjoyed watching Bubble because it helped me to write using speech.
Some of Year 2's Marvellous Mathematicians attended the 'No Problem' problem solving and reasoning skills event at St Alphege Infant school this week. They had a really interesting morning investigating Magic squares, dominoes, word problems, ordering months of the year, looking at the Fibonacci pattern, discussing odd and even numbers, making smart guesses and discussing the meaning of infinity. Our pupils' behaviour and enthusiasm was excellent.
This is what they had to say after the event:
Poppy "I enjoyed finding all the different ways of making 37. Today has made me feel more confident to get on and have a go. I liked making a new friend and working things out together like Reciprocal Ruth. When I got there I felt a little nervous but then I soon felt more confident."
Jacob "I think it's helped me get quicker at maths. We can remember to use what we already know. I kept on trying to get the answers like Resilient Robbie. I felt confident to put my hand up to answer questions and to tell my partner if I thought I was right."
Bethany "I liked looking at the Fibonacci pattern. Having one of our teachers there was better as we weren't so nervous this time. I liked John and Dave and how they told us to try and have a smart guess."
Charlie "I saw someone there that I know. I liked working with my partner to solve problems"
Alana "I liked making a new friend. I enjoyed the 0s and Xs game and solving the magic square problems."
Rachel "I knew that I would be at the beginning of the months of the year line because my birthday is in January. I asked other children when their birthday is to help us all get in order."
We turned the classroom into Scutari Hospital (smell and all) and helped the children to understand exactly what it was like before Florence Nightingale and her team cleaned up the hospital. The children were shocked that the soldiers had to lie on the floor with rats and mice crawling all around them. They were disgusted by the fact that they used dirty bandages to cover wounds and none of them wanted to eat the moldy food or drink the dirty water.