Hello Class Two!
I am missing all of your cheeky, smiley faces and I’m counting the days down to see you all!
Please send your pictures of your learning so I can see what you have been getting up to. It’s my favourite thing to see at the moment – what adventures you have been going on and who is doing which parts of the learning set for you.
Maths Warm up Activities
This week for your main English task, I would like you to plan, deliver and evaluate a lesson you would like to teach the rest of your class.
It could be teaching your classmates how to bake something (like a cooking show), how to knit, how to make an effective den in or outdoors, it could be teaching your friends how to remember their 9 times tables, how to garden, how to look after a pet or even how to draw something following simple steps. It is completely up to you!
Some things to you will need to consider:
- How you are going to explain your lesson (video yourself teaching, write a set of instructions, draw a set of instructions, write an explanation etc.)
- What equipment will you need for your lesson?
- Have a rough idea of what you are going to say or write (maybe make a script if you are going to record yourself)
- Who will help you?
Then I would like you to send your lessons to me and if you are willing to share them on the school’s Facebook page for your classmates to see and learn from, let me know in the email.
At the end of the week you will be evaluating your lesson, what you think worked well?, what might you do next time? Your family and friends can help you with that part too, giving constructive advice.
What parts of your lesson do you think went well?
What did you like about your lesson?
What did others like about your lesson?
What would make it even better?
Good Luck and I can’t wait to see them!
J.K. Rowling has released a new book! And is letting all children read it for free!
I would like you to read this story on your own or with a family member. You might want to read a chapter a day, or more than one a day – it is completely up to you! J.K. Rowling has launched a competition that you creative bunch might want to have a go at.
Fossilisation – A fossil is the preserved remains or traces of a dead organism. The process by which a fossil is formed is called fossilisation. It’s very rare for living things to become fossilised. Usually after most animals die their bodies just rot away and nothing is left behind. However, under certain special conditions, a fossil can form. After an animal dies, the soft parts of its body decompose leaving the hard parts, like the skeleton, behind. This becomes buried by small particles of rock called sediment. As more layers of sediment build up on top, the sediment around the skeleton begins to compact and turn to rock. The bones then start to be dissolved by water seeping through the rock. Minerals in the water replace the bone, leaving a rock replica of the original bone called a fossil.
For your history this week, Mrs Waters and I would like you to find out about Mary Anning and her connection to fossils. Here is some information about who she was and why she is connected to fossils.
Here is a video you may prefer to watch to learn about Mary Anning
Task: To go outside and find a suitable rock. Can you create your own fossil on it by drawing on it with a pen. What features does a fossil have? Will it have eyes and a nose and mouth smiling? Will it have hair? I don’t think so… Think about what you have learnt to help you draw a realistic fossil.
Many of you may have or have found fossils before. Get these out and study them. Maybe have a go at drawing what you think the animal would have looked like.
PE with Mrs Waters
PSHE with Mrs Green
Have a super week of exploring and learning.
All the best,