Morning Year 2,
I hope you all had a great day yesterday.
Today we will continue our maths by reviewing bonds to 100. In Literacy we will learn about homophones (where 2 words sound the same but mean different things) and for geography we will discover the continent of Asia.
Here are today's tasks...
Practice halving on Hit the Button.
SUMMER: Week 4 Lesson 4
Complete the lesson on the White Rose hub website (see links below)
White Rose Hub initially offered all documents for free but now only offer the videos. We have subscribed as a school so we will still have access to the sheets but I will be adding these and the answer document to our class story each day as it is not a public site.
Remember, you can either print it, write the answers out or discuss them with a family member.
If your child finds the White Rose sheet fairly easy I have also attached an additional problem solving activity. As that suggests the questions are more tricky, take time and are to extend learning further. They get more difficult as you work through them. The answers are also provided to support you to review the work.
Today we will learn about homophones. This is something that we would cover in literacy and phonics. We have discussed this a little in class.
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meaning. We will learn about these and put them into practice by:
watching a video to help refresh your knowledge of homophones
completing three activities
Play the Homophones mini game on Small Town Superheroes. Use the yellow arrows to navigate to the 'Steve' section to find the 'Homophones' game.
Homophones are everywhere!
Make a list of all the homophones you can think of.
If you're struggling to think of some, you could always look through some of your favourite books at home and see how many you can spot.
Here are some to start your list off:
Watch this short video that introduces you to the story Nelly the Monster Sitter by Kes Gray.
What did you think about Nelly the Monster Sitter?
Using the following sentence starters, write your opinion of the story. Try and include lots off detail about what happened and what you thought of it.
Once you're finished, circle all the times you've used homophones.
It is important to learn about different places around the world. In our continent work last year we learned that there was a continent called Asia. Today, we will learn about Shanghai - its culture, buildings and transport including an introduction to the country of China and the wider continent of Asia.
watch an animation about Shanghai - its culture, buildings and transport
watch an animation about the Great Wall of China
watch an animation about the Dead Sea
learn a list of key words to help describe places
Complete 2 activities to build on the knowledge
Do you remember what we saw in Shanghai?
Drag the things that Freya and Mike saw in Shanghai onto the picture.
Play Pirate Bunnies: World Adventures
Are you ready for an adventure?
Hop on Captain Carrot’s ship and explore the UK and the rest of the world with the Pirate Bunnies!
You can earn treasure by completing quests.