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27 Mar 2020

Hello Giants!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your first week at home. It’s very strange not seeing you all, but I have loved getting updates with lots of photographs of you and lovely work from your mums and dads. Keep up the great work! I have lots more fun activities for this week, there’s plenty here to fill the week, but remember to enjoy the sunshine in your gardens and do some nice things with your family too. Keep smiling! :) 

If you haven’t been in touch yet, please drop me an email so that I can your Times Tables Rock Stars password to you!

Stay safe.

Love Miss Daniel x


1. Learning Objective: To remember what an adjective is
Complete the Adjective Quiz to help you remember what an adjective is.

If you’re confident, also complete the Adverbs Quiz.

2. Learning Objective: To spell adjectives with ‘er’ and ‘est’ correctly

Our general rules are:

- For many words you can just add ‘er’ or ‘est’ (e.g. fast, faster, fastest)

- If it ends in ‘e’, you don’t need to add another (e.g. late, later, latest)

- Letter ‘y’ is unfriendly. Switch him for an ‘i’ as he doesn’t like sitting next to ‘er’ and ‘est’ (e.g. happy, happier, happiest)

- *HARD ONE* Consonants don’t like to be lonely. If it ends in a lonely consonant next to a vowel, double the consonant first (e.g. big, bigger, biggest)

Please use these rules to copy/print then complete this spelling table.

3. Learning Objective: To write a descriptive piece independently
Have a peek at the Giant’s castle through the keyhole! If you can, register with Scholastic for free and then ‘Download for PC’ on this link so that children can actually move the keyhole around on the app and peek through! Alternatively, you can find the whole image here

Write a descriptive piece of writing about what you can see through the keyhole. A key instruction for children for descriptive writing is ‘pick an object and tell me what it’s doing’ or ‘pick an object and tell me what it’s like’. Our writing targets for this piece are:

Red (Easy): Remember all my capitals and full stops; make sentences longer with conjunctions (e.g. and, so, because, but, with, which); use interesting adjectives (describing words).
Amber (Middle): Use ‘er’ and ‘est’ words; ask questions to create mystery (e.g. Where could the giant be?); use a comma between 2 adjectives; use a range of different sentence starters.
Green (Hard):  Use paragraphs (new paragraph for a new area of the castle); use adverbs (e.g. the fire is glowing gently).

4. Extra Learning Tasks (optional)
You could write a story based upon the visit to the Giant’s castle!
If you enjoyed descriptive writing, visit Pobble for a new picture to write about every day!


1. Learning Objective: To know which coins are worth the most
Put all of the different coins in order from lowest to highest value. You can print this sheet to cut and stick, draw the coins from the sheet, or even order real life coins and take a photo! Can you write 1 or 2 sentences to say what you’ve noticed?

Key Learning
- ‘Value’ means how much money a coin gives you
- ‘p’ means ‘pence’, and £1 is the same as 100p
- The coins follow a similar order to Olympics medals: bronze, then silver, then gold is the best!

2. Learning Objective: To count amounts in pence
Complete the ‘how much money is in my jar?’ pages of these sheets. They go up in difficulty as we go along, do as far as you're confident with. If you aren’t able to print, you could copy the coins into your book or take a screenshot and annotate it on a phone/tablet.   

Key Learning
- Always start counting from the highest value coins.
- Switch your counting as you go along, e.g. for a mix of 10ps/5ps/1ps you would count in 10s, then continue in 5s, then 1s.
- Counting in 20s is like counting in 2s but 10 times bigger.
- If you’re stuck counting in 20s, count each 20p as two tens instead.

3. Learning Objective: To count amounts in pounds and pence
As above, this time with pounds included too! £ and p Worksheet

Key Learning
- For mixed coins, count the pounds first, then the pence separately.
- Remember the £ sign comes BEFORE the number.
- The easy way to record (Year 2 expectation) is, e.g. ‘£5 and 26p’
- For a challenge, record with the decimal point, e.g. £5.26

4. Learning Objective: To choose the right coins to make totals
Choose one page of this sheet (challenge yourself!) to complete by choosing the correct coins to make the amount. You can draw the coins you choose in your book instead of printing and ticking them.

Key Learning
- Start with the highest coin you can use to get close to your number then add tens until you have the correct amount of tens (e.g. for 83p, start with a 50p then add 10ps until you reach 80p).
- Then add smaller coins (e.g. 5p, 2p, 1p) until you have the right amount.
- If you’re stuck, the easiest way is to just use 10ps and 1ps!
- For mixed amounts, make the £ and the pence separately. 

5. Extra Learning Tasks (optional)
Choose an amount and find as many ways as possible to make it with different coins (draw it or use real coins!)
Play Coin Cruncher online to practise making totals!


Learning Objective: To say what is the best way to stop spreading germs
This was the last session on our Science planning for this half term and it couldn’t be any more important than it is now! Have a go at this Science experiment in your purple books. Remember, don’t look at the results until you’ve done your prediction…

Handwashing Experiment -  More information on the experiment.

Bread and Germs Experiment -  Video of the experiment.

The Importance of Soap -  Video showing the effect of soap on germs (yes children, Tom Fletcher AGAIN, hahaha!)

Optional Extra: Make a poster or a video to show people how to wash their hands correctly.


Learning Objective: To say how to protect myself from the weather
Read this information about hot and cold places in the world. Choose 2 countries with very different weather (you can choose these, or your own ideas) and say what you’d pack in a suitcase to visit each place. Make sure you pack the correct clothing and equipment you will need to protect yourself. Present your work however you like. You could draw the suitcases, print this template, or even pack real-life suitcases and take a photo!

Key Learning Points
- We must have appropriate clothing to suit the temperature.
- Think about extra items that might protect or sustain us on a long trip, e.g. sunglasses and water, or thermals and freeze-dried food.
- Think about how the local people there look after themselves.

Optional Extra: Pretend you’ve visited one of these places (do some research on what’s there!) and write a postcard back home.

And just because it’s cool… check out these 30 Freaky Facts About The Weather!


Look at the artwork ‘The Day Of The Bright Sun’ by Ted Harrison. Use this to create your own version.

For more inspiration on Ted Harrison style projects, follow this link!


Follow the tutorials on this page to learn the song about Christopher Columbus! We’ll be studying Columbus after Easter so the facts in this song will be a great starting point!


Complete at least 2 sessions from these resource areas:

Join in with Joe Wicks for PE lessons at 9am each morning on YouTube! Link: Joe Wicks PE Lessons

Choose a fun dance/movement video from Go Noodle! Go Noodle Good Energy!

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