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03 Mar 2021

Please find below a selection of work for week commencing Monday 8th March if you are unable to be in school due to self-isolation or other Covid-19 related reasons:

** PLEASE NOTE - This is only work for children who are off school, which mirrors what we are completing in class. This is not the homework for the week - no homework until after Easter! **



Use Oxford Owl to access reading books at your child's book band: 

Oxford Owl e-Book Library   (You will need to register for a free account)


Continue to follow your child's current programme for Phonics learning:

Set 2 Lessons-  Read Write Inc - Features daily videos on a new sound.

Set 3 Sounds - Read Write Inc - Features daily videos on a new sound

Read Longer Words - Read Write Inc - The next step from Set 3, applying our knowledge of sounds to work out longer words.

Investigating Alternative Spellings - PhonicsPlay - Scroll down to Phase 5c and work through the 'Investigating Alternative Spellings' activities at your own pace. I'd recommend one activity per day e.g. a Phoneme Spotter one day, Word Sort the next day, Best Bet the next day. You can log in for free at the moment using the username and password on the PhonicsPlay homepage.

Phase 6 Spelling Rules - PhonicsPlay - These games allow practice of the more complex spelling rules for Year 2, and are the next step from the Alternative Spellings work. You can go through these games at your own pace. 



This week, we are continuing with our poetry work - exploring poetry that is structured differently to The Magic Box.

Task 1 - LO: Understand the key features of a shape poem   
Here are some shape poems about the weather. Read the poems carefully out loud - try to read it with expression! When you're done, have a go at answering the questions on the last page to help you think about the poems a bit more deeply. They get harder as they go along so do as many as you're confident with :)

Task 2 - LO: Plan a shape poem based on the weather 
Remember the 3 features we learned last week to make our poetry exciting: noun phrases, alliteration and onomatopoeia. Your task today is to choose one type of weather (e.g. sunshine) then write a list of as many adjectives as you can think of to describe it (e.g. bright, hot, blazing). This website might help you think of words. When you've done this, use your words to try to think of some examples of noun phrases, alliteration and onomatopoeia that you could use in your poem. Remember:

- Noun phrases: adjectives with a noun, e.g. blazing, hot sun.
- Onomatopoeia: 'soumd words' e.g. pattering of the rain, whooshing of the wind.
- Alliteration: using many words starting with same sound, e.g. sun shining softly on the shore.


Task 3 - LO: Write a shape poem based on the weather 
Choose a template or make your own by drawing your weather symbol nice and big. Try to make sure you use: 

- Long and short sentences for effect
- Lots of good noun phrases (remember to put a comma between adjectives)
- Alliteration (words that start with the same letter)
- Onomatopoeia (sound words)



This week, we're moving onto looking at 3D shapes. We'll learn how to count their features accurately and begin to learn some key facts about what features common 3D shapes have. 

Task 1  - LO: To count faces on 3D shapes
Video    Worksheet      Answers

Task 2  - LO: To count edges on 3D shapes
Video    Worksheet      Answers

Task 3  - LO: To count vertices on 3D shapes

Video    Worksheet      Answers


Wider Curriculum: Geography

LO: To use weather vocabulary and data to create a useful weather forecast

We've been looking at how people use weather data to help them to make decisions; the job of a weather forecast is to help people make their decisions by giving them data and advice. You can watch a weather forecast on BBC Weather to see an example. It usually follows this pattern:

1. Gives you the data, e.g. "In Harrogate tomorrow it's going to be 7 degrees with a wind speed of 10 miles per hour."
2. Explains what the data means, e.g. "So it's going to be a little chilly and breezy if you're out and about."
3. Gives you some advice, e.g. "Make sure you wrap up warm and be careful on your feet!"

Task: Use Google Weather Forecast to find out the weather forecast for Harrogate for the rest of this week. Look at the data for temperature, wind speed and precipitation (rain or snow). Use this information to write a weather forecast for the next few days, following the pattern: Data, Explain, Advice. 


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