Happy Monday everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely half term and spent lots of time in the sunshine eating ice creams, I know I did!
Miss Westerby xx
We are now in the month of June! Can you practice writing the months of the year? Remember they need to begin with a capital letter which remains separate to the rest of the letters.
Have a go at exploring how to collect and interpret data! We have previously in Year 2 explored tally charts, block diagrams and bar charts. Remember to identify and read scales carefully when interpreting the data and answering the questions below.
Which is the most common colour?
Which is the least common colour?
How many more yellow sweets are there than purple sweets?
How many sweets are in the packet altogether?
A Bar chart to show children’s favourite fruit
A Pictogram to show the number of Class pets.
A pictogram is very similar to a block diagram however instead of plain coloured blocks they are replaced by images!
If a whole picture represents 2 children, then half a picture must equal 1 child!
Can you collect and represent data at home? You could create tally charts about people in your household’s favourite foods, animals, colours and perhaps speak with other family members to gather more data. The data you collect can then be presented as a block diagram/pictogram. I’ve attached documents to support this below..
For Literacy this week we will be exploring the text ‘Beegu’ written by author Alexis Deacon. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the text at home as we will be posting images needed for activities on the blog and will reveal a link so you can listen to the whole text online at the end of the week.
Today we will be exploring the first page of the text today, have a look below and answer the questions verbally.
What do you notice in the picture?
What do you think has happened?
Does the picture remind you of anything that you have seen before?
What do you notice about the character in the picture?
What kind of character do you think she will be? Why?
Where do you think Beegu was supposed to be? What do you think might happen next?
Read aloud the words on the page again, ‘Beegu was not supposed to be here. She was lost.’ Can you try to imagine the world where Beegu comes from?
What do you think it would look like?
What would the sky look like?
What would the landscape be like?
Do you think Beegu would blend into her environment or stand out as she does on Earth? Why? What might you see on her planet?
What might you hear?
What colours would there be?
Draw Beegu’s home using whatever you have to hand and whatever tools and materials you would like. Maybe other people in your family want to draw what they imagine too.
Remember, everyone has their own ideas and imagines things their own way. This is a good thing!
Have a look at the images below for inspiration:
Once you have drawn your picture write some sentences about your planet using the guide questions above to help you. You can also drawn upon the five senses to inform your writing to (sight, smell, taste, sounds and touch)
Can you use a range of punctuation (e.g. ! . , and ?) in your sentences?
I know you will have a fantastic imagination and create some unique and unusual planets so please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can post your work on our class blog for your friends to see.