Do you want to help your children to use phonics in their reading? Are you unsure of the correct way to pronounce some of the sounds? Then these short films will really help.
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This week we made Victorian Peg Dolls.
First we designed our dolls. We thought carefully about the clothes that they would wear.
Next we made our dolls following the instructions that we had. We looked at our designs as we choose our fabric and decorated our dolls.
When we had finished we compared our dolls to our designs to evaluate them. Think about your doll. What did you do well? What would you do differently next time?
Finally, we wrote the instructions so someone else would be able to make a doll just like ours.
Can you remember the instructions? What materials did you use? Tell the instructions to someone at home.
In Phonics we have really been enjoying playing this game. You might want to play it yourself at home.
When you click on the link, you need to make sure you click on Year 2. Then you can practice tricky words.
In 6F, we have been finding fun ways to learn this week’s spelling!
Padma learns tricky spellings by creating a mnemonic.
What helps you to learn spellings?
We have had a busy half term in Year 2. We have been computer programmers, scientists, story writers and mathematicians.
Over the half term holidays you could practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. How many times table questions can you answer in 2 minutes?
You can also practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s forwards and backwards.
We have read some great stories by Julia Donaldson, our author focus. You might want to visit the library to read other stories she has written or to read books by other authors. Don’t forget to read every day to an adult at home.
We have been learning to play ‘Snakes and Ladders’.
Can you teach someone at home how to play. Everyone will bring home their own board which you could use! All you need is a dice and some counters!
Yesterday we looked at the effect that wind has on objects. We talked about washing on the line, fallen leaves and umbrellas. Can you remember what the wind can do to these items? Can you think of other examples of what the wind does?
To look at the strength and direction of the wind we created our own windsocks.
Today in Science we blew bubbles to see what the wind would do to them.
What do you notice happened to the bubbles?
Next it was time to test our windsoocks. We each took our windsocks outside, held them very tight and waited for the wind to blow.
There wasn’t a lot of wind this afternoon so we had to be quite patient, but when we were in the breeze we could see the streamers at the bottom of the windsock blowing. If my streamers were blowing fast what does that show?