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Monday 18th May

Good morning to you all,


I hope you and your families are all well and that you have had a good weekend. It's the start of another week of home learning! Over the last few weeks you have been doing lots of fun activities focusing on flight. It's been great to see all your work via email and the blog, thank you. This week we are focusing our learning on boats, before we dive into the sea (after the holidays) to learn about Dougal the Deep Sea Diver!


The plan for today:


Phonics and reading

Please complete the reading and spelling parts of the Read, Write Inc lessons. 


10am – watch live Set 2 Speed Sounds lesson. Today's sound is oo (look at a book).


10.30am - watch live Set 3 Speed Sounds lesson. Today's sound is ew (chew the stew).


Use the link to access the live Speed Sound lessons:


I would then like you to choose a Read, Write Inc. book to read. Either read Jam Tarts or Horses. These books aren't linked to topic this week but it is important to carry on reading books which match the phonic level of each child. If you find this book is too challenging consider reading a Purple or Pink level book or if you need more challenge consider reading a Yellow or Blue level book but please choose a book from the Read, Write Inc series. Remember that this is the first read so lots of sounding out to read the words is expected. A range of books can be found on the Oxford Owl website and you can search by series. 







Book choices

If you would like to find out about some different types of boats then there's a link for an ebook you may find interesting (no log in needed!). The book is called Big Boats! Read this on your own or with help from someone in your family. 
I thought you also might enjoy a story about a boat so I have included a video of the story the Journey. You can watch me retelling the story by following the link to the Year 2 page (dated 18th May) and there's also a YouTube link so you can see the story being told as a song.



It's Monday, which means its time to have a little spelling test and start learning some new spellings! Please test your child on last weeks' spellings and set them a new set of spellings for this week. Remember to carry on practising any spellings your child struggled with previously. If you want your child to have an extra challenge use the words from the spelling lists in sentences.



Today's you are starting a new unit in maths focusing on fractions. The first lesson's objective is making halves. Use the PowerPoint presentation lesson 1 to learn about making halves. Use the sheets to learn about splitting objects in half and discuss the following questions:

What is a half?

How can you recognise a half?
Can you split this in half?

Is there more than one way to split this in half?
How else could we split it in half?

How can we check we have split the shape correctly?
Can we use a line to split this shape in half?

How many equal parts does this shape have?


There's also an activity which you can complete called 'Halving Shapes'. 





Please look at the Topic star to choose an activity to complete this afternoon. There is a range of tasks to choose from, including making origami boats! Have fun! smiley