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Home Learning wb 18.5

Home Learning wb 18.5.20


Good Morning Otters. I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend. As always, I have had a great week reading all your lovely emails and seeing all the exciting learning you have been up to. To find out this weeks home learning... scroll down!



Login to Spelling Shed where we have assigned some games for spelling list 29 – The suffixes ‘-ment’ and ‘-ness’


                                               payment      enjoyment      agreement      achievement      adjustment     

                                               darkness      rudeness         sadness          greatness           kindness



Continue to access the White Rose Home Learning resource by clicking on then selecting Year 2. Watch the short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully. Please complete the Year 2 Summer Term week 5 unit this week – multiplication sentences using the X symbol, arrays, 2X table and 5X table, and of course a Friday Maths Challenge! Please note that the activity worksheets are no longer available on the White Rose Maths Home Learning page. Remember, after watching the White Rose Maths learning video and completing the worksheet you can click on the BBC Bitesize link for more information and lesson content. (If you can’t print sheets, don’t worry - you could ask your child to orally go through answers with you or use the home learning book to record answers.) As mentioned previously, the White Rose Home Learning now runs in line with the BBC Bitesize Home Learning Page. This means that every day, there’s a learning video on the White Rose web page to watch and a link to that day’s BBC Bitesize page for more information and even more lesson content.  Also try to spend some time on Mathletics and Education City this week where activities have been assigned linked to current learning (logins in planners) plus keep practising your times tables on TT Rock Stars!



This week we would like you to write a description. If you look below, your DT task is to create your own scarecrow using things you have at home. You can either build and describe your own scarecrow or you can choose one of the pictures that are on your class page and write your description based on that.


Task 1. Make your scarecrow or choose one of the pictures we have given you.

Task 2. Complete the planning sheet attached below. Give your scarecrow a name, think about how you would describe them, what they would wear, what kind of field they live in and their favourite animal to scare!

Task 3. Write your description of the scarecrow. There is a word mat below to help you do this. Try to include the things you wrote on your plan as well as the writing features which should be included.


Can you include:

Capital letters and full stops (capital letter for a proper noun too! A specific person or place. e.g. Bob, Paris).

Correct punctuation including: exclamation marks, question marks and commas.

Descriptive language: adjectives and expanded noun phrases e.g. spiky straw; lumpy tummy; dark, piercing eyes.


Creative Time

Choose at least one to complete through the week. You can do all of the activities below if you choose. Our new topic this half term is all about growing and observing plants. Our Creative Time Subjects this week are DT and Science. Scroll down for further information …



In school this half term, we would have been making scarecrows. This week we would like you to have a go at designing and making your own scarecrow (This might take you 2 weeks to do rather than 1). You could even give them a name laugh 


Ideas (depending on what resources you have in your house and garden of course):  


  • A real life scarecrow made from broom, old shirts, old hat, straw, leaves from your garden… -
  • A mini model scarecrow made from a lolly stick or wooden spoon with card or material clothes, buttons and drawn on details.
  • A food scarecrow on a plate made from bits of toast, vegetables, fruit, crackers, noodles…
  • A collage scarecrow picture made from paper/card and felt tip details.


See DT Scarecrow Planning sheet and DT Scarecrow Example sheet in the attached resources to help you plan your ideas and have fun! Remember to send in your photos of your scarecrow for our scarecrow class gallery. 



Lesson 5
This week we will be learning about the plants that we may eat (See Science Lesson 5 What do plants need powerpoint and Science Lesson 5 activity 1 sheet. You will also need the ‘plant growth table’ from Science Lesson 3 to record your plant growth measurements for this week. If you didn’t complete it last session you will also need the ‘comparative plant growth test results’ from Lesson 4. The results of Mrs Shoesmith’s comparative test are at the start of the Lesson 5 PowerPoint in case you were unable to carry out the investigation yourselves). WARNING: This lesson's powerpoint was too large to upload in one onto the class page. Instead I have had to split into 4 separate documents. If you have any trouble accessing these please let me know. 
Lesson 6 
The final lesson we will learn how different plants grow. (See Science Lesson 6 How different plants grow powerpoint and Science Lesson 6 activity sheet 1. You will also need the ‘plant growth table’ from Lesson 3 which you have used to record your plant growth measurements each week).

Useful learning video clips from BBC Bitesize
Growing and picking orchard fruit (this clip is in the Lesson 5 PowerPoint).
Runner bean plants growing
What do plants give us?
Why do plants need water?
Remember to look at the Positive Penguins class page in the ‘Science Plants & Bulbs Investigations’ section. Mrs Shoesmith has been planting seeds at home. She has been adding weekly updates as the seeds grow!


Any questions or concerns don't hesitate to get in touch. Have a lovely week cheeky


Miss Robinson x