Today’s work is below. Remember, if you send in a scan or photograph of any of the work you’ve done at home, we can reply with our comments and add it to the website.
(Previous lessons on light are available here, under Science – optics, mirrors and light)
Today’s work can be found by following the links below.
And the foundation subject for Tuesday is RE
Year 2: Judaism
Class 2: Buddhism
Again, the children in school have been learning about Buddhism for the last three weeks, so if you want to see what they have been learning, you can find the first three lessons here:
The Humanities: Buddhism lessons are right near the top of the page.
Each day for the next two weeks we will be setting work from the Oak Academy website. This is the government’s own National Online Academy, and there is a wide range of subjects covered for each yeargroup.
If you want to scan or photograph your work and email it to email@example.com, we will email you back with our comments.
This week, in English, we will be focusing on Instructions. You can find today’s lesson by clicking on the appropriate link below.
In Maths, we are looking at fractions and using these to solve problems. Today’s lesson is below.
Finally, our foundation subject on Monday is History.
For Y2, the theme is Explorers: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-an-explorer
For Class 2, the children in school have been looking at British monarchs since 1066. This week we are learning about Edward I
You can find out more about Edward I on the BBC Bitesize website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8g86sg/articles/z77dbdm
You won’t be able to do the starter quiz, because it is based on previous lessons in the topic. If you would like to see these lessons, they are available here
Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to Humanities: Medieval Monarchs
Please find below a school update letter to parents:
Please find below a letter to all parents regarding arrangements and organisation for potential school reopening:
On the weekend of 8th – 10th May, we would have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
We can no longer join in a group celebration, but we can still commemorate the day at home.
“Mr T does History” has produced a great webpage with facts and projects for both KS1 and Ks2 children.
The BBC has materials for producing your own bunting. If you would like to make some bunting at home, and take a photo of it, we can add display those on our website.
(They also have a page where they are asking you to upload a photo of you saluting Captain Tom for presentation on his birthday. If you want to join in that, you will need to upload the photo today, as his birthday is tomorrow.)
This page will be used to showcase some of the projects that you are doing at home. If you have completed any of our challenges, or produced some work of your own, please do send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Bella for the great Earth Day project that you and your dad produced. I liked the curlew; one of the sounds I associate with Hamsterley School is the haunting cry of the curlews.
Freya has sent in a photo with her Earth Day and St. George’s Day posters on display beside her rainbow.
Will has found a very wide range of wild plants.
Ewan has been investigating Roman shields (scutum) and has made his own replica shield.
Emily and Mirren have been designed Roman shields.
They have also created Medal design’s for bravery, linked to the NHS.
Sebastian and Finn have sent in their Roman Projects.
Sebastian has added some more information to extend his project: More info from Seb!
And here is Finn’s extra information. I’m very impressed – he’s produced a really comprehensive research report.
Freya really enjoyed the VE project ideas from Mr T. She especially enjoyed finding out about her great-grandfather’s role in the RAF. She also found it interesting learning about the home front and women’s roles – especially the land girls- digging for victory and how they managed with food rations. She used her Great Grandma’s original BeRo book to bake for her celebration tea party and interviewed her Nanny who recalled being at a VE Day street party in 1945, aged 5yrs old. As you can see from the photos she really got into the spirit of things!!
Max has drawn this excellent sketch of a Roman soldier.
Max and Rory have spent some of their time learning useful life skills. I was impressed by their repurposing of an old boat into a stylish garden seat. Max learnt how to use the sewing machine to make the cushions. Well done!
We have a new moon on Friday 22nd May, and Mirren has completed her moon phase diary and moon project, The moon and space. I’m impressed by her research into the moons around other planets (and dwarf planets) in the solar system.
Emily has also been busy growing edible plants. The cress, mustard and broccoli shoots not only were an interesting science project, they also apparently tasted delicious in a sandwich.
Today (Wednesday 22nd April) is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
To celebrate Earth Day, why not look at the diversity of life around you. You can spend 15 minutes looking out of your window – how many different birds can you see. If you listen at about 6:00 PM, you can hear lots of different bird songs. Which ones are the most tuneful? How many different bird calls or bird songs can you recognise? The Woodland Trust has a useful page where you can hear samples of the most common bird songs.
If you have safe access to a garden or green area, have a look at the plants and flowers growing there. How many different species of tree can you see? Again, the Woodland Trust has a page where you can download simple guides to leaf identification or blossom and catkin identification. There will be many common wildflowers growing in your garden. This worksheet school plant hunt lists the most common, but I’m sure you will be able to see many more. The Country Life Guide to Wildflowers can help with identification – it has 43 pages, so don’t try and print this out without permission.
Finally, while you’re starting your phases of the moon chart (see yesterday’s update for details), why not see what constellations you can spot? The planet Venus is very bright in the evening sky now, and if you are lucky you might catch the tail-end of the Lyrid meteor shower.
Tomorrow is St. George’s Day, the national day of England. (The date is easily remembered – two, three, four, 23/4). ‘Mr. T does History’ has a great website with some useful home history ideas, and Mr. T has produced a video about St. George’s Day, with st georges day pdf resources for you to complete to show what you’ve learnt.
Hope everyone is keeping well! If you haven’t started yet, why not take part in our letter writing challenge.