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THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGES

Year 2, here are your challenges for this week.

For each challenge you complete, take pictures to show you've completed it and add it to our blog.  You can access the challenges on the relevant pages on the class page. 10 j2stars are available!

W/C 13th July 2020

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

RE

Go through the RE PowerPoint (and cartoon) about Refugees. Write a prayer focusing on the theme of refugees.

Art

Watchthe Oak Academy lesson on Frank Bowling to see how his paintings are created. I then would like you to create your own blending picture using the techniques described in the lesson. 

 

Outdoor Learning

Hapa Zome  (Japanese word) meaning 'leaf dye' and is given to the process of getting the natural colour from leaves and flowers onto a piece of cotton. 

History

After viewing the PowerPoint about how the Roman's influenced Britain and watching the cartoon, write a report on how they changed the country.

English

 

Complete the 'Spread my wings from Year 2 to Year 3' document to share with your new class teacher.

 

 

I'd also love you to have a go at the Science egg spinning experiment.

 

Maths this week is to do all the White Rose sessions I'm planning and I'll give extra j2stars after Thursday night once the four days worth are completed (There are only four sessions a week).

 

Don't forget the Big Maths too!

 

PREVIOUS WEEK

W/C 6th July 2020

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

RE

Go through the RE PowerPoint about St Peter being rescued from an angel in prison. Complete the comprehension work on the Bible story and then colour the picture reflecting on what it tells us about God.

 

Art

Look at the PowerPoint on Pablo Picasso. The  reproduce your own version of  'When Picasso met Mootise.'  

 

There are extra j2stars for creating a top 5 facts about Picasso from the powerPoint!

Outdoor Activity

Follow the instructions to collect and make a leaf and flower necklace.

History

After viewing the PowerPoint about why Hadrian's wall was built, complete the activity sheet. Draw a picture of the Picts and explain about them then draw Hadrian's Wall and explain what it was in Roman Times.

English

Read the story about 'Staying Home' by Sally Nicholls.

I'd like you to then write your own version of the story based on your experience of staying at home. 

(See weekly writing challenge for ideas).

 

I'd also love you to have a go at the Science penny in a cola experiment! Take pictures before and then after it's been left for a night. It'll surprise you! 

 

Maths this week is to do all the White Rose sessions I'm planning and I'll give extra j2stars after Thursday night once the four days worth are completed (There are only four sessions a week).

 

W/C 29th June 2020

For each challenge completed, you'll receive 10 J2 Stars. 

To find the details look under the correct tab in the creative afternoon session tabs.

Let's see who's up for the challenge!

 

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

RE

Go through the RE PowerPoint about the conversion of St Paul and write a letter (as him) to explain what happened on the road to Damascus

Art

This week I want you to watch the

Oak Academy lesson and to do your

own version of William Morris natural patterns.

You can use paints or felt tips.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-repeated-patterns-4ae78a/activities/1 

Outdoor Activity

There are two activities.

The first is that you make your own natural paintbrush. The second is that you use the paintbrush to do a leaf/flower collage. 

History

Look at the Roman's PowerPoint and then name the modern day cities from the Roman names.

 

English

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin  https://safeyoutube.net/w/eNh8

Listen to the story and then summarise the story in five events. You can do this through choosing to either write five paragraphs, draw five pictures (with an explanation) or write five verses of a poem.

 

There are also extra j2stars available for doing the Science water vortex experiment and the Maths Arithmetic. 
 

W/C 22nd June 2020

For each challenge completed, you'll receive 10 J2 Stars. 

Let's see who's up for the challenge!

 

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 4

Art

This week I want you to watch the

Oak Academy lesson and to do your

own version of O'Keefe's flower (or sky) picture.

You can use paints or felt tips.

https://classroom.thenational.academy

/lessons/to-investigate-warm-and-cool-colours-04a169

English

Watch the cartoon called

'Bridges'. I want you to write

your own version of the story including the moral of the tale.

https://www.literacyshed.com

/the-bridge.html

Science

Expanding Gases experiment

 

Look at the way the baloon changes when the bottle moves between cold and warm water. Write down what you notice.

(See the Science tab for the details).

Outdoor Activity

 

 I would like you to go on a nature walk and identify the birds that are about. Using the sheet say how many of each bird you saw and where they were found. There is a follow up activity to look evaluate the most popular bird that was seen.

(Outdoor Activity tab is where the sheets are).

Maths

 

1. Big Maths for this week.

 

2. Pirates mosaic times table challenge and the Butterfly symmetry challenge. 

 

 

W/C 15th June 2020

For each challenge completed, you'll receive 10 J2 Stars. 

Let's see who's up for the challenge!

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

Art

This week I want you to watch the

Oak Academy lesson and to do your

own version of Kadinsky's circles picture. You can use paints or felt

tips.

https://classroom.

thenational.academy/

lessons/to-explore-tints-and-shades-ae6dfb/activities/1

 

English

Watch the Disney short “La Luna” . I want you to write a short diary entry about the star crashing into the moon.    https://safeyoutube.net/w/68l6

 

Science

Which chocolate melts the quickest? 
 
Place some white chocolate buttons and some milk chocolate buttons on a plate and leave them in the sunshine.  
 
Which one do you think will melt first? Are there other chocolate you could test? Can you solidify the chocolate so you can eat it? 
 
https://bit.ly/36zMB9Hf 

 

 

Outdoor Activity

 

Now that the trees are in full bloom I would like you to go on a nature walk and see how many of these leaves you can find. Then I want you to do a crayon rubbing of the leaf and create a poster. Look at the Outdoor tab for the leaf identification sheet to help you.

Maths

 

To complete the Oak National Academy

lesson today on adding using column addition.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/

lessons/adding-two-2-digit-numbers-using-the-column-method

 

 

 

PREVIOUS WEEK

W/C Monday 8th June

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

Art

Origami 
Try making an origami animal following instructions online from 

https://www.origamiway.com/origami-animals.shtml

You could make a few animals. The cat and dog are the easiest!

English

 

 ‚ÄčEvery Bunny Dance‚Äč as a newspaper report.

Use the information in the English Daily Tasks tab to find the link to the musical story.

Science

Have a go at the balloon kebab challenge in the Science tab.  Write down what you found out during the experiment.

Maths

To complete your Big Maths Challenge for this week. I am hoping to get more of you promoted!

Outdoor Symphony

 This activity encourages you to listen to everything going on outside of your window and to think about different ways of recreating and recording the symphony of sounds you can hear. Look at the Outdoor tab for guidance.

 

W/C Monday 1st June

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

Art

Make a Pentecost windmill using the resource in the Pentecost tab. The colourful the better.

 

Science

Ping Pong Ball Challenge from the Science tab. Write a description of the experiment and draw a diagram.

Maths

To solve the word problems on litres in the Oak National Academy (Wednesday) work.

 

Outdoor

 

To complete the scavenger hunt using the sheet in the outdoor learning tab.

English

 

Write a Haiku poem based on the theme of Pentecost. Use the Oak National Academy resources (Thursday and Friday) to support.

 

J2Stars will still be given for any work that is put on the blog from previous weeks that you do. This is to encourage you to do any of the tasks you may have missed.

W/C Monday 18th May

 

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

Art

Paint the heart of kindness and write the acts you are going to do this week.

English

 

Write a story about a random act of kindness. Use the template in the English Daily Challenge Section to structure your story.

 

 

Science

 

Make a volcano and write up the experiment. Pictures would be great too.

RE

Look at all the information on the Ascension (all under the Ascension tab) and write a newspaper report as if you were there.

 

Maths

 

Complete the work on the two lessons on equivalent fractions from the Oak National College. 

w/c 11th May 2020

 

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

 

History

Watch the Florence Nightingale timeline powerpoint (in the Florence icon) and complete the timeline activity related to Florence.

 

Art

Go to the Art activity and follow the instructions to draw Florence Nightingale.

 

 

Maths

Using the Oak Academy do the fractions work on halves, quarters and thirds of shapes.

Science

Using the Oak Academy Friday lesson make insects using outdoor materials. Write a description of the insect. Use the internet to find out about what its habitat is, what it eats and the different types.

English

Create a fact file about Florence Nightingale using all the information from the Power Points and reading activities.

 

w/c  4th May  2020.

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

English challenge - to read the Firework Daughter's information (Oak National Academy)  and write a story review.

Art challenge - draw a Tommy Soldier for the 75th DDay landings anniversary. Put it in your window for Friday.

Science Challenge -

Go on a minibeast hunt. Draw and label the insects that you see.

Maths Challenge- To create patterns with rotations using the Wednesday lesson from the Oak National Academy.   History challenge - Learn about Emmeline Pankhurst and her famous life with the suffragets. Create a fact sile poster.

 

 

 

Challenges for w/c 20th April 2020

 

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5

Dance challenge - can you learn the Strictly Dance ready for 'One Big Night In' on Thursday evening.

Visit the website to learn each of the sections for the dance on Thursday night.  Click here.

Art challenge - draw 'Kevin'

Earth Day

Complete the Earth day challenge set on Wednesday

Captain Tom Moore challenge - See Below Active challenge - Fancy Dress Friday with Joe Wicks

 

Captain Tom Moore Challenge

Challenges for w/c 13th April

 

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4
Science challenge - egg experiment Outdoor challenge - rainbow scavenger hunt Art challenge - draw 'Fred Bear' Dance challenge - complete an Oti Mabuse dance class

Challenges for w/c 6th April 2020

 

CHALLENGE 1: 'THE MAZE CHALLENGE'.

 

Yesterday, my sister set the children the task of completing a maze that they had drawn out in the garden.  Millie and Jacob had to work together to complete the maze and then drew out their own maze for my sister and brother in law to complete.  It took a while, made them think and work as a team but was certainly a great activity to do out in the sun.  You can draw it out in chalk in your back garden.  Why not ask your parents if they'll do one for you and then you can have a go too!  Don't forget to take lots of pictures. 

Click here to visit the website that this idea was discovered on.  

 

CHALLENGE 2: HOLY WEEK DRAMA

Can you recreate any of the stories from Holy Week in the form of a little drama?  Think about how you could do this with your family, take pictures or even a video and post it on the blog.  You've got Palm Sunday, Last Supper and the Washing of the Feet but to name a few.  See how creative you can be.

 

CHALLENGE 3: GOOD FRIDAY ARTWORK

Good Friday is a day where we can reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus.  Take the time to reflect on this important day and create some artwork to show how this changed our lives.

 

CHALLENGE 4: AN EASTER PRAYER

Can you write your own prayer for Easter Sunday?  Think about how important this magnificent event is and use this to write your own prayer.

 

CHALLENGE 5: FANCY DRESS FRIDAY

Take part in Joe Wicks' workout tomorrow morning and get dressed in Fancy Dress again.  Can you wear a different costume to last week though?

Holy Week Challenges

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