Today's learning is from BBC Bitesize. All of the learning, videos and activities can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons.
Today's focus is to be able to plan and write your own amazing story. Start by reading through the 'Learn' section and watch the short videos.
Activity 1: Author quiz
Try the short quiz below to see if you know what an author does.
Activity 2: Creating a story plan
It's important to have a story plan that you follow when writing a story. You're going to create a plan to help with writing your own story.
On a piece of paper draw a grid like the one below and complete it.
|Story Title||Characters||Story Setting||What Will Happen In Your Story?||
How Will The Story End?
|- - - - - -||- - - - - -||- - - - - -||- - - - - -||- - - - - -|
Activity 3: Let's become an author!
Now that you've planned your story, you are ready to write.
Before you start writing though, watch this short video where you can get some advice from real authors.
Now it is time to write your story. Use the plan you created in activity two to help you.
Here is a checklist of things you should make sure your story does.
You might want to write your story a little bit at a time, so make sure you have a few breaks.
Once you've finished writing your story, let other people read it and see if they enjoy it. You could show it to your family, friends or even your teacher.
Today's focus is comparing durations of time. Start by reading through the 'Learn' section and watch the short videos.
In the worksheet below there are three questions to complete which involve comparing durations of time. Write your answers on a piece of paper.
Answer the five questions in the interactive game below and practise the skills you have learned to compare durations of time.
Wider curriculum (Dance)
In this lesson, you’re going to create a dance inspired by the symmetry of the dancing snowflakes in The Nutcracker. A symmetrical shape is one which is the same on both sides.
Start by reading through the 'Learn' section and watch the short videos.
Create four magical symmetrical snowflake shapes
Just like a snowflake, lots of the movements in this particular dance are symmetrical.
A symmetrical shape is one which is the same on both sides. You can tell if a shape is symmetrical when you put a mirror down the centre of it, and you can see that both sides of the shape are exactly the same.
Now try to create four different symmetrical shapes with your body.
Are any of the four shapes or movements you selected from the ballet symmetrical? If so, try to recreate them.
You could also use some of your other favourite shapes from The Nutcracker.
Think of your own symmetrical shapes you can make with your body.
Create asymmetrical snowflake shapes
Now that you have your four symmetrical snowflake shapes, create a spiral movement that magically transforms you into an asymmetrical snowflake shape.
An asymmetrical shape is one which isn’t the same on both sides.