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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.

 

English

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.

  • Think about the type of story you're going to write. Will it be a fairy story, an adventure story or something else?
  • You can use characters and settings from Tuesday's and Wednesday's lessons if you want, or you can create new ones.
  • Include at least three characters in your story.
Story Title Characters Story Setting What Will Happen In Your Story?

How Will The Story End?

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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.

  • Your story should be interesting to read - the reader will want to be excited by your story.
  • All sentences must start with a capital letter and will need punctuation at the end - full stop, question mark or an exclamation mark.
  • All sentences need to make sense - you should check these as you are writing.
  • You should use describing words to make your sentences more interesting.
  • Include joining words like and, if and because in some of your sentences.

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.

 

Maths

Today's focus is comparing durations of time. Start by reading through the 'Learn' section and watch the short videos.

 

Activity 1

In the worksheet below there are three questions to complete which involve comparing durations of time. Write your answers on a piece of paper.

Activity 2

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.

 

Activity 1

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.

 

Activity 2

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.

  • Are any of the four shapes you selected from the ballet asymmetrical? If so, you can use them.
  • You could also use some of your other favourite shapes from The Nutcracker.
  • Think of your own asymmetrical shapes you can make with your body.
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