I will jump straight in and show you some of the amazing Lego challenges that you have been creating. If you don’t have Lego at home but you like the idea of joining in with the challenge I believe you can access a virtual version by following the link https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd and I believe there is also a Lego app that can be used too. Online safety: always check with an adult first before accessing anything online or trying to download an app.
And now just a small selection of your fab maths , English and art work.
Maths: For maths today, we are going to complete some work on rounding. Rounding means to give the multiple of ten that is nearest to the number you are looking at. Let’s have a quick refresher on counting to 100 in multiples of ten. Are you ready, set GO!
10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100!
Good, now we’ve got that sorted, lets recap the rounding rules. Numbers that end in 1,2, 3 or 4 round BACK to the multiple of ten that you have already counted past. 34 would round to 30 for example and 73 would round to 70. (Always look at the units digit not the tens). Numbers that end in 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 round UP to the next multiple of ten that you would reach if you counted on in ones. 47 would round to 50 and 29 would round to 30. Ok I think you’re ready for some practice. I will add the template to Seesaw too.
English: Some of you have still got English work that you could do today, writing about your favourite Christmas present and your New Year’s reflections. Please have a go at that first if you are able. If you have already completed that work, you can use this week’s /o/ spelling pattern words and write them neatly into sentences remembering to try really hard with your handwriting and remember capital letters and full-stops/question marks/exclamation marks. I will give a virtual sticker for the most interesting sentence as I can’t give out ‘names in the box’ or golden beans at the moment. You can use Note on Seesaw if you want to type your work rather than write it and photograph it but it would be nice to make sure you are still practising your handwriting at some point please.
Art: As a nice activity to lead us into the weekend and next week, Mrs Gardner has created a Christopher Corr task. Your work will form part of our virtual on-line gallery. You can use the Seesaw drawing tool or take a photo of your work and upload via Seesaw or email it to me.
I thought I’d share a story with you as i have missed reading them to you in class. This one links to our artwork as it is illustrated by Christopher Corr.
For fun Friday I thought I would share one of class 2’s favourite brain breaks. (You might need to explain to mums and dads about class 2 brain breaks). I hope you enjoy dancing along to this one – you usually do!
I thought it would be quite nice to have one of our brain breaks to share every Friday, what do you think? Perhaps you could join in with Joe Wicks P.E. that will be running on Fridays at 9am and straight after we could all do our chosen brain break? If mums or dads video you, I can try and share some to the blog so we can see each other. I also thought we could vote for our brain break of the week so here’s how to do it:
You can vote for one of the following brain breaks and the video with the most votes will be added to next Friday’s blog. You can only vote once. You can vote by emailing me, commenting on today’s blog post or responding to a ‘vote note’ that is on Seesaw. You have until 3pm on Thursday 14th January to vote and then voting will be closed. Your choices for this week are:
- What did the fox say?
- Koo Koo Kanga Roo Dino Stomp
- Gummi bears
I think I know which one will get the most votes but you might prove me wrong!