Well done class 2 for all of the work you completed yesterday. It was good to see all the work coming in again. Hopefully this way of learning won’t be for much longer!

Today’s plan looks like this:

  1. English
  2. Spelling
  3. Maths
  4. Science

English: Before half-term we learned that Neil Armstrong was a significant person in space travel (remember we also learned that significant means important) and yesterday we learned that the Wright brothers were significant in the development of early flight. For the rest of this week we are going to focus on Amy Johnson. Not only was she also a significant person in the development of early flight, she was also a woman and it was very unusual for women to be involved in aviation and engineering at that time. She was also local, having been born in Hull. There is a school in Hull that is named after her and also an exhibition of her life at Sewerby Hall, Bridlington.

Mrs Gardner is kindly sharing this power point with us so we can learn more about who Amy was as a person.

This is a timeline of Amy’s life.

Watch this short video clip to find out even more about her amazing achievements.

Now you’ve watched the videos, what do you think her greatest achievement was? Do you think she was brave for what she did? Today’s task is to create a fact-file for Amy using the information you have looked at today. You could make a poster to celebrate Amy’s achievements, become a reporter and make a video celebrating Amy’s life or complete one of the fact file templates that have been added to Seesaw.

If you want to test your knowledge of Amy Johnson, you can try a quiz here https://www.funkidslive.com/learn/homeschool/aviation-mission/mission-4-who-was-amy-johnson/

Spelling: You have a roll the dice activity today for your spellings. The template is on Seesaw. If you can’t print the dice that’s not a problem, you could number the sides of the spelling dice on the Seesaw template and just roll an ordinary dice, or you could make your own dice from a piece of paper. The download is below if you do want to print from here.

Maths: I hope you enjoyed the lesson on money yesterday. Today we are continuing to look at the value of money and we are going to include paper money as well as coins.



I have added an activity from White Rose maths to Seesaw which involves counting notes and coins. You can type your answers onto the sheet or record them in your homework book.

Science: To start with I’d like you to watch this video song clip (join in with it if you would like). It’s quite fun and really useful to recap all the science learning we did on materials before half-term.

Ok, now you are ready for today’s science activity I think you’d agree that you wouldn’t wear paper clothes in the rain but we are going to use paper today in our investigation into strong shapes, so you’ll be be using your maths knowledge too! You will need 3 sheets of A4 paper but don’t worry if you don’t have exactly that as you could try newspaper, wrapping paper or even thin card instead. Watch this short video clip to find out more.

Construct your tower shapes and test out how many books or other flat objects you can place on top before each of your towers collapse. Use the same objects each time as this makes it a fair test. Do you know the mathematical names for the 3D towers you have made? You can record your findings in whichever way you wish or there is a template on Seesaw that you could use. Perhaps you could make a short video or audio commentary? Don’t forget to upload some photos to Seesaw too so we can look at your investigation. If you want to challenge yourself can you find out or remind yourself what a 2D pentagon, hexagon or octagon shape looks like and create that shape for the base of your tower?

if you have enjoyed that task and would like to do a further paper activity, you can make paper spinners. These use some of the principles that the early aviators had to use for gliders before they developed the technology and engineering to make the aeroplanes with engines that Amy Johnson flew. This activity will also be on Seesaw.

23.02.21 Home learning

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