Friday 12th June 2020
Happy Friday Year 2!
I hope you have enjoyed this week’s learning activities. It was lovely chatting with you and hearing how you are doing.
I hope you enjoy this week’s celebration blog.. well done for all your hard work!
Have a peaceful weekend,
|Prayer||Prayer for Friday 12th June 2020
Loving and gracious God,
Thank you for the goodness that surrounds us.
Open my eyes to contemplate all that you have made for us to enjoy.
Complete the spelling test for this week’s spellings on the SpellingFrame website
Copy the following common exception words into your handwriting books.
|Reading||Continue to read daily and discuss what you have read.You can access plenty of wonderful books via the Harper Collins website: https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx
Use the Teacher Login area.
Morning Challenge Questions
1.In a race…Peter came 4th, Martha came 2nd, Ruth came 6th and Sarah came 3rd.Draw the children (using stick drawings!) in the order they arrived. Draw and give names to the ones who came before and between them.
2. Draw a line. Mark the ends 0 and 100. Draw marks for 59, 71, 19 and 91.
3.Write numbers to make these sentences true.
____ < 35
73 < _____
13 < ______ < 17
4.How many numbers are less than 40 and more than 31?
(a) Write all the numbers that round to 50 as the nearest ten.
(b) Write the numbers that round to 10 as the nearest 10.
WALT: Solve reasoning problems using ordinal numbers.
|English||Friday 12th June 2020
WALT: Answer comprehension questions.
The Frog and the Scorpion
One day a contented frog sat enjoying a moment of peace and quiet on the riverbank. The sun was warm and the stream bubbled and chuckled merrily as it flowed over the rocks and pebbles that made up the river’s bed.
Then the frog heard weeping. A scorpion stood nearby, its stinging tail drooping with despondency. ‘Oh, if only I could cross this river I would have so much lovely food to eat. Over there on the far side I can see wriggling spiders and juicy worms, brightly-coloured lizards and scuttling beetles. But I can’t swim, so I am stuck here where there is nothing for me.’
Feeling sorry for the little scorpion, the frog offered to carry the miserable insect across the river on his back. ‘But you must promise not to sting me, or we shall both surely drown,’ said the frog.
Delighted with the frog’s kind offer, the scorpion readily agreed not to use his sting. He climbed on to the frog’s broad, green back and the pair set off towards the far bank.
However, when they were half way across the river, the frog felt a sharp sting in his side. ‘Scorpion! Why have you stung me? You promised not to!’ The scorpion sighed and said, ‘I know, but it’s in my nature. It’s just how I am.’
And with that the frog and the scorpion both disappeared below the surface of the swirling water.
The Frog and the Scorpion
1.When the story begins, it says that the frog was ‘contented’. Can you list some other words that mean the same thing as contented?
2.Name two things to eat that the Scorpion could see across the river.
3.What would the Scorpion’s tail have looked like if it was ‘drooping with despondency’?
4.True or false: Frog is over-trusting.
5.Tick any words in the list below that you think show how Frog would have felt when Scorpion stung him:
surprised [ ]
frightened [ ]
amused [ ]
angry [ ]
relieved [ ]
6. Which of the words is the one that best would describe Frog’s reaction?
7.Did you think Scorpion was going to sting Frog? Why?
8.List three things The Frog and the Scorpion has in common with other fables.
|Wider Curriculum|| Friday – Keep Learning
Today’s activities are all about curiosity and gaining new skills.
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