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Tuesday 24th March

Welcome to our second day together. I hope you had fun yesterday and ready for today's challenges.  Monty is behaving himself and having fun living in the Shelley household. 

Phonics (15 – 20 mins) : Spend 2 minutes looking at the words from yesterday talking about how the y changes to an i and then add es.

Write jelly in the home learning book and set a timer for 3 minutes. Ask your child to speed write jellies. How many times can they spell it correctly in the 3 minutes?

Repeat with cherry and activity.

English (30 mins): Listen to the poem again and discuss why do some of the noun phrases have hyphens?  How are these read? As you listen to the poem write down any rhyming words you can hear.

Parents: I have photographed the pages with the hyphens on if you wish to discuss without listening to the whole poem again or you want to use for the activity. Powerpoint below.  Just in case you are unsure of why hyphens are used (The use of a hyphen is a simple rule of English grammar. they are used to tell the reader that the hyphenated adjectives modify the same noun; that is, wine-dark both modify the word sea).



Decide which level of challenge you are going to try....

Learning: I can hear and write rhyming words


Take the rhyming quiz and write the rhyming pairs in your learning book

Powerpoint below


Think of your favourite animal and write down different pairs of rhyming words to describe it.


Complete silver plus can you create any hyphen noun phrases which rhyme?

Maths:  (10 minute) warm up Complete the problem of the day.

Listen to this fun song about the clock face



Parents: I appreciate all of skylarks are at different levels regarding telling the time. By the end of year 2 all pupils should be able to read a clock to 15 minutes ('o'clock, ¼ past/to and ½ past) and at a greater depth level to 5-minute intervals. I will be setting a range of daily activities for you to select which you feel are the appropriate level for your child. When playing the time games, click the appropriate level for your child. Remember to keep asking your child to tell you the time during the day.

If your child has not understood setting the hands to ‘o'clock, ½ past please do not teach anymore time activities until they have grasped this. Re- watch the teaching film from yesterday and play fun games setting the clock to a time, they tell you. Swap this around. Draw clock faces. Play the games below to reinforce.

Use these links to play some time games. Click on the level your child requires to practise and then complete the activity below.

read a clock to 15 minutes

5 -minute intervals learning

Can you solve these problems or use your reasoning skills to explain why?



Science: Mrs Postlethwaite has set you a challenge. Monty had a go at it earlier and found some centipedes and worms.

   Click on the science link below.

Happy Tuesday.  Speak to you all again tomorrow.

Mrs Shelley