Thursday 21st May

Hi Labradoodles and Fireflies,

Hope you are all doing okay. We are so proud of you all for how you are coping being away from school and hope we get to see you soon.

We have a few jobs for you for the next few days and then you all need to give yourself a well-earned break over half term. We will be back setting more tasks from June 1st. 
 

Geography

Read the story, ‘Katie Morag and the New Pier’, then see how many of the activities you can complete. Follow the link and watch it being retold online. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrqNDAbanE

 

Now, choose some or all these activities…have fun!

 

Can you design and make your own boat?

Draw a labelled diagram of your boat, showing what it looks like and the materials that you could use to make it. If you would like more of a challenge, then you could make your boat and see if it floats.

 

Should the pier be built?

Think carefully about all the positives and negatives that the new pier will bring to Struay.  Write a list for each.  Are there more reasons for or against the pier? What is your overall opinion?

 

Would you like to visit the Isle of Struay?  

Imagine you are on holiday in Struay with your family.  Design and write a postcard to one of your friends or other family members back home.  Let them know what you have been doing and what you think of the island and its people.

 

What can you see on the pier?

 Look at the illustration on the 2 pages beginning ‘It was Easter…’ Imagine you are standing on the pier.  Write a detailed description describing everything you can see, hear, smell, feel and taste so we can experience what it is like being there too. Try to use expanded noun phrases in your description.

 

What was it like for the workmen?

Write a diary entry in the role of a workman detailing the night of the storm.  How did you feel?  What did you do first, next, then etc? Remember you are the workman so you will have to write in the first person and in the past tense.

 

Art

This week we are going to look at a type of art by an artist called George Seurat. He developed something called Pointillism. This is where you create pictures using small dots. Can you see in the boat picture below, the person who created it used dots for everything…even the sky which is a huge area to colour. I would like you to have a go at creating your own picture using dots. It could be anything you like…a house, a rainbow, a plant, a unicorn…you could even try making a picture of your mum or dads face using dots! If you are lucky enough to have paint at home, you could use paint and cotton buds to create your picture. Or if not, you could use coloured pencils or pens to draw little circles to make up your picture. Have fun! And remember…no colouring in of big areas allowed…dots only!!

 

As always if you need any help at all, do not hesitate to contact us on:

 

katherine.march@beechhill.newcastle.sch.uk

caroline.higgins @beechhill.newcastle.sch.uk

anthony.wooton@beechhill.newcastle.sch.uk

 

Stay safe and enjoy half term!

Mrs March and the Year 2 Team xx