2 week project – due 12.3.18
Toys & Games
You know and play lots of different types of games:
- Outdoor or active games like skipping, racing, chasing and ball games;
- Party games like pass the parcel and musical statues;
- Make-believe games like dressing-up, mummies and daddies, hospitals;
- Card games, board games, etc … such as Snakes and Ladders, Chess, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos, Scrabble, Jenga and Marble Run;
- Various toys like Lego, cars, dolls;
…. And lots, lots more!
Could you be a game inventor?
This half term we want you to make up your own game for us to play. What sorts of games do you like playing most? Will that be the type of game that you want to invent?
The best games are
- Simple (not complicated and fiddly)
- Easy to learn
- Fun and challenging (but not impossible)
- Everyone can play and enjoy it
Try your game out at home and listen to other people’s opinions to make it even better!
You need to give your game a catchy name and write instructions for how to play it. What else will you need to do so that we can play your game at school? Due back Monday 12th March
Measuring Length – due Monday 26.2.18
Choose 5 items or places in or around your home, e.g. the height of the door or the length of the path). Estimate how long or tall or wide it is in metres (to the nearest metre). Record what you measured, your estimate and the actual length in your book.
Look at your body, and estimate the length of:
- your arm
- your foot
- the circumference of (or around) someone’s head (maybe your sister, or brother, Mum or Dad, etc).
Then use a tape measure to measure the actual measurements and record it in your book
- How long are both arms together?
- How long are both feet together?
- How much longer is your arm than your foot?
2-Week project, due back Monday 19th February
As part of our topic this term, we have been sketching and drawing teddy bears before modelling them using clay. Over the next 2 weeks, you need to be researchers, using books and the internet to find out as much as you can about teddy bears…
- How were they invented?
- What famous teddy bears do you know about?
- Why do people like them?
- How are they played with?
Here are some internet links you might find useful, which are also posted on the blog:
Remember! Think carefully about how you will present your work. It should be clear and easy for the reader to understand, with:
- Neat with good layout and your best handwriting
- Full sentences with lots of interesting description
- Well-structured so the information makes sense
Good luck! We can’t wait to hear what you find out!
Maths & Reading at Home
Reading aloud to an adult for 20 mins every night and discussing the book they are reading is a crucial part of your child’s home learning, which will build their reading fluency, confidence and comprehension.
For Maths, 5 mins daily practise is important. They should practise counting (in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s), number facts to 10 and 20 and the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables so they can answer in random order within 5 seconds. Mathletics is also available for additional Maths practise.
Today, 2L went on a fantastic Educational Visit to the Horniman Museum as part of our Toys And Games Topic. We would like to say a big thank you to the parents and carers who came with us on our Visit – they helped make it a fabulous day.
First, we had nearly an hour to look around the museum, so we went to see the Natural History section. We saw many animals and fossils, including a tiger, a giant walrus, many types of birds and even a ‘merman,’ which had been made from the tail of a fish and the torso of a monkey!
Next, we had a wonderful Puppet Workshop. We learned about lots of different types puppets from all over the world. We saw Indian string puppets, stick or rod puppets, Victorian hand puppets and shadow puppets from Bali.
Finally, we had a Toys And Games workshop where we played with and discussed toys from different countries, including Zimbabwe. Here are the photos: