Learning Activities for Wednesday

Good Morning Class 2,

I hope you are all well and enjoying your home learning. It has been great to see the creative ways you have been learning at home.

Below are some learning activity ideas for today.


Learning Objective/Focus:Contractions
Main inputA contraction is when we shorten a word by omitting letters and putting an apostrophe in its place. Eg here is = here’s/ was not= wasn’t/ I am= I’m/ Dad is= Dad’s

Find at least 5 contractions and use them in sentences. You might find them in books, on TV or listen to when people are talking.
SHOULDFind as many contractions as you can. There are some tricky ones such as, will not= won’t. Use at least 10 in full sentences.
COULDIts is a tricky word. If it is short for it is, it needs an apostrophe: it’s. But if it is showing possession eg The cat drank its milk, you do not need an apostrophe. You can check which version is needed by saying the sentence aloud and replacing its, with it is. If it makes sense with it is; you need an apostrophe.
Write some sentences demonstrating that you know when to use “its” and when to use “it is”
Extension Activity Ideashttps://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-the-two-functions-of-apostrophes-68vk6t


Learning Objective/Focus:Tessellation (fitting shapes together without any gaps) of 2D shapes
Main inputhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zthsb9q https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb84382/articles/zgxwfcw Here are 2 little clips about tessellation from BBC bite size.

Draw a regular hexagon. Now try and make a tessellating pattern using hexagons. This will be easier if you use squared paper, so I have attached some. Experiment with some other shapes. Colour your patterns.
SHOULDChoose at least one of the shapes below.
On square or dotted paper demonstrate how they tessellate.
COULDArtist Escher used tessellations in his designs. If you have a computer, please look at the attachment about Escher. Experiment to see if you can create your own tessellating shape. Please colour it in and send us your designs.  
Extension Activity IdeasInvestigate irregular tessellation, in which a shape which does NOT tessellate (eg a circle) and leaves a gap which is another regular shape and creates a pattern.

Foundation Subjects

Learning Objective/Focus:International date Line
Main inputhttps://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-time-is-it-in-different-countries-c8w34r step=2&activity=video

Work out what time it would be in the following places if it is noon in Greenwich London: Chile (3 hours behind) Seattle USA (8 hours behind) Italy (1 hour ahead) Sydney Australia (11 hours ahead).
SHOULDLook at the attached Time Zone map and work out the times in the major cities named on the worksheet.
COULDExplain why countries have different time zones.
Extension Activity IdeasFind out why some countries turn their clocks forwards and backwards during the year.

Wishing you a happy day of exploring! I cannot wait to see your tessellation creations.