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Monday 6th July 2020

Good Morning!


Maths - Today we will be finding approximate answers to calculations instead of actual answers! To do this we need to round the numbers to the nearest 10's number. First, we must look at the units digit and if it is 1, 2, 3 or 4 we round down to the nearest 10's number. If the units digit is 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 we round up to the nearest 10's number. If the number already ends in 0 then we do not need to round it at all!

For example,   53   will round to 50 because the units digit is 3 so we round down.

                            68  will round to 70 because the units digit is 8 so we round up.


If we now add 50 to 70 the approximate answer will be 120.


For example    24 + 29 rounds to 20 + 30 = 50


Look at the calculations on the sheet attached below. Round each of the numbers and then find the approximate answer.

English- Over the next two weeks we are going to be looking at persuasive writing. Think about what you think it means to persuade someone. Have a look at some of the example of persuasive writing and think about what features might be found within it. Look at the checklist provided and underline and highlight key features found. Once you have found the features try and write an exciting title and introduction with a hook to persuade me to read your writing. 

Guided Reading - from Oxford Owl website

This week we would like you to choose your own book to read from Oxford Owl. The Oxford Owl books are colour coded so choose a book from the following colours.

Kingfisher Exclamation marks and Woodpecker Speech marks - White 

Kingfisher Speech marks and Woodpecker Exclamation marks - Lime

Kingfisher Full stops and Woodpecker Capital letters - Red or Yellow

Kingfisher Commas and Woodpecker Full stops - Orange 

Kingfisher Question marks and Woodpecker Commas -  purple


This week I would like to to write a review of the book you have read thinking about what you did/ didn't enjoy about the book and who you would recommend the book to. 


As part of our recapping I would like to recap the 'un' prefix. Remember that prefixes come at the beginning of a word. Think about what 'un' means. There are a number of sentence activities to complete and also a word search. 



The story on purple mash this week is all about Ned and the jungle animals and there are the usual quizzes set for you to complete. I have added a PDF below which supports the text and gives some comprehension questions and some work on question marks and full stops. 

PSHE- This week I would like you to be creative and I would like you to think about how you are feeling about the upcoming summer holiday and of course the return to school in September. These 2 things may make you feel 2 very different ways. You might be excited about the holiday, but a bit worried about coming back to school in September or you may feel excited about them both! However you are feeling; I would like you to try and show them in a creative way. You could write a poem, bake a cake, paint/draw a picture, sing a song or take a photograph showing us, or sending us a message about how you are feeling. Good Luck! Please send in any photos of your wonderful creativity to the year 2 address or use the 2paint or the 2publish 2do set on purple mash.