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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’

W/C Monday 29th June

Writing challenge

Activity 1:

Invention

This week we will be inventing something to send in to https://www.littleinventors.org/

 

This week I would like you to think of an invention that would help your grown up around the house, in the garden, at work or even all three! Start by thinking of what form your invention will take, a robot, something fold away, will it hovver, have wheels, tracks, arms, legs, buttons, handles, levers, does it charge, use fossil or solar energy?

Draw your invention and add labels. You could have more than one idea to begin with. Ask your adult what they would like help with or what they would like the robot to do.

 

Activity 2:

Write a description of your robot. Remember to refer to:

  • What it looks like
  • What materials is it made of and why?
  • What it does
  • How it is helpful
  • Is there anything you must not do with it?
  • How to charge or power the device
  • Instructions for use.

To describe what it looks like you will need to use adjectives, describing words

To add extra information you will need to use conjunctions, eg and, if, so, when, but, because

To talk about how to use the invention you will need to use imperative verbs, eg. put, get, turn, twist, pull, press

To talk about how to use the invention you may need to use adverbs to add move detail eg. slowly, carefully, quickly, quietly, firmly.

 

Activity 3:

Write a letter to 'Little Inventors' telling them about your idea and askign them questions.

To start writing the letter begin with

 

                   'Dear Little Inventors,

 

I am writing to you to tell you about my amazing idea!'

 

Think about adding into your letter

  • The name of the invention
  • Who it is designed to help
  • What it is made out of
  • The size
  • How it works
  • How to use the invention
  • Ask some questions to 'Little Inventors' such as 'How long would it take to build? How much would it cost to make? Do you think the invention needs anything else?'
  • From
  • A detailed, labelled drawing of the invention. You may include close up pictures or pictures from different sides.

Once you have written your letter and drawn your pictures, email them to me ready to send to 'Little Inventors'. My class email is y2-3@harthill.jmat.org.uk

SPaG Challenge

Activity 1:

Have a go at the SPaG mats below. They range in difficulty from 1 star to 3.

Activity 2:

Spelling

Year 2: Adding 'es' to nouns and verbs ending in a 'y'

Year 3:Irregular part tense verb endings

 

Activity 3:

Year 2: To identify and use subordinating conjunctions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-subordinating-conjunctions

Year 3: Character description: SPaG focus - Conjunctions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-spag-focus-conjunctions

Maths Challenge

Activity 1:

This week the focus will be money. Make sure you know the values of the coins, can put them in order of value and find different ways of making an amount.

Activity 2:

Year 2:

Rosie went into the sweet shop with 10p to spend.

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p.

  Chews             Mini eggs            Chocko bars              lollypops

 

What could she buy if she wanted to spend all her money?

Alice, James, Katie and Henry went into the shop too. They each had 20p to spend and they all spent all of their money.

Alice bought at least one of each kind of sweet. Which one did she have two of?

James spent his money on just one kind of sweet, but he does not like chews. Which sweets did he buy?

Katie bought the same number of sweets as James but she had 3 different kinds. Which sweets did she buy?

Henry chose 8 sweets. What could he have bought?

 

Year 3:

Rosie went into the sweet shop with 50p to spend.

There were chews for 10p, mini eggs for 15p, Chocko bars for 25p and lollypops for 35p.

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What could she buy if she wanted to spend all her money?

Alice, James, Katie and Henry went into the shop too. They each had 100p to spend and they all spent all of their money.

Alice bought at least one of each kind of sweet. Which one did she have two of?

James spent his money on just one kind of sweet, but he does not like chews. Which sweets did he buy?

Katie bought the same number of sweets as James but she had 3 different kinds. Which sweets did she buy?

Henry chose 8 sweets. What could he have bought?

 

Activity 3:

Practice your money skills using the fantastic games available at TopMarks.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

Art Challenge

Choose 3 colors and give yourself 14 minutes to design 15 boxes however you like. Use the printable or create your own grid by drawing lines of folding your paper to make creased squares.

STEM Challenge

Tennis ball tower challenge.

How tall can you make a tower to support a tennis ball using only

  • Materials from your recycling bin (cleaned and ok'd by your adult).
  • 1 metre of cellotape, which can be snipped into shorter pieces
  • 1 tennis ball or other small ball
  • Scissors

 

For some inspiration see the video below on 'How was the Eiffel tower built?

How was the Eiffel Tower built? I Head Squeeze

The Eiffel Tower was built for the World's Fair in Paris in 1889 and was initially designed to be dismantled when the fair was over. Subscribe to Earth Lab: ...

Let me know how you get on by taking a picture and sending it to the class email

y2-3@harthill.jmat.org.uk

For an extension task see if you can find a way to measure the height of your tower.

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