# Learning activities (April Fools day!)

Literacy: As it’s the middle of the week and it’s April fools day, I want you to think of the best mix of characters you can dress up as to make one brand new character! You need to think of different parts of that character that you like, is it their hair? Their trousers? Their funny laugh? Their accent?

Think of the different ‘traits’ of those characters and put them altogether! I can’t wait to see who you’ve picked and why! Especially if we have some photos through – that would be amazing!

Focus on description and using extended sentences – the ‘because’, the reason behind picking those parts of the character. For example, I would choose Thor’s giant head because I love his cool winged helmet and his wavy blonde hair. The focuses you’ve had already this week will fit in quite nicely to the learning and will show whoever is helping you if you understand it or need a little more work on it! Plus, it’s a very fun idea and I can’t wait for you guys to be a little silly!

Audio books: David Walliams is reading https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Lego challenge: A BIG car company need you to build them the toughest and biggest truck the world has ever seen! Can you do it? (Oh yes!) Remember it’s a truck -it must have some space at the back to told objects.

Mymaths has lots of new learning on there and I know I have suggested learning about multiplication using arrays and grouping. If you would like to move onto our next topic of division using a similar method to grouping – that would fit in well (and we have already practised this a little in class in our daily maths).

Take 16 ÷ 4 =

I have previously described it as friends and sharing their sweets. So, there are 4 friends and they need to share out 16 sweets equally between them.

My friends are represented as circles and my sweets as dots.

We have shared our sweets out equally and we can see that 16 ÷ 4 = 4 (4 sweets each). Please stick to the multiplication groups I have suggested previously – 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10s ( 6, 7 or higher if you want to challenge for year 2s) and you do not have to use this method when working out. This is a great visual for division starters and aids those who need to work more on their times tables.

Next week, I will start putting up some daily maths (as we did this everyday straight after lunch). It covers a range of topic areas in maths and it has a choice of challenges on there for the children to pick themselves, although some questions are generalised and no choice is given. I will start this on Monday. Please try and keep to the layout if you can when completing daily maths (scrap piece of paper, whiteboard etc) – it gives them a clear space to put their answers and workings out (all about spacial awareness of their work).

I will keep my eyes peeled for lots of new photos! I can’t wait to compile more collages for the blogs to show off all of your hard work! The teachers and I are seeing how much hard work is going in at home and we LOVE IT! Keep it up!

Have a great day!

Miss Jenkins and Mr Fox.