Week beginning Monday 22nd June

Take a look at these two pieces of writing from the week. I think Eden and Flossie have both done very well.

Do you know the lifecycle of an Emperor Penguin?

It is May when the female lays one egg that is shiny. She passes it very carefully to the male to look after.

The daddy keeps the delicate egg warm in his brood pouch for 56 days. The is called incubation.

Eventually the egg hatches and the chick is grey, cute and so fluffy!

The baby needs some food so the mother comes back with some juicy fish from the icy ocean.

The parents have to make sure the chick doesn’t go on the frozen floor or it will die.

As the chick gets older it starts losing its fluff. This is called moulting.

It now grows black feathers which are waterproof because it needs to go in the ocean. The chick’s mother leaves it to find its own food and it gets so hungry that it goes in to the ocean and stays there for about 5 years before starting to breed itself.

By Flossie


Edens emperor penguin lifecycle    Eden's penguin lifecycle


Well this week we are reaching our final destination in our whiste-stop tour of the continents of the world...the continent of ....I hope you've guessed it...Antarctica. This will be the coldest place that we visit so lets hope that it cools us down if its very hot outside this week.

I am putting together some English and geography lessons and ofcourse we will be learning about some of the animals of the continent so that is science. We will have another art lesson as I know that lots of you have been really proud of the lovely drawings that you have done. But this week I have added some history and a science investigation. The investigation is later in the week, but you are going to need some ice cubes (we are learning about an icy continent after all) and some sort of pots/cups  to put them in, so I thought I would tell you now so that you can make sure that you have some ice cubes available as it takes a while to make them in the freezer.


Weekly overview plan         Whiterose link (wk 9 June 22nd )     https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/         Spellings for the week

Monday 22nd June

English Screencast of runaway iceberg story  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1q6RCHhZ    

I'm afraid the video stops abruptly before I have read the last few words, so please read the words yourself to see the ending of the story.

Optional copy of the Runaway iceberg story

Maths fluency sheets              Maths problem solving sheets

Screencast Antarctica Gojetters lesson     https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qIdCHtu

Optional art activity1    (needs paint)   Optional art activity2  (needs white and blue paper)

Tuesday 23rd June

English screencast of Emperor Penguins lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1q2tCH4b

Emperor penguins reading comprehension sheets

Maths fluency sheets              Maths problem solving sheets

 History Screencast of Scott of the Antarctic lesson   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qohCHpm

Scott recording sheet

Wednesday 24th June  

English Screencast of Lifecycle of Emperor penguins lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY13XpCLOK

BBC teach lifeccyles video clip


Lifecycle maker sheet

Maths fluency sheets                Maths problem solving sheets

Science Screencast of Antarctic animals  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qoMCH78

Art - Draw an emperor penguin link       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1APW_4J8dw  or look for Orca, seal or dolphin

Thursday 25th June

English Screencast lesson - writing a lifecycle   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY132mCLSK

Learning objective and success criteria for English

screencast of spelling test to use today or Friday  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY10QxCPR9

Maths fluency sheets               Maths problem solving sheets    

Science Screencast lesson science investigation of ice melting  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY10jHCPLU

ice-melt worksheet   

Friday 26th June

English   screencast lesson editing and completing lifecycle work  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY13DVCNoh

Maths - see the whiterose weekly challenge

Science - Screencast of results of science investigation    https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1Tb55fPn

Flossie has just sent me her results that agree with what Eden found out. Vinegar does make an ice cube melt quicker than salt. She put both in the warm sunshine and the vinegar cube melted in 10 minutes and the salt cube melted in 13 minutes! Thank you for sharing this Fllossie

Geography - Screencast of Amazing Antarcttica  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY106nC9VT