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Y2- Home Learning 4/3/21 World Book Day

Y2- Here is the blog for Thursday 4/3/21

Thursday 4.3.21 - World Book Day 


Thursday is World Book Day! If your child would like to dress up as a favourite book character for the live lesson today, they are more than welcome to, but there is no expectation that children do this. If your child has made a potato book character then please remind them to bring it, and share it, during the live lesson – we can’t wait to see the children’s creations. If your child is prepared to share their favourite book, in whatever way they like, then please remind and encourage them to be ready to do this in the live lesson.  

If you have done any other World Book Day activities and your child would like to share them with their peers during the live lesson, please either email them to your child’s teacher prior to the lesson or remind your child to have it with them during the live lesson on Thursday. We will spend a large proportion of the live lesson on Thursday celebrating all things to do with World Book Day.  

If you would like any photos related to World Book Day to be shared on the website, please email them, with permission, to your child’s class teacher by the end of the school day on Friday 5th March. 

English - introduced in the live lesson  


Look at the books on this website: 

What do you notice about the book covers? Which book covers are you drawn to? What do the book covers have on them?  

During the live lesson, on Thursday, your teacher will read a story, or part of a story, to you. After you have heard the story, you need to design a front cover for your story. You can use the template attached, or just draw it straight onto a piece of plain paper.  (Your teacher will show you the actual front cover on Friday!)  

If you missed any part of the lesson, the narrated PowerPoint video (with the story) can be found here:  

If you do not have access to the internet, ask an adult to read a story to you and keep the front cover a secret – so that you can draw a front cover. Or, design a front cover for a favourite story, or for a story that you have written. 


LO: To be able to design a book cover.  

Draw a picture to represent the story. (yellow) 

Include the title and the author. (blue) 

Ensure the front cover matches the theme of the book. (green) 

Think about the audience for the book. (white) 

In addition to the lesson today, attached to the blog is a World Book Day Scavenger Hunt and the following link contains a short ‘Name That Story’ quiz:  

Also, this link will take you to lots of popular, narrated picture books:  


On Thursday, we will be looking at pictograms and will answer questions about the data shown in them. 

If you think your child will need more practise tallying and drawing pictograms, they can complete the yellow activity first. 

If you missed the live lesson, the narrated PowerPoint can be found here:  

L.O.  To be able to ask and answer questions about a pictogram, involving comparing and totalling the data. 

Add tallies correctly. Draw fruits correctly on pictogram.    Answer totals questions. (Yellow) 

Interpret data when 2 objects=1 symbol to answer questions. (Blue) 

Interpret data when 2,5.10 objects=1 symbol to answer questions. .(Green) 

Answer more complex data questions. (White) 


Here is a link where there are a few example questions about data to answer as well: 


LO: To be able to identify and classify food into groups 

To sort food into groups explaining the criteria chosen 

To sort food into given groups 

To identify which foods are healthier than others and why 

This week, we are continuing to look at the subject of healthy eating.  You will need a collection of food, some fresh and some in packets and tins.  Sort them into different groups of your choice.  Write down or draw them in the different groups that you have chosen, explaining why you have chosen those groups.  Then have a go at sorting them into the following groups: healthy and less healthy food & foods with a little sugar and food with lots of sugar.  Make a list of healthy foods and write down why they are important for us to have in our meals. 

Use the powerpoint of the blog, if you are able, to help your thinking: