# KEY TASKS Week 5 (beginning 20th April)

Science and Writing

This week we would like you to look at life cycles as part of our Science Curriculum. A life cycle is the different stages of life for a living thing. In science it is usually displayed as a circular diagram showing each stage in words and/or pictures. All living things have life cycles; animals produce offspring and plants produce seeds which germinate into new plants.

This is a fun video to explain a bit more about life cycles and give you some examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqzF4-w7bG8&feature=youtu.be or search The Life Cycle Song on YouTube.

The life cycle of the frog is shown in this fun video:

Here are some more examples of life cycles of different animals and plants:

## The Very Hungry Caterpillar- read by Mrs Clark

Your challenge this week is to create your own life cycle of an animal. You could present this in many different ways:

• You could draw a picture (see simple example template below)
• You could make a 3D life cycle from junk, clay or natural objects
• You could write about your chosen animal in a non fiction text
• You could even write a life cycle story - the Hungry Caterpillar is the most well known example of this.

Remember we would love to see what you come up with so email us some pictures at Y2@scarcroft.southbank.academy

MATHS

This week we would like you to focus on Fractions. Here is Mrs Holton with an explanation.

## Fraction Resources

After we have looked at quarters we would look at some basic equivalent fractions e.g. 2/4 is the same as 1/2. We would also look at thirds of a shape and a number.
Classroom Secrets Resources for Maths and English
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