Dinosaurs and farm animals

Greetings Penguins!

It has been so great to be back with you this week and we have had lots of fun! 

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We finished off our dinosaur topic by painting dinosaurs and writing and talking about them for the science display we will be putting up in the entrance hall. We also named the dinosaur who hatched (Brian-Rosie) – we voted on the name so as to be as fair as possible – and excavated some dinosaur skeletons from ice! 

Can you explain to your adults all the different ways you melted the ice so you could free the dinosaur skeletons trapped there? 

In literacy this week we did some very important letter writing – we wrote to Mrs Peake asking if we could be allowed to go on a class trip to the farm! You wrote some super letters and Mrs Peake said that we can go! 

How do we start a letter? (you need to say who the letter is for, so you write ‘Dear‘ to ‘To‘)

How do you finish a letter? (by saying who the letter is from, so ‘From‘ or ‘Love from‘) 

What did you need to include in your letter to Mrs Peake about the farm trip? (we had to ask if we could please go, why we should be allowed to go and what we would enjoy there) 

On trip to Vauxhall City Farm will take place on Tuesday 4th July. If you are interested in being one of the adults accompanying us then please let myself or Ms Atkinson know ASAP. 

During our Big Talk time this week we learnt about where eggs come from and how it is important to think about what the lives of the hens who lay the eggs are like. 

Would you like to spend your life squashed up in a cage, unable to move

Watch the video again and discuss your thoughts with your adults. 

Next week we start our two week Under the Sea topic, you can get a head-start on the topic with our new playlist below:

 

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Friday. 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please bring trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

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A very busy spider and very busy us!

Greetings Penguins!

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This week we shared another story by Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This week we met The Very Busy Spider.

What is an author? (someone who writes books)

What is an illustrator? (someone who draws or paints the pictures for books) 

What can you tell your adult about what happened in the story?

As your challenge activity this week you wrote a letter to the Very Busy Spider suggesting new fun things she could do instead of spending all her time weaving her web. Working with your adult can you come up with some new ideas for her? 

How do we start a letter? (With ‘Dear’ or ‘To’)

How do we end a letter? (‘From’ or ‘Love from’)

In the playlist below are videos of the two Eric Carle stories we already know as well as two new ones; watch them all and see what similarities (things that are alike) you can notice? Think about the language used, the characters and what happens in the stories. 

In maths this week we revised measurement and shape.

Can you see some 2D or 3D shapes around you? Which properties can you identify? (number of sides in 2D shapes, faces, edges and vertices in 3D shapes) 

Can you measure something that is short and something that is long

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

Our Show and tell order has possibly got in a bit of a muddle…Blue Team had their turn on Friday so this coming Friday it will be Red Teams turn for Show and Tell.

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please bring trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x