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Week Commencing 13th July

  • We are going to be thinking about animal camouflage this week. I have allocated the book, 'Colourful Creatures' by Nicholas Brasch onto your Bug Club accounts. This is a non-fiction book which will help you to understand how different animals use their colours and patterns to help them hide from others.
  • Read the book with your adult and try and describe in your own words each animal.
  • Try and use interesting adjectives in your discussions with your adult i.e. beautiful, dangerous, colourful etc.
  • Discuss the meaning of the word 'camouflage'. Talk about how animals can hide by using their colours and patterns.
  • Choose an animal to draw, looking closely at it's features and add detail to your picture when drawing.
  • Think of other creatures that you know and how these use camouflage to make it difficult for use to see them.

Week Commencing 6th July

  • Our theme for this week is 'Pets'. Read the non-fiction book which is allocated on your Bug Club, 'This Is My pet' by Helen Chapman.
  • After reading this book, make a list of all the animals that people have as pets.
  • Discuss with your adult the different care that pets need. If you have your own pet, talk about how you care and look after him / her.
  • We have a pet dog and he needs lots of care and attention. He has 3 walks a day as he is still quite energetic even though he will be 10 in September! We have to make sure he has fresh water in his bowl and he has his meal each evening. He has a comfy dog bed to sleep on and we take him to the vets if he gets unwell. A dog is my favourite pet as I love walking. 
  • Draw pictures of your favourite pet and say why you like this pet. Label your pictures, sounding out your own words when writing.
  • I look forward to hearing about your favourite pets and seeing your pictures.

Week Commencing 29th June

  • We are going to be focussing on minibeasts this week. Can you go on a minibeast hunt with your adult around your garden? What did you see? Remember if you find any creatures we must respect their living area and allow them to stay there. 
  • I went on my own garden minibeast hunt this weekend and I saw: butterflies, bees, wasps, flies, spiders, woodlice and many others. I also discovered a large ants nest whilst gardening!
  • Can you take any photographs of the minibeats you find?
  • Draw and label pictures of the minibeasts you find. Remember to add detail to your pictures when drawing.
  • When you go out for your daily walk with your family, keep a look out for the minibeasts that you see. Can you name these?
  • Make a list of all the minibeasts you have seen this week. Remember to sound out your own words when writing.
  • I look forward to seeing pictures of all your minibeasts. Have fun everyone and remember to look after the creatures that live in our gardens and our local area. 

Week Commencing 22nd June

  • We are going to continue our learning about farm animals by naming baby animals.
  • Look at your list of animals that live on the farm that you did last week. Now we are going to name the baby animals i.e. calf, foal, piglet, kid, lamb, chick etc.
  • Draw a picture of different adult animals and then next to each one draw the baby animal. Name the animals as you draw them - remember to sound out your own words when writing your labels.
  • Ask an adult to email pictures of your farm animal work to me - I always enjoy seeing the super work you are doing at home.
  • Ask an adult to help you research facts about baby animals i.e. what do they look like, what do they need, how are they cared for.

Week Commencing 15th June

  • We are continuing our theme on 'Animals'. This week we are going to be thinking about animals that live on the farm.
  • Talk with your adult about all the animals that you might find on the farm. Can you write a list of these animals? When writing your list, remember to sound out your own words.
  • Draw some pictures of farm animals. Remember to add detail to your pictures when drawing.
  • Can you find out some farm animal facts and write these down? 
  • Ask an adult to email me pictures of your farm work - I am looking forward to seeing your pictures and the facts you have found out.

Week Commencing 8th June

  • We are going to be continuing our theme of 'Jungle Animals'.
  • We are going to be thinking about animal colours and patterns. We are especially thinking about the word 'camouflage'.
  • Can you talk to your adult about 'camouflage' and discuss the meaning of this word.
  • Please click on the link below to find out more about how animals in the jungle can hide themselves really well.
  • Create your own jungle camouflage picture. Choose an animal from the jungle to draw. Remember to add it's pattern and then draw the jungle around your animal. Make sure it is camouflaged really well. Ask an adult to then find your animal in the jungle. 
  • Ask an adult to email me your camouflage pictures - then I can see if I can spot them too.

Week Commencing 1st June

  • In our reading this week, we are focussing on the story, 'Rumble in the jungle' by Giles Andreae. A link to this story is provided on our reading page.
  • Look at the different animals in the jungle. Talk about their colours, pattern, shape and size. 
  • Create your own jungle scene by looking at the illustrations in the book for ideas. Remember jungles have lots of animals and plants. 
  • When drawing your animals, think carefully about their shape, colour and pattern. Look closely when drawing and add detail to your pictures.
  • Maybe you could create a 3D jungle scene by using old boxes, cartons, paper etc. 
  • I really like to see all your amazing pictures and creations, so please ask an adult to email me pictures of your work.

Week Commencing 18th May

  • This week we are working on the traditional tale, 'The Three Little Pigs'. Talk about the story first - What do you know already? What happens in the story? How does the story end?
  • Click below to read the story with your family.
  • Discuss the main characters with your adult. Draw a picture of each of the characters and write their name underneath it.
  • Can you use some old boxes and make the three different houses in the story?
  • Make finger puppets and props to re-tell the story. Remember to try and use expression to show that a character is speaking. When re-telling the story, make sure the main events are re-told in the correct order.

Week Commencing 11th May

  • This week we are going to focus on the traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Please click on the link below to read the story with an adult.
  • After reading the story, discuss this with an adult. How does the story begin? What happens next? How does the story end?
  • Talk about the main characters. Can you draw a picture of each character and write their name underneath? Remember to use a capital letter for each name.
  • Create some posters to warn Little Red Riding Hood about the wolf. Draw a picture of the wolf and then write some warning notices i.e. Watch out for the wolf! He will try to trick you!
  • Share your own opinions about the story with your adult.  

Week Commencing 4th May

  • Focus on the story, 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Clink on the link below to listen to the story.
  • Re-tell the story to an adult, try and sequence all the key events in the correct order.
  • Draw a picture of the characters in the story and write their names next to their picture.
  • Draw a picture to show the beginning of the story, an event from the middle and a picture to show how the story ends.
  • Under each picture, write a sentence to describe what is happening.
  • Do you like to eat porridge? If you do, ask your adult to show you how porridge is made. 

Week Commencing 27th April

  • Draw a picture of the main characters from the story, 'The Gingerbread Man'. Can you write the name of each character next to your picture?
  • Can you find a recipe and make your own gingerbread? 
  • Write down the instructions of how you made it.
  • Take a photograph of your gingerbread and ask your parent to email this to me. We can then have a look at the gingerbread we have made. 
  • Enjoy eating your gingerbread!

Week Commencing 20th April

  • Draw a picture of the main characters from the story, 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Can you write the name of each character next to your picture?
  • Look out of your bedroom window and talk about the plants that you can see growing. Can you name the plants? Maybe you could also draw a picture of some of the plants you can see.
  • Read the non-fiction book, 'Grow a Flower' by Margaret Clyne which has been allocated on your Bug Club. After reading the story, talk with a adult about how we care for plants and all the things that they need in order to stay healthy and grow.

Week commencing 23rd March

 

  • Discuss the seasonal changes that we can see now Spring is here.
  • Name the different flowers that are starting to grow.
  • Ask your child to draw a picture of what they have observed and to write own labels / sentences to accompany their work.
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