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 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 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.