Farm trip!

Greetings Platypuses, 

Pictures coming soon – there are a lot to upload! 

This week we greatly enjoyed our trip to the farm. We learned more about farm animals and had the opportunity to touch, hold and feed some of them. 

Which animal was your favourite? Why?

What facts do you know about farm animals

It will be Blue Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. 

Love, 

Miss Linsley x

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Under the sea, oil spills and the lives of chickens

Greetings Platypuses,

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I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend in the sunshine! 

This week we have started learning about under the sea. How many different sea creatures can you name? What do you know about them? Do you have a favourite sea creature? Why is that one your favourite? 

Earlier this year we spent quite some time learning about how plastic pollution is impacting our oceans and this week we learnt about another type of pollution that can happen…oil spills. We are reading the story Whale Magic in which an oil spill happens. What can you tell your adults about oil spills

In our P4C (Philosophy for Children) session this week we watched an RSPCA video about  the lives of caged hens and free-range hens, both of which provide eggs that we buy in the supermarkets and shops. Learning how terrible life is for hens who live in cages was quite upsetting. We then discussed ‘What can we do to change things for caged hens?’ – see the photos above for our ideas. Can you think of any more ideas? Can you as a family make a change? 

Remember on Friday it is our trip to Vauxhall City Farm! Please remember to bring in your permission slips and we do have space for one more adult to accompany us, so please let us know! 🙂 

It will be Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. 

Love, 

Miss Linsley x

Goodbye dinosaurs and hello under the sea!!

Greetings Platypuses, 

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Tomorrow we start our new topic Under the Sea. What facts do you already know about life in the seas and oceans? Do you have any favourite books about sea creatures? 

Here is our Under the Sea playlist. There are lots of songs and lots of information to learn!

Remember on Friday it is the Summer Fair! 🙂 

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework, Mathletics and of course…fun! 

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. 

Love, 

Miss Linsley x

A sporty week!

Greetings Platypuses, 

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This week we have been getting ready for Sports Day, making cards to celebrate our dads or the other significant adults in our lives and learning yet more about dinosaurs! 

Exercise is fun and keeps us healthy. There are so many different kinds of exercise that you can do, so if you don’t like one just keep trying others and you’ll find the one for you! 

What is your favourite way to exercise

Can you tell your adult all the different ways you know how to stay healthy

Well done to everyone who took part in Sports Day and a big thank you to all the adults who were able to attend 🙂 

Next week we will be using a great resource on the Natural History Museum‘s website to see how the different dinosaurs moved and then we will have a go at moving just like them! 

If you would like to order a reusable spider bag painted by your child please let me know. We are making them for the Summer Enterprise Fair (Friday 28th June). 

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework, Mathletics and of course…fun! 

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. 

Love, 

Miss Linsley x

Digging up dinosaurs!

Greetings Platypuses! 

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What a fun week we have had! We have begun our dinosaurs topic which is rather a favourite of mine 🙂

Throughout the week we have started to learn more about dinosaurs and have of course been writing about them as well! We can’t go and visit dinosaurs because they are all gone forever…what is the word that means all of a kind of living thing is gone forever? (extinct)

Super word challenge: What is the name for someone who learns about and finds out about dinosaurs? (palaeontologist

What do we call the type of dinosaurs who eat plants? (herbivores) 

What do we call the type of dinosaurs who eat meat? (carnivores)

What do we call the type of dinosaurs who eat both plants and meat? (omnivores)

You may need to do some research to answer the following questions…

Can you name a dinosaur who was a herbivore? (Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus)

Can you name a dinosaur who was a carnivore? (Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Allosaurus) 

We haven’t learnt about many omnivores and actually there weren’t many; can you find out about any? 

This site has some great dinosaur learning clips on. We watched and discussed ‘Domination to extinction‘. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014m55k/clips

Further information on dinosaurs: 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/anatomy/Diet.shtml

https://www.kids-dinosaurs.com/dinosaur-facts.html

https://www.kidsdinos.com

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/dinosaurs.html

Dinosaur games:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/dinosaurs/games.htm

http://pbskids.org/games/dinosaur/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/andys-dinosaur-adventures-game

https://www.kidsdinos.com/dinosaur-games/

http://www.fungooms.com/GampasLand/

Dinosaur songs playlist:

Can you explain what a fossil is?

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

It will be Blue Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

On Friday it will be Sports Day! Please come to school in your proper school PE kit ready to get started! Adults if you would like to attend, help out and be a part of Sports Day then we would love to have you; please let one of the Reception team know  🙂 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Goodbye minibeasts and hello dinosaurs!

Greetings Platypuses! 

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Last week we were extremely busy with lots of independent writing, using technology in different ways, developing our hockey skills and learning about pattern

When we come back to school after half-term we will start our Animals topic which begins with…dinosaurs! Dinosaurs are one of my favourite topics so I am very excited…I hope you are too! 

What do you already know about dinosaurs? What more can you find out

Please remember to bring PE shoes (plimsoles or trainers) for PE on Monday

I hope you have a wonderful half-term full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework, Mathletics and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

It will be Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Have a lovely half-term 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Rhyming words and estimating

Greetings Platypuses, 

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This week in literacy we shared the Julia Donaldson story Superworm, tried writing riddles for the first time and worked on our awareness of rhyme

Which of these words, rhyme?

dog, hill, log, frog, mud

cat, dog, sat, pin, mat, hat, sit, bat

Have you got any books with rhyming words in? 

In maths we have been learning about estimating. What does it mean to estimate an amount? (to make a sensible guess as to how many there are) 

Ask your adult to put out different amounts of objects and then challenge yourself to estimate the amounts

Please remember to bring PE shoes (plimsoles or trainers) for PE on Monday

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

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I am very impressed with the minibeast projects that you have brought in. It will take some time to have everyone present theirs so if you haven’t had a chance yet be patient…your time will come! 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x