Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World

Share this online storybook to help you to learn about online safety 🙂

http://online.fliphtml5.com/rotpe/jksg/

 

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Black History Month

Jambo Otters!

This week we have been celebrating Black History Month! We shared the story Follow the Drinking Gourd about how slaves followed a formation of stars (the shape made by several stars together looking like a drinking gourd) to freedom and they learnt about the stars through a song. You can listen to the story and sing the song using our Black History Month playlist:

Talk with you adults about the challenge questions below.

How do you think the slaves felt?

What exactly is a slave?

Why is slavery wrong?

What is racism?

Thank you to all the adults who came to our Open Morning 🙂

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It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please bring one toy/picture/item of choice if you would like to. 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 hope you have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing and playing! Make sure you comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Maths Mastery Challenge!

In maths we have been focusing on number…counting aloud, counting objects, recognising numbers, writing numbers and different ways to make 10 using a tens frame. 

Numbers playlist: 

Numbers and counting opportunities are all around us – try counting the number of cars you pass or vegetables you buy. Which numbers do you recognise as you walk around? Can you write them down in a special maths notebook? 

Number formation playlist:

This past week we have been working on (and will continue to work on) different ways to make 5 and 10. Use the link below to go to the interactive tens frame:

https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-frames/

Challenge: What different ways can you make 10? Comment below!

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Avocados!

Greetings Platypuses!

This week you heard the story of Avocado Baby. I love babies and avocados so I really like this story! I’m sorry I couldn’t be there on Monday to read it to you – I was thinking of you the whole time though!

Below you can listen to the story being read aloud and you can also have great fun with the avocado song which I totally forgot to introduce you to but we will do next week! The song teaches you how to make guacamole. Guacamole is a really yummy healthy dip that is easy to make and very tasty with tortilla chips or carrot sticks. Maybe you could ask your adult if you can have a try at making it sometime? (Lidl have very affordable avocados) 

Did you like the story? If so, why did you like it? If not why didn’t you like it?

What was your favourite part

Is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable? (a fruit although we usually eat it with other vegetables, a bit like tomatoes which are also a fruit but we eat with vegetables not other fruit) 

Can you name 6 other fruits or vegetables that you enjoy eating? 

Super challenge: Have you ever tried avocado? If so can you describe what sort of taste it had? Can you compare it to anything else? 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing and playing! This week make sure you comment on the blog! I wonder who will be first to win a prize for commenting… Batu I owe you  prize from last week 🙂 

It will be Blue Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please bring one toy/picture/item of choice if you would like to. 

On Tuesday we have our Black History Month Open Morning and would love to see as many Platypus adults there as possible 🙂 Today we started to learn about the Windrush and to learn the song Jambo which is in Swahili which is a language spoken in many countries in Africa including Kenya, which is mentioned in the song. 

On Thursday school closes at 2pm for Parents Evening. I have 17 slips that have been returned, if you haven’t handed yours in yet please do so ASAP. On Friday school is closed for a teachers INSET day so don’t come in that day! 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please come wearing your PE kit! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Funnybones!

Greetings Platypuses, 

This week we have been learning more about our bodies, particularly some of the important parts that we can’t see as they are tucked away inside us. 

Can you name two parts of the body that are inside us? (e.g. brain, heart, lungs etc.)

What do we call the very important part of us that keeps us standing and gives us shape so we aren’t just jelly on the ground?! (our skeleton

Do you think/know if the brain is a bone or a muscle? (a muscle) 

Check out some of the games and videos on the sites below to test your knowledge and learn more 🙂

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=body%20parts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqhbr82#zy47mp3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zswn39q

Now try the questions again, can you answer them with more confidence now? 

Here is our The Body playlist 🙂

We enjoyed the story Funnybones this week and even met Mr Skeleton who came to read it to us! What was your favourite part of the story and why? 

Here are some more Funnybones stories. Can you notice any similarities (things that are very like each other) between them?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing and playing! This week make sure you comment on the blog! I wonder who will win a prize for commenting…

It will be Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please bring one toy/picture/item of choice if you would like to.Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please come wearing your PE kit and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

 

Learning about our rights…and lots of other things too!

Greetings Platypuses!

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This week we have begun to learn about the rights of a child. Herbert Morrison is very proud to be a Gold Award Rights Respecting school and it is very important that you learn about your rights. Children all over the world have the same rights but sadly they are not always respected. We will be learning more about your rights every week. 

We have started our phonics learning and have been practising the following letter sounds:

s

a

t

We have also been learning these tricky words:

I

the

Practise these and we will be learning new sounds next week.

Some of you are practising blending and segmenting words, the following video will help you to practise. 

Next week we will be learning about our bodies. Which different body parts can you already name? Can you learn some more this weekend? 

We are still working on developing our green behaviour in school. Have a listen to these songs which will help you to remember how to make good choices

Last but not least our lovely school nurse came to visit us to talk to us about hand washing and show us how important it is! Can you tell your adults what we did with Miss Alba which was super fun and meant we really had to wash our hands? 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing and playing! This week make sure you comment on the blog! I wonder who will be first to win a prize for commenting…

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please bring one toy/picture/item of choice if you would like to. 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please come wearing your PE kit! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

A creative week :)

Greetings Platypuses!

Finally we are all together! We now have a full class of 29 and know our colour teams (I will send home a colour team list on Monday). I have sent home a new Elephant Reminder which shows that Show and Tell is now on Tuesday afternoons. Due to the moving around of our class music lesson I had to re-work the timetable hence the change of day. 

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We have begun to settle into a school routine, this includes starting our phonics and maths lessons and practising important behaviour and good manners such as raising our hand on the carpet when we want to talk, taking turns, forming a sensible line, using kind hands and words and of course making good green choices.

Here are some of the stories we have shared this week.

This one was very popular and caused a lot of laughter! 

Who is in your family? What do you like to do together? 

What did you like about these books? Was one of them your favourite? Why

Practise tricky wordsI‘ and ‘the‘ and the letter sound ‘s‘.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing and playing! This week make sure you comment on the blog! I wonder who will be first to win a prize for commenting

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please bring one toy/picture/item of choice if you would like to. 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please come wearing your PE kit! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x