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

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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