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

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Caterpillars, symmetry and telling the time

Greetings Platypuses! 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week our focus book has been The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Can you think of a describing word for some or all of the food below? Remember a describing word adds detail and helps whoever is reading our writing to better imagine what we are writing about. E.g. A juicy orange 

  • orange
  • apple
  • plum 
  • cake
  • lollipop 
  • ice cream
  • watermelon
  • a leaf 

In maths we have been learning to tell the time and exploring symmetry

Practise telling the time with your adult, can you tell the o’clocks? Next week we will be learning half past the hour. 

Where can you see symmetry around you? 

Platypuses had a fantastic time at our Maths Open Morning on Tuesday, thank you to all the adults who were able to attend.

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

On Friday it will be our first class assembly which I am very excited about!!! We have already started to learn a song (Tiny Caterpillar Song) and if you have a chance to practise the song the video is below. Platypus adults it would be great to see you there (a text will be sent out) 🙂 

It will be Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday this week. 

I look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Ahoy there shipmates!

Arr me hearties! 

 

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Photos on the way 🙂 

This week we have been learning about pirates and doing lots of pirate writing! Our focus book is Pirates Love Underpants which is very funny. 

Can you tell your adult what happened in the story?

Which part did you like best?

If you were a pirate what kind of treasure would you like to find?     

In maths we have continued to learn about money. Ask your adult if you can look at some of their coins – which ones do you recognise?

How many 1ps do you need to make 3p?

What are two different ways to make 5p?

How could you make 12p? What about 15p? 

Thank you to all the adults who were able to come and enjoy World Book Day  with us. We had a great time with lots of stories shared and super costumes. Remember to keep sharing books everyday 🙂 

I hope you have enjoyed 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 😦

Homework is due in on Mondays

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

Cinderella and Chinye

Greetings Platypuses!

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This week Cinderella visited! You helped her find her shoe and she introduced us to the story of Chinye which is a traditional tale from West Africa which is similar to the Cinderella tale. We discussed similarities and differences between the two stories and later on in our writing, wrote about them. 

Can you tell your adult one difference and one similarity between the story of Cinderella and the story of Chinye?

What was your favourite part in one of the stories?

Which story did you prefer (like more) and why

We have continued to work to master taking away and are becoming very good at it!

Traditional Tales has been such an enjoyable topic that has inspired us in all areas of our learning. Next term we move onto a new topic – Journeys – but do continue to explore traditional tales and talk about them. Remember the stories themselves are only the starting point, you can use your imagination to change them and make your own version or to inspire an entirely new adventure! Does the wolf always have to be bad? Can’t a princess rescue herself? Is a witch always evil? 

Happy half-term! 🙂

Have a wonderful holiday 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 😦 

Homework is due in on Mondays…so remember it on our first day back

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 in a week! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

The Magic Paintbrush and E-safety

Greetings Platypuses,

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We have heard two different versions of The Magic Paintbrush. One was read to you and one we watched – which one did you prefer (like more) and why? Can you remember some of the differences (some things that were different/not the same) and some of the similarities (things that were the same/very alike)? 

An important focus for us this week has been e-safety as it was Safer Internet Day on Tuesday. E-safety is all about staying safe on the internet. Talk to your adult about what you learnt this week and remember to always ask them if you aren’t sure about something.

In maths we have been learning all about shapes, especially 3D shapes.

Can you identify some 3D shapes around you right now? (a box is a cuboid, a can/tin is a cylinder, a ball is a sphere etc.) 

We have also been learning about Chinese New Year and had such fun making Chinese lanterns! We learnt about the Zodiac story and saw how people celebrate Chinese New Year. On the playlist below you will be able to learn some more about the celebrations and also watch some Chinese New Year folk tales.

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 😦 

Homework is due in on Mondays

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 enjoy a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, homework, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! Oooh do some mathletics too! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears…

Greetings Platypuses!

 

 

 

 

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This week we have been focusing on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The playlist above has several different versions of the story of Goldilocks, which one do you like best?

Why?

Are there any differences between them? 

What can we learn from this Traditional Tale?

Can you think of another Traditional Tale we could learn something from? 

Well done for another super week of learning and an overall much Greener week as well; let’s aim for even more Green-ness next week! 

In maths this week we have been learning about ordering by size

Can you order 3 objects in your home from biggest to smallest?

Now what about 5?

What mathematical language will you use to to describe their different sizes? 

Next week we will be learning about Chinese New Year as it is on Tuesday. It will be the Year of the Pig! Our book for next week is The Magic Paintbrush, we have already watched one version of it and next week will read a different version of it.

Can you explain what a ‘version‘ or ‘different version‘ of a story is? 

If you’d like to learn about Chinese New Year before next week then check out the playlist below 🙂 

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 😦 

Homework is due in on Mondays

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 enjoy a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, homework, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! Oooh and try out mathletics too! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Who is afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Greetings Platypuses, 

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This week began with with a growl when the Big Bad Wolf visited the class! Thankfully nobody was gobbled up (even though he said we looked delicious – yikes!) and then he ran off so he wouldn’t be captured because he didn’t want anything like burning his bottom in a pot of boiling water to happen to him again! 

Can you retell the story of The Three Little Pigs?

Which house was built first? Next? Last?

Why couldn’t the Big Bad Wolf blow the brick house down? 

If you were writing your own story about the Big Bad Wolf or the Three Little Pigs what would happen in it? What would you change from the version of the story we know? 

In maths we have been learning to take away (subtract). Can you complete the number sentences below? 

2 – 1 =

4 – 1 =

6 – 2 =

10 – 3 = 

We were very lucky to have a visit from author and illustrator Petr Horacek on Friday. We had a wonderful time watching him draw some of his characters and tell us about his stories and his writing. here are some more of his stories to enjoy: 

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 😦 If you are in Blue Team and didn’t get a chance to do Show and Tell last week then you will have your turn this week too. 

Homework is due in on Mondays

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. 

Thank you so much to all the adults who joined us for our Rights Respecting Open Morning on Wednesday, we hope you enjoyed yourselves 🙂 

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

Love,

Miss Linsley x