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

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

Poppies and Remembrance Day

Greetings Platypuses!

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Today in class and in assembly we talked about Remembrance Day and on Sunday it will be Remembrance Sunday

What can you tell your adult about what you have learnt about why we have Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies

Sometimes we can find it upsetting thinking about the soldiers, doctors, nurses and many others who died taking care of our country so that we could live in safety in a country that treats everyone equally; it is important to remember that we didn’t know these people so we shouldn’t get too upset but we respect their memory and all the good they did.

I think they would be happy to see what good lives most people in Britain have now, at least in part because of them.

Unfortunately as the interactive whiteboard is not working I have not been able to show you some of the lovely videos that would help you to understand more about Remembrance Day but you can watch them below. 

I hope that one day there will be peace all over the world, how can we play our part in making the world a better place? (Being kind and helpful, always solving our disagreements with sensible words not unkind hands and treating everyone equally)

Many of you made beautiful poppy artwork which you can see in the photos above. 

Remember that on Sunday there will be a two minute silence at 11 o’clock. It is of course a choice as to whether you take part in it; why not talk to your adult about what you think and feel about it?

Homework is due on Tuesdays. It is the responsibility of each Platypus to hand in their own homework as they are developing their independence (they are reminded many times though!) If phonics books are not handed in then the next week’s homework slip cannot be attached. Maths homework will soon start being sent home, just as soon as the folders arrive 🙂

Reading diaries must be in book bags withs reading books (those for practise and those they have chosen to take home) every day as the day on which groups read changes. If books are not returned then we cannot send new books home which will be detrimental to the practise that could be done. Reading regularly is best! 

Next week is Anti-bullying week and on Monday we will be raising money for the Anti-Bullying Alliance by wearing odd socks (£1 contribution please). 

On Thursday it is the children’s individual photos so you may want to make sure they look extra specially smart that day! 

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. 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 lovely weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing and your fabulous phonics homework!  Do comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x