Starting our journey…

Greetings Platypuses! 

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It has been so lovely to be back with all of you and exciting to start our new topicJourneys! Talk to your adult about some of the journeys you have been on; what different describing words can you use to describe your journey?

Was your journey long? Short? Of medium length?

How did you travel?

Did you enjoy the way you traveled? (on foot/bus/train/car/aeroplane/bicycle/scooter etc.) 

What are the most environmentally friendly ways to travel

Can you describe some of the things you saw on your journey

In maths this week we have started to learn about money which is quite a challenging maths topic. If you have the opportunity to go shopping with your adults, especially for smaller items like fruit and vegetables, ask them about how much these things cost and talk about the coins you would use to pay for them.

You could also set up your very own shop at home and ask your family to come to your shop where you price the items as amounts such as 1p, 2p, 3p, 5p, 10, 12p, 15p and 20p. Happy shopping 🙂 

Next week we start the Pirates part of our Journeys topic which I know we are all very excited about! 

Here is our pirates playlist:

What do you already know about pirates

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 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 😦

We are still having too many toys brought to school and I will be confiscating them and only handing back to adults at the end of the day. Tennis balls are allowed for break times. 

Homework is due in on Mondays. Every two weeks the maths homework will be set via Mathletics (not in the blue folders) so make sure to check it this week! 

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 Thursday it is World Book Day. Children are encouraged to come in dressed as their favourite book characters and it would be lovely if adults could join us for story sharing time at the beginning of the day (9-9.30). 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

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The Storm Whale and plastic pollution

 Greetings and welcome back Platypuses!

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I hope you all enjoyed the break, you definitely seem fresh and full of energy for your new term of learning 🙂 It is lovely to be back with you. 

This week the whole school has been studying the same book ‘The Storm Whale‘. 

What happens in the story?

What would you do if you found  whale on a beach? 

What was your favourite part of the story? 

We have started an exciting special project all about plastic pollution in our oceans. We started with a 5 minute drawing exercise where Platypuses drew what they thought our oceans looked like; there were lots of wonderful pictures full of happy sea creatures and waves. We then watched some videos and looked at some pictures that showed us what some parts of our oceans and seas sadly look like…full of plastic.

What does plastic in the oceans do to the animals that live there? 

How does the animals eating plastic effect us (people)?

Talk with your adults and do some research (finding out), what can you do to reduce the amount of plastic going into our seas

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, I have sent home new elephant reminders with the updated day on. 

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 wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

Love,

Miss Linsley x