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

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Rama and Sita + shapes!

Greetings Platypuses!

This term our topic is Weather and Festivals and we started it this week by learning about Diwali.

Check out the CBeebies link and the playlist below to rewatch the story of Rama and Sita and to learn more about Diwali celebrations. Like many stories belonging to different religions the story of Rama and Sita celebrates good triumphing (winning) over evil. Can you think of any other stories you know where this happens? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali?collection=lets-celebrate-celebrations 

What do people do at Diwali to celebrate? 

Can you name one thing they decorate with?

Which religions celebrate Diwali? (Hindus and Sikhs

Can you retell the story of Rama and Sita

How would you feel if you had to go into the forest full of demons? What would you do to survive

In maths this week we have been learning about shapes

How many different 2D shapes can you name?

How many sides does a square have? How many sides does a rectangle have? What is the difference between them? (a square has sides all the same length but a rectangle has 2 short and 2 long sides) 

How many 3D shapes can you name?

Can you find identify some 3D shapes around the home? 

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 😦

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!  Make sure you comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x