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

Funnybones!

Greetings Platypuses, 

This week we have been learning more about our bodies, particularly some of the important parts that we can’t see as they are tucked away inside us. 

Can you name two parts of the body that are inside us? (e.g. brain, heart, lungs etc.)

What do we call the very important part of us that keeps us standing and gives us shape so we aren’t just jelly on the ground?! (our skeleton

Do you think/know if the brain is a bone or a muscle? (a muscle) 

Check out some of the games and videos on the sites below to test your knowledge and learn more 🙂

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=body%20parts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqhbr82#zy47mp3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zswn39q

Now try the questions again, can you answer them with more confidence now? 

Here is our The Body playlist 🙂

We enjoyed the story Funnybones this week and even met Mr Skeleton who came to read it to us! What was your favourite part of the story and why? 

Here are some more Funnybones stories. Can you notice any similarities (things that are very like each other) between them?

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 win a prize for commenting…

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 😦

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please come wearing your PE kit and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x