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Happy Friday Class 1!

Today, we are going to be doing some recapping of our maths skills.

I would first like you to have a go at ordering and sequencing numbers, with this caterpillar number game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

caterpillar ordering

There are lots of options for this game, so you can make it as challenging as you would like. Reception children should practice with numbers up to 20, whilst Year 1 children should be looking at numbers to 100.

You could also have a go at this game, where you have to collect the numbers in the right order to grow your caterpillar and turn him into a butterfly: https://www.tvokids.com/preschool/games/caterpillar-count

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Or why not have a go at these tasks looking at one more and one less than a number. Reception children should focus on numbers up to 10, progressing to numbers up to 20 for more of a challenge. You will need some finger paint for these activities:

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Then see if you can have a go at these maths problems. Don’t forget, you can use jotting, pictures, or loose part resources to help you find the answers.

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Have a lovely day!

Miss Latham

 

Today’s suggested activities

Happy Thursday Class 1!

I hope you enjoyed making and eating your hungry caterpillar snacks yesterday. I was very impressed with your creations.

Sorry for the late upload, but the website isn’t allowing me to upload any photos, pictures or documents into my post, so I do apologise.

Today we are going to look at the lifecycle of a caterpillar. First, I would like you to watch this timelapse video:

Can you discuss these questions:

  • What do you think was happening?
  • What happened to the caterpillar when it hung down from the branch?
  • How was the caterpillar different at the end?
  • How did the caterpillar transform into a butterfly?

We all love butterflies for their beautiful, brightly-coloured wings. But did you know that these fab flyers begin life as something completely different? As they grow, they undergo one seriously terrific transformation – a process known as “metamorphosis“.

National Geographic kids explains the process really well, so have a little go at some research:https: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/insects/butterfly-life-cycle/

For your main task then, I would like you to create your own model lifecycle of a butterfly. There are some lovely ideas for how to do this if you google ‘lifecycle of a butterfly crafts’, so have a look and see which one you’d like to have a go at.

Then have a go at writing some sentences to explain the four stages of a caterpillar’s metamorphosis. Remember:

  • Capital letters and full stops.
  • Finger spaces
  • Sound out your words to spell them

Sorry that I’m unable to provide you with any pictures or links. Hopefully, it will be back working by tomorrow’s post.

Miss Latham

An interesting discovery!

Morning!

I thought it would be nice to share some photographs of a very interesting discovery made by Mia, Daisy and Evie.

Hiding in one of the towers of tyres, they found a nest with 4 little baby birds tucked inside. With the school being quieter than normal, the mummy bird obviously thought it would the perfect place for her nest.

Yesterday, we watched as the mummy bird bought worms back to the nest, for her babies to eat.

Hopefully we won’t disturb the babies when we return to school. If any budding bird watchers can identify what birds they are, send me an email!

Miss Latham

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The Virtual School Games have started!

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The week 1 challenge is Dodgeball and you can access the challenge sheet here.  Links to the videos showing how to complete the challenge are included in the challenge sheet.

Remember, #VirtualSTWSchoolGames is open to all primary school age children – simply send the videos of your challenge attempt to schoolgames@energizestw.org.uk.

Please remember to state that you are from Crudgington, and whether they have permission to share your entries on their online media.

Have fun and good luck! Miss Howell

Today’s suggested activities

Happy Wednesday Class 1! We’re half way through the week!

The rest of this week’s activities will be looking at caterpillars. Here is a story about a VERY hungry caterpillar:

When you’ve watched and listened to the story, can you discuss these questions with your mum or dad:

  • Where was the caterpillar egg?
  • What day did the caterpillar come out of the egg?
  • What was the first food he ate?
  • What did he eat 3 of?
  • What day did he eat 4 strawberries?
  • Can you remember some of the unhealthy foods he ate?
  • What day did he build his cocoon?
  • How long did he stay in his cocoon for?
  • What did he transform into at the end?

Today’s activity is all about food! The Very Hungry Caterpillar made some healthy and some not so healthy food choices. Do you know what types of foods are healthy and which foods are unhealthy if we eat too much of them?

Why not have a go at this food sorting activity to help you remember:

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For your main task today, I’d like you to have a go at designing a healthy snack in the style of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Here are some pictures for inspiration:

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Have a look in your cupboards, fridge and freezer to see what foods you have, then get to designing your snack. Remember to sound out and write the ingredients you need, as best you can.

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Once you have designed your snack, you will need to make it! This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop some cooking and physical development skills, whether that be through grating, chopping, slicing, peeling, cutting etc, so try to be as safe, but independent as possible. Don’t forget to send me a picture of your finished snack before you eat it!

Your next task is to sound out and write to tell me how you made your snack and then evaluate it. Rate your snack out of 5 stars for healthiness and tastiness!

Hungry caterpillar

I hope you enjoy getting creative!

Miss Latham

Today’s suggested activities

Happy Tuesday class 1!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s snail themed activities, as we’re going to carry on with the snail theme today too.

First I have some really interesting art by the Artist Jacek Yerka. He is a Polish surrealist painter born in 1952. Surrealist art is inspired by dreams and fantasies, and often pairs things together that you wouldn’t normally see in real life.

If you’d like to learn more about surrealist art, watch this video: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/surrealism

Have a look at these 3 paintings by Yerka:

Yerka 1 Yerka 2 Yerka 3

Can you discuss these questions with an adult in your house:

  • Do you like the pictures?
  • Why/ why not?
  • What can you see in the pictures?
  • Are the pictures similar?
  • How are they similar?
  • How are the pictures different?

Yerka was inspired by the idea that snails carry their home (their shell) on their back.

For your task today, I would like you to create your own picture in the style of Yerka, by drawing a snail with a different kind of home on his back. You could draw your home, or make up a fantasy home. Remember surrealist art isn’t based in reality, so you can be as creative as you like and don’t limit yourself to drawing if there is another technique you’d like to use i.e. collage or painting.

When you have drawn your snail, I would like you to have a go at writing a description, or some descriptive sentences about the home you have designed and drawn.

Your description should include:

  • Full stops and capital letters.
  • Adjectives- expanded noun phrases (2 adjectives with a comma between them)
  • Conjunctions like and/because/so.

Reception children, have a go at sounding out and writing some simple descriptive sentences about your snail’s home. Maybe use these sentence stems to help you get started:

‘My home has…’

‘The house is…’

I can’t wait to see some of your creative surrealist art, so don’t forget to send me a picture by email.

Miss Latham

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