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I spy with my little eye, something beginning with...
What different items can you spy in this summer image?
Can you practise any of these circus tricks?
- Walk the tight rope
- use chalk to draw a line outdoors and see if you can balance along it.
- Balance a teddy or similar on your head for 5 seconds.
- Throw and catch a ball like a juggler.
- Practise being a gymnast.
- Tell a funny joke like a clown.
- Practise walking on stilts using tin cans.
- Create a ball toss game using empty tins.
- Create circus ribbon wands.
Follow this link for extra ideas: https://www.persil.com/uk/dirt-is-good/arts-crafts/circus-ideas-kids-3-craft-activities-outdoor-fun.html
Share photo or video of you practising these tricks with us! :D
Can you create a circus clown using only healthy snacks?
You could use fruit or vegetables to create your healthy circus clown treat, then enjoy eating it with a delicious healthy drink, like water, fruit juice, milk or even a fruit smoothy! Yummm!!
Can you list all of the fruit and vegetables that you can think of?
Create a chart of the healthy snacks you like, and the healthy snacks you don't like. Hopefully there are a lot more items in the 'like' column! :D
Our new topic is: The Circus. I hope you all enjoy this topic and have fun practising your skills at being a circus act!
Create Your Own Dinosaur
1. Listen to me read the story 'How to Grow a Dinosaur' that has be posted below.
2. Discuss what your dinosaur would be like if you could grow your own.
- Would you grow your favourite dinosaur?
- Would you create your own dinosaur that has never been seen before?
- What colour would it be? Polka dot? Stripy? Camouflage?
- What would it eat?
- Where would it live?
3. Draw a picture of your dinosaur and share it with us on Seesaw, or keep it safe to show us on your return to school. :)
Look at the labels on the side of the table, decide which ones you think animals need to survive and why? You could discuss this using my table provided, or you could create your own version at home. :)
Can you do some research to find out information about a zoo animal that you don't know very well?
1. Pick an animal to research in a book or online.
2. Then fill out this page with your new facts, or create your own similar worksheet at home. Draw pictures for each section. :)
Winning by only 1 point, in our most recent D1 poll is... The Slightly Annoying Elephant!!
View our SeeSaw page to listen to me read the story, and complete many zoo themed activities. I will also share extra activities here on our class page, throughout the next 2 weeks. I hope you all enjoy this topic.
1. Find some string, rope, shoe laces or anything similar in your home.
2. Use cardboard, card or paper and make lots of small holes ready to thread the string through. Or you could use sticks as shown in the example photos.
3. Thread away, making sure there’s lots of web for Spinderella to sit on.
4. Create your own version of Spinderella and place her on her new web.
And the winner is... Spinderella!!
View our SeeSaw page to listen to me read the story Spinderella, and complete the minibeast themed activities. I hope you all enjoy.
There are a number of children and families from D1 who are connected to SeeSaw but who have not yet been active on it. If you are one of these, please make contact and have a look on your child's SeeSaw page. There is important information regarding your child's home learning on there along with details about activities they need to complete. If you have difficulty accessing this or have any other difficulties regarding your child's home-learning please contact me through the form provided at the top of this page.
What Melts in the Sun?
Experiment with a range of different items you can find around your house, place them in separate sections of a tray / bowls / cups and investigate which items melt and which items don’t. Talk about what materials they are made from, is this the reason they didn’t melt?
Colour Changing Flowers
You will need:
- Flowers / celery / lettuce leaves - or experiment with anything else you think could work! - Jars / bowls / cups
- Food colouring - you could try paint if you don’t have food colouring.
- Fill each jar with water and food colouring - 2/3 tsp of colour.
- Cut off the bottom of the stem, so that the part touching the water is ready to absorb the water.
- Remove any leaves from the flower as these can slow down the experiment.
- Then add your flower to each jar and place them in a safe location that gets natural sunlight for a couple of days.
Make predictions of what might happen to the flowers over time and draw a picture of them before and another after and compare them.
While the sun is shining, practise your pencil control by drawing around the shadows of your favourite toys. Or draw around your own or your families shadows. I wonder who’s will be the tallest...
Create a bird feeder using empty bottles or cartons, make it unique by decorating it yourself. Don’t forget to cut out some shapes so that the birds can land on it and eat your tasty snack. If you haven’t got bird seeds at home don’t worry, birds also like bread, dried fruit, oatmeal, cereal and cake!!! Place them somewhere off the ground to encourage more birds to visit.
Create these investigator binoculars using toilet or kitchen roll tubes, decorate them to make them unique and attach them together using glue / string / ribbon or anything you have handy at home. Then you are ready to become wildlife investigators! 🕵️♀️ 🕵️♂️
Find a quiet area in your garden and use your binoculars to watch the birds or butterflies that land on your feeders, then draw pictures of them to record the different types of wildlife that has landed in your garden.
Here is a list of weblinks that can be used to support learning at home, I hope you all enjoy them!
Take care and keep well.
Home School Learning
During the winter term we have been extremely busy in D1, we have: been on a winter scavenger hunt to the forest area, learnt about all things healthy and all things Welsh, created bubble snow flakes, made shape snowmen, recognised our written name and learnt to write our initial sound, learnt about the Arctic and animals who live there, and investigated with ice and predicted ways to make it melt faster. We can't wait to get started on our next topic, spring!
Thank you for your wonderful attendance in our parental engagement sessions this half term, we're excited to see you in the future sessions to come. Don't forget to keep up to date with upcoming events on our school app and SeeSaw page; if you need new log in details please don't hesitate to ask.
We would like to welcome you back to D1 class, we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and wish you all a very Happy New Year.
This half term we will be focussing our learning on the topic winter; we have created a brand new Arctic small world area within the classroom, and will be asking the children what else they would like to find out about relating to the topic.
From a discussion with the children about what they would like to see in their role play area, we are in the process of creating a Vets corner in class. We will also be learning about different types of animals and how to care for them.
We are all very excited to get started on this terms learning, and thank you for your continuous support with home tasks! :)
Miss Potter, Mrs Britton and Miss James
It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Nursery children into D1. This will be a wonderful year full of learning and fun, we can't wait to begin our Nursery journey
This term we will be covering the topic 'All About Me' this will allow the Nursery staff to get to know a little more about your child, from their favourite toys to favourite foods.
The children will begin to go into Family Groups over the next half- term alongside having a personal journal to support their time in Nursery.
Here is some information about the Nursery class:
Welcome to our Nursery Class