Good morning Greenfinches!
Well done on your first week of virtual learning, you and your parents have done a fantastic job! I hope that you had fun being astronauts yesterday? I was very excited to see the International Space Station go over my house on Wednesday evening! There are lots of exciting activities for you to do today and it would be great to hear how you get on with your Science experiment. As always, please make sure an adult knows that you are using the online links. Always follow the e-safety rules we have learned about at school. If anything does not seem right, let an adult know straight away.
Phonics/ Handwriting Practise
Winston has a new sound in his pot! ‘Winston, Winston, what sound have you got? I’m going to look in your pot!’
It’s the air sound.
Geraldine Giraffe is practising the air sound here:
Have a go at reading these air words on the PowerPoint below.
Maybe you could make you could make your own Winston and a pot with some of your toys?
I hope you are enjoying reading your school books to an adult at home? What new sounds have you noticed? What do you like most about the story? Is it similar to any other stories that you know?
Choose one of your favourite books at home and tell the story to your toys, like you are Ms Addison reading to the class!
We are going to be looking at subtraction or taking away today.
1.You will need 5 teddies or dolls lined up or in a ‘tree’.
2. Sing Five Little Monkeys – here is a clip to help you:
3. Each time Mr Crocodile eats a monkey, you need to take away one of your monkeys! How many have you got left?
You now need 10 teddies! How many more teddies do you need to add to the 5 you already have to make 10? Count them carefully.
1. Line up your 10 teddies in a bed and sing Ten in a Bed:
2. Take one of your teddies away each time one falls out of bed in the song.
3. How many do you have left?
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Do you remember our class ‘Jar of Joy’ that we put buttons in? We went around the class and said one thing that we liked about someone else, or we thought they were good at?
Why don’t you do this with your family and share things that are making you happy, that they are good at or you are grateful for. Put a button in from me for trying so hard this week in your first week of virtual school, I’m very proud of you!
If you don’t have buttons, you could use beads or pieces of lego!
Floating and Sinking
Each week there will be an exciting experiment for you to try and today you are going to explore floating and sinking.
1. Fill a bowl, cup, jar, or container (ideally a transparent one so you can see through it) with water.
2. Choose a selection of toys and objects from around your house (check which ones are okay to use first with your grown up).
3. Choose an object and predict (guess) if you think it will float or sink. Can you explain why?
4. Put your object in the water and test it! Were you right? What happened?
5. Repeat with different objects.
Think about these questions:
- Does the size or weight of the object make a difference?
- If you hold something down that floats will it stay down?
- Do frozen objects float?
- Does what an object is made from mean it will always float or sink?
Draw a picture of the objects you tested and put an x for those that didn’t float and a tick for those that did float in your book. Can you use your phonics to write the name of your object?
- What happens if you change the liquid?!
- Do the objects still react in the same way?
Try fizzy liquid and see what happens. Have fun!