For those of you back at school welcome back.
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It will be great to see you on our screen. We can all wave to each other!
This half-term we are looking at the stories of Owl Babies, Monstersaurus and Supermarket Zoo!
Lots of reading, thinking, writing and making to do!
This term we have forest school activities both at home and at school - treasure hunts, making food for the birds and lots more!
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Summer 2nd, week 7, 13th – 17th July
This week our maths activities and ideas are based around the book “How many legs?” by Kes Gray and Jim Field.
Lots and lots of legs to count! A leg count!
Guess my rule! In order to do some more complex patterns we are going to look closely at some of the features of the animals! Who knows what might come along!
Talking Together Guess my Rule. Think about legs, feet, what kind of feet?
Literacy – The Hairy Toe by Daniel Postgate
Draw a picture of the monster who is looking for his hairy toe! Write a description of what he looks like!
Ordering the animals!
Time to use your counting skills to order the animals from the fewest number of legs to the greatest! Get counting!
Literacy – lets remind ourselves of one of our favourite stories!
We’re going on a bear hunt! by |Michael Rosen
Draw a story map and add all the fun sounding words such as swishy swashy!
Animal combo addition!
Combine the legs to do some addition in 2 different ways. First we will start with an amount and add another creature. Then we will add groups together!
Literacy – Act out your story map – use funny voices, add lots of sound effects and actions! If you forget the story use your story map to help you! Act the story out to your family! Get them to join in!
What will happen if someone or something leaves our leggy party?
Literacy – OH! The bear wasn’t scary! The bear was lonely and wanted to be friends! Make up your story about how you and the bear became friends! Write your story as a story map.
I am Game!
We will tell you how many creatures or characters our number is. Your leggy mission is to find the combination of animals.
Literacy – write up your story or make up another story about you and the bear going on a trip somewhere.
Watch another story about feet!
One is a snail and ten is a crab book
Make up your own sums!
1 dog and 1 spider = how many legs altogether?
2 spiders = ?
Learn to count in tens!
Toasty toes counting by tens by Michael Dahl.
Happy summer holidays!
To all of our Little Pippins,
I wish that we could all have been together the last few weeks and that we could have a last day together in Little Pippins!
I look forward to seeing you next term when we are all back at school together. I also look forward to hearing about how well you will do in your new class. I know Mr Flitton is looking forward to having you in his class and that you are all going to become Pendragons! (Luckily, Pendragons are a type of apple and not a type of dragon!)
You will have Mrs Mockridge and Miss B with you so I know that you will all look after each other as you start Year 1 together.
Please send me photos of what you get up to in the holidays or send me an e-mail.
Happy holidays and see you soon.
From Mrs Maynard
Our story this week is about The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!
Off we Go! First things first, we need a rocket to help Danny and Dinosaur get into space. Design your own space rocket and get ready for count down! Either make a 3D model using empty boxes from around your home or draw a rocket using 2D shapes.
Remember to count down from 20 to blast off!
Lunchbox Challenge What large amounts of food could you suggest to feed a Dinosaur? Can you think of 20 things he could eat? (It doesn’t matter how silly!) Write a list in your writing book.
Write the numbers from 20 down to 1.
Describe your rocket.
How many 2D circles or 3D spheres did you use?
Squares or cubes
Rectangles or cuboids
Did you use any cylinders?
Write down in your maths book how many of each shape you used.
Then find a 3D shape in your house. How many faces, edges or corners does it have? Find another 3D shape and work out how many faces, edges or corners. Record your findings in your maths book.
Danny and Dinosaur are going to space! But when Danny realises he’s forgotten Dino’s lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way home: the rocket! How will Dino get them back home? Come up with a plan.
Dino Stacking! In “The Dinosaur that Pooped the past” A, B and C get themselves into all sorts of stacking patterns! Can you arrange your 3 dinosaurs in 5 different ways? Use a different coloured dot or shape for each dinosaur.
Make your own A, B and C Dinosaurs. All you need is your hands and some paint! Dip your full hand in the paint and make your dino shape. Can you label your dino with how many scales, eyes, spots they have? Can you give your dinosaur a name?
If you don’t have any paint then draw around your hand, cut it out and decorate it.
You could write about a day in the life of the Pooping Dinosaur. What do you think he might get up to? What might he eat? Where might he go? Does he go back to the past? Story link below.
Pooping Planets! That Dinosaur just keeps on pooping! Keep an eye on him! Can you tell us how many that would be? (Slide 4 onwards.)
What happens if you add 1 more? How many altogether?
Record your answers in your book.
Choose a number between 1 and 5. Double it. How many have you got now?
Can you double all the numbers from 1 to 5? If you can, double the numbers from 6 to 10. Use your ten frames to help.
Let’s go on a rocket ride! Write an exciting story of your Rocket Adventure!
Think about who, where, when, what happens etc
Numeracy (Slide 4)
Talking Together You will need 2 dice. Roll the dice. See your double number. Look at which part of the rocket you can draw. The winner is the first person to draw a complete rocket. You will need to roll a six to start. (On either of your dice.)
If you don’t have a dice then have 6 pieces of paper and draw the dice dots on them, then do a lucky dip to choose your number.
Talking Together activity
Danny’s friends want to go on a rocket ride. How many different ways can you share the children onto the 2 rockets? It doesn’t have to be a fair share!
Your volcano is about to erupt!!! You have to escape the exploding volcano! What are you going to do?
Write down how you are going to escape!
Create your own planet The lost world!
What will your planet look like? Will it be one that has been looked after or has it been eaten by a dinosaur? Will it have rivers or seas? Will it have islands? This is like a large scale map!
Make a 2D of a planet!
Give directions so somebody in your family can find their way around your planet.
Use directional words such as forward, backwards, left, right etc.
Have a lovely weekend and watch out for dinosaurs!