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Weekly Challenge

Each week, I will post a new story as our book focus. I will list various different activities for your child to complete during that week. Send pictures of your work to me through dojo. If you have any problems, please message me and I will help. Keep safe, Mrs Williams smiley

Week commencing 1st June 2020

 

                        

This week our story is 'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister. Watch and listen to the story using the youtube link below, under the link is the list of activities you could complete this week based on the story. Show me your work by sending photos on dojo.

The Rainbow Fish

Activity 1 - Write a story about a Rainbow Fish or even a different 'rainbow' animal, e.g. a Rainbow Bird, a Rainbow Butterfly or a Rainbow Cat. What might happen to them? Use pictures and words to tell your story.

 

Activity 2 -  Write down describing words to describe the Rainbow Fish.

 

Activity 3 - Create your own Rainbow Fish using what you have in the house. Below are some examples:

 

     

 

                                          

 

Activity 4 - How does the Rainbow Fish behave throughout the story. How did his behaviour make the other fish feel?

 

Activity 5 - Can you think of ways you can show kindness? See the link and picture below, do you already do some these? Can you find some acts of kindness you can do around the home for or with your family?

 

https://activehappykid.com/acts-kindness-kids/

 

                        

 

Activity 6 - Listen to some relaxing sea music in the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCSkv62weI0

 While you are listening to the music think of the creatures you would find in the sea, draw a picture.

 

Activity 7 - Have a look at the link below to watch videos of different sea animals .Write some facts about your favourite animals you saw.

 https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

 

Activity 8 - Have at go at some of these Under the Sea themed maths challenges:

Week commencing 25th May 2020 - Half Term Week

 

 As it is meant to be half term next week there won't be a set book & challenges to complete. Instead I would like you to enjoy some relaxing family time making memories together and stay safe. There are some fun things happening online during half term if you would like to check them out:


A virtual visit to London Zoo - Their You tube page has lots of videos of their animals:

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjaAaazxCCy0OaIwONtFbHQ


Swansea Bay have a virtual treasure hunt everyday of half term - follow them on Facebook and Twitter to join in via this link: 
https://www.visitswanseabay.com/blog/2020/05/21/enjoy-may-half-term-athome/

 

Hope you have a fun and safe week, don't forget you have still send me some pictures of what you get up to on dojo.

 

Stay safe, Mrs Williams laugh

Week commencing 18th May 2020

This week our story is 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. Watch and listen to the story using the youtube link below, under the link is the list of activities you could complete this week based on the story. Show me your work by sending photos on dojo.

The Gruffalo -

18.05.20 - Home learning activities for 'The Gruffalo'

 

Activity 1 - Draw or paint your own imaginary creature. Write some facts about it: where does it live? What does it eat? etc.

 

Activity 2 -  Create a food chain using the animals in the story. Can you research and find any other food chains for any other animals?

 

Activity 3 - The mouse pretends to be 'the scariest creature' in the wood. What other 'scary' animals can you think of? Can you write a story about a scary animal?

 

Activity 4 - Write describing words to describe the Gruffalo and your imaginary creature.

 

Activity 5 - There are lots of rhyming words in the story can you listen for them and think of any other rhyming words. 

 

Activity 6Explore the website https://www.gruffalo.com/ There are lots of fun activities on this website.

 

Activity 7 - Make some Gruffalo crumble with an adult. 

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Week commencing 11th May 2020

This week our story is 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley & Neal Layton and 'Not A Stick' by Antoinette Portis. Watch and listen to the stories using the youtube links below, under the links are the list of activities you could complete this week based on the stories. Show me your work by sending photos on dojo.

Stanley's Stick

Not A Stick by Antoinette Portis Read Aloud

11.05.20 - Home learning activities for 'Stanley's Stick' & 'Not A Stick'

 

Activity 1 - Once you have watched and listened to the stories go on a stick hunt and collect lots of different sticks.

 

Activity 2 - Use the sticks you have collected to make a picture, make shapes, letters etc.

 

Activity 3 - Make a stick person and give it a name, create an adventure that you could go on with your stick, record it and try writing the story down.

 

Activity 4 - Order the sticks in size order from longest to shortest.

 

Activity 5 - Choose 1 stick from your collection, find objects that are shorter than your stick and objects that are longer than your stick. Draw and label the objects with the shorter objects on one half of a piece of paper and the longer objects on the other half.

 

Activity 6 - Make mud paint and use the sticks collected to paint and picture, write your name & numbers, write tricky words.

 

 

Week commencing 4th May 2020

 

This week our story is 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey' by Julia Donaldson. Watch and listen to the story using the youtube link below, under the link is the list of activities you could complete this week based on the story. Show me your work by sending photos on dojo.

Night Monkey Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson

04.05.20.20 - Home learning activities for 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey'

 

Activity 1 - Telling the time. Use the websites below to learn about telling the time:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm

Once you've watched the videos choose one day from the week to tell me about using times of the day you did things. 

 

Activity 2 Can you research monkeys and create a fact file using the facts you've found (where they can be found, what they eat, different types of monkeys etc).

 

Activity 3Could you and your grown up use some bananas to make a nice treat? It could be banana bread, banana pancakes, bananas muffins or even make a picture using cut up bananas and I will try and guess what it is.

 

Activity 4 Can you draw the shadow on some of your favourite toys and figures on a piece of paper.

 

 

Ask someone to draw your shadow at the start of the day on the ground outside. Go back outside throughout the day and draw your shadow again, see what happens to your shadow. **Make sure you stand in the same spot each time and write the times next to each shadow** Take a photo at the end of the day to show me.

 

 

Activity 5 Can you create your own bedtime story. Draw a story a map to show your story and then write your story using your story map to help you. Here's an example of a story map to remind you how to do it.

 

 

 

Week commencing 27th April 2020

 


This week our story is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. Watch and listen to the story using the youtube link below, under the link is the list of activities you could complete this week based on the story. Show me your work by sending photos on dojo.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27.04.20 - Home learning activities for 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

 

Activity 1 - Sort the foods mentioned in the book in to 'Healthy' and 'Non-healthy' foods. Draw the healthy foods on one half of a piece of paper and the unhealthy foods on the other half of the piece of paper.

 

Activity 2 - Watch a real life video of a butterfly life cycle and then make your own life cycle of a butterfly. This could be on paper or a recording of you telling me it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilNwX9-_Kko

 

Activity 3 - Learn the days of the week and write a diary for the week. Tell me something you have done on each day of the week and also the food you have eaten on that day too.

 

Activity 4 - Create a beautiful butterfly picture. Use things you have in your house (paints, crayons, pens, pencils etc) or you could use things you find outside/in your garden (stones, flowers, leaves, grass etc).

 

Activity 5 - Have a go at ' The Hungry Caterpillar' cosmic yoga on youtube. 

 

 

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