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Newsletter Week beginning 08.06.2020

                                                                                                                        Tuesday 9th June 2020

Hello KS1 parents, carers and children,

 

Newsletter number 10! My daughter Aimee has a quarantine countdown in her room that she updates daily. She finished a couple of days before us on the Wednesday while we finished on the Friday but look how many days we have been at home! I’m missing the good weather though as I was loving sitting out in the garden reading my book! The year 1 and 2 team are having many meetings now to get ready for when you come back to school, whether that is before the summer holidays or afterwards. I also had a lovely treat this week - a postcard from one of our year 2 children. I so enjoyed reading it!

 

As usual, have a look at the key stage 1 photo album to see what your favourite teachers have been doing in lockdown life!

This week I’ve pinched an idea from Mrs Naylor who has been writing the year 5 and year 6 newsletter. She has given the children one picture and then lots of activities to complete about the picture. Sometimes a change is as good as a rest they say so I thought we would try something a little bit different too! Hope you like it!

Remember that school will be back open again on Monday 8th June, so you will be able to go and collect new learning packs again as usual.

 

Picture Activities Week

Look at this picture. I love a ‘busy’ picture and talking about what we can see!

Have a go at the activities in the grid below that link to this funny picture.

Art
Could you…draw one of the animals?
Choose one of the animals in the zoo to draw.
Perhaps you want to aim high and draw your own zoo with lots of different animals inside.
Remember to keep them to show your teacher when you return.

Geography
Could you…find where some animals live?
We can see animals in a zoo, but this isn’t where they would normally live. Use the internet to find out where elephants live or where in the world you would find tigers?
Aim higher: What continent is the country in?

Talking

We know that talking with your child is so important. Why not have a look at the picture together and ask your child the following questions:

1) What animals can you see?
2) What’s your favourite/least favourite animal and explain why?
3) Anything unusual about this zoo?
(eg: A crocodile walking with a briefcase for example!)
4) Have you ever been to a zoo? Would you like to go to one? Why or why not?
5) Do you think the children are safe at this zoo? Explain what you are thinking.

 

Art/Literacy
Could you…design a new animal?
I’ve made a chiraffe! This animal can run as fast as a cheetah. It has the long neck of a giraffe, which is helpful to spot prey from long distances away. It then uses its powerful legs to catch it!
Use your imagination and go wild!

The busy zoo

Please refer to the picture above.

Literacy
Could you…describe your favourite animal?
My favourite animal in the picture is the tiger.
My description is:
The huge, roaring tiger stood on the large grey blocks. His thick orange and black stripy fur made me want to cuddle him. Maybe not a good idea!  His long tail swished backwards and forwards. His enormous, red tongue licked his lips hungrily when he saw the children at the zoo. I wonder what he was thinking. Can you guess?

 

Research
Could you…make a fact file about an animal?
I love finding out new information especially things I didn’t know. Choose an animal and find out some facts about them.

Did you know….. that elephants spend between 12 and 18 hours eating grass, plants and fruit every day!

Did you know….. that polar bears have black skin and although its fur looks white, it is actually transparent (this means see through).

Did you know….. that sea lions are very friendly and are always together. They don’t like being on their own!

Maths
Could you…write your own zoo maths problem and solve it?
There were 3 elephants in one cage, 5 tigers in the next cage and 4 zebras in the last cage. How many animals were in the zoo altogether?

Maybe a grown up can write one for you to solve too! Remember to use different operations.

 

 

Britain’s Got Talent

You will know from my assemblies that I love this programme. It can show us amazing examples of never giving up and being a great friend.

Last weekend, there was an amazing act, which looked at the damage that we are doing to our oceans. Watch the act here and talk about it with a grown up or an older brother or sister. I thought it was so powerful! Did anything surprise you? Write down some of the facts that you found interesting.

 

       
   
     

You will need to go onto You tube and search Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) – The future of oceans is in our hands!

Take care, stay safe and well and enjoy spending time together!

 

The KS1 team!

 

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