Welcome to Robin Class

 

Class Timetable

Please find below a variety of resources to support learning at home during this uncertain time. I hope you find these useful.

Home Learning for week commencing Monday 6th March

Dear Robin Class,

I hope you are continuing to enjoy time with your families and have had fun completing the activities and tasks set last week. Remember it is really important to keep practising the skills we have been learning in class but also to enjoy participating in activities with your families e.g. playing board games, going on a daily walk and talking about what you can see, sharing a bedtime story and playing games such as eye spy. 

This week the focus text is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.  (click the link below to access the story)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film - YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Introducing the text:

Share the text with your family highlighting the main characters and plot. Talk about how the characters feel at different points in the text and discuss reasons why.

Retelling the story:

Act out the story with members of your family, you could even make masks for you all to wear.

Make a story board.

Make a story map.

Use lego to create 'The very hungry Caterpillar' and a setting to use this to retell the story.   

 

                                        Hungry Caterpillar Teaching Resources & Story Sack Printables ...       The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Story Map | Teaching Resources   

                                               Libraryland | Hungry caterpillar activities, The very hungry ...                                 LEGO Inspired Story Retelling of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

Inference:                                                                                             

Discuss with an adult how the caterpillar is feeling at each point in the text. Can you give reasons why?

Please find below a reading response map to support in assessing the children's understanding of the text.

  

                                                               The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Reading Response Map | Printable Book ...

 

Mark Making/Writing task:

Can you complete a diary for the foods The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats?

Use the book to help you produce a diary for 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. Draw pictures of the food he eats n the correct order and label them. Use the phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs you have been learning in class to write a sentence for each day. e.g. On Monday he ate one apple.

 

                                           FREE! - 5 Day Food Diary Writing Frame to Support Teaching on The ...

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-897-the-very-hungry-caterpillar-5-day-food-diary-writing-frame

The Very hungry Caterpillar has written you a letter asking for your help, read the letter below:

 

 

Dear Robin Class,

I am writing to you in search of your help. I have heard that you are very knowledgeable about eating a healthy balanced diet and know about the different food groups that we should eat and their benefits.

I am a very greedy caterpillar and will eat anything I see! This week I have eaten 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges, a piece of chocolate cake, an ice cream, 1 pickle, some swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, a slice of cherry pie, a sausage, a muffin and a piece of watermelon. This gave me an horrendous stomach ache and made me feel extremely miserable. I didn’t know how to make it better. I spotted a luscious green leaf which looked appetising so I ate it! Do you know? It made me feel better and my stomach ache did subside. I have decided I don’t want to keep suffering pains in my stomach anymore but am unsure about the types of food I should be eating to keep me healthy.

Do you think you would be able to help me?

I would need you to create a menu plan for me to follow so I am eating a variety of nutritional foods.

Please write to me to inform me whether you are able to help.

 

Thank you Robin Class,

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

P.S. my address is:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar,

The Big Green leaf,

The Garden,

Caterpillar Lane.

 

 

Do you think you will be able to help?

Talk to an adult about foods that are healthy providing reasons why. Highlight the foods you think you should include in your menu and how these would help The Very Hungry Caterpillar to stay healthy.

Now begin to create your menu.

Remember to include the day and the foods to consume for that day e.g. Monday, 1 carrot and 2 lettuce leaves etc.

Take a photograph of your menu and post it on our Twitter page.

 

Now can you reply to The Very Hungry Caterpillar informing him what you intend to do for him? When you write a letter remember to open with the vocabulary 'Dear'. 

 

Maths:

 

Sharing: 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is very greedy and enjoys eating anything in sight. This has caused a problem as the other Caterpillars in the habitat are becoming increasingly hungry as they are not able to source the food they require. The Hungry Caterpillar needs to learn to share. Can you help him share a number of healthy foods between himself and the other Caterpillars? Then can you record your work?

                                                                                            Sharing out the food between the caterpillars. EYFS Be a bigger ... 

 

Days of The Week:

Days of the week are an important feature within the text. Can the children order the days of the week correctly?

Here is a link to a song the children know, this will support the children in reinforcing their knowledge.

                                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg        

     

                                            The 7 Days of the Week Song ♫ 7 Days of the Week ♫ Kids Songs by ...

Here are some activities linked to the text to support learning of the days of the week.

               

                                    The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Days of the week | Teaching Resources                                                                                    Hungry Caterpillar Flap Book Craft and Free Template - 

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-days-of-the-week-7213340

    

 

 

Symmetry

At the end of the text The Hungry Caterpillar changes in to a Butterfly. What do you know about a butterfly's wings?

Yes, they are symmetrical. Can you remember what a symmetrical pattern is? Think back to when we made Rangoli patterns.

Can you create a symmetrical butterfly? You could use a range of media to achieve this. Here are some ideas..........

 

              Line of Symmetry Butterfly Craft -         How to Easily Teach Symmetry with This Free Butterfly Printable ...     Symmetrical Butterflies. Kinder - Lessons - Tes Teach

Science

Life cycles:

The focus text highlights the life cycle of a Butterfly

                                  Life Cycle of a Butterfly PowerPoint

                                     https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5221-butterfly-life-cycle-powerpoint  

Click the link to find out about the life cycle of a Butterfly.

 

Now you have knowledge of  life cycle why not complete one of the activities below.

 

Paper plate life cycle: Use a paper plate, leaves, rice, twigs and pasta shells to create a life cycle of a Butterfly. Don't forget to label it!

                                                                  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities | Very hungry caterpillar ... 

 

 Cut and Stick: Download and complete this cut and stick life cycle.

 

                                                                Butterfly Printables for Primary School - SparkleBox

 https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/topic/living/butterfly-growth/

Home Challenge activities:

 

                                 EYFS Butterfly Life Cycle Home Learning Challenge Sheet ...

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-26844-eyfs-butterfly-life-cycle-home-learning-challenge-sheet-reception-fs2

 

 

 Craft activities:

Paper Chain Caterpillar: use coloured paper to create a paper chain representation of The Very Hungry Catrpillar

                                             15 Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts for Kids

Egg Carton Caterpillar: Paint an old egg carton to represent The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

                                   Egg carton Very Hungry Caterpillar - Kidspot

Pasta Necklace Caterpillar: Paint pasta and thread on to some string to create a Hungry Caterpillar necklace.

 

                                   Crafts for Kids: Caterpillar Necklace Craft

 

                                                                       

Baking:

We are missing our weekly baking activities at the moment so why don't you try some baking at home? Baking supports lots of our areas of learning as it requires you to follow instructions, weigh ingredients and observe change through the baking process. Here is an example of something you could bake linked to this weeks text:

                                                      Baking with Kids: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Pizza (Cookies) -

Make Caterpillar fruit pizza's. 

Ingredients:

Roll out cookie dough

red and green food colouring

icing sugar

apple

orange

plum 

pear 

strawberry

Directions:

1.  Roll out the cookie dough and use the cookie cutter to make 6 circle cookies for each caterpillar. Bake the cookies and set aside to cool. Meanwhile chop up the fruit into small pieces.

2.decorate the cookies spread red frosting on one cookie. To make the caterpillars face break a pretzel stick in half and put the pieces on the top of the caterpillars head to make the antennas. 

3. Use green frosting to decorate the cookies for the body adding fruit to the top.

 

 

Finally:

Here is another text about the life cycle of a Butterfly which I encourage you to read:

                                                   

                                                                       The Cautious Caterpillar eBook (teacher made)

Click on the link below to access an online version:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526203-the-cautious-caterpillar-ebook

 

 

Please remember it is really important to share a book each day. This could be a book from home, a text on rising stars or your school reading book. 

 

I hope to see you all soon,I am missing you all, stay safe

Mrs Hanson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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emile education

Click the link below to access a range of activities to complete at home.

https://www.emile-education.com/

 

A range of books have been assigned to your child to access using their individual logins that  were sent home during the children's last week. Please make use of this fantastic resource to ensure your child reads everyday to maintain and embed the learning strategies they have already been introduced to. Click the link below to gain access.

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/series/rising-stars-reading-planet

 


Sumdog (@sumdog) | TwitterSumdog uses educational games to motivate children in math, reading and writing. They can play these games on most computers, tablets and mobile devices

https://pages.sumdog.com/

 

What is Phonics?

Click the link below to access a range of activities to support phonics at home. The children are currently working within phase 3 so any games and activities within this phase will be beneficial and will support and embed previous digraphs and trigraphs taught.

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

 

Image result for maths factor

Click the link below to access a range of activities to support Maths at home.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 

Click the link below to access a range of video clips to support P.E at home delivered by Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wicks+pe+lesson

Image result for mr thorne does phonics

You can access a range of video clips to support phonics through 'Mr Thorne does phonics' through youtube. Here Geraldine the giraffe introduces the children to a range of digraphs and trigraphs through identifying a range of objects in her home.

We are currently working within phase 3 phonics:

     

           

Image result for tricky words song phase 2

Click on the link below to access songs to support the teaching of tricky words. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

 

Image result for tricky words song phase 3

Click on the link below to access songs to support the teaching of tricky words. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

 

Can the children include these tricky words in written sentences?

 

Some activities linked to our class topic of 'Growth' to try at home

Image result for plant science experiments

Celery experiment

Place some celery in 4 different glasses of coloured water and leave for several days. What are your predictions? What did you observe?

Why did this happen?

Image result for plant science experiments

Do plants need light?

Plant 3 seeds in 3 different pots. Place one on the window sill, one on a shelf and one in a cupboard. Now observe over several days. Make a prediction. How can you keep the test fair? What did you observe?

 

Image result for cresshead

Grow a Cress head

you will need:

 a container e.g. yogurt pot

 a packet of cress seeds

soil or cotton wool

 

10 foods you can buy once and grow forever. You save...#buy #foods #grow #save

Regrow Carrots

Place a carrot top or tops in a bowl, cut side down. Fill the bowl with about an inch of water so the top is halfway covered. Place the dish in a sunny windowsill and change the water every day.

Leaf rubbings.

Leaf Rubbings

You will need

Leaves

crayons

paper

Eyfs Maths Repeating patterns with Harvest festival themed vegetable printing.#eyfs #festival #harvest #maths #patterns #printing #repeating #themed #vegetable

Vegetable printing

Select a variety of vegetables and chop the in half. What do you notice? compare the similarities and differences. Now can you create a repeating pattern by printing with the different vegetables.

 

 Seed Investigation! Using tweezers to pull seeds out of different types of fruits and vegetables, children can sort the seeds by Color,…    Mail – B0803414@student.bishopg.ac.uk

Where do seeds come from?

Explore a variety of fruits and vegetables. Chop them in half, what do you notice? Do all fruit and vegetables have seeds? Compare the fruit and vegetables, how do the seeds differ?

Sensory nature science for kids- The Seeds We Eat. Great for Eric Carle's Tiny Seed book. via @karyntripp

Seeds we eat

The Foundation Stage topic this half term is........

Throughout this topic the children will explore the growth of plants, humans and animals. They will compare and contrast the different stages of development and investigate what plants, animals and humans need to grow healthily.  

The text we are sharing this week is..........

Areas of Provision

Weekly Newsletter

Science Week

To begin the week the children carried out an investigation to identify how cress grows. They made predictions, planned a method and identified how to keep the test fair. The children are now observing how the cress is growing and recording their findings.

During the swap around morning the children had the opportunity to investigate giant bubbles. They compared the difference between bubble mixtures to find the most successful and created their own bubble wands to blow giant bubbles. The children worked as a team and persevered to achieved the acquired result.

Shrove Tuesday

Teddy Bears' Picnic

To conclude our class topic of Toy's we held a Teddy Bears' picnic for Barnaby Bear.  In preparation the children wrote invitations and shopping lists made decorations, prepared food, made party hats and brought their favourite cuddly toys from home, Barnaby thoroughly enjoyed celebrating with the children and the children thoroughly enjoyed it too. 

Little Bikers

The children started their  'Little Bikers' sessions this week. These sessions introduce the children to the skills needed to ride a pedal bike. The early sessions focus on the ability to ride a balance bike. As the sessions progress the instructors assess the children's ability and when they feel the necessary progress has been made they encourage the children to transfer these skills to pedal bikes.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed this first session and wowed us with the skills acquired. We look forward to observing the children's progress over the next five sessions.

 

 

 

 

Our Class trip to Legoland Discovery Centre

Breaking News!!!!!!...........Breaking News!!!!!!....... 

A serious incident has occurred this week in Robin Class. The children arrived in school on Wednesday morning to find the classroom in disarray and one of their favourite toys missing. The children took on the role of police officers to investigate the crime and located a range of evidence which was bagged and sent to forensics for further investigation. We are seeking witnesses who were in the vicinity on Tuesday evening to come forward with any information. If you can assist please contact Robin class. 

Crime Scene Photos

Evidence

 Police Line up

Following contact from a witness it was established the culprit who entered Robin class on the early hours of Wednesday morning was around 150cm tall with long brown hair tied with a yellow bow. This new evidence was greatly received and has taken us one step closer to locating our lost police station. In order to eliminate members of the class who have been under suspicion the children participated in a Police line up and their heights recorded and processed. Fortunately for the staff all the children were cleared of any involvement and investigations are ongoing.

An arrest has been made.................Suspect brought in for Questioning.

After several weeks of investigating a suspect was finally brought in for questioning. Officer Lisa made the arrest after following leads brought about by Robin class. At 10.00am on Friday morning Mr Dennis Harvey (office manager) was apprehended and taken in to Robin class where he underwent vigorous questioning. He fiercely denied all allegations until the evidence was disclosed and he broke down admitting it was him who had taken the police station. He reservedly apologised for his out of character behaviour and blamed boredom from answering the school telephone as his motive. The children were extremely forgiving and encouraged Mr Harvey to ask and share in future.

Case closed: 27.9.19

 Nursery Big Draw

Look what we have been doing in class...............

This weeks Baking Activity..........