It's Friday, yey!!!! Well done for all of your hard work this week! It has been so nice to see and hear about what you have all been up to at home and I have to say we have been super impressed! You all (grown ups especially) deserve a well rested weekend, hopefully this beautiful sunshine decides to stay a little longer!
Feel good Friday - can you create a message to send to a loved one to make them feel good and let them know you are thinking of them? You could make a video, write an email, or draw a picture/write a letter and pop it in the post.
Literacy - This idea is taken from a lovely picture received from Eddie and his family yesterday. Eddie and his sister have been busy in the kitchen making their favourite school dinner....Pasta pot and ham! They got all of the ingredients to make their meals and cooked what looked like a very tasty dinner. We thought it was a great idea and challenge you all to make your own dinners today. This could be a nice ham and cheese sandwich or a yummy pasta pot. To challenge you further we would like you to write a set of instructions for how to make your lunches, this could just be in pictures or you can write them if you are feeling confident or a bit of both, the choice is yours.
Below is a PowerPoint describing what instructions are and how to write them. There is also a set of picture instructions for how to make a jam sandwich or instructions with words to match as a further challenge. You can complete these as an extra activity or just use them as a guide for writing your own. We look forward to seeing what delicious dishes you make, you might even want to take it outside and enjoy a picnic together.
Numeracy - We’re going to carry on our measuring work from the previous weeks in school; today we’re going to focus on capacity (how much something can hold). Find 10 containers around your house - some big, some small. Can you line them up outside (any order) then use your best measuring to fill them all half full with water? Number them one to ten (you might want to use your cards from the other day, or even better practise writing your numbers with chalk on the ground). Choose 3 containers and continue filling them until they are full.
Now here comes the fun bit (if you’re feeling brave!) Sit with your back to the containers (in the bath if the sun decides not to come out). Call a number - a grown up or sibling can take that container and pour it over your head! Or they can chase you with it and see if they can catch you! Take turns with the jobs until all the containers are empty.
Challenge - can you answer an adding or takeaway question - you can only pour the water if you get the question right! Or the grown ups to call a maths question - the answer is the container that is used in that round of the game. You could even write the questions that are asked down in a maths story!
Phonics - thinking about the three sounds we have looked at this week, can you sort the words on the page below into groups and group the same ones together? Ask your grown up to split a page in your book into 3 sections so you can write them all down. You can use a different colour for each type of sound.
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Chester Zoo is running a 'virtual zoo trip' today live from their Facebook page! Search for 'Chester Zoo' on Facebook to watch. Here is what they say:
As you can't come to the zoo right now, we’ll bring the zoo to you!
Join us LIVE on our Facebook page from 10am when we'll be throwing open our 'virtual gates.'
So, break up the boredom of being at home and, for the first time ever, enjoy a whole day of animal antics, live from your sofa! 🙌
We'll be featuring many of your favourites...
10:00 👉 Red pandas 🐼
11:00 👉 Rothschild's giraffes 🦒
12:00 👉 Asian elephants 🐘
13:00 👉 Butterflies 🦋
14:00 👉 Sun bears 🐻
14:30 👉 Sumatran tigers 🐅
14:45 👉 Humboldt penguins 🐧
16:00 👉 Aquarium* 🐠
Come and join the fun. The animals are waiting...
(*Running order may be subject to ever so slight changes... and there may be more surprises throughout the day!)