18th - 22nd January
Hello! Welcome to another week of home learning. Thank you so much for all your efforts so far. We as a school really appreciate everything that you and your children are doing! We love receiving your pictures and updates so please keep them coming via email or Tapestry.
Hopefully you will have received a text regarding class Zooms. These have now moved to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Log in details and times remain the same: 9am for Blackbird class and 11.30am for Chaffinch class so please try and log on if you can. If your child is attending school, they will be logging on with a member of staff from their bubble. We look forward to seeing you!
If you require guidance on how to upload pictures and videos to your child's Tapestry account then click here to access a helpful video.
If you have any questions about the learning, Zoom or Tapestry then please do email us:
Have a great week!
Friday 22nd January
Please complete Ditty 5: The big bag
PSED (Circle Time)
Continuing our topic of Dreams and Goals...
Today we are going to think about the people we have around us and how they can be supportive.
Imagine you are drawing a picture or building a model and someone is telling you it's rubbish or you are doing it wrong. Imagine they are telling you you are not very good at it. Imagine they were telling you that they were better than you...
How do you think this would make you feel? Is it right for them to say unkind things like that? How do you feel when people say horrible things to you? How do you feel when someone says something nice to you?
If you were in this situation, how could it be made better? e.g. they could say that you're drawing looked good or that they liked your model or even offer to help!
Can you say something kind about someone else in the room? How do we feel when we hear nice things about ourselves? Think about the goal you set yourself last week. Will having the support of your friends and family help you to achieve your goal?
Understanding the World
In todays episode of Andy's Dino Toybox, he explores which dinosaur is the fastest!
Episode 10: Dino Racing
Thursday 21st January
Please complete Ditty Sheet 4: In the Pan
Expressive Arts and Design
Have a look at the picture below and see if you can create your own. You don't have to use dinosaurs, it can be any toys/figures that you have at home. Why do you think the shadows are created? If there's not suitable sunlight, perhaps you could use a torch or a lamp.
Understanding the World
In todays episode of Andy's Dino Toy Box, Brachiosaurus throws a party for his friends to celebrate his 70th birthday.
Episode 9: Dino Birthday Party
Wednesday 20th January
Please complete Ditty Sheet 3: A man and a dog.
Begin today's session by joining in with a jungle warm up! What animals can you see?
Today we are going to practice some skills of balancing and crawling.
Start by trying to balance a balloon; small ball; bean bag or other object on different parts of your body. How long can you keep the object balanced for? Can you keep it balanced for longer than a family member?
Next ask a family member to time you while you balance on one foot. How long can you balance for before you start to wobble?
Have a crawling race with a member of your family. Who can crawl the fastest and win the race? Can you think of a jungle animal that might crawl about?
Next create an obstacle course using chairs, tables, boxes and any other suitable furniture that you may have. Ask someone to time you to see how long it takes you to crawl around the course. Keep practising to see if you can improve your time.
Finish today's session by joining in with jungle yoga!
Andy's Dino Toybox
In todays episode, Compsognathus wants to play hide-and-seek, but will he find a good dinosaur to play with?
Episode 8: Dinosaur Hide and Seek
Tuesday 19th January
Please complete Ditty sheet 2:Tag
Understanding the World
Revisit the dinosaur fact cards in preparation for the dinosaur quiz on Wednesdays Zoom.
There are also some short dinosaur fact videos featured on the link below that you might like to watch to help you learn more about dinosaurs!
In this weeks episode of Andy's Dino Toybox, Carnotaurus is hungry but what should he have for his lunch?
Episode 7: What's for Lunch?
Monday 18th January
Watch and join in with the videos below. Then complete the first Ditty sheet called 'Pop'. There are instructions attached to help you with this.
After watching the videos below, have a go at reading the book 'What am I?'. There are instructions at the beginning of the book informing you what to do each day.
In this weeks episode of Andy's Dino Toybox, A pair of protoceratops investigate whether oviraptors really stole other dinosaurs' eggs?
Epiosde 6: The Egg Thief?!