You may have heard on the news this week about how the pandemic has had a negative impact on young children’s communication and vocabulary development.
BBC Tiny Happy People aims to support parents and caregivers in developing their children’s communication skills. They have put together simple activities and play ideas, as well as information about the science behind children’s early development.
Anything you can do at home to help improve your child’s communication and vocabulary has a huge impact on their future reading and writing. The activities and ideas are groups into categories from pregnancy to 5 years old.
We have sent home a lunch menu tonight with all children in Panda and Tiger Class.
Please can we ask that you help your child decide on an option for their lunch the following day. The younger ones are struggling at the moment choosing what they would like for their lunch, and this is taking up a considerably amount of time each morning.
If your child does not like a choice from the menu, you can either supply them with a packed lunch or encourage them to try one of the two options available.
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to give school a ring on 01939 290834
Remember for next week, winter uniform please, as we have to have the windows and doors open for ventilation. Jumpers and cardigans will be needed too and a winters coat. Come in your PE kits (with gloves and hats if it’s cold) on a Wednesday and Friday.
It’s World Book Day!!! – Is any one dressing up today as their favourite character from a book? Go for it! You may want to wear your pants on top of your clothes to match our story today!
I found this article really interesting ‘why we should turn on the subtitles’
Phonics – follow your schedule.
Reading – enjoy your books, especially on World Book Day.
Enjoy this book – Aliens Love Underpants!
There are more stories available on line too, if you wanted another one.
Then, thinking about your favourite alien, either from the book or one of your own, draw the alien and give it some colour; add lots of detail. What will it look like? How many arms, legs, heads and other more unusual features will it have? Don’t forget a special pair of underpants will be needed!
Once you have created your alien, think about and write a full description of it. Rehearsing, out loud, what you want to write before you write it; say the sentence lots of times before you write, so that you know what you’re writing. Have a think about your letter formation and neatness; is it your best work?
We are so excited to have you all back on Monday in school. I just wanted to let you know that Mrs McGrath won’t be coming back as soon as we expected and you will still have Mrs Turner as your teacher for a few more weeks. Mrs McGrath is having an operation next week, then once she is fighting fit again, she will come back to Myddle, probably around Easter time.
We wish Mrs McGrath all the best for a speedy recovery.
Not long now until 8th March… I’m counting down the days!! I can’t wait to see you all.
Continue with Phonics as per the schedule.
Continue reading and enjoying those amazing books!
PE With Joe Wicks or our own Mr Wright with TWWG ‘Move’ sessions on YouTube.
English – All Pandas Enjoy the story of Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.
After listening to the story encourage your child to say which parts of the story were their favourite parts and why they like them. What happened to Mr Large? What was the problem? What were the noises?
Can you create a story map showing the different events that happen as Mr Large tries to get away from the noise to get some sleep.
As it is World Book Day tomorrow, you might want to send me a picture of you and your favourite book. You might want to send me a video of you reading it! If you’re feeling creative why not dress up as your favourite book character, or draw the character and decorate it.
I will be doing a Zoom session on Thursday at 1:30pm and I will read you one of my favourite books. I will send the link on Class Dojo.
I am the Evil Pea and I have been causing trouble with all of the other vegetables! I’m going to rule the world and turn it green!
I’ve heard you are trying to rescue the carrot, and set it free from the ice. You will not be able to get the carrot out as I am the Evil Pea and I have frozen it solid!
I am green and I am mean!
From the Evil Pea!
Don’t mess with me!
Today’s mission (or later in the week…) Panda Class is to set carrot free from the ice! And prove Evil Pea wrong! (Grown ups, if you didn’t manage to freeze a carrot in advance, or perhaps tape one down somewhere at home).
Create a plan of action – write notes to explain how you are going to free carrot. How will you do it, what will you need? How will carrot be feeling? You could make a poster out of your plan.
Then, when you’ve set carrot free, write a letter back to the Evil Pea and tell him what you have managed to do! Explain that you have your own super powers; one of which is being helpful!
Good luck with your mission!
Enjoy this story about a Run away Pea! Its done through drama!
English – All Pandas. As this week sees the return of World Book Day, I thought we’d have some fun with a few favourite texts and activities.
Enjoy the story of Supertato!
Your task is to recreate ( I can’t wait to find a potato and get busy bringing him to life!) or draw Supertato and then….create/write a character profile for him. Think about what he looks like; describe him using carefully chosen words. What are his super hero qualities? – Go back to the story as many times as you need to to remind you. Write your character profile neatly in your books or if you prefer make a poster out of it and decorate it with the other veg around the edge.
Special request.…If grown ups can freeze a carrot in a bag/Tupperware of water please? Ready for another activity tomorrow. Sneak preview… Evil Pea has frozen the carrot and we have to rescue it by thinking about how to remove the ice…
More of that tomorrow…
For our return to school, can you complete the ‘End of Lockdown’ sheet so we can find out a bit more about it.
Have you got your questions ready for our Road Safety Zoom on Friday? Road Safety Ray is looking forward to talking to you.
Our new class member, Panda is settling in well. He is having a good look around.
Phonics – follow your schedule.
English – All Pandas This can be done over 2 days.
Our text is Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival
Reading aloud and key talking points:
Before you begin to read, look at the front cover and read the title of the book. Ask the children what they think they might already know about the girl on the cover. What do they think might happen in her story?
Read aloud up to ‘Ruby was perfectly happy.’ hiding the final sentence ‘Until one day…’. Think together about the things that make Ruby happy. What do they have in common with Ruby? What makes them happy?
Continue to read aloud to ‘…she was worrying about it!’ Do they think Ruby is doing the right thing? What do they think Ruby should do about her worry?
Read on up to ‘…she would never feel happy again.’ Pause to consider what Ruby says here. Do they have any ideas for how to make Ruby happy again?
Continue reading on to ‘Could it be a worry?’ How do they think Ruby feels when she sees the boy? What do they think she might be thinking?
Read to the end of the book. How did Ruby get rid of her worry in the end? What do you think she learnt about being worried?
After reading, encourage the children to tell you what they liked about the book. Was there anything they disliked?
What did it make them think about? Do they have any worries of their own?
Do they have any questions about the book? How did it make them feel? Has there ever been a time where anything like this has ever happened to them or to someone else they know?
The Animal Kingdom – In this lesson, we are going to be learning about 2 different families of animals which are vertebrates. Vertebrates are animals which have a backbone inside their body. The major animal families include fish, amphibians, birds and mammals. Today we will be focusing on the differences between mammals and birds.