A warm welcome back everyone! We are now half way through this academic year already! Meadows have had a wriggly start to the second half of this term, not because of trying to sit still, but because we have been learning all about ‘wriggly wiggly earth worms! Yes, you have guessed correctly, our new topic is ‘All creatures great and small’.
Thank you to those who have very generously brought some real worms to observe! This sparked great interest and dialogue about how important they are for our planet as well as having five pairs of hearts! WOW!
Meadows have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Superworm’ and were able to choose their favorite character and explain their choice. They thoroughly enjoyed becoming ‘Superworm’ themselves and sharing what their super power is.
Focus Text: Snail Trail-R. Brown
Adult Focus: PD- Fine motor & clay tool skills – create a snail using clay.
Literacy: I can listen and recall key facts – ‘Animal show’- speaking and describing a creature.
Mathematics: Positional Language- linked to focus text; which way did the snail go and Matisse snail pictures- linked to previous learning about spirals.
PSED: Linked to our school’s Golden agreements; discuss different scenarios, ‘what would you do if…?’ Is it right or wrong? Do you agree or disagree? Why? Discuss.
EAD: Make a snail trail for your clay snail using pizza cutters dipped in paint and roll. What direction is it going? (linked to maths)
UW: Make slime
Ways to support at home. Celebrate home learning by-
Talk about other insects, what do you already know and what would you like to find out about? Research.
Bring in what you found out to share and celebrate with the whole class. You could make a little book of facts. Practice your presentation at home ready to share in class or with an adult.
Look closely, paint/draw/make an insect. Describe it. Does it have any patterns? How many legs? Colours? What do they eat/drink?
Go on a bug hunt and see what you can find. Take a photo to share.
Make a snail collage- https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/collage-matisse-snail
Reading: Read individual letters of their name by saying the sounds.
It is so wonderful to see our little meadows looking super smart in our school uniform. We ask that children wear Velcro school shoes and not boots in class. Black or dark grey trousers/skirts and no hoop/large earrings for safety reasons, small studs only. No jeans please.
Please check your child’s spare clothes bag and top up if need, making sure everything is clearly named.
Finally, please could we have donations of plain white paper plates for our insect art work thank you!
Have a restful weekend!