Hello Beech Class!
I hope you’ve all had a brilliant Easter and you have enjoyed the lovely weather that we have had. I am missing you all very much. I can’t wait to all be back at school together. This is my very favourite time of the school year because I get to spend so much of it talking about how amazing the children in my class are and all of the things you have learnt this year. With you all I have so much to say already! The amazing attitude to learning that you have all shown at school has continued at home and I could not be more proud to be your teacher.
It has been lovely to read about some of the ways that you have been helping others or making people happy! I love the idea of creating a rainbow on your window to thank all of the people working in the NHS and to cheer people up! I’ve been reading about new puppies, movie nights, planting flowers, sending instructions to your friends in Beech Class and helping to clean windows.
Keep being your fabulous, kind-hearted selves. You’re all brilliant!
This week I would like you to read ‘Pirate Poems’ with your grown-ups on the Oxford Owl website. The easiest way to find this is to log onto https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-school/oxford-owl-ebook-collection and search ‘Pirate Poems’. I loved some of the rhyming words in some of the poems, I wonder if you can spot these too.
There are no acrostic poems in this book, which I think is a shame. I would like for you to use your phonics skills to make an acrostic poem to add to the book. You will need to use your segmenting skills to think of words with each sound you need at the start. You can choose any pirate word you like. I have a few ideas but as always I’m sure you can come up with some more! I thought of; pirate, captain, ship, treasure, gold and coin. If you can send me a photograph of your acrostic poems I’d love to add a few to next week’s webpage for your friends to read. I wonder if you can make any of your lines rhyme.
Here is an example:
Once you have done this it would be lovely to see you writing this neatly in your beige handwriting book. You could choose to write one or two lines of your poem each day.
This week I would like you to explore repeating patterns. You could do this using any items in your home or natural items.
Can you create your own pattern? Can you have three or more items in your pattern? Can you work out what comes next in someone else’s pattern?
Have a look at the patterns that I have made. Can you tell me what I need to put next in each of my patterns?
Over the next two weeks we will be focussing on science. We will be learning about food chains. This week I would like you to share some of the things that we have already learnt with your family at home, this will help you next week when we move on to learning about food chains.
At the start of the year, we learnt about food and nutrition. We learnt that animals and humans need food to survive and we talked about the different food groups. I wonder if you can remember them. Think about the EatWell plate. Have a look at your dinner. Can you spot the fruit or vegetables on your plate?
We also recapped some of your learning from year one and talked about which animals are herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Watch the video and see if you can remember which animals are carnivores.
Before Easter, we learnt about the ‘Super Six’, the six things that we look for to prove that something is alive. Can you remember some of these and the funny actions that you came up with to go with them? Think about the things that you do and animals do too!
I would like you to find an interesting way to share this learning with your family. Maybe you could make a book or a poster. Maybe you could create a video.
I have added some links and documents below that you might like to look at to remind you of this learning.
Lots of you have been enjoying taking walks with your family which is a great way of keeping active. You could join in with Joe Wicks PE lessons each morning or have a go at some cosmic yoga. I have added a link to a pirate cosmic yoga.
Keep up all of your hard work.