Forest Friday! – 10/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

First up let’s take a look at a world map and see where the rainforests are! A bit of early morning geography.

This one shows you the continents and I’ve tried to edit it to show you where we are and where the rainforests at the same time too:

FINAL REMINDER – TODAY IS THE DEADLINE!!!!!

+ remember

Time for…

Literacy and Science

Let’s start by getting to know a few more animals of the rainforest!

Now you’ve met them, let’s learn a few more facts about the rainforest:

Quick note – ‘jungle’ is not a proper scientific term like ‘rainforest’ is. The word jungle is usually used to describe parts of the rainforest that have very dense undergrowth but people often use them interchangeably (without making a difference clear).

Time for some writing!

Imagine you are a rainforest explorer and you are writing up about some of the animals you have seen.

Pick one of the sheets below to use. Remember the next level of challenge after writing a complete sentence – e.g. It is a frog. – is to use a describing word. After that you can extend your writing further using joining words.

Music

Access your music lesson:

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/apps/member/login

Enjoy the Tinga Tinga Tales theme song as well 🙂

…and there’s this fun jungle song too!

Did you enjoy the songs?

P4C (Philosophy for Children)

Art

Creative Friday! Here is lots of inspiration for rainforest art 🙂

You could even make your own rainforest world inside a box using craft materials, any rainforest animal toys you already have and/or any animals you make.

Let’s finish with a story…

This is a short video to start off with that has some important learning in as well as a very cute orang-utan (adults it does have an upsetting moment in it):

Now a story from me:


Here are the photos of your super learning this week (+ a big catch up of photos from m which is lovely to see) – well done!

What have you most enjoyed learning about today? What about this week? Did you prefer savannah animals to rainforest animals or the other way around?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Thundery Thursday – 09/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

This is what the Amazon Rainforest looks like from above! The huge river is called The Amazon River and it is the second longest river in the world!

Quick reminders:

DEADLINE IS TOMORROW!

Let’s get started!

Literacy and Science…and Geography!

Let’s learn about the rainforest!

Time to raise some awareness!

Make a poster about one of the endangered animals informing anyone who reads it why this animal is endangered and if possible what people can do to help this animal.

Get creative! Make it big if you can, draw or paint a beautiful picture of your chosen animal and some rainforest background. Put it up in your window or on your door or maybe your adult could put it on their social media. Remember to send me a picture 🙂

Phonics

Maths

We’re really practising those number bonds this week. Today there is a rhino to make them extra fun!

Ronald was helpful with our maths so let’s sneak in a bit of extra learning about rhinos. We haven’t had much of a chance to learn about how many animals of the savannah are actually endangered, mostly due to hunting by people. Rhinos are one of those animals. learn some more about it:

RE (Religious Education) & Art

Here is the Yoruba Benin West African creation story I told you about in the welcome video this morning.

What did you think of this creation story?

Do you know any other creation stories?

Did this was have any similarities or was it quite different?

Time for some Art…

Let’s learn about Tinga Tinga art!

Now here are a couple of examples:

….and one from Tinga Tinga Tales!

Why not pick one of your favourite Tinga Tinga Tales and then create your own Tinga Tinga art inspired by that story? Think about what you learnt in the video but make it your own.

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about this week?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Mis Linsley x

Watering hole Wednesday – 08/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Here is a photo of animals of the savannah at a watering hole:

The animals that hunt and kill other animals are killed predators…what do we call the animals that the predators hunt and kill? (prey)

The deadline for this is coming very close!

Literacy and Science

Today we are going to learn some more about elephants and lions and then you are going to pick one of them to write some facts about!

Let me know if you’d like this emailed 🙂

Computing

Practise your phonics on PhonicsPlay:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Let’s catch up on the coding…well done to Ilyas A who has made progress with his coding and to Shahadah and Ridwan who have competed their coding course! Super work!

Get coding Toucans!

https://code.org/

Maths

More number bonds!

Let’s do some quick number bonds to 10 challenges to warm-up…

Now you’re ready to do some number bond challenges to 20!

Natural Thinkers

Have a look at these lovely pictures of 2D shapes made with natural objects, can you make some of your own?

Now how about making some natural animal art, here are some ideas:

You could make these into animal or people faces

Have fun!

Let’s finish with a story…


What have you most enjoyed learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Travelling Tuesday – 07/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Time to learn lots more about the savannah today, so that’s where we’re travelling to!

First up:

Literacy

Today’s story is Meerkat Mail.

If you’d like to learn a little bit about meerkats before listening to the story then here is a 2 minute video to give you a bit of information beforehand:

Now here is the story!

Postcards are a special kind of letter that are written, usually when someone goes away on holiday. On one side they have a picture of the place you are visiting and on the other side they have space for you to write a short bit about what you have been doing and the address of the person you are writing them to. Unlike most other post you do not put them in an envelope!

Time to write your own postcard:

Phonics

Today I’d like you to revise your Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs:

…and your Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words:

Now try reading the captions and matching them to the correct pictures:

I can email these worksheets, just let me know 🙂

Maths

Number bond challenges today!

Let’s start with a song…

Science, Geography and Culture

Before we jump into learning about the animals of the savannah we are going to learn a bit about Africa first. Africa is a continent which means it is a continuous (not broken up by oceans) expanse of land. It has lots of different countries within it.

This is the song ‘Jambo‘ which is sung in Swahili. Swahili is one of the main languages of Kenya and Tanzania (both African countries) but is also spoken in many other African countries as well as by people all over the world.

If you have ever watched The Lion King you may recognise some of the words!

Now let’s learn about some of the animals of the savannah…

Below the slideshow are short videos that correspond with each animal. The meerkat one is above with the Literacy work.

Here are the videos to go with each animal. They just give a brief introduction, there is lots more you could find out 🙂

Do you have a favourite?

What was the most fascinating fact you learnt today?

Why not make your own lion?

Let’s finish with a story…

This is one of the Tinga Tinga Tales. Tinga Tinga Tales are based on African folk tales which means they don’t explain the facts about why animals developed the way they have, that’s to do with science, but they are good stories! They were later made in a TV series.


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Move it Move it Monday! – 06/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Quick reminders:

that’s this Friday! The sooner the better please 🙂

Now on with the learning…

We’re moving it on to the African savannah today!

I spent a bit more time thinking about the cow, at first I was thinking ‘wild cow’ as in ox/oxen which aren’t exactly the same thing but similar but actually what I think they are referring to are the cows or “cattle” (they look a bit different to our cows) that are kept by people on the plains of Africa but they aren’t wild and aren’t what people go to see so we just won’t worry about that pesky cow that appears on the word mat!

Literacy

Remember to ignore the cow! It is not a wild animal and we are concentrating on wild animals of the savannah

PE

You could try out Joe Wicks’ 5 Alive Kids Workout with Spiderman

There are also his usual sessions available and many other 5 minute fun workouts on his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Safari themed yoga!

Maths

Today we are going to revise number bonds, starting with part-whole models:

Work your way through the challenges. The number bonds to 20 are the extended challenge, only move onto them when you feel confident with number bonds to 10.

Try to do these physically with objects as well as it makes it easier to understand. There are some ideas for this below the worksheets.

Here are some fun ideas on how to learn about number bonds on a hands on way:

Rights Respecting

How well do you know your rights?

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your learning.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Fishy Friday – 03/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

I really need those photos in! Please send them in 🙂

Let’s start today with…

Music

Login to access your music lesson:

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/apps/member/login

You can also enjoy the fun under the sea story-song!

Literacy

Another lovely story to inspire us….

There are several Rainbow Fish stories, you could always look some more up 🙂

P4C (Philosophy for Children)

RE

We are continuing our topic of Special Places by learning about the places that are special to Hindus. We learnt a little bit about Hindus when we learnt about Rama and Sita and Diwali way back in the Autumn Term!

Can you now name…

The special place for a Christian? (church)

The special place for a Muslim? (mosque)

The special place for a Hindu? (mandir)

Rangoli is an art form that originates in India and is created for Hindu festivals such as Diwali. Why not have a go at creating your own? Here are some pictures to inspire you and some instructions, enjoy!

Let’s finish with two stories…

Here are the pictures of your super learning this week:

What did you most enjoy learning about today? What about this week?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

P.S.

I found this!

I love narwhals!

Also remember all the learning platforms you can use:

London Climate Action Week – Thursday 02/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Quick note for adults: if you’re able to then the London Climate Action Week learning does need a little prep work…preferably the night before.

Daily reminders…

I’m seeing some more of these come in but not enough! I need one of everyone please!

Now to the learning…

Literacy

Watch the video below (you may want to skip the more intensive bit about guides as to where to find sustainable fish – 2.00-2.30 – and move onto the next bit):

Now make a list of some of the ways the actions of people impact the oceans. Use bullet points.

Choose one (or more!) to write a sentence about. Maybe it is something you have discussed as a family is a change you can make that will help care for our oceans. Try to use describing words and for an extra challenge joining words.

Please let me know if you’d like this emailed to you 🙂

Phonics

London Climate Action Week

This ties into our Science learning, our Rights Respecting learning and our general understanding of the world around us.

Our story in Rights Respecting on Monday about the little monster ‘I Can Save The Earth’ was a good way to set up this learning.

Due to corona, London Climate Action Week is actually happening in two parts this year – the first part between 1-3 July and the second 14-20 November when hopefully people will be able to move around more freely.

This action week has important meetings happening in it between scientists and people in the government about what can be done to prevent further climate change and it is also a time that is a reminder for everyone else to have a think again about what we can do to stop climate change. Hopefully in November there will also be some events that we can attend.

Let’s start by learning about what climate change is:

This video was made 5 years ago but unfortunately things haven’t really got any better, it is a good explanation though:

Some activities to develop understanding (they need some prep):

Let me know if you would like the sheet emailed to you 🙂

Below is a slideshow of different discussion topics about climate change. You won’t want to discuss all of them at once but maybe pick a few to start off with and then keep coming back to them at different points over the week 🙂

Maths

Shape hunt time!

Count the tally and write the number in the last column.

Here is a song that reminds you how to tally:

Let’s finish with two stories…

This one is more of an information story:

…and this one is a proper story but still linked to our topic of the week:


What have you most enjoyed learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your learning.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Whale Wednesday – 01/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Welcome to July! That’s right it is no longer June it is now July, the second month of the Summer!

Quick reminders…

To the learning now…

Literacy

Today I have a wonderful new whale book to introduce you to:

Did you enjoy the story?

What would you have done if you had found a whale like Noi did?

Writing time now…

Pick one of the pictures below:

For whichever picture you choose think about what Noi is thinking and what the whale is thinking.

Write a list of those feelings.

Now writing in character (so that means imagining you are the whale or imagining you are Noi) write a sentence (or two!) about what you are thinking and feeling.

Let me know if you’d like the sheets, it is super simple to email them over 🙂

I look forward to seeing your work.

Phonics

Computing & Maths

On BusyThings there is a new section in Maths all about Shape! Perfect for developing your shape knowledge this week.

https://www.busythings.co.uk

Time for some more online safety learning as well. This week we are focusing on staying safe online whilst playing games – Home Activity Pack 8

Science Special

There are so many wonderful things to learn about under the sea which is why we have this “Science Special’ today – a bit extra!

Let’s learn about turtles today!

Watch this video but only up until the end of point 2 (at 1:26):

Learn more about turtles through song!

This video shows what an impact plastic pollution can have on turtles…and what a difference people can make when they do something positive!

…and then this clip just never fails to bring me joy (I’m a big Moana fan) whilst also showing on of the dangers baby turtles face as they try to make their way to the ocean…

Why not make your own turtle?

From left to right:

1) uses salt dough and shells

2) uses egg cartons, pom poms and pipe cleaners

3) uses paper cupcake cases and card

4) uses card and buttons

5) uses a paper plate, card and tissue paper

As always these are just suggestions – use what you have 🙂

Let’s finish with a story…

You can learn more about octopuses if you want to below:


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your learning.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Time to reveal Tuesday! – 30/06/20

What was that mysterious sea creature who left the puddles?! Did you work it out?

Greetings Toucans,

Let’s find out if you were right…

Following that excitement here are some quick reminders before we get on with our learning:

Now tally-ho to the learning!

Literacy

Today’s challenge is to make your own little fact book – this will be non-fiction – you can make your own book by folding paper and designing your own front cover and giving it a title and then illustrating the pages inside and writing some facts.

Here is the second half of our Under the Sea non-fiction book so you can learn some more fascinating facts before you begin!

Phonics

Maths

Yesterday we focused on 2D shapes which are flat. Today we are going to focus on 3D shapes which are solid.

Let’s start with a song:

Where can you identify 3D shapes around you?

Here’s another song to finish with!

Science – Under the Sea

More learning about the truly amazing world there is under the sea!

Today we are doing some quite “Ready for Year 1”-style challenging work. We are learning about food chains. We have actually talked about food chains a bit already through our learning about how plastic pollution in the oceans impacts sea creatures and humans and it was in our story the other day Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig. Read on and learn some more.

Here are some suggestions for ones you could include – some of them we have learnt about and some we haven’t. Also not all the ones we have learnt about are on here so use your knowledge as well 🙂

If you had some under the sea creature toys you could make your food chain physically rather than on paper and then take a photo.

Our two weeks on this topic don’t give us nearly enough time to explore it (try though I do to cram lots of exciting things in) so I do urge you to do some research of your own. There are lots of fantastic videos on YouTube about the many, many different creatures that live under the sea as well as lots of wonderful books out there.

Also remember to go on Dorling Kindersley:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

If you go to ‘search’ and type in ‘under the sea’ they come up with 100 results! (Some are a little odd but most are useful and you will be able to find out lots about different sea creatures)

and more!

And to conclude science today we’ll have a quick dose of learning about dolphins!

Let’s finish with a story


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

A Mysterious Monday – 29/06/20

Greetings Toucans,

First of all…

Let’s start today with…

Literacy

Now write a report on what you think the mysterious sea creature might be!

Remember to use your phonics knowledge to sound out and spell words.

Email me if you’d like the word document 🙂

PE

Workout with Joe Wicks for 30 minutes at 9am or find one of his shorter sessions to do – they are all great!

Squish the Fish in Cosmic Kids Yoga today!

Maths

Let’s go over our shapes knowledge this week.

Today we are going to focus on 2D shapes, starting with a song:

You will have to click the slideshow arrow as normal rather than the shapes.

Rights Respecting

Discuss the questions at the end of the video. What ideas can you come up with to be a “green little monster”?


Let’s finish with a story…

What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

P.S.

Remember you can use all of these as well 🙂