Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.

This weeks meet will be at 1pm on Thursday 4th. It is world Book Day that day so that will be the theme for the meet. Can you share your favourite book? Can you tell us what it is and why you like it? You could dress up as a book character if you like but there is no pressure to do this. Please do not buy a new costume just for this, sharing your book will be great but the option to dress up is there if you would like.

ENGLISH

This week, we are following on from our Buzz Lightyear theme from last week and having an Alien Invasion of stories. We will be looking at Here Come the Aliens by Colin McNaughton and Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman.

Listen to and enjoy Here Come the Aliens by Colin McNaughton:

What do you think of the story?

Do you like it?

Discuss any new or unfamiliar words from the story, e.g. squelches, slobber, bald etc.

Draw a picture of your favourite alien from the story and label it using your own words and some of the vocabulary from the book.

CHALLENGE – if you would like more to do, can you write a short description of your alien?

MATHS

This week in maths we are looking at position and direction. This is something we had not covered in class as it had not come up in our curriculum yet. I think however, the children will enjoy it and be ok with their new learning.

Today we are looking at positional language. This is an important place to start as it is really important the children understand the vocabulary before we add more directions later in the week.

Positional language (prepositions) refers to the place where something or someone is, often in relation to other things, such as over, under, beside or beneath.

Look at this introduction first:

maths day 1 introduction

Then have a go at this:

day 1 maths

Then if you want more to do you can describe where the cat is here:

maths day 1 activity 2

Children don’t have to record this learning, they can just tell you verbally the different positions. We don’t always record maths formally every day, we do lots of practical lessons in class as it is a really good way for children to learn.

PHONICS

Here is today’s phonics looking at a new oa  sound:

phonics day 1 (2)

STILLING TIME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhXt7cpCPPs Have a go at the space themed breathing.

SCIENCE

Have a go at one of these Alien themed science experiments:

Flying Alien Science Experiment

Growing An Alien Science Experiment

Have a great day and please email over work you would like me to see. Mrs Quinn x