🌈 Traffic jam! πŸš—πŸš™πŸšŽπŸš²πŸšπŸš›

There are lots of different ways to travel. What different ways can you think of to get about. What ways are good and want ways are not so good?

Let’s do a traffic survey. I’m going to look out of the window for ten minutes and see all the different vehicles that go past. I will keep a tally. You could use this sheet or make your own.

Here’s mine…

What did you see the most of. What did you see the least of?

Can you have a look at a parked car and find out more about it. What make is it? How many doors does it have? Can you draw a picture of it?

🌈 Ladybird Ladybird….🐞🐞

Some of you might remember when we found a black and red ladybird in the nursery garden. Well one of them landed on me when I was in my garden

He was quite wriggly but I had a good look. He was just like the harlequin ladybird that we saw at nursery

When I went out to find some more ladybirds I couldn’t find any but I did find some ladybird babies. They are called larvae and they look like this.

When you go outside today have a look along walls and you might see some ladybird larvae too.

I also saw this ladybird pupae. It was attached to the wall

If you want to find out more information about the lifecycle of a ladybird use this link http://www.uksafari.com/ladybirds6.htm

I’m going to have a go at making my own spotty ladybird using foam but you could use card or paper. You could use paper or toilet roll holder.

Gather your resources
Cut out a black body and two red wings
Now cut out your spots. Make sure you put the same number of spots on each wing
Did you find the googly eyes? Now is a good time to use them!

Here’s a link to what the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson. You could use your ladybird as a prop when you are listening to the story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSbeEMfrkdw

This is the song sung by Julia Donaldson and her husband. I hope you enjoy it 🐞🐞

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NbyiDpY6Ww

Stanley Bagshaw and the Short-Sighted Football Trainer

Miss Boxall reads “Stanley Bagshaw and the Short-Sighted Football Trainer” by Bob Wilson

It seems that nothing can save Huddersgate Albion from a terrible defeat on the home ground. Until Stanley Bagshaw finds his way on the pitch that is – after that anything can happen.

  • Age Range: 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher: Barn Owl Books (1 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190301526X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903015261

The Egg

Mrs Mooney reads “The Egg” by M.P. Robertson.

George knows something isn’t right when he finds more than he bargained for under his mother’s favourite chicken….but when the egg hatches he finds himself looking after a baby dragon! George takes his job as a parent seriously, teaching the hatchling all sorts of ‘dragony’ ways, but the dragon begins to pine for his own kind, and one day he disappears…

  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books; Paperback Reissue edition (20 Nov. 2008)
  • ASIN: B00I63BV5Q

Author Biography

Mark (M.P) Robertson was born in Parsons green, London in 1965. He studied illustration at Kingston Polytechnic.

After he graduated in 1988 he worked as a freelance illustrator. He has illustrated over a hundred covers and has provided countless pen and ink illustrations for many titles by distinguished authors, such as Joan Aiken, Robert Bolt, Robert Swindells, Adele Geras and Brian Patten.

In 1997 he wrote and illustrated his first picture book Seven ways to catch the Moon. He followed this with The Egg a story about a boy and a foundling dragon. His latest book Frank n Stan is a heart warming retelling of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic.

Nobody Owns the Sky

Miss Rogations reads “Nobody Owns the Sky” by Reeve Lindbergh

The story of Bessie Coleman becoming the first licensed African American aviator is sure to inspire readers to follow their own dreams.

As a young black woman in the 1920s, Bessie Coleman’s chances of becoming a pilot were slim. But she never let her dream die and became the first licensed African-American aviator. Reeve Lindbergh honors her memory with a poem that sings of her accomplishment. With bold illustrations by Pamela Paparone, Nobody Owns the Sky will inspire readers to follow their dreams.

  • Age Range: 6 – 9 years
  • Lexile Measure: NP (What’s this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (January 6, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763603619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763603618

🌈 Drawing challenge

You are all so good at observational drawings and paintings so I thought I would set you a challenge.

Find an apple and really have a look at it. What colours do you see, what shape is it? Does it have any details that you can draw.

Then using pencils or pens have a go at drawing it. It will take you a while and you will have to keep looking carefully.

Have a think about how big the apple is compared to your hand and try to make it as close in size as you can.

I’m going to put my drawing in my scrap book! Maybe you could find some other fruit to draw too. πŸπŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ‹πŸ₯­

🌈 the doorbell rang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESHLF92_rBw

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This story is all about sharing….. πŸͺ cookies.

Mum cooks 12 cookies for Victoria and Sam

but before they can eat them the doorbell rang and they have to share their cookies.

You could make some paper cookies…and some paper plates.

Or you could bake some real cookies πŸͺ yum yum. You will need 12 if you want to tell the story . Here’s a recipe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/frozen_chocolate_chip_95194

Then have a go at sharing them between 2 people. I made these plates to put the cookies on.

You’ll need to make 6 plates in total.

Then you will need to add two more plates. Keep going until you have shared all the cookies between 6 people. How many do they each get?

You could use the names of your friends from nursery to help tell the story in your own words.

Make sure you share them equally. You could have a go at recording the sum in your own way. Happy sharing🌈

🌈 rose petals

Have you noticed the flowers are blooming outside. Perhaps you have some flowers in your garden or when you go for a walk you can see roses in peoples gardens. Stop and smell them. What do you notice about them? Do they all smell the same?

Can you remember the names of the different parts of a flower?

petal, leaf, bud, stem, pollen. Be careful when you’re looking at roses though as they have thorns. Do you know why roses have thorns? Can you find out?

If you can, gather some of the petals that have fallen and bring them home, (lots of petals are falling off their plants)

You could arrange them into your own flower picture.

Or you could put them in a flower press.

Or you could make a picture using the petals, you could draw them and write some rose names down.

You could make your own rose petal perfume. Here’s a link to show you how. https://livingmontessorinow.com/fabulous-practical-life-make-rose-petal-perfume-montessori-monday/

Did you know there are so many different types of roses that are grown all over the UK and they each have their own name. I wonder what your favourite roses are called and what they look like. Can you draw them?

🌈 making a fan!

Just in case the weather warms up I thought you might like to make a fan to help keep cool.

You’ll need some lolly sticks, paper, tape and some pens.

Start by folding the paper, turning it over and folding again. Make sure you crease it properly.

Keep folding all the way to the end.

Now flatten the paper and draw some pictures. I’m drawing things to do with hot days like lollipops. I’ve also written some CVC words. Hot, sun and fan. Pop is also a CVC word. Can you write any more words. Don’t forget to write your name on your fan.

Last of all use two lollipop sticks and attach them to the fan using tape. This is how to make the handle.

In case you haven’t got any I put lots of lolly sticks in your craft pack.

Now all we need is some sunny hot weather!

🌈 The Tiny Seed and Plant the tiny seed

Did you find the packet of seeds that was in your pack? (The packs are in the office, come and collect yours).

I wonder whether you will plant them in a plant pot or in a flower bed in your garden. I’m going to plant mine in a little pot. I’ll fill the pot with compost and sprinkle the seeds on top. Then I will add some more compost so that the seeds are covered up.

I’ll give them some water to wake them up and hope they start to grow soon.

Perhaps you’d like to listen to some stories about growing seeds. These two stories explain the process of pollination and seed growth. The tiny seed by Eric Carle and plant the tiny seed by Christie Matheson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqE3Kcc8Zgg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueIdW9Ql8Uc

I hope you enjoy listening to these stories and watching your flowers grow.