The beautiful sunshine has been smiling at us this week, and after spending lots of time outdoors, I thought you might like to create a bird feeder. This will give you something wonderful to watch, as you look out of your window, or eat your lunch in the garden.
This bird feeder is very simple to create, and requires few materials. It also allows us to do some recycling: using any plastic bottles that are around the home.
The weather is looking fine and many of you will be out in the garden. You may be able to see signs of wildlife where you live. One clue that something is living nearby is that itt might leave poo.All animals need food and water. All animals move and breathe. All animals excrete. That’s a cool science word for poo and wee.
Take a look at these fantastic links and take a closer look at poo. We can learn so much.
If you are interested then think about the language used to group and classify animals.
Can you find out what each of these words mean?
On the Plop Trump cards there is are symbols in the top corner( a leaf and a steak)
What do they mean?
Find out about the diet of an animal that interests you. The Dung Beetle really fascinates me.
Keep your eyes open for any evidence of wildlife when you are out and about.
Look. Don’t touch
Use your phonics to read the Plop Trump cards.
The photos are not to scale-look carefully at measurements. I suggest that you look at a ruler to check just how big the elephant poo is!
In English today, you are going to be decorating your poems. You might already know, that poems can be written in whatever style the writer chooses. Sometimes poems are written in a shape, some words may be bigger than others, and some words are even written with pictures beside them.
Today, it is your chance to get creative. You may choose to rewrite your poem, in a completely different shape or style, or you may wish to keep the same writing as yesterday, and add pictures/ detail to make it appealing to the reader.
There are no rules, so be as adventurous as you like, and have fun 😀
In maths today, you are finding fractions of amounts. You may remember learning this skills last week, using small amounts, so today I have given you larger ones, for an added challenge.
Remember, to find a fraction of an amount, simply divide the amount by the denominator.
For your French task today, it would be great if you could challenge yourself to a quiz.
You will need to write down the 12 months of the year in English, and next to each of them, in French. Then, give this to a family member and ask them to test you on all twelve months.
See how many you can get correct, and determine if your posters have helped you to learn them 😀 Good luck!
Enjoy your Friday, and have a wonderful weekend and half term 😀
A little friend arrived on my kitchen table today and he whispered to me,” I am lost. Can you help me?”
I asked him to tell me about himself and he told me that his name was Mr Puffin. He was migrating and needed to stop for a little rest. He knew that all the children in Pioneer Class were very kind and looked after birds. Some sparrows,a pigeon and a seagull had told him that they often stop off at Sleights C of E School to pick up some snacks. His bird friends had eaten from our bird feeders.
Mr Puffin needs some help to get to his next destination.
Take a look on Google Earth and look for Shetland.
That is where Mr Puffin is going. They have lots of sand eels there and he likes to eat them.
He said,”Thank you Pioneers for being kind and leaving out food for birds. Every little act of kindness will cheer someones day. It doesn’t matter how small you are,you can make a difference.”Pop over to Tapestry to meet him.
Maps are wonderful.
Mr Puffin could use a map to work out where he is and where he is going.
Take a look at these maps.
Can you find Scotland,England,Ireland and Wales?
Can you find Whitby and North Yorkshire?
Mr Puffin wants to fly to Shetland. Shetland is a collection of islands way up north.
The map puts Shetland in a box because it is so far away. It is not really in a box!
Puffins spent part of their year there.
You could talk abut how far the puffin must travel and discuss kilometres.
Put the route into Google Maps and take a look at how to travel to the island of Unst where he lives.
Another beautiful day! Can you believe it’s half term already? I’m not sure where the weeks have gone but it does mean that you can either have a week doing activities with your families or you might like to try one of the activities that will be posted over the course of the week.
If you’ve ever wondered what something is on your daily exercise, now is the time to find out. Have a look at the WWF BioBlitz activity and you can download a spotter app for free.
Writing a letter to your children or grandchildren.
We often hear older people say ‘when I was a child…’
Today, I’d like you to imagine you are that person and write a letter to your next generation. You might want to start your letter with that phrase.
Today it’s time for you to put your fractions and percentages together to have a go at writing some riddles.
Mug Cake – D&T/Science
As it’s Friday I thought it might be nice to have a treat. Make this delicious chocolate mug cake and learn about the science of Microwaves ovens. Experiment with the other ingredients to customize your mug cake. What will you add to give it a whole new flavour?!
I hope you slept well, after a beautiful, sunny day yesterday.
Today in English, you are going to continue writing poetry, but this time you will be using a different poem to help you. The poem is called: Three Mice, by Charlotte Druitt Cole.
This poem is a little longer than yesterdays’ but, each pair of lines does end in rhyming words.
You can choose to change only a few words of the poem, or you might like to rewrite it all. You could even change the animal within the poem, like I saw that some of you did yesterday.
Enjoy getting creative.
Today in maths, you are going to be focusing on taking fractions away from whole numbers.
When you do this, you need to remember that the whole number, is simply the complete amount of parts that are available. For example: 1 – 1/3, the 1 represents 3/3 as this is equal to one whole. So you would simply complete 3/3 – 1/3 and your answer would be 2/3.
Have a go, and use my examples to help.
Today in French, you are going to be creating your poster, which displays the months July – December in French.
Yesterday, you decided to either create a poster which would have space to include all twelve months, or create two separate posters, with six months on each.
Remember to include a picture for each month, which can help you to quickly identify the month you have written.
Have a great day Discoverers, and I hope you manage to get outside and enjoy the sun before it hides for a few days,
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Situated three miles from the stunning Whitby coastline, our school serves the children and families of Sleights village and the surrounding areas. We currently have around 100 children on roll across five classes for our Reception to Y6 children. In addition, we are proud to be able to offer provision for children from three years old in our onsite Pre-School.