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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

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Week 4 Monday 29th June

Morning Year 1,

How are you all? I hope you are all well and enjoyed flying off to Space last week. It's been great hearing from you all and seeing such fantastic work from you. I hope you have enjoyed looking at each other's work too. This week we are going to be finding out about BEARS! The brown grizzly types, the white polar types, the famous coat wearing types.......can you think of any others? I wonder how many famous bears from stories and films you can think of? What about real bears? Where do they live? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? Can you find out the answers to these questions?


Now, if we were all in school I would have suggested you all bring a bear (a teddy one...not a real one - that could get messy!!) and we would have had a teddy bear's picnic. But we can't do that! So, I have created a folder on our home learning page called 'Teddy Bear's picnic'. I would love for you to set up your own picnic with one (or more) of your teddies and send me a photo. We can then put all the photos together and create our own virtual one. I promise I will do the same with one of my teddy bears, and yes, of course I have a teddy bear!! 


I would also love to see some paintings and drawings of a teddy bear to make a teddy bear gallery! 


Hopefully you will have seen on the newsletter that we are trying to organise a time when you can come up to school to say hello, and goodbye, to us. We'd love to have a chance for a catch up and for you to see a few of your friends too. We have been busy packing up our classroom as some of the reception children are working in there now and we have bags of your books and things ready for you to take home. Please keep an eye on your inbox as we hope to sort this very soon.


Enjoy your learning this week, miss you all xxx

Additional activities - Learning about money. This is a great time for the children to learn about money at home using real coins. Perhaps you could set up a shop at home to practise making different amounts and giving change. 
Here are some simpler maths tasks linked to our theme of 'Bears'.
'Look for the Bare Necessities, the simple Bare Necessities'.......we're off to the woods to find out all about Bears, starting off with Baloo from the Jungle Book. 


Listen to and enjoy this story about 'The bear who came to babysit!' Can you imagine if that really happened? What do you think might happen if a bear came to babysit you?! What adventures might you have? What mischief might it cause?! There are lots of lovely activities you can do linked to the story. 

Time for you to practise your story writing. Can you write the next adventure for the bear and the children? Imagine the bear comes to babysit the children again. What adventures and mischief do they get up to this time? How do they sort everything out before their parents come home? Use the story mountain sheet to plan out your ideas before writing your own bear adventure story. You could complete it by adding in some illustrations. 


More activities linked to our Bear theme. Can you find out about teddy bears? Can you create an information poster about Brown bears? Can you find out the difference between brown and black bears? Can you create your own bear?


Did you know different animals eat different things? Bears do not, for example, tuck into chicken wraps and chips on a Saturday night!! Depending on what they eat all animals are described as being a CARNIVORE, HERBIVORE or OMNIVORE. Well, they are very scientific words aren't they? So you have two jobs to do first.

1. Find out what the words mean. The Powerpoint below will help you.

2. Find out what Bears eat and which one of the science words describe them. Can you write out a factfile about Bears and include the kinds of things they eat? For this I'd like you to choose a brown, grizzly bear rather than a polar bear. Or you could do both and compare them. 


Once you have done this, think about other animals. What do they eat? How would you describe them? Can you sort the picture cards into the correct categories? There is also a flap book you could make to show what you have learned.