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Monday 4th May

Of course Miss Packer is wearing completely the wrong clothes for an African summer safari! Africa's hottest temperture on record was 124 degrees F!


Click here for this week's challenge video! This week's challenge is: "Can Miss Packer walk to Africa?"

1. The Daily Five - Maths

Hopefully the children are a bit more confident with the basics of capacity now. We are returning to money now! The children should recognise 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, £1.00 and £2.00. If they don't recognise these coins (not understand the value but just name them), then practise sorting and naming real coins this week. 


Foxes Group - these children are beginning to add different coins together. This means they also understand the value. Play this piggy bank money game. Start with 'Counting' and '1p to 10p'


Rabbits Group - these children can add 1p together to make an amount. Conceptually, they are probably not ready to go much further (although you could try them with the Foxes Group's game if they want a challenge or if you want to see where they are). Play this piggy bank money game. Start with 'Ordering' and '1p to 20p'.



2. The Daily Five - Literacy

It's Monday, so it is weekend news day! 


Foxes Group - write three sentences, beginning with 'First', 'Next' and 'Finally'. Again, they will be quite comfortable with this, so add the challenge today of writing a feeling sentence e.g. "First I rode my bike down the lane with my mummy and brother. It was exciting!"


Rabbits Group - draw a picture with three labels, remembering careful colouring and thinking about the pictures. Have a go finishing off a sentence independently today - so the adult will write, "First I..." and your child will finish the sentence e.g. "...on my bike". This will look different for different children. It could be:

"on mI bighc" (used the sounds they could hear with the knowledge they have)

"o m bc" (just wrote initial sounds)



3. The Daily Five - Outside Time

We are going to think about packing a lunch for a safari picnic later this week. Go outside and have a teddy bears picnic! How many teddies will come? How many plates, cups, spoons etc will you need? 



4. The Daily Five - Project

Have a look at today's PowerPoint slides - how will they choose to go on safari?


Normally the children would make their own paper mache hot air balloon in class but I think the materials might be difficult to get hold off. However, if you have a balloon, newspaper and PVA glue you could have a go! It does come with a mess and stress warning! And it will take around at week to make, with drying time between layers. 




5. The Daily Five - Reading

Once you've looked at today's 'Project' PowerPoint slides, do the activity slide. Match the safari vehicle with the right word, either by reading the word or using the initial sound to help you. 

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