Dear Owls

I hope you are all well?  I also hope you are still managing to get in the garden to enjoy the lovely sunshine!

So I am going to start by saying:

Good morning everyone :)

Like last week can you start your day by having a chat with your mummy or daddy about what you are going to have for lunch today?

Now time for some physical activity, last week I asked you to discuss why it is important to do exercise?  What else do you need to do to keep healthy (Sleep in your own bed, drink plenty of water, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and get some sunshine to help our body produce a really important vitamin called Vitamin D). After Go Noodle or Joe Wicks please can you produce a simple poster showing these things.  I would love to see what you have done so feel free to send me a photograph of your poster I can then print them off and add them to our Sparkle Time Book.  Also, please let me know some of the dances you have been doing!

Maths

Start by warming our maths brains up!  Can you find an instrument - this could be your hands - Last week I asked you to count in 1s and clap in time as high as you can go today I would like you to do the same but this time counting in fives.  Tomorrow I will ask you to beat your score.  Good Luck!

This week we are focussing on the concept of length.  You will need a little help with this.  Can you find any items that can be used to measure things such as a ruler, tape measure, cubes, paper clips (I am guessing parents don’t have trundle wheels or metre sticks lying around, I know I don’t). What can you measure with your chosen item?  Can you measure the length of your book, car, barbie etc). Find five things to measure.  Can you draw around your foot and measure the length of it, now find someone with a bigger foot.  Draw round their foot and measure the length of it.

Handwriting

Reception children: I would like you to practise writing the monkey letters p, j and f.  Parents please draw lines as this really helps.

Year Ones please can you find a favourite toy and practise writing their name and words related to your character.

Example:  Spiderman: red, black, web, spider, superhero, strong, cool, great.

Draw a picture to go with your handwriting.

Rhyme and Story

Can you sing Humpty Dumpty?  Do you know all the words?  My youngest son Albie thinks the nursery rhyme is Humpy Dumpy!  Do you remember the second verse I taught you?  So off they went to toy town to fetch some special glue, to fix Humpty Dumpty and the other toys too!

Can you represent Humpty is some way and take a photograph? I can then collate these into a book of class nursery rhymes.  Also use this time to practise your positional language which you were all very good at!  Example:  Humpty is next to the bin, Humpty is on the washing line, Humpty is going down the slide, Humpty is under the bed.  See how many different places you can put Humpty.

Physical Development

Owls, this afternoon weather permitting and if possible I would like you to do your yoga outside.

Then move on to the following yoga poses and hold for at least 20 seconds:

Bat, Owl, Fox, Bunny, Bear, Hedgehog, Bee, Moth, Cat, Downward Dog, Child’s pose, Butterfly and Door Mouse pose.

New poses to have a go at:

Boat Pose:
(Balance on your bottom with your legs up. Then rock in the water like a boat.

Bow Pose:

(Lie on your tummy, bend your knees, lift your chest, reach your arms back towards your toes, and hold onto your feet.)

Bridge Pose:
(Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms down alongside your body, tuck your chin into your chest, and lift up your buttocks and back to create a bridge.)

End your yoga session with some breathing and have a moment to be still and silent and think about something that makes you feel happy!

Something interesting:

Go to www.bristolaquarium.co.uk  and watch a video of baby sharks wriggling about!

Help:

Are you already making your own bed?  If not have a go in the next few days.  Give your pillow a plump and straighten your duvet ready for your next sleep!

Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  I am thinking of you all and can’t wait to see you soon.  Will be sending Friday's timetable tomorrow.

Much Love

Miss Angel

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