Good morning everyone,
What a difference to the weather today - it's very wet outside and not very bright. I hope the sun will come out later on.
There is a field at the bottom of my garden which most of the time I have lived here, has been empty. There has been the occasional horse live there over the years but on Sunday I was really happy and excited to see that alpacas have moved in there. I've been waiting and waiting as we have been watching them from a distance in the next field for a few months. AND THEN whilst I was looking at them through the fence, the owner came over and invited us in to see them up close which was absolutely fantastic. They were very friendly and let us get up close but didn't want to be touched. However they did pose for photos - look how cute they are. Lots of them had babies too and there were still a few waiting to have their babies.
Letters and Sounds
Practise your letter sounds by singing some of the Jolly Phonics songs.
Watch the Oak Academy Friday maths lesson. Today it is about matching amounts of dots to their number.
In the story of "The Thirsty Crow", a crow looks everywhere to find some water to drink and eventually finds a bottle with water at the bottom of it. The crow cannot reach the water at the bottom and has to think of a way to make the water rise to the top so that his beak can reach it. Watch the video below and pause it when you get to the part where the crow is thinking what he could do.
Ask your adult to give you a container with water in the bottom and together discuss what you could do to help the bird. If you have a toy bird at home, have it sitting nearby and pretend it is the bird from the story. You are not allowed to pour any extra water into the bottom. Below are some hints to help you.
This bird is so thirsty!
Can you get the water to the thirsty bird using the rocks and stones?
Can you fill all the space in the jar with the rocks and stones?
What size stones do you need to fill all the space?
Where do you think this sized stone will settle?
What is happening to the water?
Will the bird get a drink?
Compare what you did to help the bird with what happened in the story - watch the end of the story to see how the bird reached the water. Don't get too wet doing this!!!