Morning morning morning. Bright blue skies and a gentle breeze outside - perfect for a happy day!
I cycled into school again yesterday and really enjoyed the ride in the nice weather. I think taking part with Joe Wicks PE each day has definitely strengthened my legs and helped me to tackle riding up hills on a bike more easily (although my legs were a little tired by the time I cycled up the hill to the school!). On my way home, it was lovely to then ride down the school hill effortlessly. Whilst riding along the main Winchester Road home, I had got up to a good speed again and then thought, right, I'm going to put it into top gear to try and get that extra bit of speed. I pushed my gear lever, there was a bit of crunching and then my pedals froze and wouldn't turn. The chain had come off the cog and jammed. I got off my bike and had a little fiddle but to no avail. I looked at my fingers getting blacker very close to my white jeans and decided there was only one thing to do - call Mr Mason. Luckily I make sure he is off shift and at home with my daughters on the days I work at school at the moment otherwise I would have had about a six mile walk home. It took about 5 minutes for my daughter to find him - he was right at the very end of the garden using his brand new fiberglass fixing kit that had arrived that day to fix some holes in a pond he is hoping to install in our garden. But he left what he was doing and came to my rescue, not on a white horse, but in his reddish car, bunged the bike in the back and sorted it all out for me when we got home. However, I did watch carefully what he did to get the chain back on the cog and hopefully I'll be able to sort it out myself if it comes off again (I won't bother trying top gear again for the time being though!).
We have some more special things to read about in the Special Things Gallery so do take a look to find out about a special baby and a special furry diary! Also, I thought I would show you this lovely ice cake that one of our children made from flowers she collected on a walk - it really is quite eye catching. You might want to experiment with something similar with things you see and find when you are out and about. I wonder how it changes if it is left in a room? Also, one of our children managed to read 49 graphemes in 1 minute and 56 seconds which I thought was tremendous. I wonder if any of you have managed to beat that??!! I have also put a link to WOW cards above the week's learning so that they are there if anyone needs them for any WOW moments happening at home. Have a lovely day everyone.
Letters and Sounds
Practise your sounds using the powerpoint below.
Read all your tricky words and then practise writing tricky words were, here, there using chalk outside or different colours on paper.
Then have a go at reading some more ccvc words.
Now have a go at writing some of them. Try writing them in a phoneme frame like we used to do on whiteboards at school. Split a piece of paper into 4 columns and and write a sound of each word into each column.
Watch the video for Week 4, Day 3 of the Oak Academy Maths lesson - developing a sense of 10.
Watch the Tractor Ted video to find out how carrots are produced on a farm.
Now, see if your family has some carrot tops you can use to regrow some carrots leaves just using the ends of carrots. Watch the short video attached to find out how to do it in two different ways. If you have some soil or compost, try the two different ways and see if you can find out the answer to these two questions:
1. Which method produces the longest and bushiest leaf growth - growing in water or in soil?
2. Which method produced the leaves the quickest?
If you are only trying one method answer these two questions?
1. How many days did it take for your carrot to start showing signs of new growth?
2. How long did it take for your carrot to grow bushy leaves?
Keep an observation diary every two or three days of how the carrots change - you could do this by either taking photos or making drawings.
I will do it too and we can all compare results.