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Welcome to the website of Ruardean Church of England Primary School, Gloucestershire. Mr Manning, Headteacher

Summer week 1

Look at your fabulous learning!

Can you spot yourself? Can you spot a friend?

What have they been doing?

How many caterpillars can you see?

Hello my little pickles!

I hope you have had a lovely 2 weeks in the sunshine.

Have you eaten all of your Easter eggs?

We are going to be exploring Bugs and Beasties over the next few weeks. I can't wait!

 

The story we will be sharing to start is off is "The Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. 

Have you got that story on your bookshelf?

If you have you can read along with the video underneath or just watch and listen.

 

I will be leaving some activities for you and Mummy or Daddy to try. 

Don't forget to email me pictures of how you are getting along.

I miss you all. Keep happy and be busy bees.

Love from Mrs. Spence

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

Suggestions for Learning

Below are suggestions for learning activities. Your child's wellbeing is my main concern so please don't feel you have to attempt all of them. They are varied and, if you are finding it tricky, just try a little bit rather than a lot.

The suggestions in bold are activities that would really help your child with their literacy and maths.  

 Thank you for your support.

 

Literacy and Our World

  •  Watch, listen to, read and share the story of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. 
  • Have a go at learning the days of the week song (see resources below)
  • Can you put the pictures in the right order to match the story (see resources below)
  • Write a shopping list
  • Chop, slice, peel different fruits to make a fruit salad / fruit snack.
  • Talk about the different textures, compare inside and outside what can you see, what do you taste?
  • Save the seeds from inside the fruit. Plant them. What would they and you need? Where will you put them? How will they grow? Have you seen any other seeds? Look in your garden.
  • Explore your pathway, drive, yard or garden. What do you see or find? What do you see under something? On something? In the sky? Draw a picture or take a photo.
  •  Write a bossy sentence to match your fruit snack. E.G CHOP the apples. PEEL the orange. Pick 10 grapes.
  •  Phonics and high frequency words. Use the phonic cards and red words to practice regularly. 

Maths and Our World

  • Look in the fruit bowl. What do you see or feel? Talk about the different sizes, shapes, weights and textures  
  • Make a caterpillar using 2 colours. Can you make a repeating pattern? Use buttons / beads / fingerprint paints. How many can you make?
  • Make a caterpillar with 10 body parts. Only use 2 colours. How many different caterpillars can you make using 2 colours to make 10. e.g. 4+6.  Can you match the number sentence to match? (see resources)

Other ideas

  • Use an eggbox to cut the lumpy bits off and thread them to make a caterpillar. Or use toilet rolls.
  • Take your caterpillar on a journey - collect special treasure along the way so you know where you have been (like a journey stick that we made in the Autumn)
  • Look at different leaves around your world. Do they look the same? Can you sort them? Order them? Make a caterpillar picture with them?

Days of the Week Sing-along Song

A sing-along to teach the days of the week (lyrics below). purchase this song on iTunes: http://goo.gl/SEKwG6 Watch another days of the week song! https://yo...

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