Monday 11th October
Today, we will read another fable this one is called, 'The Cockerel and the Fox', from Aesops fables.
After the story have a think, is it a happy or sad story? Did you expect the ending? Was the cockerel mean? Was the fox stupid?
We will explore the tale’s message a little more deeply in today’s activity and then take a vote!
Discuss who was in the right?
Should the cockerel of trusted the fox and tried to be friends with him? Share his hen house, food and warmth?
What do you think the lesson is in this story? Can you write your own moral/lesson that would suit this story?
Then, ask the people in your house who was in the right, why do they believe what they do?
Finally, using the story sheet and different coloured pens can you highlight all the verbs in one colour and all the adjectives in another colour. How many can you find of each in the story?
Read the Fox and Cockerel story again, can you then answer the comprehension questions attached to show your understanding.
New spellings were given out on Friday. They are always available on the spellings star. Click on the star to find your group and practise your new spellings this week.
Fact families -
Addition and Subtraction Bonds to 20
If you have finished todays work and still fancy doing a bit more, watch this video, and hopefully you might be able to carry out some of the practical work along with Noah!
Also here are some more fact families to work on, some of them are a bit tricky, get Mum or Dad to choose the one they think will challenge you!
Tuesday 12th October
If you have finished todays work have a go at these challenges.
Listen to the Rooster and fox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLIyx0wyWW8
How does this compare with the version we read yesterday?
Do you think that each version takes the same view as to who is right – cockerel or fox?
In the video fox is hungry and alone. He praises the cockerel on his beautiful singing. He also just wants to survive does this affect which version do you prefer?
Does the way the story is told affect our view of who is in the right? What do you think?
Can you think about a conversation that the Hens and the Fox may have, what would the hens say to the fox?
Could fox persuade the hens to be friends as they are not as clever as the cockerel?
Using the correct punctuation write 4-5 sentences using dialogue. Remember inverted commas to show when a character is speaking. Perhaps you could get into character and pretend to be one of the Hens or Fox? What could you say to each other?
When you have finished can you act out your conversation with a member of your family. Who will be Fox and who is a Hen? Have fun!
Our topic this half term has been learning about uses of everyday materials. Today we are learning about recycling. Watch this powerpoint.
What recycling do you do at home?
Have a go at this sorting activity, can you sort the items for recycling?
Wednesday 13th October 2021
We have been reading some fables, lots of them have interesting and important messages and lessons for people to think about. Please read the next fable 'The Tortoise and the Hare' and complete the reading comprehension questions attached.
If you were the Hare how would you be feeling at the end of the race?
Re-read the Tortoise and the Hare fable. Do you notice there is a lot of punctuation in it? reading through carefully what different symbols can you spot?
Now, using a felt tip pen or highlighter can you spot all the questions marks and exclamation marks? Read the sentence they are in and use expression to show your understanding. Today, you will be having a go a writing a sentence using these punctuation marks.
Using an A4 piece of paper fold it in half and half again to make 4 sections. In each section can you draw a character from the story? Some ideas could be; a Tortoise, Hare, Hedgehog, there could be a Squirrel or Rabbit as well. Can you now write a sentence underneath your picture using an exclamation mark or question mark to explain your picture.
We have been learning about World War One. Remember the dates? 1914-1918.
Today we are going to think about how animals helped in the war. Watch this PPT.
Can you make a list of animals that helped in the war and what they did?
Remember we read the story 'The little hen and the great war'? Here is another story about an animal. It is the story of Stubby - a true story about friendship. Can you find out anything else about Stubby?
If you have finished your work and still fancy a challenge have a go at one of these activities featuring different number bonds.
Today we have a new fable. Please read 'The Dog, the cockerel and the fox' see the attached sheet.
Have a discussion on which of the three versions you have read so far. Which do you prefer.
Do they think the storyteller added something with his telling? Did you enjoy reading the stories yourself or someone else reading them?
In some fables, some of the words are rather old fashioned. Are there any words you do not know the meanings of? If there are, write them down on a piece of paper and ask an adult to help you look them up in a dictionary. Can you write the words out in alphabetical order along with the definition.
If you can not find any unknown words in the story, try looking the ones up listed below. First, write them out in alphabetical order and then look them up in a dictionary to find out their meaning.
Finally, can you write out a definition for each word in your own words to show your understanding. If you don't have a dictionary at home you can use the online dictionary by clicking here.
We are going to carry on with our work on using percussion instruments. If you have any at home please join in by clicking the link below. If not, tap along using your body or any suitable items that you might find around your home. Have fun!