Thursday 4th February 2021
I hope you are all well this morning.
Have a lovely day.
9:00 - 9:30 - Phonics - y (yellow i)
Look at the PowerPoint. Meet Baby I. Look at the position of y in the word. Use the ‘ing’ buttons, the More Than One Machine, Changer Machine (for third person) and Time Machine.
Watch the flashcard video.
Watch the video ‘Why Cry Lullaby’.
Make the Yellow I (point to the eye) action every time they hear a y word. Can you remember all of the y words in the song?
Complete the y word search and create a new y word search using the template provided.
9:30 - 10:00 - Morning Registration and Input
(see zoom link in email)
10:00 - 10:30 - English Writing
Learning Objective: To be able to use adjectives.
Today is the last part of our story.
Sentence 1 - We are going to use repetition like we did at the start of our story but instead of 'the crow flew' we are going to say how the sun rose.
Here is my sentence: Far, far away, long, long ago, high, high above, the sun rose.
Sentence 2 - This sentence is the sun telling the crow what he is like.
Gather adjectives and ideas to describe the crow - brave, strong, kind to his friends, valiant, courageous, honourable, undaunted....
Here is my sentence: The sun told the crow he was heroic.
Sentence 3 - This sentence explains the meaning of the story.
Discuss what you think this story is trying to teach us.
Look at the last page from the book.
What do you think the story is about? Gather some ideas.
Here is my sentence: It doesn't matter what you look like, it's what's inside that matters.
10:45 - 11:15 - There is no celebration assembly today so I am going to give you some free time here to go and do something you enjoy.
We've got to keep our minds and bodies healthy so spend this time to do something that makes you happy. :-)
11:15 - 12:15 - Maths - Interpret Pictograms
Learning Objective: To be able to interpret a pictogram.
Look at the video and then have a go at some of the activities.
1:20 - 2:15 - RE
Learning Objective: To explore different ways to say thank you.
Talk about your own experiences and feelings about thanking others and being thanked.
Read this story:
Mrs. Hegarty had taught in St Mary’s School for thirty-seven years. Everyone loved her. She was very kind and sometimes quite strict, but no-one minded because she was very fair and really loved the children. Now she was retiring. Everyone wanted to say goodbye and thank you.
On her retirement day, there was a special thanksgiving Eucharist in the church with all the children, parents and teachers. There were special prayers for Mrs. Hegarty, and her favourite hymns. Afterwards, everyone crowded into the hall and there were lots of speeches. Father Atkins told a story about when he had been a little boy in school and Mrs. Hegarty had taught him. Everyone laughed. He said he owed her a lot and gave her a bouquet of roses, her favourite flowers. One of the mums reminded everyone how Mrs. Hegarty had made St Mary’s into a really good school. The parents gave her a camera because she was going to learn photography. Peter, from Year 6, made a speech wishing her happiness and because she likes bird-watching, the children gave her a pair of binoculars.
Mrs. Hegarty was sad to say goodbye. She thanked everyone for their kind and thoughtful gifts and explained that as she used each one, she would think of all the children, parents and staff. She said she would read through all her cards when she got home. She thanked everyone who had prepared the Mass and the party. It was a happy day. Everyone was pleased to say thank you to someone who had done so much to help other people.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Why was Mrs. Hegarty thanked?
- How did different people say thank you to her?
- How do you think Mrs. Hegarty felt?
- Which way would you choose to say thank you?
I have attached a copy of the story for you to look at too.
Fill in the chart about what we give thanks for and how we can give thanks.
To thank you for all your hard work (children and parents), I am giving you the rest of the afternoon off. You do not need to come back for an afternoon zoom. Go off and enjoy doing another fun activity with your loved ones.
See you in the morning!