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All about Dinosaurs…

Good morning Fox Cubs, today we are going to be learning all about dinosaurs. What do you know about dinosaurs? Can you name any? How could you find out even more?

Here is an interesting online book for you to look at and find out even more about dinosaurs.

How do we know dinosaurs existed? Where were the the fossils found?

Activity

Today I would like you to make your own fossils or bones. You could use playdough, salt dough or even clay. Here is a simple salt dough recipe that works well.

Once you have your dough you can use the dinosaurs to make prints.

When the palaeontologists found the bones they put them together. I wonder if you could do the same with some bones to make a picture?

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Speech and Language Therapy

Hello all,

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Lisa, the school’s speech and language therapist, has created the following resources so that you can continue to support your child while at home.

  • Video
  • Resources: session plan and resources

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in contacting Lisa on lisa@lovetocommunicate.co.uk.

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Counting Dinosaurs

Good morning Fox Cubs, today we are going to practise our counting. Can you count to 10 or higher? Can you show your family 10 fingers?

Now we are going to read a story called Hide-a-Saurus. Can you see any numbers in the story? Can you show your family that many fingers? Can you count the dinosaurs?

Here is a fun Dinosaur Counting Song for you to sing along to and practise your counting.

Now use your counting skills to count the dinosaurs below.

Now have a go at this counting game. Can you count the dinosaurs and tell your family how many dinosaurs there are?

Now that you have been practising counting dinosaurs, have a look around your house and practise counting other things.

You could play Count-a-Saurus... one person will close their eyes, count and stop at a particular number. For example, if they count to 6 you could put 6 objects in front of them and they open their eyes and check how many objects there are. Then they count to 8 and you count 8 objects and put them in front of them.

Have fun Fox Cubs and remember to send in pictures of your home learning to share on the blog!

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Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Good morning Fox Cubs, I hope you had a lovely weekend. If you would like to share pictures of what you did at the weekend with all of your friends, please email them to be shared on the blog.

Story of the Week

This week we will be reading Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow.

Have a look at the front cover, what do you think this book might be about?

Did you enjoy the story? What was your favourite part and why? What did Harry find in the box? Where did Harry take the dinosaurs? Why was Harry upset? How did he get the dinosaurs back?

Can you name any of the dinosaurs from the story? Can you move like a dinosaur?

Activity

Today I would like you to make your own dinosaur. You can choose which dinosaur you would like to make and use whatever you want. Here are some ideas…

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Speech and Language Therapy

Hello all,

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Lisa, the school’s speech and language therapist, has created the following resources so that you can continue to support your child while at home.

  • Video
  • Resources: session plan and resources

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in contacting Lisa on lisa@lovetocommunicate.co.uk.

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Time to celebrate Elmer Day!

Happy Elmer Day Fox Cubs! Today is a special day to celebrate how unique we all are. Can you tell your family what is special and unique about you? Now think about what makes them so special to you. We are all wonderful and unique in our own way.

Today we are going to celebrate being unique by wearing the t-shirts we designed ourselves. You thought carefully about how you would like to design your t-shirt yourself. It is different to everyone else’s which makes it special as it is your very own design!

Today we would like you to have lots of fun celebrating Elmer Day. We are going to do some dancing and play some party games.

Musical Statues– listen to the music and dance along. When the music stops you need to freeze.

Musical Chairs– when the music plays, walk and dance around the circle of chairs. Every time the music stops, you must find a chair and sit down.

Egg and Spoon Race– run or walk while balancing an egg on spoon.

Simon Says– listen carefully to the instructions your adult gives, copy what they say, but be careful they might not say “Simon says”!

Sing-along Dance Competition– time to sing along and dance to our favourite Disney songs.

I hope you all enjoyed Elmer Day as much as all the elephants in the story did. Remember what we have learnt from the story; that being different is what makes us special, and we should be proud of ourselves and others!

It would be lovely if you could send pictures of you and your family celebrating Elmer Day to share on the blog.

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Elmer Day Preparations

Good morning Fox Cubs, today we are going to be getting ready for our Elmer Day tomorrow!

Recently we have been reading stories about Elmer the elephant. Elmer is a patchwork elephant, whereas his friends are all grey. In the story, Elmer made himself grey so he could be like all of the other elephants, this meant none of the animals could recognise him. At the end of the story all of the elephants decide to celebrate Elmer Day by decorating themselves in bright colours and patterns.

The elephants in the story realised how important it is to be unique and celebrate being different. We will also be celebrating Elmer’s Day tomorrow in our decorated t-shirts.

Activity

To prepare for the party, you will need a plain t-shirt and some pens or paint. You can decorate your t-shirt in any way you want. Maybe you could do some patterns with your favourite colours or shapes. Here are some ideas…

It wouldn’t be a party without decorations. Have a look around your house and think about how you could decorate it. Could you put up balloons or make paper chains? Maybe even some pictures on the wall?

Now we are all ready to celebrate Elmer’s Day tomorrow, how exciting! We can’t wait to see your t-shirts and decorations.

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I am one of a kind because…

Good morning Fox Cubs, today we are going to be thinking about ourselves and what is special about each and every one of us! For our morning exercise today, you can dance along to today’s song Everybody is Different!

Look at the pictures below and talk to your grown up about them.

Now have a think about yourself. What makes you special? Have a look in the mirror and talk to your family about what you look like. Do you look the same, or different to others in your family? What do you like to do, what you are you good at? We are all different and special in many ways and we should celebrate this.

Activity

Today I would like you to draw a picture of yourself. You can use a mirror to help you choose the right colours for your hair, skin and eyes. Think about what makes you special and draw it. It could be a picture of you with your family, something you like to do, or something that you are good at.

Elmer Party

This Friday we are going to be celebrating our differences just like Elmer and the elephants do in the story by decorating a t-shirt in any way you choose. If you are learning at home, you can take a picture of yourself celebrating and we can share it on the blog.

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Let’s all count together!

Good morning Fox Cubs, today we are going to practise our counting. Can you count to 10? Can you show your family 10 fingers? Elmer also loves to count. Today we are going to practise counting elephants.

Look at the pictures below. How many elephants are there? Can you see any numbers on the page? Can you hold up that many fingers?

Now look at this picture of Elmer, how many different colours can you spot?

How many blue patches are there? How many black? How many green? How many purple? How many pink? How many yellow?

Now you can use this picture below to practise your colouring and counting…

Colour 3 hearts blue

Colour 5 hearts red

Colour 8 hearts green

Now let’s play a game of Number Bingo. Ask your grown up to call out a number and you have to cover that number. Can you hold up that many fingers too?

Here is Elmer’s favourite counting song for you to sing at home.

Have fun Fox Cubs and don’t forget to send in pictures of your home learning to share on the blog!