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As the summer holidays are fast approaching this week's home learning is beach/summer related.
Hope you have fun doing the activities!!
Miss Miller :)
Hello Everyone! Home learning for this fortnight will again be linked to one of Gary the Gorilla's favourite stories. This time he has chosen The Ugly Duckling. Please find a copy of this story attached below. Also attached below is a word document with additional activities.
Gary sat outside in the garden to see if he could spot any birds. He sat quietly and still on the grass so he wouldn't scare away any birds that flew into the garden.
He saw lots of birds flying over the garden, high up in the sky. He also heard lots of birds singing and squawking from the trees.
CHALLENGE: Can you spot different birds in your garden?
Gary asked me, why didn't we see any ducks in the garden? I wonder if you can answer Gary's question!!
Gary wanted to find out the names of the birds we saw and heard in the garden so we're going to use this website to help us!
CHALLENGE: Can you find out the names of the birds you saw or heard in your garden?
In the story of The Ugly Duckling, the chicks hatch from eggs. Gary used eggs to practise his maths skills.
Egg shapes were drawn onto coloured paper and were then cut into various shapes as if a chick had hatched out from the egg. On each piece of the broken egg shell a number was written. Gary then had to look at the numbers on each piece of broken shell, putting them in the correct order to put the egg back together.
CHALLENGE: Can you look at the numbers and put the eggs back together correctly?
Gary and I talked about how we are all different, special & unique.
We drew self portraits and discussed some of our differences.
Gary said that our eye colour was different. He has orange eyes but Miss Miller has blue eyes.
Gary said that he has brown, fluffy fur but Miss Miller has got long hair instead of fur.
Gary said that he was small but Miss Miller was tall.
There were also differences in our favourite foods, what programmes we liked on the TV and what things we like to do in our spare time!
CHALLENGE: Can you draw a picture of yourself and ask your family to draw a picture of themselves too? Then discuss how you are different.
In the story, the farmer took the ugly duckling in because it was very cold in the winter. I got a variety of clothes out of the cupboard for Gary to look at.
Gary had to sort the clothes out into clothes to wear in the summer and clothes to wear in the winter.
CHALLENGE: Can you sort clothes into things you would wear in the summer and things you would wear in the winter?
In the story, sadly there were some animals that weren't very kind. Gary started to think about ways in which he could be kind to those around him. Gary then decided he would be kind and help Miss Miller's sister by watering the vegetables in the garden!
CHALLENGE: Can you think of a way to help and be kind to someone else?
I took a walk around the lake and spent some time watching the ducks and the swans. Perhaps you and your family could go for a walk to a local pond or lake and see if you can spot any swans and ducklings. Here is a little video of what I saw...