Hello Year 2, it’s school photos today, put on your uniform and ask someone to take your photograph…aaah, ok, just an April Fool!
I wonder how many of you have played a trick on your family or had a joke played on you today? Did you know, in one particular part of the Unkraine, we would be having a day off to celebrate! If you would like to to know more, have a read using this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/39442476
It is a shame that our school being closed isn’t an April Fool joke, wouldn’t it be lovely if Boris said today, ‘Surprise, you can all go back to school now!’, that would definitely make me smile.
So today, is our last day of term 4. It is time to put aside your work packs and home learning timetable for a while. Many of you I am sure will have been enjoying your learning at home, and if this is the case, then you can create your own timetable of activities for the next two weeks. You can put on it whatever you like, reading, making, playing, games, cooking, exercise, the list is endless. There is no reason to be twiddling your fingers and annoying your family, get on, be imaginative, be busy!
Since last Monday, I have been doing a sewing project with my mum, even though she lives in another house. We are each making a bunting triangle, one each day, using scraps of fabric and old clothes – my husband’s old work shirts are proving very useful! Sometimes we do our sewing together by video call, other times we send a photograph of our finished triangle as a surprise. We are planning to do one triangle for each day that we are not allowed to see each other. I wonder how many triangles we will be making and how far our bunting will stretch?
On our home learning timetable today, I have asked you to go looking for bugs in the garden or while out on a walk. When you find a bug, think carefully about the habitat they live in. What is it like? Why does the bug live there and not in a different type of habitat? What does the habitat provide for the bug to help it survive?
I wonder where you might look…under stones, in nooks and crannies, in the shed or under a leaf, I am sure you will spot some. Maybe, once you have drawn and labelled your findings, you could build a hideaway habitat for yourself either in the garden or in the house under a table? A perfect place to read a book I think! If you would rather listen to a story, then Amazon have free stories which you can listen to, there’s even Winnie the Pooh! Use this link to have a go: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Do you remember in my previous blog when I said that I was hoping to see my first bluebell of spring? Well, I looked everywhere on my walk yesterday and finally spotted a single, solitary one, growing all by itself. It didn’t seem to mind being on its own – it was just having a go, trying its best and looking for the sunshine. There must be a message in there for us all, don’t you think?
I will blog again on Thursday 16th April, but i the meantime, I hope the Easter bunny treats you to lots of chocolate and the sun continues to shine.
Love Mrs Temp xx