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Acorn Daily Planner - 19.05.20

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good Morning Acorns,

We have been so impressed with the Acorn Class gallery, your paintings have been amazing. We have some future artists! Thank you for your hard work.

Today in Literacy, we have a wonderful new story for you to share at home. The story is called Back to Earth with a Bump. We have attached the story for you to enjoy. It is about a boy who has been given an exciting mission! Please ask your grown-up to read the story to you. Can you create your own mission? What will the mission be? Where will you travel to? Can you draw pictures in your home learning book to show your mission? Do you complete your mission? If you want a further challenge, you could label your drawings. For example, if you need to save the aliens on planet mars, you might use your phonics to help write the planet name.

In Maths, we will begin to recognise how long a minute is and recognise that we can measure short times in different ways. Ask your grown-up to write on a piece of paper: 1 minute. Have you ever heard of a minute?

Look at the minute hand on a clock or watch. Then look carefully as the minute hand moves around the clock until it has been a whole minute. A minute is not a very long time. See if you can be absolutely still and silent for a minute. Discuss how long a minute felt. Did it feel like a long time? How many hops can you do in a minute? Make an estimate and record this in your home learning book or on a piece of paper.

Talk about how we often need to time a number of minutes when cooking, when waiting for something to start, etc. Explain that if something takes less than a minute, it may take seconds. Seconds are much, much, shorter than minutes.

Can you invent your own repetitive action to do in a minute? For example, how many numbers can you write in one minute? How many planets can you draw in one minute? How many times can you write your name in one minute? How many rainbows can you draw in one minute? How many times can you write your initials in one minute? You can use your home learning book for this activity. Have lots of fun with this task!

We have been learning about space. Please share the Rocket PowerPoint with your grown-up. Which is your favourite rocket? Can you create your own rocket? Please do not worry, this activity can be done over a period of days. You can use paper, card, kitchen roll, cereal boxes and craft materials to create your rocket. Make sure you ask your grown-up’s permission before using any resources at home.

From 18th May-18th June it is National Smile month. What makes you smile? When you are happy, how does it make you feel? Smiling makes us feel good. On Purple Mash, draw a picture showing your wonderful smile!

We hope you have a great day. Keep smiling!

Mrs Sanford and Miss Williamson