Listen to the story about Jack and the Beanstalk, from the giant's perspective ('Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!' By Eric Braun). Can you think of a fairytale that you could re-tell from another character's point of view?
Check out the images taken from the book 'Fairy Tale Secrets' by Marion Rose and Edward Eaves. In this story the characters that we think of in a certain way, are actually different behind the scenes. What do you notice from the pictures? Can you think of a character that might be thought of in one way but actually is quite different?
Talk about these ideas with someone in your bubble, or do some writing about it.
Choose from one of the following:
Which Country Is Special To You?
Choose a country that is special to you. It could be NZ or another country that is important for your family. Download this worksheet and complete OR get a piece of paper and draw or write something for each of these headings:
Click on the title above to enjoy this poem all about a big truck carry a heavy load. Where is the truck taking this heavy load? Could you write your own poem about a vehicle? You could draw, tell or write it and share with your teacher.
Life cycle of a frog video
Click on the video above to see how a tadpole transforms into a frog!
Life cycle of a frog diagram
Research and create your own life cycle poster for a different animal. Some ideas could be a: bee, worm, butterfly, duck or fish.
Ferrymead Heritage Park Visit Term 1 2021
Many of you will remember our awesome visit to Ferrymead. This is a resource from their educators. You can create a poster, using the prompts on the sheet above, or you could design/ invent your own toy and tell us about that.
Here is another task from Ferrymead. Draw your own shelves and toys on them.
Look at these pictures of the Olympics from google. Do some writing about the Olympics. What might be happening in the images? What was your favourite part of the Olympics? Tune in to some of the Paralympics coverage and write about something you've seen. Sophie Pascoe has been doing some amazing swimming!
If you have some magnetic letters, alphabet blocks or letter tiles, practice:
spelling CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, using letters from your literacy stage (stages 1-4+)
spelling CCVC or CVCC words (e.g. spot, must, stack) using letters from your literacy stage (stages 5-6)
spelling a range of words using letters from your literacy stage- eg. night, claws, fern, stair, boost (Stage 7+)
In this activity we are learning to create sentences using the conjunctions 'because', 'but' and 'so'.
Use the sentence starters below with each conjunction. You can either write these or say them aloud.
Here is an example with the starter 'Staying at home is pretty fun'
Staying home is pretty fun because I get to wear my pyjamas during the day!
Staying at home is pretty fun but I do miss the school playground.
Staying at home is pretty fun, so I will make the most of the time I have here.
Here are some sentence starters. Remember to use 'because', 'but' and 'so'.
I am unique
Flying by dragon is the best transport
Doing jobs around the house makes my whānau happy
We should all sleep in blanket forts
These cloud pictures are from the MetService New Zealand Facebook page. They are running a poll on the best cloud photo. Tell us (orally or through writing) about which clouds you like and why. Can you see any interesting cloud shapes outside today?
If you want to hear about clouds and the water cycle, this is an awesome song to listen to and learn. You could draw the different clouds, or even the water cycle too.
Listen to the the story 'If...'. Can you come up with some amazing, imaginative ideas? Draw your ideas and share your pictures with us. We would love to also read about your ideas.
For example, in the book there is the wondering 'If whales lived in outer space....'. What would they do there? Where would they go? What would they eat? Could one take you for a 'swim' around the galaxy?
The Day the Crayons Quit
- Write a story about an everyday household object that decides to quit, e.g., toaster, couch, toothbrush.
Kids News - Robots and Machines
Go to DOGOnews with someone in your bubble and search for 'robots' then 'machines'. There are some incredible articles! Most of the articles even have a short video to go along with them. Write or draw about an article, or an idea that you have got from exploring the site.
Going to the Mountains
Listen to this interesting non-fiction book, then create your own poster of a favourite animal. It could be one from the book, or another animal. Tell someone in your bubble what you know about this animal or write about them. You could also look up some facts together.
The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Listen to this awesome music. As the title suggests, it is about a bumble-bee in flight. What instruments do you hear? How does the music change as the song progresses? Close your eyes and 'see' the bumble-bee. What does it see? Where is it going and what is it doing? Write or draw about the journey of the bumble-bee.
I grow on trees.
Here are some ideas for you for writing today. You may wish to do one, two, or more! Don't forget to share your writing with your homegroup teacher.
Create two lists. Label one 'Foods I like', and the other 'Foods I dislike'.
What are your favourite sandwich ingredients? Make a sandwich at home, and then write the instructions for how you made it for someone else to read. You may even want to make a toastie!
Invent an interesting sandwich, like one of the ones in Carla's Sandwich. What would your crazy sandwich have in it?
Can you solve the riddles below?