Welcome back everyone! Today it is Wednesday – we will be half way through the week at lunchtime 😊. I hope you have been enjoying the work on this week’s blog so far, thank you for sharing all your work on Tapestry.
Understanding the World:
Did you find out why bees are important? Bees are very important becasue they are pollinators. That means that they help plants to make more new plants. Bees go to flowers for food, they need nectar (a sugary liquid inside flowers) and pollen (a sort of yellow dust on flowers). Some bees collect pollen in little sacks on their body, can you see them on this picture?
As the bees collect their food, they move the pollen around and when they go to another flower the pollen dust comes off onto the new flower. When the pollen from the two flowers mix, the plant can then make new seeds so that they lifecylcle can start again.
See if you can answer these questions:
What is nectar?
What is pollen?
What do bees do with nectar and pollen?
We would love to hear/see your answers.
I used to be scared of bees, but now I know more about them I think they are amazing!
Remind the children of the ‘ck’ sound that they had in their book yesterday – it is 2 letters one sound, just like ll, ss, ff and zz.
Write the words and underline the sound ck – back, sock, pack. Write each word 3 times, thinking carefully about the letters as you write – where do they start – are they tall or small? Are they a tail letter?
Dictate: Doll hit the big red bell.
Read: Read yesterday’s book again and see how the children get on with the ‘ck’ sound today. Peg it up – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/13012.html
Write the words and underline the different “ai” “ay” sounds – train, plain, Spain, play, tray, flay. Write each word carefully, thinking about the letters as you write – where do they start – are they tall or small? Are they a tail letter?
Dictate: That bee has had a lot of nectar. I think it will be very fat.
Read: A dog’s day – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1111.html
Write the words and underline the different “oa” and “ow” as in boat and row sounds – toad, road, boat, float, flow, row, crow. Write each word carefully, thinking about the letters as you write – where do they start – are they tall or small? Are they a tail letter?
Dictate: The bees gets nectar and pollen from the flower. They move the pollen onto the next flower so it can make seeds. The children can use their phonetic knowledge to spell words that they do not know. If they write moov for move or flawu for flower it that is fine.
Read: Continue Home for a night – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/23320.html The children may need help with the words home, now and storm.
Again we have two different maths activities – please only do the activities in B if your child is secure with the addition and subtraction activities that we did last week. If not carry on with these. At the bottom is a fun maths activity for all.
There are 8 bees on the honeycomb but 5 more are coming. How many bees altogether?
There are 12 bees on the honeycomb, but 6 fly away. How many are left?
This honeycomb has room for 12 bees. It only has 4 on it. How many more bees could fit on?