Good morning Reception Class. I hope are all well. Don’t forget to drop me an email letting me know how you are getting on. It’s been great hearing from those of you who email me frequently. firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to keep practicing this week’s song on https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week to sing at 3pm on Friday at home.
I have also set challenges on Reading Eggs and Mathseeds.
Listen and enjoy the story of Hattie Peck by Emma Levey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxmfzZy6kEA&t=58s Ask your child questions such as, What does Hattie Peck want most of all?, How do you think she feels?, Where does she look for eggs? etc. Retell the story looking back through where she looked to find the eggs, encouraging your child to use words from the book, e.g. clambered, trekked, soared, etc. Ask your child to write how Hattie Peck was feeling at the beginning and at the end of the story, e.g. She was sad/happy. They may think of better words such as miserable/ amazing and write them down. This could be in the form of a sentence, if they are able to. They could write a list of the things Hattie Peck might need for her journey to put in her suitcase, e.g. toothbrush, bag, shampoo.
Discuss the things that Hattie Peck did in the story. Explain how lots of things that we do have consequences, some good and some bad - we have to make choices. Explain that Hattie Peck made a decision to do something good and that her actions had a good consequence when all of the abandoned eggs hatched. Explain that humans are responsible for the health and well-being of farm and domesticated animals. Encourage children to think about how we can be responsible for making good decisions and that getting help from a grown-up is sometimes very important.