Hello Year 1!

I hope you have all had a great week? I look forward to seeing all of your bird learning. With all of the rain we had last week we have enjoyed watching all of the birds flock to the courtyard to scoop up the worms that have come up to the surface. We discovered that the worms do this because the rain stops the worms from being able to get enough oxygen under the ground so they have to come up to the surface to breathe. Unfortunately for the worms, the birds are very good at spotting this!

We also wondered why it rains sometimes… This is something you might want to investigate at home!

This week in home learning we will be thinking about sharks. Here are some activities you could enjoy together:

Please continue to use Bug Club for reading. I have allocated you all a book called “Sharks”, this is a book to be shared with your child to find out information, not for children to read independently. New books and games will be allocated once you have cleared your Bug Club books.

Using different materials around your home, design your own shark craft project. To give you some inspiration, I have included some images of different shark projects to support your thinking. As you are thinking up your design, consider who you are creating your project for. What do you want it to do? How do you want the person your project is for to feel? Have you got all of the things you need? What steps do you need to do to create your project?Shark design sheet

Once you have planned your shark project, you know what you need and know how you want to do it, start to get together the things you need. Have a go at assembling your project. It might not go right the first time so you might need to make changes and rethink your design. You might need to do this more than once!

On Wednesday, check out the Plymouth Aquarium live feeds on Facebook to watch the sharks having their lunch! What do they eat? How do you feed a shark?

Research different types of shark in England. There are around 21 species of shark in English waters! Have a look at  https://www.sharktrust.org/pages/faqs/category/british-sharks to find out more about the sharks and their differences. You might want to create your own fact book.

Listen to the story of Shark in the Park at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ketu-SWDyD0 . Plan your own trip to see if you can spot a shark in your park! You don’t have to go to the park, you might want to do some shark spotting at Decoy, on your daily walk or in the garden.

Big question to investigate: If sharks are a type of fish, are whales fish too? Why/why not?

Have a brilliant week and enjoy the good weather.

Miss Hall 🙂