Happy Wednesday Everybody!
Hello again everyone and welcome to a new day of learning and fun! Let's start our day with Mrs Wilkinson.
What are we learning about today?
Today we're learning about a different minibeast.
I wonder if you can guess what it is? Here is a riddle to help you!
I travel very slowly
When gliding along the ground
I wear a shell upon my back
In your garden I am found.
Because I can't move fast
Getting places takes some time
But you can tell where I have been
As I leave a trail of slime.
What am I?
Have you guessed what minibeast it is? Yes, you're right! It's a snail!
Let's be minibeast detectives again only this time we're going to become snail experts! Your challenge over this week is to find out the answers to these questions:
Our Story of the Week
This week we are reading the story, Snail Trail by Ruth Brown. Ruth Brown is both the author and the illustrator so she writes the words and creates the pictures. In this story we get to see the world through the eyes of a little snail who sets out on a trail - up a hill, over a bridge, into a cave. It sounds like the snail is travelling a long way but wait and see as things are not always as they seem!
Letter Sound of the Week
Let's look again at some of the letters and sounds we have been learning about this year. Look at the slideshow below and practise saying the sounds as you see each letter.
Can you guess what our sound of the week is? Here are some clues to help you - Max the mouse moved to the moon!
Can you practise writing the letter m?
Now go on a hunt around your house looking for things beginning with m. You might even spot the letter m on your way! Can you draw some of the things you find next to your letter m? We would love to see them when you come back to nursery! We can put them in your special book.
Let's do some counting together. Can you count to 10? Can you count backwards from 10?
What number comes after 5 and before 7? Count and find out!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Here's an episode of the Numtums all about number 6...
Make a collection of 6 objects - pasta, lego, teddies and so on - and look at the different ways you can split the group. Here are some examples:
Let's think about snails again! See if you can find any snails in your garden. Where do you think you would find them? Watch carefully what they do and where they go. Think of different words to describe the snails. What do you think they have been eating? Let's find out some more about snails by watching an episode of Minibeast Adventures with Jess. I wonder if you will be able to answer any of the questions once you've watched it...
Listen to this BBC Radio Playtime episode all about Snails. You will be able to join in with some music and movement activities. Follow the link below. Are you ready? This will help you to become good at listening carefully!
Our Favourite 5 Stories
Let's finish with one of our Favourite 5 stories. Which one shall we read today?
Join us tomorrow for more snail activities. We might find out about some other minibeast too. Can you think of any other minibeasts that don't have any legs?