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Friday 15th May

Dear Class R parents and carers,


Thank you for your continued hard work and for sharing with us all the amazing things you are doing with your children each day. I was blown away by the skeletons I saw yesterday. I don't think a single one was alike and so many different resources were used. Well done to all of you!


Today we are going to continue to look at skeletons and think about how many animals have skeletons and how they look different than human ones. I have attached a picture of some 'animal x-rays' for the children to look at. I have also attached two powerpoints related to animal bones and examples of invertebrates and vertebrates. I have also included a short video of myself explaining what this means.

There is also a short clip from BBC Bitesize that provides a bit of a summary of what the skeleton does 


I would then like the children to have a look at the above resources and consider how an animal skeleton differs from a human skeleton. Perhaps they could try to draw a picture of the skeleton of their favourite animal?

On Purple Mash I have adjusted your child's log in so that it now takes you to the main home page, which should look like the attached picture. I have added x2 '2Do' activities for your child to try today. These are related to adding and subtracting. You should be able to click on 2Do's or on alerts and it will take you to these games. Please do have a try and see how you get on. Please do let me know if you have difficulty accessing this.


I have also attached x2 stories involving animals that count back from 10 to 0. I would like the children to listen to the stories and then see if they can come up with their own rhyme or song involving animals gradually reducing 1 at a time. If 10 is a few to many then perhaps they could come up with a song counting down from 5 instead. They may choose to draw pictures and write down what happens, record a video or make it into a rhyme using actions.
I look forward to seeing how they get on with this.


Please note that I will be adding a challenge around lunchtime.


Love from Mr B


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