Good morning Primary 1 – I hope that you enjoyed the good weather yesterday and had lots of time outdoors!
Here are your learning tasks for today:
Literacy: Writing – The Snail and the Whale
Here is a story that we have read lots of times in our class. If you have a copy of the book you could follow along with the words and pictures. If not, please watch the clip and complete one of the tasks below.
Writing task 1 – Snail adventures
The snail and whale visited lots of exciting places and saw some wonderful things – icebergs, caves under waves and storms. At the end of the story lots of snails climbed onto the whale’s tail – where do you think they went next? What adventures did they have?
Your tasks is to write a new adventure for the snails. Where did they go? Who did they meet? What happened next? Draw a picture and write some sentences in your home learning jotter.
Writing task 2 – Snail trail Writing
The snail saved the day by writing a message to the class. If a snail wrote a message on our chalkboard what do you think it would write? Would he also leave a picture? Draw a picture and write the message in your home learning jotter.
Challenge – Write your own snail message. You will need dark paper and glue in a squeezy bottle. Write the message that the snail would leave for our class – remember to wait for the glue to dry!
We are going to continue to learn about comparing numbers – finding numbers bigger, smaller or the same. Here is song to remind you:
Today’s tasks: Below is the number range for you child to work within:
Triangles – Numbers to 0 – 10 (Challenge- to 15, then 20)
Circles – Numbers to 0 – 30 (Challenge – to 50 or beyond)
REMEMBER – greater = bigger lesser = smaller equal = the same
Games to try – To play these games you will need a set of number cards or you could print these cards 0 – 50 cards
- Comparing – Lay out your number cards face down and take turns turning 2 over. Which number is smaller/larger? Do you know how much smaller/larger it is? How do you know this? This could also be done with sets of small loose parts if you prefer.
- Guess the number – Ask you child to choose one card but not tell you the number. Ask questions to find out the number “Is it smaller than 10? Is it larger than 5”. If you child needs more of a challenge you could ask other questions such “Is it an even number?”. Try swapping roles to see if your child can guess the number.
- Number line – ask your child to lay out the numbers in order and ask the following questions:
Find me a number smaller than…
Find me a number larger than…
Find me a number smaller than … but larger than …
- Equal to – make a set using loose parts, lego or cubes. Lay the number cards face up and your child – “find me the number card equal to/the same as …”. Can your child identify the correct numeral?
- If you are able to print – download and try one of these worksheets
Or write 2 – 5 numbers in your child’s jotter and ask them to circle/colour the numbers smaller/larger
Interdisciplinary: Continuing with the “Snail and the Whale” activities
Here is a drama activity all about the “Snail and the Whale” (parents/carers – it is about 20 minutes long and the children will need a small space to move). Listen to the story and act out the movements:
Optional task: Can you act out the adventure that you wrote about the Snail and the Whale?
There is also a song about the “Snail and the Whale” that you can watch. The people singing is the author of the story Julia Donaldson and her husband.
I hope you have a great day