Hello everyone! I'm sorry for the delay in posting activities this week. I have been busy back in school, helping to make it safe for our older children to return.
This week I would like you to have fun reading about,making, learning and exploring all about dinosaurs. I know for some of you this will be a favourite!
Thank you for continuing to send your photos, pictures and messages. I love receiving them so please keep in touch and let me know what you have been doing. Please comment below on the activities you have tried so I know which ones are the most popular! :) Keep safe and enjoy!
Mrs. Leyshon x
Creative development activities
Why not sing a song and do the actions?.....
Mr Leyshon's wildlife photo gallery- All taken in the Rhondda
Hello Everyone! Hope you are all staying safe and well, and enjoying the activities on here.
Guess what?? Mrs. Jacka from class 3 had a visitor to her garden this week.. look how cute and spikey it is!!
These activities follow on from last week, for those of you who enjoyed learning about the woodland animals, here are some outdoor based activities for you..
1. Listen to this story about Percy and the animals. What was your favourite part? Can you draw a picture from the story? Maybe you could go outside and take some paper and pencils to draw any trees/nature or wildlife that you see outside? Send your pictures to Mrs. Leyshon at school or email me your photos!
2. When out and about, in the garden or looking through your window, can you spot any birds? Here are some of the birds we see a lot of in gardens. I wonder how many you will see this week? Let me know. I see lots in my garden. Some of them are not on this list. I will take some photos to show you. Maybe you will see them too?
3. My favourite as you know by now are the scavenger hunts- I have found one all about Summer! Enjoy! Don't forget to send me some photos of what you found :)
4. Make a bird feeder to encourage the birds to visit your garden.
To make homemade bird feeders
you will need:
How to make homemade bird feeders:
(Taken from: www.messylittlemonsters.com)
STEP 1: Get your bird feeder supplies ready
STEP 2: Mix the gelatine and boiling water
Pour boiling water into a bowl (adults only). We used 1 pint of water, but if you only want to make a few bird feeders use less water as we made a LOT !!! You need roughly the same amount of water as bird seed.
Pour 2 sachets of gelatine into the boiling water and stir until all the gelatine had dissolved. If you are letting kids help with this step you will need to supervise them very closely.
STEP 3: Add bird seed
Slowly tip your bird seed mix into the liquid. Add a small amount of the bird seed at a time and give it a stir.
It is important to make sure that all of the bird seeds are fully coated in the water and gelatine mix as this is what will help the bird feeders stick together when the mixture is added to the cookie cutter moulds.
STEP 4: Add the homemade bird feeder mixture to cookie cutter moulds
Now it is time to use the bird food mixture to make your homemade bird feeders. Using cookie cutters as moulds for the bird feeders means you can easily make the hanging bird feeders any shape you choose. We went with hearts, bird shapes, butterflies, stars, a whole mixture of shapes!
Place the cookie cutters on top of a tray covered in foil and fill each of the cookies cutters with the homemade bird food mixture. Use the back of a spoon to make sure the mixture is packed into the cookie cutter tightly.
STEP 5: Make a hole in the diy bird feeders
Push a cut up straw through the bird food mixture in each cookie cutter to make a hole ready for hanging your bird feeders once they have dried out.
STEP 6: Dry out the homemade bird feeders
To dry out these homemade bird feeders you need to place the tray full of bird feeders in the fridge for a few hours and then take them out and leave them in a warm room to dry overnight.
STEP 7: Push the bird feeders out of the cookie cutters
You need to really take your time with this step to avoid breaking any corners or delicate areas of your shaped bird feeders. REALLY carefully and slowly push the bird feeders out of the cutters using your fingers.
STEP 8: Add Ribbon and hang up your homemade bird feeders
Thread ribbon or twine through the holes that you made at the top of your bird feeders. Tie a knot in the top of the ribbon or twine and you are ready to hang your homemade bird feeders out in the garden.
Have fun making these homemade bird feeders and hanging them out for the birds enjoy!
Wow! What a wonderful time you have all had preparing for and having your teddy bears picnics! There is still time to send in your photos to Mrs Leyshon or Miss Rivers emails. We love seeing all your photos!
Percy the park keeper
This week I would like you to talk about woodland creatures and animals. In this story there are a few. Here are some activities you might like to do after listening to the story.
1. Can you tell me what animals are in the story? Can you count them? (send me your videos or pictures)
2. Can you colour the rainbow picture of Percy and his friends (download below) and send it to Mrs Leyshon at school? You can find the address on this website home page. I will look forward to seeing them, as I will be going back to work in school soon.
3. Poor fox gets very messy and sticky in this story- can you make something out of glue?
4. They are playing hide and seek in this story. Maybe you could play this at home or in your gardens?
5. Can you find the animals and objects in the picture? (download below)
I hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful sunshine we are having at the moment. We have been enjoying our week off in the Leyshon house by going for little walks, having picnic food in the garden and we have planted some sunflower seeds too.
This week you should have a special letter arriving in the post.. I wont spoil it too much but here are some activities that you may enjoy to go with it. I will look forward to hearning your stories and seeing your photos,
Have fun and keep smiling!
Mrs Leyshon x
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