Friday 3rd April
Yesterday we looked at the story of 'The Wonder' by Faye Hanson - if you haven't looked yet - please click on the book cover below to view it.
We asked you to think of some 'I wonder' questions. In the story, the little boy wonders why the stars are so bright and the picture below shows the galaxy makers polishing the stars!
Today - can you find the answer to any of your 'I wonder' questions? You could look in any non-fiction books you have at home, or look on the internet.
Thursday 2nd April
Good morning Kestrels,
Please visit Story corner and watch the video of The Wonder by Faye Hanson. (Click on the picture below)
In this story, a little boy wonders about different things he sees around him.
For today's writing task, ask some 'wonder' questions of your own, remembering to use a question mark.
I wonder why the grass is green?
I wonder what the moon is made of?
Then, draw your own fantastical, imaginative picture to answer one of your wonder questions.
Please send them them into us and we will share them on the website!
Wednesday 1st April
I have some very exciting news Kestrel class! Have you heard about the Lirpaloof bird? It's very rare and you might get to see it today!! The Lirpaloof bird only migrates to the Bridgwater/Westonzoyland area at the beginning of April. It is an extremely elusive bird, which means that it is very, very hard to find.
It likes to hide in tall trees and will usually stay there for most of the day until it’s time to find food. The Lirpaloof eats seeds and small insects like most birds, but it also eats something strange that most birds don’t eat. The Lirpaloof loves to eat carrots!
Just like flamingos get their pink colour from eating shrimp, the Lirpaloof gets its orange colour from eating carrots. The more carrots it eats, the brighter orange its wings and tail feathers will be. The Lirpaloofs body is yellow with a light green chest. One of the most beautiful features of a Lirpaloof is its crown of four purple feathers on its head. Like most birds, the Lirpaloofs beak and feet are yellow and orange.
The best time to see a Lirpaloof is in the first few days of April. Go out into your garden (or look out of your window) and look into the trees for bright orange feathers. If it helps, hold a carrot way up in to the air while calling for the bird using its name. Try to sing it, instead of scream it. The Lirpaloof is easily frightened.
It might take a while, so be patient. It will be worth it to finally catch a glimpse of this beautiful, rare bird!
Now do these tasks about this amazing bird!
1. Colour the Lirpaloof by carefully reading the passage.
2. Find the meaning of the word 'elusive' in the passage.
3.Draw 3 things the Lirpaloof likes to eat and label them.
4. Write sentences to tell me what happened when you went outside to look for the Lirpaloof. Don't forget to send me pictures of you holding your carrot and calling out to it! I'd especially love photo's of the bird if you manage to find one!
Tuesday 31st March
What questions come to mind when you look at this picture? Try writing them down, remembering to use a capital letter and a question mark.
Need a challenge? Try to use all of the question words you can remember!
Monday 30th March
Is that a giraffe on the moon?!
Use your imagination to tell me how this giraffe got on the moon. You could:
How you choose to present it is up to you! Send me your finished work to firstname.lastname@example.org