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Tuesday 5th January

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Remind your child that yesterday in school we read some 'The Magic Key' stories. We agreed that the stories all followed a similar storyline...

 

Start/build up 

The Magic Key glows

The children are taken on an adventure 

They come across a problem

They solve the problem

The Magic Key glows

The children are taken back home

 

Explain that we are going to be looking at a certain Magic Key story this week - Biff of the Jungle. We are going to familiarise ourselves with the story over the next few days and then on Friday we are going to write the same story up in our own words.

 

Play the story using the link below and ask your child to watch it.

BBC Schools The Magic Key Episode 9 Biff of the Jungle - YouTube

 

You might want to pause the video at different parts to discuss what is happening. After the video you could ask your child... 

Who were the characters in the story? 
Where did they travel to? 
What was the problem in the story? 
How did they solve the problem? 
What happened at the end of the story? 
How were the characters feeling?

 

Either print out the 'storyboard' sheet or draw 7 boxes into your child's home learning book. Ask your child to draw a picture in each box to show what happened in the different parts of the story Biff of the Jungle. Depending on your child's confidence, you could extend your child by asking them to complete the 2 star or 3 star challenge below.

 

1 star - Draw pictures in each box to show what happens at each part of the story.

2 star - Draw pictures in each box to show what happens at each part of the story. Can you challenge your child to add key words to their pictures? E.g. 'adventure' 'jungle' 'Magic Key'

3 star - Draw pictures in each box to show what happens at each part of the story. Can you challenge your child to add some key sentences to describe what is happening at each part of the story?

Maths

 

Please see in the 'lesson introduction' link below the information for today's maths. Thank you! 

PSCHE
 

Recognise a range of feelings in ourselves. 

 

Share the story... In my heart: A book of feelings’ by Jo Witek using the link - In My Heart: A Book of Feelings | Read Aloud - YouTube

Discuss the message behind the story – what could it be about? How do we know? Agree that the book focuses heavily on different feelings or emotions.

Say an emotion and ask your child to use movement or facial expressions to show different emotions - happy, scared, lonely, excited, frustrated, tired, lonely, upset, shocked etc. What does anger look like? Angry movements could include stomping, jerky movements and clenched fists.  Is it the same for everyone? 

 

Either print off the 'Emoji faces' and cut/stick them individually into their home learning book or ask your child to draw them straight into their book. Then choose one of the tasks below for your child to complete depending on their confidence.

 

1 star - Write the name of each emotion that the face is showing into their book e.g. smiley face = happy.

2 star - List as many emotion words as they can that each face is showing e.g. smiley face = happy, excited, glad, proud, joyful etc.

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