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# Tuesday 28th April

## Resources

Good Morning Carle Class :)

It is terrific Tuesday. How was your day yesterday? Did you manage to get all of your work done? What did you have nice for tea last night? Are you remembering to wash your hands using our hand washing song. Do you remember it?

Wash, wash, wash your hands, wash them nice and clean. On the front and on the back and fingers in between.

RWI

Remember to practise your sounds daily. RWI will be holding daily virtual lessons for children to practise their sounds:

Set 1 sounds at 9:30am or 12:30pm

Set 2 sounds at 10:00am or 1:00pm

Literacy

How did the mini beast hunt go? What did you find in the garden? Today we want you to use what you found in your writing.

Draw a picture of what you found. Can you label them? Can you write the name of the insect? Can you write some simple sentences to tell us about what happened on your hunt? For example - In the garden I found a spider in the bush. He had made a web to catch flies.

Maths

Let's get those brains nice and warm. Ask an adult to write numerals 0-20 down and cut them up. Get an adult to give you a number, can you match the number to the numeral in front of you. Then order the numerals 0-20.

This week we are focusing on more complex patterns. We are going to practice, repeat and complete our own AB, ABB and AAB  patterns. Yesterday you were acting out and making complex patterns. Attached is a document about complex repeating patterns. Please feel free to read the rest of the document and complete the patterns on pages 5,6 and 7 for your maths activity. If possible please print them out and cut out the bottom strip of the page.You can complete the patterns using the strip. Please feel free to send these in :)

Time to finish off our maths lesson. Read any numerals from the numerals 0-20 you have used today. Choose any number and read the number. Can you count the correct amount of objects to match your numeral. Let's make sure we recognise and understand all numbers to 20.

Topic

Design and make a bug house or home!

You can choose any of the following:

• Old wooden pallets
• Strips of wood
• Straw
• Moss
• Dry leaves
• Woodchips
• Old terracotta pots
• Old roofing tiles
• Bricks, preferably those with holes through them
• Old logs
• Bark
• Pine cones
• Sand
• Soil
• Hollow bamboo canes
• Dead hollow stems cut from shrubs and herbaceous plants
• A sheet of roofing felt
• Planks of wood
• Whatever else you can find - preferably natural materials

Here is a step to step guide.

## Step-by-step guide

1. Choose a suitable site. It needs to be level and the ground firm.

You’ll get different residents depending on where you place your hotel, as some like cool, damp conditions and others (such as solitary bees) prefer the sun. If you have vegetable beds, keep it a good distance away from them.

The basic structure. You will need a strong, stable framework that's no more than a metre high!

Old wooden pallets are perfect for a large hotel as they’re sturdy and come with ready-made gaps. Start by laying some bricks on the ground as sturdy corners. Leave some spaces in between the bricks – try creating an H-shape. Add three or four layers of wooden pallets on top of your bricks. If you leave larger ends, you’re more likely to attract hedgehogs.

You can also make a smaller structure, depending on the wood and space you have.

1. Fill the gaps. The idea is to provide all sorts of different nooks and crannies, crevices, tunnels and cosy beds.

Include:
• dead wood and loose bark for creepy crawlies like beetles, centipedes, spiders and woodlice
• holes and small tubes (not plastic) for solitary bees made out of bamboo, reeds and drilled logs
• larger holes with stones and tiles, which provide the cool, damp conditions frogs and toads like – if you put it in the centre you’ll give them a frost-free place to spend the winter (they’ll help eat slugs)
• dry leaves, sticks or straw for ladybirds (they eat aphids) and other beetles and bugs
• corrugated cardboard for lacewings (their larvae eat aphids, too)
• dry leaves which mimic a natural forest floor
• you can even put a hedgehog box into the base of the hotel.

Add a 'roof'. When you think you've gone high enough, making sure the stack remains stable, put a roof on to keep it relatively dry. Use old roof tiles or some old planks covered with roofing felt.

You could even give it a 'green' or 'brown' roof by putting a bit of rubble or gritty soil on top. Only plants that love dry conditions cope up there, but some wild flower seeds could arrive on the breeze and take root.

Surround your hotel with nectar-rich flowers – essential food for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

If you want, choose a name for your hotel and put a sign up outside. Children will get a thrill from making their first home.

Please take a photo, and post it to inspire others. Most activity in your hotel is likely to be after dark in the warmer months, so go out with a torch to see who is popping in and out

Story time

Listen to and enjoy 'The Bug hunt' By Tom Story