Ducklings- Monday 18th May

Good morning Ducklings,

We hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some sunshine!

We had lots of fantastic work shared on evidence me last week. It’s looking pretty amazing on there! Thank you so much for all your hard work during this difficult time.

This week we are going to explore pollution in our oceans and what we can do to help. We’ll also be investigating snails!

Watch this video to find out more.

How we can help save our oceans

We found that there are four important things that we can do from home to help save our oceans.

1. Learn more about oceans and marine life.
The more we learn about the issues facing the world’s oceans and the animals who call them home, the more we can help ensure their health. Why not read books or do some research online.

2. Keep local water clean.
Talk about what happens to the litter that finds its way into the gutters along your street. It travels from our streets all the way to the ocean! Bottom line: Don’t litter.

3. Turn water off when you don’t need it.
Using too much water is wasteful. We can use less by turning off the tap when we brush teeth and by taking brief showers. When you overuse water outside, it helps move litter to the ocean, so be responsible when watering and using the hose.

4. Get your own reusable water bottle.
Plastics that end up as ocean debris are a real problem for marine animals, destroying their habitat and worse. By having a water bottle that we can refill time and time again, we are reducing the amount of plastic used. So simple!

Here’s a fun song for you to listen to! Get up and dance like something that lives in the ocean!

Under the Water (Keep the Ocean clean!)

Story of the week.

Our story of this week is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. An epic tale about a tiny snail who asked for a lift to see the world and who answered but an enormous whale! They see so many creatures who live in our oceans as well as beautiful scenery on land too. It makes us realise how important it is that we do all we can to preserve the wildlife in the ocean and our world. There is so much beauty out there! Watch Miss Quinon reading it for us above!

As a special treat, you could ask your adult if you could watch the BBC animated movie of The Snail and the Whale. You can find the link below.

The Snail and the Whale


We will be investigating all about snails to honour our hero from our story this week.

Here are some useful links to get you started.

All about snails!

Snail adventure!

Fun snail facts!

Snail body parts!

Make your own ocean!

This week, can you make your own ocean? All you need is a jar or bottle, some ocean animals if you have them, some blue food colouring (or no food colouring if you prefer) and oil. Put your ocean animals into the jar or bottle and fill it 3/4 of the way full. Then add the oil and put the lid on the jar or bottle. Turn the jar or bottle horizontal and move it around to make waves. You have your own ocean! Add glitter for a bit more sparkle.

Cosmic Yoga!

We find that the waves in our ocean bottles make us very relaxed and calm. Why not try this yoga session “Under the Sea” with Cosmic Yoga whilst watching your waves move. Feel the Zen!

Under the Sea Yoga

REMEMBER to go to our Phonics page on NEWS for the EYFS daily phonics lesson. you could also use the Link for ESPRESSO Phonics as well.

Espresso Link

Don’t forget Wednesday there is a Music Assembly at 11.30am, look out for the details on Parent Hub.

Each day we will upload an activity or two onto Evidence Me. This can be accessed through the app or website. Please let us know if you have any issues accessing Evidence Me and we will help you. You will be able to upload photos of your child completing the activity straight onto your child’s profile. Once again just ask if you need any help.

Have a good week!

Miss McDermott and Ms Liddell

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