Teachers weekly updates

Hello again Otter class! I can't believe we only have two weeks left before we break up for the summer holidays. I hope you are enjoying the tasks and activities that your teachers have been setting you. It makes our week to see your fantastic work online. This week we are focusing on the story:
'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' written by David Armitage and Ronda Armitage. 
Here are two links for the story: 





  • Write a shopping list for your own favourite picnic lunch.
  • Can you use some arts and crafts to design a yucky sandwich that the seagulls wont want to steal? Make sure to use your phonics to label your yucky sandwich.
  • Poor Hamish the cat is scared of the seagulls.Can you write a letter to Mr Grindling to help him make Hamish feel better?
  • Can you use either food from your cupboards or make some using play doh to set up a picnic lunch for Mr and Mrs Grindling? Can you try and share the food equally so they have the same amount? If they had 4 cakes could they be shared between the two of them equally? What if they had 5 cakes? You can use as many different numbers as you like. Tell a grown up which numbers can and cannot be shared between two people. 
Understanding the World
  • Using some empty boxes or containers can you create your own basket for an experiment?
    • EXPERIMENT- You need to transfer the lunch in the baskets from Mrs Grindling's Kitchen to the lighthouse.Can you think of a way to do this? What will you need? Will string work? Would a paper chain work? Why/why not? What about rope? 
How would you feel if you were Mr Grindling? What would you do if you were him? Has anyone ever taken anything from you? How did you feel? What did you do? What could you do if someone ever took something that belonged to you? Discuss your thoughts and opinions with a friend or adult. 
  • Using any arts and crafts you have at home, can you design and make a telescope? Go on a walk and see if you can spot any seagulls through your telescope. Can you spot any other birds?