Year R – Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning Parrots, Puffins and Penguins!

How are you today?  Are you ready for a new day in the jungle?  

We hope you enjoy making some jungle art this afternoon and can’t wait to see what you make!

Have a lovely Tuesday.

From the Year R Teachers

English – Describing jungle animals

Today’s job is to describe some of the animals that we might find in a tropical rainforest or jungle.  Can you think of some words that tell us what the animals are like? You might like to look online for some images so you can describe your chosen animal in more detail.  Click here for a word mat with jungle animals that you can use to help you choose.   


I have done an example of a tiger, like the tiger from our story today!

Your grown-ups can write for you or if you would like an extra challenge (and more rainbow points for your charts!) then you could use your Fred Fingers to write as many sounds as you can hear for the words.

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Maths – 

Follow the slides below for today’s activities.

When prompted, click here for today’s episode.

The Green Jungle

Watch the video clip about Green animals and plants in the rainforest. Click here to watch.

We are going to explore the colour green today and make a green jungle picture.  You could paint, collage cut and stick or draw using lots of different coloured greens.  Build your jungle picture up by adding drawings of lots of different leaves made from different shades of green.  Next, pick some green jungle animals to draw separately.  Can you remember the animals from the clip?  There was a green caterpillar, frog, beetle, snake, bee, green parrot and a green lizard too!  Which ones will you choose?  Your grown-ups might be able to find clips online to help you with how to draw the animals that you choose.  Once you have drawn them cut them out and hide them in your jungle.

Look at this amazing artist as he paints a jungle painting. Click here to watch.  He was inspired by a famous artist called Henri Rousseau. Rousseau once painted a tiger hiding in the jungle.  The painting is called Tiger in a Tropical Storm.  Here it is:blank

I found this lovely tutorial video with an art teacher showing how to make different greens to make a jungle painting like Henri Rousseau’s. You might find it helpful.  Click here to watch.

Video Resources

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Bye for now!