Play Common and Proper Noun Bingo. Take turns calling out either ‘proper’ or ‘common’, and put a counter on a correct square each time. The winner is the first person to get four in a row. You can then colour in your game board using blue for common nouns and red for proper nouns.
This Sunday, 5th September, is Father’s Day. At a time when a lot of us are not able to be with our family members, this Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate not just our dads, but also all the other special people that we might have in our lives, such as grandparents, uncles and aunties, and even our neighbours!
Share this book with someone special:
Treat your dad to breakfast in bed, a paper trophy or bookmark, a handmade card, or all three!
Did you know the Paralympic Games are on? Imagine trying to swim with only one arm or one leg? Could you play tennis or rugby in a wheelchair? If you get the chance, try to watch a little bit of the Paralympics this week. Here’s a video to tell you all about it:
If you like, you could even try these “sporting events” – with a twist!
Activity 1: Seated sock shot put
For the Olympic Games, we asked you to roll a pair of socks up into a ball, and see how far you can throw it. This time, try throwing your sock shot put while sitting in a chair. Is it easier or harder?
Activity 2: Obstacle course – blindfolded!
Just like the last time, use chairs, tables, toys and other furniture to build an obstacle course in your home or backyard. Now see if you can complete the obstacle course blindfolded. Make sure you have someone around to keep you safe!
Activity 3: Build a tower using just one hand
It might be easy for you to build a tower of blocks or LEGO, but can you do it with one arm behind your back? Can you do it blindfolded?
This week, we are going to write a letter to our Buddies. What should your letter include?
The name of your Buddy (please ask your teacher if unsure)
Information that you would like to share with your Buddy
Your own name so that your Buddy knows whom the letter is from!
You can also include a drawing if you wish
Here are some sentence starters to help you get going…
How are you?
How was camp?
While in lockdown, I have been ______
Guess what I did? I ______
I like to ______
I hope _______
Don’t forget to send your teacher a photo of your letter so that she can forward it on to your Buddy’s teacher. You will also get to read out your letter to your Buddy when you see them on Friday morning!