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Week 2

When I wake up in the morning, I love to look out in my garden, and this is what I usually see...
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But then, I started to wonder what would happen if I saw something a bit unusual.  What if I saw this?
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How did a Brown Bear end up in my garden?  What would happen next?  I’d love you to write a story about it.  Or perhaps a newspaper article?  Or even a poem?  If you wanted to, you could record you reading your story and then send it in.  You could even pretend you are a reporter, or news reader and read your report aloud – and get a grown up to record you doing it.

This week, I have a game for you to play, called Nim-7.
All you will need is 7 counters – or if you don’t have any counters, then any seven objects will do.  You could use 7 pens, 7 spoons, 7 books…


For example:

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The aim of the game is to be the person to take away the LAST object.
1.    Find one other person to play with
2.    Place the 7 objects in a pile
3.    Youngest player goes first and decides to take away 1 or 2 objects
4.    Take turns, removing 1 or 2 objects each time
5.    The person who takes away the last object wins.
6.    Swap who goes first, and keep playing until you work out a winning strategy



Think about these things:
1.    Does it matter who has the first turn?
2.    What happens when there are three counters left?
3.    How can you win at this game?
4.    What happens when you start the game with more counters?

If you can work out the strategy, do let me know!

Do you remember the video “Beyond the Earth” from last week?  Here’s another two episodes for you to watch…

The Solar System with Ptolemy (with a P)

Hubble Birthday

So the 24th April was the Hubble telescope’s birthday!  I am always stunned at how many stars and planets there could be still out there, yet to be discovered.  Why don’t you imagine you are a space explorer and have discovered a new planet.  What would it look like?  What would it be made up of?  Would it be an Ice Giant?  Or a Rocky planet?  Use what we have already learned about space and planets to draw your new planet.  
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You could even create a fact file all about it.  I can’t wait to see what fantastic planets you create with your amazing imagination…

Topic – History – Ancient Egyptians
There is so much to learn about the Ancient Egyptians – it’s hard to know where to start!  At school, we’ve already started our topic all about this amazing period in history, but I’ve found some great websites and activities that we can use to discover even more about them.
When you’ve had a look at them, why don’t you pick a selection of new facts that you have learned and create a poster all about them?  


(When you open the links below, you may need to click on the "Restart" button to go back to the beginning of the activity).


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I can’t wait to see what you’ve found out!

Remember you can email any of your work to me: 

Outdoor Learning
This week, I’m bringing the outside in to you.
I’m really lucky and I have a lovely garden, which I enjoy sitting in.  I’m also really lucky, because the garden is visited by so many amazing birds and I love watching them.
Watch my videos below, as I invite you into my garden...


Hello Frogs! This is the first time I have filmed, trimmed and uploaded an mp4 file. I had to be very resilient and I will need to keep practising, so I can get even better at it. But in the meantime, here's my first couple of films for you...

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Take a look around...

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Now, here is where I’m bringing the outside in - I'm bringing my garden to you!  Look at the photographs below and see if you can work out which birds you see – there is also a type of flower for you to identify, too.  (Some of the pictures are of the same type of bird, but different photos of it).
All of the photos were taken by me, in my garden, in the last few days, so I hope you enjoy looking at them.


I’ll tell you what they all were next week!  In the meantime, you can always email me your ideas of what they are.  You could even do your own spot of bird watching, from your own window, or on your daily walk – see what birds you can spot and maybe draw a picture of them.

Don't forget to email me any of your work, photos or pictures -

Some of you may have spotted that there is another creature, not a bird, lurking in one of the photos.  Yes, that is our dog, a chocolate labrador, called Rolo.  He's actually just had his birthday - on the 26th April - and he's now 10 years old.  Here's a few proper photos of him...
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In fact, he did get filmed by me when I was recording the garden...

Rolo in the garden...

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So Frogs, that's all for this week.  I really am looking forward to seeing all your super work.  Remember, you can send in photos, videos, writing, pictures - anything that you'd like to share!

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