If you have some dinosaurs at home, can you order them by size?
Take your dinosaur outside and place it in the sun. Can you draw around the shadow of the dinosaur either on a piece of A4 paper or on the ground using chalk?
Read a book with a grown up, talk about the different characters and events.
You can find Dinosaur Stomp on YouTube and you could discuss the different dinosaurs.
If you have playdough at home, can you build a dinosaur?
You could use resources such as pasta for the spikes!
You will need to warm up by walking around the room/garden.
The traffic light game, that we looked at the other week, might help!
Count how many blocks you used.
Now can you draw either one of your favourite dinosaurs or make up your own dinosaur?
Now look at a rhyming book, can you work with an adult to guess what rhyming word might be next?
Using tube pasta and playdough, can you flatten the playdough and press the pasta onto the playdough and make a Dinosaur Pasta Skeleton?
Can you stand tall like a Stegosaurus.
Can you put two feet on the ground, and touch the floor with your hands like a Diplodocus.
Can you have both hands and one foot on the ground, and one foot stretched up in the air like an Ankylosaurus?
Now can you sit on your knees, hands on your knees, eyes closed and breathe in and out slowly like a Brachiosaurs.
Don’t forget to write your name on your work.
Can you think of some of your own rhyming words?
Can you move like a dinosaur?
Stomp like a T-Rex, run like a Velociraptor and stretch up tall like a Diplodocus.
Don’t forget to stretch and cool down at the end of the exercise.
Thursday 21st May
Activity 1 - Following on from yesterday, can you make your own beautiful Rainbow Fish? You can choose how to do this. You could paint, collage or draw. Maybe you could cut out a special shiny fin from tinfoil?
Activity 2 - Are you remembering to brush your teeth? Today we would like you to show your smile to everyone you see to make them feel happy!
Wednesday 20th May – Library Day
Activity 1 – Read The Rainbow Fish And The Big Blue Whale story (can be found on YouTube to listen to.)
Why was the Rainbow Fish scared of the Big Blue Whale?
Why was the Big Blue Whale upset?
How do they become friends?
How did the Big Blue Whale feel?
Activity 2 – Draw a picture of you and your friend.
Tell your grown up who your friend is, what you enjoy doing together and why are you friends? E.g. they are kind, they share.
Extension – Have a go at writing some of the key words, your grown up can help by writing them down for you to copy or help you to sound them out.
Tuesday 19th May
Activity 1 – Discuss what makes a good friend.
What does in mean to share?
What kind words can you think of?
Activity 2 – You are going to need some scissors, glues/sellotape, paper and colours.
We’re going to make a cloud and cut it out, and then cut 5 strips of paper to stick onto the cloud.
Each strip needs to be coloured in a different colour to make a rainbow.
Can you write your name on the cloud?
Extension – Can you write 5 kind words onto each strip of the rainbow, either by copying them or by sounding them out with you grown up? E.g. share, happy, helpful,
Thursday 14th May
Revisiting from last weeks activity around syllables, we are going to revisit some objects and look at some different objects too, can you find a range of items which have up to three syllables. Here are some ideas to help: One syllable objects
Two syllable objects
Three syllable objects
Activity 1 - Can you put the numbers 1-3 in order on the floor and can you clap out the syllables of the items that you have found.
How many syllables do they have?
You could even use a drum, stick or pan and a wooden stick to count the syllables.
Activity 2 – Can you put the items under the correct number 1-3 according to how many syllables that they have?
Extension – Can you find or think of an object with 4 syllables?
(Examples to help, binoculars , motorcycle)
Wednesday 13th May
Today we are going to focus on phonics activities. If you need any support to say the sounds or help with the actions for the sounds, the songs are currently on YouTube if you type in ‘Jolly Phonics’ – your child will be very familiar with these songs and actions.
Activity 1 – Draw a large letter ‘s’ with a box around, either in chalk outside or on a piece of A4 paper. Can you find anything around the house or garden that begins with the letter S to go in the box?
Extension – Can you do the same for the sound ‘a’? (Please ensure is it lowercase)
Activity 2 - Focusing on syllables, can you clap out your own name, first name and then surname.
How many syllables does your name have?
Monday 11th May
We hope you had a lovely long weekend and got to enjoy some of the sunshine! Head over to the 'Our work' tab to see our class photos of the staff and children doing their busy jobs at home. We have really enjoyed seeing your smiley faces and hope you have fun looking out for yourself and your friends!
Today's first activity is a number job. Using number cards pop the numbers you want to work with in order (this may be -0-5, 0-10, 0-20 etc). Next, close your eyes and have your grown ups take one of the numbers away. Can you work out which number is missing? You can make this trickier by taking more than one number away, or swapping the places of numbers.
Next, we would like you to build up your hand and finger muscles by doing some threading. Some friends might have threading beads at home but don't worry if you don't - you can use pasta, cheerios or punch holes in cardboard to practice threading. It can also be fun to use a colander to thread pipe cleaners through!
Thursday 7th May
REMINDER: If you would like your child to appear on the class slideshow, please can you email a photo of them by Friday 12pm. Thank you!
VE Day: this year, VE day coincides with the early May Bank holiday and this year marks the 75th anniversary of VE day!
To discuss with your child:
Victory in Europe Day/ VE Day took place on May 8th 1945. It was a public holiday and day of celebration to mark an end of World War 2.
In celebration of this day:
- People ran out on to the streets, hanging bunting and banners and dancing.
- Church bells pealed across the country to share the news: peace in Europe!
- Everyone brought out food to share at street parties.
Activity 1- Can you create your own patriotic bunting to hang in your windows over the weekend?
Activity 2 – Can you create a Union Jack flag? Focusing on using the correct colours?
If you need a little support, you can download a FREE bunting pattern from Baker Ross website, or there are lots of resources to download on Twinkl that you can colour in..
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone!
Wednesday 6th May
Wednesday’s are our Library days.
Activity 1 – can you read a book with your grown up, discussing the different characters and events throughout the story.
Activity 2 – We have introduced rhyming before however, this summer term we would have been having a big focus on rhyme.
If you have a favourite rhyming story that you could look at, or access a rhyming story online, when reading the story stop and encourage your child to guess what the next rhyming word may be.
Extension - Can you think of some more rhyming words?
Monday 4th May
Friday 1st May
Design your own Superhero Teddy!
The competition launched Friday 24 April, giving children two weeks to submit their designs. The brands are asking for toy ideas "That celebrate the spirit and fortitude of the fearless men and women working on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis"
To enter, children (or adults on children's behalf) must share their creations on social media using the hashtag #DesignYourSuperBear.
The winning design will be turned into a real toy, to be sold exclusively in both Waitrose and John Lewis, with 100% of profits going to the NHS. The toy will go on-sale in October as one of the brand's iconic Christmas stuffed toys, beloved characters known to sell out year after year.
Martin George, Marketing Director for the John Lewis Partnership, commented in a release: “The acts of gratitude demonstrated by the public towards frontline workers, from the thousands of “thank you” pictures to Thursday evening clapping, shows how deep our nation’s love for the NHS goes. We’ve already been supporting the NHS and critical workers in a number of ways, but we want to make a lasting contribution that demonstrates our appreciation for those who are on the front line."
Thursday 30th April
Today is Captain Tom Moore‘s 100th Birthday!
Captain Tom Moore recently completed 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS! He was a soldier during World Was ll and he wanted to raise £1000 for the charity however, he has currently raised over £20m! What a tremendous effort! Well done and thank you Captain Tom Moore!
Activity 1 - Can you create a portrait of Captain Tom completing his challenge?
Activity 2 – Can you make a thank you card for someone who has made a difference in your local community?