Week 6 (27/4/20)
This week we will continue to look at 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Share the story together every day - this helps your child to become really familiar with the story and they will begin to join in with the words. If you have a copy of the book, you can use that. Otherwise, use the You Tube link on the topic web to watch the story. Continue to look at the activities outlined in the topic grid below which relate to our story.
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Friday 1st May 2020
Sing some of your favourite nursery rhymes. You could use some pans and wooden spoons as instruments to accompany you as you sing. Click on the pictures below.
We will continue to explore size. Today we will put objects in size order, from the smallest to the biggest.
Choose three objects from around your house (e.g. shoes or toys). Put them in order from the smallest to the biggest. You could do this with sticks outside if you collect some on your daily walk.
Put your family in height order - who is the tallest? Who is the shortest?
Thursday 30th April 2020
Practise your listening skills by playing 'Welcome to the Zoo' on Phonics Play. Listen to the animal sound and then select the correct picture. Your login in details are as follows:
In our story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' there is a big Billy Goat, a middle-sized Billy Goat and a small Billy Goat. Today we are going to be exploring size. Your child will talk about the size of objects, will begin to categorise objects into 'big' and 'small' and will compare the size of objects.
Look around your home and collect objects that are bigger and smaller than your favourite teddy. Put them into 'bigger' and 'smaller' groups.
Which is the biggest thing you found? Which is the smallest thing you found?
Can you find something that is the same size as your teddy?
Can you find anything that is bigger than you? Can you find something that is smaller than you?
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Wednesday Word 29th April 2020
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Wednesday 29th April 2020
Today we are going to listen to the story of a small boy who looked after sheep - he was a shepherd. His name was David. One day he did something very brave. He chose to fight a huge man called Goliath who was being nasty to David and his people. Click on the picture to listen to the story.
Some activity ideas for you.
- David picked up 5 stones from the stream. That's our number this week! 5! When you go on your daily walk see if you can find 5 stones. Can you find big ones or little ones? You could paint them if you want.
- Make rock cakes together. For a recipe click here. Rock cakes are yummy! Don't forget to post pictures of them on Tapestry.
- Listen to the song about David by clicking on the picture below.
- Say this prayer together (make the sign of the cross first):
Father God, thank you that you are with me just like you were with David. Help me to be brave when I need to be.
Join Andy in another wild workout. Today we are in the Arctic! Before you click on Andy's picture, do the Sticky Kids warm up - Let's Go Walking. Click on the Sticky Kids picture for the music. Your children are used to this warm up!
Tuesday 28th April 2020
This week we are exploring the sound and letter 'a'. Re-watch Geraldine as she looks for things around her house beginning with 'a'.
Today we are going to continue to explore the /a/ sound. If you have an iphone or an ipad you can download an app called 'PhonicBursts (satpinmd)' by Anna Lucas (see image below).
If you don't have an iphone, have a look at the activity on the Education City website by clicking on the image below. Your log in details are as follows:
You may need to download Adobe Flash Player.
Continue to explore number 5. Re-watch the Numberblocks episode by clicking on the image below. Then make collections of 5 objects - 5 cars, 5 pennies, 5 socks, 5 spoons and so on. Count the objects carefully. Can you say how many you have? Can you do 5 jumps, spins, claps or stamps?
Now practise representing 5 using your fingers, pictures or marks on paper or having a go at writing the numeral using the rhyme below. You can write it in sand, flour, using chalk or water on the ground or on paper.
Monday 27th April 2020
Watch Geraldine Giraffe as she explores the letter 'a'.
In the clip Geraldine looks for things beginning with 'a' around her house. Can you go on a hunt around your house for things beginning with 'a'? What can you find? Use the things you find to make 'Silly Soup'. Parents, your children will be familiar with Silly Soup as we often do this activity in Nursery. You will need a large bowl and a wooden spoon. Add an object at a time, stir up the 'soup' and sing the song:
'I'm making lots of silly soup,
I'm making soup that's silly,
I'm going to cook it in the fridge,
To make it nice and chilly!'
For a demonstration look at the link in Week 5.
Watch Numberblocks to begin to explore number 5. Go on a number 5 hunt around your house or while you are on your daily walk.