Welcome to the Class 1 Page.
You will find regular updates of things to do at home with your children.
Mrs Garren’s Email: CPSClass1@corporationroad.darlington.sch.uk
Week Commencing, 6th April
Play Silly soup.
Get a large bowl and spoon and various objects from around the house e.g. cat, pig, shoe, sheep, tiger, spoon, monkey etc. To start with choose objects with the same sound, e.g all ‘s’ or all ‘m’ sounds, then to challenge your child mix up the sounds that the objects begin with.
Sing the song to the tune of ‘Pop goes the Weasel’ and stir your soup.
I’m making lots of Silly Soup,
I’m making soup that silly,
I’m going to put it in the fridge
To make it nice and chilly
Watch this link as an idea how to play the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GoH2K_WaLs
Ask your child ‘can you find something that starts with a ‘sssssss’ sound to put in our soup? Remember to use the sounds and not the letter names. What else can you find that starts with ssss?’ etc. ‘Well done, ssssnake does start with a sssss sound.’
Read or listen to the story of The Three Little Pigs
Join in with the repeated refrains “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.” “Not by the hair on my chinny, chin, chin.” “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!”
After reading the story ask – What was the story about? Who were the characters in the story? What was the title of the story? What was your favourite page in the story and why? You can then ask them to draw a picture of their favourite part of the story. Talk about different feelings. How did the pigs feel when the Wolf knocked on their door? How did the Wolf feel at the end of the story?
Talk about the order of the story. Can the children sequence what happened in the story? What material did the first/second/third pig use to build their houses? Can the children retell you the story in the correct order?
Build houses out of bricks using your lego or blocks or make a den in your house. Can you act out the story of The Three Little Pigs using the repeated refrains. Get all your family to join in and act out the story together.
Discover a new story.
Follow this link and enjoy listening to some exciting stories read by actors and watch the gorgeous animations. Choose a story you have never heard be
Develop your gross motor
Watch Debbie Doo and exercise your elbows, shoulders and arm muscles.
Other ways to develop gross motor are by going outside running, playing hopscotch, ride your bike or scooter.
Develop fine motor skills
If you have playdough, or if you don’t make your own and go to the ‘Dough Disco’
Smack, squeeze, roll and poke your playdough to make your fingers strong.
- Thread pasta onto string and make pasta necklaces.
Make and decorate an Easter Card to someone in your family.
Maybe someone you miss and haven’t seen for a while. Write your name in the Easter card. Could you post it in the letter box, or through their post box on your next walk?
Learn about circles
Listen to the song about circles. What objects in the song were circle shaped? Can you go on a circle hunt in your house and find anything circle shaped? Explore the objects you find. Do they roll? Why? Because they have a curved side.
Draw a circle on paper, in the air, in the steam on the mirror, in the mud with your finger or a stick, in salt, sugar, or oats in a tray.
Look at your train track. Have any of the track pieces got curved sides like a circle?
Practise counting to 10
by singing the Easter Bunnies song. Make up your own to 20 if you can already count to 10.
Play the Underwater Counting Game.
Can you count the sea creatures and match the amount to the correct numeral, 5 and then 10?
|COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE|
- Clap syllables in words, your name, objects around the house, favourite foods. E.g pen (1 clap), win-dow (2 claps), saus-a-ges (3 claps)
- Talk at bath time… body parts, mathematical language, full/empty more/less etc. Use verbs eg. washing, cleaning, splashing, pouring etc.
Model full sentences “I am washing my face.” “I am pouring the water into the bath.”
Week Commencing 30th March
Play I Spy using robot talk.
Can the children find a s-o-ck, p-e-n, c-ar, c-u-p, t-e-dd-y (t-e-dd-ee) (use your robot voice to speak, you could even move like a robot too!)
Break the word up into sounds, can the children hear and blend the word in their heads and go and find the object.
You can play this game at any time during the day, it doesn’t need to be an activity. While you are getting dressed “Put on your t-o-p/sh-oe-s, c-oa-t” “Wiggle your f-i-n-g-er-s. Touch your -n-o-se.”
Read or listen to the story of the Gingerbread Man.
How did the Little Old Woman feel at the beginning of the story when she didn’t have any children? Lonely. What does this word mean?
Join in with the repeated refrains “Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man.”
After reading the story ask – What was the story about? Who were the characters in the story? What was the title of the story? What was your favourite page in the story and why? You can then ask them to draw a picture of their favourite part of the story. Talk about different feelings and you can ask them to draw a picture of different faces to describe demonstrate different feelings – sad face for feeling sad.
Can you bake a Gingerbread Man or make him using playdough or draw and cut him out? https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/gingerbread-men-0
Use your Gingerbread Man and any other animals or toys to act out the story. In your story the Gingerbread Man could be chased by a T-Rex or a Barbie, use what toys you have at home and use your imagination to create your own story.
Sing Nursery Rhymes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-MbfHFUqs or ask Alexa to sing you some.
Draw the animals in the story The Gingerbread Man.
Ask what sound the different animal begins with – h for horse, f for fox, c for cow. Can the children hear and say the initial sounds in the words? Help them label their picture and write the animal names. The children might try and write the sounds, or they may make their own marks which represent the word, both are great!
Draw a picture to tell me about what you have been doing.
Write your name on your work so I know it’s from you. Email it to me and I will draw and email you a picture back!
Hide a toy around your house/garden, or play hide and seek with your family.
Encourage the children to ask questions “Is it behind something?” “Is it under something?”
When the children have found it get them to describe where the object was “The teddy was under the bed.” “The doll was next to the chair.”
To develop your child’s understanding of positional language tell them where the toy is “The Bear is behind the lamp.” See if they can understand and follow the instruction.
Use Lego or blocks to create a Rocket ship to go to Space.
Build and construct your model and talk about the shapes you are using. Are you using squares, rectangles, circles, triangles? Have your shapes got straight or curved sides? Is your model tall or short? Take a picture of your model and send it to me on our class email so I can see it.
Follow the link to play the Gingerbread Game, counting, matching and ordering numbers.
Go on a Spring walk.
Collect twigs, petals, leaves, stones on your walk. When you get home count how many of each you have got, what colours did you find? What did you find more/fewer of? Have you got the same amount of any of your special finds? Use what you have found to make a Spring collage picture.
Watch a Rocket Launch.
Count backwards from 10 with the Astronauts. Talk to your adult about what is happening. Where are the Astronauts going? Do you think they are going to the moon or another planet? What might they see when they get there?
- Use recycled materials to create a rocket ship.