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Class 1

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 1st June

READING
  1. Listen to the story of ‘The Little Red Hen.’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLzna0Hrsco

Join in with the repeated refrains in the story.

“Who will plant this wheat?” 

“Not I” Said the Cat.

“Not I” Said the Dog.

“Not I” Said the Mouse.

“Then I will.” Said the Little Red Hen, and she did.

Talk about the characters in the story, were they kind to the Little Red Hen? How are you kind to your friends? How do you think the Little Red Hen felt when no one would help her? Sequence the story. What did the Little Red Hen do first? Next? And Last.

Talk about the ingredients the Little Red Hen needed to make her bread. Look at recipe books you have at home or online, read them together and talk about the ingredients and how the recipe is set out. Choose a recipe to follow and make. Go to the shop and buy your ingredients, follow the recipe and make something delicious. 

WRITING
  1. Write a shopping list of the ingredients you need to bake something delicious or for your weekly shop. Draw the picture of what you need and see if you can hear and say the initial sound, can you write the sound?
  2. Put some porridge oats or flour in a tray and practise writing your name. Can you say the sounds in your name? 
  3. Make some dough like the Little Red Hen. Experiment adding more flour or water and look and talk about the changes that are happening. Does your dough become sticky or gooey? Is it hard or soft? Then use your dough to help make your fingers strong by poking, squeezing, prodding and rolling. 

Go to the Dough Disco to develop your hand, eye coordination and your fine motor skills. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc

4. Paint on toast. You could use, plain yoghurt, milk or butter and food colouring. 

Talk about the marks that you have made.

MATHS
  1. Cut some squares out of paper and put different spots on them 1-5/10. Hide the paper on a toy, maybe a pirate ship for example. Cut some squares and write the numerals on them. Get your child to choose a numeral, read, it and then search the pirate ship for the matching card with spots on. Encourage them to count the spots and check. 
  2. Sing the song 5 Speckled Frogs. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC-gHBU_d0

3. Go onto our FREE class login on ‘Busy Things.’ Use the login username CPClass1 and the password Class1 and enjoy the activities on there for FREE.


Week Commencing 25th May

READING
  1. Listen to the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mryuEKkKc&t=39s

Do you think the Rainbow fish is very friendly and why do you think he is not friendly?  How do you think the fish were feeling after the Rainbow fish would not share one of his scales?   How would you feel if one of your friends had something you really liked and would not share it with you?  Do you think it is a good thing to share with others? 

What did the other fish in the ocean do to the Rainbow fish when they saw him and how do you think Rainbow fish was feeling?  Who did the Rainbow fish go and visit and why?  Would you be scared if you had to go to a dark cave and why would you be feeling scared? 

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.

Listen and say the sound that the different animals begin with – o for octopus, f for fish, r for rainbow, s for starfish. Can you copy letters for the animal’s names?

2. Use books or the internet to find out some facts about a creature that lives under the sea. Draw a picture of this creature and listen and say what sounds it starts with. Can you write that sound?

3. Gather some objects to play I spy with. Ask your child ‘I spy with my little eye, something beginning with….’ And see if they can choose the correct object from the pile.

Let them play teacher and give you an I spy clue. This can be done with colours for younger children.

4. Practise your listening and attention skills playing this listening game. Listen carefully to the sounds you hear and guess what they are. Were you right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiDcUIYncCA

Have a listen to the sounds you can hear around your home.

WRITING
  1. The Rainbow Fish gave away his most favourite possession. What is your favourite possession? Draw a picture and write about it.
  2. Enjoy some messy mark making and paint on toast. You can mix food colouring with plain yoghurt, milk or butter to make paint and then use a paint brush to make marks on your toast. Tell an adult about the marks you have made. What do they mean?
  3. Using an old toilet roll draw lines, castle turrets, straight lines, wavey lines, or zig zags. Get your child to practise their scissors skills and accuracy by cutting along the lines
  4. To help develop fine motor, push some holes through another toilet roll, get some straws and your child can thread the straws through the holes.
MATHS
  1. Play the underwater counting game on Topmarks.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

  1. Sing the song ‘Once I caught a fish alive.’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM7uO4WyE-8

‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
Once I caught a fish alive,
6, 7, 8 , 9, 10
Then I let it go again,
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right

Count your fingers and look at the numbers in the song.

  1. Fish have lots of coloured scales. Sometimes their scales have a pattern that repeats itself like a Clown Fish, or an Angel Fish. The Cuckoo Fish has a spotty pattern. If you google ‘striped fish’ you can find some examples.

Have a look at some pictures of fish and see if you can spot the patterns.

See if you can make a fruit kebab pattern with your family. Your pattern could be grape, apple, grape apple, grape, apple, or banana, pear, banana, pear, banana, pear.

Compare your pattern with your families. 

As an extension you can create your own patterns using things you have at home already, like your toys. Perhaps you can order your cars in a repeated pattern, or even your building blocks.

Go on a pattern hunt at home or on your next walk. What patterns can you find? Maybe a spotty cushion, or a striped zebra, or a flowery curtain, or a coloured flower with an exciting pattern.

  1. Write numbers on pieces of paper and scatter the randomly on the floor. Using a fly swatter, hand or other objects in your house, call out the number and your child to quickly swat the number you called. Can they beat you to swat the number?

You could try this with letters also, start with letters in their name.

  1. Have you got the game Snakes and Ladders at home? Play as a family, it has such great learning opportunities like, adding, sharing, taking turns, losing, counting, and number recognition. Have fun!

Week Commencing 18th May

READING
  1. Write your name on a piece of paper and talk about the sounds in your name. On a walk, see if you can find something that begins with each sound in your name. Write it on your paper and then draw the objects when you get home.
  2. Watch the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waoa3iG3bZ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

As you listen to the story join in with the repeated refrains. Predict what will happen at the end of the story.

Look at the last page, how does the Bear look? Angry? Sad? Why?

Maybe he wanted to play with the family. Maybe he wanted to eat them for lunch. What do you think?

Sequence the story. What did the family go through first, second, third etc.

Listen to the noises you hear in the story, swish, swish, splash splosh, squelch, squirch.

Listen for the noises you hear or make when you go a for walk. Maybe go through the puddles or the mud in your wellies and listen to the noises it makes.

3. Learn a new nursery rhyme. This website has a great range of nursery rhymes on it, find a new one to learn.

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/songs

WRITING
MATHS

Draw two ice cream cones on a piece of paper (just triangles) write ‘more’ under one and ‘fewer’ under the other. Roll two dice. You can download an app if you don’t have any dice. Can the children say how many spots are on the dice without counting? Which has more spots on it? Place the dice next to the correct ice cream cone. Count the spots and then draw the number of scoops on the ice cream cone. Use coloured pens or pencils to represent strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, mini choc chip etc. Look and see which has more/fewer. 

You could repeat this with aliens and add eyes or buttons on the belly. This can be a tricky concept for some children, if they are struggling you could use pasta, sweets or other physical objects to show the difference between the amounts.

Play the Topmarks Teddy game and feed the Teddy the correct number of cakes.


Week Commencing 11th May

READING
  1. Play a listening game to help support your child’s listening skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Kp_J9kvNM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/listen-and-play-minibeasts/zhh6jhv

Pause the video at each sound and see if they can guess what it is. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Talk about the story as you are reading it. Can your child predict what will happen to the Caterpillar when it is in its cocoon? What happened to the Caterpillar at the end of the story?

Can you sequence the order of the food that the caterpillar ate? Which food do you like eating, maybe there are some that you don’t like eating?

When you have your collection get all your Silly Soup stuff together, bowl, spoon and all your objects you have found, you could add some dried rice or pasta to add an extra sensory element. 

Sing the song, tapping your knees to keep the rhythm as you sing,

“We’re making lots of Silly Soup, we’re making soup that silly, we’re going to put it in the fridge to make it nice and chilly.’ 

Pick one of your objects to put in your silly soup, say the initial sound, is it the same as the initial sound in your name? If it is put it in your soup. Yum!

WRITING
  1. Develop your gross motor in the sunshine by washing your car, bike or scooter. Use a bucket of soapy water, sponges, brushes, cloths, a toothbrush and give it a good clean. You could also use your brushes and water to make marks on the ground, walls and fences. What marks can you make
  2. Cut out green circles and write your child’s name on the circles. Can they order their name and make the caterpillar body? Can you write your name underneath your caterpillar
  3. Look in books or on the internet to find information about a caterpillar and its lifecycle. What do they eat? Look for Butterflies when you next go for a walk, where do you usually find them? These videos are nice to show you the life cycle of caterpillar and how it turns into a butterfly.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3VMl-EY2DM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWOb8k0kbXY

Talk about the information you have found about a caterpillar and a butterfly. Draw a picture of a caterpillar and a butterfly. Can you label the names and the body parts? 

4. Strengthen your fine motor skills. Collect leaves on your walk and hole punch some holes around the edges. Use string or wool to thread through your leaves. You could thread them together in a long line to make a decoration for your garden. 

MATHS
  1. Use shapes and create animals. Find some things around your house that are various 2D shapes and draw around them on paper to create different sized shapes. Cut out the shapes for your child (they could cut them out themselves, but this would be a cutting activity, which would be good, maybe give them a few to do themselves.)

Arrange the shapes to take a picture, could be an animal, car, bus etc. Stick them down if you like but if you don’t you can use your shapes over and over again. Talk about which shapes your child has used. How many circles etc have you used? Look at the different sizes of the shapes you have used. Count the sides and the corners. 

2. Go onto our FREE class login on ‘Busy Things.’ Use the login username CPClass1 and the password Class1 and enjoy the activities on their for FREE.

Go onto our FREE class login on ‘Busy Things.’ Use the login username CPClass1 and the password Class1 and enjoy the activities on their for FREE.

3. Build a tower using Lego or blocks. Keep it to 6 or 10 initially depending on your child’s counting ability, if they can touch count to 10 accurately, you could start adding a few more to stretch them. Put a small figure on the top of the tower that your child needs to rescue by building another tower. Roll a dice (you can download a dice app if you don’t have one) count the spots and make your tower, keep rolling and adding blocks, counting how many you have altogether each time you add. Once you reach the top you have rescued your toy! Hooray! Have another go! 

4. Sing the days of the week songs. Which one is your favourite? If you have a calendar in your house have a look at it and look at the days of the week. What do we call Saturday and Sunday? The weekend! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GKmCQOy88Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg

5. Collect Spring items on your walk, and when you get home use these to make number cards for yourself to use. Cut out the cards from a cereal box or old cardboard box, write the number and then stick your Spring items over the top in the shape of your number. You can use these number cards all the time now. 

Alternatively, leave the number as it is and add the correct number of objects at the bottom under the number, e.g. 6 Daisies under the number 6, 2 leaves under the number 2.


Week Commencing 4th May

READING
  1. Sounds Hunt

Choose two sounds to focus on, write them for your child to see. Remember to use the lowercase sounds (buh, mmmm, llll etc.) not the name of the sounds, (Gee, EM, EL etc.) 

Set a timer and go and find objects around your house that begin with those sounds. Match them to the correct sound. Can you try and write the sound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8pKjYgjPLI

Join in with the repeated parts of the story 

“I’m not a ….. why can’t you see! I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman that’s me! And I want to go home to the family tree!”

Read the story again and emphasise the rhyming words, for example ‘me’ and ‘tree.’ Ask your child to think of more words to continue the rhyming string, such as ‘bee’, ‘see’, ‘key’. Challenge them to think of their own rhyming pairs. 

Talk about how Stickman is being used. What might you use a stick for? Collect sticks on your walk and use them in the imaginative ways that Stickman was used for or some ways of your own.

Look at the illustrations on each page, can you see the changes in the seasons? What is different/the same? On your daily walk look out for more signs of Spring. Blossom on the trees, bees and butterflies etc.

Collect sticks and other natural materials as you go on your walk. Can you use them to make your own Stickman or Stick Lady Love?

Sing songs about the weather:

I Hear Thunder – Sing to the tune of ‘Frere Jacques’ or just chant the words

I hear thunder, I hear thunder, 

Hark don’t you, hark don’t you

Pitter patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops

I’m wet through, so are you!

Its’ Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s raining, its pouring,

The Old Man is snoring

He went to bed and bumped his head

And couldn’t get up in the morning 

The Sun has got his hat on - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/something-special-sun-has-got-his-hat-on

Rain, Rain go away

Rain, rain go away

Come again another day, 

Baby wants to play

Rain, rain go away

Change Baby to Daddy, Mummy, Sister, your child’s name etc.

This is an animated film version of Stickman which is lovely! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06t09rk/stick-man

WRITING
  1. Write your child’s name at the top of a piece of paper, cut out the sounds in their name and let them match and order their name, say the sounds in their name as they match them. 

Can they write their name underneath?

Get squiggling with Squiglet as he draws pictures and shapes to practise his pre- writing skills. 

MATHS
  1. Listen and sing the Shape Song.

What shapes can you see? Did you see any of these shaped objects in your homes on your shape hunts over the past few weeks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beTDz9HSNOM

Match the shapes to the correct shaped monster. Can you name the shape?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

Arrange them into shapes. What shapes can you make? Count the sides and corners, how many do they have? Can you find any curved sticks to make a circle? You could use your sticks to draw shapes in the mud or write sounds in your name. 

COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE

Some children struggle to pronounce words. To help get or draw a picture of an object/animal and cut it into the number of syllables it contains.  

El-e-phant would be cut into three pieces.

Pen-guin, two pieces

Mo-tor-bike, three pieces

Win-dow, two pieces

All-i-ga-tor, four pieces.

As you say the word, tap each piece (syllable) this will help your child add them all into the word.


Week Commencing 27th April

READING
  1. Listen and watch the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egzPMjJlh20

This is the story song version from Debbie and Friends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7dfBMmMeak

Join in with the repeated refrains “Grandma what big eye/ears/teeth you have.”

“All the better to see/hear/EAT you with.”

Use different voices as you act out the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. 

As you are reading, choose a part of the story and talk about the illustrations. What is happening in the picture? Where are the characters? Who is in the picture? What will happen if…. Why? How can we tell? 

Please say the sound of the letter, e.g ‘ssssss’, ‘ah’, not the letter name, e.g ‘Es’, ‘Ay.’

WRITING
  1. Draw a map to show the route that Little Red Riding Hood took to get to Grandma’s house. What did she pass on the way? Can you draw and write what they are?
MATHS
  1. Learn about a rectangle 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgJqS5lymOM

Listen to the song about rectangles. What objects in the song were rectangle shaped? Can you go on a rectangle hunt in your house and find anything rectangle shaped? Explore the objects you find. Do they roll like your circle did or not like the triangle and square? Why not? Because they have straight sides. 

Draw a rectangle 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.

Play count the Yeti game. Count how many Yeti’s there are and throw the snowball to splat the correct numeral.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
  1. During a meal include a variety of food textures and talk about soft, crunchy, chewy etc.

Cosmic Kids is designed for yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation for children alongside fun and engaging stories. Have a go! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAaZDVqCiA

Week Commencing 20th April

READING
  1. Gather a few objects from around your house. Play I spy with these objects. “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with a” “apple” etc. Keep the choices limited as children are just beginning to hear these initial sounds. Please use sound names and not letter names (a, for apple not A for apple).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zurz-pL-uzw

Predict what Jack will find at the top of the beanstalk? Were you right? 

Why did Jack steal from the Giant? How did he feel when the Giant was chasing him? How did the Giant feel when Jack was stealing from him? 

Join in with the repeated refrains “Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the blood of an English man! Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.”

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? 

Watch the story song of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Debbie and Friends also has story songs of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and many more which are fun to listen and sing along to. 

WRITING
  1. Plant some beans. Talk about the steps you are taking as you plant your beans. If you plant your beans in a clear jar or cup with some cotton wool, and not in soil you will be able to see the roots growing better. 

Discuss what your beans need to grow? Put them somewhere sunny and water them every day. Keep a diary of the changes you see happening as your plants grow, draw pictures when you see the changes and make marks to label what you can see. Can you hear and say the initial sounds in the words? Sssss, stem, rrrrr, roots.

MATHS
  1. Learn about a square
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNOH3HellhE

Listen to the song about squares. What objects in the song were square shaped? Can you go on a square hunt in your house and find anything square shaped? Explore the objects you find. Do they roll like your circle did or not like the triangle? Why not? Because they have straight sides. 

Draw a square 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.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

As well as language development its good for short term memory. You could change it to zoo animals, farm animals, household objects and have real objects or plastic toys to help, such as different foods or plastic farm animals. 

Practise your self-help skills such as: getting dressed and undressed; learning how to use the toilet; putting on socks and shoes and taking them off; taking your coat on and off, zipping and unzipping your coat. 


Week Commencing 13th April

READING

Sing, sing, sing!

Sing Nursery Rhymes all the time. Make up songs together as you play or go about your daily life. This is helping develop your child’s understanding of rhyme and rhythm. E.g.

To the tune of ‘E-I-N-G-O’

“We’re putting on our socks, we’re putting on our socks. E, I, N, G, O, We’re putting on our socks.’

To the tune of ‘This is the way’

“This is the way we chop the carrot, chop the carrot, chop the carrot. This is the way we chop the carrots, ready for our tea.”

“This is the way we roll the dough, roll the dough, roll the dough. This it the way we roll the dough, to make a sausage.”

To the tune of ‘Wheels on the Bus.’

“The birds in the sky go tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet.

The birds in the sky go tweet, tweet, tweet, all day long.”

Use other rhymes and get creative. The children will join in, they are used to Mrs Brennan and I doing this all day, every day, poor things!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiy3a1v9Q2E

Listen to the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Join in with the repeated refrains “Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?”

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 the order of the story. Can the children sequence what happened in the story? Which Billy Goat crossed the bridge first, second and third? Can the children retell you the story in the correct order? Make a bridge using Lego, blocks, any recyclable material you have or create a big bridge outside if you can. Act out the story with your family or toys. Can you use different voices for the Troll and the Billy Goats?

What's in the Bag?

Play ‘What’s in the bag?’ Hide objects in a bag, e.g.: c-u-p, p-e-g, c-ar, s-o-ck, etc. Robot talk what is in the bag and see if your child can say what they hear? Can your child swap roles and be the robot?

WRITING
MATHS

Triangles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPoG6JCTROw

Listen to the song about triangles. What objects in the song were triangle shaped? Can you go on a triangle hunt in your house and find anything triangle shaped? Explore the objects you find. Do they roll like your circle did last week? Why not? Because they have straight sides. 

Draw a triangle 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.

Teddy Numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Give Teddy the correct number of Easter eggs. Start with 5 and then 10.

Cars

Make a carpark for your cars using an old cereal box. Write numbers 1-5 or 1-10 in each car parking space, and label each car with spots to match, using a sticker or paper and Sellotape. 

Play with the cars matching the correct number of spots on the car to the numeral in the car park.

Sort the cars into size, colour, or any other way you can think of.

Race the cars and see which comes first, second, third etc.

Write big numbers 1-5 on the floor, on paper and drive the cars around the number saying the number name.

Sort your vehicles into those that go in water (boat), fly (aeroplane) and on land (car, truck)

Which have you got more/fewer of?

Roll your cars down old guttering or tubes outside. Measure how far they have gone. Which has travelled the longest/shortest distance? Measure the distance using a tape measure, hands, blocks.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

"Sort it out"

What you’ll need: Gather items from around your home-toys, clothes and food items. Place them into a bag or box. Tell your child that you’ve been having a tidy up, but you need help to sort out the items so they can be put away. Ask your child to pull out an item and then ask, “is It something we eat, or something to play with?” Get them to sort the items into separate piles. Chat about the items “Yes, you’re right, gloves are clothes, and they are something we wear on our hands when it’s cold.”

Role Play

You don't need to set up anything elaborate i.e line some chairs up for the bus and take turns been driver passenger etc, lots of opportunity to develop language.

Practise your self-help skills such as: getting dressed and undressed; learning how to use the toilet; putting on socks and shoes and taking them off; taking your coat on and off, zipping and unzipping your coat. 


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLR2pLUsl-Y

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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline

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

WRITING

Develop your gross motor

Watch Debbie Doo and exercise your elbows, shoulders and arm muscles. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHungfIlLkQ&list=PL0y41SI_Q_HAaHap0Kh1iPtFBcNm7jeR8

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’ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrjI0uY

Smack, squeeze, roll and poke your playdough to make your fingers strong.

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?

MATHS

Learn about circles 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRWbpsREIVU

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
  1. 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) 
  2. 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

READING

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U89dkGrsYZY&t=1s

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. 

WRITING

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! 

MATHS

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.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-QdTpIp5m0&t=33s

To access the work for Week 1, W/c 23rd March click here