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Monday 29th June - Friday 10th July

Pirates

English & Phonics

Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

Phase 2 Activity sheet (See below)

Phase 3 Activity sheet (See below)

Phase 4 Activity sheet (See below)

Writing their name – practice writing the letters of their first and second name with correct capitals and lowercase letters. Practice the correct movement pattern for each letter of your name.

Practice mark making by writing in shaving foam, sand or paint. Practice these by starting with full body movements, stretching your arms up high and “going all the way down” and moving your arms across your body.

Cutting skills (see the PDF below)

Pencil control sheet (See the PDF below)

Suggested stories;

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFu0i6rEEeM (See ALD board below) Use the ALD board to talk about who is in the story and what you can see. Maybe you can use the board to communicate what you think will happen next. Maybe talk with your family about who their favourite character from the story is. Make choices about which parts of the story you like or dislike.

You can try to act out parts of the story at home? (for example hopping across the lily pads as frogs, or digging for buried treasure)

Penguins make bad pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usMEVqz4CrU

Pirate of the year https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/swashbuckle-pirate-of-the-year-story

Pirates love underpants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QCQJEmSado

Pirate Petehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4pn-LWYZVg

Jake’s first day at school (pdf)

There are some English activities on EducationCity.

Maths

Practice your maths skills by working through some of the activities in the maths activity book (see PDF below). Some of the activities may be quite tricky- I wonder how far through the book you can get!

Pirates are not very good at sharing, look at the PDF “Teaching pirates to share” then practice halving treasure (See PDF’s below)

Use numicon number shapes (See PDF below) to arrange numbers onto the pirate hat. Look at what each numicon represents. Can you recognise “how many”? Can you find the same?

I spy and count to 20 (pdf)

Practice writing some numbers. Top tip, if you place the worksheets into a plastic wallet you can use the sheet like a whiteboard and rub the writing out and try again. (See number formation booklet PDF below)

Pirate addition (pdf)

Can you find the shapes hiding in the pirate picture? See if you can find circles, squares and rectangles. (See Spot the shape PDF below)

Science

Maybe you can make “Exploding” treasure chests https://fun-a-day.com/pirate-science-fun-exploding-treasure-chests/ it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a treasure chest mould- ice cube trays work just as well. Explore finding different objects. Discuss what you have found. Maybe you can sort objects after revealing them, by colour or material.

If you have a magnet at home, try searching for magnetic pirate treasure. Explore different objects around the house. Can you find any that “stick to” the magnet? What are these objects called? What materials are these objects made from? Can you make a prediction (a good guess) about whether an object will be magnetic or not? (See the Pirate science experiments PDF below)

Make Sensory tubs https://fun-a-day.com/sensory-pirate-activities/ explore and search inside. What can you find? What have the pirates buried? Can you bury an object for someone in your family to find? Can you think about different ways that you can get the objects out? What tools can you use?

Here’s a recipe for making Gold slime https://fun-a-day.com/super-easy-gold-slime-recipe/ I can’t wait to have a try making this!

Computing

Keeping safe online is very important. Here is the link to the new activity pack and video guide. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=d422803b43-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_16_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-d422803b43-64861053)

Why not try playing some games on the computer or tablet to develop your computing skills. These games will help you to practice skills such as using a mouse, accurate use of a touchscreen and communicating your ICT preferences.

Spot the pirates https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/spot-the-pirates

Pirate puzzle https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/swashbuckle-jigsaw-game

Swash bubbles https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/swashbuckle-swashbubbles

hungry pirates https://pbskids.org/peg/games/hungry-pirates

Music

Join in with singing and dancing to Portside pirates- barefoot books https://www.barefootbooks.com/kids/animated-videos/ I know this is a favourite in class.

The pirate life- GoNoodle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Ew70w-zAM

Listen to the Cbeebies podcast- Rastamouse- Treasure map https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/rastamouse-for-real-fm-treasure-hunt

Sea shanties and pirate musichttps://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks1-sun-sea-song-index/zr4x2sg There are lots of different music activities and songs on this website to help you channel your inner pirate

Pirates were at sea for a long time. To stop themselves feeling bored whilst they were sailing, they used to sing songs called Sea Shanties. Here are some popular songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CuyLbC2TZo Do you like the music? Can you hear all the pirates joining in? Which piece of music was your favourite. You can join in with the music, by tapping your foot, clapping your hands, dancing, or maybe by tapping spoons or a drum.

Can you find any objects around the house that you can use as instruments i.e. spoons, pots, pans or tubs etc.?

Art

Every good pirate ship has a flag called the Jolly Roger, maybe you design your own ship flag (See PDF below)

Next you can dress up as a pirate, but you’re going to need a pirate hat, mask and jewellery (See PDF below)

You can practice your cutting skills treasure map (See PDF below)

Why not make your own pirate friend by making a cardboard tube pirate? (See PDF below)

Pirate sensory bottle https://fun-a-day.com/discovery-bottles-for-pirates/

Make salt dough doubloons https://www.hodgepodgecraft.com/how-to-make-giant-salt-dough-doubloons-and-a-no-mess-diy-jolly-roger-mini-flag-activity-for-a-pirate-party/

Gold Play dough https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/gold-play-dough.html

PE

Pirate warm up activity (See PDF)

Talk like a pirate game (See PDF)

Popcorn and the pirates- Cosmic Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg

Pirate kids- Cosmic Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gldw-_9blXM

Walk the plank https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/the-lets-go-club-walk-the-plank-cool-move

“Aargh- robics” https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/swashbuckle-aaargh-robics-sketch

Food Tech

We wouldn’t like to cook the food that pirates ate, because that was DISGUSTING! So here are some much tasty pirate themed recipes instead;

Cheese and apple pirate ships (pdf)

Pirate biscuits (See PDF)

Fruity pirate ships (See PDF)

Pieces of eight cookies (See PDF)

Treasure island pizza

Pirate map wrap https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/swashbuckle-pirate-map-wrap

Please don’t forget to email any pictures, comments or work through to Miss Bowen or you can add comments and pictures on the Evidence for Learning app.

We can’t wait to see all the fun things you’ve been up to whilst learning at home!

Monday 15th June - Friday 26th June

Carnival

Our new topic is “Carnival”. We will be learning all about Brazil and the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. We will also look at the animals that live in the rainforests of Brazil, and the landscapes including the Amazon and the beaches.

English & Phonics

Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

Suggested stories;

The rainforest grew all around (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8jR4FblssA) use the resources below to identify the key parts of the story

The monkey with a bright blue bottom (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTcoKXgSg50­)

Walking through the jungle (https://www.barefootbooks.com/kids/animated-videos/)

Identify the key parts of the story (See PDF below)

Practice mark making by writing in shaving foam, sand or paint. We have been working on vertical lines, but you could start practicing horizontal lines going across the page too.

Practice these by starting with full body movements, stretching your arms up high and “going all the way down” and moving your arms across your body.

Maths

Counting to 10 (See PDF below)

Fingerprint snake counting (See PDF below)

Counting in the Jungle- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q-bNBt4jA8

I spy the animals- Counting to 10 (See PDF below)

Have a look at the jungle counting cards- Can you count the movements that each animals makes? Can you copy the movements?  (See PDF below)

Science

Try out the rain cloud experiment (See shaving rain clouds PDF below)

Watch the Rainforest virtual tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_2B0rnFjyk What can you see? What can you hear? Did you see any birds or animals? What colours can you see? Would you see a polar bear in the rainforest? What animals would you see?

Can you sort the animals into their different habitats (Where they live) (See PDF below)

Computing

Practice your click or switch skills by making choices about which videos you’d like to watch https://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page/?title=Madagascar+%2D+Move+It%21&pid=255

Practice your cooking skills by playing this cooking game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/my-world-kitchen-game

Go Jetters- Global grooves- Brazil- https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/cbeebies-go-jetters-ivorgame?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fgo-jetters-global-grooves%3Fcollection%3Dgames-you-may-have-missed

Justin’s House Silly Dress up- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/justins-house-silly-dress-up-game-mobile (Hand held devices only)

Music

Join in and dance to the music of Rio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVS-a5oeSMA&list=PL-EC7lBO3tT5eTNzcsRNKClHkZJXnOpLB 

Can you find any objects around the house that you can use as instruments i.e. spoons, pots, pans or tubs etc.?

Which one of the Rio soundtracks was your favourite?

Listen to the music “Carnival of the animals”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L993HNAa8M Each section is about a different animal.

Can you hear which animal the music is describing? (See below for PDF on “Carnival of the animals” and for symbols of the different animals to help you choose)

Do you like the music?

Which section was your favourite?

How does the music make you feel?

Art

Maybe you can design a mask to wear in the carnival parade (See PDF below for a template)

Practice your cutting skills and make an Amazon snake http://learncreatelove.com/paper-chain-snake-craft/

You can make a paper plate mask https://happybrownhouse.com/paper-plate-carnival-masks/#_a5y_p=4916544

Why not have a try at making your own parrot? https://iheartcraftythings.com/cupcake-liner-parrot-kids-craft.html

A rain-stick is great activity and you can use it for Well-being Wednesday too! http://jdaniel4smom.com/2015/05/here-is-how-to-make-rainstick-music-instruments-at-home.html

Shake those Maracas-  http://www.scribbleblog.com/shake-your-maracas/

Make your own instruments- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/cbeebies-house-music-kit

PE

Why not have a try at some Yoga and stretching with Calypso the flamingo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96R059yOPVI

In Brazil, the people love to play football. Football- Can you practice your ball skills? can you practice kicking a ball? Passing the ball to a partner? Kicking the ball at a goal?

If your feet are feeling tired, you can try playing football, using your fingers! https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/balamory-footballfeet (Football feet­ Cbeebies) 

Or maybe you can play football using your mouth to blow the ball into the goal-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIuoRJ2ta98 (Blow football)

In Brazil they love to dance, especially in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Join in with the carnival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BitjDi7yeQ4 or use the movement cards (Lion movement card, animals movement cards, stretch cards and warm- up cool- down card PDF’s below)

Andy’s Wild Workout- Rainforest- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmrxr/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-6-rainforests

The people of Brazil, also like to play volleyball on the beach. Why not try and play volleyball using a balloon. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiDmwFWrGfE (balloon volleyball) for ideas on how you can play.

Food Tech

In Brazil, the people like to cook with strong flavours here some suggested recipes that you can try at home:

Aniyah’s Brazilian Feijoada- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/aniyahs-brazilian-feijoada

Elsa’s Guyanese Fish Cakes- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/elsas-guyanese-fish-cakes

Brigadeiro (Chocolate Bons Bons)- https://www.littlepassports.com/blog/food/brigadeiro-recipe/

Brazilian Pão de Queijo (Cheese Rolls)- https://kidworldcitizen.org/brazilian-pao-de-queijo-cheese-rolls/

Please don’t forget to email any pictures, comments or work through to Mrs Bartlettor you can add comments and pictures on the Evidence for Learning app.

I can’t wait to see all the fun things you’ve been up to whilst learning at home!

Monday 1st June - Friday 12th June

Sam’s Sandwich

These next activities are going to include some ‘Sam’s Sandwich’ activities you can do at home in addition to developing fundamental skills and ideas. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to the book, plenty of readings can be found on YouTube. Any documents suggested to print can be found at the bottom of this set of home learning.

English –

  • Phonics:
    • Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro
    • Find objects around the house which start with letters of the alphabet
    • Find words in the book that start with specific letters.
    • Play phonics games online if you have access to a PC or tablet (note not all games will work on a tablet). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2
    • Phonics bloom has activities for Phases 1 – 6.
    • Most children in Miss Bowen’s Class are working on Phase 2 or 3.
  • Writing/Cutting:
    • Writing their name – practise writing the letters of their first and second name with correct capitals and lowercase letters. Practise the correct movement pattern for each letter of your name.
    • Practise general letter formation.
    • Write sentences about what you can see in Sam’s Sandwich, for example. The tomato is red. Use the ‘Writing ALD’ to help form sentences.
    • Write instructions on how to make Sam’s Sandwich or your own Sandwich. Use the attached ‘CiP Sandwich Sequencing Instructions’ or ‘Jam Sandwich Sequencing’
    • Please remember: some children will be able to write the sentence independently, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can copy it, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can trace it.
  • Reading:
    • Read or watch Sam’s Sandwich, discuss what you can see on each page. Use the ‘Reading ALD’ below to comment on the story, what sandwich fillings and bugs can you see?
    • Identify, match or think of rhyming words for the words in Sam’s Sandwich. ‘Rhyming Activities’ available below.
    • Read your children’s favourite books and discuss them.
    • Reading eggs – child’s log in is available on the Home Learning page. Accessible on iPad or computer.
  • Other:
    • Role play a Sandwich Shop, practising speaking and listening skills.

 

Maths –

  • Counting/Number
    • Follow/write a recipe to make a sandwich – this links to cooking! Select the correct number of food items for your sandwich.
    • Prepare a picnic for your family – count how many people are in your house and make sure there is enough food. You could do this by counting or by multiplication.
    • Number songs about food – for example 5 currant buns
    • Minibeast hunt – this links to science! Count how many minibeasts you van find. You could look in your garden or use plastic/pictorial minibeasts.
  • Shape
    • Find food products you might use to make a sandwich – identify what shape they are.
    • Find general products around your house, identify what 2D or 3D shape they are.
    • Sort your products into shape categories.
  • Fractions/Size
    • Use objects around the house, these can be the same or different, identify which one is bigger/smaller
    • Order objects by their size from smallest-biggest and biggest-smallest.
    • Compare objects – use the language bigger than and smaller than
    • Use food products from your cupboard, cut them in half, identify how many halves make a whole, remember halves must be the SAME/EQUAL
    • If your halves aren’t equal, try offering one half to a family member – I bet they choose the bigger one. Now try cutting the same – you’ll see it doesn’t matter which one they choose!
    • If you’ve mastered halves move on to quarters.
  • Capacity
    • You’ve got have a drink with your sandwich/picnic! Let’s practise full and empty.
    • Use different containers and make them full and empty using water.
    • Then practise half full and half empty (they’re the same!)
    • Then practise nearly full and nearly empty.
    • A good way to check if something is empty is to tip it on someone’s head!
  • Maths games online, topmarks has a wide selection. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
  • Maths printables at the bottom of this home learning.

 

Science –

  • Minibeast hunt:
    • look around your garden for minibeasts and insects.
    • Name them.
    • Draw them.
    • Count them.
    • Use the printable below if desired.
  • Features of a minibeast:
    • Use a drawing/picture of a minibeast and label it’s features – legs, eyes, wings, etc
    • Printable available below.
  • Floating and Sinking:
    • Use different fruits and vegetables for a floating and sinking experiment.
    • Hold them – are they heavy or light?
    • Predict – will they float or sink?
    • Test – try dropping them in a bucket of water
    • Conclude – did the float or sink?
    • Record (optional) – write down if they floated/sank
  • Plants:
    • If you have access to seeds try to grow your own vegetables.
    • Look after them by making sure they have sun, water, air, soil.
    • Listen to the needs of a plant rap on YouTube.
    • If you don’t have seeds, try looking after some flowers already in your garden.

 

Independence and Personal Skills –

  • This is a great time for children to practise their independent and personal skills.
    • Dressing Skills: allow your child to select their own clothes – Do they know where to find their clothes? Do they remember all items? Do they check they’re the right way out/round? Can they problem solve? Can they put on different items independently? Don’t worry if it doesn’t look quite right, if it was independent that’s fantastic!
    • Cooking Skills: can your child make their own breakfast? Lunch? Help with dinner? Teach the skills needed to make and contribute to meals; including specific skills (cutting, spreading etc), where to find food and equipment, keeping clean and washing up afterwards!
    • Targets: work on EHCP, SaLT and physio targets. Contact Miss Bowen if you need a copy of these.

 

Creativity –

  • Bug hotel – make a bug hotel for your garden.
  • Fruit and Vegetable printing
    • Slice fruits and vegetables in half (links to maths!)
    • Print with them using paint (or homemade substitutes.)
    • Print randomly or make a pattern.
  • Butterfly pictures
    • Cut a butterfly shape out of card/paper.
    • Decorate with pens/pencils.
    • Decorate one half of the butterfly with paint, fold to make it symmetrical.
  • Toilet Roll Spiders
    • Cut the end of a toilet roll to make 8 legs
    • Press into paint.
    • Print on paper.
    • Stick or draw eyes into the middle.

 

Discovery –

  • Plants
    • As with Science above, look after plants around your garden/house or in your community.
    • Think about how we can look after the environment.
  • Nature Hunt
    • In your garden, local area or beauty spot try and find different things from nature.
    • Use the nature checklist to help.
    • Decide which parts of nature you like/don’t like.
    • Try lying down under trees and looking at the shapes and movements their branches and leaves make.
    • Try looking up at the sky and watching the clouds.
    • Try using a mirror to see nature from different angles.
  • Recycling
    • Help to look after our environment by recycling.
    • Pick up litter you might find (remember to wear gloves!) Always bin your rubbish.
    • Look at the packets you use, can they be recycled.

 

Food Tech –

  • Independent cooking skills – see Independence and Personal above.
  • Sandwich – make your own sandwich
  • Salad – choose and chop vegetables for a salad.

 

Music –

 

Computing –

  • Take photos of nature and minibeasts on a nature walk.
  • Try using books and the internet to find out facts about minibeasts.
  • Try to type the names on different minibeasts using a keyboard, edit the font of your writing.
  • Please remember to monitor internet useage – ensuring websites are safe.

 

PE –

  • Go Noodle dance routines – create an account and work through different dance routines. (Try Dinosaur Stomp by Koo Koo Kanga Roo)
  • Try the Hollywater Weekly Challenge available under PE on our Home Learning page.
  • Have a look at the Real PE for home, access instructions on our Home Learning page.

 

Monday 18th May - Friday 29th May

Space Themed

These next activities are going to include some ‘Space’ activities you can do at home in addition to developing fundamental skills and ideas. Any documents suggested to print can be found at the bottom of this set of home learning.

English –

  • Phonics:
    • Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro
    • Find objects around the house which start with letters of the alphabet
    • Find words in the book that start with specific letters.
    • Play phonics games online if you have access to a PC or tablet (note not all games will work on a tablet). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2
    • Phonics bloom has activities for Phases 1 – 6.
    • Most children in Miss Bowen’s Class are working on Phase 2 or 3.
  • Writing/Cutting:
    • Writing their name – practise writing the letters of their first and second name with correct capitals and lowercase letters. Practise the correct movement pattern for each letter of your name.
    • Practise general letter formation.
    • Using the texts Whatever next and Twinkle Twinkle Little star (or any other space themed text!):
    • Adults - Write out lines from the poem or sentences about the story, children sequence these sentences in the correct order.
    • Draw pictures to accompany the sentences.
    • Write sentences about the story and poem
    • Use any other space themed book and the above ideas.
    • Please remember: some children will be able to write the sentence independently, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can copy it, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can trace it.
  • Reading
    • Read your children’s favourite books and discuss them.
    • Reading eggs – child’s log in is available on the Home Learning page. Accessible on iPad or computer.
    • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – listen to and memorise the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Think of words that rhyme with star.
    • Whatever Next – journey with baby bear to the moon. Read the story or watch the video below on YouTube. Answer who, where, what and when questions about the story.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0XQ9YhWd_Y

 

Maths –

  • Counting/Number
    • Cut out space shapes (stars, rockets, planets), use these to:
    • Give a specific number of space shapes.
    • Count a given number of space shapes.
    • Add two sets of shapes together.
    • Subtract a number from a set of objects.
  • Shape
    • Create a shape rocket – cut different shapes out of paper and organise them to make a rocket. If you have physical shapes these can be used too. Or print the template below.
    • Create a rocket 3D – use household items (cans, icecream cones, etc) to make a 3D rocket.
    • Sort the different shapes you’ve used into groups of their type of shape or by their different properties.
    • While making your rocket discuss the different properties (sides, corners, edges and vertices).
  • Position and Direction
    • Dress up (or dress a teddy up) as an astronaut. Work with a partner to follow instructions to stand (or put your teddy) in different places. Where will the astronaut hide? Behind the curtains? Under the bed?
  • Maths games online, topmarks has a wide selection. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
  • Maths printables at the bottom of this home learning.

 

Science –

  • Solar System
  • Alien Slime Experiment
    • What you need: 1 cup baking powder, 1 cup corn flour, food colouring, water, bowl, paper towels.
    • Feel and explore the ingredients first to understand what you’re using.
    • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl, gradually add water to make slime. As you mix, the mixture will begin to feel more solid. Add food colouring and mix. Now explore! Add some space related objects to add another element to your discovery.
  • Rockets
  • Light and Dark
    • The sun is a light source – explore different ways of making things light and dark, hiding and removing a duvet or sheet, closing your eyes, shutting the curtains. Identify when it is light and dark. Explore the concept that when the sun goes it’s dark – the sun gives us light.
    • What happens when light hits materials Experiment – gather different materials, shine a torch on the material – can you see the light? Does it make a shadow? How bright can you see the light?

Independence and Personal Skills –

  • This is a great time for children to practise their independent and personal skills.
    • Dressing Skills: allow your child to select their own clothes – Do they know where to find their clothes? Do they remember all items? Do they check they’re the right way out/round? Can they problem solve? Can they put on different items independently? Don’t worry if it doesn’t look quite right, if it was independent that’s fantastic!
    • Cooking Skills: can your child make their own breakfast? Lunch? Help with dinner? Teach the skills needed to make and contribute to meals; including specific skills (cutting, spreading etc), where to find food and equipment, keeping clean and washing up afterwards!
    • Targets: work on EHCP, SaLT and physio targets. Contact Miss Bowen if you need a copy of these.

Creativity –

  • Shaving foam planet
    • What you need: cardboard circle, shaving foam, paint or food colouring, tray or plate
    • Choose the planet you want to make and select the correct colours
    • Spray shaving foam onto a tray/plate, add your food colouring/paint, mix
    • Place you cardboard circle down in the paint, lift and let dry
  • Make a telescope
    • What you need: cardboard tube, coloured card/paper, glue/elastic bands/tape, stickers, pens
    • Roll your tube in coloured paper, secure your paper to the tube with glue/tape/elastic bands.
    • Decorate with stickers and pens
  • Galaxy Jars
    • What you need: empty water bottle, funnel, cotton balls, glitter, water, 3-4 colours paint, 3-4 cups
    • Poke a few cotton balls in the water bottle, use a pencil to poke them down.
    • Shake a generous amount of glitter on top
    • Fill each cup half with water and put about 3-4 squirts of paint in each, mix until colour appears.
    • Pour one colour in the bottle.
    • Add more cotton balls. Pour the next colour on top.
    • Repeat until you have used all your colours.
    • Put the lid back on the bottle and seal (use glue or tape so they can’t be emptied out!)
  • Split Pin Astronauts
    • Print and make an astronaut

Discovery –

  • Day and Night
    • Create day and night pictures.
    • Describe images of day and night with key words – optional printable attached
    • Spend time outside at day and night. Look up at the sky what can you see?
  • Meteor Showers
    • Watch videos of meteor showers
    • Create your own meteor shower, throw paint dipped sponges, paper or cloths at protected surface. You could add some structures or materials to knock down and create craters to explore the impact of meteors.
  • Astronauts
    • Have a space picnic – dress up like an astronaut and have a space picnic. Consider what an astronaut would need to go to space. Blast off in your rocket before you go (I’ve heard a cardboard box makes an excellent rocket)
    • Research Tim Peake or Neil Armstrong using books, videos or the computer

Food Tech –

  • Independent cooking skills – see Independence and Personal above.
  • Galaxy Cupcakes – see attached recipe
  • Rocket pizza – see attached recipe

Music –

  • Cosmic Music – search cosmic music on YouTube, try relaxing to this music, playing along with at home instruments
  • Make your own instrument – see my Home Learning Challenge 18th May
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – sing and play along to twinkle twinkle little star

Computing –

  • Research different facts about space
  • Practise keyboard skills by typing words about space alternatively practise typing your name.
  • Please remember to monitor internet useage – ensuring websites are safe.

PE –

  • Go Noodle dance routines – create an account and work through different dance routines. (Try Milkshake by Koo Koo Kanga Roo)
  • Try the Hollywater Weekly Challenge available under PE on our Home Learning page.
  • Have a look at the Real PE for home, access instructions on our Home Learning page.

Monday 4th May - Friday 15th May

 

Animals Themed

These next activities are going to include some ‘Animals’ activities you can do at home in addition to developing fundamental skills and ideas. Any documents suggested to print can be found on Miss Bowen’s Class Home Learning page.

These ideas will suggest using animals to support activities; this can be any representation – plastic, soft toys, pictures or drawings!

English –

  • Phonics:
    • Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro
    • Find objects around the house which start with letters of the alphabet
    • Find words in the book that start with specific letters.
    • Play phonics games online if you have access to a PC or tablet (note not all games will work on a tablet). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2
    • Phonics bloom has activities for Phases 1 – 6.
    • Most children in Miss Bowen’s Class are working on Phase 2 or 3.
  • Writing/Cutting:
    • Writing their name – practise writing the letters of their first and second name with correct capitals and lowercase letters. Practise the correct movement pattern for each letter of your name.
    • Write sentences about animals; choose a picture of an animal and describe it then write it, e.g. the dog is brown or I see brown dog.
    • Draw and colour in pictures of different animals.
    • Write different animal names.
    • Practise spelling short animal names, e.g. cat, rat, dog, frog
    • Please remember: some children will be able to write the sentence independently, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can copy it, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can trace it.
  • Reading
    • Read your children’s favourite books and discuss them.
    • Reading eggs – child’s log in is available on the Home Learning page. Accessible on iPad or computer.
    • Read stories about animals – animal boogie is a class favourite (there’s a song version on YouTube). Discuss what happened in the story, which animals there were and what they did.
    • Look at non-fiction books, identify the animals you can see. Learn some facts about the different animals.
    • Rhyming – choose some simple animal names, e.g. cat and think of or choose words that rhyme with it.

 

Maths –

  • Counting/Number
    • Use animals and count how many there are.
    • Practise adding 1 more and taking 1 away, communicating the answer in your preferred way.
    • Practise addition and subtraction with groups of animals and find the answer. Write these out as number sentences e.g. 4 + 2 = 6
    • Complete some animal counting worksheets – selection available here or a variety www.twinkl.co.uk
  • Size/Measure
    • Order your animals by size
    • Cut out the animal pictures (document below) and order by size
    • Compare two animals directly and compare their length/height. Try to use the vocabulary long/longer/longest, tall/taller/tallest, short/shorter/shortest.
  • Position
    • Adults hide some animals. Find the animals and describe where they are, are they in/on/under/behind/etc. Use the attached preposition symbols to support communicating this.
  • Sorting
    • Sort animals by their pattern/colour/type of animals – this links to Science too.
  • Maths games online, topmarks has a wide selection. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Science –

  • Categorise animals – sort animals by their type, where they live, do they have feathers/fur?
  • Animals and their offspring – match adult animals to their offspring
  • How to look after an animal – help look after your pets at home
  • I Spy animals – go outside and look for different animals

 

Independence and Personal Skills –

  • This is a great time for children to practise their independent and personal skills.
    • Dressing Skills: allow your child to select their own clothes – Do they know where to find their clothes? Do they remember all items? Do they check they’re the right way out/round? Can they problem solve? Can they put on different items independently? Don’t worry if it doesn’t look quite right, if it was independent that’s fantastic!
    • Cooking Skills: can your child make their own breakfast? Lunch? Help with dinner? Teach the skills needed to make and contribute to meals; including specific skills (cutting, spreading etc), where to find food and equipment, keeping clean and washing up afterwards!
    • Targets: work on EHCP, SaLT and physio targets. Contact Miss Bowen if you need a copy of these.

 

Creativity –

  • Animal footprints – use your feet to make some prints and turn your footprints into an animal. You could add some eyes and eight legs at the heel to make an octopus! You could add some eyes and spikey lines along the sides to make a hedgehog! You could add some spots to make a cheetah! The possibilities are endless.
  • Paper plate crafts  - search animal paper plates crafts online. If you don’t have a paper plate cut out a circle of card.
  • Animal puppets – use an old sock and glue/draw different materials and objects to make animals.
  • Fork art – choose an animal and put a blob of the correct coloured paint on your paper. Spread the paint out using forks to make a circular face shape – this makes it look like fur! Add eyes, ears and a nose.

 

Discovery –

  • Go on Safari – look back at last week’s challenge to give you some ideas. You could do the activity again, or you could hide animals based on where they live in different habitats.
  • Animal habitats – create animal habitats from things around the house, don’t forget to check the garden or outside area for things you could use. Do this alongside computing to find out what exactly goes in different animal habitats.
  • Countries around the world – use Googlemaps to find out about the different countries animals live in. Can you see any animals on an African Safari? This also links to computing.

 

Food Tech –

  • Independent cooking skills – see Independence and Personal above.
  • Hedgehog biscuits – recipe below
  • Bear on toast – recipe below

Music –

  • Listen to carnival of the animals, do you like the music? How do the different tracks sound? What animal do you think it is? Choose an object at home to turn into an instrument and play along.
  • Sing and dance along to Animal Boogie on YouTube

Computing –

  • Navigate to BBC iplayer for Kids on a comouter or tablet and find Mr Tumble/Something Special. Find an episode about animals, watch and talk about it.
  • Go on Googlemaps on a computer or iPad, find different countries and try to find animals that live there.
  • Find the internet and search for an animal. Find out facts (with help) about the animals.
  • Please remember to monitor internet useage – ensuring websites are safe.

PE –

  • Go Noodle dance routines – create an account and work through different dance routines. (Try Milkshake by Koo Koo Kanga Roo)
  • Try the Hollywater Weekly Challenge available under PE on our Home Learning page.
  • Have a look at the Real PE for home, access instructions on our Home Learning page.
  • Explore moving like different animals

Monday 20th April - Friday 1st May

 

These next activities are going to include some ‘Ourselves’ activities you can do at home in addition to developing fundamental skills and ideas. Any documents suggested to print can be found at the bottom of this Home Learning page.

English –

  • Phonics:
    • Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro
    • Find objects around the house which start with letters of the alphabet
    • Find words in the book that start with specific letters.
    • Play phonics games online if you have access to a PC or tablet (note not all games will work on a tablet). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2
    • Phonics bloom has activities for Phases 1 – 6.
    • Most children in Miss Bowen’s Class are working on Phase 2 or 3.
  • Writing/Cutting:
    • Writing their name – practise writing the letters of their first and second name with correct capitals and lowercase letters. Practise the correct movement pattern for each letter of your name.
    • Think of words which start with each letter of their first name. Then do their surname!
    • Use these words to write an acrostic poem. Selecting a word for each line.
    • Draw a picture of themselves and your family. This can be done with pencil and paper or using sensory play – shaving foam, shampoo, baked beans – anything!
    • Write sentences about objects and our senses, e.g. ‘The chocolate tastes yummy’ This could be done alongside the Science experiment ‘My Senses’ below.
    • My emoji face – cut out and create an emoji face. Think about how the emoji is feeling. Write a sentence about the emoji face.
    • Body part counting cut out activity – print, cut out the body parts and complete the person, then label each body part with how many – this links to Science and Maths as well.
    • Please remember: some children will be able to write the sentence independently, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can copy it, some children will need you to write the sentence and they can trace it.
  • Reading
    • Read your children’s favourite books and discuss them.
    • Reading eggs – child’s log in is available on the Home Learning page. Accessible on iPad or computer.

Maths –

  • Sorting
    • Sort food from the kitchen into different categories. Discuss how many are in each category. This can be done alongside the Science experiment ‘What do I eat?’
    • Sort clothes into categories, e.g jumpers, socks, etc.
    • Pair up socks so they match. This could be done as a game, taking turns to find the right pair, as a speaking and listening activity – have someone describe a sock and find the right one. Make silly pairs of socks!
    • Sort cutlery into the correct section of a cutlery tray.
    • Tidy up toys into the correct place when finished playing.
  •  Counting
    • Count how many letters in their name, what is the first letter, what is the fifth letter? Repeat with other people’s names.
    • Count how many of each body part we have. Discuss and write down how many there are of each. This can be done alongside body part cut out counting activity.
    • I Spy – print out the I Spy sheet or draw LOTS of body parts on a piece of paper. Count how many of each body part can be seen and communicate this.
  • Surveys and Pictograms
    • Conduct a survey about hair colour, eye colour, clothes, car colour. Ask the family or watch a TV show and record what can be seen.
    • Turn this data into a pictogram, this could be done by drawing or using objects.
    • Answer questions about the pictogram.
  • Maths games online, topmarks has a wide selection. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Science –

  • Body parts – draw around members of the family, this could their whole body or specific body parts. Label the parts of the body by writing or point to parts of the body when asked. This can be done on paper, outside with chalk or even water.
  • Body parts – print the body parts document, cut out and put together the body. Make the model move by using split pins or use glue.
  • My Senses Investigation – collect a variety of different objects and food to explore with senses. Cover eyes with a blindfold and see if they can guess the object by feeling, touching, tasting and listening. Discuss which body part uses each sense.
  • What do I eat? – have a look at the food in the cupboard, sort the food into things they like and don’t like. Sort the food into categories – e.g. drink/food, healthy/unhealthy, fruit/cake/etc. Try tasting these different foods, is there something new they like/don’t like? If they don’t want to taste it, try exploring it with your different senses.

Independence and Personal Skills –

  • This is a great time for children to practise their independent and personal skills.
    • Dressing Skills: allow your child to select their own clothes – Do they know where to find their clothes? Do they remember all items? Do they check they’re the right way out/round? Can they problem solve? Can they put on different items independently? Don’t worry if it doesn’t look quite right, if it was independent that’s fantastic!
    • Cooking Skills: can your child make their own breakfast? Lunch? Help with dinner? Teach the skills needed to make and contribute to meals; including specific skills (cutting, spreading etc), where to find food and equipment, keeping clean and washing up afterwards!
    • Targets: work on EHCP, SaLT and physio targets. Contact Miss Bowen if you need a copy of these.

Creativity –

  • Body parts prints – use different parts of their body to make prints, identify which body part they used.
  • Collage – create collages of favourite food and toys. Use old magazines, pictures from the internet or food packaging.
  • Paper plate face – use different materials to create a paper plate face; consider using old clothes, laces and packaging. If you don’t have a paper plate, cut out a circle from a piece of card.
  • Initial art – print or draw a bubble initial of their first name. Decorate their initial using different materials and colours.

Discovery –

  • Who do I live with? – draw or print a house. Write the names or stick pictures or names of the people they live with in their house.
  • My house – find the different rooms in their house, name this room. Draw a map of the house, children to identify each room on the map. Hide objects in each room and plot this on the map, can they find the objects?
  • My Local Area – take a walk around the local area, find different landmarks

Food Tech –

  • Independent cooking skills – see Independence and Personal above.
  • Face biscuits – use basic biscuits and decorate with icing and sweets to create a face.
  • Cook their favourite food

Music –

  • Listen and sing to their favourite songs.
  • Instruments around the house – find and make instruments around the house.

Computing –

  • Navigate and use their favourite iPad/PC apps independently.
  • Take photos of rooms around the house and family members.

PE –

  • Go Noodle dance routines – create an account and work through different dance routines. (Try Milkshake by Koo Koo Kanga Roo)
  • Try the Hollywater Weekly Challenge available under PE on our Home Learning page.
  • Have a look at the Real PE for home, access instructions on our Home Learning page.
  • Family races and games – play games and have races with your family. Practise saying names to gain people’s attention and identifying whose turn it is. Choose games you all like or take turns to choose the game. Have fun with each other!

 

Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April

 

These next activities are going to include some Easter Themed activities you can do at home in addition to developing fundamental skills and ideas.

English –

  • Phonics:
    • Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro
    • Find objects around the house which start with letters of the alphabet
    • Find words in the book that start with specific letters.
    • Play phonics games online if you have access to a PC or tablet (note not all games will work on a tablet). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2
    • Phonics bloom has activities for Phases 1 – 6.
    • Most children in Miss Bowen’s Class are working on Phase 2 or 3.
  • Writing/Cutting:
    • Easter writing – write a sentence about an Easter picture – this can be a family photo from Easter, an image found online or a picture you’ve drawn (we can all draw!) Some children will need you to write the sentence first for them to copy or trace.
    • Easter threading – threading helps to develop fine motor control needed for handwriting. Cut out an Easter shape from a piece of cardboard (e.g an old cereal box), poke holes throughout and use wool, string or shoes laces to thread through the holes.
    • Easter patterns – practise mark making skills. Draw an Easter Egg template and draw patterns and shapes onto the Egg (see Maths below for a cross curricular link). This can also be done in sensory materials such as rice, pasta and shaving foam.
    • If you have access to a printer, there are some Easter cutting activities available at www.twinkl.co.uk , search 2D shape rabbit/chick cutting skills.
  • Reading
    • Read your children’s favourite books and discuss them.
    • Reading eggs – child’s log in is available on the Home Learning page. Accessible on iPad or computer.

Maths –

  • Draw an Easter Egg template, start a pattern for your child to continue; for example red stripe, blue stripe, red stripe…… OR green zigzag, yellow stripe, green zigzag…… You can increase the number of variables in the pattern.
  • Create a pattern using real Easter Eggs/pictures of Eggs; for example red wrapper, purple wrapper, red wrapper….. OR big egg, small egg, big egg……. Again you can increase the different eggs used in the pattern.
  • Easter Egg Hunt! This can be done using either real eggs, pictures of eggs, plastic eggs or chocolate eggs. Count the eggs as they’re found, practise writing the numeral for the number of eggs found, practise addition as you find the eggs (3 eggs + 1 egg = 4 eggs), identify who found more/less eggs, practise subtraction as you ‘eat’ the eggs (4 eggs – 1 egg = 3 eggs).
  • If you have access to a printer, there are some lovely Easter Printables available at www.twinkl.co.uk , I’d recommend the Easter dot to dot, Easter themed maths activity book and the Easter number formation.
  • Maths games online, topmarks has a wide selection. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Science –

  • Bouncing Egg Experiment:
    • Equipment: One boiled egg, white vinegar, food colouring (optional), bowl, cling film
    • Step 1: place the boiled egg in the bowl.
    • Step 2: cover the boiled egg with vinegar (add a few drops of food colouring if you want a coloured egg at the end)
    • Step 3: cover the bowl with cling film.
    • Step 4: after 3-5 days, remove the egg, rinse off the shell and see what has happened!
  • Humpty Dumpty:
    • Equipment: 6 hard-boiled eggs, permanent marker, 6 sandwich bags, 6 different materials (such as plastic bricks, shredded paper, baked beans, feathers, flour, it can be anything)
    • Step 1: Draw faces on the eggs.
    • Step 2: Put one egg and one material in each bag.
    • Step 3: Sing the nursery rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and as Humpty falls drop the bag.
    • Step 4: Have a look what has happened to Humpty, observe and discuss.
    • Step 5: Repeat with each bag.

Independence and Personal Skills –

  • This is a great time for children to practise their independent and personal skills.
    • Dressing Skills: allow your child to select their own clothes – Do they know where to find their clothes? Do they remember all items? Do they check they’re the right way out/round? Can they problem solve? Can they put on different items independently? Don’t worry if it doesn’t look quite right, if it was independent that’s fantastic!
    • Cooking Skills: can your child make their own breakfast? Lunch? Help with dinner? Teach the skills needed to make and contribute to meals; including specific skills (cutting, spreading etc), where to find food and equipment, keeping clean and washing up afterwards!

Creativity –

  • Shaving foam Egg
    • Equipment: Shaving foam, food colouring/paint, egg template (cut out of card), Spatula, newspaper
    • Step 1: spray shaving cream on egg shaped template
    • Step 2: drop dots of food colouring on top of the shaving cream and let it soak a little bit.
    • Step 3: scrape off the excess shaving cream.
    • Step 4: now you have a beautiful egg.
  • Easter Chicks
    • Equipment: yellow paint, fork, circle of card, felt tip pens
    • Step 1: use your fork to paint the circle of card yellow
    • Step 2: when dry, use a felt tip pen to draw on your eyes and a beak
    • Step 3: now you have an Easter chick
  • Toilet roll bunnies:
    • Equipment: cardboard tubes, scissors, paint/felt tip pens, glue/stapler
    • Step 1: cut two rings off the end of a cardboard tube
    • Step 2: paint/colour the main tube and the two off cuts.
    • Step 3: squash the offcuts to make ovals
    • Step 4: glue or staple the ovals inside one end of the tube (this makes the ears)
    • Step 5: draw on two eyes and nose

Discovery –

  • Easter Egg mapwork:
    • Draw a simple map of your garden/a room in the house to use as a map.
    • Hide Easter Eggs for your Easter Egg hunt and plot where there are on the map.
    • Give your child the map and help them to read it to find the eggs! This might be orientating the map or identifying landmarks.

Food Tech –

  • Independent cooking skills – see Independence and Personal above
  • Chocolate Easter Nests
  • Bunny Butt pancakes

Music –

PE –

  • Go Noodle dance routines – create an account and work through different dance routines. (Try Milkshake by Koo Koo Kanga Roo)
  • Try the Hollywater Weekly Challenge available under PE on our Home Learning page.
  • Have a look at the Real PE for home, access instructions on our Home Learning page.
  • Egg and Spoon races

 

Monday 23rd March - Friday 3rd April

English –

  • Phonics:
    • Jolly Phonics song - Sing the song and do the actions for each sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro
    • Find objects around the house which start with letters of the alphabet
    • Find words in the book that start with specific letters.
    • Play phonics games online if you have access to a PC or tablet (note not all games will work on a tablet). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2
    • Phonics bloom has activities for Phases 1 – 6.
    • Most children in Miss Bowen’s Class are working on Phase 2 or 3.
  • Writing:
    • Spelling simple words on a whiteboard or scrap paper, practise letter formation.
    • Look at family photographs and write a sentence about what they can see. E.g ‘Mummy is building a sandcastle’
  • Reading
    • Read your children’s favourite books and discuss them.       
    • Reading eggs – your child’s log in is below: (Accessible iPad or computer)
Adam I: Login: adam28986 Password: car36
Lucy P: Login: lucy26935 Password: mop58
Jenson M:  Login: jenson1429 Password: next10
Jack G: Login: jack78229   Password: nail89
Larisa C:  Login: larisa159  Password: five55
Alfie T: Login: alfie8326  Password: name71
Aycer A: Login: aycer2 Password: mum43

        

Maths –

  • Colours and pattern: find different coloured objects around your house and sort them by colour, make patterns using colours or shapes.
  • Number: use everyday objects to practise counting, ask 1 more and 1 less, number songs.
  • Maths games online, topmarks has a wide selection. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Science –

  • Explore the world around them, feel different materials and discuss what they’re made of.
  • Simple, fun experiments – some attached but plenty can be found online.

Independence and Personal Skills –

  • Dressing skills – identifying items of clothes, taking items of clothes on and off, fastenings, turning clothes the right way out.
  • Personal hygiene – practise washing hands (our class is very good at singing ‘Happy Birthday’ as we do), brushing teeth, brushing hair.
  • Cutlery skills – use in context, cutting playdough

Computing –

  • Find educational apps on the iPad and play, there are many free ones
  • Typing on computer software to develop keyboard skills

Creativity –

  • Create natural art using things found in your garden
  • Collages using magazines
  • Drawing and colouring
  • Printing with paint

Food Tech –

  • Fruit salads, cakes, help with dinner, anything!

PE –

  • Play outside, running around, balls, hula hoops
  • Go Noodle dance routines – create an account and work through different dance routines. (we like Baby Shark by Moose Tube)
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