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Miss Bowen

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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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