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Miss Crosby/Mrs O'Flaherty

Miss Crosby/Mrs O’Flaherty Class

Working from Home

Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April

 

Easter Activities

Reading:

Writing:

  • Mark making in cornflour, sand, flour, paint or other sensory materials or with different pens, pencils, crayons and chalks on a variety of paper. Can you form horizontal lines going ‘across’ and vertical lines going ‘down’? Can you make round circular movements? Or sharp zig-zags? Can you draw a smiley face?
  • Use pens and pencils to colour pictures trying to keep inside lines.
  • Trace over lines and simple shapes and patterns. Trace over letters forming them correctly. Trace name.
  • Order letters to spell name or other familiar words.
  • Write patterns and letters independently. Free writing – can they tell you what it ‘says’?

Speaking and Listening:

  • Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).
  • Name or sign objects in different categories: e.g. animals, clothing, fruit and veg.
  • Play together and talk about / describe what you are doing.
  • Work on understanding concepts such as colours, big and little, hot and cold, full and empty, fast and slow, loud and quiet, hard and soft
  • Encourage requesting, commenting and following instructions.

Maths

  • Look for numbers around the house, in books, on packets, etc. Can you find all numerals 0-9?
  • Counting rhymes and songs – e.g. 5 Little Ducks; 10 Fat Sausages.
  • Count out objects needed – e.g. 4 spoons for breakfast.
  • Count how many bricks are in a tower. Make a tower of x number of bricks. Make a tower and then ‘add one’ or ‘take away one’ and count how many are left.
  • Watch Numberblocks episodes on CBeebies iplayer. There are also lots of Numberblocks games and activities online here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
  • Use magnetic numbers or number cards to recognise and order numbers.
  • Play counting games online - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=counting
  • Play board games such as Snakes and Ladders or Ludo, or roll a dice and collect that number of objects. Who can do it the quickest?
  • Use sand, water or other fluid textures to fill and empty containers. Can you identify if it is full or empty? Can you make a container full and empty? Can you half fill a container? Practice filling a container to a mark. Can you identify how full a measuring jug is in ml?
  • Prepositional language – ‘where is the chair?’ ‘the pen is next to the table.’ Ask pupils to put the chair ‘behind’ the table. Focus on; behind, next to, in-front
  • Look at coins. Sort coins from other objects. Match coins. Recognise some coins. Play shops and practice exchanging money for items. Make rubbings of coins.

RE

  • Read/watch the Easter story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI
  • Re-enact the last supper – you could break bread at the table and share wine (Ribena/blackcurrant). Talk about what food you might have at your favourite meal. You could re-enact Jesus praying in the garden.
  • Talk about where your favourite place is to relax or sit quietly. Talk about any family members or yourselves that attend a church.
  • There are lots of free colouring printable worksheets on Google and Twinkl about the Easter story you could do.

DT –Cooking

  • Practise spreading skills using a knife. Make a sandwich or make toast, choose your spread or filling and then cut your toast/sandwich. Choose a filling to spread on hot cross buns.
  • Make nest cakes with mini eggs on top. (melted chocolate, rice crispies/shredded wheat, honey/syrup and mini eggs)
  • Encourage washing up and wiping tables after cooking.

Art

  • Go for a walk or gather some natural items from your garden: leaves, sticks, pine cones etc… either dip these in paint and print onto paper, or make a nature collage by gluing these onto card or paper. If you have paints, you could then paint your nature collage and then print it onto another piece of paper to see the different textures you have used.

PE

Science

  • Look at pictures of African animals – name / sign the animals. Talk about their colour, size and features such as tail, paws, trunk, horn, etc. Do they have scales, fur or feathers?
  • Look at videos of the animals moving and talk about which are fast and which are slower. How do they move? How many legs do they have? What is it like where they live? Why does a giraffe have a long neck? etc.
  • Draw / paint pictures of the animals; Make models of different animals.
  • Sort pictures of animals – e.g. farm animals / wild African animals.
  • Find out what the male, female and babies of different animals are called – e.g. bull elephant, calf, etc.

Computing

  • Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.
  • Take photos or video using a tablet or digital camera. Look through photos / videos with an adult.
  • Practice using fingers to tap or drag on a tablet.
  • Make pictures using Paint or similar programmes.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies or Help Kidz Learn to play games.
  • Use a physical or on screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name.

Music

  • Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?
  • Sing songs together. Use household items to play sounds.
  • Practice playing / singing loudly, quietly, quickly or slowly.
  • Clap along to music and songs keeping a steady pulse. Copy someone else’s clapping pattern.
  • Listen to the sounds of different instruments – can you identify a drum, piano, bells, etc.
  • Junk modelling – use recyclable items to make your own musical instruments.
  • Sing some of our favourite songs from Barefoot Books – www.barefootbooks.com – click on ‘For Kids / Animated Singalongs’
  • Teach some of the signs or actions to your family.

Independence and Personal Skills

  • Work on current targets from Occupational Therapist and Physio (if relevant).
  • Develop fine motor skills through activities such as building with Duplo or Lego; picking up small items such as raisins using thumb and forefinger; helping to peg out washing; opening packets, tubs or bottles; helping to prepare food by chopping, spreading, mixing, etc; making a drink.
  • Work on independent dressing or undressing. Practice fastenings such as buttons, Velcro, poppers and zips.
  • Work on personal hygiene tasks such as washing hands and face or brushing teeth or hair.
  • Help around the house and garden by tidying up, putting washing in the machine, laying the table, sorting recycling, pairing socks, sweeping, vacuuming, etc.
  • Play games that involve sharing and taking turns with your siblings/parents. Practise waiting for your turn.

 

Monday 23rd March - Friday 3rd April

 

Reading:

Read books and share stories. Discuss pictures (e.g. Where is the __?; What is ___doing?) and the story (use questions such as who?, what happened?, why?, where did?). Read magazines, cereal boxes, leaflets, etc. together.

Identify and sound out letters and short words. Find different letters or words in text. Use magnetic letters or letters cards to copy or make words.

Share stories that are on You Tube – our favourites are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Writing:

Mark making in cornflour, sand, flour, paint or other sensory materials or with different pens, pencils, crayons and chalks on a variety of paper.

Use pens and pencils to colour pictures trying to keep inside lines.

Trace lines and simple shapes. Trace letters forming them correctly. Trace name.

Order letters to spell name or other familiar words.

Write patterns and letters independently. Free writing – can they tell you what it ‘says’?

Speaking and Listening:

Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).

Name or sign objects in different categories: e.g. animals, clothing, fruit and veg.

Play together and talk about / describe what you are doing.

Work on understanding concepts such as colours, big and little, hot and cold, full and empty.

Encourage requesting, commenting and following instructions.

Maths

Look for numbers around the house, in books, on packets, etc.

Counting rhymes and songs – e.g. 5 Little Ducks; 10 Fat Sausages.

Count out objects needed – e.g. 4 spoons for breakfast.

Count how many bricks are in a tower. Make a tower of x number of bricks.

Use magnetic numbers or number cards to recognise and order numbers.

Play counting games online - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=counting

Talk about the days of the week – link these to activities you do on certain days and expose pupils to language related to time e.g. today, tomorrow, yesterday, names of the days of the week.

Prepositional language – ‘where is the pen?’ ‘the pen is on the table.’ Ask pupils to put the pen ‘on’ the table. Focus on; in, on, under.

Look at coins. Sort coins from other objects. Match coins. Recognise some coins. Play shops and practice exchanging money for items.

RE

Read/watch the Easter story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI

Question pupils about who is in the story and what happens. Show pupils on the calendar when Good Friday, Palm Saturday and Easter Sunday is.

Talk about belonging as being part of a group. Talk about what groups pupils might belong to e.g. school, family, class group, after school clubs etc…

DT –Cooking

Practise knife skills and slicing; fruit, bread, vegetables on a chopping board. Talk about safety when using a knife and which part to hold.

Encourage washing up and wiping tables after cooking.

Art

Making a collage using different materials; fabric, paper, tissue paper etc… Encourage tearing and scrunching.

Painting - mixing the Primary colours (red, yellow, blue) Experiment what colours can be made when two primary colours are mixed together.

PE – Dance

Listen to different pieces of music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L993HNAa8M  that resemble animals and think about how you could move to them; fast or slow, make your body big or small, or heavy or light.

Encourage pupils to communicate if they like or dislike the music.

Try and sequence two or three movements to the music.

Use https://www.gonoodle.com/ for fun activities to get you moving!

Science

Look at pictures of African animals – name / sign the animals. Talk about their colour, size and features such as tail, paws, trunk, horn, etc. Do they have scales, fur or feathers?

Look at videos of the animals moving and talk about which are fast and which are slower. How do they move? How many legs do they have? What is it like where they live? Why does a giraffe have a long neck? etc.

Draw / paint pictures of the animals; Make models of different animals.

Sort pictures of animals – e.g. farm animals / wild African animals.

Computing

Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.

Take photos or video using a tablet or digital camera. Look through photos / videos with an adult.

Practice using fingers to tap or drag on a tablet.

Make pictures using Paint or similar programmes.

Use apps or website such as CBeebies or Help Kidz Learn to play games.

Use a physical or on screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name.

Music

Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?

Sing songs together. Use household items to play sounds.

Practice playing / singing loudly, quietly, quickly or slowly.

Clap along to music and songs keeping a steady pulse. Copy someone else’s clapping pattern.

Listen to the sounds of different instruments – can you identify a drum, piano, bells, etc.

Independence and Personal Skills

Work on current targets from Occupational Therapist and Physio (if relevant).

Develop fine motor skills through activities such as building with Duplo or Lego; picking up small items such as raisins using thumb and forefinger; helping to peg out washing; opening packets, tubs or bottles; helping to prepare food by chopping, spreading, mixing, etc; making a drink.

Work on independent dressing or undressing. Practice fastenings such as buttons, Velcro, poppers and zips.

Work on personal hygiene tasks such as washing hands and face or brushing teeth or hair.

Help around the house and garden by tidying up, putting washing in the machine, laying the table, sorting recycling, pairing socks, sweeping, vacuuming, etc.

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