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Miss Crosby/Mrs O’Flaherty Class

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Monday 13th July - Wednesday 22nd July

The Seaside

Reading:

  • Read / watch ‘A hole in the bottom of the sea.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Qn2bcZRTo
  • If you can, find props for the story as you watch.
  • Pause the screen: can you point to the pictures and then the writing (text)? Can you point to different objects or name items on each page?
  • Which letters can you see on the page? Can you say the sounds of different letters?
  • Write key words and cut up the letters, can you put them in the correct order?
  • Find different letters or words in text. Use magnetic letters or letters cards to copy or make words.
  • Try reading or spelling some of the words
  • Use the Reading Eggs website or app and work through the activities
  • Share stories with family members and join in parts of the story.

 

Writing:

  • Make marks in different wet and dry textures; soil, cornflour, sand, flour, shaving foam, paint or other sensory materials using your fingers or an implement such as a stick or paintbrush.
  • Make marks with different pens, pencils, crayons and chalks on a variety of paper or surfaces.
  • Can you form horizontal lines going ‘across’ and vertical lines going ‘down’? Can you make round circular movements? Or sharp zigzags? Can you draw a smiley face? Can you draw different shapes?
  • Trace over lines and simple shapes and patterns.
  • Trace over letters forming them correctly. Trace your name.
  • Write over or trace numbers.
  • Match or order letters to spell your name or key words from the story.
  • Copy write words from the story or write a simple sentence.
  • Put words from the story in the correct order to make some of the sentences.
  • Help to write a shopping list. Remember to put each item on a new line.
  • Write patterns and letters independently. Free writing – can they tell you what it ‘says’?
  • Practise writing letters and words on a line and using upper- and lower-case letters appropriately.

 

Speaking and Listening:

 

Maths

  • Sing number songs such as 5 Little Ducks, 10 Fat Sausages or 10 Green Bottles. Use props if you can or pictures of the objects to count. Practice counting how many are left after each verse. Introduce the idea of ‘take away one’ and after counting how many are left, say e.g. Yes, 4, because 5 take away one is 4.
  • 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 or www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tg-ga-31-too-many-frogs-counting-up-to-10-game
  • 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?
  • Build towers of different colours of bricks. Count how many bricks you have. Can you add one or take one away? How many do you have now? Compare 2 different coloured towers. Is one taller? Or shorter? Or are they both the same?
  • Roll two dice and build a tower for each number. How many do you have altogether? Can you practice writing this as a sum – e.g. 2 + 3 = 5
  • Capacity – use lots of different containers to fill with water/rice/flour/sand. Can you make the container full? Can you make it empty? What about half-full? Can you fill a container to the top accurately?
  • Watch Kit and Pup to learn about ‘full’ and ‘empty’ - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bc2c0k/kit-pup-series-1-8-full-and-empty
  • Practice getting yourself a drink of water or making a drink of squash. Pour the drink carefully and remember to stop when your cup is nearly full.
  • Can you accurately fill a container to a mark? Try filling a measuring jug to a specific number.
  • Can you use a measuring jug to fill the container and identify how much is in the jug?
  • https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2545119-how-much-does-it-hold-activity-sheet have a go at guessing which container holds the most – you can do this with actual containers too.
  • Try using non-standard measures to compare the capacity of 2 containers e.g. find out how many cups of water will fit into each one; or how many bricks will fit. Can you use this information to tell you which container holds the most / least?

 

RE

  • Our World – learn about the importance of keeping our world clean. Watch the clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEk6JLJNg0U from 2 minutes in is the key part, but the first minute is useful.
  • Try keeping your environment clean – help to put rubbish in the bin at home. If you see litter on the street outside, pick it up and put it in the bin.

 

DT

  • Use any type of construction resources (bricks/lego/junk modelling from recycled materials) to make a seaside scene.

 

Art

  • Make a puffy paint ocean picture. You will need to mix together: a paint brush, a spoon to mix, 1 tbsp self-raising flour, food colouring (greens and blues), 1 tbsp salt, a little bit of water; start with ¼ tsp per colour. Puffy paint should have a thick puffy like consistency when mixed together – this will look really effective when you paint your sea pictures.

 

PE

 

Science / Discovery

 

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.
  • Can you add different effect to photos?
  • Practice using fingers to tap or drag on a tablet.
  • Make pictures of the seaside using Paint or apps such as Doodle Buddy. Think carefully about the colours and shapes you use.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies, Top Marks, Alphablocks or Numberblocks to play games.
  • Use a physical or on-screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name or topic words.
  • Take part in a video call with an adult. Who did you call?
  • Write a note to someone you are missing and ask an adult to email it to them.

 

Music

  • Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?
  • See if you can learn this song about the seaside - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGe4VbTzBdw
  • Listen to music played on a fairground organ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NoPmxE_lfY
  • Lie down in a quiet space and listen to the relaxing sounds of the sea - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-4jywjdiy0
  • Make different sounds to make a pattern using your body – e.g. clap your hands, stamp your feet, clap hands, stamp feet etc…Then try three actions and then four.
  • Make up a clapping pattern. Can you get someone to copy it? Now copy their pattern.
  • Sing some of our favourite songs from Barefoot Books – www.barefootbooks.com – click on ‘For Kids / Animated Singalongs’. Can you find things to make different sounds to go with the songs?
  • Practice playing / singing loudly, quietly, quickly or slowly

 

Independence and Personal Skills

  • Practice crossing the road safely when you are out on a walk. This episode of Woolly and Tig is a good starting point: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rh7vg/woolly-and-tig-series-2-20-holding-hands
  • Find out about staying safe in the sun - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/sun-safety-for-kids or https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-1259-sammy-seagulls-summer-safety-story-powerpoint
  • Practice your cutting skills by decorating a sandcastle picture – PDF below - or by printing some of these to cut out - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-11307-seaside-themed-cutting-skills-worksheets
  • Work on current targets from Occupational Therapist and Physio (if relevant).
  • Work on EHCP targets.
  • 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.
  • Explore wind-up toys by twisting the switch to make them move – you could race them with someone else.
  • Practise doing jigsaw puzzles.
  • 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 29th June - Friday 10th July

Weather Topic

 

Reading:

  • Read / watch the story ‘Maisy’s Wonderful Weather book’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7pGl1yXpDE
  • If you can, find props for the story for each type of weather to use as you read the story: sun hat, sun glasses, sun cream, scarf, gloves, woolly hat, wellies, umbrella, rain coat etc…
  • Pause the screen: can you point to the pictures and then the writing (text)? Can you point to different objects or name items on each page?
  • Practice reading the symbols and signing the different types of weather (PDF below). Can you find the correct symbol for each page in the Maisie story?
  • Which letters can you see on the page? Can you say the sounds of different letters?
  • Write key words and cut up the letters, can you put them in the correct order?
  • Find different letters or words in text. Use magnetic letters or letters cards to copy or make words.
  • Try reading or spelling some of the words
  • Use the Reading Eggs website or app and work through the activities
  • Share stories with family members and join in parts of the story

 

Writing:

  • Make marks in soil, cornflour, sand, flour, paint or other sensory materials using your fingers or an implement such as a stick or paintbrush.
  • Make marks with different pens, pencils, crayons and chalks on a variety of paper or surfaces.
  • Can you form horizontal lines going ‘across’ and vertical lines going ‘down’? Can you make round circular movements? Or sharp zigzags? Can you draw a smiley face? Can you draw different shapes?
  • Trace over lines and simple shapes and patterns. You can print out the Handwriting Booklet in the PDF below.
  • Trace over letters forming them correctly. Trace your name.
  • Match or order letters to spell your name or key words from the story.
  • Copy write words from the story or write a simple sentence.
  • Put words from the story in the correct order to make some of the sentences.
  • Help to write a shopping list. Remember to put each item on a new line.
  • Write patterns and letters independently. Free writing – can they tell you what it ‘says’?
  • Practise writing letters and words on a line and using upper- and lower-case letters appropriately.

 

Speaking and Listening:

  • Listen to these different weather sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT_PDr8tp3U talk about what you can hear
  • Talk about the pictures in the story – what / who can you see? What are they doing?
  • Use the weather signs and symbols in the PDF below to identify and sign types of weather.
  • Which types of weather did you see in the story? Did you remember the snow and the rainbow?
  • Use the weather PowerPoint at  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-292049-all-about-weather-powerpoint to talk about the different types of weather, describe them and answer questions about them – e.g. can you find an item of clothing that you would wear if the weather was sunny? Or rainy? Or snowy? Etc…
  • Play together and talk about / describe what you are doing.
  • Encourage requesting, commenting and following instructions in a variety of situations.
  • Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).

 

Maths

 

RE

  • Our World - Find a peaceful place outdoors and lay down and look up at the sky. What can you hear? What can you see? What can you smell? What can you feel?
  • Draw/paint a picture of what you saw and write a sentence about it, or sign to an adult what your picture is of.

 

DT – Cooking

  • Continue making simple snacks using pastry. You can by the jusroll puff pastry or you can make your own: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/how_to_make_puff_pastry_65905
  • Add different sweet or savoury fillings to your pastry; sausages, cheese, onion/vegetables, apples, peaches etc…
  • Then once you have added your filling cook in the oven as per the recipe. Have fun creating your own fillings!

 

Art

  • Make a weather mobile. Find a medium size stick that has slim branches and that has 2 -4 branches coming of it.
  • Draw/paint pictures of different types of weather e.g. sunshine, rainbow, clouds, raindrops etc… and then cut them out. Make a small hole at the top of each pictures and thread string through it.
  • Now tie your weather pieces to the branches of your mobile and hang the mobile in your desired place.

 

PE

 

Science / Discovery

  • Watch this episode of Something Special all about the weather - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06zyvwb/something-special-were-all-friends-series-10-17-weather or this episode of Jo Jo and Gran Gran - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ghpv/jojo-gran-gran-series-1-3-its-time-to-check-the-weather-forecast
  • Have a look at pictures of different types of weather (there are some good one here): https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-182-weather-display-photos Can you recognise, name or sign the types of weather? There is a PDF of signs and symbols as well as a Weather ALD board below to help you.
  • Look out of the window or go outside. What is the weather like today? Keep a record of the weather for a week or two.
  • Think about the clothes you would wear for different types of weather. Can you find things in your house that you would wear in sunny, rainy or snowy weather? What would you wear on a hot day? Or a cold day?
  • Dress up in the clothes for different types of weather and ask someone to take a photo of you. If you can, print out the photos and caption them – e.g. sunny weather; clothes for the cold; I am wearing clothes for a hot day, etc. (Use symbols or ask someone to help you write the words).
  • Use the sorting activity in the PDFs below to sort clothes for different weather.
  • Make a rain gauge - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/simple-rain-gauge-craft-instructions-t-sc-2549749 - and check it each day to see if you have had any rain.
  • On a sunny day, go outside and look at your shadow. Can you make your shadow do different things like wave, jump, or wiggle? Play a game with your family and try to jump on each other’s shadows!
  • Make some ice cubes and / or a big tub of ice. What do you need to make ice? Where can you put the water to make it freeze? You could hide some coins or small toys in the water before you freeze it and then have fun trying to get them out. What does the ice feel like?
  • What happens if you hold an ice cube in your hand? What else can you do to melt the ice? Have a race with someone else to see who can be the quickest to melt their ice cube?
  • When you go outside, stop for a few minutes and look around. What is the weather like? How does it make you feel?

 

Computing

  • Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.
  • Take photos using a tablet or digital camera of the weather / shadows. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN.
  • Take videos of the weather if possible.
  • Look through photos / videos with an adult.
  • Practice using fingers to tap or drag on a tablet.
  • Make pictures of your favourite type of weather using Paint or apps such as Doodle Buddy. Think carefully about the colours and shapes you use.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies, Top Marks, Alphablocks or Numberblocks to play games.
  • Use a physical or on-screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name or topic words.
  • Take part in a video call with an adult. Who did you call?
  • Write a note to someone you are missing and ask an adult to email it to them.

 

Music

  • Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?
  • Listen to the sounds of different instruments – can you identify a drum, piano, bells, etc.
  • Make different sounds to make a pattern using your body – e.g. clap your hands, stamp your feet, clap hands, stamp feet etc…Then try three actions and then four.
  • Make up a clapping pattern. Can you get someone to copy it? Now copy their pattern.
  • Play and sing ‘Copycat’ with members of your family.
  • Sing some of our favourite songs from Barefoot Books – www.barefootbooks.com – click on ‘For Kids / Animated Singalongs’. Can you find things to make different sounds to go with the songs?
  • Practice playing / singing loudly, quietly, quickly or slowly.
  • You could also try playing or singing loudly and slowly / quietly and quickly, etc.

 

Independence and Personal Skills

  • Practice crossing the road safely when you are out on a walk. This episode of Woolly and Tig is a good starting point: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rh7vg/woolly-and-tig-series-2-20-holding-hands
  • Find out about staying safe in the sun - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/sun-safety-for-kids or https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-1259-sammy-seagulls-summer-safety-story-powerpoint
  • 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.
  • Explore wind-up toys by twisting the switch to make them move – you could race them with someone else.
  • Practise doing jigsaw puzzles.
  • 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 15th June - Friday 26th June

Transport Topic

 

Reading:

  • Read / watch The Train Ride by June Crebbin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHbE8kaBDKU
  • If you can, use props along with the story e.g. a train, animals, a tractor, a mirror, etc.
  • Pause the screen: can you point to the pictures and then the writing (text); can you point to different objects or name items on each page.
  • Watch it again and see if you can join in with the ‘what shall I see?’ parts by saying or signing.
  • Which letters can you see on the page? Can you say the sounds of different letters?
  • Write key words and cut up the letters, can you put them in the correct order?
  • Find different letters or words in text. Use magnetic letters or letters cards to copy or make words.
  • Try reading or spelling some of the words – I, see, on, a, up, is, in, me
  • Use the Reading Eggs website or app and work through the activities
  • Share stories with family members and join in parts of the story.

 

Writing:

  • Make marks in soil, cornflour, sand, flour, paint or other sensory materials using your fingers or an implement such as a stick or paintbrush.
  • Make marks with different pens, pencils, crayons and chalks on a variety of paper or surfaces. Can you form horizontal lines going ‘across’ and vertical lines going ‘down’? Can you make round circular movements? Or sharp zigzags? Can you draw a smiley face? Can you draw different shapes?
  • Can you complete pencil control patterns: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4792-pencil-control-activity-cards
  • Trace over lines and simple shapes and patterns.
  • Trace over letters forming them correctly. Trace your name.
  • Match or order letters to spell your name or key words from the story.
  • Match words or symbols to parts of the story.
  • Put words from the story in the correct order to make some of the sentences.
  • Help to write a shopping list. Remember to put each item on a new line.
  • Write patterns and letters independently. Free writing – can they tell you what it ‘says’?
  • Practise writing letters and words on a line and using upper- and lower-case letters appropriately.

 

Speaking and Listening:

  • Listen to these sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ3eTieZi9o
  • Get an adult to hide the screen from you – can you guess the type of transport that is making each sound?
  • Talk about the pictures in the story – what / who can you see? What are they doing?
  • Use the transport cards in the PDF below to identify and sign vehicles – there is also a PDF of signs and symbols to help you.
  • Which forms of transport did you see in the story? Did you remember the tractor and the hot air balloon?
  • Use the transport cards in the PDF below to talk about the vehicles, describe them and answer questions about them – e.g. Find a vehicle for 1 person; Find something that can take passengers; Where does an aeroplane travel? Find something that travels on water, etc. There is a PDF Transport ALD Board below to help you ask / answer questions and make comments.
  • Play together and talk about / describe what you are doing.
  • Encourage requesting, commenting and following instructions in a variety of situations.
  • Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).

 

Maths

 

RE

 

DT – Cooking

  • Practise making simple snacks using pastry. You can by the jusroll puff pastry or you can make your own: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/how_to_make_puff_pastry_65905
  • Add different sweet or savoury fillings to your pastry; sausages, cheese, onion/vegetables, apples, peaches etc…
  • Then once you have added your filling cook in the oven as per the recipe. Have fun creating your own fillings!

 

Art

  • Make pictures using paint and toy vehicles. You will need: paper, paints, toy vehicles (anything with wheels)
  • Run the toy vehicle through your chosen paint colour until the wheels are covered. Then roll the vehicle across your paper and see the tracks that it makes!
  • Use lots of different size wheels / vehicles and paint colours to make a colourful picture.

 

PE

 

Science / Discovery

  • If you have some toy vehicles with wheels, have a race with people in your house and see who can push their vehicle the furthest. Try this indoors on carpet or tiles, or outside on concrete of grass. Which surface is the easiest to push the vehicles on? Which is the hardest?
  • With your toy vehicle, experiment to find out how to make it travel a short distance. What do you have to do to make it go further? Can you push your vehicle as hard as you can and see what happens?
  • Make a ramp and let your vehicle roll down it (don’t push it!). How can you move the ramp to make it go faster? What happens if the ramp is flat on the floor?
  • What is your favourite form of transport? Can you find out something about it by looking on the internet or in a book?
  • You can watch any episodes of these programmes to find out about lots of different vehicles and forms of transport:

Catie’s Amazing Machines https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06m8m6y/caties-amazing-machines or Grace’s Amazing Machines https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0009mbx/graces-amazing-machines

  • On your walk, stop for a few minutes and look around – how many different forms of transport can you see? Use the ALD board below to help you identify transport and talk about what you can see.
  • If you have a train track or road track, try making different shapes with it. Can you make a circle or a square? What is the longest track you can make?

If you want to, you can print road pieces here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-9800-printable-roads and track pieces here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-28533-print-and-build-your-own-train-track

  • Use your toy vehicles or the cards in the PDF below and think about which would be good for different purposes? E.g. to go across a river, to go on a long journey to another country, to play outside, etc.
  • Use bricks or junk modelling materials to make a vehicle. Think about what your vehicle will need – does it need wheels? or wings?

 

Computing

  • Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.
  • Take photos using a tablet or digital camera of the different forms of transport you see.
  • Take videos of vehicles if possible.
  • Look through photos / videos with an adult.
  • Practice using fingers to tap or drag on a tablet.
  • Make pictures of your favourite vehicles using Paint or apps such as Doodle Buddy. Think carefully about the colours and shapes you use.
  • Use Paint, Doodle Buddy or similar to make a pattern – e.g. red line, blue line, red line, blue line, etc.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies, Top Marks or Help Kidz Learn to play games.
  • Use a physical or on-screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name or topic words.

 

Music

  • Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?
  • Listen to the sounds of different instruments – can you identify a drum, piano, bells, etc.
  • Make different sounds to make a pattern using your body – e.g. clap your hands, stamp your feet, clap hands, stamp feet etc…Then try three actions and then four.
  • Make up a clapping pattern. Can you get someone to copy it? Now copy their pattern.
  • Choose a body sound or something you can use as a drum and use it to keep a steady pulse when watching the video of ‘The Train Ride’ (link is in the Reading ideas above)
  • Can you find things to make different sounds to go with the story?
  • 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.
  • Practice playing / singing loudly, quietly, quickly or slowly.
  • You could also try playing or singing loudly and slowly / quietly and quickly, 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.
  • Explore wind-up toys by twisting the switch to make them move – you could race them with someone else.
  • Practise doing jigsaw puzzles.
  • 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.
  • Practice crossing the road safely when you are out on a walk. This episode of Woolly and Tig is a good starting point: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rh7vg/woolly-and-tig-series-2-20-holding-hands

Monday 1st June - Friday 12th June

Colour and Pattern Topic

 

Reading:

  • Read/watch ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdyo4ykh2WA
  • If you can, use props along with the story e.g. toy elephants, a colourful blanket
  • Pause the screen and ask pupils to point to the picture and then the writing, ask them to name pictures on each page, ask them to point to different objects.
  • Write key words on paper of the colours listed in the story.
  • Match the words to the words in the book if you have it.
  • Write key words and cut up the letters, can pupils make the word by copying the written word.
  • Find different letters or words in text. Use magnetic letters or letters cards to copy or make words.
  • Use the Reading Eggs website or app and work through the activities
  • Share stories with family members and join in parts of the story.

 

Writing:

 

Speaking and Listening:

  • Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).
  • Go on a ‘colour’ walk. When you go outdoors look around you at all the different colours. Use the communication board to help you identify the colours you might see.
  • Try and make a sentence about what you see - “I see blue” or “I see green grass.”
  • Sing and or listen to a song about colours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTdq0VsLGQ
  • Learn some colour signs with this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeyBXrITPYg
  • Talk about the pictures in the story – what / who can you see? What are they doing?
  • Can you identify a colour from a selection of different colours of items? Can you identify the colour of an item when given a choice of two items, increasing the amount of items as you go e.g. Place a red balloon, a blue pencil, a yellow plate, a green towel – ask you child “ can you find the yellow plate?”
  • Now pick up a coloured item and ask them what it is and what colour it is, so they answer “yellow plate.” For example.
  • Use the colour cards in the PDF below to identify and sign colours. You can also use them for an activity by asking “Where is the yellow car?” Begin with 2 of the colour cards and add more to make the task more difficult. You can also point to an object and ask what it is. Encourage your child to answer with at least 2 words (colour + object).
  • Play together and talk about / describe what you are doing.
  • Encourage requesting, commenting and following instructions in a variety of situations.

 

Maths

  • Sing number songs such as 5 Little Ducks, 10 Fat Sausages or 10 Green Bottles and practice counting how many are left after each verse. Use props if you can or pictures of the objects to count.
  • Watch Numberblocks episodes on CBeebies iplayer. These are also being shown on CBeebies. 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 or www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tg-ga-31-too-many-frogs-counting-up-to-10-game
  • 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?
  • Play skittles (use plastic bottles) and count how many you knock over.
  • Build towers of different colours of bricks. Count how many bricks you have. Can you add one or take one away? How many do you have now? Compare 2 different coloured towers. Is one taller? Or shorter? Or are they both the same?
  • Sort objects into different categories by colour. You can use real objects from around the house or print out the colour sorting cards in the PDF below.
  • Watch the Pattern Palace episode of Numberblocks to find out about patterns https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bp2t8d/numberblocks-series-3-pattern-palace
  • Can you copy a repeating pattern using coloured paper cut up/bricks/beads/pencils? E.g. red brick, yellow, brick, red brick, yellow brick etc… now make your own. What about using three colours and then four? Or a more complicated pattern such as ‘red red, blue, red, red, blue, etc. Lots of free printables here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search
  • Make other repeating patterns using more than one of each colour, e.g.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RE

  • Learn about the festival Holi which starts at the beginning of Spring in India. It is a Hindu festival of colour.  Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-holi
  • Make your own Holi pictures. Use a large piece of card or lots of paper taped together. Use paint brushes to splatter paint onto the paper – best done outdoors to avoid a mess free house! You could even fill up balloons with paint and throw these onto the card for a splat effect.

 

DT – Cooking

  • Practise making and decorating your very own pizza. You can make or buy a pizza base. Recipe here https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pizza-margherita-4-easy-steps
  • Use lots of different things to decorate it: mushrooms, ham, cheese, tomatoes, olives, sweetcorn…anything you like! It could be a rainbow pizza!
  • Practise rolling out the dough and then chopping up your toppings – enjoy!

 

Art

  • Make repeating patterns using either stickers, household objects, objects printed in paints.
  • Start on the left hand-side of your page and create your pattern.
  • You can focus on making a repeating pattern with colours or objects. E.g. using fruit: orange, lemon, orange, lemon, orange, lemon etc… OR you could use the same item and change the colour.
  • Can you draw, colour or paint a picture and think carefully about the colours you need?

 

PE

  • Watch Joe Wicks on You Tube to do daily exercise; https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wick
  • Practise football skills – kicking a ball. Can you kick a ball to a target (a person or goal)?
  • Can you receive the ball from a person and stop it with your foot?
  • Can you track a moving ball and move towards it and stop it with your foot?
  • Can you dribble the ball – move and gently tap the ball in the direction you want.
  • Can you tackle the ball from another person?

 

Science / Discovery

  • Look around your house at all the different colours you can see. What colour is the wall in the bathroom? Or the carpet in your bedroom.
  • What is your favourite colour? Can you find lots of things that are your favourite colour?
  • Which part of your body do you use to look at or see things? Can you find / identify your eyes or eyes on someone else or on toys?
  • What colour are your eyes? Look in a mirror and to find out. Does everyone in your house have the same colour eyes? What about hair colour? Can you draw your face or the face of someone in your house and use the correct colour for the eyes and hair?
  • On your walk, stop for a few minutes and look around – how many different colours can you see? Use the ALD board below to help you identify colours and talk about what you can see.
  • Try mixing 2 colours of paint together or colouring a second colour over another. What happens in you mix yellow and blue? Or red and blue? What about yellow and red?  You could use this poster to help you remember and to give you other ideas to try https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-199-colour-mixing-poster
  • Try make a beautiful pattern with a fun experiment using sweets like Skittles or Smarties. There is a PDF below with the instructions on. You might even get to eat a few spare sweets afterwards!

 

Computing

  • Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.
  • Take photos of the different coloured items you find in your house or garden or when you go for a walk using a tablet or digital camera.
  • Take videos of things that make different objects and play them back. Can you identify the colour?
  • Look through photos / videos with an adult.
  • Practice using fingers to tap or drag on a tablet.
  • Make pictures of using Paint or apps such as Doodle Buddy. Think carefully about the colours you use.
  • Use Paint, Doodle Buddy or similar to make a pattern – e.g. red line, blue line, red line, blue line, etc.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies, Top Marks or Help Kidz Learn to play games.
  • Use a physical or on-screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name or topic words.

 

Music

  • Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?
  • Listen to the sounds of different instruments – can you identify a drum, piano, bells, etc.
  • Make different sounds to make a pattern using your body – e.g. clap your hands, stamp your feet, clap hands, stamp feet etc…Then try three actions and then four.
  • Copy someone else’s pattern of body sounds
  • Choose a body sound and use it to keep a steady pulse when watching Michael Rosen perform ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ (link is in the Reading ideas above)
  • Can you find something to make different sounds to go with the story?
  • 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.
  • Practice playing / singing loudly, quietly, quickly or slowly.
  • You could also try playing or singing loudly and slowly / quietly and quickly, 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.
  • Explore wind-up toys by twisting the switch to make them move – you could race them with someone else.
  • Practise doing jigsaw puzzles.
  • 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 18th May - Friday 29th May

Sound Topic

 

Reading:

Writing:

  • Mark making in soil, cornflour, sand, flour, paint or other sensory materials or with different pens, pencils, crayons and chalks on a variety of paper or surfaces. Can you form horizontal lines going ‘across’ and vertical lines going ‘down’? Can you make round circular movements? Or sharp zigzags? Can you draw a smiley face?
  • Use pens and pencils to colour pictures of bears from Google:

https://www.google.com/search?safe=strict&rlz=1C1GCEU_en&ei=R7K6XrbwGJLC8gLc8pewBg&q=bear+hunt+colouring+pages&oq=bear+hunt+colouring&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAxgAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB46BwgAEIMBEEM6BQgAEIMBOgQIABBDOg4IABDqAhC0AhCaARDlAjoICAAQgwEQkQI6BQghEKABOggIABAWEAoQHlDKBVjGSWD3T2gIcAB4AIAB6gGIAZARkgEGMjkuMS4xmAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdperABBg&sclient=psy-ab

  • Trace over lines and simple shapes and patterns. Trace over letters forming them correctly. Trace name.
  • Match or order letters to spell name or key words from the story.
  • Help to write a shopping list. Remember to put each item on a new line.
  • Write patterns and letters independently. Free writing – can they tell you what it ‘says’?
  • Practise writing on a line and using upper- and lower-case letters appropriately.

Speaking and Listening:

  • Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).
  • Go on a sound walk. Go outdoors quietly and listen to the sounds you can hear. Use the communication board to help you identify the noises you might hear. Try and make a sentence with it “I hear dog” or “I hear birds in garden.”
  • Act out parts of the story – Can you make the sounds using different household objects / or with your mouth for the grass (swishy swashy) the mud (squelch, squerch), the river (splash, splosh) the forest (stumble trip) and the snowstorm (hoo woo).
  • Join in with parts of the story – swishy swashy and the other noises, running away from the bear, tripping over in the forest etc…
  • Talk about the pictures in the story – what / who can you see? What are they doing?
  • Talk about or sign things you can see and hear in the garden or on your sound walk. Try linking at least 2 words together – e.g. ‘dog barking, ‘bird singing’ building up to sentences like ‘I hear dog barking.
  • Work on understanding position words: in, on, under, behind, in front of, next to. Follow instructions to put something in a specific place – e.g. put the bear under the table; put the bricks on the table. Describe where things are – e.g. the plate is on the table; the clothes are in the washing machine; I am behind you! There is a link to a PDF of position signs and symbols at the bottom of this document.
  • Hide pictures of bears around the house and go on your own ‘bear hunt’. You can print pictures from here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-22174-bear-hunt-photographs-and-pictures Can you find all the bears?
  • Play together and talk about / describe what you are doing.
  • Encourage requesting, commenting and following instructions in a variety of situations.

Maths

  • Sing number songs such as 5 Little Ducks, 10 Fat Sausages or 10 Green Bottles and practice counting how many are left after each verse. Use props if you can or pictures of the objects to count.
  • Watch Numberblocks episodes on CBeebies iplayer. These are also being shown on CBeebies. 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 or www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tg-ga-31-too-many-frogs-counting-up-to-10-game
  • 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?
  • Play skittles (use plastic bottles) and count how many you knock over.
  • Build towers of different numbers of bricks. Count how many bricks you have. Can you add one or take one away? How many do you have now? Can you add 2 towers together and count the total number of bricks?
  • Sort objects into different categories – e.g. sort bricks by colour; sort the teaspoons from the dessert spoons; put all the cutlery back in the correct place in the drawer; sort clothes (t-shirts, socks, trousers).

RE

DT – Cooking

  • Practise rolling skills to make a dough using flour and water.
  • Practise using a rolling pin – can you push down and put different pressures on the dough. What happens if you push too hard? What happens if you push too softly?
  • Practise using cutters to cut shapes out of the dough.
  • Can you explore how the dough feels when you touch it?
  • Encourage washing up and wiping tables after.

Art

  • Can you make your own junk modelled musical instruments? Use household items and or recycled items. Can you make an instrument that can be strummed / hit / shaken? E.g. plastic bottle or container then add rice / pasta / lentils for a shaker.

PE

  • Watch Joe Wicks on You Tube to do daily exercise; https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wick
  • Practise bat and ball skills – this can be done with any bat and small ball you have at home, or the round Velcro pads are good for practise with catching a moving ball.
  • You can also use balloons to practise batting (with a bat) or hitting with your hand.

Science / Discovery

Computing

  • Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.
  • Take photos of natural features you see in the garden or on your exercise walk using a tablet or digital camera.
  • Take videos of things that make sounds and play them back. Can you identify the sound without looking at the pictures? See if other people in your family can guess the sounds too.
  • Look through photos / videos with an adult.
  • Practice using fingers to tap or drag on a tablet.
  • Make pictures of a bear or the sounds you hear using Paint or apps such as Doodle Buddy.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies, Top Marks or Help Kidz Learn to play games.
  • Use a physical or on-screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name or topic words.

Music

  • Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?
  • Listen to the sounds of different instruments – can you identify a drum, piano, bells, etc.
  • Make different sounds using your body – e.g. clap your hands, stamp your feet, tap your knees.
  • Can you make a pattern of body sounds – e.g. clap, clap, stamp, stamp, clap, clap, etc.
  • Copy someone else’s pattern of body sounds
  • Choose a body sound and use it to keep a steady pulse when watching Michael Rosen perform ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ (link is in the Reading ideas above)
  • Can you find something to make different sounds to go with the story?
  • 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.
  • Practice playing / singing loudly, quietly, quickly or slowly.
  • You could also try playing or singing loudly and slowly / quietly and quickly, 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.
  • Explore wind-up toys by twisting the switch to make them move – you could race them with someone else.
  • Practise doing jigsaw puzzles.
  • 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 4th May - Friday 15th May

 

Jack and the Beanstalk Topic

Reading:

  • If you can, use props along with the story and imitate throwing the beans (you could use peas/shingle for beans)
  • Pause the screen and ask pupils to point to the picture and then the writing, ask them to name pictures on each page, ask them to point to different objects.
  • Write key words on paper; bean, Jack, Mum, cow, giant, hen, egg, harp and Identify and sound out letters and short key words from the story.
  • Write key words and cut up the letters, can pupils make the word by copying the written word.
  • Find different letters or words in text. Use magnetic letters or letters cards to copy or make words.
  • Use the Reading Eggs website or app and work through the activities

Writing:

  • Mark making in soil, 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 zigzags? Can you draw a smiley face?
  • Use pens and pencils to colour pictures of Jack and the beanstalk https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search
  • Trace over lines and simple shapes and patterns. Trace over letters forming them correctly. Trace name.
  • Order letters to spell key words from the story.
  • Help to write a shopping list. Remember to put each item on a new line.
  • Write patterns and letters independently. Free writing – can they tell you what it ‘says’?
  • Practise writing on a line and using upper- and lower-case letters appropriately.

Speaking and Listening:

  • Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).
  • Learn topic words or signs related to Jack and the Beanstalk: e.g. beans, grow, beanstalk, giant, cow, hen, egg, harp. See topic signs and symbols at the bottom of this page
  • Act out parts of the story – can you make a booming sound like the Giant? Can you moo like the cow? You could use these masks - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-671-jack-and-the-beanstalk-role-play-masks - or make your own masks or puppets.
  • Join in with parts of the story – fee, fi, fo fum, help, etc.
  • Talk about the pictures in the story – what / who can you see? What are they doing?
  • Talk about or sign things you can see in the garden or on your exercise walk. Try linking at least 2 words together – e.g. ‘yellow flower’, ‘big tree’ building up to sentences like ‘I see a little white flower’.
  • Listen carefully when you are outside – what can you hear?
  • 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 by describing objects around the house.
  • Encourage requesting, commenting and following instructions.

Maths

RE

  • New life: Talk about birthdays and that everyone was born on their birthday.
  • Look at photos of you at each birthday from when you were a baby – talk about how you have changed e.g. your hair colour/size/not needing a dummy/things you like now etc…
  • Look at photos of any babies in your family – talk about what a baby needs.

DT –Cooking

  • Practise mixing skills to make a dough using flour and water.
  • Can you change the colour of the dough by adding food colours? Which is your favourite?
  • Can you explore how the dough feels when you touch it?
  • Encourage washing up and wiping tables after.

Art

  • Use a camera/ipad camera to take photos of natural objects outdoors e.g. grass, leaves, sticks, pinecones, birds, bugs etc…
  • Talk about what is in each photo.
  • Can you either print some of these photos out (with adult help) and stick them to make a collage, or can you draw a picture of your favourite photo that you took.
  • Look at the colours in the photo and see if you can copy these colours.

PE

  • Watch Joe Wicks on You Tube to do daily exercise; https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wick
  • Practise rolling towards a target using a ball.  You could roll into a bucket or at skittles or empty plastic bottles to knock them down. Practise extending the distance of the ground marked targets and give each target a score, add these points up at the end.

Science / Discovery

  • Look at pictures of different trees and flowers and learn the names / signs of some of them. Try and find a daisy, daffodil, buttercup, rose or bluebell. Talk about their colour and size.
  • Identify parts of a plant. For flowers, look for a stem, leaf, petal (and roots if your parents say it is ok to pick the flower. Maybe they could pull up a weed for you to see the roots?) For trees, can you find the trunk, bark, leaves, branches or maybe even fruit? Can you see any of the roots in the ground?
  • Draw / paint leaves and a stem and put them together to make a picture of a beanstalk.
  • Sort pictures of plants into categories – trees, flowers, bushes.
  • If possible, look at some bean seeds (you could buy some runner beans or fresh broad beans and look at the beans inside the pods if you can get a packet of seeds) Try growing a bean following the instructions in the PDF at the bottom of the page.
  • Look at the lifecycle of a bean and talk about what you can see in the pictures https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-254637-jacks-beanstalk-lifecycle-activity-sheet

Computing

  • Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.
  • Take photos or video of trees, flowers or animals you see in the garden or on your exercise walk 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 a beanstalk or the Giant’s castle using Paint or apps such as Doodle Buddy.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies, Top Marks or Help Kidz Learn to play games.
  • Use a physical or on-screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name or topic words.

Music

  • Listen to different types of music and move to the rhythm. Which music do you like / not like?
  • Find something you can use as a drum and use it to make sound effects for the Jack and the Beanstalk story – can you make loud, slow, booming footsteps for the Giant, or fast running footsteps for Jack?
  • Listen to harp music – ask your parents to find a video on YouTube. How does it make you feel? Do you like it?
  • 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.
  • Explore wind-up toys by twisting the switch to make them move – you could race them with someone else.
  • Practise doing jigsaw puzzles.
  • 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 20th April - Friday 1st May

Reading:

  • Read/watch ‘Plant the tiny seed’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHRDM5nb8Ks
  • If you can, use props for along with the story and imitate planting the seed.
  • Ask pupils to name pictures on each page.  Ask pupils to point out different objects.
  • Pause the screen and ask pupils to point to the picture and then the writing.
  • Write key words on paper; seed, water, sun, hot, rain, flower and Identify and sound out letters and short key words from the story.
  • Write key words and cut up the letters, can pupils make the word by copying the written word.
  • Find different letters or words in text. Use magnetic letters or letters cards to copy or make words.
  • Use the Reading Eggs website or app and work through the activities

Writing:

Speaking and Listening:

  • Work on current targets from Speech and Language Therapist (if relevant).
  • Learn topic words or signs related to Spring: e.g. plant, grow, tree, flower, water, soil, seed, sun. See PDF of topic signs and symbols at the bottom of this page
  • Talk about or sign things you can see in the garden or on your exercise walk. Try linking at least 2 words together – e.g. ‘yellow flower’, ‘big tree’ building up to sentences like ‘I see a little white flower’.
  • Listen carefully when you are outside – what can you hear?
  • 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

  • Go on a scavenger hunt in the garden or out on your exercise walk and count different plants and leaves or find different colours of flower.
  • Watch Numberblocks episodes on CBeebies iplayer. These are also being shown on CBeebies this week starting with the very first episode. 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 or www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tg-ga-31-too-many-frogs-counting-up-to-10-game
  • 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?
  • Collect lots of different leaves (or pictures of leaves) and sort them by shape or size.
  • Collect different types of flower (or pictures of flowers) and match them or sort by colour.
  • Use these leaves / flowers and sort by size; big and little. Can you sign or say a sentence to compare the size of the flower / leaves e.g. “the yellow flower is bigger than the white flower.”?

RE

  • Watch a children’s video clip of the Creation story on YouTube or a PowerPoint on Twinkl. Talk about how Christians believe God created the world and what he did on each day; Day 1 night and day, Day 2 Earth and sky, Day 3 water and land, he made plants and trees, Day 4 the sun and moon, Day 5 he put fish and sea life in the ocean, he made birds too, Day 6 he made creatures, animals and people, Day 7 God rested.
  • Go for a walk / into the garden and make a check list of how many things you can see from God’s creations. Write them down/sign them or draw a picture to represent them.
  • On the 7th day God rested – find a relaxing/peaceful place outdoors and sit quietly for a period of time. Think about what you love most about our world.
  • Complete colouring sheets https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-3649-adam-and-eve-creation-story-colouring-sheets

DT –Cooking

  • Practise mixing skills and decorating. You will need some icing sugar or icing in tubes and some sweets to decorate and a plain biscuit or cake.
  • Practise mixing the water and icing with a spoon. Can you change the colour of the icing? Which is your preferred choice of icing? Which sweets will you choose to decorate with?
  • Encourage washing up and wiping tables after.

Art

  • Collect some natural items from outside; leaf, rock, stick, flower etc…
  • Get some paper and either a pencil, colouring pencils, paints or even an ipad and draw one or more of these items. Look carefully at the colours of the items and choose which colours you will need.
  • Use playdough or make salt dough (lots of simple recipes online) roll out your dough and press one of your natural items into the dough to make a print.
  • Or you can find some leaves, paint them and then print these onto paper, then you will see all of the details of the leaves.

PE

  • Watch Joe Wicks on You Tube to do daily exercise; https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wick
  • Practise different ways to move and at different speeds; running, jogging, crawling, rolling. Have races with your siblings or parents e.g. egg and spoon race, balance a bean bag like item on your head, sack race (or bin liner race)
  • Practise throwing towards a target using a ball or Frisbee or bean bag alternative. You could throw into a bucket or at a marked target on the ground. Practise extending the distance of the ground marked targets and give each target a score, add these points up at the end.

Science / Discovery

  • Look at pictures of different trees and flowers and learn the names / signs of some of them. Try and find a daisy, daffodil, buttercup, rose or bluebell. Talk about their colour and size.
  • Identify parts of a plant. For flowers, look for a stem, leaf, petal (and roots if your parents say it is ok to pick the flower. Maybe they could pull up a weed for you to see the roots?) For trees, can you find the trunk, bark, leaves, branches or maybe even fruit? Can you see any of the roots in the ground?
  • Draw / paint pictures of different plants; Make models of flowers or trees.
  • Sort pictures of plants into categories – trees, flowers, bushes.
  • Learn the names of the seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and talk about what each season might be like. There are lots of resources on Twinkl about the seasons including this matching game: www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-18735-seasons-matching-game and a PowerPoint about the seasons: www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5234-seasons-video-powerpoint Just put ‘seasons’ in the search bar on the Twinkl website to find other activities
  • Lots of baby animals are born in Spring: can you learn the names / signs for animals and their babies – e.g. sheep / lamb; pig / piglet; chicken / chick; duck / duckling; horse / foal; cow / calf.
  • Maybe you can print off this PDF from the link at the bottom of the page to make a booklet to help you learn the names of baby animals?
  • There is also a powerpoint on Twinkl for you to guess the baby animals www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2545808-springtime-baby-animals-what-can-you-see-powerpoint

Computing

  • Identify different icons on a computer / tablet – e.g. internet, camera, favourite apps or games.
  • Take photos or video of trees, flowers or animals you see in the garden or on your exercise walk 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 of trees, flowers or baby animals using Paint or apps such as Doodle Buddy.
  • Use apps or website such as CBeebies, Top Marks or Help Kidz Learn to play games.
  • Use a physical or on screen keyboard to find letters and numbers or to type name or topic words.

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.
  • Practise threading beads onto string, cheerios onto dried spaghetti (this is a great one, provided the cheerios don’t get eaten first!)
  • 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 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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