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Monday 13th July - Wednesday 22nd July

Monday 29th June - Friday 10th July

Pirates

English & Phonics

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

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

Cutting skills (see the PDF below)

Pencil control sheet (See the PDF below)

Suggested stories;

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

Think back to world book day when we did this story in class. Can you remember which character you dressed up as? Can you remember what others in class dressed up as? We acted out parts of the story in class- can you try and act out some at home? (for example hopping across the lily pads as frogs, or digging for buried treasure)

Jake’s first day at school (pdf)

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

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

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

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

Do you have any stories about pirates at home? If you do, maybe you can share a story with family. Remember to look closely at the page. What can you see? What is happening? Can you hear it from the words or see it in the pictures?

Maths

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

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

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

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

Science

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

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

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

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

Computing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PE

Pirate warm up activity (See PDF)

Talk like a pirate game (See PDF)

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

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

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

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

Food Tech

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

Cheese and apple pirate ships (pdf)

Pirate biscuits (See PDF)

Fruity pirate ships (See PDF)

Pieces of eight cookies (See PDF)

Treasure island pizza

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

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

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

Monday 15th June - Friday 26th June

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

English & Phonics

Party in the Jungle phonics songs- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-c0FXR9sA

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 that start with each letter of the alphabet

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6h2mfr (Bitesize- Introduction to South America)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07mv4b0/go-jetters-series-1-29-rio-de-janeiro-brazil (Go Jetters- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Suggested stories;

The rainforest grew all around (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8jR4FblssA) use the Rainforest ALD board (See below) to answer questions and order the events of the story

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

The parrot Tico Tango (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEUpTstRfZg)

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

There are some English activities on EducationCity.

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

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

Maths

Can you practice counting to 10 and 20 (See Counting up to 10, Jungle Animal Counting Cards, fingerprint counting PDF sheets below)

Listen to and join in with counting songs

Can you measure objects and put them into length order (use non-standard units of measurement i.e. amount of footprints, or number of blocks) (See Measuring snakes PDF below)

Have a look at some of the homework activities on Education City. You’ll need your log in to access this.

Science

Can you complete the Jungle quiz? (See Jungle quiz PDF below)

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

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

Brazil is a huge country with a varied landscape watch https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/00000149-d459-d0c2-afef-f6db7aeb0000 to see some of the different landscapes (both natural and man-made). What landscapes can you see? Can you see the mountains and beaches? Do the landscapes look the same as our landscape at home? What is the same? What is different? Have you been to anywhere that looks similar?

Have a look at some of the homework activities on Education City. You’ll need your log in to access this.

Computing

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

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

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

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

Music

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

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

Which one of the Rio soundtracks was your favourite?

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

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

Do you like the music?

Which section was your favourite?

How does the music make you feel?

Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food Tech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 1st June - Friday 12th June

English & Phonics

  • Continue reading lots of books at home. Have you got any books about space?
  • Some suggested books and links to stories online;
  • Meg and Mog on the moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyO9PcrqSOU
  • Whatever Next! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM
  • Can you be like Little Bear and make a rocket to go to the moon? You’ll need a big box to sit in, some moon boots, and a space helmet. Don’t forget to pack some food for your journey and perhaps a teddy to go on your adventures with you!
  • What do you need to pack to go into space? (See PDF below)
  • Alien love underpants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hycPZ2jtmhQ
  • Practice mark making by writing in shaving foam, sand or paint. We have been working on vertical lines, but you could start practicing horizontal lines going across the page too.
  • Practice these by starting with full body movements, stretching your arms up high and “going all the way down” and moving your arms across your body.
  • There are some space themed pencil control sheets below

Maths

  • 5 little men in a flying saucer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E3p_51tJx0 (see at the bottom of this page for PDF)
  • Make paper planes and see how far they go- Can you count how many footsteps they went?
  • Make rockets- how high can they fly- Whose rocket went the highest? (There are some fantastic rocket ideas on YouTube, depending on whether you’d like to make an air-powered, water-powered or fizz- powered rocket)
  • Can you find the shapes in the stars? Connect the stars to see the hidden shapes. (See PDF below)

Science

  • Light and dark – explore light and dark. How can you make a room dark? Look at shining torches and the shadows they create. Explore shadow puppets. Look at different lenses and fabrics over the end of a torch. What happens to the light? Explore glow in the dark objects. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bb6rg4/kit-pup-series-1-2-light-and-dark
  • Day and night- what creatures come out during the day or during the night? Look at the different activities that we do at daytime or night-time. Discuss different clothing for day and night.  (See PDF below)
  • Hot and cold- discuss how it is cooler (cold) at night because the sun isn’t shining and how it is warmer in the sun when the sun is out. Look at hot and cold objects. What happens to cold objects in the sun? what happens to hot objects when they are somewhere cold.
  • Exploring materials- look at shiny materials, materials that keep us warm or cool, materials that are waterproof. Experiment with different materials- what happens when you pour water on them? How do they feel? Do they make a sound when you touch them? Are they hard or soft? https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bb6s2y/kit-pup-series-1-3-rough-and-smooth
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hcn1/pablo-series-2-52-umbrella
  • Make a telescope using a kitchen roll or toilet roll tube covered in tin foil to look at the stars. Please do not look at the sun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QwwhTu5N-I
  • There are 2 PDF’s below with some experiments (glowing stars and moon craters)

Computing

Music

Art

  • Cutting practice- Can you cut long coloured strips to make the fire from the end of a rocket. What colours will you need? (red, yellow, orange)
  • Can you make a rocket from a bottle? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3mHbI96Aqw
  • Star printing
  • Paint flicking to create asteroid and star images
  • Space rock painting (note: rocks don’t have to come from space)
  • Use chalks to create a night sky- explore different ways to use chalk (rubbing, dotting, pressing firmly or lightly)

PE

Food Tech

  • star biscuits (See below for recipe)
  • space picnic- like in the story “Whatever Next!”- what food did they eat at the picnic? Can you make some food for your picnic? Can you make a sandwich? Can you find your favourite piece of fruit? Can you make a drink for the journey in your rocket? (practice making a drink of squash)
  • can you make banana rockets, using a banana, raisins for the windows, and strawberries for the exhausts?

Independence and Personal Skills

  • Hanging washing on the line like the Aliens in Aliens love underpants?
  • Help sort the washing out- put your washing in wash basket.
  • Continue to help with the washing up
  • Help to hoover (even Astronauts like to have a tidy house)
  • Get yourself dressed (can you put on welly boots like an astronaut?)
  • Keep practicing pulling the sleeves of your clothes in the correct way around.

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

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

 

Monday 18th May - Friday 29th May

English & Phonics

  • Continue reading lots of books at home. I know that some of you have some Disney books at home. These are perfect for this week’s topic.
  • Remember Belle likes reading books in the library in her castle
  • What did the Disney characters do at the weekend? (PDF sheet below, you could do this on screen if you don’t have a printer. If a choice of 2 is too easy, you could cut them all out and choose from all the symbols)
  • Listen to the stories on https://www.bedtimeshortstories.com/category/stories-by-topic/disney-stories
  • Practice mark making by writing in shaving foam, sand or paint. We have been working on vertical lines, but you could start practicing horizontal lines going across the page too.

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

Maths

  • How many spots does each Dalmatian have? (See PDF below)
  • Disney shape finder (See PDF below)
  • Check out the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney on Disney Junior or on YouTube, there is usually some great counting or shape activities.
  • Find squares, triangles and circles around the house and garden. Can you match items found with the shapes on the Disney shape PDF?
  • Maybe you could be like Mary Poppins and fly kite outside (can make one if you haven’t got one) Does your kite fly high or low? Take turns with family, whose kite can go the highest?

Science

  • Can you create your own Mr Potato head- you can use the PDF at the bottom of the home learning activity to cut out the different facial features or maybe you could make a real Mr Potato Head? Can you identify the different parts of a face that everyone has (eyes, ears, nose, mouth) and then the parts that some people have (glasses, braces etc.)?
  • Can you be like Queen Elsa and freeze and melt water. Maybe you can use food colouring to make different coloured ice cubes. You can paint with the ice when it is frozen, and make awesome pictures (See sensory art recipe PDF for a recipe)
  • What happens to Olaf if he goes into the sun? Can you experiment and find out?
  • Can you be like Wall-e and tidy up the rubbish. Think about last week’s challenge. Can you sort the rubbish into recyclable (things like cardboard, bottles, tins etc.) and rubbish (old food, packets, etc.)

Computing

Music

Art

  • Sensory play using shaving foams, flour, rice, water, cornflour or paint. Wear something old and don’t be afraid to get messy (this may be better to do outside!)
  • Make your own playdough, ice paints, puffy paint, or slime (See recipe sheets for suggested ideas)
  • Potato printing- maybe you can make Mickey Mouse ears and print patterns onto paper

PE

  • https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
  • Also have another look at the Wednesday’s video of some of the teachers dancing to baby shark, can you join in with dancing?
  • Also don’t forget to check out the weekly PE update on the school website- it can be found under the subject “PE”

Food Tech

Communication

  • Try and work on saying “hello”, “goodbye” “good morning” or “goodnight” to your family using your communication aids. Mrs Bartlett is excited for when we can say “hello” to each other again.
  • Continue using communication aids at home in a variety or situations. Try and get really confident at asking for something using these. 
  • I’m sure you’re finding lots of gaps in communication books and PECS books by now – make a note of symbols that you would like adding and Mrs Bartlett can update books when we are back at school.

Independence and Personal Skills

  • Can you put your shoes on like Cinderella?
  • Sweep or hoover like Snow White?
  • Can you try to wash yourself in the bath or show like Dumbo does?
  • Can you brush your hair like Rapunzel?
  • Can you help to wipe the sides in the kitchen like Tiana?
  • Make your bed so that you are ready to sleep, just like Sleeping Beauty
  • Put your toys away in the boxes- remember that Toy Story toys don’t like to be left out.
  • Can you set the table for dinner just like in Beauty and the Beast.

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

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

Monday 4th May - Friday 15th May

 

New topic: People who help us

English & Phonics

Science

  • Can you be a detective and search for fingerprints in the house? You could use a magnifying glass or Cellotape to find the prints and then polish them away
  • Can you be a Firefighter and wash away the flames? (draw chalk flames on pavement or fence and then use a hose to put the fire out)
  • Can you be a chef and create a delicious dish in the garden? What can you add to your pretend meal? Soil, leaves, stones etc.
  • Can you be a doctor and make your family better? Where are they hurting? Can you identify the different parts of the body? Can you make an x-ray using cotton buds?
  • Can you be a dentist and brush your teeth?
  • Oh no, the animals have got stuck in ice. Can you be a vet and work out what to do to free the creatures? (Freeze small creatures into ice trays- How can you get them out? Thawing, melting, chipping the ice away etc.)
  • Can you help to feed the animals at home or in the garden? What do they need to live (food, water, shelter)

  

 

 

 

Computing

(https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5jr1wo (Something Special- People who help us)

  • Virtual tours

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDhfKlbkzs4 (Fire station)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70loZVsvaqM (Dentist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_v9qJexGz8&list=PL86-PnO8H7d9uLtT5LReCQ3LsocXBAY77&index=30&t=0s (Hairdresser)

Maths

  • How much water will fill the Firefighters bucket?
  • Which bucket has more water?
  • Practice pouring water into different containers to fill them. Look at “More and Less”
  • Look at different ways that you can fill a container. What happens when you use a colander or sieve? What happens when you put too much water in?
  • “I spy” and “Counting” sheet to count the amount of people who help us
  • How many rainbows can you see in your road?
  • What colours are in the rainbow? Can you make a rainbow at home for your window and identify the colours? Can you match the colours to words and symbols in your communication books or on your communication aids?

Music

  • Thursday clap for the NHS.
  • How loudly can you clap? Can you clap with your family? Who can clap the loudest? Can you clap a rhythm? Can you use other objects to make noise? How about banging a saucepan, tapping sticks, blowing a whistle.
  • I wonder if you can clap so much that Mrs Bartlett can hear you at her house? I will listen out for it!

Art

  • Can you colour in some pictures and then be a postman and deliver them to homes for the elderly near you? Some of the residents are feeling very sad because they miss their families, so this could help cheer them up
  • Sensory play using shaving foams, flour, rice, water, cornflour or paint. Wear something old and don’t be afraid to get messy (this may be better to do outside!)
  • Make your own playdough, ice paints, puffy paint, or slime (See recipe sheets for suggested ideas)

PE

Food Tech

  • Let’s focus on “helping”. How can you help in the kitchen?
  • Can you get the plates out and set the table?
  • Can you help wash or dry up?
  • Can you find the cutlery?
  • Can you wash the fruit or vegetables?
  • Can you help prepare the food? Maybe you can help stir?

Communication

  • Look at some of the key signs and symbols for our mini topic of “people who help us” Do you have any of these words on your communication aids?
  • Do you know anyone whose job it is to help?
  • Continue using communication aids at home in a variety or situations. Try and get really confident at asking for something using these. 
  • I’m sure you’re finding lots of gaps in communication books and PECS books by now – make a note of symbols that you would like adding and Mrs Bartlett can update books when we are back at school.

Independence and Personal Skills

  • Can you post a letter?
  • Can you do the polishing?
  • Can you water the plants?
  • Can you help tidy up your toys or bedroom?
  • Can you help your brother or sister?
  • Can you say “Thank you” to our doctors and nurses?
  • Can you help Mum or Dad?

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

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

 

Monday 20th April - Friday 1st May

 

New topic - In the garden

English & Phonics

  • Read books at home with parents, grandparents or siblings. Have you got any books about the garden? Some of my favourites are; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Supertato, Superworm, and One Mole Digging A  Hole.
  • You can find some great songs and videos of the stories being read aloud if you don’t have them at home.
  • Maybe you can share a story with family on video chat?
  • Can you use your communication aids to identify who is in the story ? Go into the garden and see if you can find some of the characters for yourself.
  • Listen to the Ebook “Treasures in the Garden” https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-53236-treasures-in-the-garden-ebook

Science

  • Gardening- Can you help to pull up the weeds (make sure you check first!) or water the plants.
  • If you managed to plant some seeds from the last working from home sheet- can you see if your plants have grown?
  • Can you see changes to the garden? There may be more green or flowers growing.
  • What animals can you hear or see if you sit in the garden? Can you hear birds? Can you find any creatures hiding in the garden? Spiders, ants, woodlice.
  • Can you take photographs of the garden?
  • Maybe you could build a bug hotel?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OexxoXo9uFk I’ve included a simple video so that you can have a try at home if you’d like to.
  • Can you complete the minibeasts checklist?
  • Are there other animals in your garden- maybe you have pet rabbits or guinea pigs?

Computing

  • Can you take photos of the garden?
  • Can you take a photograph of a plant each day so that you can track it growing?
  •  Can you photograph any of the animals or insects that you find? Or take photos of the pets that live in the garden?
  • Listen to and read a story online- YouTube and Cbeebies have some great stories
  • Find the educational apps on the iPad- there are many free ones- have a look on the resources on the website if you’re not sure what is out there.

Maths

  • Can you use the maths sheet to count in the garden (i.e. find 5 leaves, find 1 twig etc.)? 
  • What colours are in the garden? Singing along with number songs, counting to 3, 5, and 10.?
  • EducationCity has some great number songs and counting activities. I have students log in’s if you would like these.

Music

  • Outside music. What you find in the garden that makes a sound?
  • Can you make a beat using twigs, and you put stones or leaves in containers and make shakers?
  • What sound can you make with water?
  • Maybe you could use an iPad to record some of the music you make outside.

Art

  • natural art- we had lots of fun with this in class. Go into the garden and find some natural materials.
  •  You can either make pictures or patterns outside on the ground or bring them in and use some glue and paper to make a collage.   
  • Can you make a mud pie in the garden? Wear some old clothes, because you’re going to get muddy!

PE

  • Mrs Bartlett is still trying to follow PE with Joe in the morning, are you still having a try?
  • Can you follow any of the instructions on the PE in the garden page?
  • Can you crawl like a caterpillar? Buzz like a bee? Hop like a frog? Flap your arms like a bird? Stretch up high in the sky? Curl up small like a woodlouse? Run fast like an ant? Be as slow as a snail? Can you think of any other movements that I didn’t?
  • Have a look at https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups for a Disney inspired physical activity

Food Tech

  • Make a sandwich and eat a picnic in the garden.
  •  Can you choose your favourite piece of fruit?
  • Can you find something to eat that is the same colour as a plant or flower in the garden?
  • Can you leave some food and water out for the birds? What would they like to eat?
  • If you have made a bug hotel, maybe you would put some food in for them to eat?

Communication

  • Look at some of the key signs and symbols for our mini topic of “garden” Do you have any of these words on your communication aids?
  • Listen to singing hands videos- do you have a favourite one? Also there was some singing and signing on Britain’s Got Talent- can you find the video on YouTube and watch? Maybe you can learn some of the signs?
  • I’m sure you’re finding lots of gaps in communication books and PECS books by now – make a note of symbols that you would like adding and Mrs Bartlett can update books when we are back at school.

Independence and Personal Skills

  • Can you help in the garden?
  • Can you use a broom to sweep the path or patio?
  • Can you water the plants?
  • Can you help tidy up your toys from the garden?
  • Can you put your own shoes on before going outside?
  • If it gets chilly, you may need a jumper, try to get your arms in the sleeves and a zip done up by yourself.
  • If it gets very hot outside- can you think about what clothes you will need to wear? Are you going to need a scarf and gloves or a hat and shorts?

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

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

 

Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April

 

Phonics – Reading at home with parents, use Reading Eggs to explore and find books to read. Find an identify sounds in the home, garden or out on a walk. Reading books in funny places around the house.

RE – Go on an Easter Egg hunt around the house and garden

Science – plant some seeds. A sunflower would be a great choice. You will be able to see how big it has grown while we are doing home learning.

English – read stories think about “who” is in the story or pictures

Maths –number songs, counting to 3, 5, and 10. How many objects? What number is next?  

Music- water bottle music- fill containers with different amount of water. Use a stick or beater to make sound. Can you hear how the sound is different in each container. Can you make a tune?

Art- make a rainbow to display in the window of your house- you can use use any materials you’d like to- paint, chalk,  

PE – P.E with Joe- it is on YouTube every day live at 9 am or you can watch it later on in the day too. Mrs Bartlett has been joining in every morning.

Food Tech – Make something to eat using the microwave. We have done lots of practice in class using the microwave- so we should be really good at knowing how to open and close the door and turn it on.

Communication – continue to practice your Makaton signs and make a list of new ones you want to learn, or look them up and teach me them back at school. Use your communication aids in a variety of settings at home. Use them with different members of the family. Play games with the family. Practice turn taking.

Independence and Personal Skills – Help out around the house, get dressed by yourself, make the bed, sort the washing, dust or vacuum.  Practice brushing your teeth, hair or tying shoelaces.  Put the bins out and wash your hands. Practice walking outside, crossing a road (even role play in the garden)

IT – use the radio to play music- can you make it louder or quieter? Open and close apps on an iPad. Take photos of some of the things you’ve been up to at home.

 

Email Mrs Bartlett the photos, or use the parent engagement section on the app, so that we can see all the fun things that you’ve been up to!

 

Monday 23rd March - Friday 3rd April

 

Phonics – Reading at home with parents, use Reading Eggs to explore and find books to read. Find an identify sounds in the home, garden or out on a walk.

RE – Create some Easter crafts or paint some eggs. Bake hot cross buns. 

Science – Forces- pushing and pulling, magnets- magnetic letters, fridge magnets, what objects are magnetic

English – Use Reading Eggs, log on activities.  Use the Reading Eggs library to read books and answer the quizzes. Practice handwriting skills (vertical lines) draw pictures, colouring

Maths –sort coins and notes, ‘pay’ for items or be the shopkeeper.  Find ‘shapes’ around the house, sort objects by colour.

Music- listen to different types of music. Old and new. Listen to something you’ve never heard before. Listen to mum and dad’s favourite. Make your own music- using household items. Can you play fast and slow? Loud and quiet?

Art- create some artwork, make choices about what you use. Practice scissor skills. Use chalk to draw in the garden.

PE – Use Go-Noodle, create a personal account and get moving!  Email your level up certificates to show me your progress. Chair aerobics. Seated yoga. Walk the dog (if you have one!)

Food Tech – Baking at home with parents, or help prepare the dinner, practice making a sandwich, pouring drinks J

Communication – Practice your Makaton signs and make a list of new ones you want to learn, or look them up and teach me them back at school. Use your communication aids in a variety of settings at home. Use them with different members of the family. Play games with the family. Practice turn taking.

Independence and Personal Skills – Help out around the house, get dressed by yourself, make the bed, sort the washing, dust or vacuum.  Practice brushing your teeth, hair or tying shoelaces.  Put the bins out and wash your hands. Practice walking outside, crossing a road (even role play in the garden)

IT – use the radio to play music- can you make it louder or quieter? Open and close apps on an iPad. Take photos of some of the things you’ve been up to at home.

Email Mrs Bartlett the photos so that we can see all the fun things that you’ve been up to!

Suggested Websites:

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

https://www.barefootbooks.com/kids/animated-videos/

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

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

https://www.ianbean.co.uk/senict-members-resource-portal/

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

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/songs

Suggested Apps:

Help Kidz Learn Choose It! Literacy

Help Kidz Learn Choose It! Numeracy

Help Kidz Learn Choose It! Science

Teach your Monster to read

Toca Monsters

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