I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend?
We are going into our firth week of home learning now and you are all doing so amazing! Thank you for all your support with your children’s learning, we have nearly made it to half term!
This week our learning is called innovate week, this is where we build on the children’s own interests and challenges them to do complete a task throughout the week.
Also, this week it is children’s mental health week. I have set up a page named this with lots of activities and videos for you to have a go at! Please send in your work for this too!
Please continue to send your work to us each day, so we can provide any feedback and see how hard you are working!
Our daily outline of what your day will look like today:
Today we are going to be looking at making pairs. Children build on their earlier work on matching to find and make pairs. They begin to understand that a pair is two.
Using the animal snap cards below or creating your own using your own drawn pictures or numbers you have written, play the game snap. You will need to count the cards out into two piles, one for each player. Once both players have their cards (face down as a pile) they need to turn 1 card at a time each and place on the table on top of each other. When you turn a card, for example a panda and then the other player places a panda on top, the first person to hit the deck of cards and shout snap! Wins the cards, good luck!
2. Collect a basket of small items which make pairs. (Socks and shoes are good to use) Ask them to match the items to each other. Can you spot which pairs go together? How many are there in each pair? Why do they match? Take a photo of your matching pairs.
3. You may want to get out of the house for a bit and go on a walk. Can you spot any pairs whilst you are walking?
4. Now investigate making pairs using different quantities of small world creatures, cubes, beads, or counters. Which ones will make pairs, and which will have one left out? Do they notice a pattern? Can you always make a pair?
Check out the document below and complete the comprehension sheet. You will need to sound out the sentence and add to the picture to check your understanding of what you have read.
Topic task: This Innovate stage challenges the children to decide what to do with magic beans. And, to write up their journey of what happens and grows over the week.
During this Innovate stage this week children will:
‘Magic’ beans! - Day 1
Today you will need to print the first part of your ‘magic’ bean diary below. You will need to fill in the first pages of your diary which includes what equipment you will use to plant your own ‘magic’ beans on Wednesday and what plants need to grow. You can draw your ideas and label them.
As part of our EYFS Curriculum the children would access a range of choosing activities and learn together and individually through play. I have set some options for you to choose from below. These do not all need to be completed and can be more independent for your child to complete and play maybe even alongside a sibling.
1. Communication and language task: Fairy tale story game
Using the fairy tale document below. Roll the dice and choose the different parts of a story, then write the word under the correct heading and verbally tell the story you have made up. What will happen in your story? Who will your props or characters be?
2. Creative task:
Create some ice cubes using an ice tray, water, and different coloured paint, remember to add a lolly stick if you can so you can create a handle. Put in the freeze and the water will turn into coloured ice. Then use your coloured ice cubes to create your very own pattern or picture on paper.
If not, you can use ready-made ice and have a go at dipping your ice cubes in different coloured paint to create a pattern or picture.