Well done to those of you that have done our weekly challenge, keep them coming in and let’s see if Acorns can beat me this week!
It has been a lovely start to our new topic and term. You have all been working so hard already. I hope you are enjoying your live phonics sessions, its been lovely to see you all taking part in them.
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:
Maths task: Length and height
Today we will be looking at using our mathematical language throughout our activities such as longer, shorter, taller, smaller, thinner, wider.
1. I would like you to go on an object hunt around your house to find different things that are different sizes. What can you find which is long, short, thin, wide? Once you have collected them, measure your different objects using cubes. How many cubes is each one? Record your answers on the sheet below, if easier than printing draw out your own and record your answers.
2. Then using your recorded answers, can you order your objects from the shortest to longest? Don’t forgot to take a photo of your great ordering.
3. Now using your cubes or objects from around the house can you build a tower or a road. Challenge them to build a tower the same height as yours, a shorter tower, a taller tower. A longer road, a shorter road. How tall is the tallest tower they can build? Can they build beds or chairs for Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear?
Today we will be looking at the picture below. What do you predict will happen next? Draw a picture of what would happen if this were your own story you had written and write a short caption to explain what is happening in your picture.
Topic task: Why do Ladybirds have spots?
1. Ask the question ‘Why do ladybirds have spots?’ Allow them thinking time before encouraging them to share their ideas. Record your ideas on a simple mind map, or on sticky notes to create a collage of answers.
2. View the document or print the pictures below of other brightly coloured minibeasts, such as butterflies, dragonflies, bees, and beetles. Ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions to stimulate children’s scientific thinking, such as ‘Why are these beetles so brightly coloured?’ and ‘How does being green help these stick insects?’ A ‘Why do ladybirds have spots?’
Note: Minibeasts, including ladybirds, are brightly coloured to warn predators that they might sting or taste nasty! Some minibeasts also use their bright colours as camouflage. Often children mistakenly think that a ladybird’s spots represent its age, but this is not the case.
3. If you have printed them, stick them around a large piece of paper or draw your own minibeasts and write some short answers around each picture to the questions above.
You will need to find a box or cardboard tube and create a mini spider or use an object for your spider before watching the video. Then watch the video below and see if you can follow my instructions.
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. Role-play task: What minibeast character will you become? Have a go at using the role play mask below or creating your own and acting as different minibeasts. Think about the way different minibeasts move. A butterfly would fly, whereas a caterpillar would crawl around. How many different moves can you think of?
2. Construction and small world area: Provide large cardboard boxes, nets and other materials for child-size den making. Can they hide away from those pesky predators?