Monday 30th March 2020
Welcome to Week 2! A massive thank you to all of you for sending an amazing selection of photos and videos. I have managed to sort out the web-page a little bit and archived all the old photos- they are still there if you want to look through them just click on the stars below. I will also archive all the home schooling material each week- so that the webpage doesn’t look to untidy!
I have posted some photos of different activities you are all involved in- sorry I haven’t included any photos with siblings in, as I don’t have permission to post these on our web page! I will keep updating these!
Lots of people are making rainbows and putting teddies in their windows to spread positivity. We love rainbows in Reception- do send in any photos of home-made rainbows you have made.
This week we are following an Easter theme.
Below are Easter eggs numbered to 20, which can be hidden around the garden for children to find the matching pair and then order to twenty.
We have always enjoyed drawing clues of different places in the house, eg the bath, when you get to the bath you find another picture of the TV. At each place you can collect a letter which makes up a special word or a treat at the end.
Also why don’t you have a go at making a Flick book- these are lots of fun. You can do a flower growing or a volcano exploding….have a go!
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Thank you to all those who are continuing to post up videos and photos! I am loving all the rainbows that we are being made- they look amazing! Saffie has put hers up in the police station J.
I am attaching some more worksheets and booklets- we don’t usually do these at all in EYFS, but I appreciate it’s sometimes easier at home. So below is a Maths Easter booklet and some Easter dot-to-dot! Again, no pressure, just whatever works for your child.
I know that some of you received sunflower seeds at Corick’s birthday party- we usually plant seeds next term when we are looking at farming- so I am really pleased that some of you are already having a go! Please do have a go at growing sunflowers. Please measure your sunflower as it grows and take a photo, and I will post them onto the website.
Zen wrote on Tapestry that he had planted his seed and was wishing for it to grow. I have recorded below a poem for you to learn about your sunflower growing! Listen to the poem and try and learn the lines, can anyone send me a video of them saying the poem? Sorry no rabbits in today’s video they will hopefully return later in the week!
A Little Seed
A little seed for me to sow,
A little soil for it to grow.
A little hole, a little pat,
A little wish, and that is that.
A little sun, a little shower,
A little wait, and then a flower.
Finally Imogen wrote a list last week of things to be thankful for! What a great idea in these challenging times to focus on what we are grateful for. Do send me your drawing/writing/photos of what you are thankful for!
Wednesday 1st April
I spent today in school, so this is a short post this evening! I have put some ‘2dos’ on Purple mash to do with Easter, some of them are video clips and some are 2 paint projects.
Many thanks to Sammy for learning the words of the poem, ‘A Little Seed’ and posting me back the first video! Do encourage your child to learn the poem! I am going to be regularly posting a poem each week!
The more children can play among the waves, the rhythms, the rhymes and the music inherent in spoken language, the more they are developing memory.
I have a secret writing idea for you today, using lemon juice to write on paper. Have a go at writing symbols- ‘x’ marks the spot, hearts, circles, numbers and maybe hide them around the house and garden.
We always have a lot of play dough in class. This is good for strengthening the fingers. As well as rolling, cutting and making shapes. There are lots of other activities- hiding objects like marbles in the playdough to dig out. Putting in and taking out craft matchsticks- good for finger strength. Now that flour is available in the supermarkets, here is my recipe for playdough.
1 ½ cups of salt 1 cup of plain flour 2tbs for vegetable oil 2 tbs cream of tartar
vanilla essence 1 cup of water Drops of food colouring
Heat and stir in a saucepan.
Thursday 2nd April
Hope you enjoy the clip above showing how to make an Easter card.
Other great Easter activities:
Rainbow Egg making
Step 1: Hard-boil your eggs.
Step 2: Let your eggs cool. In the meantime, pour water into various cups. (You want to pour enough liquid into each cup so that your eggs are fully submerged.)
Step 3: Add 10-15 drops of food coloring into your cups. (Note: Darker colors worked better than lighter colors. Our yellow and neon green eggs were not as vibrant.)
Step 4: Crack your hard-boiled eggs by gently patting them on a table top or crushing their shells in your hands. Apply enough pressure so that the shells crack but don’t break apart and fall off.
There are lots of great cooking recipes for Easter.
What you need:
Bread dough (you can buy this readymade, alternately you can use this Jamie Oliver recipe)
Raisins for eyes
How to make:
This kids Easter recipe is great fun to put together. They will really enjoy experimenting on their own as to what size dough balls to use and create their own bunny body.
Friday 3rd April
The last day before the holidays! Then we are going to have a break from posting work for the holidays. I will keep an eye on Bug Club and add more books if you are beginning to run out. I have posted some photographs below that you have loaded onto Tapestry, so that you can see the work that has been done this week. I really think it is important that you and your child have time off over the next couple of weeks. We don’t know what the plan is yet for after the holidays, so it is important we all get a chance to relax and re-charge the batteries. You have all done brilliantly over the last two weeks!
Some children have been working on number bond to ten. I have included the words for this song in the week 2 work below.
2D and 3D shapes
Go for a 2D shape hunt around the house. Can you find circles, squares, triangles, rectangles and ovals. Try to talk about the properties of each shape. How many corners? Straight sides?
Watch the powerpoint below to see some examples of different 2D shapes in everyday objects.
Can you find these 3D shapes in your re-cycling/kitchen cupboards?
Sphere, cube, cuboid, cone, pyramid.
Can you build a house/a bridge/a chair using these 3D shapes out of junk modelling?
Do hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break.
Here is some Maths shape work for today: