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EYFS - The Woodlands

Welcome to the EYFS class page. Below you will find all the information you need to complete your home learning tasks. You will also find a list of links that may help with other areas of learning too.

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USEFUL WEBSITES:

English tasks:
Week 8: 

  • Use a piece of paper to cover up the picture below (front cover of this week’s book).
  • Pull down the paper just a bit to reveal some of the picture. Ask what they can see, what they think the book may be about and why they think that. Reveal a bit more of the picture and ask the questions again. Reveal the whole picture and read the title with them.
  • F2 – Can you point to the author’s name? What would you find on the back of the book? (the blurb – tells you what the story is about)

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  • Read or watch ‘Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWoopkMgLqM
  • Ask – What was it that Harry found in the attic?
  • Can you remember the different places that Harry took the dinosaurs to?
  • What were some of the things that Harry did with the dinosaurs?
  • What happened when Harry went on the train?
  • Can you remember any of the very long names for the dinosaurs?
  • Which dinosaur was your favourite? What does it look like?

 

  • Using playdough can you make one of the dinosaurs from the story? Which dinosaur are you going to make and what does it look like? Then can you make your own dinosaur and describe it. What is the name of your dinosaur?
  • Explain that dinosaurs lived on the earth a very long time ago and that today some people called palaeontologists find dinosaur bones.
  • Show the pictures on the Twinkl website – Dinosaur Fossil Display Photos.
  • Create own dinosaur bone pictures (See picture below).
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  • Can you design your own dinosaur? What will he look like, size, colour, name?

F2 – Write a sentence to name your dinosaur and a sentence to describe him eg: He is Baree. He is big. He is scairee.

  • Explain that we are going to pretend to be palaeontologists today. We are going to pretend that we have found some dinosaur bones and our challenge is to see if we can put them together to create a dinosaur. Cut and stick the bones from the picture on Twinkl – dinosaur skeleton cut and stick.

F2 – can you label your finished dinosaur? Eg: tail, hed, feet, spighn  

MATHS TASKS:

 

For F1 - practise marching on the spot and counting to ten, practise jumping on the spot to ten. Listen to the number that your adult says - can you count out this many objects? 

 

For F2 - Tues – marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Point to a number on the number mat that is called out by the adult. Children to take a turn at being the teacher and call out a number for everyone to point to. Children to listen to number that is said and then thread that number of beads onto the pipe cleaner. Repeat – who can do it first?

 

Weds – marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Point to a number on the number mat that is called out by the adult. Children to take a turn at being the teacher and call out a number for everyone to point to. play number bingo. Chn to listen to the number called out and cover it on their mat if they have it. Repeat.

 

Thurs – marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Use own number lines. Adult to say a number and children to point to it on their number lines. Can you find one more than that number? Chn to take a turn at being the teacher and saying a number that everyone has to find on the number line and then find one more than.

 

Fri - marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Use own number lines. Adult to say a number and children to point to it on their number lines. Can you find one less than that number? Chn to take a turn at being the teacher and saying a number that everyone has to find on the number line and then find one less than.

OTHER LEARNING TASKS:

 

PE: Warm up - can you move like a very large dinosaur very slowly? Can you move like a small dinosaur very quickly? Can you stomp round like a dinosaur?

 

Practising throwing and catching in the air with a beanbag and then a ball.

 

Cool down – stretching high like a long necked dinosaur, curled up in ball like a dinosaur egg, stretch wide like a large dinosaur, lying still like a sleeping dinosaur.

Nature School:

Can you design a home for a dinosaur? Can you build a home for a dinosaur using natural materials? 

Come and See:

 

Ask the chn if there are times they wear special clothes – when and why?

Ask the chn who wears special clothes for their jobs – firefighers, doctors etc. Look at the pictures of police officers, fire fighters, nurses and talk about their clothes. Ask what their uniform tells you and why they are wearing it.

Tell the chn that there are some people in England who follow a religion called, ‘Sikhism.’ This religion started in India a long time ago. Tell the chn that the word ‘Sikh’ means disciple – someone who follows God.

 

Watch BBC bitesize – The beginnings of Sikhism and then watch – BBC Bitesize Sikh celebration and worship.

 

ENGLISH TASKS:

WEEK 7: 

  • Use a piece of paper to cover up the picture below (front cover of this week’s book).

 

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  • Pull down the paper just a bit to reveal some of the picture. Ask your child what they can see, what they think the book may be about and why they think that. Reveal a bit more of the picture and ask your child the questions again. Reveal the whole picture and read the title with your child.

 

  • F2 – Can you point to the author’s name? What would you find on the back of the book? (the blurb – tells you what the story is about)

 

  • Read or watch ‘Supertato’ - https://youtu.be/MDZ65vJnB6c
  • Ask your child - what vegetables were in the story?
  • What vegetables do you know?
  • What vegetables do you eat at home?
  • What is your favourite vegetable?

 

  • Encourage your child to retell the story by using their own decorated fruit and vegetables. Stick googly eyes or cut out paper eyes onto real or pretend food or empty food packaging. Can they create other stories describing other stories of Supertato?
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  • Create a Wanted poster for the Evil Pea. F1 – draw a picture of the Evil Pea including his mask and cape. F2 – draw a picture of the Evil Pea and then add some simple captions underneath to describe him eg: He is green. He is meen (mean). He is a badee (baddie). Please don’t forget to sound the words out and use your sound mat.  

 

  • Phonics F1 – Go onto the Twinkl website and type in – Level 1 phonics The garden environmental sounds game. Press launch, listen to the sound and then click the matching picture that makes that noise. (If you haven’t been onto the Twinkl website already then type in www.twinkl.co.uk/offer then sign up for a FREE account using the offer code – PARENTSTWINKLHELPS).

 

  • Phonics F2 – Go onto the Twinkl website and type in – Phase 2 rhyming words powerpoint. Play the game. (If you haven’t been onto the Twinkl website already then type in www.twinkl.co.uk/offer then sign up for a FREE account using the offer code – PARENTSTWINKLHELPS).

 

  • Phonics F2 – Type into Twinkl – I spy and read: Phase 3 phonics activity. Click the download button and then choose one of the six PDFS (1 = easiest, 6 = hardest). Can you read the words down the sides and then point to the matching picture?

MATHS TASKS:

WEEK 7:

 

 

  • F2 – Write down numbers 10-20 spread round a piece of paper. Say a number and ask your child to point to it as quickly as they can. Swop over and let your child say a number and you point to it. Ask your child if you pointed to the right number.

 

  • F2 – Write down numbers 0-20 on small pieces of paper and then get your child to put them in the correct order. Once all the numbers are in order, tell your child that they have made their own number line. Say a number to your child eg: 5 and ask them to use the number line to find out what one more than that number is. Then try one less. Remind your child that ‘one more’ means going up the number line and ‘one less’ means going down the number line.

 

  • F2 – Try playing these games about more and less –

 

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bugs/

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/one-more-than-monkey-powerpoint-t-n-7303

 

OTHER LEARNING TASKS:

Week 7:

  •  The night before put real or toy food (eg: carrot) into a Tupperware box, fill with water and then put into the freezer.  The next day show your child the letter below.

 

Dear Willows, Conkers and Acorns,

I am the Evil Pea. I have taken some food from your house hostage and frozen it solid in ice. The food will never be able to escape! Try and save them if you dare…

From the Evil Pea.

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  • Tell your child that they need to design and then make their own superhero vegetable to help. What vegetable will you draw? What colour will it be? Will it have a cape and a mask?
  • F2 – Can you label your design?

 

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Then encourage your child to use real or pretend food or empty packaging to make their vegetable superhero using their design.

 

  • Show your child the frozen food in the Tupperware box. How will they free the food? What could they use?

 

  • Can you build a trap for the Evil pea using materials you have at home either inside or outside? Can you explain to your grown up how your trap works?

 

  • Can you draw yourself as a superhero? What would you look like? What powers would you have? F2 – Can you label your drawing and write what your super powers would be?

 

 

Come and See (RE):

Read the Pentecost story with pictures by going onto the Twinkl website and typing in – Pentecost story. (If you haven’t been onto the Twinkl website already then type in www.twinkl.co.uk/offer then sign up for a FREE account using the offer code – PARENTSTWINKLHELPS).

 

  • Can your child draw a picture of what happened at Pentecost? Eg: A drawing of the disciples with flames on top of their heads. Can your child explain their picture to you and tell you the story of Pentecost?
  • F2 – Can you label your Pentecost picture?
  • Tell your child that you’re going to have a Pentecost party to celebrate the Good News of Pentecost. Make a Pentecost hat with your child. Use a long piece of card or long strips of paper stuck together to make a band round your child’s head then draw, colour and cut out flames to stick on the band.
  • Follow the links for songs to dance to at your Pentecost party!

         ‘Holy Spirit fills me up’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_MYrHdoVZE

         ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWoWDdeD-ns

         ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFumjSll68s   

          ‘Holy Spirit for children’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4eW2HvizuI

Week 6: 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Watch or listen to the story below to find out…

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

Audiobook read by Annie Lim Welcome to Annie's story time! I created this channel because my children and pupils were looking for audiobooks that were first ...

After you have listened to/watched the story, have a think about;

😊 Would you like to have a star? Why?

😊 What would you do with a star if you had one of your very own?

😊 Where would you keep your star?

😊 Where does the boy look?                                                                                                           😊 What does he try to do to help him reach the star in the sky?                                                      😊 How do you think you would catch a star?                                                                                     😊 Can you think of any other things the boy might have tried to do to reach the star?                   😊 Was this story fiction (pretend) or non-fiction (real)? Why do you think that?

English Tasks:

 

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😊 Think about what you might use to catch a star of your own? Can you draw a picture of you catching the star?

😊 Can you make or find your own drumstick? Go into your garden and discover how different sounds are made by tapping or stroking, with their drumsticks, the garden fence, the wall, the floor, the drain pipe, a tree etc. Can you play the sound slowly? Quickly? Softly? Loudly? Which is your favourite sound? Can you use these sounds to play a song?

😊 Star begins with a ‘s’. What else can you find around your house that begins with a ‘s’? Moon begins with a ‘m’. What can you find around your house that begins with a ‘m’?

 

Foundation 2

😊 Think about what you might use to catch it? Can you draw a picture of you catching the star and label it?

😊 Can you now write a plan telling us how you would catch the star? For example: Step 1. Get a net. Step 2: Find a tall ladder. Step 3: Climb to the top. Step 4: Scoop the star up. Don’t forget to use your sound mats. (You can print the sheet of below if you'd like to write on that)

😊 Tricky word treasure hunt – can you write all the Phase 2 and 3 Tricky words on pieces of paper and ask a grown up to hide them around your house and garden? When you find one you have to read the word AND use it in a sentence.

 

There are also two games for you to try too..

How to Catch a Star instruction sheet

Maths Tasks:

 

Foundation 1:

😊 Can you write out the numbers 0-10 on some paper or card, cut them up and then ask a grown up to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order.

😊 Place your number cards on the floor so that you cannot see the numbers. Choose a card and turn it over. What is the number? Can you do that many claps? Stamps? Jumps? Can you find that many toys? Keep going until you have turned over all the cards.

😊 Can you do lots of jigsaw puzzles? We would love to see them! I wonder what is the biggest jigsaw you could do? How many pieces does it have?

 

Foundation 2:

😊 Can you write out the numbers 0-20 on some paper or card, cut them up and then ask a grown up to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order. You could ask someone to time you and then see if you can get faster when you try again.

😊 Can you ask an adult to hide the numbers to 20 around your room, house or garden? See if you can find all 20 and place them in order. You could ask someone to tell you a number to find. Can you remember what the number looks like and find it?

😊 Can you draw two big planets on the floor or on 2 pieces of paper. Turn over one of your 0-20 number cards. Read the number and then go and find that many toys, crayons, pieces of pasta etc and put them all in one planet. Repeat with another card and fill the next planet. Can you find the total all together? Can you say which planet has more? Can you say which planet has fewer? Can you use the + and = to write your own number sentence?

Other areas of Learning:

 

😊 Can you build your own space stations using lego, building blocks, tins from the cupboard, cardboard boxes, junk modelling from your recycling bin, stones from the garden?

😊 Can you use chalks in the garden and draw your own rockets? What about an alien?  

😊 Can you use chalks to draw a rocket hopscotch on the ground? Take turns to throw a stone to see who gets to top of rocket first.

😊 Can you make your own space themed shadow puppets? Shine a torch and watch your shadow puppets come to life.

😊 Can you paint your own planets and stars? You could use your colour mixing skills to create new  planets. I wonder what your planet would be called?

 

 

 

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😊 Can you have a go at using this recipe to make your very own space biscuits?

😊 Can you make your own junk modelling space rocket? I wonder which 3D shapes you have used? Can you name them?

Here are some video clips we thought you might enjoy watching… What can you find out about space?

Foundation 2, maybe you could write a list of all the facts you found out or even your very own fact file!

 

Outer Space: "I'm A Star," The Stars Song by StoryBots | Netflix Jr

This out-of-this-world music video doesn't just have one star. It has billions of them! The StoryBots are curious little creatures who live beneath our scree...

Mike and Muttnik on The Moon | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 37 | Mike and Muttnik on the moon | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! Fun kids yoga and mindfulness with Jaime. Join Mike the Cosmic Space Monkey as we s...

Come and See:

 

Remind your child that they watched a video about Pentecost. Make a paper kite with your child to recognise that the wind lifts the kite and helps it to fly like the Holy Spirit helped the disciples to be strong. Then draw pictures on the kite of how we share and celebrate the Good News with everyone eg: by having a party, by singing happy songs, by feeling full of joy, by playing games with friends, by having a picnic, going to Church etc. – Good News has to be shared and therefore we share it together.

Put on the ‘Holy Spirit fills me up’ song and dance around with your kite. Follow the link -

Holy spirit fills me up

WEEK 5: 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' 

Together look at the book cover. What/ who could the story be about?

Where is the setting? What might happen?

 

Read or watch the story -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgW9UCgpc8

 

Talk together about what happened in the story - 

  • Who was the story about and who were the other characters in the story?
  • What did the tiger eat? Can you remember the order the food was eaten?
  • Why couldn't Sophie have her bath?
  • What did the family do at the end?
  • Would you like a tiger to come for tea? What would you feed them?
  • What other animals could come to tea?

 

Have you read any other books written by Judith Kerr? Can you share them at home?

 

On four paper circles can you draw the faces of the characters from the story? Selotape them to spoons/sticks and act out the story. 

 

 

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F1 Phonics - Play I spy with my little eye something beginning with 't'

Draw a meal for the tiger and talk about the food you have chosen.

Can you describe the tiger?


 

F2 Phonics - Have a tea party for your toys or family make and send invitations to come for tea.

Draw a meal for the tiger and label it. 

Make a shopping list for Sophie's mummy when she goes shopping again.

 

Please don't forget to encourage your child to sound out using their sound mats. Encourage your child to write the sounds they can hear eg: tighger (tiger), pees (peas), joos (juice) 

 

Week 4:

Read or watch the story of 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson

 

The Gruffalo - Read by Alan Mandel

For my nephew Yari on his 2nd birthday. The Gruffalo is a modern classic written by the incomparable Julia Donaldson and beautifully illustrated by Axel Sche...

  • Who is the author? Do we know any other stories written by Julia Donaldson? Have you got any at home?
  • Talk to your child afterwards about what happened in the story – Who were the main characters? Where was the story set?
  • Talk to your child about what happened to the mouse at the end of the story.  How did he feel?
  • Did you spot any rhyming words?
  • Can you make a mask of one of the characters from the story? What things does your character say? F2 – Can you write what the characters say in speech bubbles?
  • Can you draw a story map to show the different animals the mouse meets on his stroll through the deep dark wood?
  • Can you draw a picture or make a model of the Gruffalo? F1 – Can you describe the features of the Gruffalo? F2 - Can you use your sound mat to write labels or sentences to describe him?

 

Week 3:

Read or watch the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson

 

 

What the Ladybird Heard - Story Read Aloud

Take a Look Books! Books for use in Primary Schools. The first of Julia Donaldson's amazing ladybird stories. Two naughty robbers, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, ...

Talk to your child about what happened in the story. 

What animals were in the story and what nosies did the animals make? 

What did the Ladybird hear? 

What did Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh want to do? 

How would you save the Cow? 

 

Have you got any other stories you could share at home that help save someone or with farm animals in?

 

Can you draw and cut out some peg puppets of the animals in the story? 

Can you retell the story using your props?

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Talk to your child about how many legs the different animals have? 

Do any have the same amount of legs?

 

Can you draw, use recycling boxes or Lego to make a farm for the animals or shed for the fine prize cow? 

F2 can you label your farm? 

 

F1 Phonics- What sounds did the animals make? Can you think of any nursery rhymes with farm animals in?  (Old McDonald, Baa Baa Black sheep etc). Can you think of any animals that rhyme? Have you got any jigsaw puzzles that you could complete with your family?

 

F2 Phonics- Can you write a list of the animals and use your phase 2 and 3 sound mats to help you with your spelling. Can you think of other animals which begin with the same sounds? Can you think of any animals that rhyme? What noises do the animals make? Can you draw each animal and add a speech bubble with the sound they make inside? 

Maths Tasks:

Week 5: 

Find out how many packets and tins are in your cupboard.

F2 Using your adding skills find out how many packets and tins you have altogether.

 

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Just like the tiger’s tail, can you make some repeated patterns, using different items?

 

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Week 4:

  • How many animals are in the deep dark wood?  What order did the mouse meet them in? Can you draw them and write the numbers in the right order? What if there was 1 more?
  • Can you order the animals by size?  Which is the largest? Which is the smallest?
  • Can you describe the positions of the different animals in the story? For example the owl is in the tree, the snake is under the logs.

Week 3:

Can you draw lots of ladybirds with different amount of spots on?

Can you make your own number line and match the number of spots to the correct number? F2 can you use your numbers up to 20? 

 

F1- Can you remember any of the rhymes to help you write numbers 1, 2 and 3? (Have a look in your Busy Bee Challenges). 

 

F2- Can you write the number of spots you have? How many would there be if you added one more spot? Which ladybird has 'more' spots? Which one has 'fewer' spots? How many spots are there if you add 2 ladybirds together? Can you write an addition number sentence to match? E.g. 5 + 4 = 9

Other Learning Tasks:

WEEK 5: 

 

Find out about tigers, the different types and where they live. Can you draw a picture of a tiger and where they live? 

F2 - Can you label your picture? Challenge F2 - Can you write a sentence/sentences about what you have found out eg: 'Tighgers eet meet.' (Remember your child will write the words as they sound - encourage them to do this. Please do not write words for your child to copy). 

 

Colour mixing- How do we make orange? What other colours can you make?

 

Make a toilet roll tiger. Can you create a home for it to live in? 

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Sing along with and listen out for the rhyming words in The Tiger Who Came to Tea Songs -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgTHukOXhDw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXn6nYfxcio

Come and See (RE) 

Week 5:

Remind your child that they watched a video about Pentecost. Tell them Pentecost is a happy celebration and that people usually go to Church to celebrate the Good News. We praise God when we go to Church. Can your child remember the special word that we say that means, ‘Praise God?’ (Alleluia). Re-watch the Pentecost video clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=97&v=IqG_lvZhU-A&feature=emb_title

 

Tell your child that we recognise that Pentecost is a celebration of Good News and we can celebrate through song. Sing the song ‘Holy Spirit fills me up’ with actions, follow the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_MYrHdoVZE or sing the song ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWoWDdeD-ns

Week 4:

  • Can you make some Gruffalo crumble? (see the recipe below)
Can you make a model of the deep dark wood? Can you add in any of the story characters?
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  • What creatures can you find living in your garden or around the area you live in? Can you draw pictures or take photos of them?

 

  • Can you create your own woodland creature? What is their name? What do they look like? – you could draw or paint a picture, create a collage or make a model of your new creature.

F2 – Can you label your new creature?

 

  • Can you move around your house or garden as if you are the animals in the story? – How did the snake move? How do you think the Gruffalo would move?

Week 3: 

Can you make an obstacle course in your garden? Talk lots when you do the obstacle course...around the chair, over the grass, under the table etc. 

 

Can you draw a map of your obstacle course?

F2 Can you label it? Could your siblings or parents follow your map?

 

When you go for a walk, can you spot any sign posts in the street? What shapes do you see? How many sides and corners do they have? When you get back home, can you draw any of the shapes you saw? 

 

Can you decorate a biscuit with red icing to make a ladybird, how many spots with your ladybird have?

 

Can you use things that you find in your garden to make a home for a ladybird? 

 

Can you use your hand or other objects to paint a ladybird, can you use your fingers to make spots. What other items can you use to print to make animals? 

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Yoga Time! | On the Farm - Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes

Easy, fun yoga designed specially for toddlers with songs, nursery rhymes and simple stories. Copy me, sing along and have fun! In this video we visit a farm...

Julia Donaldson performs The What the Ladybird Heard Song

Watch Julia Donaldson and her husband, Malcolm, perform the What the Ladybird Heard Song, based on the bestselling picture book WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, with...

Come and See:

Week 4:

Remind your child that ‘good news’ is something we like to share with others. Everyone shares our happiness when we tell them our news. Can your child remember why there was good news at Easter?– what was the good news? – Jesus died but he rose again. Explain that this was good news for Jesus’ friends. Ask your child what Jesus’ friends were called – disciples. Tell your child that there is a special word that we say that means, ‘Praise God.’ This word is ‘Alleluia.’ Ask your child to repeat the word.

Tell your child that they are going to watch a video telling them the story of Pentecost when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit after Jesus had gone to heaven.

 

The Holy Spirit Comes (Day of Pentecost)

Talk with your child about these questions - How did the friends of Jesus feel after he went back to his Father? Have you ever felt like that? What did they do? What happened on Pentecost day? How did the friends of Jesus feel? What happened to them? What did the friends of Jesus do?

 

Week 3:

Our topic for this half term is looking at the 'Good News' that each of us have and how we can share that with our friends. Have a think about something that has happened over the past two weeks that you would like to share with us. It might be that you have a wobbly tooth, or that you slept in your own bed for the whole night, you might even have had a new baby in your family? Whatever your good news is, we would love to hear about it. So your task for Come and See this week is to paint or draw a picture of some good news. 

 

You might also like to write a prayer celebrating this good news and thanking God. 

ENGLISH TASKS:
Week 2: 

The Odd Egg

The Odd Egg The perfect board book gift for Easter - with a cheeky twist!All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. When Duck is delighted to find an...

  • Read or watch the funny story, ‘The Odd Egg' - see the embedded video.
  • Talk to your child about the different birds in the story and the sizes of their eggs.
  • Ask your child how many eggs there were in the story.
  • Talk to your child about what happened at the beginning of the story and then keep asking them what happened next. Ask your child what happened at the end of the story.
  • Ask your child if they have any funny books at home that make them laugh – read them together and laugh loudly at the funny bits!

 

  • Tell your child that it will soon be Easter. Can you make an Easter card for someone in your house? (Can just use paper). It could have pictures of lots of different eggs on like the story.

 

  • F1 – Can you draw your family inside the card?  

 

  • F2 - Can you write a message to go inside your card?

 

  • Can you design a hen house and then make it from building blocks/lego? F2 – Can you add labels to your design? Eg: roof, wall, ladder

 

  • Challenge - Can you draw pictures from the story but add a different creature that comes out of the odd egg at the end? Eg: a shark, a dragon

 

  • Phonics F1 – Can you use instruments to make the 'creek/crack' noise of the eggs breaking? Could you find things in your garden or around the house to bang/tap to make noise (rubbing tins together/tapping a stick on the fence/tapping a spoon on a cup)? Would the eggs cracking make loud/quiet noises? What about the animals that hatched? How would they sound? 

 

  • Phonics F2 – Write the tricky words below on scraps of paper and hide round the garden or house. Can your child find them all and name them? Can your child write them? Can your child hide them for you to find and tell you if you are correct when you read them? (Tricky words – I, into, the, go, to, he, she, we, me, be, you, they, are, all, my, her, was)

 

 

  • F2 Challenge – Can you write sentences with some of the tricky words in?   
Maths Tasks:
Week 2:
  • Go out into the garden and use stones as pretend eggs. Write numbers on scraps of paper and then match the correct number of stones to the number on the paper?

 

  • F1 – Could you hide an egg around your house or garden? Talk lots about on/under/behind/next to/inside etc. 

 

  • F2 – Can you put two of the groups of stones together and add them? What number do you have now? Repeat with other groups of the stones.

 

  • F2 - Draw 10 eggs in a line on paper and write numbers in some of the eggs to 10. Can your child fill in the missing numbers? Can your child draw 10 more eggs and carry on writing the numbers in them to 20?

Other Learning Tasks:

Week 2:
  • Can you use little sticks, grass, stones from the garden to make a little nest?
  • Can you draw and cut out little chicks to put in your nest?
  • Can you use a peg to act as a chick’s beak and try to pick up small stones/rice crispies/ cheerios and put them into a bowl? How many did you manage to pick up in 2 minutes?
  • Baking - Can you make some chocolate nests? (See picture below). You could use rice crispies/cornflakes/shredded wheat). 
  • Watch the Easter story clip - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-christian-story-of-easter/zhgv47h
  • Can you make your own Easter garden? (See pictures below). 
  • Watch the video below to sing along with a song all about chicks being born. Can you make up actions to go with the song?

I'm a Spring Chicken

'I'm a Spring Chicken' Easter song for kids!

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WEEK 1:

 

  • Read or watch, 'The very hungry caterpillar.' (See link below if needed). 
  • Talk to your child afterwards about what happened in the story and the order it happened in.
  • Talk to your child about the number of fruit that was eaten. 
  • Talk to your child about what happened to the caterpillar at the end of the story. 
  • Can you make stick puppets of the caterpillar and fruit using paper or cardboard from a cereal packet? 
  • Can you draw pictures from the story on different pieces of paper and then put them in the right order? 

 

  • F2 - Can you label your pictures you have drawn from the story?
  • Challenge - Can you write sentences about the pictures you have drawn from the story?
  • F2 - Please visit the website - phonicsplay.co.uk   
  • The username and password will be provided via Class Dojo
  • Click onto the games 'Buried treasure' and 'Tricky word trucks' - the children play these games in the classroom as a whole class so will know how to play them

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

MATHS TASKS:

WEEK 1:

 

  • Go out into the garden and use stones/cheerios/socks/pasta to create your own caterpillars of different lengths. Can you order them from shortest to longest? Can you count how many you've used? Could you use a ruler or a tape measure to measure their lengths?

 

  • Can you use finger paints/coloured crayons to create a coloured pattered caterpillar? Eg: red, red, green, red, red, green. Can you describe your pattern to a grown up? How many different caterpillars can you make? 

 

 

OTHER LEARNING TASKS:

Week 1:

 

  • Can you make your own clothes peg butterfly like the one in the picture?
  • Can you draw the outline of a butterfly and splodge paint it to create a symmetrical butterfly?
  • Can you make your own fruit kebab or smoothie using the food the caterpillar ate? 
  • F2 - Can you write and draw a list of ingredients that you used? 
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  • Follow the link below to carry out some calming yoga at home. This yoga clip is based on our book of the week - 'The very hungry caterpillar.' 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 34 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A fun kids yoga adventure based on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Join Ja...

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