Medley for EYFS children
Hello, if you are working from home we would like to support you with some learning. Our learning is based on growing and minibeasts this term. So if you need to learn at home we hope you enjoy the activities and lessons.
Following these growing and minibeast themed activities there are phonics, literacy and maths lessons to support skills and learning. Please email learning to your class teacher;
Please be aware that all the teachers are teaching in school, so they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you as soon as they can!
Just a reminder the class email addresses are:
· Can you draw or paint a picture of a flower? What colours do you need? Can you remember the different parts of a flower? Try using the words ‘stem’, ‘leaves and ‘petal’ to label your flower.
· Go for a walk with a grown up to a park or in your garden. Look carefully to see what plants and flowers you can see growing. You could take some photos or draw some of your favourite?
· Can you grow some of your own plants or flowers? Try planting some seeds in a pot or in your garden. Remember to give your seeds some water and put them somewhere sunny. Cress seeds grow very quickly, or you could grow your own beanstalk, just like Jack. J
· Look how much you have grown! Can you ask an adult to find some pictures of you as a baby? Think about all the amazing things you have learnt to do. Can you think of new challenges or skills you might like to master as you grow up? You could write a list or draw a picture.
· Research different minibeasts. Can you use the internet/non-fiction books to create a poster or book with different facts about one minibeast? What does it eat? Where does it live? What does it look like? Has it got wings? How many legs does it have?
· Can you create your own minibeast? You could draw a picture or create a model? What would your minibeast be called? What would it eat? Where would it live? Can you write down some words or sentences to describe your creation?
· Go outside on a minibeast hunt. What can you find? Can you draw pictures or take photos of what you find. You could also collect pebbles and paint the minibeasts that you discover on them?
· Can you create a hand or finger print picture of a caterpillar or butterfly?
· Play a minibeast themed 'Who am I?' game using post-it notes or headbands. You could use actions or words to give clues?
A learning guide you may wish to follow…
EVERYDAY-We ask you spend 20 minutes on DoodleMaths, Fast Phonics and Reading Eggs please.
Phonics. Letters and Sounds Lessons for home
Use and apply this learning using the following websites
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ username-jan21 password; home
For Literacy activities
This selection of lessons will work on recounts; a recount is when you describe how something has happened, or to tell a story. You can base the stories around ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ or ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’?
In this lesson you will hear a recount, from the point of view of baby bear and you can begin to join in with it.
In this lesson you will create a text map to learn the recount, you will use this to tell the recount yourself.
In this lesson you will add actions and, using your map and retell the recount from memory.
In this lesson you will learn a song which tells the recount.
In this lesson, you will use role play to deepen your understanding on the recount piece.
In this lesson, you will role play the recount from other characters' points of view in the story.
In this lesson, we will deepen our understanding of character point of view using song.
In this lesson you will write a recount in role as the Baby Bear's porridge.
In this lesson you will write a recount in role as the Baby Bear's chair.
In this lesson you will write a recount in role as the Baby Bear's bed.
For Maths activities
In ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ the Giant loved counting his gold coins. We have lots of different coins. See if you can find some coins at home to count, play shops with and challenge yourself to give the right change. Also you could do some coin rubbings and have a very careful look at the pictures and see how old the coins are?
Here are some more maths activities based around money.
In this lesson, you will learn the value of one penny and the other coins.
In this lesson, you will be exploring different combinations of coins to give a total amount up to 10p using a ten and five frame.
In this lesson, we will be exploring different combinations of coins to give a total amount up to 20p using a number track.
In this lesson, we will be exploring giving change from ten pence using a ten frame.
In this lesson, we will be exploring the values of coins and consolidating this understanding through practical activities.
This term we are growing beans and sunflowers. The beanstalk which grew from the magic beans in the story grew VERY high into the clouds and beyond. When the Giant fell from it there was an almighty thud on the floor as he was so heavy…
Let’s investigate length as well as capacity and weight.
In this lesson, you will explore capacity of cups and use words such as full and empty to describe them.
In this lesson, you will explore the volume of liquid in different containers and describe what they notice.
In this lesson, you will explore the weight of household objects and use language such as heavier, lighter and balanced to describe their weight.
In this lesson, you will use their knowledge of weight to decide whether objects are heavier or lighter than another.
In this lesson, you will estimate the length of paper and order length by comparing strips of paper.
Well done and if you need any additional support or advice please email your class teacher who will be happy to help or answer questions.