Some children in class are really loving learning their letter sounds, this is a real challenge, found the sounds we have been focusing on here! Don’t worry if your child is not interested yet this is perfectly ok!
Science investigation- How does chocolate change when heated? Or when cold?
Can you make chocolate crispies with a family member? Can you ask an adult to help you melt chocolate (safely) and mix this with a breakfast cereal, then spoon the mixture into cupcake cases to set? What happened after you left the crispies for a while? Can you make a milky chocolate drink by asking an adult to help you melt some chocolate and add it to some warm milk? Can you tell your adult what happened and what it tasted like?
Personal, Social & Emotional Development- Emotions
Article 19 UNICEF Rights of the Child states that Governments must do all they can to protect children from all forms of violence.
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November and will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.
In Nursery we will be exploring kind and unkind behaviour and the importance of using kind hands and kind words. We will also explore what is the right thing to do. We will be thinking about how we can look after others whilst having strategies that help us speak out about something we don’t like.
Monday is odd socks day, wear them with pride!
What was unkind in this film?
Can you think of ways to solve these problems?
What would you do if someone teased you? Or was unkind to you? What about if you saw someone being unkind to someone else?
PE- Article 24 Right to be healthy
A mouse took a stroll
The Gruffalo tries to bully the mouse because he is bigger and scarier, but mouse is very clever and uses his brains to scare ‘The Gruffalo’. Can you think of other characters that are unkind? What would you say to them?
What is the Rabbit like in this story?
If you saw someone being unkind to others what would you do?
What could the other characters in the story do to stop Rabbit Foo Foo?
Do you think he served all those chances?
Draw around your adult’s hand. On each finger think about who could help you if someone was not nice to you? Who will you choose?
Go on a walk, have a really good look at the sky, draw a list of as many things you might see up there! I wonder which ones are living and which are made? Can you make something that you might see up in the sky?
Creative – Right to play – Article 31
How about making a kite out of an old plastic bag and a could of sticks found at the park, you could always decorate it too! Have a go at flying it on a trip to the park.
These activities cover our focused learning for a whole week. Enjoy and revisit, young children love to explore activities several times so that they can grow in confidence with them and learn new information.
Let’s sing a Diwali song
Top 10 Interesting Diwali Facts for Kids
Diwali isn’t just a festival for Hindus – it’s also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains too.
More than 800 million people celebrate the festival.
Diwali means ‘row of lights’ in Sanskrit, which is an ancient Indian language.
The festival is about light (or good) triumphing over dark (or evil), which is one reason why people light oil lamps.
Different countries celebrate Diwali differently. For example, people in Bengal celebrate the god Kali.
As well as lights, people draw colourful patterns on the floor to invite the gods into their homes, which is known as Rangoli.
In the United Kingdom, the city of Leicester hosts the largest Diwali celebration outside of India.
Another way they attract Lakshmi is through vibrant fireworks displays.
People exchange gifts and cook food during the festival.
The total cost of firecrackers every year amounts to over one billion dollars!
Literacy-Time to write
Can you draw this picture, Rama, Sita & Lakshmi?
Can you retell the Rama and Sita story with the story characters. you can make them here or make your own! Using your fine motor skills to cut out the characters.
Alternatively choose a favourite story to retell, can you use the story language?
Anansi is an Akan folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is sometimes considered to be a god of all knowledge of stories. Taking the role of trickster, he is also one of the most important characters of West African, African American and Caribbean folklore.We are going to explore some of these stories this week. Parents why not share some of your favourite childhood stories with your children.
Can you draw a picture of something you like to smell/touch/ see/taste/ listen to?
Mae C Jemison
Nursery children have been thinking about what they would like to be when they grow up! How about an astronaut like Mae C. Jemison?
Lets go to space
Cosmic Yoga goes to space for a picnic!
Tuesday -Literacy Day
Poetry, Rhythm and Rhyme
How are your Learn ‘5 Rhyme challenge’. We will be giving certificates if you know five at the end of the term! What songs and rhymes are your favourites? Go back through this week and last weeks rhymes and choose your five then practice your skills.
We are also learning this poem
Writing my name (Article 7-right to a name)
Reading and talking about books!
Who is in the story?
Where do they go?
Why does the pet club say ‘Strictly No Elephants!’
How do you think the characters feel?
Pause the story– What will happen next? (Just have a guess)
Are the boy & girl good or bad characters?
Can you talk about what happened in the story.
(Please encourage your child to answer questions in a sentence.
Wednesday – Maths
Let’s start with 1
One or Lots?
Can you give the answer in a sentence? For example ‘I can see lots of flower.’
Thursday- The World – Our Senses
Sing our Senses song at the beginning of this weeks post.
Go for a walk around your home, can you find different items that you like to …..
Now for a real challenge if the previous activity was too simple for you. Can you think of items you do not like to touch/ look at/ smell/ taste/ listen to.
Encourage your child to say a sentence about each item. You could even take photographs and make a simple book to read.
RHS Big Soup Share
Why not make a vegetable soup at home. Add any vegetable you have, a little stock and you could even add some tasty toppings, check them out here. Young children really benefit from cooking which often encourages them to try it. Blend your soup to make it smooth. Yummy! You can garden anywhere!
Black History Month Activities
Linking with our senses week and the Big Soup Share. Let’s explore footballer
Marcus Rashford– who wants to make sure no child goes to bed hungry. He campaigned for school dinners to be provided in the Summer holidays.
He likes to read books and read poetry.
He campaigns for everyone to be treated fairly.
He learned sign language to communicate with children who cannot hear.
Why not practice your football skills too Marcus was really good at football when he was four.
Or how about learning a song using sing language?
Snacktime -RE/ People & Communities Who is Moses (Special People)
Last week we learnt who Jesus was, can you remember anything?
Choose and practise your rhymes, make sure you say the words clearly and do not forget the actions. For a real challenge can you remember the name poem?
What about this African Lullaby
Art & Design
For Black History Month we are exploring African Art. Look at these pictures are you going to recreate the picture with one, two, three or lots of people on your picture, this also links to our maths target this week.
Personal, Social and Emotional Learning
Can you discuss times when you feel happy, sad, angry, excited? Can you speak in whole sentences? Look through a favourite book, how do the characters feel? How do you know?