Monday 30th March 2020
Hello! Whilst we are off school, it is a great opportunity to develop your life skills. One of these is being able to cook/follow basic recipes. I know lots of you have been cooking and baking at home and it would be lovely to see some pictures on our padlets! Dr Kentish has suggested making a book of all your cookery photographs. Want to be a part of it? Then post them on our padlets We look forward to seeing your lovely pictures.
Here are some ideas of activities you could be doing during the week:
Maths: Talking through the steps when baking/cooking or even make a sandwich (which links to the sequencing of events.)
Use the scales to measure out the correct amount of ingredients.
Using scales or holding objects in your hands, find out which is heavier/ lighter.
Challenge: using words such as first, second, then, next.
Order three or more objects by weight.
English: writing a sentence about your day, of what you baked, cooked or created, writing in an Easter card independently (writing sounds in sequence and including some phase 3 tricky words, remember your finger spaces).
Challenge: drawing pictures of what you created/baked in a step by step guide and writing instructions underneath.
Creative: creating your Easter card using paint, glitter, card, whatever you can find in the house. You can create your Easter bonnet too!
Don’t forget to post your pictures on our padlets!
We have loved seeing what you have been up to on the Nursery padlet, if you haven’t joined us on there yet why not click on the link further down. We would love to see more of the fun activities you have been doing at home.
This week I have made my own fairy door, my son also made one. We just used paper and paint to create it, things that we already had in our home. Maybe you could make one too? You can put it in your garden, your bedroom or in the house somewhere. I wonder what may come through your magical door, it could be a fairy, a dinosaur, a wizard or anything you want it to be.
Maybe you could write a letter to the magical being who will come through the door? Who knows you may even get a response!
Give it a go and send the pictures to our padlet.
Here is what me and my son made.
Sound of the week Pp
I hope you enjoyed watching the Jolly Phonics song on YouTube last week and that you were able to have a go at finding objects in your home that begun with the sound. The sound this week is Pp, why not have a go at making the sound at home? It is a very quiet and gentle sound. Here is the link to the song for the letter/sound of the week.
Number formation activity
Ask a grown up or older sibling to write some numbers on the patio in the garden, using a paintbrush and a pot of water, you can practise writing the numbers. You can also listen to the number song that we enjoy singing along to by clicking on the link below. You could also go on a number hunt around your home to see which numbers you can find. Look at clocks, microwave, telephones...
Here is a little story for you to understand the importance of social distancing and why we need to do it:
Keeping Safe Online
As you are busy learning new things online at home, we want to make sure you are safe while using the internet. Here are some activities for you to try: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-4-5s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf
We are so proud of all the learning you are doing and love seeing such wonderful things on our class Padlets.
Keep up the good work!
Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue,
I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.
Hello Early Years! Lots of you are missing your friends and teachers but we know that you must be kept safe and well at home.
I wanted to tell you about the lovely children, here in Bearwood. They have been spreading a message of hope and kindness through their art work and making a rainbow picture. These pictures have been shared in homes and displayed in windows.
Why not find some time this week to create your own art work and then send a photograph of it to your teacher? You may even find your inspirational art work shared on your class page. Use the email address for your year group - Reception is:
Here’s some of the beautiful art work being shared on the Bearwood page from in and around our community:
Monday 23rd February 2020
We hope you are all well and staying safe at home with your family and had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.
There are lots of resources on our school website for you to explore: https://www.abbeyfederation.co.uk/home-learning-packs/
Here are some additional useful links:
Exercise with Joe
BBC EYFS/KS1 activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Free e-books and games: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
Maths games 3-5 years: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Maths games 5-7 years: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
Early Years Scholastic Resource Bank: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/content/39880
David Walliams is also offering you the opportunity to listen to one of his books free every day at 11am. They last for about 20 minutes. Just click on the link below at 11am and choose ‘elevenses’.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and one of the EYFS team will get back to you:
We would love to see what you are getting up to at home! You can use our class Padlet pages to see what what your friends have been doing. Please share comments and pictures to keep in touch whilst not being at school.
Remember to keep those hands really clean!
We can’t wait to hear from you all!
Don’t forget that we are still your teachers and we still care for you all and want you to continue learning from home. We are all missing you and look forward to receiving your messages and photos very soon.
What you can do at home:
Our Talk 4 Writing story this term was 'The Somethingosaur', you have been working very hard to create your own story in class. We think it would be a great idea for you to practice writing your own story or create a super 'Dino Factfile'. Remember to use your phonics to sound out each word. We will be looking for those capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
Our learning for Maths this week is all about time! We would love to see a diary of your day and how you're spending your time at home. Set a timer and see how many times you can count to 10 in a minute. How many times can you star jump in a minute? How many times can you write your name in five minutes? Let's get singing the days of the week and months of the year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk
Links for learning:
I hope you are all staying safe, make sure you wash your hands like we did in Nursery. Your teachers are missing you but hope you are having lots of fun at home with your family.
I have been playing in the garden with my little boy, we have also done some cooking and gardening this weekend.
Activity ideas to do at home
Sound of the week Tt
Why don’t you continue learning the sounds with your grown ups and older siblings? We started Phase 2 phonics, we were learning one sound a week. So far we have learned S, A. You could go on a sound hunt around the house looking for objects that begin with the “tttt” sound.
We also enjoy learning the Jolly phonics songs to go with the sound of the week, you can watch the video by clicking on the link below.
Click here for more information.