Home Learning – Bamburgh Class

 

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Updated Week Beginning 1.6.20

Current Planning 

Dear Parents,

Our topic this term is ‘Ocean Life’.

We are focusing on the stories of ‘Hooray for Fish’, ‘I Spy Under the Sea’ and ‘Going On A Treasure Hunt’.

As always, if you wanted some print outs of activities or PECS symbols sent to you please let me know.

Lucy Cook has videoed some signs connected with the topic to help you.

Good luck and take care

Louise

Monday

      

Movement activity  –  Stretches (if your child has these)

Make a circuit around your house or garden – use balls, beanbags, table to crawl under etc. as appropriate

Try these fish themed movement songs from youtube to start the day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-wnQKRHTs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSYKynqFD0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKsUGf2LNG4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTLBELZl0I

Singing Hands –  Click the symbol – Use ppt attached for your child to choose which songs they would like to join in with

Literacy – Click the symbol Ppt story of ‘Hooray For Fish’.

YouTube link if your child would prefer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C2vlVHVnes

Practise the topic signs with your child (See above)

Print off the fish templates.  Can your child draw/paint over the lines on one picture and decorate the other fish picture using paint or collage?

Tuesday

          

Number Songs ppt – Click the symbol. Use ppt attached for your child to choose which songs they would like to view and join in with. Alternatively – use the following for your child to choose ‘action songs’ to sing with you (pick the template that is right for your child).  You can print these off to use as PECS choice boards)

Number work  -Look at the Natural Patterns ppt.

-Can you help your child find patterns around the home – on clothes, in wood, leaves, a sieve in the kitchen etc.

-Try making some rubbings of patterns using wax crayons and paper or tin foil.

Messy Play – Can you turn hand prints into sea creatures?

 

-Google sensory play activities for more ideas

Wednesday

       

Movement activity  – Stretches (if your child has these)

Make a circuit around your house or garden – use balls, beanbags, table to crawl under etc. as appropriate

Try these fish themed movement songs from youtube to start the day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-wnQKRHTs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSYKynqFD0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKsUGf2LNG4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTLBELZl0I

Cookery – Making a fish pizza.  Use ready made pizza base and cut into a fish shape or if you are feeling adventurous make and shape pizza dough.  Decorate with your child’s favourite toppings and bake.

Encourage your child to be involved in as much of the cooking process as appropriate.

Art – Make a house or car out of recyclable materials (junk modelling)

Thursday

     

Literacy/Communication   – We have been focusing on  turn taking activities in class this term.  Use activities such as ‘bubbles’, ball runs, a ball to pass to each other, toy cars, building blocks etc.  Involve siblings, other family members in the house if possible.  Focus on taking turns with items e.g. roll the ball to each other, blowing bubbles to one child and then the next.  Use language such as “My turn”, “(Child’s name) turn” etc. Ask your child if they want ‘more’ using signing and words.  Accept attempt at sign, gesture or vocalisation as a request for more.  Sign and say clearly when the activity is “finished”.

ICT – Click the symbol Here are a couple of websites that the children can choose songs and games etc.

https://www.ianbean.co.uk/senict-members-resource-portal/

(you have to subscribe but resources are free)

http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page/?title=Resources&pid=3

Again – some nice touch screen resources

Sensory Science – Click the symbol Look at ’Something Special Out and About Beach’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZrmPcT64do

If you are able – visit the seaside and collect things that you find there; shells, seaweed, stones and a little sand. (If not get a collection of beach items to explore in a bucket or tray)

Friday

         

Literacy  – Click the symbol Retell the story of ‘Hooray For Fish’.  Can you remember the topic signs?

Topic – Click the symbol Use the Under the Sea ppt with YouTube songs attached.  Can your child choose their favourite songs to play?

Sensory Play and Massage – The children enjoy this relaxing session in the week.  We play calming music (google – relaxation fish as an example!) and get the foot-spas out for some massage.  Some children like this session to engage in sand play or sensory choose with edible items such as jelly or cereal.  It may just be a nice time to play together with toys of your child’s choice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riFyKUyGb4k  for calming music

Castle Theme 

Music
Castle themed songs

Click here for the song choose board 

Story
  • Use the powerpoint or the weblink to access ‘We are Knights’ sensory story.

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/04/14/sensory-story-we-are-knights

  • Your child may prefer episodes of ‘Mike the Knight’ TV show or Ben and Holly instead
Art and crafts
Can you make a castle, shield or sword from recycled materials or using paint, paper and collage
Messy Play
Make sand castles or castles from playdough.

Build a duplo tower and use foam or bubble bath to create a castle in the sky.

Make Ailsa (Disney’s Frozen)

Gloves of ice using a rubber glove filled with water and items (edible if your child may eat the buttons pictured).  Let your child explore as the ice melts.  BE AWARE remove plastic glove if it begins to split.

Cookery
Make something Castles themed!

Use crackers, cheese, cucumber and carrot to create a castle snack!

Make a castle sponge cake with ice-cream cone towers!