Planning 

“Space and Colour”

This half term our new topic is ‘ Space and Colour’. Just to give a quick overview for you as to what we will be looked at in addition to the suggested ‘useful online resources’.

Areas of interest:

  • Colour and senses exploration.
  • Colour sorting.
  • Following patterns and ordering.
  • Money.

Some stories you may find useful to start off with: (available on YouTube in read aloud/ song versions).

  • Oliver’s Vegetables.
  • Oliver’s Fruit salad.
  • Oliver’s Milkshake.
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Don’t forget to send us your photographs via Twitter or email of all your hard work and the fun activities you are doing at home!

Monday

             

Literacy Read the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ or watch it on our Castle Lockdown Library.

What food can you see? What colour are they? What happens to the caterpillar? How many pieces of food can you count?

Numeracy – Work on ‘Size’ (Big and little)

Can you group big and little objects? Can you match big and little objects? Can you find something big/ little?

Movement activity –  Click the symbol

  • Mr Tumble Nursey Rhyme Playlist: Work on listening to the songs and following the actions/signs.

Science – Materials and textures

Task 1: Sensory exploration of different textures- What can you feel? You could explore, flour, gloop (cornflour and water) sand, shaving foam. What does it feel like?

 

Tuesday

             

Literacy –  Mark making/ Writing skills

Task 1:Can you practice your mark making/writing skills?

Numeracy Click the symbol  Number counting and recognition.

Task 1: 5 little men in a flying saucer role play. Order the numbers in the correct order. Can you match the numbers 1-5.  Join in with the song using your props.

Movement activity – Click the symbol Just dance kids’ PowerPoint. Work on choosing a song and following the actions.

PHSE – Work on your turn taking and communication skills.

Task 1: Can you play a game together e.g. passing a ball, monopoly, Jenga or snakes and ladders etc… (my turn, your turn, my turn, your turn – Good job!)

Task 2: Can you join in games that require key words such as ‘I want’, ‘more’ , ‘stop’ and ‘go’.

Can you practice the signs for these?

 

Wednesday

            

Literacy – Read the story ‘The very Hungry Caterpillar’ or watch it on our Castle Lockdown Library.

Task 1: Can you help re-tell the story?

Task 2: Can you order the key parts of the story?

Task 2: Can you match the key parts of the story?

Numeracy – Number counting and size exploration:

Task 1: Can you sort big and little objects?

Task 2: Can you count to 5 and order the numbers correctly

Task 3: Can you match the correct objects to the written numeral e.g. 1 bear to the number 1 and 2 bears to number 2.

Movement activity – Click the symbol Mr Tumble Nursey Rhyme Playlist: Work on listening to the songs and following the actions/signs.

Cookery –  Life skills: To practice mixing skills.

Task 1: Can you make some cakes?

 

Thursday

            

Literacy – Read the story ‘The very Hungry Caterpillar’ or watch it on our Castle Lockdown Library.

Task 1: Can you help re-tell the story?

Task 2: Can you order the key parts of the story?

Task 2: Can you match the key parts of the story?

Numeracy Click the symbol Counting – Number songs.

Task 1: Using the numeracy PowerPoint. Work on choice making. Anticipation and engagement in the number songs. Emphasising on the numbers. Join in… what number comes next? What object comes next? How many do you have left?

Task 2: Money ‘5 currant buns in a bakers shop’ Join in with some singing role play add and takeaway one bun. How many do you have left? Practise counting to 5. Match one coin to one bun. What colours can you see?

Movement activity:

Cosmic kids Yoga – We’re going on a bear hunt or Cosmic Yoga Kids Dance Party! Work on choosing a song and following the actions.

Art – Create a caterpillar with different textures/materials. You may like to listen the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar again on our Lockdown Library.

Music: Make your own musical instruments e.g. shaker bottles, drums from pans and spoons etc.

 

Friday

            

Literacy – Listen to/ Read the story ‘The very Hungry Caterpillar’ or watch it on our Castle Lockdown Library.

Numeracy – Money & Problem solving.

Problem solving: Continue to work on Fine motor skills and finger strengthening tasks e.g. posting and threading using the pincer grip.

Movement activity –  Click the symbol Mr Tumble Nursey Rhyme Playlist: Work on listening to the songs and following the actions/signs.

Topic – Healthy food and colour

Task 1: Make something healthy to eat.

Task 2: Create some colourful art work of your choice (look at Artist – Paul Klee)

 

Suggested Online Resources

Cosmic Kids Yoga – The class love these sessions. Allow your child to choose one they would like to do.

(We’re going on a bear hunt, Moana and Pokémon are amongst the favourites).

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
PE with Joe – The Body Coach on YouTube at 9am.  Parents, Brothers, Sisters anyone can join in with you! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Singing hands – Have fun with Suzanne and Tracy enjoy the music and practise your signing. You may even want to send us a video? https://www.youtube.com/user/SingingHandsUK
Kids Zumba (YouTube) – There will be a few different channel selections. Choose as appropriate for your child. Type into YouTube ‘Kids Zumba’
Edinburgh Zoo – Live cams being shown daily – Penguins, Tiger, Panda & Koalas. https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
Go Noodle – Your child loves their songs and dance moves. They are on YouTube and they also have their own website. https://www.gonoodle.com/
Barnaby Bear – Barnaby enjoys adventures to lots of different places and enjoys to learn about new things with his friends. Some places have town links and some have country links. These are short easy to watch episodes. Go onto YouTube and type in ‘Barnaby Bear’
Debbie Doo – Debbie has her own YouTube channel. She has lots of action songs and learning songs available on there. You child enjoys her songs. ‘Let’s Star Jump!’ is good for movement and directional language. https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieDooTV
Barefoot Books– The home of sing along stories. We have often enjoyed listening to these stories. Your children enjoys ‘The magic Train ride’ and  ‘We all go travelling by’ (www.barefootbooks.com) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf_8ZTFvJeS8U60W8C8PGhA
English/Literacy Website – This website has fun songs that your child enjoys, Stories and some interactive word games as well as online fun tasks. https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/
Learning Station – Lots of fun songs – Action songs, educational songs and nursery rhymes. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLearningStation
Bounce Patrol  – Lots of fun songs – Action songs, memory songs and information carrying songs. https://www.youtube.com/user/BouncePatrolKids