Wk beg. 04.01.21
In class we will complete a range of activities including:
Painting animals from the text; children will select their own colour and brush sizes learning to name the colours accurately and painting within the lines. They will learn to discuss their work with an adult and their friends.
Small World Play; children will use the animals to retell and create their own versions of the story read.
Construction; children will create homes for the animals thinking about the size of the animals and what they need to survive.
Story telling; children will use the prepared stick puppets and head dresses to retell the story.
Reading and understanding; children will join in with the refrains and identify the colour and the animals that they see, working with the teacher they will have the opportunity to work in small groups to retell the story using head dresses as props. This will develop later in the week when children use their own paintings to act out new versions of the story which will be recorded as a class book.
Investigation area; children will explore using primary colour discs and paddles to overlap and create secondary colours.
Dough activities; children will use their own individual pots of dough to roll and flatten the dough then use it to cut animal shapes or mould animals of their choice. They will then use the sentence, "I see a ... (name colour and name animal) looking at me", to further develop language work related to the text.
Listening activities; children will make the sounds of the animals from the text and identify the correct animal when the teacher makes the sound. They will identify the order of two then three animal sounds made by the teacher. They will have the opportunity to retell the story and their own version adding their own sounds appropriately and will have the opportunity to select instruments to represent these animal sounds.
We will also enjoy playing in the snow and developing our language skills. We will be the first group to visit Forest School so hope that some of the snow remains for us all to enjoy. If we have more snow, we will continue with this stimulus making marks on snowmen and making snips and cuts to create snowflakes.
HOME LEARNING TASK.
If during the holiday your child enjoyed playing in the snow, making a snow angel, or a snowman please share this work on Tapestry so we can share their experiences with their friends in class.
Learn the rhyme, 5 Little Snowmen Fat.
Decorate a biscuit, by icing a biscuit attaching a marshmallow and adding features using an icing pen. Discuss the changes to ingredients as water is added to the icing sugar powder.