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Wk beg. 08.02.21

Creativity #4 Using our senses

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We hope you enjoy your final week of learning before a well deserved break. Well done everybody for all of your great work and trying so hard with your home learning. We look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks time so we can come back together with our friends to have lots more fun and adventures. This week I will be phoning you all on Wednesday afternoon to see how you all are. Stay safe everybody and enjoy learning with your families. 
Our final text this half term is The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. This book will enable us to recognise and explore our feelings and emotions at this difficult time. It will enable us to  support the children in managing and discussing feelings associated with the different emotions. In class we will focus on four of the emotions explored in the text; happy, sad, angry and scared. We will be setting up an emotions board for the children to use each day, this will also be used by our home learners when they return to school, their colour monster awaits them! 

Personal, Social, Emotional Development.

 

Each day we will explore one of the emotions in the text, (Monday; happy, Tuesday; sad, Wednesday; angry and Thursday; scared). For each emotion we will set up the home corner to trigger the given feelings for the children to relate to, happy; arrival of a treat, sad; toys removed, angry; broken resources and scared; adult pretending to be a scary monster. For each emotion the children will be encouraged to draw upon their own experiences when feeling the emotions and discuss these with the group by saying the sentence; I am ... when ...

Each day the children will be introduced and supported in recognising and discussing their feelings using the  Colour Monster emotions jars. They will have their name written on a coloured monster (enclosed in home learning pack) and will recognise their name, finding their own monster and placing it on the emotion that represents how they are feeling (jars enclosed in home learning pack). 

We will explore strategies that we can use when we feel angry or stressed such as using a stress ball, going outside to scream, using star fish breathing techniques and using a mini stress toy. We will then make our own mini stress toy (see instructions and balloon in home learning packs).   
We will discuss what we are looking forward to after Lock Down and write these ideas down before placing them in a jar, (see instructions in home learning pack). 

Physical Development, Gross Motor.

 

Each day we will complete short burst energy activities to keep us healthy and to improve our co-ordination. Below are a selection of activities we will be accessing this week. On Tuesday we will be working with Mr Wheeler, our whole school sports coach. Please ensure children come dressed in warm track suit trousers and suitable outdoor footwear such as trainers as this session will be delivered outdoors on the school playground or on the field should it be icy. 

Physical Development, Fine Motor

 

We will continue to develop our accuracy when using mark making tools, we will learn to trace carefully over a given line and colour within the lines (sheets included in home learning pack). We will practise large scale movements, then practise the same patterns on large sheets of paper. We will practise our Dough Disco movements (see sheet in last week's home learning pack) and make the first letter in our names as a capital letter using the playdough. We will use the tweezers to improve the accuracy of our fine motor control, placing coloured pom-poms into a matching beaker. We will thread coloured pipe cleaners through a colander again to improve our fine motor control. 

Our Phonics learning will focus on syllable and rhyme work. 

 

On Monday we will clap out the syllables in the names of the colours in the text. We will then present the children with two objects at a time that contain different amounts of syllables. The adult will then clap out the syllables in one of the objects for the children to identify which object has that amount of syllables, focusing on objects that contain one or two syllables. For example, when shown a book and an apple, if the adult clapped twice the answer would be apple, if the adult clapped once the answer would be book. 

On Tuesday we will clap out the syllables in the names of the emotions within the text. We will then present the children with two objects at a time that contain different amounts of syllables. The adult will then clap out the syllables in one of the objects for the children to identify which object has that amount of syllables, focusing on objects that contain one, two or three syllables. For example, when shown a cup and a banana, if the adult clapped three times the answer would be banana, if the adult clapped once the answer would be cup. 

On Wednesday we will clap out the syllables in the names of children in the class. We will then present the children with two objects at a time that contain different amounts of syllables. The adult will then clap out the syllables in one of the objects for the children to identify which object has that amount of syllables, focusing on objects that contain one, two, three and four syllables. For example, when shown a teddy bear and a train track, if the adult clapped three times the answer would be teddy bear, if the adult clapped twice the answer would be train track. 

On Thursday we will clap out the beats to our favourite Nursery rhymes as we sing them.

On Friday we will tap out the beats using wooden instruments, as we sing our favourite Nursery rhymes. 

Mathematics; Number.

 

Each day we will count by rote forwards from 0-10 and backwards from 10-0.  As we count we will point to the corresponding number on our Monster number line.

On Monday, we will mix up the numbers 0-5 and re-order the numbers so that the number line is complete. We will also roll the die and give the monster the given amount of biscuits.

On Tuesday, we will turn a number from 0-5 on our number line and see if the children can identify which number has been turned. We will also roll the die and clap out the given amount.

On Wednesday, we will order the numbers 0-5 and roll the die and find the correct Numicon piece to feed to the monster.   

On Thursday we will name the numerals 0-6 from a mixed pack developing our speed and confidence. We will also find the correct Numicom piece to represent each of the numbers. We will then order the Numicom pieces from 1-10 with our learning partner. (Sheet enclosed in home learning pack for home learners).

On Friday we will name the numerals 0-6 from a mixed pack continuing to develop our speed and confidence. We will roll the die and draw the correct amount of Monsters to attend our Monster Tea Party.  

Understanding the World

 

We will be returning to our Science experiment where each child placed the top of a carrot in water and predicted what would happen. We will comment on what has happened and the conditions needed for growth to occur. 

Expressive Arts and Design.

 

We will create a Valentines Card by securing an elastic band on a kitchen roll tube to create a heart shape. Children will select their own colour paints to create their design by printing the heart shapes onto card.

 

We will create our own monster masks using various collage materials. 

 

We will create colour explosion pictures using watery paints and drizzle the paint onto our paper using spoons, we will also use pipettes to squirt the paint onto the paper discussing and commenting on the patterns created. We will comparing the two approaches to applying the paints and the differences and similarities that occur on the paper. 

Literacy; writing.

 

We will use our name cards to write our names onto the cards that we make for our loved ones. We will draw and label the things that make us happy, giving meaning to the marks and pictures we record. 

 

Literacy; reading.

 

We will learn to recognise our own names and identify them as we select our own Colour Monster name card. We will develop our understanding of the text, The Colour Monster, describing the characters and events that occur in the story. 

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