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Wk beg. 15.03.21

Our text this week is; Tadpole's Promise, by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. This book will enable us to explore our second lifecycle, the lifecycle of the frog. 


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Below is brief overview of what we will be learning in class should you wish to further support your child at home.  

Physical Development, Gross Motor.


Each day we will complete short burst energy activities to keep us healthy and to improve our co-ordination. On Tuesday morning we will have our P.E. session. 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. We will practise large scale movements, then practise the same patterns on large sheets of paper. We will develop our hand/eye co-ordination by using a water filled bag to move flies into a frogs mouth and we will play with the jumping frogs moving them into a pool of water.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development.


Throughout the week there will be lots of opportunities for the children to continue to develop their friendships and work individually, with a partner, in a small group as well as being part of a whole class. 

Communication and Language


Our word of the week will focus on the concept 'less'. 

Expressive Arts and Design.


We will look at many frogs some native to England but also tropical frogs, exploring their various colours and patterns. We will decorate our own frogs throughout the week using different media choices each day including, crayons, pastels, paints and collage items. We will use our pictures to create a head dress and use these as a prop whilst singing and acting out the song 5 Little Speckled Frogs. 

Understanding the World


We will complete life cycle puzzles including the lifecycle of the frog.

We will continue to use the magnify lenses to observe our growing caterpillars, referring to picture stimulus cards of the butterfly lifecycle; naming each stage and use our picture cards to sequence the butterfly lifecycle independently.  

We will observe some frog spawn and refer to photograph stimulus cards of the frog lifecycle; naming each stage and use our picture cards to sequence the frog lifecycle independently. 

Literacy; Writing.


We will practise writing our names. We will encourage an accurate hold of the pen, accurate copying from the children's name card and accurate letter formation focusing on letters that are contained in each child's name. Younger children will practise matching tiles to their own name card and placing the letter tiles underneath their name card to develop their familiarity of the letters and the order in which they come in their names. 



We will continue to learn the tongue twisters; 'Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, Black Bread' and 'Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear'. 

We will continue to play I spy games using objects on a tray, encouraging the children to listen to the initial sound in words. We will sort sets of objects based on their initial sounds. We will play musical corners listening to the initial sound of a word then going to the area in the room where other objects with the same initial sound are located. We will play what is in our sound box today, looking and naming objects with the same initial sound.