Wk beg. 22.03.21
Our text this week is; Once there were Giant's, by Martin Waddell. This book will enable us to explore our third lifecycle, the lifecycle of the human.
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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 and develop our fine motor control by threading the dinosaur card set. 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 one handed tools learning to cut straight, curved and zig-zag lines.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
We will continue to support the children as they develop their friendships with other children. We will support them as they work individually, with a partner, in a small group and as part of a whole class. We will support the children as they take turns and share resources.
Communication and Language
Our word of the week will focus on the concept 'tall'.
We will use the small world people and character puppets to develop and act out our own family stories.
Expressive Arts and Design.
Using mirrors and a range of media we will create our own self portrait. Each day we will provide the children with a different artistic experience such as paint, collage materials, crayons, pastels and loose parts. We will look carefully at the shape of our faces, the colour and length of our hair, the colour of our eyes, and the position of our eyes, ears, mouth and nose in relation to other features on our faces.
Understanding the World
We will complete life cycle puzzles including the lifecycle of the butterfly, frog and human.
We will continue to use the magnify lenses to observe the chrysalis, this week we will be transferring the chrysalis to their butterfly garden ready for when then emerge as butterflies, 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 tadpoles and refer to photograph stimulus cards of the frog lifecycle; naming each stage and use our picture cards to sequence the frog life cycle independently.
We will look at the human lifecycle naming and sequencing photographs at different stages of the lifecycle.
We will look at and celebrate our own families discussing the similarities and differences of these.
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 use the wooden letters and picture letter word cards to develop the children's familiarity with letters and experience of using letters to spell words (match letters) and understanding that words carry meaning.
Children starting in Reception Class in September will play the 'Silly Soup' game putting items into the soup all of which begin with the same initial sound. Throughout the week we will focus on s, a, t, i, p sounds. After we have placed the items into the soup we will name all of the ingredients used developing children's knowledge of words beginning with the same sounds. The children will also use mirrors to say sounds and observe their faces; mouths and lips. we will discuss the way our lips move when making p and b sounds, how the tongue pokes out for th, the way teeth and lips touch for f and the way lips shape the sounds sh and m. We will create fun sentences using our own names such as Jim, juggles jam jars.
Children continuing Nursery in September will focus on continuing to develop their knowledge of the number of syllables in words. Throughout the week they will focus on different collections of objects; food, transport, clothing, verbs, and name of friends and family members. They will focus on words containing 1 to 4 syllables, learning to accurately clap the words out and counting how many syllables are in each word.
Mathematics; Shape, space and measure.
We will focus on accurately using the language of size. We will order ourselves from tallest to shortest and identify who is the tallest in the group and who is the shortest. We will develop the language of comparison; taller than and shorter than. We will order a small number of items by height continuing to develop our language as we discuss the sets of objects. We will measure objects using a range of items and measure ourselves using the soft bricks.