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Wk beg. 29.03.21

We conclude the term learning all about the Easter celebration and why it is special to Christians. We will look at new life; bunnies, lambs and chicks, making links to our previous learning on growth. We will learn about symbols connected with this celebration and sensitively tell the children the Easter story in an appropriate way. Each day will be filled with exciting Easter crafts, Easter activities and Easter egg hunts. On Thursday at 10:00 we will participate in the whole school Easter bonnet parade. Please remember to name your child's bonnet so we can return them to you at the end of the day. Our text of the week is, We're going on an Egg Hunt.

If you are self-isolating, please get in contact with the school so we can put together a bespoke home learning pack for your child, with additional guidance to enable you to support your child's learning at home. Should our bubble have to shut, additional information will be posted to this learning page.

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. This week we will be using the parachute to play co-operative games and we will use the egg and spoons to develop our balance and co-ordination skills. 

 

Physical Development, Fine Motor.

 

We will continue to develop our accuracy when using mark making tools and develop our fine motor control by removing stickers from a card to decorate an egg.  We will hold the crayons and brushes correctly developing our pencil grip as we colour and design our own eggs and complete pencil control sheets as we trace over lines on egg shapes. 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 form letters correctly in the sand.

Personal, Social, Emotional Development.

 

This week we will continue to encourage children to work well together as part of a team. Many games will draw upon children working co-operatively as they play and learn together. 

Communication and Language

 

Our word of the week will focus on the concept 'day'. At home use the term day first thing in the morning and talk about what will happen in the day.  In class we will sort objects and pictures between those that occur in the 'day' and 'not day'.

 

We will re-enact the story, We're going on an Egg Hunt using story props and phrases from the story. 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

We will be making our own Easter cards and designing and decorating our own eggs using crayons, paints and collage resources.

Understanding the World

 

We will complete life cycle puzzles including the life cycle of the butterfly and chicken. 

We will encourage the children to discuss their own family preparations for Easter. 

We will use the magnify lenses to observe the hardened chrysalis, refering to the picture stimulus cards of the butterfly lifecycle; naming each stage and use our picture cards to sequence the butterfly lifecycle independently. 

Literacy; Writing.

 

We will practise writing our names in our Easter cards. We will encourage an accurate hold of the pen and accurate copying from the children's name card. We will practise accurate letter formation in the sand focusing on letters that are contained in each child's name. 

Phonics

 

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, Number

 

We will count forwards and backwards by rote to 10, we will learn to recognise and count out amounts to 10.

We will be learning to touch count accurately saying a number as we count each of the eggs in the Easter Bunny's basket. 

We will learn to recognise numerals to 10 and recognise the corresponding piece of Numicon and image.

We will participate in number hunts and use the pieces found to construct eggs.

We will draw a given amount of eggs into an Easter basket. 

Our rhyme of the week is, Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose. Sing along and continue the Easter fun at home too. 

🐻 PETER RABBIT had a Fly upon his Nose Song | Baby Songs UK | Boey Bear

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