Week beginning 18.01.2021
Hello. This week our learning will continue to revolve around the story of Baby Bear. After building his rocket he finally gets to the moon, meeting a friendly owl on the way.
Baby Bear is now flying through space. Our key words for this week will be MOON, FLYING, OWL and SPACE. We will read the story this week and recap on our previous key words.
This week we are learning about position and direction. You can do simple exercises, such as turning your head LEFT and RIGHT, jumping UP and DOWN and moving FORWARDS and BACKWARDS. The most fun we had in class was a spinning movement. You can go ROUND an ROUND in a playground or spin some everyday objects on a smooth surface. Why not have a box with a teddy and place him in different positions.
Space is dark. Baby Bear needed light to travel to the moon. The moon reflects light and appears to be bright in the sky at night. We will be looking at things that are dark and light. Can you find things that light up at home? How does it feel when it's dark in the room? Try to make dark by draping a black cloth over your head... What can you see?
We will be thinking about how we travel and how different vehicles move. What types of vehicles do we use? Do they have wheels or do they fly? If you have toy vehicles at home, have a look at how they move. Push them forwards and backwards. Can they go up and down? If your child is a reader and begins to recognise simple familiar word, you can try this activity... Word and object matching. Print the cards and place toys next to them.
LIGHT and DARK
DOUGH DISCO FUN!
Have a go at Dough Disco, a fantastic and engaging activity where children follow a hand movement to make a shape. There's music too.
We do this in class once a week so your child should recognise this activity.
This is the first part, next one will be added later.
Fine Motor Skills Exercise with music. So much fun!
IN and OUT
Week beginning 11.01.2021
Hello. Hope you are keeping safe and healthy. Please keep in touch with us. Here are learning activities for this week.
This week we will be thinking about rockets and how people travel into space.
In our story 'Whatever next' baby bear builds a rocket out of a box. Have you tried to build a rocket at home? What did you use? Send us a picture through our class email. If you haven't made one yet, don't worry; you will find ideas on our page below.
Children will begin recognising key story words such as ROCKET, BEAR, MOON. They will learn about what happened to baby bear when he went up the chimney.
This week we are learning between ONE and LOTS. How about putting lots of cutlery on one side of the table and just one on the other... Can your child try to do do the same? You could repeat this activity with any everyday objects: shoes, pasta, potatoes, toys, etc.
We are going to be making space sounds... using everyday objects.
What does a clonking dish remind you of?
How about running a bath?
What if you had a balloon that popped?
Try to make your own SPACE SOUND.
Packing for the MOON
Welcome to our class site.
My name is Aga and I am the Freesia class teacher. Fiona, Lucy and Kacey are our lovely support team.
We are a busy class, engaging in lots of learning opportunities. We will try our best to make learning at home equally fun and engaging. Please bear with us as we will be updating this page on a weekly basis. Check for new content every Monday.
Our class email is now ready so please contact us through:
You can send us pictures of your home learning activities, ask questions and add comments to our resources. We would love to hear how you are getting on at home and if there's anything we can help you with.
I will be checking this email between 9am and 6pm daily and will try to respond to your messages as soon as possible.
To keep busy you can try out these websites to give you extra ideas:
In Freesia Class we say HELLO everyday where we sing the Hello song and look at ourselves in the mirror, recognising facial expressions and feelings. We find out what the weather is and what day of the week it is.
For all these elements we use objects of reference so children know that for example rain is associated with water and clouds with white silky fabric. If you would like to sing the hello song with your child using objects of reference, here is a list of what you might need:
1. Fan or bubbles- wind
2. Soft fabric (blue or white)- clouds
3. Sprinkle of water- rain
4. Light up toy, battery powered candle- sun
SPRING TERM 2021
This term we will be exploring SPACE as our theme. We will be reading Whatever Next by Jill Murphy, a story of a bear who travels to the moon. He builds a rocket and has a wonderful adventure in space.
1. How will you travel to the moon?
Make a rocket to travel into space on your adventure... use whatever you can: blocks, boxes and even tins with food! Have fun stacking them and balancing your rocket. Can you count back for take off? 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!!!
2. Where are you bear?
Use the flashcards/power point below to practice positional words. We have been working on these words last term so you should be able to place a teddy correctly, following a word clue. All you need is a soft toy, a box and some basic furniture. Have fun!
3. Shall we have a picnic on the moon?
Take a blanket and set up a pretend picnic. Use some props from your kitchen- count how many plates and cups will you need for you and your family.
If you can, why not bake some delicious star shaped biscuits? Here is a recipe...
4. Can you sing a space song?
"Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we'll be there very soon.
Five, four, three, two, one.... BLAST OFF!
Bamboozle advocate a relaxed environment, with an invitation to engage with activities and resources.
How about trying some of these activities as an invitation to play, with your child nearby and see whether they might come to join you:
Have some paint available, place some on a tray or in a pot, and explore, with your hands, using some objects that can be cleaned, using a paintbrush.
We find felt pens work best as they require the least amount of pressure and most pupils can achieve a result.
Explore using pens in different ways - attaching them to string and standing up to draw.
Drawing on different types of paper: blank, newspaper, magazines
Interesting or inviting objects
Try using sand, different types of paper, bubble wrap, bubbles, rice, lentils, salt, water as an invitation to join you in play.