Good morning, everyone!
Clover Class have recommended a fantastic shortbread recipe that they followed last week. There are only 3 ingredients and you can make these by hand if you don't have a food mixer and make small balls and squash them flat by hand if you don't have a rolling pin or cutters.
The children loved adding their favourite smell to the recipe out of a choice of 3 and rolling the dough with help and choosing the cutters. Ideas for different flavours are in the recipe.
Wishing you a merry Christmas!
Sunflower Class Team
Christmas Shortbread Recipe
Rumble in The Jungle story
Complete the pattern
Ordering numbers 1-30 activity
CVC words matching activity
These are some video links for your child's learning and entertainment. Please visit these pages!
1. Fruit in Makaton
2. Mini beasts in Makaton
3. Vegetables in Makaton
4. Alphabet in Makaton
5. Alphabet Song with Makaton
6. Jolly Phonics A-Z
7. Week days in Makaton
8. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Makaton
9. I Dig My Garden
10. Incy Wincy Spider in Makaton
11. Interactive Play Ideas for children with Autism
We would like to share a story called 'Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers' by Mairi Hedderwick.
Katie Morag has two Grandmothers in this story. She lives on an island with Mummy and Granny Island. They are waiting for Granny Mainland to come and stay. Granny Mainland travels on a boat.
1. Use junk modelling materials to make your own boat. Maybe float plastic pots, lids and tubs in a bowl of water in the garden or wait until bath time and have even more fun in the bath.
2. Imagine loading the boat with Granny Mainland's luggage. How many small items can you fit in the plastic tubs and post for example, milk bottle lids or lego pieces?
3. Granny Mainland always looks very smart. Why don't you dress up as Granny Mainland and try on different shoes and jackets.
Granny Island works on a farm. One day Flossie the sheep gets lost.
4. Make a sheep using junk modelling materials.
5. Can you make a sheep by scrunching up newspaper for the body of the sheep? Maybe tear and stick newspaper onto a hand-drawn picture of a sheep.
Do you remember the nursery rhyme 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'?
6. Why don't you sing this nursery rhyme at home with your family and have a go at copying the signing. There will either be a link saved on this page or emailed to Mummy or Daddy. Why don't you all join in.
Use this link and join in - https://youtu.be/rKMSx0-t6LE
7. You could add some of your own musical sounds to the rhyme. Practise keeping to the rhythm of the rhyme by banging on kitchen pots and pans or by just clapping your hands. Why don't you practise singing and playing faster and slower. Which speed do you prefer?
Katie Morag's sheep gets very dirty in the story and he needs a wash.
Pretend to wash your sheep or save this activity for later and have even more bath time fun.
There will be another link to the story of Katie Morag on here. It was originally saved for the children in Lily class. Click on the link to see a familiar face and enjoy.
The story of a very naughty sheep - https://youtu.be/ZKtim8vqvek
Hello again everyone,
I hope you’ve all have fun sharing the story about Flossie the Sheep in the story of Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers.
Below are some further activities you could try at home that are linked to the story:
1. Washing and water play – do you have toy animals at home that could be cleaned like Flossie the sheep. Make the most of the warmer weather and wash these in the garden.
2. Flossie the sheep was awarded a rosette for having the softest wool. Choose some of your favourite toys from home and line them up ready to award them prizes. How many toys have you got? How many prizes will you need?
3. Make some rosettes and certificates for your toys.
Ask an adult to print this out. You could decorate round it with colouring tools or decorate it with coloured paper, wool, pasta or rice. You could even design you own by drawing round a circular shape and attaching and dangling ribbon, string or paper. Remember, an adult can help you with this if you need it.
4. Make some bunting or paper chains and have a party to celebrate Flossie’s award.
What other activities could you do at home with your own family? Are there challenges you could do at home as a family? Could you award mum or dad or a brother or sister their own rosette for something they have done?
Here are some examples:
Who can build the tallest lego tower in 2 minutes?
Who can thread the most pieces of pasta onto string in 2 minutes and make the biggest necklace for Granny Mainland?
Who can put their shoes and socks on the quickest?
What other challenges can you think of?
Maybe there’s something you’ve learned to do whilst you’ve been at home and not in school or maybe there’s something you’ve got better at. Why don’t you give yourself an award for each of these things.
Please listen to this online story with your child and help them enjoy the activities below.
‘Little cloud’ story
- Use objects that are big and little and ask the child to compare-you might have to demonstrate first, then let your child do it
- Your child can also group big and small objects into 2 hoops. Demonstrate ‘big’ by placing the first big object into that hoop and then ‘little’ by placing a little object into the other hoop. You could use pots, washing baskets and similar instead of hoops
- Use the cotton balls to count the clouds (or cotton socks/similar)
- Or count the clouds in the story every time they appear
- Creative/sensory activity
- Use glue and shaving foam together to create clouds on paper (hands or brush) by dabbing the mixture onto the paper
- Cloud songs:
Your child will enjoy listening to these songs and you can encourage them to go out in the garden or look through the window with you and find different clouds.