|10:30am to 11:00am
Music with Mrs Stoker
PE with Mr Bath
Panjabi with Mrs Matharu
|Helping round the Home Activity – make your own breakfast.
Talk about hand hygiene, getting everything ready first and the best order to carry out each task. Reduce risks of spilling and wastage by decanting milk into a small jug, cereal into a smaller container and jam or spread can be spooned onto a plate –this will need some patience and lots of praise. Consider which tasks will always need adult input (toasting bread) and which can be increasingly left to your child as they become more confident (pouring cereal from a box).
Stop Look Listen!
|Class learning set by the teacher
Activity – To keep the balloon off the floor.
Blow up a balloon.
Throw it into the air and challenge everyone to keep it from touching the floor.
Introduce some rules for challenge, e.g. you can only touch the balloon once and then someone else must touch it next, you can only use hands/feet/one hand etc. Have teams and invent a scoring system. Introduce more balloons into the game!
Questions to ask: Is it better to be gentle or rough with balloon contact? Can you use the back of your hand…just your fingers? Who is winning? How could we score a point?
|Building and modelling
Activity – Make the tallest tower.
Set up the challenge. How tall can you build the tower? Explore the building blocks and think about ways to use them to build a tower. Allow your child to explore and build, experiencing the way the structure will wobble and fall as it gets taller. Encourage them to problem-solve, turning the orientation of the blocks and exploring different ways to steady the structure. Encourage your child to compete with themselves. The first tower came up to your knees – can you make the next one taller? Try different materials to build with. Make up a story with the tower and some small play figures.
Create and play a board game.
Talk about any board games that you like to play. Discuss how you move around the board (often using a die) and some squares have actions associated with them (e.g. snakes and ladders). Say it would be fun to make a new game based on snakes and ladders. Together plot out a linear route of squares with a starting and finishing point. You can number the squares or show the direction with arrows. Talk about what things might make a player miss a turn or go back a space and what might propel them forward. (muddy puddles and gusts of wind, banana peel and springs, etc.). Mark some of the squares with these. Test the game to check that it is fun to play.
WALT: create a collage using magazines.
Remind your child how to use scissors safely and how to stick what they have cut out onto the paper. Look at some of the pages – discuss the pictures and colours. Talk about the different pictures that they could make by cutting and sticking. Remind them that they can try different arrangements and combinations before they stick their shapes in place. Let their imaginations run wild. They may want to create an abstract pattern or a picture. They may cut out shapes maintaining the image they are cutting from, e.g. cutting out a car, or they may cut random shapes across images to make new ones.
|Understanding the World
WALT: reflect on features of my house.