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20th April-1st May 2020
Song of the week
Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home
Word of the week
Ladybird (week 1)
Flower (week 2)
Here are our recommended activities for this week which are linked to our story of the week above. Hope you enjoy 😊
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2.Animal structures- Using lego, help your child to make an animal -they could make a ladybird, sheep, cow or chicken!
3.Counting songs- Sing some of your child’s favourite nursery rhymes whilst teaching them how to count. Some of these include ‘1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive’, ‘Five little speckled frogs’ and ‘Five little ducks.’
1. Reading the story of the week- if you have a copy of the book, this will be great to share and read with your child. If not, there is an interactive version available on YouTube (see link below.) This book includes lots of animals and the sounds they make, so ask your child to see if they can repeat the sounds and maybe do some of the actions of the animas too.
2. Animal role play- whilst reading the story, you could act out some of the animal noises using some teddy bears or soft animas you have around the house. See if your child can join in. This will engage your child and help them to love story time as much as we do.
3. Words of the week- our words of the week are ‘Ladybird’ and ‘Flower.’ Encourage your child to say these words and you could also use pictures to help them identify what they are. You could even try to find them in the garden or out on a daily walk.
Understanding the World
3. Tidy up time-After all of that fun, ask your child to help put away their toys as this helps them to remember where things belong. It is also great for their listening skills and helps them to follow routines and boundaries.
Communication and Language
1. Farm Animal Game-Using farm animal toys or pictures see if your child can identify the animals and the sounds they make. Ask questions such as “Where is the sheep?” and “What sound does it make?”
2. Listening game-Using the video link below ask your child to listen to the sound of the animal and see if they can tell you which animal it is.
3. Word game- Encourage your child to start to put two words together such as ‘big sheep’ or ‘little chick.’ You can do this throughout the day or whilst playing with them.
Expressive Arts and Design
1. Sheep collage- Collage is a great activity to help your child enjoy the marks they make and to become creative. See if you can draw a sheep, then use cotton wool for the fur and googly eyes (if you have them.) Allow your child to use the glue stick and glue on the cotton wool themselves.
2. Painting a fence- Buttercups love this simple outdoor activity where they have a small pot filled with water and a paintbrush. They paint the fence or a wall which will help them with their fine and gross motor skills.
3. Dancing to music-This can be done inside or out. Part of this learning objective is that they are able to move their whole bodies to music that they like. So, put on some favourite tunes or sing some nursery rhymes (such as Old MacDonald) and have a good boogie!