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We are so sorry that we have had to reduce class sizes due to the national lockdown and understand that this will be a difficult time for everyone. First and foremost, we want everybody to be safe and stay well.

 

As the children will be spending more time at home, I will be uploading some ideas every Monday for you to do throughout the week with your child at home if you so wish. I would love for our class to still stay connected during this time so please feel free to send any photo’s of your child taking part in these activities to the class email address for us to upload onto our class website page.

 

Remember to stay safe and enjoy the time together and we hope to see you soon!

Thank you so much for those that have emailed in photos of the activities your children have taken part in at home this week. It is so great to keep in contact with you all and to hear what the children have been up to. Please scroll down to find this weeks activities and remember I am always here to help if you need any support with the home learning ideas.

1th March – This week’s theme is ‘On the Farm'

 

Old Macdonald Music Activity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWhqORImND0 Listen and sing along to Old Macdonald had a farm! You could use puppets or soft toys as props or if you do not have any at home, you could use the visual props below. You might like to find objects around the home for your child to use as instruments or create rain maker instruments with your child by filling bottles with rice or lentils.

 

 

Muddy Animals Messy Play and Water Activity

Your child may like to enjoy some muddy messy play with farm animals! You can create muddy messy play by using crushed up cookies, chocolate and cereal or chocolate angel delight. Your child may enjoy feeling this with their hands or using a tool.

After the messy play, your child may enjoy washing the animals too! Fill the sink, bath or container with water and bubble bath and provide a range of scrubbing brushes and sponges for your child to use. Your child may also enjoy pouring water into different sized containers and bottles. Use language such as dirty, clean and the names of the farm animals and encourage your child to imitate these or experiment with making a range of different sounds. You may like to blow bubbles for your child to pop as they play.

 

 

Farm Mark Making and Collage Ideas

Find some farm themed mark making and arts and crafts ideas below. You can model turning your child’s mark making into different animals using pens or googly eyes. You may also like to use the colouring sheets, tracing and collage making activities below to develop your child’s fine motor skills.

 

Farm Themed Maths Activities

Encourage counting during messy play and small world activities. Your child may like to count how many animals are in the farm or how many transport toys they have. You might like to model counting objects yourself whilst helping your child to point to each object to develop knowledge of one to one correspondence.

 

Your child may like to sort their toys into different categories, an important early maths skill.

 

 

Puzzles

Completing puzzles is another mathematical skill for the children to practise. Follow the link below to complete some farm themed puzzles.

Down on the farm puzzle -https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gxpx2s43tj?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fdown-on-the-farm-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

Farm Games, Songs and Videos

Finally, here are some farm themed games and songs that your child may like to play, listen and dance along to –

A year on the farm game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gxpx2s43tj?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fdown-on-the-farm-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

Sounds on the farm game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/down-on-the-farm-animal-sounds-quiz

The animals on the farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXEq-QO3xTg

Old MacDonald had a farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6HzoUcx3eo

 

Please send photos to the class email address to share your child’s learning with us and we look forward to seeing everybody again at school next week :)

 

22nd February – This week’s theme is ‘Fun with Food’ 

Food Themed Playlist

Your child may like to listen and sing along to the following food related songs at home this week -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxq5TRCIOWA 

 

Food Related Mark Making

Encourage your child to paint using a range of different fruits and vegetables. Focus on naming the fruit and vegetables or focus on colours. To extend the activity you could also cut shapes into potatoes to focus on shape recognition with your child.

Another fun idea is to encourage your child to paint onto bread using food colouring to create some rainbow toast!

 

 

 

Food Messy Play

Encourage your child to explore a range of food using all of their senses. Provide a range of wet or dry food depending on your child’s preference and as suggested last week, try to provide at least one wet item for your child to explore as a challenge if they are tactile defensive. Remember to be patient with this and provide your child with tools and utensils to explore with first.

 

Dry Food Sensory Play – cereal, uncooked rice and pasta, uncooked porridge oats popcorn

Wet Food Sensory Play – cooked spaghetti and noodles, squeezing lemons, limes, oranges and other fruit, spaghetti hoops, jelly

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

Chinese New Year Celebrations!

This month we welcomed in the Chinese new year! Try creating a stir fry with your child, presenting them with new ingredients that they may not have tried before. Encourage your child to chop the vegetable themselves if they are able or encourage them to mix the noodles and sauce together before cooking in the pan. Although your child may not like to eat the stir fry, the process of making it will still be educational for them and they may also explore new foods that they have not before. Your child may also like to explore the stir fry once it has cooled down as a sensory play, exploring the feel of noodles with their hands.

 

Your child may like to make some of the following crafts at home to celebrate the Chinese new year. 

 

 

Your child may like to watch the following video of a real Chinese dragon and may like to listen to the following dragon song too!

Chinese Dragon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVKILdeob4E

Sesame Street Dragon Dance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD8R8iQr544

Dragon Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by5sTzh67fU

Chinese New Year Fireworks Display - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paplh8we4f0

 

Also find the relaxing Chinese music and lanterns videos in the links below to encourage some relaxation time for your child at home

Chinese Lanterns -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTrEBqLZaAo

Chinese Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D-Nj64uMW8  

 

Food Themed Games

Follow the links below to find some fun food related games -

 

My World Kitchen Game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/my-world-kitchen-ivor?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fmy-world-kitchen-game%3Fcollection%3Dgames-you-may-have-missed

Twirlywoos Fruit Tea Machine -https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/g3dghr1qwp?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Ftwirlywoos-fruit-tea-machine-game%3Fcollection%3Dfun-activities-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers

 

Food Themed Puzzles

Your child may like to complete the food puzzles found in the links below -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/jigsaw-my-world-kitchen?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fmy-world-kitchen-jigsaw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gd47x7xml2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fteletubbies-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

Pancake Day

Last week we celebrated Pancake day! Use the recipe below to make some more delicious pancakes with your child and encourage your child to communicate what toppings they might like in their own way. You can use the visual aid below to help if appropriate for your child.

 

Food Number Songs

Finally, here are some number songs that your child may like to listen and dance along to at home. Where possible, use props to support learning and understanding -

 

10 Fat Sausages – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNNBHQTfb8k

1 potato, 2 potato – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efMHLkyb7ho

Counting Bananas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr-L6q4vbWU

5 Currant Buns– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mi79hRcSXI

 

We would love to hear what recipes your child creates at home this week and if your child tries anything new! Please send photos to the class email address to share your child’s learning with us :)

8th February – This week’s theme is ‘Winter Wonderland’

 

Get your woolly hats and wellies on and get outside in the snow! Your child may love to go sledging, make snow angels and look at the footprints they make as they jump and run in the snow. Add elements of anticipation to your child’s play by counting or saying ‘ready steady go’ before throwing snow into the air or pushing them on their sledge!

 

See if you can build a giant snowman! Bring a spare hat, scarf and gloves to add to your snowman and name each item, encouraging your child to copy the words if able. We would love to see the children enjoying the snow so please email us any photos :)

 

             

 

 

Alternatively, if you are unable to get out in the snow, try bringing some snow inside for some sensory play indoors. Fill containers, bowls and plates with snow and encourage your child to explore. If your child does not like touching the snow as it is too cold and wet, provide utensils for them to explore with and encourage them to touch a little at a time with their hands, praising any small steps they may take towards this. You could also create some fake snow using cotton wool, ice, flour or soapy foam for your child to explore too.  

 

 

You may like to create a calming learning environment by playing the following relaxing winter videos at home for your child to listen to as they play.

Winter relaxation music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KujGcZ5f7U

Snowflake song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbKjDjMDok

 

 

Cookies and Hot Chocolate Recipe

There is nothing better than getting in from a cold snowy walk, cosying up and eating some homemade cookies and hot chocolate. Below are some simple recipes to try with your child. If you are feeling extra creative, your child may like to create a melted snowman cookie using marshmallows!

 

Cookie recipe - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/basic-cookies

 

Hot chocolate recipe -

Snow Painting

Your child might like to create some snowy paintings at home using blue or white paint and glitter. They may like to use paintbrushes, stamps, cotton wool or their hands to create different marks on paper. You might like to cut some of your child’s paintings into snowflakes and hold them above your child for them to explore as they have some relaxation time or you may like to hang them proudly in the window for all to see. You could also bring some snow in from outside to paint too for a sensory experience!

 

 

 

 

Please also find a range of snow themed colouring sheets and tracing activities below to develop your child’s fine motor skills.

 

The Snowman

Wrap up in a blanket and watch the snowman together by following the link below - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A3THighARU

 

 

After watching the snowman together, your child may like to complete a range of snowman themed games and craft and playdough activities to develop their fine motor skills as seen below.

 

 

Playdough recipe - https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/

The Snowman games - https://www.thesnowman.com/play/

 

Winter Games, Songs and Videos

Finally, here are some winter themed games and songs that your child may like to play, listen and dance along to –

 

Peter Rabbit snow game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/peter-rabbit-hop-to-it

Nelly and Nora in the snow clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgnsNObQK3U

I’m a little snowman song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FczqntFwb6k

Snowman dance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JMofSKeR0

5 little snow men - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrfCD9wjLUE  

 

 

We would love to see your snowy pictures :) Please send photos to the class email address to share your child’s learning with us :)

1st February – This week’s theme is ‘Walking Through the Jungle’ 

 

                                                Jungle Mark Making

Create animal tracks by dipping animal figures in paint and printing them onto paper. Your child may also like to use their hands to create different marks on paper. Model painting simple lines and shapes and encourage your child to trace over these if they are able. Your child may like to glue leaves and sticks to their picture to create a jungle scene. Encourage your child to recognise the marks they are making. You may also like to use the colouring sheets and tracing activities below to develop mark making skills. 

 

Jungle Messy Small World

Create a jungle small world activity for your child to explore. You may like to add toy animals or natural resources from the garden to a container full messy materials. Below are some ideas of wet and dry messy play ideas that your child may enjoy. If your child is tactile defensive and does not like touching wet or slimy materials, first begin by encouraging them to explore a range of dry materials before gently encouraging them to pay attention to a wet texture. They may prefer to watch you play with the materials or they may pluck up the courage to use a tool or utensil before eventually touching with their fingerprints. This can be difficult for children that are tactile defensive so be patient and allow the children to explore at their own place, praising any small steps they may take.

 

Dry messy play ideas – cereal, popcorn, crushed up cookies and biscuits, flour, dry rice and pasta (add food colouring to colour), lentils, dry porridge oats, shredded paper

 

Wet messy play ideas – Jelly, cooked spaghetti, noodles and rice, foam, paint, slime or gloop (recipes can be found online)

 

 

Animal Themed Playdough

Your child may enjoy developing their fine motor skills by playing with some playdough. They may like to roll and squeeze the dough to strengthen the muscles in their hands. You could add toy animals to the activity and natural resources such as pinecones, leaves, sticks or broccoli to make a rainforest. Encourage your child to make marks in the playdough using a range of tools and utensils or create tracks using the toy animals.

 

If you do not have any playdough at home or you would like to extend the activity, try making some dough using the instructions below. If your child does not like to play with playdough, they may still enjoy the process of watching or helping to make it. To encourage attention building skills, use repeated phrases such as “ready, steady, go!” or count to 3 before pouring or mixing ingredients. Your child may like to explore the textures of each ingredient using their hands or a spoon before mixing them together.  

 

Dear Zoo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqGYWRHOV6E

Your child may enjoy listening to the online story of ‘Dear Zoo’ or to share the book with you if you have it at home. Whilst listening to the story, encourage your child to point to and communicate the animals they can see in the story, using the visual aid below if appropriate for your child.

After listening to the story, create some props linked to the book by wrapping up a range of your child’s toys for them to unwrap. You might like to focus on the language of size like in the story or you may like to focus on naming the toys hidden inside, encouraging your child to communicate during the game in their own way. You could also count the packages before opening them to develop numeracy skills.

Alternatively, your child may like to walk to a post box to post some drawings to a family member or friend.

Animal Pancakes

Your child may like to develop their independence skills by creating some animal themed pancakes. Encourage your child to spread jam or chocolate spread onto their pancake as independently as possible before adding topping such as fruit and other treats on top. For an added challenge encourage your child to make a face using the fruit and treats, you may need to model this for them in small steps. Make sure to encourage communication wherever possible by naming the ingredients and using the visual aid below if appropriate for your child to use.

Animal Puzzles

Your child may like to complete some of the animal themed puzzles found in the links below -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/jigsaw-tee-and-mo?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Ftee-and-mo-jigsaw

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/pablo-jigsaw?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fpablo-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

Animal Songs

Finally, here are some animal themed songs that your child may like to listen and dance along to -

Walking in the jungle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plvY0quSyJg

Animal Songs Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYkN5Qk_C8U

The Animal Boogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_u1GzruQM

 

As always please do keep in touch, we would love to hear about all of the activities you get up to at home. Please send photos to the class email address to share your child’s learning with us :) 

25th January – This week’s theme is ‘Transport’ 

Here are some transport themed activities to try at home this week 

 

Make a Hot Air Balloon

Your child may like to make a hot air balloon out of cardboard, paper or a paper plate. Your child could use paint or other mark making tools such as chalk, pens, crayons or pencils. If you have any collage materials or stickers at home your child may enjoy sticking these to their hot air balloon craft too.

 

Alternatively, your child may enjoy some balloon play at home! To encourage attention building and anticipation, use phrases such as “ready, steady, go!” or count to 3 before blowing up the balloons. Your child may enjoy watching the balloons whizz around the room before you tie them up. Use a bed sheet or material to create a parachute at home. Your child may enjoy putting the balloons on top of the parachute and watching them bounce up and down. You could focus on counting or naming the colours of the balloons as you play.

 

Your child may also love to listen to the following hot air balloon song as they lay underneath the parachute for some relaxation time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrd0TiER_J0

 

Transport Mark Making

Your child may enjoy rolling a variety of transport toys in paint, water, cereal or soapy foam. Encourage your child to notice the marks they are leaving and model making circles and lines with the transport toys. You may like to make different sized ramps using furniture and boxes in your home to roll the transport toys down too.

 

 

 

 

Please find a range of transport themed colouring sheets and tracing activities below to develop your child’s fine motor skills.

Car Wash Activity

After the messy mark making, your child may enjoy a car wash water play activity to clean things up! Fill the sink, bath or container with water and bubble bath and provide a range of scrubbing brushes and sponges for your child to use. Your child may also enjoy pouring water into different sized containers and bottles. Use language such as dirty, clean and the types of different transport and encourage your child to imitate these or experiment with making a range of different sounds such as "beep, beep" or "choo choo". You may like to blow bubbles for your child to pop as they play. Your child may also like to blow bubbles themselves. You could fill a cup with washing up liquid or bubble mixture and a little water for your child to blow through a straw to make a bubble explosion! 

 

 

 

Rocket Kebabs

Your child may like to help chop a range of different food to make a fruit rocket. They may like to use the visual aid below to communicate the fruit they would like to add to their kebab. Alternatively, you could offer your child a range of pre prepared fruit to explore, maybe try types of fruit your child has not tried before to encourage them to explore and taste something new.  

 

Transport Numeracy Activities

When playing with transport toys, encourage your child to develop their numeracy skills by encouraging them to count objects as they play. You may like to model counting objects yourself whilst helping your child to point to each object to develop knowledge of one to one correspondence. To help your child to recognise numerals, you may like to create a number train using the resource below. Encourage your child to order the numbers to 10. Your child may also enjoy completing the shape matching activity below too. 

Transport Puzzles

Your child may like to complete some of the transport themed puzzles found in the links below -

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gdmqrfnvqv?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fpostman-pat-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gr6wrzrl3z?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Flets-go-club-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gghpnkjzgx?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fapple-tree-house-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

Transport Songs

Finally, here are some transport themed songs that your child may like to listen and dance along to -

 

We All Go Travelling By - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpoze1QKOCY

 

The Wheels on the Bus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWirdnSDsV4

 

Row Your Boat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7otAJa3jui8

 

Number Blocks Zoom, Zoom, Zoom - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-zoom-zoom-zoom

 

Blippi Fun Train - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzWLoGdx3DE

 

Choo Choo Train Action Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5GegqI4IJI

 

Please keep in touch, we would love to hear about all of the activities you get up to at home. Please send photos to the class email address to share your child’s learning with us 

18th January – This week’s theme is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ 

Here are some bear hunt activities for you to try at home this week - 

 

 

Firstly, follow the link below to listen to the bear hunt story narrated by the author, Michael Rosen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

 

 

 

Story Walk

After listening to the story your child may love to go on walk in search of the different places in the book. Find some swishy swashy grass or muddy puddles to jump in! Model using the language from the story and encourage your child to copy sounds or words if they are able. You could also try hiding a bear outside or around your house for your child to find. Your child may like to play hide and seek or peek a boo with the bear or they may like to play peek a boo or hide themselves! 

 

The children love listening to the following peekaboo song at school and may like to listen and sing along to it at home with you too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVFj91Z1AfM

 

Story Sensory Bottles

When out on your story walk, make sure to collect some natural resources to help make some story sensory bottles for your child to explore. Your child may like to post the different materials into the bottles themselves or may like to explore them after you have made them. Try adding some rice or dried lentils into some of the bottles for your child to shake and listen to. You can retell the story or listen along to the video again using the sensory bottles as props. When retelling the story, pause throughout to allow your child to fill in some missing words or sounds if they are able, for example “what a beautiful day, we’re not…”

 

Bear Hunt Sensory Activity

Fill a container or tray with a range of materials from the bear hunt story for your child to explore. Here are some ideas of resources to try for the different parts of the story.

Swishy Swashy Grass – real grass, spaghetti and green food colouring, shredded paper

Deep Cold River – water play and ice cubes

Thick Oozy Mud – Playdough, edible mud made from melted chocolate and crushed up cookies, slime made from cornflour and water

Big Dark Forest – natural resources such as leaves, sticks and pinecones 

Swirling Whirling Snowstorm – flour, soapy foam and glitter

 Place spoons and bowls in or next to the container for your child to enjoy filling and emptying and use the language from the story to support learning.  

 

Bear Hunt Mark Making

Please find a range of bear hunt themed colouring sheets and tracing activities below to develop your child’s fine motor skills. Your child may also like to paint or create a collage focusing on one colour for each part of the story.  You could do this as you listen to the story again or whilst you say the phrases together.

Make a Cave

Your child may like to make a cave out of blankets, fabric and fairy lights to snuggle up in and share a story or nursery rhymes with you. Create a teddy bears picnic in the cave. Your child may enjoy helping to prepare the sandwiches and snacks. Develop maths skills by encouraging your child to count how many soft toys there are and how many plates/cups/spoons etc. If you have different sized resources, you could also focus on the language of big and small.

 

 

Hot Chocolate Recipe

Finally, your child may like to make a hot chocolate to drink in their cosy cave or at their teddy bears picnic. Your child may like to follow along with the recipe below to make a hot chocolate for themselves or somebody else at home. 

 

We hope you have lots of fun going on a bear hunt this week! We would love to see photos of your activities so please email them into the class email address for us to share. Thank you and have a lovely week!

 

11th January – This week’s theme is ‘Winter’

Here are some winter themed activities to try at home this week - 

 

Winter Walk

Wrap up warm and go for a winter walk. Your child might like to listen to the following song to help them to get ready to go outside on a winter walk.

Put on your shoes song -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBfb33_KHU

On your winter walk your child may like to collect pinecones and sticks to practise their counting or to watch as you model counting them yourself. You could also practise counting steps or jumps on your walk too.

 

You may like to wait for a rainy day and go outside to splash in the puddles or your child may like to listen to the rain under an umbrella.

Alternatively, your child may like to listen to the “I hear thunder song” below and find different objects around the house to play as instruments such as pots and pans. They may like to practise playing loudly and quietly.

I hear thunder song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j_ICBgLvR0

 

Winter sensory play

Make a winter sensory activity for your child to explore. You may like to freeze toys or natural objects found from your winter walk for your child to feel. You could also freeze some squash if your child likes to explore using their sense of taste. Create some fake snow using cotton wool, flour or soapy foam. Your child may love sprinkling and feeling the different textures. Add some animals or transport toys to make tracks in the snow with. If your child does not like touching different materials, offer them a spoon or utensil to use instead, they may enjoy filling and emptying a range of different sized containers with the messy materials.

 

 

 

Winter painting and mark making

Set up some winter mark making activities using a range of resources you may have at home. Encourage your child to make marks using a paintbrush or other mark making mediums such as chalk, pens, crayons or pencils. Your child may also enjoy printing using paint and cotton wool balls or their hands. Your child may enjoy mixing coloured paint together using a tool or their hands or may like to squirt the coloured paint into different containers. To encourage curiosity and anticipation, use phrases such as “ready, steady, go!” or count to 3 before squirting the paint.

 

 

Please find a range of winter themed colouring sheets and tracing activities below to develop your child’s fine motor skills. 

 

 

Homemade bird feeder

Create a bird feeder to help the wildlife during the winter months by following the instructions below.

Chilly recipes!

You may like to create a milkshake or smoothie with your child. Encourage your child to chop up the fruit and blend it as independently as possible. If your child is not keen on smoothies or you do not have a blender, you could also try making ice cream sundaes. Encourage your child to communicate the toppings they want in their own way.

  

 

Winter Puzzle

Your child may like to complete the winter puzzles found in the links below - https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/jigsaw-jojograngranwinter?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fjojo-and-grangran-winter-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/gd47x7xml2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fpuzzles%2Fteletubbies-jigsaw%3Fcollection%3Dcbeebies-jigsaw-puzzles

 

Winter Songs

Finally, here are some winter themed songs that your child may like to listen and dance along to -

 

I’m a little snowman song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FczqntFwb6k

Winter signing with Mr Tumble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84VgbjbyhPw

Snowman dance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JMofSKeR0

This is the way we sled dance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOYmXqu9hsc

5 little snow men - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrfCD9wjLUE  

 

Please keep in touch, we would love to hear about all of the activities you get up to at home. Please send photos to the class email address to share your child’s learning with us :) 

        

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It has been a great term celebrating all of the celebrations and festivals from Halloween, Diwali, lots of birthday parties to of course Christmas!

 

 

We hope you enjoy watching our early years Christmas celebration video. The children absolutely loved creating the video and had so much fun dressing up and dancing along to lots of Christmas songs!

 

 

 

 

We hope you have a lovely Christmas break and wish you a happy and healthy 2021! We look forward to seeing you all again in January!

Early Years Christmas Celebration Video

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Badger Class is an Early Years/Key Stage 1 class. 

 

 

The teachers in Badger Class are...

 

      

    The teacher in Badger Class is Kelly Anderson                   The teacher every Tuesday is Jane Bushell 

 

 

The teaching assistants in Badger Class are...

 

      

                                            Jordi                                                          Robyn

                

      

                                         Maddie                                                        Rhiannon

 

    

                                            Stacey                                                          Kelly         

 

We highly value providing fun, playful and holistic experiences in which our children can learn from, developing a strong foundation for their future. Please feel free to find out more about the Early Years approach and our curriculum from the document below.


 

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