Week 8 - Fun With Friends and Family
This week's theme explores our friends and family and why they are special to us. Some key points that we discuss with the children are:
- We are a classroom of friends.
- We treat each other in a friendly way by sharing and taking turns.
- Friends care for each other’s feelings.
- Friends use kind voices when speaking with each other.
- People can be different from us but can still be our friends.
- Each of us is part of a family.
- Families come in different sizes.
- Family members are joined together by caring for each other and loving each other.
- There are lots of different types of family members that you may or may not have.
- Discuss who your friends are in Nursery. What do you do to be a good friend?
- Make a card for one of your school friends.
- Discuss the different members of your family.
- Draw a picture of your family.
The Little Red Hen https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1073709/gradef/module854921/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=the%20little%20red%20hen
- Who were the characters in the story?
- What jobs did the Little Red Hen need help with?
- What did the animals say to the Little Red Hen?
- How do you think the Little Red Hen felt when her friends wouldn't help her?
- What words would you use to describe the animals that didn't help?
- Do you think the Little Red Hen should have shared the bread with the other animals?
The Way Back Home
- Where did the boy find the aeroplane?
- What did the aeroplane run out of?
- Where did the boy land?
- Who did the boy meet on the moon?
- What did the boy and the martian do to help each other?
- Can you think of a time when you have helped a friend or someone in your family?
Your name is very important. It is part of who you are! It is important that you recognise your name and start to learn to write it. Ask a grown-up to write it down for you. Now have a try at forming some of the letters yourself. Practise this every day!
Please do at least one counting activity each day:
- Practise counting forwards to 10. When you are confident at counting to 10, practise counting to 20. (You might enjoy listening to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E
- Every time you go upstairs, count the steps as you move up 1. Remember to say only one number for each step.
- Sing or listen to a range of number rhymes. You will find some on youtube or BBC Bitesize.
- 5 Little Speckled Frogs
- 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer
- 5 Little Ducks
- 5 Currant Buns
- 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive
This week we are learning to recognise and name some 2D shapes.
Watch the videos on BBC Bitesize to help you learn the shape names:
There are also some good shape songs on youtube.
Now have a look at the pictures below. What shapes have been used to create the pictures?
Now, go on a shape walk around your house. What shapes can you see?
Finally, you might enjoy this episode of ‘Hey Duggee’ about shapes: