Autumn 2, Week 1
Theme - Autumn and Bonfire Night
This week's theme is all about autumn time. The children will learn that...
- Changes in weather occur during the autumn.
- Changes in plants occur during the autumn.
- Leaves, nuts and seeds fall from trees during autumn.
- Squirrels and other animals gather food and prepare for the winter during autumn.
- Some animals such as hedgehogs prepare to hibernate during autumn.
- Some birds fly to countries with warmer weather during autumn.
- Explore the 'Autumn and Harvest' module on espresso. There are videos, photographs, stories, games and activities all about this time of year.
- Look in your garden or out of your window. What is the weather like? How have the plants and trees changed in the last few weeks?
- This week is 'Bonfire Night'. Explore the 'Bonfire Night' module on espresso.
On Thursday, it will be Bonfire Night. Spend some time stood in your garden or looking out of your bedroom window at fireworks that people are letting off. Talk about the colours and patterns that you see and the sounds that you can hear.
Can you create a firework picture using lots of different colours?
This week's story is...
Listen to the story and then answer the questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leNn-R7iKD8
- Who were the characters in the story?
- Where do they live?
- What do the animals like to eat?
- What job does the duck decide that he wants to do?
- How do you think the duck felt when his friends said that it wasn't his job?
- How did the squirrel and cat feel when duck didn't come home?
Now draw a picture of the characters from the story.
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 numerals 1-5
1 2 3 4 5
Grown-ups: You might have a game or jigsaw that your child could do. Or you could make them a little set of flashcards. Help your child to practise recognising the numbers and then putting them in order. When they are confident with numerals up to 5, move on to 6-10.