Week beginning 04/05/20
Theme – 6 Legs or 8?
This week’s theme will encourage curiosity about nature and allow children to explore bugs and insects. It will encourage children to have respect for all life and allow them to learn some simple facts about different bugs and insects.
See if you have any books at your house about bugs or insects. Read the story with your grown up.
Grownups, here are some questions that you could ask your child before, during or after reading:
- Look at the pictures on the front cover. What do you think will happen in this book?
- What characters do you think might be in our story?
- What do you think will happen next?
- How do you think the story will end?
- How would you have felt if you were the character? (use different characters)
- What was your favourite part of the story? Why?
- the story, what would it be?
Have a look at the words in your book. Can you find these letters?
m a s d t h u e r b
Activity - Tomorrow is VE Day! This stands for Victory in Europe Day. This day is a special day to celebrate the end of the war which happened a long time ago. People were very happy that the fighting had stopped and lots of people celebrate this day by having a big party.
The soldiers who fought in the war were very brave! Today, we would like you to make a special bravery medal for the soldiers using whatever resources you have at home. Have a look at the pictures below for some ideas!
Follow the link below for some more fun VE Day activities including colouring sheets and VE Day bunting:
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend!
The Nursery Staff
Follow the links below to listen to some more stories by the author Eric Carle (the same author who wrote ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’).
The Very Busy Spider - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA
The Very Lazy Ladybird - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCNUmI2zeXA
The Very Quiet Cricket - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiGEjz5b0Q
- Which story is your favourite?
- Why is this story your favourite?
Activity 1 -
- Recite the rhyme: ‘There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf’ with your child. We love to sing this rhyme at Nursery. Grown-ups, follow this link to help you with this rhyme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI2Wo2rRWqM
- Learn and sing this new rhyme – ‘The Ants Go Marching.’
Activity 2 – We would like you to do some research with your grownup’s help. Research means to find out new facts or information about something. Using the internet, we would like you to do some research on your favourite bug / insect to find out some interesting facts about them! Tell a family member or friend something new that you have learnt about your bug / insect.
Miss Thompson did some research about her favourite insect, a ladybird. Here are some interesting facts that she found:
- Ladybirds are a type of beetle.
- Some ladybirds have no spots, others can have up to 20 spots!
- Ladybirds have 2 sets of wings.
Activity 3 – Click on the link below to play a fun 2D shapes game, ‘Shape Monsters!’
Follow this link for a Cosmic Kids Yoga session. This one is called ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWDiQRrC1Y&t=4s
Follow the link below to listen to the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ (one of our favourite stories to read at Nursery!)
After listening to the story, grown ups ask your children these questions:
- What did the very hungry caterpillar eat on Monday?
- How many apples did he eat? Can you remember how to write this number?
- What did the very hungry caterpillar eat on Tuesday?
- How many pears did he eat? Can you remember how to write this number?
- What did the caterpillar eat on Wednesday?
- How many plums did he eat? Can you remember how to write this number?
- What did that caterpillar eat on Thursday?
- How many strawberries did he eat? Can you remember how to write this number?
- What did that caterpillar eat on Friday?
- How many oranges did he eat? Can you remember how to write this number?
Challenge – Without looking, can you remember what foods the caterpillar ate on Saturday?
Activity – Grown-ups, draw the outline of a butterfly on a piece of paper (see picture below - left). Ask your child to colour in the butterfly, creating a design / pattern on the wings. Remember, a butterfly’s wings are symmetrical. That means that it has the same colours and patterns on both halves of its body (see picture below - right).
You might want to use paint when creating your butterfly. To make it symmetrical, you could paint one side / wing and fold it over!
Let’s start our new week off with some exercise. Today, we would like you to have a go at Zumba! Copy the children on the video below and learn some new Zumba dance moves!
This week we are going to learn about lots of different bugs and insects! Follow the link below to watch a video about insects:
Insects all have 3 body parts and 6 legs.
- Which insect is your favourite?
- Can you think of any other insects that you did not see on the video?
Activity – Today, we would like you to go on a ‘Bug Hunt’. Go outside into your garden or outdoor space and see which bugs and insects you can find!
Challenge: Can you find all of the bugs and insects on the list below?
Which of the bugs on the list above are insects? (Remember, insects have 3 body parts and 6 legs!)
Activity - Draw a picture of all the bugs and insects that you found on your bug hunt. Have a go at labelling your pictures. Remember to listen carefully for the sounds you can hear in each word.