We hope that you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the beautiful weather!
Over half term, Miss Thompson has continued to take care of her plant by watering it every day and making sure it has had lots of light and air. Now, the stem of the plant has grown even taller and leaves have begun to grow!
Take a look at the pictures below…
Stars of the Week!
This week, the Sunbeam Stars of the Week are Amelia and Freya.
Amelia, you have been trying so hard with your home learning, well done!
Freya, you are always so kind and caring towards others!
This week, the Rainbow Stars of the Week are Lewis and Abisola.
You have both been working so hard at home and doing some amazing learning, well done!
Well done and keep up the amazing work!
Mrs Jones & Miss Thompson
This week’s theme – Teddy Bear’s Picnic!
Good morning everyone! Today is the day of your teddy bear’s picnic!
Before you enjoy your picnic, you need to make sure that all of your favourite teddy bear’s and soft toys have a name tag.
Activity – Create a name tag for yourself and for each of your teddy bears. Write your name, and the names of your teddy bears, of a piece of paper. Cut them out and stick them to your clothes and your teddies using sellotape.
When the time comes (the time that you wrote on your invitation), you are ready to enjoy your picnic! If you have a picnic blanket (or any type of blanket) at home, lay it out in your garden or your outdoor space. Sit your teddy bears and soft toys on the picnic blanket.
Whilst you enjoy your picnic today, we would like you to think about sharing. Sharing is when we make things fair and equal.
Here is a video of Elmo and The Cookie Monster learning about sharing to watch as a starter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTFJ9gjfAXg
As you can see they had 2 cookies and then shared them so they both had 1 each, which is fair.
Whilst you are enjoying your delicious picnic today, if you have any delicious snacks such as orange segments, grapes, apple slices, raisins or sweets, practise sharing them equally with one of your teddies. Remember to do one for you, one for me, one for you, one for me and so on… this way by only doing one at a time you will make sure it is equal and fair!
Activity – Whilst you are enjoying your picnic today, you may want to sing a few songs about teddy bears. Here are some below:
- Teddy Bear’s Picnic
- Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around
- Round and Round the Garden, Like a Teddy Bear
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
We hope you enjoy your picnic today! Don’t forget to send us some pictures!
This morning we would like you to watch some ‘Numberblocks’ on Cbeebies.
Now, let’s practise some counting. Today, we are going to do a ‘rally robin’ with your grown up. This is when you take it in turns to say each number as you count for example: you say 1, your grown up says 2, you say 3, your grown up says 4 and so on. See how high you can count up to!
Story of the Day – ‘Whatever Next’
Today we are going to read the story, ‘Whatever Next.’ This is a story about a teddy bear who goes on an adventure to the moon! Follow the link below to listen to the story:
In the story, the teddy bear has a picnic on the moon with his new friend, Owl!
- What foods did they eat at their picnic?
- What did they have to drink at their picnic?
(Use this picture below to help you).
Activity – Now, we would like you to have a go at acting out the story using props / resources you might have at your house. Here are some things you will need:
- Cardboard box (or a plastic box / toy box)
- Colander (or hat / helmet / large bowl)
- Teddy bear
- Some food for your picnic
Activity – Write an invitation to your teddy bear’s picnic for someone in your house.
- Remember to write the name of the person you are inviting to your picnic.
- Remember to write what day your picnic is going to be on.
- Remember to write where your picnic is going to be.
- Remember to write what time your picnic is going to start.
- Remember to write your name so that the person knows who the invitation is from.
To: Mrs Jones
You and your favourite teddy bear are invited to my teddy bear’s picnic!
Where: In the garden
Date: Friday 05th June
From: Miss Thompson
This morning we would like you to watch some ‘Alphablocks’ on Cbeebies.
Now sing our alphabet chant song that we sing at Nursery every day. (Grownups can refer to the Alphabet Chant link on the ‘Everyday Activities’ section on the website – see above).
- What sounds do these letters make?
e h n d u l f
- Can you think of any words that begin with these sounds?
Story of the Day – ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’
Today we are going to read the story, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Follow this link to listen to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oUP2PFeOi8
Now answer the following questions about the story:
- How many bears were there altogether?
- What did Mummy bear make for breakfast?
- What did Goldilocks think of Daddy bear’s porridge?
- What did Goldilocks think of Mummy bear’s chair?
- What did Goldilocks think of Baby bear’s bed?
- Why were the bears angry with Goldilocks?
Size activity -
The three bears in the story were all different sizes.
Daddy bear was big.
Mummy bear was medium size.
Baby bear was small.
Now, we would like you to go on a size hunt around your house. Below is a list of objects. We would like you to find these objects around your house and see if you can find a big one, a medium sized one and small one of each object.
- Bowl or plate
Story of the Day – ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’
Today we are going to read the story, ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. We love reading this story at Nursery and even went on our own Bear Hunt around our school in the Autumn term - Can you remember?
Follow this link to listen to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waoa3iG3bZ4
Now let’s enjoy some yoga. This one is called ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlMK6iscmfo
Activity – To get ready for our teddy bear’s picnic on Friday, we need to write a shopping list so that we know what yummy foods to buy!
- Think of 5 foods that you would like to eat at your picnic. Try and include some healthy choices too such as fruit or vegetables!
- In your exercise books or on a piece of paper, write down the foods that you have chosen.
- Remember to listen carefully to the sounds that you can hear in each word.
- Write your letters using the letter cue sheet to help you form them correctly.
Make sure you write your items down one below the other as a list. You may want to number each item for example:
Now keep your shopping list safe until you go shopping!
Activity – Have a go at this ‘Teddy Numbers’ game on the Topmarks website. This game will help your child practise recognising numbers and counting objects up to 15 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers
This week, our theme is ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’. Throughout the week, we are going to enjoy lots of teddy bear activities, read lots of teddy bear stories and on Friday, we are going to enjoy our very own teddy bear’s picnic!
- What is a picnic?
- Have you ever been for a picnic?
- Do you have a special teddy bear or soft toy?
- What does it look like?
Story of the Day – ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’.
Follow the link below to listen to the song, ‘The Teddy Bear’s Picnic’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxFIGWm9M6w
Try and learn the words to the song by clicking on the link below:
Activity – Send us a photograph of your favourite teddy bear or soft toy!
Here are some pictures of your teacher’s favourite teddy bears:
Miss Thompson’s favourite teddy bear is called Percy.
Miss Peate’s favourite teddy bear is called Freddie.
Mrs Jone’s favourite teddy bear is called Big Bear.
Mrs Cullen’s favourite teddy bear is called George Pig.
Miss Lee’s favourite teddy bear is called Bob.
Now, draw a picture of your favourite teddy bear! Think about what colours you will need to draw your teddy bear. Does your teddy bear have a name?
Don’t forget to send us your teddy bear pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org