All posts by Zoe Hall

Week commencing 24th May 2021: What the ladybird heard

This week we will:

  • Talk about being kind and gentle to the bugs we find and the need to release them. (PSED, UTW, CL)
  • Read ‘What the ladybird Heard’, talk about the characters (L, CL)
  • Police station role play area (UTW, EAD)
  • Use string worms to make marks with paint (EAD)
  • Draw animals with the correct number of legs (M)
  • Clap out syllables for insect names (L,M)
  • Talk about/identify the rhyming words in the story (L.CL)
  • Make a garden in the tuff spot (EAD, UTW)
  • Are ladybirds circles/ovals? Find other circles/ovals (M).
  • Use Tweezers to sort the bugs (PD)
  • Make playdough bugs with playdough (EAD, PD, UtW)
  • Look at the job of the farmer and police officer (UtW)
  • Use computer to find out facts about ladybirds (UtW)
  • Make bugs using potatoes and pebbles (EAD)
  • Draw slug trails in chalk around the playground (EAD, L)

Next week is half term – Have a lovely weeks break!

Week Commencing 17th May 2021: Rainbow Fish

This week we will:

  • Read Rainbow Fish, Sharing a shell, Who is in the Sea? Commotion in the ocean. (L)
  • Talk about sharing, taking turns and being kind to our friends (PSED)
  • Make a textured sea creature using sand, bubble wrap, glitter (EAD)
  • Use the stage for ‘Under the Sea’ show (EAD, CL)
  • Number fish in the water (M,CL)
  • Move the Bee Bot (UTW, CL, PD)
  • Make sea creatures using 2D + 3D shapes (M)
  • Play volleyball in the sand (PD)
  • Seaside scene in the tuff spot (UTW, CL, EAD)
  • make marks in coloured sand (PD)
  • Make ocean music using instruments (EAD)
  • Make waves using the parachute (PD, PSED)
  • Feed the monster shapes (M)
  • Make decorations for stage show eg Masks (EAD)
  • Make loose part creatures (EAD, PD, UTW)

W/c 10th May 2021 – Wild animals

This week we will:

  • Read ‘Dear Zoo’, ‘Noah’s Ark’, ‘Monkey Puzzle’ (L)
  • Practise/learn Graduation songs (CL, EAD)
  • Listen to animal sounds (CL)
  • Write letters/draw pictures to the Zoo (PD, L)
  • Link animals in twos (M)
  • Play animal games – animal dominoes, snakes and ladders (PSED, M)
  • Noah’s Ark tuff spot (UtW, EAD, L)
  • Look at what wild animals come from eggs e.g snakes, crocodiles (UtW)
  • Share stories/experiences of wild animals (PSED)
  • What effect does exercise have on our bodies (PD)
  • Learn new words for animal parents/babies (UtW)
  • Songs in the water with props e.g Tiny Tim (L, CL, EAD)
  • Farm or wild? Sorting game (UtW)
  • Paint favourite wild animal (EAD, PD)
  • Guess the animal by the description (CL, UtW)
  • Build boats using sticks and shapes (PD, EAD)

Week commencing 4th May 2021 – Farm animals

This week we will:

  • Vet role play area (UtW, PSED, EAD)
  • Make animals using shape sponges (EAD, M)
  • Sing animal songs (CL, EAD)
  • Use patterns for animal prints (EAD)
  • Link babies to animal mummies (UtW)
  • Look at what comes out of eggs (UtW)
  • Look at powerpoint to find out what farmers do (UtW)
  • Use drawing programme to create animals (UtW)
  • Read ‘Rosie’s Walk’, ‘Mrs Wishy Washy’, ‘Little Red Hen’ and a ‘Squash and a squeeze’ (L, CL)
  • Sort the animals by size and colour (M)
  • Colour by numbers farm pictures (EAD, M)
  • Make animal homes using sticks to make shapes (M,PD)
  • Make farm pictures with Tap-a-shapes (PD)
  • Farm tuff spot (UtW)
  • Scrub animals in Mrs Wishy Washy’s Tub (L, PD)
  • Draw/paint favourite farm animal (EAD, L, PD)

Week commencing 26th April 2021 – Babies/Me

This week we will:

  • Talk about new life, recap life cycles and talk about how babies start life (PSED, UtW)
  • Read new baby stories, Owl babies (L,CL)
  • Baby clinic roe play area (EAD, UtW)
  • Make ‘all about me flowers’ (EAD, L, PD)
  • Wash babies in the water tray (UtW0
  • Check seeds and discuss the changes (UtW)
  • Move like a baby in obstacle course (PD)
  • Measure children and order by height (M)
  • Add candles to playdough cakes (M)
  • Share experiences of babies at home (CL, UtW)
  • Taste different foods, smells, textures (PD)
  • Build homes with bricks (PD, EAD)
  • Make self portraits, update our display board (EAD)