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Week commencing 15th March 2021 – Jack and the Beanstalk

This week we will:

  • Use props to retell the story (L, CL)
  • Talk about how Jack felt at different parts of the story (PSED)
  • Use CD player to play stories (UTW, PSED)
  • Measure each other and build beanstalks a stall (M, PD)
  • Move in different ways around the garden to avoid the giant (PD)
  • Build castles using various materials (PD, EAD)
  • Sort and move beans using tweezers (PD)
  • Read other stories including giants (L)
  • Make shakers using beans (EAD)
  • Trace over chalk marks with water (EAD, L)
  • Thread leaves on to pipe cleaners (PD)
  • Garden centre role play (EAD, CL, UtW)
  • Play shopping game (PSED)

Week commencing 8th March 2021 – The Hungry Caterpillar

This week we will:

  • Share stories, talk about being kind to insects (PSE)
  • Retell a story, listen to other explanations. (CL)
  • Look at non-fiction books (CL)
  • Thread pipe cleaners to make caterpillars (PD)
  • Move the ball in different ways (PD)
  • Match the rhyming sounds (L)
  • Order the story (L)
  • Make the caterpillars find the missing numbers (M)
  • Watch the life cycle of the butterfly (UtW)
  • Start to plant (UtW)
  • Draw and colour the life cycle (EAD)
  • Tap and use instruments (EAD)

Week commencing 1st March 2021 – Superworms

This week we will:

  • Talk about being kind to creatures and the need to release them (PSE, UTW)
  • Look and handle books with care, non fiction/fiction (CL)
  • Make worms with cereal
  • Collect worms using bird pegs
  • Move like different bugs
  • Manipulate a ball
  • Find letters, write a worm name (L)
  • Find the initial sounds (L)
  • How many legs? (M)
  • Learn which mini beasts lay eggs
  • Make a wormery (UtW)
  • Draw bugs and insects (EAD)

Welcome back to Spring 2

Week commencing 22nd February 2021 – Dinosaur

Good morning and welcome back everyone. We hope you had a lovely break over half term.

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This week we will be starting with a princess dinosaur story as the vote by the children was for both.

This week we will:

  • Share news (PSE)
  • Learn about dinosaurs (UTW)
  • Look at fiction, non-fiction books about dinosaurs (CL)
  • Move in different way – don’t go in the lava. (PD)
  • Make dinosaur prints (PD)
  • Draw round stencils (PD)
  • Match the right eggs to the sound eggs (L)
  • Draw patterns on the dinosaur
  • Find the shapes on the dinosaurs (M)
  • Talk about different times
  • How can we move the dinosaur to the top of the bucklet (UTW)
  • Make prints (hands) into something special (EAD)

Week commencing 8th February 2021 – Chinese New Year

This week we will:-

  • Talk about festivals we celebrate – learn Chinese New Year traditions (PSE)
  • Join in with stories songs and rhymes (CL)
  • Use the tongs tweezers to move the food (PD)
  • Write Chinese letters in the glitter (PD)
  • Move in different ways for the dragon dance (PD)
  • Match sounds to objects (L)
  • Write/make marks in the Chinese restaurant
  • Build the cubes to represent the Chinese numerals (M)
  • Think about different celebrations (UW)
  • Make lanterns/Chinese drums. Move to the music for dragon dance (EAD)

Spring 1 Learning Journey

Week commencing 25th January 2021 – Dear Zoo

  • Talk about animals and how do we care for them (PSE)
  • Listen and join in with animal stories (CL)
  • Move like animals – thinking of ideas (PD)
  • Put legs on the animals using pegs (PD)
  • Make snakes threading pasta (PD)
  • Link sound (initials) to animal names (L)
  • Link elephants – measure add the correct amount of legs (M)
  • Notice different patterns on animals (UtW)
  • Paint patterns on animals and paint favourite animals (EAD)

Week commencing 18th January 2021 – Antarctic

This week we will:

  • Lost and found – we will be talking about feelings, what makes us lonely (PSE)
  • Say initial sounds – look at letters and sounds, listening and attention (CL)
  • Move in different ways. Playing the Penguin game. What makes us get hot? (PD)
  • Rhyming strings and games (L)
  • Match the numerals to spots on the penguins (M)
  • Make a boat for the boy and the penguin (UtW)
  • Move to the music in different ways (EAD)