Week commencing 19th April 2021: St Georges day – George and the dragon

This week we will:

  • Talk about England – share English traditions. (PSE)
  • Think about the knights role (PSE)
  • Learn new language – bold, honour, protect, lance, joust, sword, armour, learn new songs about England (CL)
  • Play football, croquet, gross motor skills used (PD)
  • Use spray bottles to put out flames (PD)
  • Post the swords (PD)
  • Pop up dragon (PD)
  • Make afternoon tea invites (L)
  • Make marks for story (L)
  • Look at England fact cards and non-fiction (L)
  • Counting sugar in tea (M)
  • How many dragons? (M)
  • Build bridges and castles – shapes (M)
  • Look at the English flag (UtW)
  • Colour a flag using the drawing programme (UtW)
  • Make a fire breathing dragon (EAD)
  • Make a hand print red rose (EAD)
  • Dragon dancing with music (EAD)

Week commencing 22nd March 2021 – Easter/’The Little Red Hen’

This week we will:

  • Read Easter stories (C, CL)
  • The Little Red Hen tuff spot (L, EAD)
  • Use magnifying glasses to look at different eggs (UtW)
  • Use paper plats to make Easter Baskets (EAD, PD)
  • Copy patterns on eggs (M, EAD)
  • Easter craft (EAD)
  • Hunt for numbered eggs in the garden (M, UTW, L)
  • Life cycle of a hen (UtW, CL)
  • Garden centre role play (EAD, M, PSED)
  • Talk about Easter traditions (CL, UtW)
  • Easter themed dominoes (PSED, CL)
  • More planting!!!! (UtW, PD)

Easter party reminder – no normal sessions 09:00-11:00. Close for Easter break. Please ensure you have confirmed attendance with Zoë

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.

Please can we remind you all how fantastic it is when we receive your updates on Tapestry as we like to make sure we use your input for planning and next steps with the children.

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