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Week: 20/4/2020

There are allot of activities this week. It is up to you if you want to do them all or chose your favourite.

I have seen your fabulous photos of the children cooking at home. So this week i would like you little chefs to make a vegetable soup with the family.

 

Giglets: Book: Eating Vegetables

Talk to you children about how to stay fit and healthy and why it is important.

 

Task:  Explore vegetables with your senses. What can you see inside the vegetables? Where do your vegetables grow? Can you make a Mr potato head with your vegetables? Can you print your vegetables? I would love to see your fabulous creations.

 

Task: Make soup. May be you would like to write a list of ingredients or draw the vegetables you like in your soup and cut them out. Can you help peel some vegetables? Happy Cooking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths: Measure and weighing

 

Task: Make play dough following the play dough recipe. 

                             

     Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of water, you may want to add more if the mixture is too dry
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 teaspoon of cream of tartar or 1 sachet 
  • 1/2 a cup of salt
  • Few drops of food colouring

 

     Method

  • Together count the ingredients. 
  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  • Put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 mins, stir. 
  • Put the ingredients back in the microwave. Careful the mixture is not too dry or sticky.
  • Take the mixture out of the bowl and mix with your hands. Be careful it will be very warm. 

 

This week we are learning about measure. I would love your children to make their own super worms. Can they roll five worms, of different lengths. Then measure them using objects around the house. The objects need to be the same size. Oxo cubes, blocks or even small cars. Line the objects underneath the worms, making sure you start at the beginning of the worm. Count the objects together. Write a number on paper or use a flash card and put it next to each worm. If you like you can decorate your worms using sequences, jewels or buttons, if you want.

 

Questions to ask your children,

Which worm is the longest?

Which worm is the shortest?

How do you know? 

Can you order the worms, biggest to smallest?

 

Can you together collect different objects around the house and measure them. Find out how long or short they are. If you want you can use the objects to find out which weighs the heaviest and lightest. Using a weighing scale.

 

How to make a weighing scale

1 clothes hanger

String

2 paper cups or 2 beach buckets (same size)

 

Make 2 holes in the paper cup.

Tie the string through the holes in the cup to make handles.

Hang the cup or bucket each side of the hanger, using the handles.

 

 

 

 

Phonics: The sound this week is w

 

Can you draw the sound w, on paper and decorate it?

Write the sound in shaving foam, salt, or use chalks.

Smudge paint on a table. Ask you child to write the sound w. Place a white sheet of paper on top, press gently and lift the paper off. You have a print of the sound w.

Together, use magnetic letters and make words that start with w.  Worm, wheel, wind, wig, wet, we, will

 

Topic: Make your own wormery 

 

This week we are learning about worms. I would love to see you make a wormery. Click on the document below and there are some instructions to help you along. Have a walk around your garden  and look for some worms. Where do you think they could be hiding? Remember be very careful when picking them up. They may be wriggly. Watch the wriggly worms with Mr Bloom.

 

Together, look at the link below and talk about where the worm is hiding. May be you would like to video yourself saying, where your mini beast is hiding. Use the positioning language. In front, behind, next to, under, on top. I am looking forward to see your lovely videos.

Come and listen to my story today!

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I am looking forward to see your lovely photos and great videos. You are all working extremely hard boys and girls. I hope you enjoy the activities this week.
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