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Summer 2 Week 7

Aye Aye Captain!!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. Well done for all your great work last week.

This week I thought we would go to the beach. It’s the last week of school and we are so close to the summer holidays.  It might be a different summer holiday this year but we can still have lots of fun in the sun. So put on your sun hat and don’t forget your sun cream, let’s go!

Here is a story about Kipper and his day at the beach. I hope you enjoy it.

Kipper's Sunny Day

A day on the beach for Kipper and Tiger by Mick Inkpen

Here are some questions to discuss about the story.

1. Who did Kipper go the beach with?

2. What things did they take with them?

3. What did they build at the beach?

4. What is their favourite part of the trip?

5. Who went home with Tiger and Kipper?

Nursery Rhyme/song: Beside the Seaside

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside sung by Kidzone. Subscribe to the official KidsmusicCYP channel here! http://bit.ly/YRVdzG This video is produced so that ...

Maths:

1. If you have sand, draw the numbers 1-5 with your finger or use play dough to make the numbers from 1-5.

2. Draw a sandcastle with 4 flags on it.

3. Tell a grown up 5 things you need to take to the beach.

4. Do some underwater counting by following the link

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

  

Fine motor:

1. Draw a list of things you need to take with you to the beach can you write the first sound of each item.

2.  Using scissors cut out a picture of a sandcastle.

3.  Create a beach themed picture. It could have sand, sea, boats, sandcastles, a picnic and ice creams.

4. Draw and cut out a beach ball, use finger painting to decorate it.

5. Practise writing the letter b for beach.

      

Creative:

1. Design and draw your own ice cream. What Flavours will you use?

 2. Make a sandwich to take on a picnic

 3.  Use a paper plate to make your own beach.

 4. Use junk/recycling/materials from around the house to make a boat, test it to see if it floats

    

 

Lego/blocks:  Can you build a Lego sandcastle or beach hut?

   

Exercise: Can you dance like Brucie? Or try some beach yoga!

 

The Bruce Boogie Beach Dance Party | Kids Songs with Actions| The Mik Maks

It's a beach dance party! Dance along with The Mik Maks as they sing The Bruce Boogie with Bruce the Hairy Crocodile. It's a rocking beachy tune. You can do ...

Surf and Swim Yoga | Kids Yoga with Bari Koral

Surf the waves, yoga style! Off Bari's new album It Takes a Little Kindness (comes with a free Meddy Teddy Yoga Pose Poster inside!). Available at https://ba...

 

Summer 2 Week 6

Aye Aye Captain!!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. Well done for all your great work last week.

This week I thought we would stay at sea but this time we are sailing the seas and going on a pirate adventure! So put on your pirate hat and grab your telescope and let’s go!

 

Here is a really silly story I found about pirates. I hope you find it as silly and funny as I did.

Book of the week:  Pirates Love Underpants By Claire Freedman and Ben Cort          

 

PIRATES LOVE UNDERPANTS

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book" Dr Seuss The aim of Newton stories to instil a love of books and reading w...

Here are some questions to discuss about the story.

1. Can you retell the story to your adult?

2. What were the pirates searching for?

3. What plan did the captain have to get the golden underpants from the other pirates?

4. What did the pirate do that nearly ruined the plan?

5. What should you always check before putting on our underpants?  

 

Nursery Rhyme/song: Over the Deep Blue Sea

Over The Deep Blue Sea | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

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Maths:

1. Draw and cut out different shapes and stick them on a drawing of underpants. Can you design some with triangles, circles or even stars!

Here is a link to a template of some underpants! https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/sites/default/files/underpants_0.pdf

2. Go on a treasure hunt and try and find some pennies. How many pennies did you find? Can you count them and write the number?

3. Find different objects around the house and test them in water to see if they sink or float.

4. Fill a bottle of water with different amounts such as full, half full, quarter full and empty

 

Fine motor:

1. With the pennies you found on your treasure hunt, have a go at doing some coin rubbings

2.  Using scissors cut out a wavy sea pattern

3.  Draw a pirate themed picture. It could be a pirate wearing underpants, a pirate ship, a parrot, a treasure chest or a desert island. 

4. Make your own pirate finger puppet

5. Practise writing the letter P for pirate

 

               

Creative:

1. Design your own pair of silly underpants (You can use same template as above)

 2. Make a treasure chest from an egg box

 3.  Go on a stick hunt and make a boat out of the sticks you have collected. Can you design your own pirate flag for the top?

 4. Design and decorate your own treasure map

5. Use a kitchen roll tube or some rolled up paper to make and decorate your own telescope.

 

          

Lego/blocks:  Can you build a Treasure chest or create an island?

   

 

Exercise: Can you dance like these pirates in training? Or do some pirate yoga!

The Pirate Life - Moose Tube | GoNoodle

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Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 36 | Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A fast-paced and fun kids yoga adventure about making the most of whatever treasure we f...

 

Summer 2 Week 5

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. The weather was amazing last week so I hope you all had fun in the sun.

Well done for all your great work last week. This week, because we had so much fun, I thought we would stick with underwater adventures. So put on your flippers and let’s go!

Here is another story I found about an under the sea adventure. The story involves a shark, I hope you enjoy it.

Book of the week:  Smiley Shark By Ruth Galloway 

Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway Read Aloud By Kim (English)

Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway Read by Kim UK/English Version Smiley Shark may be the biggest fish in the ocean but he's also the friendliest and the funniest...

Here are some questions to discuss about the story.

1. Can you retell the story to your adult?

2. How do you think the shark felt when the fish swam away from him?

3. How did the shark save the fish?

4. Was the shark good or bad? Can you explain your answer?

 

Nursery Rhyme/song: Hole at the Bottom of the Sea Baby Shark  

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea | Barefoot Books Singalong

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Maths:

1. Use the book ‘A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea to count all the different sea creatures in the story. How many are there?

2. Get a grown up to draw some big numbers. Can you trace over them?

3. Draw a shark and draw on some triangle shape teeth. Count how many teeth your shark has. Can you write that number?

4. Sharks are grey and white. Go on a hunt to find 10 grey or white objects.

Fine motor:

1. Draw a picture of a shark, can you write the first sound?

2.  Use Play dough to create an underwater scene. Can you make a starfish or a long twisty eel?

3.  Cut out different size shapes out of green paper and use them to make a turtle

Creative:

1. Make a healthy ‘under the sea’ snack using fruit or vegetables

 2. Use a toilet roll to make a shark, crab or an octopus

 3. Use your handprints to make a crab

 4. Use strips of paper to make a paper chain octopus

            

Lego/blocks:  Can you build a submarine to go exploring under the sea or a big treasure chest that’s been lost at sea.

Exercise: Can you dance like Baby Shark?  Or try some under the sea yoga.

Exercise with Baby Shark | Baby Shark Dance and more | +Compilation | Baby Shark Official

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6 Minute Yoga Routine for Kids - Underwater Adventure! | Channel Mum

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Well done EL, I love your drawing of an octopus, well done!  

Summer 2 Week 4

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

The weather is looking better for this week so hopefully you can get outside and make the most of the sunshine. 

This week I thought we would go on a new adventure.  Grab your snorkels as its going to be an underwater adventure.

 Here is a story I found about an under the sea adventure. I hope you enjoy it.

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

A delightful collection of short poems about creatures that live under or near the ocean. The large brightly coloured illustrations by David Wojtowycz give a...

Book of the week: Commotion in the Ocean By Giles Andreae

Nursery Rhyme: one, two, three, four, five once I caught a fish alive

Maths:  1. Use the nursery rhyme to help you count to 5, can you think of 5 creatures that live under the sea?

2. Find a picture of an octopus, count how many legs they have.

3. Talk about the different creatures in the story can you order them from smallest to largest?

4. Paint a picture of a fish; decorate it using a repeating pattern or using different shapes

Fine motor: 1. Draw pictures of different sea creatures, can you write the beginning sound?

2.  Use play dough to create different sea creatures.

3.  Draw an octopus; can you draw all its legs?

Lego/Blocks: use Lego or blocks to create a fishing boat, take it on its own sea adventure.

Creative: 1. Make a jellyfish using a paper plate and string, ribbon or strips of paper

 2. Print patterns onto fish using different materials such as bubble wrap or finger prints

 3. Make an underwater scene using an egg box

 4. Have a go at making edible sand using crushed up cereal (to do this just put cheerios in a blender and blend until it resembles sand.)

Exercise: Can you move like Andy?

                

              

 

 

CBeebies | Andy's Wild Workouts | Under the Sea!

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One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive

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Summer 2 Week 3

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well?

I have loved seeing the photos of some of your work on Tapestry!

This week I thought we could take a different adventure together… A jungle adventure

Can you move like different animals with Andy?

CBeebies | Andy's Wild Workouts | Rainforest

Andy treks into deep rainforest in search of an orangutan. Along the way he swings through the trees with some spider monkeys and dances with manakin birds. ...

Our Book of the Week: Rumble in the Jungle

Nursery Rhymes to sing: 5 Little Monkeys

Maths: 1. Find 10 green objects around your house.

2. When you’ve made some snakes, compare them using the language long/er, short/er,

Fine Motor: 1.Use some dough or plasticine & make some snakes.

2.Draw & decorate a super long, slithery snake or draw a picture of your favourite animal from the story.

Creative: Make a model of a snake using whatever you have at home, have a look at some of the examples below

Lego/blocks: Use 10 bricks to make as many different models as you can.

Rumble in the Jungle

Let's read "Rumble in the Jungle" by Giles Andreae as we listen to different jungle animal sounds!

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed * Nursery Rhymes Song with Lyrics * Cartoon Kids Songs

Nursery Rhymes for Kids: http://bussongs.com/ "Five Little Monkeys", the hilarious nursery rhyme about 5 cheeky monkeys having fun jumping on a bed! SUBSCRIB...

Summer 2 Week 2

Hi everyone, I hope you're all ok this week? I know the weather hasn't been great for getting outdoors but the gardens & the wildlife will have enjoyed having some rain.

There are still so many mini beasts that we can find out about! This week will focus on ants...

Little Ant Has a Plan!

Hi Elmer's.

Rain, rain, go away,

Come again another day!

The weather is not very nice so it's great that you have all these lovely ideas of things to do to keep you busy.

Here is a story I found online about an Ant. I hope you enjoy it.

Children Learn About The Ant

Zoologist Jess French Jess looks at an ant colony with its queen and many worker ants. For the best kids shows subscribe to the Wizz channel: https://www.you...

Our Book of the Week: Bug Hunt & My First Book of Garden Bugs

Nursery Rhymes to sing: The Ants Go Marching

Maths: 1. Use the number rhyme above to practise counting to 10 2. See if you can find 10 brown or black objects  3.  How many mini beasts can you find outdoors? Try counting their legs (be gentle)

Fine Motor: 1. Go on a mini beast hunt & record the creatures that you see..you could draw them or write the beginning sound  of their name & tick them off with a pen or pencil 2.  Make a mini beast from playdough

Lego/blocks:  Try to use lego to create your own mini beast

Creative: 1. Use a toilet tube to create an ant...don't forget it needs 6 legs 2. Make some finger print ants 3. Make an egg box ant.

My First Book of Garden Bugs (minibeasts) - Children's Read Aloud Book

Children's read aloud book. My First Book of Garden Bugs by Mike Unwin.

Bug Hunt by Tom Story - Read Along Books for Kids (Educational and fun)

Proven engagement, fun and developmental. Develop your child's reading with Tom's Storytime (turn on captions - pause or read along)... Buy and Read along to...

The Ants Go Marching | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

Check out the Super Simple App for iOS! โ–บ http://apple.co/2nW5hPd The Ants Go Marching is a super fun children's song that's great to practice rhyming and co...

A Great Bee Video

Hi Elmers. I hope you all had a super half term. I'm so glad the weather was nice for you so that you could do lots more playing outside.

I see that you are learning about Bee's this week so I thought I'd share this video link with you. It was one on my little girl's favourite programs when she was your age.

I hope you enjoy it.

Mrs English

 

 

Summer 2 Week 1

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a lovely week, enjoying the sunshine? We're going to carry on finding out about some more minibeasts for the next couple of weeks. This week we are going to look at bees...

 

Bees For Kids

Let's watch bees in a hive. See how they are filling cells with honey and spot the queen. For more videos about bugs click: https://goo.gl/pqKoy1 For the bes...

Our Book of the Week: The Very Greedy Bee

Nursery Rhymes to sing: 5 Little Bees

Maths: 1.Cut out some hexagons & make a picture, count how many sides a hexagon has & how many hexagons are in your picture? 2.  Ask a grownup to write some large numbers on paper for you to trace over  with a finger. 3. How many different yellow things can you find at home?

Fine Motor: 1. Paint a picture using stripes, you could try a repeating pattern. 2. Use a pencil to trace a pattern on paper (like a bee) & go over it with a felt pen. 3. Draw a picture of flowers or a garden, make it as colourful  as you can!

Lego/blocks: Build a bee hive. 

Creative: Make a bee out of junk materials

Five Little Bees | Count to Ten | Busy Bees | NurseryTracks

Five Little Bees | Count to Ten | Busy Bees | NurseryTracks These little bees fly into their hive and back again because they are very Busy Bees and have so ...

The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman and Jack Tickle

The very greedy bee won't share his nectar with anyone. He becomes so heavy with all the eating that eventually he cannot fly. Does he learn to share? Watch ...

Summer 1 Week 6

Hi everyone, hope you are all well?

Welcome to the last week of this half term, this week we are going to focus on spiders... 

Spiders for kids

Zoologist Jess French takes a look at some spiders, then accompanies a group of children to have a look for webs and eggs. For the best kids shows subscribe ...

Our Book of the Week: Spinderella

Nursery Rhymes to sing: Little Miss Muffet

Maths: 1.Count to 10, then 20 using the story of the week to help you. 2.Make or draw a spider & count 8 legs. 3.Put an object in different positions around your house(use one of the minibeast models you've made) such as on top, under, behind, next to & describe where it is with a grown up.

Fine Motor: 1.Use some dough to make a spider & make sure you make 8 legs for it.

2.Draw a picture of a spider, can you give the spider 8 legs, 4 on each side?

Lego/blocks: Have a go at making some football goals & see if you can flick a small ball or scrunched up paper into it. 

Creative: 1. Make or paint a spider or a web, be as creative as you like

Spinderella by Julia Donaldson, Read aloud book for kids, Tale Story for kids and babies

Spinderella is yet another fascinating story for children written by Julia Donaldson. This tale tells us about a small spider called Spinderella and how she ...

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Summer 1 Week 5

Hi Elmers,

I hope you're doing ok this week & enjoyed finding out about caterpillars & butterflies?

If you made any models, we would love to see them! You can send pictures in on Tapestry or through enquiries at Walkley.

This week we are looking at ladybirds...

CBeebies EXCLUSIVE clip - Minibeast Adventure - Ladybirds

CBeebies EXCLUSIVE clip - join Jess as she tells us all about ladybirds. Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find even more fun games and vide...

Our Book of the Week: What The Ladybird Heard (see below)

Nursery Rhymes to sing: Creepy Crawlies & Itchy Things (see below)

Number: 1.Count all the animals in the story of the week. 2.Make a ladybird, give it some spots & count them. 

Shape of the week: Use as many shapes as you can to make a minibeast picture, tell a grown up about the picture & name the shapes you've used.

Fine Motor: 1.Cut out some shapes with scissors to make your minibeast picture.

2.Draw a picture of a ladybird, can you give the ladybird the same number of spots on each wing?

Lego/blocks: Build a farm for the animals from the story.

Creative: 1.Use some junk to make a model of a ladybird or decorate a pebble & hide it on your daily walk.

2.Make a map like the one from What the Ladybird Heard, it could be for a farm, your favourite walk or maybe you could make a map of your bedroom  or your house

What the Ladybird Heard (Julia Donaldson) - Bedtime Story Read Aloud

Creepy Crawlies and Itchy Things

Creepy Crawlies and Itchy Things sung by Kidzone. Subscribe to the official KidsmusicCYP channel here! http://bit.ly/YRVdzG This video is produced so that yo...

A message from Mrs English

Hi Elmers!!!!

I am missing you so so much and hope you are all staying safe and having lots of fun times with your grown ups.

I have been looking at the lovely activities Mrs Waller has put on here for you and noticed you were learning about caterpillars. I just couldn't resist sharing one of my favourite songs with you. I hope you enjoy it and hopefully I'll see you soon.

 

Arabella Miller

Summer 1 Week 4

Hi Elmers, I hope you enjoyed finding out about snails last week? Remember, you can let us know what you are up to through Tapestry.

This week we are going to look at caterpillars & butterflies...

Children Learn About The Butterfly

Zoologist Jess French watches as a butterfly hatches from its chrysalis, and another feeds on an orange with its long tongue. For the best kids shows subscri...

Our Book of the Week: The Crunching Munching Caterpillar (see below)

Nursery Rhymes to sing: The Fuzzy Little Caterpillar (see below)

Number: Count your fingers & maybe your toes too!

Shape of the week: Circle, see how many you can find at home or on a local walk.

Fine Motor: Use some dough or plasticine & have a go at making a caterpillar.

Draw a colourful picture of a butterfly, can you make the wings symmetrical?

Lego/blocks: Build a garden or a flower for minibeasts to explore.

Creative: Use an egg box or a toilet tube to create a caterpillar or butterfly

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar - Sheridan Cain

Summer 1 Week 3

Hi Elmer Class, I hope you are all ok? Keep practising independent dressing, recognising your name & lots of super talking(it will really help to get some of you ready for big school)

 

This week we are going to look at snails...

Snails For Kids

Jess has a close look at some of the most easily-spotted minibeasts - snails. Their whole bodies act as a single foot, which ripples along on a trail of slim...

Our Book of the Week: The Snail & the Whale (see below)

Nursery Rhymes to sing:  5 Garden Snails (see below)

Number: Try to count the pairs of socks you have (if you want a challenge, you could try counting each individual sock!)

Shape of the week: Rectangle, see how many you can find at home or on a local walk.

Maybe you could try to find some objects in your house that are as small as a snail too.

Fine Motor: Use some dough or plasticine & make your own snail (don't forget to use some moves from dough disco...I think 'roll it' might be useful)

Use a tripod grip to draw your own spirals, maybe an adult can help to  create one to cut  out.

Lego/blocks: Build a house & see if one of your toys can carry it on their back like  snail carries it's house.

Creative: Draw, paint or make a picture of a character from this week's story. 

The Snail and the Whale [Children's story | Read Aloud]

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Summer 1 Week 2

This week we are going to look at worms...

Worms For Kids

Let's take a close look at worms in her treehouse den, and show children how to make a wormery. For more videos about bugs click: https://goo.gl/pqKoy1 For t...

Our Book of the Week: Superworm (see below)

Nursery Rhymes to sing: Wiggly Woo

Number: Count the shoes in your house...who has the most?

Shape of the week: Triangle, see how many you can find at home or on a local walk.

Fine Motor: Use some dough or plasticine to make worms...which is the longest/shortest

Lego/blocks: Build a tower to help measure your worms

Creative: Have a go at mud painting! Mix a little mud with water & create a picture with a brush or your finger on paper, an old cereal box or anything else suitable for mark making.

 

Superworm! Read aloud children's book

Children's book read aloud. Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Welcome to Summer 1 in Elmer Class

Hope you have all had a good Easter & didn't eat too much chocolate!?

This half term we are going on a Mini Beast Adventure!

Week 1

 

Our Book of the Week: Mad About Minibeasts (See the video below)

Nursery Rhymes to sing: Incy Wincy Spider & any other minibeast songs that you know

Maths: Count the toothbrushes in your bathroom or maybe the toilet rolls (don't forget to touch each object for each number name you say)

Shape of the week: Square, see how many you can find at home or on a local walk.

Fine Motor: Use some dough or plasticine, put on some music & have a dough disco (see recipe & picture for moves)

Lego/blocks: Build a den/home/shelter for a mini beast

Mad About Mini beasts

No Cook Playdough recipe

2 cups plain flour

1 cup salt

1tbs oil

1 cup water

2 drops food colouring

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