Monday 25th January 2021
Oh my goodness...did you see the snow? I had lots of fun playing in it (see photos under Sunday, below). How beautiful it was. I hope you had a lovely weekend too.
Today we are going to start our Home Learning books.
Mark-Making/Name Recognition (pg 1)
Let's look at page one...
Let's make our name...
Parents I am not expecting children to write their names independently just yet. This activity is name recognition (identifying their names) and pencil control (fine motor skills). Model how to hold the pencil correctly (in a pincer grip - like below). Some children will just make squiggles, which is fine, so praise them for any mark-making.
Zoom Story-Time @ 2pm
Don't forget to join me today for a story. It is so lovely to see your faces. Well done to Ritiana and Rossi for 100% attendance. Marlon, it is lovely to see you too but stay awake ... no snoozing please!! Belis, I can't see you but I know you are there too. Thank you for joining us every week day at 2pm.
Click on the link and put in the passcode (emailed to you)
If you missed the 2pm story click on the link below for this wonderful story.
The magic house invites viewers to step inside and join Twinkle, Chloe and Boris for a story. Mr Mopple tells a story about about a young panda who is so absorbed in his computer game that he misses the excitement when police and firefighters chase burglars through his house.
Wash Your Hands Song
Are you missing our daily hand washing song? Click on the link below and join in the actions. Remember ... Hands - Face - Space
Sunday 24th January 2021
Just wanted to share with you the wonderful colours of the sky on my early morning walk...
The ground was covered in frost and the lake was frozen. My dog, Pepsi, had to wear a coat because it was very cold. Do you think it is going to snow?
Update 11am - It's snowing!
I am looking out of my window and look what I can see... Hooray! It looks like fluffy cotton wool falling form the sky. It's beautiful. Get wrapped up - put your wellies, hat and gloves on and get outside for some 'socially distanced' exercise.
Stay safe please and remember - Hands - Face - Space
Out in the Snow
I took my daughter out for some much needed exercise and oh, WHAT FUN WE HAD! Of course Pepsi wanted to come too...
Tuesday 26th January 2021
I am so sorry if you attended story-time yesterday and I couldn't see you to say hello. My computer wasn't working properly and I couldn't see or hear anything! Hopefully you could hear and see me telling the story?
Today I will be there to see you all at our ZOOM story session. Please join us at 2pm.
In our Home Learning Books today I would like you to complete page two - Facial Features.
Can you add...
We looked at Little Red Riding Hood last term. Do you remember it?
Click on the link below and answer the following questions...
What does the wolf say when Little Red Riding Hood says...
Wednesday 27th January 2021
It was lovely seeing you for story time yesterday. Please join us today again at 2pm.
Today I would like you to make a shopping list of your favourite foods. You can draw these, or if you have any magazines - cut out some pictures (or use the actual labels of your food and stick them on the paper. Do this at the back of your Home Learning books).
*Parents you can pick up the free Tesco magazine in the shop, which has lots of food pictures, when you next do your shopping.
Talk about why you like these foods.
Are they healthy? Delicious? Yummy? Hot? Cold? Spicy?
Please click on the link below to play CAKE BAKE, a phase one phonics rhyming game. Find the pictures that rhyme, match them all to bake a curious cake. Click on each picture to hear the word.
My favourite rhyming words in this game are : QUEEN GREEN (It's me ... Miss Greene the Queen!)
LOG IN DETAILS
Oliver only eats chips and definitely not vegetables. However his Gran and Grandpa’s garden is full of vegetables. When Oliver comes to stay Grandpa comes up with an ingenious way to encourage him to try some of the vegetables. This is an attractively illustrated picture book which just might tempt reluctant (healthy) eaters to try something new themselves.
Thursday 28th January 2021
I have discovered that some children are not doing enough physical exercise...oh no!🏃♀️🤸♂️💪🚴♂️🤸♀️🏃♂️So we are going to start our mornings with a WAKE UP AND SHAKE UP!
You don't need a lot of space but you will need a lot of energy. I have been for my daily early morning walk already but I am going to join you in doing this. Try and do it before BBC BITESIZE lessons (but if you are a sleepy head do it after). Get your grown up to join you and then check their heart rate.
Whose heart is beating the fastest?
Try these counting, sorting and ordering mathematical activities with the Gingerbread Man.
Click the link below...
After all those Gingerbread Man based Maths activities, why not listen to the story of the Gingerbread Man and answer the following questions...
Friday 29th January 2021
Wake up and Shake up! Did you enjoy the exercise yesterday? Why not give this a try today and get the whole family involved. ARE YOU READY TO GET MOVING?
Using your Home Learning book, draw a picture of your family (on page 3).
Twinkl Go! is free to access for all users (and will be for the duration of the school closures). The Twinkl Go Team have pre-created a selection of EYFS lessons and provided all of the details needed to access it!
Your children simply need to access
and select the ‘pupil sign in’ option.
Once there, they’ll need to use the
plus the username & password ‘farm44’.
The Twinkl Go! Team will be adding lessons to this login next week as well, so remember to keep checking in!
Phone-call & Reflect
It's the last Friday in January and it is lovely outside. I have been to the park this morning and it was truly refreshing! Try and get out for a walk over Lea Valley, or your local park, and enjoy the fresh air (SAFELY - HANDS FACE SPACE). Please upload some photos here for me to see.
I will be phoning you all around lunch-time, so please pick up if you see a withheld number (as I will be working from home).
Today along with speaking to me, I would like you to reflect on previous learning, as it is through repetition that we learn, so look back over the work we have done this week.
Hope to see you at the 2pm Story Time session. PASSWORD - story
I miss you all. Have a lovely weekend.