Well Pre-School it's Fabulous Friday, nearly the weekend. I hope you have enjoyed our activities this week.
Our Friday song is one of Miss Walton's favourites, she does a super dance to this - when you return to school you'll have to ask her to teach you the routine!
Steps 5,6,7,8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=4NO-h9PFum4
If you have a favourite song and you would like to start our day with it, send your song name to me via the contact page.
Count with the caterpillar rhyme see below...
Reading and Communication and Language
Read the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar again—you choose which version you would like to listen to—Miss Walton’s, the film or the song!
Are you ready for the story quiz? Remember to listen carefully and look at the pictures to give you a clue Story Detectives!
Phonics Aspect 1 and Mark Making
Today we are going to use our listening ears to make a natural sounds map.
You will need a paper and a pen, an outside space or an open window, just choose a time of day when the road is quiet.
What to do
Sit the children down in the outside space with a piece of paper and a pen/pencil and tell them to make a mark or draw themselves n the middle of the paper (if they’re next to a window, mark themselves on the edge of the paper instead). This mark represents where they’re sat.
Tell the children to close their eyes, be quiet and listen to the natural sounds around them.
Every time they hear a sound, they should open their eyes and mark it on the paper with something that represents the sound and where it is in relation to them i.e. a bird at the top of their paper to represent a bird in the distance in front of them singing.
Once they think they’ve recorded all the sounds they can hear, they can put their pen/pencil down.
What did they hear? Where was it? Can they see what was making the noise. Maybe there’s a tree where they heard a bird calling from - this can lead to a discussion about habitats.
Were there any sounds they didn’t recognise? What was the noisiest sound?
Can you imitate the sound for your grown up to guess which one it is?
Understanding of the World
Today we are going to make a little treat for the Hungry Caterpillar…
Munch, munch, yum, yum!
What you will need:
Equipment: 2 x zip lock bags, bucket or a large bowl and a wooden spoon
250 ml whole milk
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Flavouring
12 tablespoons of Rock Salt
bag of ice
· Place one zip lock bag inside the other bag
· Pour the milk, sugar and vanilla flavouring in the inner bag
· Seal both bags, squeeze as much air out of the bags as you can
· Fill a bucket or large bowl with ice
· Add the rock salt to the ice
· Place your bags of milk in the ice
· Stir, shake and rattle the bag of milk. It has to keep moving within the ice, I used a wooden spoon to give mine moving.
· After about 10 minutes open your bags
· Scoop out the vanilla ice cream
· Add some sprinkles and enjoy!
· Share it with your grown up and your caterpillar!
Miss Walton and I had raspberry sauce, mini marshmallows and chocolate hearts on ours! We thought it was yummy.
Was it delicious? Is it warm or cold? How did the milk change?
Would this be a healthy snack or a treat?
Share a photograph on twitter I would love to see you eating your ice-cream!
Take a look of the photos of Miss Walton and I making our ice-cream...
Let’s do some exercise to work off that ice-cream!
Play - Top Gear
Equipment: Any outdoor space for children to run about in
Children become vehicles, following the leader’s instructions, as follows:
1st gear – walking slowly, watching for clear spaces using arms to steer, as if using a car steering wheel
2nd gear – marching with bigger strides, arms as before
3rd gear – jogging slowly, with arms as before
4th gear – galloping, with arms as before
Top gear – sprinting, with arms as before
Crash! – Children freeze with hands in fronts of faces
Reverse – Children walk backwards looking in turn to each side behind them to avoid any other cars and beeping like a reversing lorry.
Leader can either go through the gears up and down, or vary it by moving to different gears at random