Good morning Pre-school, I hope you enjoyed the activities yesterday.
I always like to start the day with a happy song and a little dance to get me moving. This is one of my favourites perhaps you'd like to join in!
Good Time - Owl City and Carly Rae Jepson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd5FQeQvYvQ
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Take a look at what is planned for today.
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Maths and Physical Development
Today we are going to practise saying our number names in order. First let’s sing the Hungry Caterpillar counting song:
I hope you enjoyed the song.
Now lets go outside…
Draw a counting caterpillar with your grown up .
Can you jump along it saying the numbers in order,
Can you jump slowly, quickly? Float like a butterfly.
Grown ups can you give your children a challenge jump/skip/hop on the end number — can you jump 5 times say the numbers as you jump: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 do a star jump to show you’ve finished!
I bet you are hungry and thirsty after all that counting and jumping— get yourself a little snack and drink.
Mrs Walton made herself a healthy snack using cucumber, tomatoes, raisins and blueberries. Can you make yourself a caterpillar snack? What other fruit or vegetables could you use? Send me a photo; we could make the pictures into a pre-school healthy snack recipe book!
Read the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar again, you could listen with Miss Walton go to the link from yesterday or watch the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY&feature=emb_title, or if you have your own book read it with your grown up. Can you join in with the words: but he was still hungry!
Look at the picture carefully and see if you can answer the questions..
Communication and Language
Now you are going to play an I spy game.
Print off the pictures. If you don’t have access to a printer draw the pictures or use real food from your cupboard, it doesn’t matter if it is different items to the story.
Fetch the caterpillar you made yesterday, mine’s called Colin!
Lay the pictures on the floor - just use 4 at a time so the children are not having to look at too many. If 4 is too many try just two.
Say ‘I spy with my little eye, a caterpillar’s lunch to munch …. Choose an item of food to put in your sentence.; for example a delicious red apple.
Get your caterpillar munch the apple. If the correct picture is chosen your child keeps the card. Give them a round of applause for choosing the right picture. Repeat with other food items from the story.
You could take turns with the children saying ‘I spy with my little eye, the caterpillar’s lunch to munch.’ and choosing different foods to eat.
Understanding the World & Expressive Art and Design
Make your own playdough; it only needs a few store cupboard ingredients.
You will need
· 8 tbsp plain flour
· 2 tbsp table salt
· 60ml warm water
· food colouring
· 1 tbsp vegetable oil
· Tbsp (Tablespoon 15ml)
1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.
Make your own Hungry Caterpillar.