Week 10 - 25th May
Monday 25th May
Good morning everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend! There are no challenges today, so enjoy spending time with your family J
Tuesday 26th May
Good morning everyone,
This week we are going to be learning all about animal life cycles with a focus on The Very Hungry Catapillar!
Enjoy The Very Hungry Caterpillar story. You can either watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY or enjoy the book with your grownup, if you have a copy at home.
Then identify the different food the caterpillar eats. Discuss the foods the children like best/least and which ones are healthy/unhealthy. You may also choose to discuss the times of day or seasons that you usually eat those foods. Then write a sentence about what you would eat if you were a very hungry caterpillar!
Enjoy PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXb1nU9T4ZQ&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuB85n50y4pOz_RzQK45j4T
Additional maths challenges that can be used throughout the week for this topic are on White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
Wednesday 27th May
It would be lovely if you can share some photos of you completing today’s challenges.
Read The Hungry Caterpillar again. Notice the author has included the days of the week. Consider why readers find this helpful, i.e. to sequence the story. Then ask your grownup to write the days of the week on different pieces of paper. Try to read the name of the day using your phonics knowledge then & sequence the days of the week. You could also match the food eaten by the caterpillar to the correct day.
Chatty Challenge - Phone or Skype a relative or friend with help from someone in your home. Plan some questions you’d like to ask them. If they are an older person, you could ask them about their childhood or the place where they grew up. Draw a picture of them and add speech bubbles to show the things they said.
Thursday 28th May
Discuss what you remember from The Hungry Caterpillar story. Notice how the caterpillar grows and changes throughout the story. Then you can use the internet or books to find out how caterpillars become butterflies.
Here are some videos to help you:
You can even buy kits to grow your own butterflies here:
Once you have learnt about how caterpillars turn into butterflies, you can draw pictures or write about the sequence.
Enjoy Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWDiQRrC1Y
Friday 29th May
Here are today’s home learning challenges
Retell the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. Repeat it several times (use pictures as prompts at first), this will strengthen recall and support sequencing. When your child can confidently retell the story, demonstrate writing at least one sentence: begin with a capital letter, include finger spaces between words and end with a full stop. Your child may want to copy the sentence. Emphasise using phonics and tricky to spell words correctly. Then read the sentence together.
Collect a range of toys and other objects. Can you sort them into two groups, those you push and those you pull? Draw and label the toys and objects in each group.
I hope you enjoy today’s activities and have a lovely weekend!