Good Morning Penguins, Puffins and Parrots!
What makes you smile? Have you got any pets – cuddly stuffed ones or real ones – that help to put a smile on your face? Maybe you could send a photo of your furry friends to someone today to make them smile.
Have you seen any trees with beautiful blossom on like these?
We’re really looking forward to sharing our new learning with you on Monday. It’s been so good to have a rest but we can’t wait to see all your wonderful progress and amazing work on Tapestry again!
Have a great day and a super weekend!
From the Year R Teachers
Share your work!
We’d love to share a piece of artwork your child has done. It can be of anything – a rainbow for the NHS, a piece of home learning, a poster, a drawing, a painting, a design, anything! Just make sure you only send in a photo of the work, not the child or anything on the photo that may identify them (e.g. full name). Simply email it to email@example.com and we’ll do the rest! We’ll make a video montage of it, and share it on our website. We would love to have as many entries as possible. Closing date is Sunday 19th April!
Holiday Activities –
- Sketch pad activity– look closely and draw garden flowers or signs of spring. What colours can you see? What shapes are they made from?
- Write someone a letter and send it.
- Play “Name that Song” – hum a little bit of a song – can your grown up name it?
- Build a den.
- Play a game “Hide and Seek in the dark with torches” – if you’re feeling brave!
- Play “Hide the Teddy” – say Hotter/Colder when someone is getting near your hiding place.
- Video call a friend for a playdate (you could have a dough disco together!)
- Set up a treasure hunt inside or out. Give the children clues using language such as in front, behind, next to, between, under, on top. If you can hide things of different sizes you can ask them to describe the size of what they have found. Can they describe where they found them using the positional language that you modelled?
- Continue with the Lego Play challenge. See here for details
Easter Themed Activities –
- An Easter egg hunt.
- A “Busy Bodies” Easter hunt in the garden. Click to download ideas and resources.
- A “Keyword” Easter hunt in the garden. Click on the sheet below to download and print (alternatively make your own or make your own keyword hunt: write out pairs of keywords – keep one set, hide one set and when you find a word match it to the word in your set.)
- A “Number” Easter hunt in the garden – Download and print the sheet below, cut each egg in half and hide all the parts. Once the children have found the egg parts they have to combine the correct ones to make a total of 10 e.g. 8 and 2, 7 and 3 etc
- Making Easter nest cakes. Click for recipe
- Bunny Hop pencil control activity Click here to download
- Easter dot to dot Click here to download
- Play some Easter games together Click to open
- Ask a grown up to read you the Easter Story Click here to open
- Fork painting an Easter Chick
- Make an Easter cross from sticks.
We thought you might like to listen to some of our stories again!
Please enter your password below to access all the stories we have uploaded so far.
Don’t forget you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password or need some help.
You can continue to use Tapestry to share your child’s work. Please only upload one post a day. You can either choose one activity or put all the activities you complete on one post.
We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!
The children in Year R are very rarely asked to work independently, particularly when writing. It is expected that they will need adult support to get started on all of the tasks we set for them here, and continue to need it throughout their activity.
However, we want to continue to build their independence, so encourage them to use resources which can help them be independent like sound cards, letter formation cards for handwriting etc.
Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities with you. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.
There is absolutely no expectation that you get all, if any of these activities completed each day.