Easter Bonnet Day.
If you've not made a hat yet make a quick one and wear it today at 11.OO to sing some songs with your family. Mine is just a circle of paper that I've coloured on.
Sing our Easter songs and have a mini Easter bonnet parade in your garden with your family.
Have a go at making Easter cards.
write a message inside to someone you love.
Today I thought it might be fun to make some musical Instruments for our Easter Bonnet Parade tomorrow.
I am going to look in my recycling bin to see if there is a box or bottle i can use to fill with a little bit of rice or Pasta.
Have you been learning the songs. Look on class pages and find the Easter Holiday Daffodil if you click on it you will find a music section with the Easter parade songs on.
All the Explorers could begin or continue to learn how to write their names.
usually they get the first letter to start with and work along from there.
Grown ups if you are helping ,try to encourage correct letter formation to avoid having to relearn later and also use a capital for the letter then lower case for the rest.
Today we can find out about Easter.
Easter is a Christian Festival but some of the traditions go back a lot longer than that.
Find out about some Easter traditions in the CBeebies clip.
It also tells the Easter story told with sand pictures. Parents you might want to watch it first and decide for yourself if you would like your child to see it. At school we usually watch the getting ready for Easter clip and then just talk about people who go to church celebrating a special day. Its a tough story for children to understand and it will depend on your families beliefs.
Talk about the things you do at Easter.
Have an Egg Hunt.
Some people go to Church.
You might eat hot cross buns.
You could draw a picture of the things you might do.
Baking is good for helping with Maths. You are weighing and counting spoonfuls.
You could make some hot-cross buns for Easter. If you don't have the ingredients make some pretend ones out of salt dough or just scrunched up paper or you could always bake something else completely different.
you could count the buns you make and see how many you can each have to eat. take one away see how many you have left.
For Maths today look at the White Rose Maths ideas I added earlier today you can find them at the bottom of today's work.
They are based around a story and I have added the stories on Youtube in case you don't have them at home.
It will be a different Easter bonnet parade this year, lets all dust down our bonnets or have fun making new ones and have lots of mini parades in our own gardens.
If you look on the class pages for the daffodil and go to the music section you will find our Easter songs
Start learning them today so that you will be pitch perfect by Friday.
Then on Friday at 11:00 we can all sing them whilst showing off our hats. get your grown ups to make a bonnet too. Post your photos on the Jacksdale Primary school Facebook page if you would like to.
There have been a flurry of websites offering free access to parents during school closure which as parent or teacher can be overwhelming. White rose is one them that I think it would be helpful and fun to do. I have shared the link on the school facebook page. They are based on a story with activities for each day
I have put them here as a possibility that you might enjoy. Please do not feel you have to work through every one.
This week if we were at school we would be learning all about Easter and Easter traditions.
We can still do this together even if we are at home.
I will try to find all the best Easter stories and songs for you and some lovely activities to do at home, but dont forget to have a lovely time with your family as well.
You could make a headband with bunny ears and pretend to be the Easter bunny.
see if you can do bunny hops all over your garden. What is the biggest hop you can do?
Can you hop and carry a bucket or basket as well?
Make yourself am Easter Bunny run, put something for eggs like balls, potatoes or rolled up socks in a line in your garden. Hop along and collect them all up. Race another person in your house.
Click on the link to play.
Today is our last day of thinking about what jobs people do.
I thought it would be interesting to see what jobs you think you you would like to do when you are grown up.
Here is a story to start us off.
Pretend to do some of the jobs we've been thinking about. If you have dressing up clothes you could use them, but you could make outfits for some jobs from your everyday clothes. My little boy used to pretend to be a baker in his toy kitchen with a woolly hat on!
Here are few ideas,
Shops with a small table and boxes or cans,
Doctors with a medical set or homemade medical kit.
Farmer or vets with soft toy animals.
car mechanic with overalls and tools bought, real or homemade.
handyman or builder similar.
ballerina, fancy dress and some music.
at school we sneak in writing activities making signs and such like and sometimes that's fun to do.
Perhaps don't try hair dressers!!
At school lots of our maths is mixed in with everyday activities.
We count lots of different things. You could do this at home by counting steps, counting plates bowls and cutlery or biscuits on a plate. Count the people to see how many of each thing you need. Maybe you have number books at home or books about shape and time you could read them together as well. Matching games help with early maths skills too so dominoes or lotto games are good.
today we are going to think about what it would be like to be a zoo keeper.
Here is a story about Topsy and Tim going to the zoo.
You could make a zoo if you have any toy animals.
Get a big piece of paper and draw some enclosures for them to live in.
Count each type of animal or find out how many animals you have got altogether.
If you don't have any toy animals try drawing a few.
This little girl wants to be an astonaut.
talk to your family about what you think an astronaut does.
What is your favourite animal in the Zoo.
You could draw a picture of it.
What kind of jobs do you think there are to do at the zoo.
You could act some of these jobs out like sweeping the cages, feeding the penguins or showing the visitors round.
Go outside and pretend you are walking on the moon.
You could collect some moon rock. Count how many rocks you find.
Make some star shapes a decorate them.
On a circle of card make a new planet, you could stick bits on or colour or paint it.
In the story the little bear went to space in a box if you have a box or plastic container maybe you could use it for a pretend rocket.
Today I have chosen a super exciting Job.
This little boy would like to be an astronaut.
Talk to your family about what kind of things an astronaut would need to be good at.
Today we are still working on the jobs people do.
The job we will be thinking about today is baker.
See if you can be a baker for your family.
May be you have the ingredients to make fairy cakes, or pancakes.
I will add some recipes so click on the link below.
While you are at home you could start helping a little bit more with meal times.
Sandwiches are easy to make and you can cut them in fun shapes.
Don't forget to take photos of the things you do.
A little boy is talking about his dream job. He would like to be a pilot.
What does a pilot do? Find out in this video.
Talk about what you think it would be like to be a pilot.
Where would you go if you had an aeroplane
Try to make an aeroplane out of paper. Ask a grown up how to fold it.
Start saving your boxes now you can make really good models with them.
you could make a plane. click on the link below for some good ideas.
If you had five toy aeroplanes or made five paper aeroplanes you could act out this rhyme or you could just use your fingers.
Out side you could pretend to be a little aeroplane swooping around your garden.
Hello Explorers I hope you are all keeping well.
Either paint your hand and print it or draw round your fingers and turn them into firefighters.
you can draw a hat on them and join them with a hose.
Click on the link below to see an example of what you could do.
Here are some things you can do at home today.
I have based the ideas on our firefighters theme.
Have lots of fun today playing at being firefighters. The video tells you what kind of thing a firefighter does as their job.
If you like to make things you could try to make a firefighters hat.
Sort out your toy cars and see if you have a fire engine or other emergency vehicles and make a scene for them outside or inside. make roads with paper or cardboard if you like. If you don't have a fire engine you could try making one with an old box.
You could make this helmet and then pretend to be a fireman in the garden. you don't really need anything to do this but you could use your wellies for firefighters boots and find something like a skipping rope to be a hose. if you have a bike or car that could be a fire engine or use a big box if you have one.
( note for grown up helpers , there are lots of ideas on pinterest for firefighter role play props to make)
Dont forget to take some photos to show us when we are all back at school.
Hello Explorers from Mrs Latham.
This week at school we have been learning all about fire fighters and I found this website all about Fireman Sam with some fun things for you to do.
Something else we were going to do at school was a firefighters training course.
Why don't you see if you can make one at home. Do some exercises like running and jumping on the spot
and ask your grown up if they can time you if you do a few laps round the garden.
perhaps with the help of your grown up you could make a little obstacle course to complete in you garden with something to balance along like a stick or a rope and something like a box to jump over.
have fun and I will add other things on here as I find them.
If you are self-isolating at home, feel free to access any of these websites, resources and games to keep the learning going while you can't temporarily be at school. Keep those brain cells going and have fun!
Welcome to Explorers class pages.
Here you will find lots of photos of the children taking part in activities inside and outside.
You can see children coming up with fantastic ideas and being excited
and amazed at what they can make and do.
Children are learning lot's of new skills and taking risks with their learning
by thinking new ways how to approach a task.