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'Window’ by Jeanie Baker, is a story about a boy called Sam who sees lots of changes in his environment as he grows from a child into a man
Watch and Find Out and discuss what they can see changing and compare this to what they may change outside their window.
Make and Do
Create your own ‘view from a window’. You might choose a view from the book or one from your own home.
You could draw, paint or make a collage. Why don’t you add a window frame to make it look realistic?
Write about your view. What do you like about it? Why?
Attached is a short teaching video. Mrs Ryan will model some writing and see if we can help with your writing.
Think of words using the letters ‘s, a, t, p, i, n’ and sound them out, clapping each phoneme with the children in unison, then blend the phonemes to make the whole word orally. As children’s confidence develops, ask individuals to demonstrate this activity to others. Activity link below.
Foundation Children - Silly Questions
Ask your child to read the captions below and answer yes or no.
This week we are exploring capacity. You could try this in the bath, standing at the sink or even in the paddling pool.
Here is your challenge:
Do tall containers always hold more water than short containers?
Make a collection of empty containers, plastic is best. You might find some interesting ones in the recycling bin. Give them all a good wash.
Before you start, choose the container that you think will hold the most water and which you think will hold the least.
Find a way to find out if you were correct.
Try two more containers of different shapes. What did you discover this time?
Make a rain gauge
If we continue to have showery weather it might be interesting to make a simple rain gauge and measure the rain fall.
Go on an environment walk
Where is your favourite place to walk? While you are out walking this week why don’t you look around and take photographs of things you see in the environment that you might like to change.
Talk to your grown-up about what you do at home to take care of your environment. See what you can think of.
cbeebies 'Let's Go for a Walk' S1 E12 Raindrops and Hidden Meadows
cbeebies 'Let's Go for a Walk' S1 E15 Puddling jumping and snake walk
Make a journey stick
Challenge your child to investigate whilst you are on your walk, by exploring what’s around them and creating their very own ‘journey stick’. A fantastic way to get closer to nature is to collect flowers, leaves, feathers and fruits and attach them to a ‘journey stick’ with elastic bands or coloured wool.
cbeebies 'Let's take a walk song' on Nick Cope's Popcast
cbeebies The Let's Go Club Woodland Walking Song
Radio Podcast "Sounds Like Fun - The Woods"
- Say no to straws - animals can get sick after mistaking them for food.
- Use a refillable water bottle, not a plastic bottle.
- Snack on an apple, banana or an orange as they don't need any packaging.
- Sometimes we have to use plastic but make sure you recycle it and never leave it in the environment.
- Use a reusable pot for your packed lunch. You can use them for your cheese, crackers, fruit, humous and they can be washed and used again!