Things you could do at home to support this topic are:
- Talk to your child about minibeasts, can the children name minibeasts that they know?
- Visit the local library to share books/poems about minibeasts.
- Share rhymes – Incy Wincy Spider, Ladybird , Ladybird fly away home etc. Can the children do all the actions?
- Write a sentence / caption about minibeasts.
- Draw/ create pictures about different minibeasts.
- Go on a minibeast hunt , look under pots and stones. You may even find some on leaves or bushes and possibly near some flowers. Draw a picture or take a photograph of your favourites.
- Watch clips about minibeasts–Life of Insects | Attenborough: Life in the Undergrowth | BBC Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uppwVyUd5S0
- Kung Fu Mantis Vs Jumping Spider | Life Story | BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wKu13wmHog
- Make minibeasts using recycled materials
- More information about the will be shared via the website.
- Talk to your child about people who help us, can the children name some of the people in our community?
- Visit the local library to share books about policemen/ women, firefighters, doctors, nurses etc.
- Write a sentence / caption about People Who Help Us.
- Draw/ create pictures about People Who Help Us
- Visit a local fire station- Crowthorne
- Watch clips about People Who Help Us – Fireman Sam, Paw Patrol etc.
- Sing songs about People Who Help Us
In this sequence, which will take approximately 3 weeks to cover, the children set up and create labels for an Animal Shelter. Some cats and dogs arrive and the children help settle them before reading Hairy Maclary. They play Match the Mutt, create a Character Splat, research and write some facts about cats and then devise a story not dissimilar to Hairy Maclary but this time about a group of cats who are frightened away by Riptail Paw – a dog version of Scarface Claw, the menace of a cat who appears in Hairy Maclary.
Other helpful reminders:
Snacks: Fresh fruit or vegetables
Water bottles- Labelled and not to be kept in book bags please.
Book bags- Please send them to school daily.
Our library day is on Monday for Reception and Nursery
As the weather changes, please ensure your child has a coat with them every day. We will be going outside for a lot of our learning. If the children have wellington boots we will change them from school shoes so that they can enjoy being outdoors without the fear of wet feet!
We have talked about learning how to put on and take off our coats independently.
We would appreciate your support with this.
***Please upload photographs to Tapestry if you wish to do so.
We look forward to sharing all the activities that your child does at home. ***