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Practise re-telling and performing following poems:
- Chop Chop
- Wise Old Owl
- Five Little Pumpkins
- Pointy Hat
- Leaves are falling
- Breezy Weather
- A basket of apples
This week we are learning to perform poems from the Christmas Basket:
Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an adult. The children then act out their stories. Encourage your child to dictate a story and add some simple words and sentences. Please share your stories through Tapestry or the class email.
Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.
Some Helpful Tips For Using Helicopter Stories In Your Home:
Helicopter Stories at home
Reading at Home
Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy
This collection of our top 10 tales, often read by the author, are suitable for 3-7-year olds (though older children may enjoy them too). The book covers are include so children can see and CHOOSE what they’d like. Reading for pleasure is about engaging with books or any texts that interest you, so children’s choice is key.
Digital Favourites to Enjoy
Download a copy of digital favourites, with visuals so children can CHOOSE! The collection includes stories, poetry, comics, information books and magazines and so something to tempt every reader. The visuals are key to fostering motivation, so do pass on.
Oxford Owl have free e- books that you can download onto your devices at home.
If you would like to know your child’s reading level for this website, please email me and I can send you the information individually.
Parents can further support their children with their reading through:
Predicting – What do they think this text is about?
Clarify – What new vocabulary have they experienced? Meaning?
Question – What would they still like to know?
Summary – In their words, what is the text about?
In class we are looking at
-using mathematical language to describe positions accurately.
Please follow lessons 3 and 4 and 5:
– exploring and discussing time, seasons, days of the week and daily events:
Please follow lessons 1 and 2:
Each week new tasks will be set. There are helpful videos for you and your child to watch together.
Why not try yoga with your child to help them to calm down but also to get exercise too. It is a little website called Cosmic Kids yoga and it has several types of yoga based on different stories. For example, the hungry caterpillar, Room on a broom, Frozen. See which story you and your child like the best.
Andy’s Wild Adventures
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A set of instructional videos and supporting resources to compliment the teaching of upper and lower case letters. Have a go at practising forming the letters using different media. For example: sand, flower, paintbrush, chalk.
Here is a link to a drawing class with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph.