Monday 8th June 2020
Good morning Team Acorn
We hope you all had a good end to your week and a lovely weekend. Mrs Grimes was pleased to see some of you back in Nursery and is looking forward to welcoming back some of you this week.
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Our theme for this week’s learning is ‘Butterflies’
Today’s suggested tasks are as follows:
Phonics: Revise all the letter sounds we have looked at so far and do the actions and sing the Jingles that go with them. Choose 4 letters that you are not so sure of and place them around the room. When your grown up says one of the sounds, see how quickly you can run to it and touch it.
(For help with pronouncing the phonic sounds look on You Tube for ’Mr Thorne does Phonics’)
Physical Development: Today see if you can have a go at some simple threading or sewing. You can find some leaf threading cards on the website or you could punch some holes in a real leaf and have a go at sewing through that.
Mathematical Development: Sing the days of the week song like we do at Nursery. Talk about what the day was yesterday and what day it will be tomorrow. Use your fingers to show how many days there are.
Story: Read the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and practise following the words on the page.
Or watch this animated film
Understanding the World/Speaking and listening: Have a look at some photos of the lifecycle of a butterfly today. There are some clear ones on https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/insects/butterfly-life-cycle/ and learn some new vocabulary – caterpillar, cocoon, chrysalis, pupa, butterfly. Can you find out something about how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly?
We hope you have fun with whatever activities you choose to do today.
Mrs Keith and Mrs Grimes