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WC 26.4.21

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For meditation, feel free to look for some yoga and mindfulness videos you might like to do under the ‘Mindfulness’ tab from previous weeks, or check out ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ online or ‘GoNoodle’. You may want to listen to any stories we post on Tapestry.


Read Write Inc

You can use the links under the ‘Phonics’ Tab on the home learning page of the website to play some fun games on the suggested phonic websites.


Additionally, there is a document under the ‘Phonics’ tab called ‘Practical Phonics Ideas’ with some practical ideas to recap sounds and blending skills.


If you would like any Read Write Inc video links to any particular sounds, please email one of the team and we can send a link to you on Tapestry.



This week we are continuing our 'Marvellous Me' topic, thinking about how we stay safe and healthy. Please see the Parent Mail sent to you to have a look at our curriculum knowledge organiser to find out more about our learning intentions for this half term. Please also see our curriculum provision map on the curriculum overview section of the Early Years section. 


This week we are going to be thinking about healthy eating. Can you look at the 'EatWell Guide' PowerPoint at the bottom of the page to have a look at the different types of foods that we need to eat to have a balanced diet? How do each of these different types of foods help our bodies? 


‘Cereal (rice, pasta, bread - sometimes known as carbohydrates etc.) gives us energy’ – wave arms in the air.

‘Proteins (beans, meat, fish etc.) help our muscles grow’ – feel muscles in one arm.

‘Milk and dairy foods (cheese, yoghurt etc.) make our bones and teeth stronger’ – show a toothy smile. 

‘Vegetables and fruit make us healthy all over’ – draw a big circle in the air to represent the body feeling healthy all over.


Each day can you write a list of what you eat and have a look on the 'EatWell' diagram at the bottom of the page to see which category the foods you eat are in? Can you remember how these different types of foods help our bodies?


Can you listen to the story of 'Handa's Surprise' on YouTube or read the story if you have it at home?

Can you discuss the different fruits in the story? There may be some you have never seen or eaten before! Can you write a list of all the different fruits in Handa's basket? We do not expect these to be spelt correctly but the phonetic sounds that your child can hear in each word.  




This week we are going to be learning about 'weight'.  We are looking at the using the language - heavier, lighter, heaviest, lightest.


Can you watch this video which uses the language 'heavy' and 'light'? 


Can you look at the balancing scales poster document at the bottom of the page. Discuss what is happening in each picture using the language above to support. Can you hold two different foods in your hands, which feels heavier and which feels lighter? Can you move your arms like balancing scales would to show which is heavier and which is lighter?


Can you write a list of the things that are heavier than you and things that are lighter than you? Remember these words do not needs to be spelt correctly but the sounds in the word your child can hear. 


Can you play this game about weight? - Jack Hartman dance – What is heavy/light? - weight song 



Can you have a go at some observational drawings of different fruits or vegetables you have at home? If you have different materials such as paints, pastels etc can you explore using different materials to do your observational drawings?


Can you make some snacks at home? Can you think about the 'EatWell' plate and what different categories of food make up your snacks?