Some of our activities this week will relate to ‘Oliver and his vegetables’.
We are hoping to have some ‘vegetable fun’ in our Zoom Room on Thursday (4th) at 10 o’clock. Please bring the picture you drew of your favourite meal (Wednesday activity) to show your friends and tell them about your favourite foods. We hoping we can sing/ dance about vegetables too!
We will be doing our short Zoom Room phonics revision session, at 11 o’clock, to revise the letters we have already learnt. (We will also include shape/ number revision too)
Before beginning each of your Literacy activity please have a look at all the letters we have been learning so far in Pre-School this year. Can you say the sound and action for each letter?
A reminder of the songs and actions can be found on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvJKc0Ord1g
Mon 1st – Listen to the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French
Discuss the story together
What was Oliver’s favourite food? Can you remember which vegetable they are made from?
Which other vegetables did Oliver try in the story?
What is your favourite vegetable?
Tues 2nd – Try a new vegetable, just like Oliver in the story, maybe you could make a soup with it or maybe try it with a dip.
Write a recipe for how you prepared and ate your new vegetable (it does not have to be the correct letters or spelling – the children just need the confidence to make marks to represent their ideas)
There is a blank recipe sheet below to do your writing on
Tues 3rd - A new letter.
This week’s letter is ‘m’
A song to help you learn the sound
Can you say its sound and action?
Try to find some objects beginning with the sound m.
Ask an adult to draw a circle, to look like a plate or on a paper plate, draw your favourite meal. Keep this ready for the Zoom Room tomorrow
Thurs 4th – Vegetable fun in our Zoom Room at 10 o’clock – please join us with the children in Pre-School and the picture of your favourite meal.
We’re going to tell each other about our favourite food and sing a song about food
Play a guessing game: Describe a vegetable to a member of your family, can they guess which vegetable it is ie it is orange and and a snowman uses it for his nose.
You could put a selection of vegetables (or pretend vegetables) in front of you to help
Now swap over and you can guess the vegetable
Fri 5th – Today we are going to try and do some writing with vegetables.
Using a carrot, parsnip, celery dip the end into paint can you write your name with it?
Mon 1st – Sing a days of the week song
Can you say the days in the right order?
Tues 2nd – Go on a Shape Hunt inside and outside
How many squares can you see?
How many circles can you see?
How many triangles can you see?
How many rectangles can you see?
Which shape has the most? least?
Wed 3rd – Using different vegetables can you make a repeating pattern of vegetable prints. Start with 2 vegetables. Now can you do a pattern with 3 vegetables
Thurs 4th – Watch Numberblocks to learn all about number 3
Can you count out 3 objects? Can you draw 3 circles, lines etc
Ask an adult to help you play a Number Detective Game. Can you find me 3 ……. (teddies, boxes, books)
To extend the game show the number 3 rather than saying it.
If you are given 3 objects can you count them and say how many you have?
Fri 5th – If you go outside or around the house, can you see the numbers 1, 2 or 3? Are there numbers in all the rooms in your house?
Mon 1st - Practise the songs ‘5 Fat Peas’ and ‘Hot Potato’ with actions. Can you think of any more songs or nursery rhymes that mention fruit or vegetables?
Sing the songs to your family. (We will sing them together in our Zoom Room on Thursday)
Tues 2nd - Listen to the story of ‘Supertato’.
Draw a face on a vegetable and he can become your own ‘veg superhero’. Can you give him a good name? Take your superhero around your house looking for jobs you can do together to help mummy and daddy ie tidying up or putting toys away
Keep your superhero somewhere safe. You are going to need him again on Friday!
Wed 3rd – (can be completed alongside the Maths activity) Chop up some pieces of veg (potato, carrot, parsnip, celery to create stamps for printing. It can help if you stick a fork into them to make it easier to handle. Create your own printed vegetable art
Thurs 4th – Use playdough to make your own vegetable garden like Oliver. Which vegetables will you plant? Which colours have you used?
If you don’t have pots of playdough at home you could try making your own using the recipe below.
Fri 5th – Construct a crazy house for your vegetable superhero to live in. You will need to think about how how tall and wide it will need to be to fit him inside.
You could use lego, cardboard boxes, cushions, pots and pans or absolutely anything you can find around your house. We are excited in Preschool to see pictures of your supoerhero inside his house.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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