Some of our activities this week will relate to ‘Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day’.
In our our Zoom Room on Thursday (11th) at 10 o’clock. Please bring something you have enjoyed making/ writing etc during your home-schooling, to show and tell your friends. (We would be grateful if you could send a photograph of this to our Pre-School email too, thank you). You could wear your Chinese hat too (Maths Wed)
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 8th – A new letter.
This week’s letters is ‘c,k’
A song to help you learn the sound
Can you say its sound and action?
Try to find some objects beginning with the sound c or k.
Tues 9th – Listen to the story about Chinese New Year (this links to the Tues Topic activity too)
Can you remember all the animals in the story?
Research which animal is celebrating having this year 2021 named after it. Draw and colour a picture of it and try writing its name.
Wed 10th – Try to do some Chinese writing. Their letters use lines which go down and lines which go across. If you can use red paper and a black pen.
Try different letters, are you able to write your name in Chinese?
Thurs 11th – Remote Learning Show and Tell in our Zoom Room at 10 o’clock – please join us with the children in Pre-School, please bring something you have enjoyed doing during remote learning.
Create a Chinese Restaurant for your teddies/ dolls. Chinese people don’t use knife and forks but chopsticks. (If you don’t have any you could use straws or pencils instead). Chinese people like to eat rice and noodles too.
Write a menu for your teddies to choose which food they would like to eat (outline below).
Fri 12th – On Sunday it is Valentine’s Day, make a card for somebody you love, this could be Mummy or Daddy, Grandparents. Decorate the front of the card, maybe put a picture of a heart, flowers or a teddy on.
Don’t write your name they have to guess
Mon 8th – Play the counting game on CBeebies, helping Peter Rabbit count the fruit, vegetables and nuts in Mr Mcgregor’s garden
Tues 9th – Red is a lucky colour in China. Draw round a plate onto a piece of red paper, or alternatively use white. Cut out the circle.
Decorate the hat with Chinese numbers, use a black or gold felt tip, if possible
Cut a slit in the circle to the middle, the circle can now be made into a Chinese style hat (We’d love to see you wearing it in our Zoom Room on Thursday)
Wed 10th – Using paint or chalk have a go at writing the numbers
1 2 3
Under each number draw the correct amount of dots
Now can you find:
Thurs 11th – Using either cooked or dry noodles/ spaghetti, cut into different lengths and start with 3 pieces
Can you find the shortest/ longest?
Can you put the noodles/ spaghetti in order of size?
Now add more noodles/ spaghetti and repeat the activity
Fri 12th – Be a ‘Number and Shape’ Teacher to your teddies (or maybe family too!)
Tell your teddies all about the different shapes, their name and why each one is special
Circle – it has no corners and it will roll
Square – it has 4 corners and 4 sides which are the same size
Triangle – it has 3 corners and 3 sides which are the same size
Oblong - it has 4 corners and has 2 long sides and 2 short sides
Count to 10 (or more)
Introduce number 1 and show 1 object, repeat for 2 and 3
(Remember to tell the teddies to count the set of objects so they know how many they
Watch about how the Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year
Mon 8th - Learn the ‘Chinese dragon’ song (sung to the tune of ‘I’m a Little Teapot’).
Can you add any actions to go with it?
‘I’m a Chinese Dragon’ song
I’m a Chinese dragon,
See me dance!
Twisting and turning,
I jump and prance.
When it’s Chinese New Year,
Take a chance.
Come and join with the dragon dance!
Tues 9th – Watch Jamie and Hannah learn how to do a Dragon dance
Make your own Chinese dragon, can he do a dragon dance when you sing th song from Monday?
Wed 10th – Make a Chinese dragon using Lego, stickle bricks, cardboard boxes or any construction materials Can you make him very long? Can you make him shorter? How many different colours have you used?
Thurs 11th – Use card or paper plates to make a Chinese drum
Fri 12th – Cook noodles/ spaghetti (and let them cool). Explore them using your hands, how do they feel, can you think of 3 good words to describe them?
Using chop-sticks (straws or pencils if you don’t have chopsticks), can you pick up the noodles/ spaghetti? Can you serve the noodles/ spaghetti into small bowls
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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