Most of our activities this week will relate to ‘Jelly’.
This week’s letter is ‘j’
A song to help you learn the sound
Can you say its sound and action?
Try to find some objects beginning with the sound j.
Tues 12th – Listen to the story ‘Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly’ by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt
Discuss the story together
Who are the characters in the story?
Which colours were in the book?
What things does Nick like?
What things does Sue like?
What colours were there on the jelly?
Watch the story again
Turn the sound off, can you tell the story in your own words using the pictures as clues?
Wed 13th – Make your own jelly (please don’t eat all your jelly, once it is made, as we are going to use it as part of our topic work tomorrow)
Using a packet of your favourite flavour jelly, follow the instructions on the back of the packet to make your jelly with an adult helper.
Thurs 14th– Create your own instruction poster on ‘Making My Jelly’
Try to do some writing and pictures, (it does not have to be the correct letters or spelling – the children just need the confidence to make marks to represent their ideas).
Read your instructions to a teddy and people in your family
Fri 15th – Rainbow writing Using lots of different coloured pen/ pencils/ crayons/ chalks. Write your name in a different colour each time. If you can write your name, try to write other words too ie surname, mummy, daddy, sibling's names etc
Mon 11th – Look everywhere for shapes, listen to the shape song and see if you can find the shapes around your house
Are you able to draw a picture using the shapes circle, square, triangle (you may want to add some extra shapes too ie oblong, star)
Tues 12th – Using a packet of jelly beans (or any other sweet which are different colours ie smarties, jelly tots), sort the sweets into different colour groups
Which is your favourite colour sweet? (you could ask other people in your family too
Count how many sweets you have of each colour
Which was the most popular colour sweet?
Which was the least popular colour sweet?
Were there any colours which had no sweets?
Wed 13th – Watch Numberblocks to learn all about number 1
Can you see the number 1 anywhere around your house, in books?
Thurs 14th – Ask an adult to help you play a Number Detective Game. Can you find me 1, 2, 3……5 (teddies, boxes, books etc).
Put the objects in a line to count them (remember to touch each one as you count).
Put them in a circle, how many do you have?
If you are given 5 objects can you count them and say how many you have?
Draw 1, 2, 3 spots, remember to count each one as you draw.
Fri 15th – Count upto 10 and beyond if you can
Play the Monster Counting Game on CBeebies, you may need help to recognise some of the numbers once you have counted the objects.
Mon 11th - YouTube – Jelly song
Join in the song and create some actions too. Can you think of other foods you could use in the song instead?
Tues 12th - In the story Nick and Sue fly in their rocket. Can you make a rocket from cushions and pretend to fly it into space – what will you see? Who might you might? What might you do?
Wed 13th – Discuss all the different flavours and colours of jelly you can eat
Paint a picture of a rainbow jelly, just like the one in the story
Alternatively you could choose to make a paper plate jelly fish if you have any paper plates left over from Christmas!
Thurs 14th – Exploring your jelly
Put your jelly into a large bowl or tray and initially explore the jelly with your hands. Can you answer the questions:
What does it feel like?
What can you do with it?
You could add plastic toys, spoons, cups, sieves, ice-cream scoops to the jelly play
Fri 15th – Build a rocket with lego or bricks.
Extra Challenge: Are you able to create a rainbow with things you can find around your house i.e a red car, an orange, a yellow sock etc.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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