Some of our activities this week will relate to ‘Elmer and elephants’.
We are hoping to have some ‘Elmer fun’ in our Zoom Room on Thursday (28th) at 10 o’clock. We would like you to wear as many different colours as you can (we will be doing this in Pre-School too) and bring an object to show us of your favourite colour ie blue teddy, green cup, pink hat
We will be hopefully doing a short Zoom Room phonics session, at 11 o’clock, to revise the letters we have already learnt. We will send invites out in the morning.
A new letter.
This week’s letter is ‘u’
A song to help you learn the sound
Can you say its sound and action?
Try to find some objects beginning with the sound u.
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
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Tues 26th – Listen to the story ‘The Elmer’ by David McKee
Discuss the story together
What animal is Elmer?
Which colours can you see on Elmer?
What did Elmer do so you couldn’t see his colours?
What happened at the end of the story to make Elmer go colourful again?
What did all the other elephants do at the end of the story?
Watch the story again
Turn the sound off, can you tell the story in your own words using the pictures as clues or pretend you are Elmer to retell the story
Wed 27th – Tomorrow we are going to pretend it is Elmer’s Birthday. Make him a birthday card with lots of colours on it.
Try to write
and your name on the inside
Thurs 28th – Elmer fun in our Zoom Room at 10 o’clock – please join us with the children in Pre-School, wearing as many different colours as you can (just like the elephants at the end of the Elmer story)
We’re going to sing Happy Birthday to Elmer and do an elephant dance:
Listen to the song and join in the actions
Can you list the special features of an adult
Fri 29th – Today we are going to try and do some writing with water, fingers crossed it isn’t raining or wet outside
Using a spray water bottle or a squirty water bottle try making lines and circles on the path outside
Extra challenge: write your name
Mon 25th – Listen to the song all about the shapes we have been learning
Can you describe each flat shape
Circle – can roll
Triangle – 3 sides and 3 corners
Square – 4 sides the same and 4 corners
Rectangle/ oblong – 4 sides, 2 short and 2 long
Be a shape dectective and try to find an example of each one in your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and outside
Tues 26th – Look at a picture of Elmer
Ask an adult to write down all the colours you can see
Now count how many of each colour there is ie how many red squares
Which colour had the most/ least squares?
Wed 27th – Using wooden bricks/ duplo or lego can you build a tower in a colour pattern, try using 2 colours 1st.
Can you use 3 colours to make a pattern? or even 4?
Thurs 28th – Use a collection of different small objects, this could include buttons, coins, beads, sweets, counters etc
Sort the collection in different ways (maybe onto 2 or 3 separate white plates/ pieces of paper, this could be by:
Size, big and small
Try to explain how you have sorted them. Ask an adult to sort the objects a different way, can you describe how they have done it?
Fri 29th – Find lots of different things to count today ie toy cars, tins of food, crayons etc
Put all the objects in a row, start at the left side and begin counting, make sure you touch each one as you count
An extra challenge can you help Elmer out of the maze? This will be attached to the end of the Blog
Mon 25th - Watch “Be a Rainbow” from the Elmer stage show. Use scarves, ribbons, socks etc to create a rainbow dance, sing-a-long as you dance
Tues 26th - Imagine you are Elmer walking through the jungle. Which animals might you meet? What noises do those animals make? Are they friendly or are they scary?
If you have any toy/ teddy animals you could use these as you pretend to be Elmer
Wed 27th – Either print the picture of Elmer (This will be attached to the end of the Blog) or draw your own Elmer outline and make a collage. You could use bits of coloured paper, wrapping paper or old magazines – whatever you can find! Have fun cutting or ripping the paper and sticking it down to make Elmer as colourful as you can!
Thurs 28th – Using some skittle sweets make a ring. Add a bit of water – watch what happens next! Use your finger to swirl and mix the colours together. Do they change?
Fri 29th – Create a jungle for Elmer to live in. (use a toy elephant, if you have one, to pretend to be Elmer) You could look in your garden or go on a nature walk to find things to put in your jungle. This could be sticks, leaves, berries, small logs, grass, stones etc
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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