We look forward to welcoming you all back. Hope you've had a lovely half term! This week we are looking at a wonderful book called 'You Choose' by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt.
You Choose - This is the second page of the book 'You Choose' You might want to look and talk about the pictures you can see with your child. Imagine if you could go anywhere, meet anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play?
- Who would you pick to be in your family? What about friends?
- How would you feel if a witch was your Auntie? Or the Alien was your brother or Frankenstein was your Uncle? Can you see the artist in the picture? Can you draw or paint a picture of who you could have in your family and label the picture with support from your adult.
In the next few weeks in maths we are learning 2D shapes and 3D shapes. The Robot in the book 'You Choose' is made from 2D shapes. Can you make a robot out of shapes? Maybe you have some shapes at home or you could cut some out of a piece of paper. Can you spot any shapes around your home?
We will looking at the properties of 2D shapes.
Can you name the shapes? How many sides do the shapes have?
How many corners/vertices do the shapes have?
Watch the shape video below to find out the different properties of 2D shapes.
In nursery this week we will be learning about Diwali the Festival of Light that is celebrated by people who are Sikh or Hindu. We will be doing aot of exciting activities to help us with our learning. We will be making Rangoli patterns in sand, making divas out of clay and decorated them in bright sequins.
The children will gain awareness of other cultures and beliefs and helps them to understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others and understand their place in the wider community.
- Watch CBeebies film about how families celebrate Diwali and talk with your child about what you saw and how it made you feel.
- Look at pictures of rangoli patterns, what colours and shapes can you see. Maybe you can make your own pattern either on paper or on the floor outside, using paper shapes or drawing with chalks or felt tips.
- Make a diva lamp out of play-dough (look on the internet for easy recipes )
Watch the video below - Story all about Diwali.