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Week 4 27.09.21 02.10.21

English

Over the next few weeks we will be reading the story "Going On A Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen. Begin by listening to the story 'Were Going on a Bear Hunt' and have a go at joining in with the repeated phrases throughout the story. 

You might like to watch the clip of Michael Rosen, the author of the book, reading the story.

You might have the book at home and you could read it with an adult. 

 

Go on your own imaginary bear hunt through your house or garden (parents you may want to hide some cuddly bears, or pictures of bears or other toys for your child to spot). 

If you have hidden bears for your child to search for, encourage your child to explain verbally to where they are when they spot them, for example on the branch, under the table or behind the sofa

 

🐻 We're Going On a Bear Hunt 🐻

Why not check your child's understanding of the story by asking some questions.

Questions:

  • How did they feel when they saw the bear? 
  • Were the children silly or brave to go on a bear hunt without a grown up?
  • Should they have stayed to see if the bear wanted to just be friends? Why? Why not?
  • Would you like to live in a cave?
  • Which texture is best - grass, snow, mud, water or fur? What does it feel like?
  • Can you make bear hunt collages for each of the locations in the story?
  • Can you draw a story map of the bear hunt? What colours will you need?
  •  Can you create your own sticky, oozy mud and listen to the squelchy noises come to life?Imagine your going on a bear hunt and leaving footprints in the mud. Can you think of any animal footprints you could make with your fingers or a pencil or a fork?

Bear Activities:

If you have any musical instruments/anything suitable add music to the story as you read e.g. stumble trip - banging of a drum/banging a box with a stick. 

Make a picture of a bear using 2D shapes.

Make some binoculars or draw a teddy bear. 

Paint a picture from your favourite part of the story. Could you add sensory material - grass to the painting or cotton wool.

Share other books with bears in.

Make a den and pretend there's a bear inside.

 

Maths - Prepositions

Focus on positional language vocabulary (under, over, through) in the story, listen to a page ot two to spot the positional words. Use a small bear or any other toy and position it in different places in your home or garden. Describe the bears position for example, 'The bear is under the shelf'.

Make a story map together and position the bear in places on the story map and describe the bears position. For example 'The bear is next to the mud' or 'The bear is under the tree'.   

 

This week in Maths we will be listening to the song 'Five Teddy Bears' and 'Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around'. We will be looking at numbers 1-5, talking about the biggest and smallest numbers also practicing counting to five. 

 

Phonics

This week in phonics we will be reading a rhyming book called 'Oi Frog.' Listen to the story a few times throughout the week until your child is familiar with it. Read the story again and pause just before you say the rhyming word and see if your child can shout out the rhyming word. Afterwards ask your child if they can find anything that rhymes with something from the book. 

 

 

 

 

Oi Frog - Kes Gray/Jim Field

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