This is a lovely book to read with young children if they are worried about the Coronavirus.
????Nature Crown Weaving Board????
This simple and adorable nature craft is perfect if you are looking for an easy outside activity!
You just need cardboard and rubber bands to make these cute nature crown pictures ????
These boards are reusable so hold on to them for endless spring and summer creations!
During this activity, you can work on patterns, colours, and plant identification. You can also discuss the textures and scents of each piece of nature that you weave. Kids will get to work on gross motor skills when they are searching for pieces of nature and fine motor skills when weaving the pieces of nature. There is a ton of learning going on here!
Here’s How To Make Them:
Step 1: Draw one picture on one side of the cardboard and cut the lines for your rubber bands. Cutting the lines now will help guide you when you are drawing the picture on the other side.
Step 2: Draw your picture on the other side, keeping in mind where the rubber bands will be on the board. You don’t want rubber bands running through the eyes of your picture. The other side of my cardboard was white and I decided to draw an animal. I thought that was a fun way to add interest to the activity!
Step 3: Now put your rubber bands on the board and you are ready to go!
Step 4: Now head outside and start collecting pieces of nature! We found dandelions, wild violets, pretty ground coverings, and long pieces of grass to weave through the rubber bands.
You can work on patterns, colours, and plant identification during this activity. You can also discuss the textures and scents of each piece of nature that you weave. Kids will get to work on gross motor skills when they are searching for pieces of nature and fine motor skills when weaving the pieces of nature. There is a ton of learning and developing going on here!
I had a lovely message yesterday asking if it was ok to send me a card as they were missing me and school which was lovely and got me thinking that we are all feeling a little lost and missing contact from our friends and family at the moment, for little ones it must seem even stranger as they aren’t sending a txt or chatting via social media when they need to like adults so I thought we could go back to the good old fashioned means of communication- letter writing! There is a lovely book called ‘Paddington’s Post’ which follows the story of sending and receiving letters. If your child would like to write/draw a picture and send it to me to tell me what they have been doing while at home and receive a reply then please send it to:
Mrs Pearce Blisland Primary Academy Waterloo
Here are some ideas to set up a little role play area at home and some activities that support the book:
• Prepare your post office: Set one up at home, , along with a letter-writing area. Get your child to source what they think they may need.
•Wish you were here: Get your children to send Paddington a postcard about somewhere interesting in your local area.
•Put your stamp on it: Learn about and design your own stamps, look at stamps that arrive on different letters.
•Message in a bottle: Collect old plastic bottles to write one of these and hide it for someone to find in your garden.
•Look after this bear: Print out labels for children to put on things around the home.
•He’s in safe hands: Think about how the Brown family look after Paddington, and how you would look after him if you took it to school.
Resources to download are below:
Book link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paddingtons-Post-Michael-Bond/dp/0008357242
Looking at nature differently.
.... Experimenting with natural dyes and different leaves and flowers makes you pay attention to shape and structure. The natural aspect can always give you an unexpected surprise!
Ask your child to have a look around the garden or on a walk when you go out for exercise to find some small leaves or flowers that they think will make a pretty pattern.
How the magic happens....
*Wet the eggs and place the item that the children have chosen on it and smooth it against the egg.
* Place the egg in an old pair of tights and twist the end of the tights closed, peg the end.
*Adult to bring a pan of water to the boil with onion skins in the water to colour the eggs or colourings , keep on a rolling boil for 3 minutes.
*Adult places the egg in the pan and boil for 5 mins.
*Adult removes the egg and leaves to cool down.
* Let the child unwrap their egg to see what’s happened, ask them to tell you about what they can see! Would they like to do it again and what do they think they could do differently?
I would love to see what they have made so feel free to email me some pictures to email@example.com
Happy Easter :)
Do you know that you can plant the tops of vegetables that you chop off and pop them in a shallow tray of water in the sunshine.
This is a brilliant activity for little ones to explore as they can watch to see what happens over the next few weeks.
I would love to see their results so pleased upload what you are all up to at home onto Tapestry!
As we are having such gorgeous sunshine it’s perfect to get outside in the garden have have a tea party ! Encourage your child to tell you what they will need and perhaps even write a list. How many cups will they need, practice counting.
Have a chat about who they could invite and perhaps read The Tiger that came to tea ! This can be downloaded off the web if you don’t have a copy , can a tiger come to their tea party ?
Have a look at this clip and see if they can learn to song and have a little dance, mummies and daddies definitely need to join in ;) https://youtu.be/CgTHukOXhDw
Dear parents, carers and especially children,
We are unfortunately closed to keep you all safe and stem the spread of coronavirus (if you are a critical worker or have vulnerability, you will have been contacted - Wadebridge Primary Academy is kindly acting as a hub for Blisland). We have sent to you home learning packs for the children to work through linked to previous learning and to help them strengthen what they already know. We have also placed some work/resources on the class blogs. Reading often to your children, noticing things around them and question what they see to develop their use of language will support their development.
Something for the imagination today, set up a quick posting station, complete with post box, letter writing area, letters to post and stamps. This is lovely way to keep in touch with relatives that they might not be able to visit at the moment. Spot the numbers on the hand written stamps. It’s amazing what excitement an old cereal box can bring!
Today we talked about the importance of brushing our teeth twice a day, morning and night. We spoke about how much toothpaste to use and learnt we only need a small pea sized amount of toothpaste on our toothbrush. Someone asked us how long should we brush our teeth for and one child said, “10 minutes.” We learnt that we need to brush our teeth for two minutes to ensure they are properly clean.
One child said, “You have to brush your teeth, gums and tongue.” We learnt some new words, plaque, bacteria and cavities!
We also investigated how clean our teeth are using disclosing tablets, an exciting experiment with lots of fun and giggles at their bright red tongues! This allowed us to reinforce the importance of brushing our teeth well and to discuss tooth decay and its implications.
Finally, we talked about food and drink that was good for our teeth. We learnt that milk and water were the best drinks to keep our teeth healthy and that if we ate sweets we should do it at meal times. They even got a toothbrush to take home and practice!
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
From June 29th 2020, Blisland Primary is open only for children of key workers, vulnerable groups, Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and Year 5 children. We will update parents and carers regularly as the situation changes.
© 2020 Bridge Schools trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registration number 7736425. It is an exempt charity.