This is our new book for this week! We have not read this in class but you should enjoy it, I know lots of you love bugs!
If you don't have the book don't worry, you can find it here:
Practise your letter sounds. Ask a grown up to write letters on a piece of paper. Can you tell a grown up what letter sound it is? Can you put the letters in your garden and have a sound hunt?
Can you use the letters to make words? Can you use the words to write a sentence? Draw a picture to go with your sentence.
Use your purple handwriting books that I sent home to practice writing your letter sounds. Ask a grown up to write in the book, like I have. If you have tried overwriting, can you try writing them by yourself?
If your child is not on letter sounds yet, practise your basic writing shapes (seen in other weeks) in sand, foam, chalk etc.
Webs are very complex patterns.
Have a go at being a very busy spider! How will you make yours?
Lets look closely how the spider does it!
Can you follow the steps? Draw your own web! This builds a pattern going outwards! An orb pattern.
Here is a child's example!
Talking Together - Webs everywhere!
Unleash your inner Spider-Man by making your own web. You could use tape or string to make it a 3-D web.
How will you connect it? How will you have to move to design your web?
Can you go under, over and through? How long did it take you?
Extension: If you have made a sticky web with tape, see who can get the most flies to stick to it! (You could use pom poms or we used other rolled up tape.) Roll 10 or 20 "flies" and see how many go into your web or are outside your web. You can do this on the floor like these pictures with tape or just chalk.
What else will you catch in your web?
Sensory / fine motor skills:
1. do a favourite jig-saw!
2. Make a sensory bin and play hide and seek with toys in the bin. To make a sensory bin all you need is a storage container (can be as small or as big as you would like) and material to fill the bin. You can use any of he following: sand, oatmeal, rice, dried beans, dried split peas, lentils or any combination of these. You can then take small toys like: little people, farm animals, matchbox cars, pompom balls, etc. and hide them in the bin. To find the items you have hidden your child can use tools like spoons, shovels, trowels, or forks to find the toys. This allows a child to experience different textures with their hands and to develop skills with utensils to help with developing self-feeding skills.