Cherry

Cherry Class

Summer Term Weekly Challenges!

Week Commencing 20th July 2020

This week, our theme is Picnics, and we’ll be thinking about the perfect British picnic! This is the perfect opportunity to choose what you would like to take with you when you venture out – try lots of different foods, drinks and smells, pack a hamper and enjoy an afternoon in the sun! If an edible picnic isn’t possible, why not try making some great choices about which toys to bring with you?
Have a go at helping to make some of the things for your picnic – there’s a recipe below for some simple bread, and you could try using it to make your own sandwiches. Make sure to send us some pictures of your preparations and picnics!

Watch or read ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ together. Try some of the food and drink Sophie serves. You might want to talk about whether the Tiger behaves well, and how you can be kind at your picnic!
The Tiger Who Came To Tea – Video

Bread and sandwiches are an important part of any British picnic. Try making your own with this recipe
Make your own bread – PDF

Nothing feels more British than a good cup of tea. Try some multi-sensory art together, using tea and coffee.
Tea and coffee art – PDF

Week Commencing 13th July 2020

Hi Everyone,
We hope you are all keeping well and safe in these uncertain times. Miss Rodgers and Mr Sheppard will be joint planning for both Cherry and Maple during lockdown. This week will look at the country of the India. This links with our whole school week theme of Friends and Family Our story this is the classic Rudyard Kipling story of the Jungle Book. This is a story of how a little boy makes friends with some unlikely animals. We will be listening to traditional Raga music and the more contemporary Bhangra music. We will work on rhythms and make loud and quiet sounds. If you are feeling adventurous you could even attempt to add texture to the music by adding and taking instruments out that you are playing. We will be looking at the famous Ornithologist Salim Ali. For this we are encouraging you to venture safely outside to listen and watch birds. You could make bird feeders for them as well as collage using feathers and sticks. We will investigate Thomas Edison and his light bulb creation as well as electricity as a whole. Finally we will cook the traditional Indian food of Samosas as well as a carrot and milk dessert food called Gajar ka Halwa. Please remember to take photos and videos of your work and email them to the class teacher so that we can celebrate and share the work. Stay Safe
Miss Rodgers and Mr Sheppard


Bhangra and Raga – PDF

Birds – PDF

Gajar Ka Halwa – PDF

Rain Sticks – PDF

Printable Tree – PDF

Samosas – PDF

Sari – PDF

Family Finger Tree – PDF

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

This week, our focus on food takes us to Kenya, where Handa is hoping to surprise her friend with some fruit! Enjoy this story with your child and try using the sensory resources to have fun, and practice your interactions and communication! There’s a lovely animation of this story here if you want to watch it together:
Handa’s Surprise Picture Book Animation

Handa’s Surprise – PPT (Requires Powerpoint)


From Kenya, to the Bake-off tent! Try some messy mark-making with this Bake-off bunting, have a go at our sensory ‘technical challenge’ by making some cake-pops, and get creative with this lovely gingerbread play-dough recipe!

Bake-off Bunting – PDF

Cake-pops – PDF

Gingerbread play-dough – PDF

Week Commencing 29th June 2020

Hi Everyone!

We hope you are all keeping well and safe in these uncertain times. Miss Rodgers and Mr Sheppard will be joint planning for both Cherry and Maple during lockdown. This week will look at the country of the USA. This links with our whole school week theme of Me Myself and I. Our story takes places in the wild west and is about a 3 javelinas of want to build a house and a coyote who wants to eat them. We will be creating Totem poles, decorating them and knocking them down. As well as looking at other Native American Arts and Crafts activites Listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll icons such as Bill Hailey, Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis whilst practicing making our own beats and rocking out to 50s and 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll. We will investigate Thomas Edison and his light bulb creation as well as electricity as a whole. Finally we will cook the traditional 4th July food of Apple Pie, if you want you can also serve this with cream, custard or ice cream. We also have a churros recipe for people who want to have that feel of Disney in their homes.

Please remember to take photos and videos of your work and email them to the class teacher so that we can celebrate and share the work. Stay Safe! – Miss Rodgers and Mr Sheppard


3 Javelinas with Voice Over – Video

Andy Warhol Pop Art – PDF

Apple Pie Recipie – PDF

Churros Recipie – PDF

Electricity – PDF

Firework Art – PDF

Other Activities – PDF

Prop List – PDF

Rock ‘n’ Roll – PDF

Totem Pole – PDF

Week Commencing 22nd June 2020

This week, Cherry and Maple class will be visiting Germany as we explore the school challenge ‘Nature Art.’ As always, have fun, and send us lots of photos of your marvelous work!


Story
Our story this week is ‘Wild’, by Emily Hughes. In 1725, a boy from Hameln in Northern Germany, ‘raised in the forest by wolves’ came to live in the King’s court in England. ‘Wild’ tells the story of a girl raised in the forest, who finds life in a house very strange!
Enjoy the story, and find the sensory props and activities on the ‘Wild – with notes’ page.

Wild sensory story – PDF
Wild sensory story (with notes) – PDF


Art
Germany is home to over 1 million allotments, or ‘Little Gardens’ (Kleingarten), set up to help people stay healthy. Why not use some play-dough and natural ingredients to make your own Kleingarten?

Play dough ‘Kleingarten’- PDF


Cooking
Here is Miss Rogers’ favourite playdough recipe, for you to make your ‘Kleingarten.’ Have fun exploring all the ingredients before you whip up a batch!

Play Dough Recipe – PDF


Discovery
Use all of your senses to explore nature this week. (Please never eat any plants if you aren’t confident they can be eaten!)

Sensory Scavenger hunt – PDF

Week Commencing 15th June 2020

Hi Everyone!

We hope you are all keeping well and safe in these uncertain times. Miss Rodgers and Mr Sheppard will be joint planning for both Cherry and Maple during lockdown. This week will look at the continent of Africa. This links with our whole school week theme of Splash. Our story takes places in a Kenyan town and it is about a girl called Lila who goes on a mission to make the sky cry so she can save her village. We will visit the great pyramids of Giza to practice building and knocking over pyramids. We will make Sudanese masks in art using paper plates and clay. Listen to African drumming and practice making our own beats to drumming music. Finally we will cook Ugandan banana pancakes called Kabalagala. There is also a science experiment on filtering water as well as other craft activities. Please remember to take photos and videos of your work and email then to the class teacher so that we can celebrate and share the work. Stay Safe Miss Rodgers and Mr Sheppard

Music

African Drumming – PDF
Music Kitchen – PDF


Story

Lila and the Secret Of Rain – PDF
Prop List – PDF


Cooking

Kabalagala – Banana Pancakes – PDF


Art

Sudanese Masks – PDF
Living Art – PDF
Other Activities – PDF


Discovery

Filtering – PDF
Pyramids of Giza – PDF


Week Commencing 1st June 2020

Have a go at your favourite stories, activities and dances from previous weeks, and enjoy using your discovery skills with these new sessions!

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs!

Have some frozen fun finding different ways to free your dinosaur. Try pouring holt and cold water, chipping with a fork or holding it in your hands!
Frozen Dinosaur Eggs – PDF

Make your own bath bombs!

Get creative then relax with these gorgeous fizzy bath bombs. Maybe try using your communication to choose a scent!
Bath Bombs – PDF

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Monday

The Sound Collector: a sensory poem – PDF


Tuesday

Just Dance – Waka Waka – Video


Wednesday

Musical Kitchen! – PDF


Thursday

Volcano eruption experiment – PDF


Friday

Make your own sensory bottles! – PDF

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

Monday

Story – In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon – Video
In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon – Sensory Story Guide – PDF


Tuesday

Just Dance – Eye of the Tiger! – Video


Wednesday

Yellow Bird (featuring Mrs Patterson as our guest star!) – Video


Thursday

Enjoy the sun with these flower ice pies! – PDF


Friday

Sensory play with sand foam! – PDF

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Monday

The Magic Paintbrush – Video Story

The Magic Paintbrush – Sensory Story PDF


Tuesday

Just Dance: Gangnam Style! – YouTube Video


Wednesday

Sing and Sign – You’ve Got a Friend In Me – Video


Thursday

Outdoor Activity – Make a bird feeder! – PDF


Friday

Cook up some Chocolate Cake! – PDF

 

Week Commencing 27th April 2020

Should you need some extra work to do please find a timetable of activities! Plenty of things to keep you busy – Timetable of Activities – PDF


Monday

New Stories!

“Martha, No!”
“Martha, No!” – A guided sensory story


Tuesday

Just Dance! Follow the link to view the video:  Just Dance Video


Wednesday

Sing and Sign – What a Wonderful World


Thursday

Garden Obstacle Course! – PDF


Friday

Make your own squishy soap! – PDF

 

Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Monday

The Smartest Giant In Town Story

The Smartest Giant In Town – Guided Sensory Story


Tuesday

Ghostbusters Just Dance Video


Wednesday

Animal Boogie Sing & Sign


Thursday

Build a Bug Hotel!


Friday – Coming soon!


Other Resources / Previous weeks

The Gruffalo – Read by Ellie Rogers

The Gruffalo – Sensory Story Version


The Lorax – Read by Ellie Rogers

The Lorax – Sensory Story Version


“Just Dance” Day!

“We’re all in this together” – Sing & Sign!