Beech/Birch_Sep20

Beech & Birch Class

Week Commencing 23th November 2020

Balloon Rockets

As part of our space topic we had a go at making balloon rockets. This is an activity that doesn’t take too long to set up but you can incorporate number language by counting down, encourage anticipation and waiting for them to communicate or gesture to “blast off” or go. They may then want to have some fun with the balloon seeing if they can throw and catch it, track it around the room and communicate or gesture that they want more. I hope you have fun and please remember to send photos either to my email or EFL if you do have a go!

Balloon Rockets – Video

We have found some lovely videos of different activities you could have a go at whilst at home. Some of these relate to our current space topic!

Oak National – PDF

This is a great sensory activity to explore the sun and bright colours.

Sun Painting Activity – PDF

Weekly challenge
Here is a reminder of our class weekly challenge, to make an alien!

Weekly challenge – PDF

Make your own slime

As we are talking about aliens this week we wondered if you could have a go at making and exploring your own alien slime. Here are some ideas of different slimes; can you explore the slime? Do you like how it feels? Can you talk about how it feels? Could you hide objects in there and count them as you find them? Can you make marks in it? It is also a great sensory activity!

Make your own slime – PDF

Space activities
Here are a couple of activities with a space theme that you might like to have a go and make. These activities will encourage fine motor skills, exploring textures and enhance imaginative play.

Space activities – PDF

Space Story
Here is our new space story! It’s all about an alien. Miss Bottomley is also going to add a video of her reading the book and you can find the link below!

“There’s an Alien in your book!” by Tots O’clock – Video

“There’s an Alien in your book!” read my Miss Bottomley – Video Part 1
“There’s an Alien in your book!” read my Miss Bottomley – Video Part 2

Here are some prompts you can use and explore whilst listening to the story. You can use the alien slime you make to feel the slimy alien!

Theres an Alien in your book Prompts – PDF

You can use these symbols to choose the colour of your alien! Get creative!

Painting ALD for Alien – PDF

Week Commencing 16th November 2020

As its a little bit strange and confusing that we are off we have prepared a social story that helps to explain a little bit about why we are off. We have also done a visual timetable for those who are struggling to understand when they can come back to school. It might help to print it off and cross the days off as a bit of a countdown.

Visual Timetable – PDF

Social Story – PDF

As it is Antibullying week we thought it would be nice to share some stories about friendship. Some of these stories are well known and others are new. There is also a new song by “Andy and the Oddsocks”, who support Antibullying week.

Friendship stories – PDF

Whatever Next Sensory Story

“Whatever Next” – Sensory Story – PDF

“Whatever Next” – Sensory Story Prompts – PDF

Space Songs

Here are some of the songs that we have been listening to in class as part of our space topic:

Space Songs – PDF

Space rock cakes recipe – Here are the ingredients, method and a little video of Mrs Limon making space rock cakes. Have a go yourself and remember to send us a photo!

Space Rock Cakes Ingredients – PDF

Space Rock Cakes Recipe – PDF

Space Rock Cakes Video – PDF

Balloon Rockets

As part of our space topic we had a go at making balloon rockets. This is an activity that doesn’t take too long to set up but you can incorporate number language by counting down, encourage anticipation and waiting for them to communicate or gesture to “blast off” or go. They may then want to have some fun with the balloon seeing if they can throw and catch it, track it around the room and communicate or gesture that they want more. I hope you have fun and please remember to send photos either to my email or EFL if you do have a go!

Balloon Rockets – Video

We have found some lovely videos of different activities you could have a go at whilst at home. Some of these relate to our current space topic!

Oak National – PDF

This is a great sensory activity to explore the sun and bright colours.

Sun Painting Activity – PDF

Week Commencing 20th July 2020

Here is the final week of activities before the summer. You have all done amazingly well with your home learning and the Pine class team are so proud of you all, whether you have been in school or working at home. The last week is another food based one! Can you make a picnic that you can share with your family at home in the garden or take to the park! We’d love to see a picture!
Here are some activity ideas for you to get involved in at home……

Activities
You could have a teddy bears picnic. This might be in the garden, at the park or you might even want to use a pretend tea-set and roleplay at home!
Teddy bears picnic – PDF

You could have a go at this cake pop recipe and eat them at your picnic.
Cake pop – PDF

After your picnic you might like to go on a scavenger hunt to see what you can find in the garden. Can you find anything that isn’t on the list?

Songs
Here are some of our favourite songs of things you might see whilst at your picnic:
Picnic songs – PDF

Story
Some stories on YouTube for you to enjoy. You might have the actual book at home and could ask an adult to share it with you. You may want a change of scenery and read it in the garden or at the park.
Picnic stories – PDF

Week Commencing 13th July 2020

This week your challenge is to write a letter or make a card for someone you haven’t seen in while. Have a look at some of the other activities you can have a go at!

Activities
Here are some ideas and activities that can help you with this weeks challenge:
Letter Activities – PDF

You might also want to pretend to work in a post office, here are some ideas on how you can create your own post office
Post office imaginative play – PDF


Story
This weeks story is The Jolly Postman and other peoples letters which can be found on YouTube:
The Jolly Postman – PDF


Songs
This weeks songs are all songs that we love to listen to in class with a friends theme:
Songs about Friends – PDF

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

This weeks whole school challenge is…………… Cook or decorate a cake – Can you make your favourite muffins, cook your favourite cake or decorate your favourite biscuit! Below you will find some activities with a food theme, I hope you enjoy them and manage to send me some pictures before you eat them!

Activities
Mug cake – Here is a cake recipe, which doesn’t require many ingredients and doesn’t take very long to make and cook!
Mug cake – PDF

Gingerbread Playdough – Instead of making gingerbread biscuits why don’t you have a go at making gingerbread playdough?! Here is a recipe and some ideas of what you could do when you have made your gingerbread playdough.
Gingerbread playdough – PDF


Songs
All these songs have a food theme – so maybe don’t listen to them unless you have eaten!
Food songs – PDF


Story
This weeks story is Handa’ s surprise which has instructions to help so that it can be made more sensory!
Handa’s Surprise – Video

Week Commencing 29th June 2020

I hope you had lots of fun being outside last week, this weeks whole school challenge is……
Paint or make a self-portrait – Have a look in a mirror and see if you can make a picture of yourself using whatever you have at home.

We also have some activities and ideas below for you to have a go at!


Story
Miss Evans is reading the story “I like myself” this week.
I Like Myself – Video


Activities
Here is a playdough recipe that we use in school and some ideas on making different faces with your playdough, see how creative you can be!
Playdough Recipe – PDF
Playdough Faces – PDF

Have you got some mirrors in your house? What can you see in your mirror? Can you make a funny face or copy an adults funny face?
Mirror play – PDF

There are some more body activities and ideas for you to have a go at!
Activities about me and my body – PDF


Songs
Here are some songs about the body that we like in Pine class, hopefully they will get your body moving too!
Body Songs – PDF

Week Commencing 22nd June 2020

This weeks whole school challenge is Nature Art – go outside and collect some interesting objects. Can you find stones, leaves and twigs? Use these to make an original piece of art.
There are some more ideas for activities involving natural resources and being outdoors and some songs and a story for you to watch. Have a lovely week!


Activities
Grass Heads – Have a go at making your own grass head, see how much hair grows and maybe practice your scissor skills if it grows enough!
Grass Heads – PDF
Grass head symbols – PDF


Bird Feeders – This activity is taken from the Cbeebies website, you could choose one of the bird feeders to make, hang it in your garden and see what birds come to visit!
Bird feeder activity – PDF


​More nature activities – Here is a sheet of some more activities that you might like to have a go at.
More nature inspired activities – PDF


Songs
This weeks songs are nature inspired, have a listen and see which ones you like and don’t like.
Nature songs – PDF


Story
This week we have the Tale of Christopher Nibbles for you to have a look. This version of the story is on YouTube and uses puppets – I wonder if you can find any dandelions when you go on your walks?
Tale of Christopher Nibbles – PDF

There is also the sensory story ‘Wild’, by Emily Hughes. ‘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

Week Commencing 15th June 2020

This week’s whole school challenge has the theme Splash! Have fun with water – hopefully the weather is good for this one! Get the paddling pool out, have a water fight or float a boat! Here are some things for you to watch and try at home. Don’t forget to send Miss Evans pictures!


Story

This week Miss Evans is reading the story “row your boat”, I hope you enjoy it, you might even want to make your own boat!

Row Your Boat – Video


Activities

In Pine class we love bubbles! Have a go at making your own bubble snakes

Bubble Snake – Video
Bubble Snake – PDF

Have fun Mark Making with a difference using Ice Paints! –

Ice Paints – PDF


Singing

Here are some of Pine class favourite songs that have a water theme.

Water Songs – PDF

Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Hello Everyone!

Although some children will be spending more time in school we will continue to put resources and activities onto Pines webpage for you to access. On a weekly basis there will be new activities and resources that may link to the weekly challenge but also activity ideas to do at home and staff will continue to do videos, book readings and zoom calls.

This week’s weekly challenge is: Books and Stories
Your challenge is to recreate your favourite book cover – using anything you can find in the house to recreate your favourite book cover.

Please remember to send Miss Evans photos of your activities or upload it on to Evidence for Learning so we can see you taking part in the weekly challenge and website activities!


Story

Miss Evans has found things from around the house to use alongside the story “That’s not my puppy……” Join in with her by watching the story and finding your own props to use.
“That’s not my puppy!” – Video


Cooking/Messy play

Gruffalo’s crumble – Here is a recipe to make your very own Gruffalo Crumble. Alternatively, if you didn’t want to cook you could have a messy play version of the crumble with cereal, flour, raisins, bowls, spoons etc
Gruffalo Crumble – PDF


Activity

Teddy bears picnic – Find the teddy bears picnic song on Youtube, help to make a picnic, find your favourite teddy and all enjoy a picnic and stories together!
Teddy bears picnic – PDF


Barefoot books
Here is a list of some of our favourite stories that we listen to in class.
Barefoot Books – PDF

If you haven’t already have a go at book bingo which is further down the page!

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Story

Class 2 at the Zoo – Miss Evans reads this story by Julia Jarman


Activity

Lets get out in the garden and make some mud pies! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a mud kitchen in your garden Miss Evans has created some mud kitchen recipes that you can make with things that you might find in your garden or on your walks. There is also a song that you can sing when making your creations. Can you make your own mud pie recipe? Don’t forget to send in your pictures to Miss Evans.

Mud Pie Recipe – PDF
Mud Pie Song – PDF

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

Songs

Phonics awareness songs through song and rhyme –
These songs will help to build awareness of the alphabet sounds and names, words that rhyme and words that sound the same. A few of the songs will be familiar as we use them in class. I hope you have fun with them.

Phonics Awareness Through Song and Rhyme – PDF


Cooking

Rocky Road Method and Ingredients symbols – have a go at making this tasty treat, explore the ingredients, practice your fine motor skills and see what happens when you melt the chocolate

Rocky Road Recipe – PDF
Rocky Road method and ingredients symbols – PDF


Activities

Book Bingo – have a go at book bingo, don’t worry if you don’t have all of the stories you might find the audio version or a story on YouTube. You could read the stories outside, in your den or with an adult and cross it off when you have read it. Don’t forget to send me a picture!

Book Bingo – PDF

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Stories

Share books at home or see if Miss Evans has chosen your favourite story to read. There are also stories on other classes pages that you might like too!
Noisy Bottoms – Video Book
Bear Hunt – Video Book


Songs

Here are some songs that we like to sing in class. See if you can find some props around the house to go with the song!
Number Songs – PDF


Activities

Have a go at some of these activities and send some pictures so that Miss Evans can see what you have been up to!

Easter Card – PDF
St Georges Day – PDF
Mark Making Ideas – PDF


Stop And Go

Put on their favourite music, pause it at intervals and wait for communication of ‘more’. Wait for vocalisations, facial expressions, body language, use the symbol board or their communication aids, then start the music and dance again as soon as they have asked for “more”. Use other favourite songs of theirs and have fun! Here are a few of Pines favourite songs:

Uptown Funk – YouTube Video

Auli’i Cravalho – How Far I’ll Go – YouTube Video

Can’t stop the feeling – YouTube Video

Farmer Rock Anthem – YouTube Video

Stop and Go Symbol Board – PDF File

 


New Tasks – Week Commencing 27th April

Here are some new activities for this week, “Mark Making Ideas” (more like trouble!) and some “Number Songs” that you use in class and can now use at home!

I hope this prove useful and keep you busy, at least for a little while!

Mark Making Ideas                                  Number Songs


A Bear Hunt

Bear Hunt Video


Saint Georges Day

Some activity ideas for you for Saint Georges Day!


Easter Card

Make your own nature inspired Easter card!


Noisy Bottoms!

Miss Evans reads Noisy Bottoms. 

Jo’s Message

Jo’s Pets!


Rainbow Challenge

Click here for a rainbow making challenge from Miss Evans!


Dough Disco!

Check out the following YouTube channel for some exciting videos and daily live streams! “Dough Disco” has some great content that will help keep you and your children entertained through these tough times. They have live “Dough Disco” sessions every day at 9:30am and also a story session at 1pm.

Click here to access the Dough Disco YouTube Channel


Bug Hunt!

Miss Evans had her lunch in the garden, what about you?