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Week Beginning 21st September 2020

Dear Parents/Carers, We are sorry if your child is having to stay at home at the moment. Here are some activities they may wish to do, if well enough. Please let us know if you need anything else. Activities written in green are more suitable for sensory learners.



Listen to and watch the story of ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ again:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Teb-_jTyI&safe=active 

Talk about the story afterwards. Now think about the SOUNDS, SMELLS, and SIGHTS that you may experience in a rainforest. Talk about these and note them down. You may even want do some junk modelling and make a rainforest yourself, e.g. toilet tubes and newspaper to make trees; modelling dough to make animals, etc.



Write numbers from 1-10 (or higher) on pieces of paper. Mix them up, and see if you can put them back in the right order.

As with last week, some of these activities related to patterns and number sequences: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Sensory learners may wish to do some colour sorting – try to put coloured counters or buttons in the same piles or a container of the same colour.



Try to draw a facial self-portrait using a mirror. Remember to use the whole page, and sketch the main shapes and features before adding detail.

Sensory learners could do some body awareness work – looking at themselves in a mirror, combing or brushing their hair, rolling a ball slowly along arms and legs, pressing a button or switch with a different finger each time, etc.



Plants. Think about what a plant needs to live and grow. This video may help:


Make a list of these things, and draw a picture or symbol to go with it.

Sensory learners may wish to explore some leaves from plants in the house or garden (if you have one). This activity will need full supervision to ensure that plants are safe to touch. Pupils may also wish to water plants using a watering can. 



Ancient Egyptians

Watch this video as an introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZOPWSXMvzI

Could you draw and write down three things that you have learned about Ancient Egypt? You could tell an adult and then copy their writing, if you want.

Sensory learners could play with sand and water, or try to find sheets and sandals to dress up as an Ancient Egyptian. They could also listen, move, and bang or shake an instrument along to some themed music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vslsS-Uu5x4


Many thanks, Oak Class Team



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