As usual, all Phonics learning will be uploaded to Tapestry every day.
Topic - Lunar New Year
On Tuesday the Chinese Lunar New Year starts! We always love to celebrate this with the children, teaching them about the traditions and allowing them to explore the Chinese culture.
We are starting this learning off with a Power-point which tells the children a bit about China and then about how the people get ready for a celebrate this yearly celebration.
I have uploaded a variety of activities that we will also be trying out in the classroom. This includes making Chinese lanterns, practising writing Chinese numerals and our names in Chinese writing and learning about the famous race that has dictated the animals for the years in the Chinese calendar. I have also uploaded a recipe for a traditional food that they eat during their celebrations.
The Chinese sometimes have a Wishing Tree which they hang their hand written wishes onto, in the hope that they will come true. This weeks writing challenge is combined with Art. Your child could make a wishing tree using junk modelling and joining techniques. They could then write down 5 things that they wish for and hang them on the tree. You never know, some of them may come true!
This week we move onto our next phase titled 'Growing 6, 7 and 8.
The first session is all about the number 6. The follow up activity to the video involves your child going on a hunt to find groups of 6 objects. I have also uploaded a 'Finding 6' scene that your child can look at and find all the different representations of 6 they can see in the picture.
The next session involves a focus on number 7 and finding different ways to make this number. Your child can make their own domino template and use 7 objects to explore putting some of one side of the domino, and some on the other to see which numbers go together to make 7. They can then record this by writing these down e.g. 6 + 1, 2 + 5 etc.
The third session looks at ways of making 8, this time using a ladybird and spots, but using the same method and activity as yesterday.
The final session of the week looks and 1 more and 1 less. The activity involves having some soft toys and hiding them in a box, then either removing one or adding one. Your child then has to guess how many there are left. Your child can use the number cards that have been attached, to show how many they think there are. Then they can check by counting the toys in the box.
Here are some readings of some books we are going to be listening to this week.