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Additional Work

This page lists a variety of activities to be completed on the days that you don't already have learning for. Those children who are coming to school don't need to complete these activities as they will do two days of school learning and then complete the three home learning tasks that I have added to the webpage. Of course, if you want some more ideas for activities to do at home, feel free to do as many of these as you wish! 

Any of these completed activities can be photographed and sent to me at reception@holyfamily.herts.sch.uk so that they can be added to our website. I love seeing what you are getting up to!

 

Communication and Language

  • When listening to a story, can you predict what might happen? What did you think of the story? Can you retell the story from your memory? Do you have any questions about the characters or the story? Answer 'how' or 'why' questions based on the story. 
  • Give your child a challenge. Can they follow more than 1 instruction? They could be silly things such as 'First, find a sock, then, put it on your hand, finally, sing a song with your sock as a puppet with a funny voice'! See if they follow more and more instructions at once! 
  • When doing an activity, ask a 'how' or 'why' question and see if the children can answer them, e.g. 'why do you think the ball floats on the water?', 'why do these bugs hide under a log?', 'how do you think this character is feeling?', 'how do birds fly?'. The children's ideas can be so amazing!
  • Can you follow two part instructions?
  • Create and tell a story with your toys as the characters.

 

Physical Development 

  • PE Challenge: Blindfold obstacle course
    • What you need: A blindfold which could be a tea towel or jumper.
    • People: 2 or more
    • Play: Inside or outside
    • How to play:
      • Create an obstacle course using whatever you can find e.g. cushions, chairs, clothes horse etc.
      • One person begins blindfolded and the other person guides them around the obstacle course.
  • Try balancing a ball on a tennis racket / cricket bat / board. Can you move around the room without the ball falling off?
  • Try bouncing a ball. Start with a big ball like a basket ball. If this is too easy, try with a smaller ball like a tennis ball.
  • Create an obstacle course which includes some of these skills: throwing, bouncing, balancing, hopping, skipping, jumping, hula-hooping, dribbling a ball and anything else you want to include!
  • Make a poster that shows us how we can stay healthy. 
  • Make a healthy lunch or a fruit salad. Talk about what healthy alternatives we can have to our favourite (naughty) snacks!
  • Make models with modelling clay / play-dough / blue-tack to help strengthen your children's hands.
  • Create a pasta necklace / try threading beads onto pipe cleaners / thread buttons onto thread etc.  
  • Have you tried Joe Wicks' morning PE lessons? They are a great way to get your body moving and ready for the day! (https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/playlists)
  • Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
  • Can you balance on one leg? How long for?

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Draw a picture of yourself doing your favourite activities that you are great at doing! Celebrate your skills and be proud of what you can do!
  • Make a model using old (clean) rubbish or things that you no longer need. Let the children be free to create their own model without guidance of what they could make. Be close by to monitor use of scissors etc. 
  • Draw different faces showing different emotions. Discuss what might happen to make someone feel those feelings.
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  • Send a card to someone that is special in your life and tell them why.
  • Give your child a space to present their models and inventions instead of breaking them up straight away. This will give them a sense of pride and enable them to go back to a piece of work and adapt it.
  • Social stories about the coronavirus that can be used to help children talk about their feelings:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_SsZFYw0w&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0_qoK-IKmdG-tRY4lvgZ9Y72fJDW7z0k2hPw9koOKOXem9I_dq72yn6Rg

 

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