EYFS Summer Term Week 6
Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely May half term, our new theme for learning this term is Under the Sea.
The Snail and the Whale
The story can be found here on BBC iplayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale
Here are some activities and ideas linked to the story
- Can you sequence the story? (Story sequencing pictures below)
- If you could go on an adventure on the back of a whale where would you go? (A possible writing sheet below)
- Write a thank you letter to the whale for taking you on the sea adventure.
- Research some facts about whales.
You could try focusing on 5 sounds from the phase 3 list (see below) and see if you can spot things with these sounds in them as you are taking your daily walk. Maybe take a clipboard or notepad to keep a list of your ideas.
Play the read and race game. (See game bellow)
Here is a link to some maths activities.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years (The activities are linked to our book this week too.)
Here are some other maths activities links to the book.
- Play the snail race game.
- Maths colouring sheet. (See below)
- Can you make a repeated pattern going around in a spiral shape?
Understanding of the World
- Research some facts about whales. Can you label a whale? (Labelling sheet below)
- Here is a video clip about whales. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joBvuEJyUd0
- Watch Do You Know clip on snails.https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jl1r/maddies-do-you-know-series-4-11-snail-and-tractor
- Look around the garden can you see any snails? What do they look like? How do they move? Can you see any snail trails on the ground?
- Make a snailery. (See below for instructions)
- Move like a snail.
- Listen to the story and the song. Follow the instructions to make yourself into a snail shape. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-playtime-snail/zvt9382
- Use glue to make a wiggly line or write your name. Then cover the glue with silvery glitter to make your own snail trail message.
- Outside use stones, rocks, and other natural resources to make a spiral shape like the snail's shell.
- Use chalk, crayons etc.. to draw a spiral snail shell, then decorate it using different colours and patterns.
- Make your own snail using play dough, paper, rocks etc..
- Look at Matisse, famous artist. (Power point below) He made a picture of a snail by cutting up different types of coloured paper which is now displayed in the Tate. He arranged them in a snail like shape and glued them down when he was happy with the position of the pieces. Make your own snail picture inspired by Matisse.
- The Snail By Henri Matisse