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29th June – 10th July 

EYFS  

Celebrations 

This project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about celebrations. Learning may focus and different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them. It could look at how people celebrate different events differently in other parts of the world.  

 

Family Photographs- 

Look over a selection of photographs of family celebrations and discuss with your child: what the celebration was about, who attended, what you did to celebrate, when it took place, whether it is an event that happens each year. Can your child remember the event taking place? What do they remember of it?  

 

 

Plan a family celebration-  

Decide on a family celebration for the week. This could be a family indoor picnic, meal, dance etc. Ask your child to write invitations to family members to the party.  

Create homemade decorations using coloured paper (If you do not have coloured paper at home, you could use old newspaper or wrapping paper) You could make paper chains or bunting 

Plan a menu for the party and make the food together.  

 

 

Discover religious celebrations-  

Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Easter. Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Easter? Which of the events did they take part in?  

 

Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Eid-al-Fitr. Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr? How did they celebrate? Are there any similarities and differences between the celebrations they saw in the Easter videos?  

 

Look through the range of videos available on Cbeebies and watch together. Discuss who celebrates the event and any similarities and differences with celebrations your child has taken part in.  

 

Birthdays- 

Talk to your child about when they were born. Look at photographs of the day they were born, if you have them available. Do they know the date of their birthday? Support your child to create an all about me folding book (as pictured) with their birth date, current age and anything else they think is important for people to know about them. 

 

 

 

 

 

13th – 26th June

EYFS

FOOD

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more food. Learning may focus on where different foods originate from, what makes a healthy meal, opportunities to cook etc.

 

Healthy/ Unhealthy-

Provide your child with a selection of items from your kitchen cupboards. Can they sort them into things that are healthy and unhealthy? Discuss why the food is good for you or bad for you. Look at the Eatwell plate to help figure out which foods they should eat a lot of or not very much of.

Discuss how exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Watch and complete a 10 minute shake up.

 

5 a day-

Support your child to create a food diary to record how many pieces of fruit and vegetables they eat in a day. They could write these using their phonics knowledge or draw a picture of each item.

 

Create a collage-

Ask your child to draw out a number of fruits or vegetables, large enough to fill a piece of A4 paper. Provide them with a selection of colourful packaging. Can they cut out and collage on to their picture to

 

Play shops-

Using toy food or old packaging, set up a food shop for your child to act out being the shopkeeper and customer. You could introduce coins to support their developing knowledge of money. Give them a notepad to use as a shopping list to encourage in the moment writing.

 

Potato/ Vegetable Printing-

Using a selection of vegetables available in your kitchen, support your child to print

and explore the shapes and patterns created.

 

Make cornflour gloop-

Mix cornflour with a small amount of water in a mixing bowl. It will make a slimy, stretchy mixture. Allow your child to explore the change of texture from wet to dry and the texture of the gloop. 

1st – 12th June

EYFS

ENVIRONMENTS

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc .

 

Create a daily weather chart-

Record using pictures and written labels (where appropriate). How has the weather changed over the week?

If it is raining, leave a container outside to collect the rain e.g. a water bottle with the funnel cut off. Draw a line or make a mark to show where the rain came up to. Repeat overnight or the next day and compare your results.

 

Recycling/ Exploring Materials-

Provide your child with a selection of packaging to sort into groups to recycle. Can they identify plastic, paper, card, metal.

 

Create your own rain cloud-

Use a plastic container with a lid (e.g. a water bottle) and make small holes on one side. You could stick on cotton wool to decorate. Fill the container with water and watch as the water drips out.

 

Weather sounds (Rainmakers)

Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item. Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape. Decorate with stickers, glitter and sequins if you have them available. Have fun exploring making rain sounds.

 

Ice-

Watch ‘Frozen- In Summer’. Discuss with your child what they think will happen to Olaf when it gets warm. Support your child to fill up ice cube trays or plastic containers, if ice cube trays are not available, and freeze. Once frozen, take them out and explore how quickly they melt: in your hands, in the fridge, on the windowsill and when blown with the hairdryer.

Search on Google Maps for the UK. Discuss with your child the colour of the land and sea. Scroll up to look at the Arctic. Discuss why the land looks different in the Arctic, because the land is covered in snow and ice.

Discuss the differences in temperature in the UK and the Arctic.

Look at a picture of an igloo on google.

Fill an ice cube tray with water and when frozen take out and support your child to create their own igloo out of the ice cubes.

 

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