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Whipperley Infant Academy ‘Learning, Growing, Together’

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Follow the link below to find a fun experiment using milk and food colouring. What do you notice at the beginning? Are there any changes? Which colours and shapes can you see? Can you use the cotton bud really fast to create lots of patterns at the same time? If you add another ingredient, what do you think will happen? Let's have some fun! laugh

Growing

How about having a try at some of these gardening projects? Did you know you can grow carrot greens from the top of a cut off carrot? That you can grow runner beans in a sandwich bag? That could can regrow lettuce from the stump? Well you can! Use the pictures below for inspiration! For celery, carrot tops and lettuce all you need to do in sit them in a shallow pool of water and sit in some sunshine. For growing cress and beans you use wet cotton balls or kitchen towel and then add the seeds/beans on top. You can use a sandwich bag or a jar for the beans, and an eggshell works great for cress seeds! Remember plants need sun and water to grow.

 

I'm going to have a go at growing carrot greens, roots and sprouts on my happy onion and broad beans in a jar! We would love to see what you are growing at home...upload photos to EExAT to show us and you could even write instructions on what you are doing to help them grow and on how much they are growing everyday!

Ikea Fort Ideas!

Fairy Houses Project

Jodi went on a walk in a magic forest, can you spot any fairy houses in the pictures below? What kind of fairy lives there do you think? I wonder if you can make your own fairy house from bits in your garden or you can collect things on a walk. Maybe you could write about your fairy house - don't forget to show us your fairy houses and your writing!

Upload your project to EExAT so we can see what you've acheived!

Pattern Project

Have a look at the patterns in the mud below, aren't they fascinating? Who or what do you think made them? What shapes can you see in the patterns? Your challenge is to see if you can answer who made them and see what different patterns you can make yourself using mud, chalk, paint etc. 

Upload your project to EExAT so we can see what you've acheived!

Nature's Paintbrushes

Gather some sticks and different leaves/ flowers and tie them together with string to make your own natural paintbrushes. Try and use different shapes and sizes of leaves/flowers to get different effects. Grab some paint and start creating your masterpiece

Apple Science 

Have a go at investigating what’s inside an apple - can you name the different parts? Or why not turn it see if it sinks or swims by turning it into a boat? Why do you think this is? 
You can even have a go at creating your own structure - all you need are toothpicks and apple pieces. This is a great activity for designing, problem-solving and developing fine-motor skills - and the best part is, you can eat it afterwards!

Junk Modelling

Remember junk modelling isn't just for at school! Get you child to use your recycling with sellotape or glue and see what they can create.

 

Playdough Recipe

Use the recipe below to make playdough with your child, this will be great for building up their strength for writing!

 

8 tbsp plain flour.
2 tbsp table salt.
60ml warm water.
food colouring.

Make Playdough With Tracy

Still image for this video

Hungry Little Minds

Use this link for a handy list of age approriate apps and activities for home learning

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3

Rainy Days

Here's some ideas for rainy days! How about making some puddle art? Use pens on paper to create patterns with colour and leave it out in the rain! 

 

Whether you call it Tic Tac Toe or Noughts & Crosses, this is a great game to play with your child. You can use sticks and pebbles like below, or just use pen and paper. This game is fantastic for problem solving and adapting strategy - have a go!

At school, we use this platform to plan for our Art curriculum. It has many resources suitable for children, teenagers and parents. You can access this at home to engage in some fun art led activities!Below is a fun galaxy themed art project for your child to have a go at. Here is the link to the page.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/galaxy-painting/

Turn on the Subtitles

Turning on the subtitles when watching TV/Films helps us to read and with spellings. An easy way to support at home-just turn on the button.

 

 

Crafty Activity Ideas - open the document below to get the details

Olaf Falafel

The beloved author Olaf Falafel has visited us. He hosted an 'art club' every Monday at 11am during the first lockdown. Use the link below to pick an episode to watch and join in with.

 

   https://www.youtube.com/user/OlafFalafel

Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 1

Explore

Use the link below to get some fantastic home learning ideas!

https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

 

FREE colouring book!

Click the link below to download this personalised colouring book for your child:

 

https://hoorayheroes.co.uk/all-seasons-colouring-book

 

Sonya, Mark and our lemurs bring the Zoo to you!

Join Sonya, Mark and our ring-tailed lemurs as we bring the Zoo to you!

EYFS HOME

This is a fantastic website to use that has lots of free resources, stories being read, activity ideas etc. They post a new activity every day - why not check it out?

 

https://www.eyfshome.com/

 

 

Try out this idea for weaving, lovely idea for keeping fingers busy and getting creative!

 

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/learn-weave

 

Discovery Education 

Use the link below and the login to access lots of videos and games to use at home.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

 

Go to login in the top right hand corner (padlock symbol)

Select espresso

username: student4140

password:infant

 

Go on to the 'FOUNDATION' tab and you can find lots of resources for all areas of learning.

Department For Education

The department of education have posted a page which has lots of different home learning links supporting different age ranges and subject areas - as well as some useful SEN links. Read the descriptions to see what it is, and make sure to use only the links targeted for 'early years foundation stage'. Use the link below to scroll through and see what you can find, or use the document below as we have put together all the links for EYFS!

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

 

DFE Links

OKIDO

This is a homeschooling website that has made all the planning free, You just need to enter an email address to be able to download their content. There are lots of great ideas, as well as stories being read, videos with learning ideas, a magazine etc. Below are some lovely things for you to explore at home!

Nature activity-

https://www.okido.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Nature.pdf

Science activities-

https://www.okido.com/schools/science-activities/ 

Drawing-

https://www.okido.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/OKIDO_drawing_download.pdf

Have an explore and see what other fun things you can find on there to do!

Keeping active 

'P.E with Joe' is being uploaded every weekday on youtube in the morning. It's a fantastic way to keep active whilst we are all at home. Check it out:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

 

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Follow the link below:

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

  • Click on subject
  • Click on your child's year group
  • Click on a subject that your child would like to learn

Please have a go at these challenges with your child over the next few weeks!

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