Literacy - This week we are looking at the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. In the story the Very Hungry Caterpillar eats loves to eat lots of different foods. What is your favourite food to eat? Draw a picture of your favourite food and write a sentence to tell us about it.
This week we would also like you to create a Food Diary that we will reflect on at the end of the week. There is an example below of how you can set your food diary out, it would be great if you could create your own and practice writing the days of the week.
Extra activity - Memory Game: Place a number of items from The Very Hungry Caterpillar story on a tray and cover with a blanket. Ask the children to guess how many are there, then double-check by counting. Remove one of the objects, can they say which one has been removed?
Phonics - Over the next couple of days we will be looking at words that have blends and the sounds we have looked at so far!
Can you practice reading and spelling these words?
sloth / crunch / splosh / king / plink
froth / drench / splash
You could write them in felt tips, crayons, paint, chalk, glitter, sand, mud, soap! If your grown ups are feeling really brave they may even squirt a bit of shaving foam in a tray or on the shower screen for you to write the words in using your finger!
Could you draw a hungry caterpillar and write each word inside a segment of his body?
Please note that if these words are too tricky you are welcome to practice other words - you may choose to focus on shorter words containing the sounds:
sh / ch / th / ng / nk
or look at the flashcards below for inspiration.
Numeracy - This week we will recap some of the skills we have looked at over the past few weeks before moving onto some new skills next week.
In the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, once the caterpillar comes out of his cocoon we find he has transformed into a beautiful butterfly.Today, we would like you to create a symmetrical pair of wings for a butterfly. You can use the technique we used the other week where you could paint one wing then squash the other wing on top, or you may wish to draw your design instead. If you have any big pieces of cardboard you may wish to make a pair big enough for you to wear! You could use craft things to add some symmetrical decoration too.