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Symmetry Day

Symmetry Day

Emma

Thursday, 23 September 2021

I’m Emma and I’m an artist and teacher. I help children to produce amazing pieces of art and unique crafts using lots of different and interesting things!

Today, we will be looking at ’symmetry’ where we’ll be making fruity snacks, creating cool monsters and beautiful butterfly prints, using our building blocks to help us understand symmetry and making yummy pizza for lunch!

Threading Day

Threading Day

Becky

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Hello.

I am Becky. Today we will explore things that all the family will enjoy and can do together.

Today we are going to have a lot of fun threading things. Threading is something that you have to practice to get better at and there are things that are easy to thread and some that are a bit more complicated. Keep trying and soon you will be a threading and weaving whizz!

  1. Spaghetti hedgehog

  2. Kitchen items

  3. Paper chain

  4. Pasta snake and hanging mobile

A Day of Adventures

A Day of Adventures

Kelly Maree

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Today we are joined by Australian children’s author Kelly Maree. Kelly is from Brisbane in Australia.

Kelly writes books about her son Oskar and she has written 3 adventures so far.


Today we are going to have a day full of adventures.

1. Kelly shares her story ‘Oskar and the Bear.'

2. Join in our scavenger hunt.

3. Measure your body and look at the similarities of the measurements.

4. Join in with our jumping activity and find out how far different animals jump.

5. Settle down for Kelly’s bedtime story – Oskar and the Moon Rocks.

Sort it Out Day

Sort it Out Day

Jude Lennon

Monday, 20 September 2021

Hello children, Jude, Lamby and Flossie would like to welcome you to 'Sort it Out Day'. We've got lots of fun activities planned so come and join in.

It's good to have a sort out every now and then. Over the last few weeks, some of our things have got in a bit of a muddle so we're going to sort them out. We've also got some fun sorting activities too. See you soon.

Shimmer and Shine Day

Shimmer and Shine Day

Rebecca Fisk

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Hello, I am Becky. (Rebecca Fisk - an education consultant with expertise in early years and special educational needs.) I have over thirty years of experience teaching young children and training adults. I like to use exploratory play activities so children can play and create in their own way. Today I suggest some ideas to help you get started with exploring things that shimmer and shine.

Paper and Card Day

Paper and Card Day

Rebecca Fisk

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Hello, I am Becky. (Rebecca Fisk - an education consultant with expertise in early years and special educational needs.) I have over thirty years of experience teaching young children and training adults. I like to use exploratory play activities so children can play and create in their own way. Today I suggest some ideas to help you get started with exploring paper at home.

Woodland Walk Day

Woodland Walk Day

Sarah

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a teacher and a children’s author. Today our theme is Woodland Walks!

I love to go walking through forests or woods as there is just so much to see. I hope that you enjoy the activities that are planned for today. I am really looking forward to them. Are you ready?

Grownups: It is a good idea to talk to your child about the weather and what to wear depending on the season or climate. Do they need wellington boots? Perhaps a sun hat? Or maybe a jumper? Discuss this with your child and let them think about what they should dress for.

This should promote independence.


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Bird is the Word Day

Bird is the Word Day

Ali

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Come and fly on an adventure to Liverpool to join the mythical Liver Birds and some other friends on a day to flap your wings.

Join artist and writer Ali with his ‘Liverpool Liver Birds’ book in his kitchen in front of his bright paintings, including a rooster! Can you spot it? Also, say hello to the Yes Bird which you will be bringing to life later.

Before you watch the rest of the videos, you may like to search for some toy birds around your home so they can join in, too!

Baking Day

Baking Day

Lois and Freya

Monday, 13 September 2021

Join Lois and Freya for a day full of fun with food! We will be showing you how you and an adult can make some super easy and fun recipes at home. All of the things we will be making today are super healthy too! We can't wait!

Mark Making

Mark Making

Rebecca Fisk

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Hello, my name is Becky. I have been a teacher of young children for many years and I also teach other teachers too!


I think it is really important for children and grown- ups to have fun exploring things together. I like to think of things to do that everyone can join in and have a go, whatever your age.

Today we will be exploring making marks. Mark making is something that people have been doing for hundreds of years, from cave painting and Egyptian hieroglyphics to drawing, writing and decorating.

When you do big mark making activities this helps to strengthen your shoulders, elbows and wrists which is really important to help you when you are   learning to write.

We are going to do some messy things today too, so I hope you can find a space to play outside, maybe in your garden or a park nearby. Have you got some old clothes you can wear, or an apron?

This is what we are going to do today to make our marks.

  1. (Outdoors) Water marks with brushes and water and a surface outside in the sunshine so we can see the marks disappear as they evaporate.

  2. (Indoors) Musical marks with paper and a felt-tip pen whilst listening to some music you love or listening to new music you have never heard before.

  3. (Outdoors) Splashy scatter painting marks which can be a very messy activity but is fabulous fun!

  4. (Indoors) Floury marks involves using flour and water on a tray and getting your fingers nice and sticky!

Happy mark making.

Containers Day

Containers Day

Rebecca Fisk

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Hello, I am Becky. (Rebecca Fisk - an education consultant with expertise in early years and special educational needs.) I have over thirty years of experience teaching young children and training adults. I like to use exploratory play activities so children can play and create in their own way. Today I suggest some ideas to help you get started with exploring containers at home.

Children often like to hide things in containers. Enclosure and enveloping play are a common types of developmental ‘schema’. These are the ways in which children interact with objects through play and explore their world. Children all do different things with items, for example, some roll them, some line them up and arrange them and others may enclose or envelope/hide them. Boxes and bags are a great resource for children who like to contain, envelope and transport objects from one place to another.

Nursery Rhyme Day

Nursery Rhyme Day

Jude Lennon

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Hello children, Jude, Lamby and Flossie would like to welcome you to 'Nursery Rhyme Day'. We love Nursery Rhymes and hope you have lots of fun joining in with our activities.

Nursery Rhymes are wonderful because -

  • They are full of lovely words

  • They introduce us to rhythm and rhyme

  • They help us with our reading

  • They are fun

Can you guess which Nursery Rhymes we'll be doing today?

Dragons Day

Dragons Day

Bridget Supple

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Today we are joined by Bridget Supple author of 'Dragons on the Wrekin'. Since moving to Shropshire in 1986, the Wrekin has been part of Bridget’s Shropshire landscape. This story was inspired by the sight of the Wrekin as she went about daily life with her four children.

When not dragon spotting, Bridget works for the NHS and a national charity teaching new and expectant parents. She lives in Newport, Shropshire with her husband, four children and a menagerie of pets (but no dragons!)

Sticks Day

Sticks Day

Rebecca Fisk

Monday, 6 September 2021

Hello I am Becky. My long name is Rebecca Fisk. I have taught lots of children before and some grown-ups too! I like exploring things and just having a go. I especially like activities that children, grown-ups and whole families can do together, whatever their age.

Today we are going to explore sticks. I am going to find sticks outside but also different types of sticks inside. Can you look for some too before we start?  If you can’t find any sticks, straws, pencils and other straight things can be used.

The main thing to remember with sticks, especially the pointy ones, is to use them safely, then we can have lots of fun.

These are the activities we are going to do today:

  1. Play ‘pick up sticks and lay them straight’.

  2. Make tasty fruit kebab sticks.

  3. Make ‘scatter stick’ art.

  4. Make stick people.

Lines and Rulers

Lines and Rulers

Rebecca Fisk

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Hello,

I am Becky. My long name is Rebecca Fisk. I have been a teacher for many years and now help to teach grown-ups about how children learn.


I love exploring things and just having a go, especially doing things that all the family can join in with.

Today we are going to explore lines and use rulers to make lines!

Communication and Literacy Day

Communication and Literacy Day

Aidan and Ciara

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Join the authors of Harris the Haggis: Rhianwen, Aidan and Ciara; as they take you through four activities designed to improve your literacy and communication.

You’ll be playing some hide & seek, I Spy, imagining some stories of your own and more!

We will wrap up the day by reading Harris the Haggis: Adventures in Edinburgh to you. Enjoy!

Brooms and Brushes Day

Brooms and Brushes Day

Rebecca Fisk

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Hello, I am Becky. My long name is Rebecca Fisk. I have been a teacher for many years and now I teach grown ups how to be teachers too. I love exploring things and having a go, especially things that everyone can join in. Today we are going to explore brushes and brooms.

Seaside Day

Seaside Day

Emma Rosen

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Hello children. Today we’re going to have fun at the beach! We’re going to listen to a story, go exploring for creatures and then do some drawing and counting. Don’t worry if you don’t live near a beach - you can take part anywhere outdoors!

New Start Day

New Start Day

Jude Lennon

Monday, 30 August 2021

Hello children, Jude, Lamby and Flossie would like to welcome you to our 'New Start Day'. We hope you have lots of fun joining in with our activities.

Lamby and Flossie are starting school tomorrow. Maybe you are starting school or going to Nursery for the first time too. We've got lots of activities to help you get ready and look forward to school. It's such an exciting time.

Sunshine Day

Sunshine Day

Malvika

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Today we are delighted to be working with Reality Gives. They are a community-based non-profit organization providing access to quality education for children and youth from poor urban communities in India. Through their School Program and Youth Program they reach out to over 1000 young people living in the slums of Dharavi (Mumbai) and Sanjay Colony (New Delhi) every year.

 

“We strongly believe education is the most powerful tool for young people to break from the cycle of poverty”

 

Their School Program is run in a low income private school based in Dharavi itself called Royal City English High School. Malvika is the Assistant School Leader, so she supports all the classes from 3 years old to 10 years old.


The theme for today is ‘Sunshine.’ During the day we will:

  1. Learn a song.

  2. Create a sun mask.

  3. Learn words starting with the letter ‘s’.

  4. Count objects and write the number.

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