This weeks learning w/c 16th November 2015

Primary colours
Purpose:
30-50 EAD Explores colour and how colours can be changed.
30-50 PD Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors..
40-60 EAD Chooses particular colours to use for a purpose.
40-60 PD Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

How can you help at home?
• Go on a primary colour hunt in the house
• What fruit can you name that are primary colours
• Explore using primary colours (paint, pencils, chalk, play dough)

Key vocabulary: Primary colour, special, red, blue, yellow, paint

Exploring our environment
Purpose:
30-50 UW Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.
40-60 UW Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
40-60 L Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence
ELG UW They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

How can you help at home?
• Explore the outside area around you home
• Look for signs of autumn and animals visiting you garden
• Cobweb spotting on a misty dewy day
• Take a magnifying glass and look closely at signs of animals visiting your garden and the local area

Key vocabulary: Clue, evidence, magnifying glasses, record

Observational drawings
Purpose:
30-50 EAD Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
30-50 PD Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
40-60 EAD Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.
40-60 PD Begins to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines.

How can you help at home?
• draw you family pet
• look at family photos what changes can you see
• looking for shapes in different toys

Key vocabulary: Shapes – circle, square, triangle, rectangle
pencils, observe, draw

Wanted poster
Purpose:
30-50 L Sometimes gives meaning to the marks that they paint or draw
30-50 EAD Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
40-60 EAD Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.
40-60 L Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence
40-60 L Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts
ELG L Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.

How can you help at home?
• draw wanted posters at home
• describe a toy can they find the right one
• look or posters in the local environment

Key vocabulary: Wanted, poster, describe, dragon, fire, breath, clues

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