Our learning for w/c 7th March

I can draw what I see (observational drawing of a chick)


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 PD Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.

ELG EAD They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

How can you help at home?

  • Draw their pet or family member looking closely at shapes, colour and features
  • Play guess the animal cover parts up can they guess what it is
  • Go on a nature walk taking a pencil and paper draw what they see

Key vocabulary: circle, oval, triangle, leg, claws, beak, feathers, tail, eyes, shading, pencils, observe, draw

I can write a simple sentence – describing a chick


30-50 L Sometimes gives meaning to the marks that they paint or draw

30-50 L Knows information can be relayed in the form of print

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 Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

How can you help at home?

  • Describe an animal game, look at a picture of an animal. How many describing words can they think of?
  • Think of an animal get them to draw what you describe
  • Label different features of an animal

Key vocabulary: Chick, soft, fluffy, chirp, yellow, brown, small, cute, beak ,sharp, feathers, claws, spiky

I can use a simple paint program to draw and create texture on a chick


30-50 UW Knows how to operate simple equipment.

40-60 UW Completes a simple program on a computer.

40- 60 UW Interacts with age-appropriate computer software

ELG- UW They select and use technology for particular purposes

How can you help at home?

Key vocabulary: Paint, laptop, brush, colour, pattern, change, control, mouse pad, move, press, spray

I can act out what I did over the weekend in preparation for writing


30-50 CL Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.

40-60 CL Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.

40-60 CL Two-channelled attention – can listen and do for short span.

ELG CL They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

How can you help at home?

  • Discuss what you and your child did at the weekend
  • Help them think of how to act it out
  • Act out one thing you did at the weekend, allow your child to guess
  • Get them to act it out to you

Key vocabulary: Act, pretend, activity, guess, listen


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