Home and Hospital

 

Please visit my Archive Page to try any activities I have put up in the past. 

Spring 2 

Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Food therapy

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 - Polar Bear Crafts

It's World Polar Bear Day on Saturday so here are some craft ideas

Monday 22nd February 2021

Bottle Moments and drawing your dreams

What are you dreaming of doing once the pandemic is over?

What is your Bottle Moment?

Your Bottle Moment is the one thing you'd most like to do again when everything is better and back to normal. It could be a friend you'd most like to see, a place you'd most like to go, a hobby you'd most like to get back to, or simply getting a hug from someone special.

For info go to this website: https://www.bottlemoments.com/covid-19-kids 

If anyone needs a bottle moment template printing let me know 

Spring 1

Still feels winter to me it's so cold and icy. Not started my hours outside walk yet!

Anyway Happy New Year and here we go online ......

Many of you that I work with are in different classes and therefore cover different topics so i'll put a variety on here

Wednesday 6th January

Activity - Find a Rainbow

Create a rainbow using the items you have around you. Your rainbow might be big, might be small, it might be made of socks, food, books, pencils - anything goes. Find the colour! 

“Rainbows have been seen as symbols of hope and pride, we could use some of that at the start of this new year.”

Thursday 7th January

Activity - Digital Story - Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a Ladybird Storybook for children beautifully read by Jen Howze

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgwjmOOzERM 

Join Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man & the cowardly Lion

Friday 8th January

Activity - Soundoff - Rainbows and colours songs

Call and response colour song. If you have any instruments, pots and pans, please have a go and make as much noise as you can!

Please click on the click from a rainbow song from Pete, our music teacher. There are a few songs so have a listen and see which ones you like best :-)

https://www.chellowheightsschool.co.uk/our-school/about-us/specialist-teams/petes-music-page

Mike our music therapist also has a session on a Rainbow song

https://www.chellowheightsschool.co.uk/our-school/about-us/specialist-teams/music-therapy

Monday 11th January

Activity - Art - Colour Red

Go on a ‘red treasure hunt’ around the house with a box and fill it with as many red things as you can find.  You can involve your child or make the discovery box for your child to explore.  In my treasure box I had a red scarf, book, pretend food, blocks, bath toys, red basket, thread beads, cups, spoons and a red bean bag.

Explore some shaving foam/silly foam and red paint in a tray.

Can you use your fingers/hands/feet or a paint brush to make marks?

You can basically take any song and replace some words with other words including red.  Why not make up your own song or chant with the word red?  This is so good for oral language development!

Put some red over here and some red over there.

And some red on your nose and some red on your fingers.

There are lots of red things everywhere, everywhere!

It’s a red, red kind of day!

Tuesday 12th January

Activity - Home Photo Challenge and ICT

Wear your happy! When we dress we often do so to match the way we feel at the time. My challenge is to choose to wear clothing that you LOVE. Perhaps it has a soft texture, reminds you of a happy memory from when you wore it last, or the person who may have gifted it to you. Perhaps it's a colour that you love or fun shoes that make you smile because of the noise or way they look. Perhaps it's a Top Hat, perhaps it's a headwrap...or perhaps it’s all of the above.

Colour light free touch app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ferricorp.android.light&hl=en_US&gl=US

Rainbow and bubbles free touch app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cosmicmobile.lw.bubble_and_rainbow&hl=en&gl=US

Wednesday 13th January

Activity - Food therapy - exploring different food textures and colours. (Red)

Explore any food that is red e.g. raspberries, cranberries, jam, jelly, strawberries, red cherries, red grapes, pomegranates, red apples, red plums, rhubarb, pink grapefruit, watermelon, guava, tomatoes, red peppers, radishes, red onion or even red sauce.

Encourage the children to explore the food, feel the different textures. You can use a range of kitchen tools, such as sieve, spoon or fork to mix and squash the food.

Ask the children to smell or taste the food - do they like the smell/taste or do they pull away? Do they like the feel of the food texture? Will they reach out?

Thursday 14th January

Activity - Digital Story - Snowball by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

In preparation of the snow!

A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun – but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but a myriad of other odd things on his way down – a sheep, a line of washing, a bicycling bear, ending up in the Zoo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mSl7JkYSbU

 I hope you enjoyed the snow today - I loved seeing your photos and videos. I made my snowman, I wanted to sledge in the fields but dad having heart-attack i'd need A&E, so enjoyed hot chocolate with marshmellows of course instead!

Friday 15th January

Activity - Soundoff - Snow songs

Snowflakes Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3w_v6Ua9U&feature=youtu.be I hope you have your wiggle on!

Little Snowflake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbKjDjMDok - Jiggle your bells (Shake, Shake, Shake) Where's your head? Nose? Hand? Reach to the sky and down to your toes.

5 Little Snowmen Standing in a Row - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrfCD9wjLUE - Some counting 5,4,3,2,1. Have you a hat, a red tie/scarf to be a bow

And of course knowing me we have to have a Friday sing-a-long and dance. Come on guys I want twirling till we are dizzy!

Have you guessed what we are singing?  Think my neighbours know! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU

Monday 18th January

Activity - Winnie the Pooh Day

This isn't topic related. However it's Winnie the Pooh Day on the birthday of author A A Milne and as seen as i'm a big fan. I think teddy bears' picnic time with of course honey on the menu for some sticky messy play and then read aloud stories or digital story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2tSqyVJC7M

Tuesday 19th January

Spanish Day at Chellow Heights.

 We are celebrating ‘La Tamborrada’, which is a Spanish drumming parade and festival. 

  As part of the theme day, will be practicing our drumming in school and at home. We will  also be parading like soldiers, just like the children do in Spain on this day. We are asking children who are attending school and all those of you who are home learning, to wear red or yellow clothes!

Please send me your photos or videos - can't wait to see you on zoom or video

If you need a drum use a pan and a wooden spoon

Wednesday 20th January

Activity - Food therapy - exploring different food textures and colours. (Orange)

Explore any food that is Orange e.g. Pumpkin, Apricots, Cantaloupe, carrot, mango, orange, sweet potato, baked beans, jelly, orange juice (waterplay with juice) marmalade, orange pepper, mandarin yoghurt,
 
Encourage the children to explore the food, feel the different textures. You can use a range of kitchen tools, such as sieve, spoon or fork to mix and squash the food.

Ask the children to smell or taste the food - do they like the smell/taste or do they pull away? Do they like the feel of the food texture? Will they reach out?

Thursday 21st January

I'm mixing the week up because we did storytime Monday for Winnie the Pooh Day!

Activity - Art - Colour Orange

Go on a ‘orange treasure hunt’ around the house with a box and fill it with as many red things as you can find.  You can involve your child or make the discovery box for your child to explore.  In my treasure box I had a orange tie, book, pretend food, blocks, bath toys, teddy bear, fake flowers, cups, spoons and a basketball.

Explore some shaving foam/silly foam and orange paint in a tray.

Can you use your fingers/hands/feet or a paint brush to make marks?

Orange Stamping - Take an orange cut in half. Let children make orange prints with orange paint or cut carrots to paint with.

Friday 15th January

Activity - Soundoff 

A bit of Elton John and Lady Gaga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vWHeKtZ6M

Listen all around
Listen for the sounds
Listen, listen, listen.
Listen all around
Listen for the sounds
Listen, listen, listen.
Listen, listen, listen.

Please use any instruments that you have at home, pots & pans with spoons make a lovely sound too. Lets see how much noise you can make!

Here's a link that concentrates on outside sounds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-outside-sounds/zjyvt39

Have fun identifying sounds and playing listening games about the outside sounds 

TACPAC - Here's a link to the Set 1 music for you to do at home. You should have your Tac Pac sets at home with you ready. If you haven't and would like one let me and i'll drop it off 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVRIknOGpyA

Monday 25th January

Activity - Art - Colour Yellow

Go on a ‘yellow treasure hunt’ around the house with a box and fill it with as many yellow things as you can find.  You can involve your child or make the discovery box for your child to explore.  

Explore some shaving foam/silly foam and yellow paint in a tray.

Can you use your fingers/hands/feet or a paint brush to make marks?

Construction/Building blocks -instead of dividing your blocks according to their type (wooden, LEGO, etc.), divide them according to their colour or sort cars, figurines, etc. according to their colour

Tuesday 26th January

Activity - Home Photo Challenge

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Hope you are all staying safe and well. I know it's tough but let's all keep going together. We've got this! Send me your photos today

Wednesday 27th January

Activity - Food therapy - exploring different food textures and colours. (Yellow)

Explore any food that is Yelllow e.g. Cheese Puffs, Yellow Pepper, Pineapple, Banana, mango, potato, honey, lemon, cheese, sweetcorn, mustard, polenta, quinoa


Encourage the children to explore the food, feel the different textures. You can use a range of kitchen tools, such as sieve, spoon or fork to mix and squash the food.


Ask the children to smell or taste the food - do they like the smell/taste or do they pull away? Do they like the feel of the food texture? Will they reach out?

Can you do some potato printing?

Thursday 28th January

Activity - Digital Story - Listen to the Birds

This weekend is The Big Garden Birdwatch with RSPB. To get you in practice for the weekend listen to the calls of six different garden birds in this beautiful little book. From blackbirds to pigeons, just press the button on each page to hear what they sound like - and then perhaps step into your garden or park to see if you can hear them in the wild. If you don't have a copy of this book use the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGPgcr6tz28

Please share your child's reactions

Monday 1st Feb

Activity - Art - Colour Green

Go on a ‘green treasure hunt’ around the house with a box and fill it with as many green things as you can find.  You can involve your child or make the discovery box for your child to explore.  

Wear something green

Explore some cornflour and green paint in a tray.

Can you use your fingers/hands/feet or a paint brush to make marks?

Tuesday 2nd February 

Activity - Home Photo Challenge and Snow Art

 Recipes for snow paint call for food colouring mixed with water in a spray bottle

Wednesday 3rd February 

Activity - Food therapy - exploring different food textures and colours. (Green)

Explore any food that is green e.g. Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Celery, lime, peas, Lettuce, green apple, cucumber, Avocado, green grapes, Green Tea, herbs, mint sauce, Pear, kiwi, Pesto

Encourage the children to explore the food, feel the different textures. You can use a range of kitchen tools, such as sieve, spoon or fork to mix and squash the food.

Ask the children to smell or taste the food - do they like the smell/taste or do they pull away? Do they like the feel of the food texture? Will they reach out?

Thursday 4th February

Activity -  The Genius Dog That Can Read and Count Helping With Homeschooling on THIS MORNING

Watch Charlotte and Willow on This Morning 10.30am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atRL8jsDaRk

Did you manage to find your shapes and numbers with Willow?

Just a heads up that tomorrow's activity will be around 'Dressing to Express.' We will be asking children and staff to wear outfits that enable them to express themselves. Please join in

Friday 5th February 

What did you decide to wear today to celebrate Children's Mental Health Week? I think not only should we express ourselves by what we wear, but do something we enjoy today. I would love to see you doing your favourite thing or things. Also today one of my favourite things happening:

 They're bringing us another LIVE Virtual Zoo Day!

Tune in from the comfort of your own home and enjoy penguins, giraffes, tigers and a tour of our colourful aquarium 

Join on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/chesterzoo1/ or at their YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ9UagJLiMdBIFOHYwT7eLA for a WHOLE DAY of incredible action.

Gates open at 10am... They can't wait to see you there