Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Summer Term - Updated

Communication Language and Literacy

Tricky Word vehicles Reception Purple iboard

Starfall ABC's: letters, sounds, capital, lower case - very American (like me?) but Rainbow Class love it!

Espresso > FS > Literacy > Handwriting

Learning Planet - Letter names in alphabetical order. What comes next?

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom YouTube video of the book with music . BUT will it open in school?

Lots of great ideas for CCBB on the Virtual Vine

Even more  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom  ideas - Rainbow and Sunshine

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Booklet: printable activities booklet from - In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the much loved bug! We of course have LOADS of ideas of our own - we even have the video and Karen's puppets!

As usual, The Virtual Vine has an amazing array of ideas on any given subject. This time it's
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - CLL, PSRN, CD anda list of links

Check out Teaching Heart for even more ideas about that Caterpillar!

Jack and the Beanstalk *Please note:This may not be a direct link. You may need to do a search.

Hansel and Gretal

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Ourselves, Plants and Animals 
Visit Nature Detectives , part of Woodland Trust. for LOADS of ideas! -" Which are animals and which are non-living things?" With "label" and "move" option.

Living Things IWB Textease Big Book saved in our hard drive.

Growing plants -By watering the plant regularly, see if you can make the plant grow. There is also a "label" option.

Plants and animals in the local environment - Collect 8 living things. There are other, more difficult pages.

Frog Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Something Froggy - What happens Next? Make the correct decision for the game to continue!

The Life of the Frog - click on the frog to find out what happens next.

Frog Life Cycle Craft -Templates
Life Cycle of a Butterfly - A simple drag and drop activity involving the completion of a diagram of the life cycle of a butterfly.

Make a Butterfly Feeder - Rainbow and Sunshine

Photos of Butterfly Life Cycle - check out Coloring Pages and Species Stories (based on North America)

Butterfly Memory Game: Match 8 pairs of pictures

Noah's Ark - an animated story for IWB

The Seaside and Pirates
An animated pirate ship with a song (that sounds kinda like a scissor sisters song

The Little Red Ship - This site has a lot to offer: ICT,CLL, PSRN

Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Numeracy
Counting Caterpillar Counters from Silkysteps. This activity is to 10 but can be adapted to any number. Start collecting plastic lids NOW!

Number Lines : Great Day for Number Lines - Count on to find the sum. Two levels.

Addition / Subtraction:

Ladybird's Spots Symmetry - Make symmetrical patterns on the butterfly. Choose the "Spot on" option.

Doubles Game

Funny Fingers - an addition tool. Can also be used to show how to use fingers when doubling .

Scales/Problem Solving -Use the Simple Scales to weigh the bears. Open ended activity that lends itself to problem solving activities.

Compare and order - Compare and order 3 objects: smallest/biggest, shortest/tallest, narrowest/widest

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