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Week 11

Monday 22nd June.

I hope you enjoyed a bit of the sunshine this weekend. Its been so lovely to hear from Toby this week. I hope all my busy bees are enjoying these activities at home, and keep being kind and helpful for your grown ups. Don't forget to try out the web links on the starting page for more resources and activities to keep you busy


I know it was incredibly wet last week, but our frogs from Nursery really enjoyed it. Its been very difficult to catch a good enough photograph to share as now the little frogs are out on the rocks and must be able to hear me getting close to them very well! However with a lot of patience and a little sunshine I finally got these shots over the weekend. These photos are enlarged, the actual frogs are now the same size as your finger tip.

Find out about these different types of of water transport draw and label your favourite one in your busy bee books. Would it have wings to glide on water, floats, motors or oars to make it move? 
The holed pieces of the work sheet are Numicon which help children count the dots for amount. The paper ones are great to use too and if you don't have a printer you can free draw the shapes and pop dots on them. 

Tuesday 23rd June

Our letter of the week is 'Bb' check the phonics sounds on the starting page to remind you of the rhymes and actions.


Sound pairs game: Fill a bag with different objects in sound sets of 2, such as a toy snake and a sun picture, a pen and a peg, a ball and a picture of a bee. Let your child pull out the objects in any random order and sound out the initial sounds of the objects, see if you can match the sounds of the objects together to sort them.Use our sound of the week Bb and previous weeks phonics sounds, Ss, Aa, Tt, Ii, Pp, Nn, Cc, Mm, Dd, Ee, Gg, Oo,Kk, Hh, Ll, Dd,Rr. 


Boat counting: If you do not have any toy boats you can make these counting boats. Use cup cake cases to float in a bowl- or in your bath! Add spots to the inside of the cake cases. Have fun fishing the boats out and touch counting the spots. See if you can catch two cake case boats and add the spots together when you touch count. 

Wednesday 24th June

Our talk for writing story

Is 'Toad Makes a Road'. Repeat this story with your child this week. Use the story board to retell the story. See what your child can remember, the main characters , what happens at the start, middle and end of the story?

Toad makes a Road story board

Make it !


Have a try at this great make to continue our water transport theme!


You will need some things:

Paper plates, glue, Sticky tape pens or paint or stickers, cardboard or paper for flags, a lolly stick or straw to use as your mast.


Your boat does not have to be a pirate ship it can be any colour you want. See if you can rock, rock, rock your boat and make it move.


Carsington Water is a lovely place to visit to see small sailing boats if you want a day out, there is also a narrow boat you can see  ( but sadly not ride on yet ) at Cromford canal.

Thursday 25th June


Thats My Name  There are lots of creative ways to practice writing and taking an interest in name writing and spelling. Try writing your childs name in large letters and add interesting materials like nuts and bolts, seeds, pasta or buttons.( watch out for small items near young children in your family)  If you don't have any paper you can take this activity outside and lay the resources over your child's name chalked on the floor- you could use leaves to do this with too as a free resource. 

How many?


Find old boxes, lunch tubs or bags and purses. See how many small toys you can get into each and compare. Which has more? Which has fewer? With a timer you can make this into a race, who can fill there boxes first, who has most things in their box?

Friday 25th June

Ip Dip My Blue Ship. A grown up can help you make this paper boat while you sing this song. Make 5 or more and count down to 0 taking one away with this song: 


Ip dip my blue ship

Sails in the water

Like a cup and saucer

O U T spells out!

Sinking and floating  Time to get investigating busy bees! Find a large bucket, paddling pool or use your sink. Find  objects from around your home see if they sink to the bottom or float on the top of the water. Make a simple chart like the one pictured to help sort the objects out, what materials floated for example plastic yogurt pots, wooden pegs or metal teaspoons?