Date:  25.01.21                Week: Four            Theme/Topic: Africa and the book Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne 

This week’s topic is Africa and we will be using the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne as our main story. It incorporates our theme of journeys and also looks at friendships and what being a friend is all about. Please see the downloaded animated story of the book https://vimeo.com/59610925
Our Phonic Sound this week is ‘air’. In Maths, we will continue to look at outside maths as well as addition and subtraction. The African Topic will cover various areas of the EYFS curriculum, as explained below. We have also included the Early Learning Goals ‘Learning Objectives’ to show you the purpose for each activity.

Date:  18.01.21                 Week: Three          Theme/Topic: India Big Books: Non-fiction books about India and Elephant Dance 

This week’s topic is India and we will be using the book ‘Elephant Dance, a Journey to India’ by Theresa Heine, illustrated by Sheila Moxley as our main story, as this incorporates our theme of travel but looks at families and how they are all different and special too.

Please see the downloaded story of the book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xsDWEvQawA

Our Phonics this week are ‘ur’ and ‘er’. We are looking at 2d and 3d shapes and their properties and looking at patterns, including puzzles and repeating patterns in Mathematics. The India Topic will cover various areas of the EYFS curriculum, as explained below. We have also included the Early Learning Goals ‘Learning Objectives’ to show you the purpose for each activity.

Reception – Frog and Mole Suggested Timetable

Day/Time MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
AMNumber  Literacy (reading/writing/phonics)    Number   Literacy  Phonics   Literacy  Number   Literacy  Number   Literacy  
Break      
AM1100 – Mole Zoom call1130 – Frog Zoom call1100 – EYFS (Frog and Mole) Zoom Phonics1100 – EYFS (Frog and Mole) Zoom NumberPhonics and number video to watch1100 – Mole Zoom call1130 – Frog Zoom call
Lunch      
PMTopic     TopicTopicTopicTopic