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Hello everyone, our next topic is Community and buildings!

 

There are some fantastic activities for this topic and we are sure that your children are going to love them.

 

Our story is going to be “We're going on a bear hunt” by Michael Rosen. It is available for free on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds).

 

If you have other books related to the theme, please include them too. Another book to look at is ‘Over in the meadow’ written by Barefoot Books which can also be found on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ljGXMMB-g) or ‘Sharing a shell’ and ‘The smartest giant into town’ both written by Julia Donaldson

 

 

Below, there are some examples of resources and activities you can explore with your children during this term. In Twinkl you can find a lot of resources, please adapt these activities to your child interests. As the good weather is finally with us, many of these activities can be done outside. Each week through Evidence for Learning you will receive some additional activities should you require some quick ideas for activities. Also linked on this page is some sensory stories and an overview of some activities which you may find useful too.

 

Remember to have fun and enjoy exploring your local community or home with your children.

 

 

Maths resources:

 

To practice our mathematical skills, we can use activities related to the book, from building a house for the family and a cave for the bear to count how many steps we need to take to cross the deep cold river. Here you have some examples of maths resources related to the book:

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-9-bear-caves-counting-game

 

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-s-013-bear-hunt-matching-cards-and-board

 

Story Time:

 

You can follow the story on YouTube or using a paper book. Use prompts to make it more interesting for your child, you can use real objects, toys or you can print some paper prompts from here:

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-1251-bear-hunt-story-cut-outs

 

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-1190-bear-hunt-story-role-play-masks

 

 

 

 

Writing resources:

 

As always, follow your child’s lead, mark making and writing could be done on all kind of materials and with all kind of tools. Here you have a two pencil control worksheets for our book:

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-252826-pencil-control-activity-sheets-to-support-teaching-on-bear-hunt

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-252827-pencil-control-path-activity-sheets-to-support-teaching-on-bear-hunt

 

Sensory resources:

 

This story gives us a perfect excuse to create a sensory bag. Pick a fabric bag and fill it with objects your children can feel. Here you have some ideas:

 

  • A small Teddy Bear
  • Some toys figures to represent the family
  • A playdough ball for the mud
  • Something cold for the snow
  • A velvety cloth for the grass
  • A piece of kitchen foil for the river

     

    Art resources:

     

    There are plenty of things to do when it comes to art activities. This resource will give you some pictures you can print and colouring:

     

    https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-1248-bear-hunt-colouring-sheets

     

     

    Outside activities:

     

    With the good weather is time to do some activities outside. Why no to go in our own bear hunt, we can go through the long wavy grass! We can explore mud, water and even some ice to recreate the story’s family journey.