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Below is a link to a wide variety of games and activities that you can try at home.

 

https://www.gosh.org/power-of-play-hub/games-and-activities 

Dough Disco

Here are some new dough discos for you to enjoy at home. The songs have been adapted to be all about dough.

 

https://youtu.be/aAo2h36DVfA

 

https://youtu.be/o9D5lfqZF3o

 

https://youtu.be/BOLR3pQt8zg

We have been busy making lots of videos for you to watch at home including attention skills and sensory stories. There will be a different video uploaded every weekday. Please use the link below to access these videos, I hope you enjoy them.

 

https://www.richmondhill.luton.sch.uk/roots/

Summer 1

Sensory Ideas

I hope you all have a lovely half term. Below are a collection of amazing sensory ideas including some great art activities and some ideas to

Make your own instruments. I would love to see pictures of anything you have made if any of you have a chance to email them.

Body Percussion

Here is a link for resources on body percussion. Using our bodies to make sounds is something we do lots of at school.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb9djhv

Story - Everybody Worries

 

Click Here

Dough Disco

Please find below two Dough Disco videos. Click the links below to watch the videos.

 

Dough Disco - Fleur East - Sax

 

Dough Disco - Taylor Swift - Shake it Off

I know lots of you really enjoy water play so below are some ideas of how you can play with water at home.

Here are some rainbow activities to brighten up your day!

Sound Activity

Here is a link to a website where you can use your voices to make the balls move. You can practise making loud sounds, quiet sounds and even animal sounds. 

 

https://bouncyballs.org

Sensory Exploration

Below are some ideas to encourage sensory exploration. I hope you have fun giving them a go.

Keep Moving

Here are a variety of ways to get moving. Some of them could even be attempted outside to enjoy the sunshine.

Using balloons to encourage communication

Below are some fun ideas of how you can use balloons to encourage communication.

Summer 1 Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar read by Chrissie

 

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Please find below some Makaton Activites to try at home

Kitchen Activities

Below are some great ideas to keep you busy in the kitchen.

Rice

Rice is a wonderful resource many of us have in our homes. Please see below for some great guidance on how you can use rice to engage in sensory play.

Spring 2

Gross Motor Skills

Below are some wonderful ideas to improve gross motor skills using a ball.

Colander Activities

Below are some great activities to try with a colander.

Easter Home Learning Ideas

Home Learning

Below are some fantastic learning ideas you can do at home. They cover a range of learning goals from role play to communication and use everyday things from your home.

Taste Safe Paint

Here is a fantastic recipe that you could make with your child at home. 
It can be kept in the fridge for up to 6 months and would be great for children to explore paints safely and create their own artwork.

Sensory Art Ideas

Please see below for some ideas for some lovely sensory art ideas.

Sensory Bottles

Please see below some guidance on how to make and use sensory bottles.

Down on the farm

Our topic next half term is down on the farm. See below for some lovely activities based around this topic including some lovely sensory ideas.

Home Learning

Moana Themed Activities

Below are some great creative Moana themed activities which will help develop communication and fine motor skills. Don’t forget to get moving to some of the songs at the end (link below).

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXsTYn-i7cbcb3Usvt9o8uxLQTV3g8hun

Autism - how does Intensive Interaction help people with ASD?

A short description of the aims and working principals of Intensive Interaction, and the benefits of the approach to people with ASD. There is also some over...

Encouraging Eye Contact

Below are some lovely ideas to encourage eye contact using things you may have at home.

Communication Activities

Below are some lovely zoo themed communication activities. Communication is a big part of everything we do in Bluebird class.

Dough Disco

At school the children regularly take part in dough disco to help develop their finger strength and fine motor skills. Here are some videos you can try with your child. These could be done once a day as repetition is great! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBO8N4ctJg&list=PLtw-7Jf06an2kfRMTdYqf21GkM0YT2HaP 

 

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

 

Here is a handy no-cook playdough recipe that you can make at home. You could also get your child involved in making it with you!

Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe – Simply mix then kneed all the ingredients together

 

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  • 1/2 cup salt.
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar.
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • food colouring (optional)

Keep on Moving!

Below is a link to some fun videos to get you moving! 
 

Action Songs

Please see below some of our favourite action songs so we can all keep active at home.

Wind The Bobbin Up

Georgie the Giraffe goes through the actions of his favourite Nursery song. Get your preschooler to copy Georgie. Song Lyrics Wind your bobbin up (x2) Pull, ...

If you're happy and you know it

Well what are you waiting for! lets clap our hands! Go for it guys. Buy Kidsmusicshop DVD's at https://www.kidsmusicshop.co.uk/index.php/accessories

Mr Tumble Songs | Head, shoulders, knees and Toes

Sing and sign with Mr Tumble from Something Special to this nursery rhyme, Head, shoulders, knees and toes! For more songs from Mr Tumble try this playlist -...

Baby Shark Dance | Sing and Dance! | @Baby Shark Official | PINKFONG Songs for Children

❤️Learn and play with Official Pinkfong Baby Shark toys❤️ Shop here: https://bit.ly/3974iNy 💙BABY SHARK CHANNEL OPEN!💙 ⬇Subscribe for exclusive Baby Shark vi...

Shake Your Sillies Out ♫ Brain Breaks Songs for Kids ♫ Kids Action Songs by The Learning Station

Shake Your Sillies Out (with lyrics) is a popular children's brain breaks, action song for kids. It is from the award-winning CD, "Kid's Country Song & Dance...

Hop Little Bunnies | Sing A Long | Action Song | Hop Hop Hop

For New Popular Nursery Rhymes for Children Please SUBSCRIBE- https://www.youtube.com/user/musicfactorymusic?sub_confirmation=1 Check out our other nursery r...

I am the Music Man - Action Songs for Children - Brain Breaks - Kids Songs by The Learning Station

Popular children's brain breaks, action dance song, I am the Music Man. From the CD, Brain Breaks Action Songs: Let's Move! Brain Breaks Action Songs: Let's ...

Singing Hands: The Wheels on the Bus - Makaton Sign Language

Makaton Signing: Join us on a vintage London Bus! This song is featured in our second nursery rhymes DVD "It's Signing Time 2". All songs feature Makaton sig...

Sensory Activities

In Bluebird Class we love sensory play, it keeps us busy. Below are some ideas of sensory activities you could try at home using items around the house. Don't forget if you have any questions about this or anything else however big or small to send an email to our class email and I will get back to you.

Phonics

Please see the link below for our phonics song that we really enjoy listening and singing along to;
 
While you are at home it is a good time to practise using our listening ears. What sounds can you hear in your house? If you have a garden what can you hear there? Can you make instruments out of things at home e.g using a saucepan for a drum or using a box, a shaker using rice in a bottle and elastic bands to make a guitar? Can you use your ‘instruments’ to make loud sounds? Can you make quiet sounds? If you need a real challenge see if you can copy a rhythm that your grown up makes.

Hi Bluebird Class

I hope you are all safe and well. I know you will be missing our lessons just as much as I am. I am really missing our dough discos, so grab you play dough and have a go at the dough discos being posted on YouTube (link below). Remember to squeeze and roll your dough!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw?app=desktop

Sports Relief

Bluebird Class really enjoyed dressing up and exploring physical resources for Sports Relief.

Monster Hunt!

Please find below our curriculum map for this term

Spring 1

Expressive Arts

In Bluebird Class we have really been enjoying expressive arts. We have had fun exploring instruments.

Welcome to Bluebird Class

 

Happy New Year, I hope you had a lovely time over the holidays.

 

I am Cassey, the class teacher, I am excited to get know you all. We have lots of exciting and fun things coming up. Working with me in Bluebird Class is Jayne, Leah and Shareen. We have 7 boys and 1 girl in our class.

 

This half term we will be focusing on our topic ‘Showtime’, we will learn about all the different settings we pass on our ride aboard the magic train. During our English lessons, we will be focusing on nursery rhymes.

 

Please see below for an overview of the things we will be getting up to this half term. 

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