Below is an example of a sensory story by the author Julia Donaldson. It is about a duck which fits in nicely with next week's topic, Farms.
You will all know some Julia Donaldson stories, they include The Gruffalo and A Squash and A Squeeze.
A sensory story uses items that can be found around the house. If you don’t have some of the items, don’t worry! There are lots of things that you can exchange them for. A sensory story should be a calm and relaxed way of experiencing a tale and you may find that your child doesn’t like some of the sensory aspects. Follow your child's lead and adapt the story to what they like.
We are once again helping the Queen to find her handbag! The words are on the sensory massage sheet or you can use the video of Liss from Kingfishers reading the story.
The Queen's handbag sensory story
Activity 2 - My communication and literacy
- In the class story the Queen drives and rides lots of different forms of transport. Did you notice? Explain to your child that transport if something that helps us get from one place to another like a car or scooter. Watch this video to help you child’s knowledge of different forms of transport- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biX7NNxw_w8
Go through the video of the story and see if you can spot 5 different types of transport.
- In your home learning pack you will find the ‘write a list’ sheet. Support your child writing a list of all the different forms of transport they can find in the story. Make sure they start a new line for each form of transport and use a bullet point. The format should look like this-
I can spot a :
Use support sheet to help them spell the different forms of transport. Encourage them to read their list when they’ve finished. It is important for child to read their own writing.
To tricky – try to find 3 forms of transport
To easy – use and adjective to describe the transport –
. Red car
. Fast boat
EXT- can you draw a picture of your favourite transport?
Activity 3 - My thinking number
Today we are going to look at doubles and we are going to use the Queen’s favourite dog the corgi to help us.
- First, listen this catchy doubles song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At0quRa90rs
- In your packs, you will find your corgi doubles to 20 sheet. Help your child to draw out the sausages so both dogs have the same. Encourage them to count how many they need.
- Fun game to finish – Pin the tail on the corgi. Help your child to cut out the different tails. Wear a blindfold, spin round, and pin the tail. Can you would out who is the closest?
Activity 4 – My creativity and play – Art and design
Hello. It’s time to be creative.
Please open the PDF file below for your activities.