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India Homework


Curriculum Area




· Fine / gross motor mark making activities. This could be explored through rice, flour, water, sand, shaving foam etc. This area focuses children’s intentional mark making and helps to improve tracking and pressure. If adults prompt children to use both hands with a range of hand positions, this will be most beneficial.

· Watch / listen to the Rainbow Fish

· Look at videos, music, or pictures from the seaside. Focusing on the key language of what you might see, hear, smell

· Children could create a list of things they would like to take with them to the beach e.g. bucket, sand, fish, seagulls etc.

· Children could create instructions of how to find different objects e.g. treasure map. This could supported by the use of prepositions (on, in, under etc.). This could be elaborated by drawing or mark making to create different images of what they might see and this could be labelled or captioned.


· In this half term we will be looking at division – splitting up and grouping objects. This can be explored through food, role play e.g. tea party, clothes e.g. 2 socks

· We will be exploring the progression of time and sequencing different events in the day e.g. get up, having breakfast, getting washed etc. We will explore this through photo prompts of these activities

· We will also be looking at height of different children in class – drawing around and measuring height – ‘tall’ and ‘small’


· We will also be planting some seeds in the planter in our outdoor area and observing growth / any changes. We will be looking to describe them e.g. colour, size etc. We will be observing these over the half term and exploring how much they have grown / changed.

· We will be exploring growing new plants and what we need to feed them


· We will be focusing on transient art, using outdoor materials from the seaside e.g. sand, stones etc. We will look at a range of artists and art work and look to create our own transient art

· We are also testing different materials to create a boat and exploring floating and sinking


· This term we are going to focus on what activities we like and what makes us happy. We will focusing on looking, writing and talking about the activities and people that make us happy

Please record any homework activities you undertake in the homework book you have received from class alternatively you can email any pictures to In the Subject box mark them for the attention of your child’s class e.g. For the Attention of India Class and we will print them and pop them in the book.