Click the link below to the whiterose website and there is a short video explaining the activities for each day
This week the activities and ideas are based around the book 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson
You can listen to the story here:
Follow along with the Worm activities for each day. You can find them all below. I have added some extra worm maths activities for you to try as well.
Watch another episode of Alphablocks and complete the phonics activities below. Can you follow along with the alphablocks and sound out the words too?
Fine Motor Skills
Imagine you are a slithering worm.. How long would you be?
Cut up strips of paper into long thin strips. Can you cut them very carefully and practise your scissor skills.
Use the strips to make a paper chain. Take one end of your strip and put a little blob of glue or tape on one end and attach it to the other to make a hoop. Take your next strip of paper and poke it through your first hoop and glue it together. Just like below.
Keep going until you make a chain as long as you. How many loops did you have to use?
Can you make a paper chain worm as long as Mummy or Daddy? How many loops did you use to make a Mummy or Daddy worm? How many more loops than yours was it?
Gross Motor Activities
Use the mini beast actions cards to complete some of the below activities:
Dancing Worms Science Experiment
You will need:
Watch what happens? What do you see? Why does that happen I wonder?
You can add more worms and watch the experiment over and over.
The Science behind it:
The acid in the vinegar reacts with the baking soda and creates a chemical reaction. The chemical reaction causes carbon dioxide to form (those little bubbles you saw). The bubbles stick to the worms and cause the worm to rise to the surface of the water, pulling them to the top. As the gas bubbles escape the vinegar and burst the worm will slowly sink back down and stop wiggling.
Pirate ships are a form of transport! There were many types of pirate ships used in olden days. Look at the parts of a pirate ship in this mini book. You can see some real life olden days pirate ships too.
Can you make your own jar lid pirate ship? Use the lid of an old jar and some bits you might have around the house to design your own pirate ship.
You could use:
Can it float?
Has your ship got a mast or a sail?