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🦋 IN THE GARDEN 🌳 | Nursery Rhymes in ENGLISH | Green Family Kids Songs 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtP0Z8xV6Z4

Grow, Grow, Grow a Garden! | Kids Learning Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdBPH7Dj1bc

In the Garden Song [HD]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCClYcU97PA

Peppa Pig - Gardening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-4J_0vpszM

From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIs6FvlfBT4

Plant the Tiny Seed | Read Aloud Children's Story Book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHRDM5nb8Ks

Aim:

Children identify, search for and create solutions to challenges through visual art activities. 

Observation point: 

Enjoy working with visual art materials. 

Observe and note during the day:

Did the child enjoy making a tree collage?

Objectives

1. A discussion about summer.

2. Recognising things we use in summer.

Theme discussion

With the aid of pictures, discuss the summer season. What do we wear? How does it differ from winter? What is the weather like?

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Teacher-directed concrete activity

Bring an assortment of clothing to show the children. Decide which items we would wear in summer and which ones we wouldn’t and ask why.

Presenting the activity sheet

Look at the pictures on the cutting page. Choose which items we would use in summer. Colour in and cut out the summer items and paste them underneath the summer tree and colour in the tree using a few shades of green.

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Teacher-directed activity
Movement

Have the children pretend to be trees spreading their branches and blowing in the wind. Act like bees buzzing around the flowers, frogs hopping across the garden, etc.

Art activity
Tree collage

Give each child a large piece of paper and a strip of brown paper to paste down as a tree trunk. Draw a shape above the tree trunk. The children cut out or tear up pieces of green paper to paste down inside the shape as leaves.

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Aim:

Children show awareness of and are responsive to number and counting. 

Observation point: 

Respond to people, places and objects in the environment. 

Observe and note during the day:

Does the child respond as you count objects with him? 

Objectives

1. Continuing the discussion about summer.

2. Counting 1 and 2 objects. 

Theme discussion

Discuss the plants and trees in summer, how do they look different to how they look in winter?  What do we do to keep cool in hot weather?

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Teacher-directed concrete activity

Play a counting game. Cut out two large circles from newspaper. Put one circle down and let one child stand on it. Ask how many circles and how many children there are? Put the other circle down as well, have a child stand on it and repeat the questions. 

Presenting the activity sheet

Name the objects and discuss why we use them in summer. Give each child a turn to touch and count them. Cut out the flower and ice lollies from the colour cutting page and count them before pasting them down in the corresponding section. Trace over the numbers and join the dots.

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Teacher-directed activity
Domino game

Make a domino game using the pages in the Resource Section. Play the game in small groups, with the teacher’s supervision, counting as you play.  

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Aim:

Children are physically strong and show abilities and interest in physical activities. 

Observation point: 

Ability to increasingly use small muscles to grasp, pick up, hold, manipulate.

Observe and note during the day:

How does the child cope with picking up the puzzle pieces, holding a crayon and using scissors?.

Objectives

1. Continue your discussion on summer.

2. Reconstructing a picture.

Theme discussion

As you talk about summer, discuss what we eat and drink and why we choose the food and drink we do.

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Teacher-directed concrete activity

As a class, build some two and four-piece puzzles (more pieces if the children find that too easy). Let each child have at least one turn to put a piece of a puzzle in place.

Presenting the activity sheet

Colour in the whole picture, including the background. Cut out along the outer line and then cut in half. Reconstruct the picture on the pasting page using the box as a guideline. 

Too easy?
Make this activity more difficult by cutting the picture into 3 or 4 pieces.

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Art activity
Textured ice lolly

Cut out an ice lolly shape for each child from scrap card (see the attached PDF for a stencil). Draw lines across to divide the shape into three sections. Spread paste or glue onto one section at a time and use a different type of sensory material to cover each section, e.g. red lentils, yellow corn, white rice.

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PDF Lolly shape

Aim:

Children are physically strong and show abilities and interest in physical activities. 

Observation point: 

Interest in and enjoyment of physical activities of various types. 

Observe and note during the day:

Was the child interested as you did the physical activities? Did the child enjoy it? 

Objectives

 1. Continue your discussion on summer focusing on the flowers, trees, grass, etc. 
2. Part/whole relationships.

Theme discussion

In your discussion on summer, concentrate on what happens in nature. Bring some plants or flowers that are in bloom at this time to show the children.

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Teacher-directed concrete activity

Cut out some large circles from newspaper. Arrange them in a large shape on the floor, not too far apart. Give each child a turn to step from circle to circle as they move around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet

Using a black crayon, the children connect the dots and then colour in the petals. Cut out the bees and the patterned circle from the colour cutting page and paste them down.

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Teacher-directed activity
Wet and dry experiments
Experiment with wet and dry. Give each child a dry sponge or cloth and let them dip it in water to make it wet. Then wring it out to see how dry you can get it. Dip sponges into water and squeeze them out onto dry cloth or a dry paved area.

Teacher-directed activity
Physical education

Stand in a circle holding hands (you need at least 2 people). Place a hula hoop on one child’s arm. The children pass the hoop around the circle, climbing through it, keeping their hands held.

Aim:

Children identify, search for and create solutions to challenges through music, dance and drama.

Observation point: 

Use tools and materials in an increasingly controlled way to make music & rhythm.

Observe and note during the day:

Did the child understand about soft and loud as you played with the shakers? 

Objectives

1. Why do we need rain?

2. Wet and dry.

Theme discussion

Discuss the weather in summer. Why do we need rain? What happens when it doesn’t rain? Show the children pictures of a dry, brown landscape and a lush, green landscape.

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Teacher-directed concrete activity

Sing an action song about rain falling down, e.g. ‘I hear thunder.’ Take turns to draw short vertical lines on the board. 

Presenting the activity sheet

Colour in the picture using bright summer colours. Then draw short, vertical lines to represent rain drops coming down from the clouds.

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Art activity
Shakers

Make shakers using empty clear plastic bottles and coloured rice. Colour the rice ahead of time using food colouring. Each child brings an empty clear plastic bottle which you label with their name. They fill the bottle, no more than halfway, with coloured rice of their choice. Use paper funnels to help pour the rice into the bottles.

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Teacher-directed activity
Music

Use the shakers made in the art activity to shake softly for rain starting to fall, building up to loud, heavy rain falling and then tapering off again to a quiet pitter-patter.

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