I hope you have had a lovely Easter weekend with your families!
It's still the Easter holidays so children can choose some of the activities in the project below to keep them busy if you wish.
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about different viewpoints. Learning may focus on physical viewpoints in terms of what you can see outside of the window at home, what others can see looking into your home and then progress onto personal viewpoints and of others.
● What can you see out of your window?-
○ Ask your child to look out of a window in the house and draw what they can see. Look out of a different window (e.g. back or side of the house), draw what they can see. Look at the two pictures together and discuss what is the same in both pictures (e.g. the sky) and what is different.
● Record how many cars/ people walk past your house-
○ Set a timer for 5 minutes on your phone or tablet. Draw out a simple grid (as in info below) and ask your child to put a tick in the right place every time a person or car goes past. When complete, can they count up the ticks and write the matching numeral? Were there more people or cars?
● How do we differ from others?-
○ Ask your child to look in a mirror at their hair colour, eye colour, skin colour. Ask them to create a self-portrait using either felt-tips, crayons or paint. Look at some pictures in books and magazines. Does everyone look the same way as them? How do people look different?
● Imagine another world outside the window-
○ Close the curtains and ask your child to imagine that the house is in a new imagined world. What do they imagine? Is it snowy? Are there dinosaurs/ monsters in the new world? Ask them to tell you a story about it… Your child could create a story map (we love story maps in nursery!) to show what happens in their imaginary world (see picture in info below).
● Go on a sight hunt-
○ Support your child to make a viewfinder (see picture in info below). Cut out a square of card from an old cereal box/ cardboard. Cut a smaller square out of the centre. Take your viewfinder around the house and garden and explore what things you can see. Alternatively, you could create a pair of binoculars using the cardboard inside loo roll.
○ Your child could write a list of the things they see or draw/ paint a picture.
○ If you have a tablet or phone that could be used by your child they could do the same activity but using photographs to record.