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Learning blog for children- week beginning 11th May 2020

Home Learning for week beginning 11th May 2020


This week we are going to learn about the organs inside our bodies and how we can keep our bodies healthy. This will be our last week of learning about 'Ourselves.' We hope you enjoy the activities this week.




Monday 11th May 2020


Today we are thinking about the organs inside our bodies. Here are a few learning videos for you to explore together.





What’s Inside My Body?

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BBC Learning - Major Organs of the Human Body

WONKY have written and animated a set of six educational science films for BBC Education.

Safety Reminders For This Activity


In this next linked video from ‘The Dad Lab’ we are shown how to make a fun bubble snake. If you choose to make this with your child, please ensure that these precautions are taken- we want you all to take care. 
1. The adult needs to cut the bottom end off the bottle carefully. Please ensure that the plastic bottle is not too sharp after it has been cut. Apply the sock over the rough edge before giving it back to the child. 

2.Before you dip the bottle and sock into the soapy mixture- get your child to practice blowing through the mouth piece of the bottle. Remind them to blow and not suck the air. Please supervise this activity at all times! 

3. Alternatively you could explore blowing bubbles with a bottle of bubbles and wand you may already have. 


 Have fun blowing lots of bubbles and stay safe! 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Today we are going to learn about keeping our bodies healthy. We are going to have a think about healthy eating. We have provided two stories and an activity for you to explore with your child. Enjoy! 

Oliver's Vegetables

Author: Vivian French Illustrated by: Alison Bartlett Read by: Matthew Willsher Do you like chips? Oliver does, in fact, he won't eat anything else - until h...

Oliver's Fruit Salad | A Read Aloud Storybook For Kids About Healthy Eating

Let's read along with the story and find out all about Oliver and the fruits in his Grandpa's garden. Fruits are so healthy for us and they taste good too! W...

Can you gather some items of food from your cupboard or from your play kitchen? Can you sort them into 2 groups- healthy foods and not healthy foods? Glen Bear is going to try this now! While sorting the foods, talk about why they are healthy or not healthy. You could also discuss which foods are fruits and which are vegetables. Enjoy! 



Wednesday 13th May 2020 

Today we are thinking about how we can keep our bodies healthy by looking after them. Here is a funny bath time story for you all to enjoy! Underneath there is also a fun play idea- why not take your toys outside and give them a wash? Enjoy! 




Big Red Bath

A funny bath time story

Glen Bear Has A Bath

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Thursday 14th May 2020 

Another way we can keep healthy is by doing exercise and being active. Here are some ideas of physical activity you can do together today! Enjoy!! 

BBC Learning - What Do Humans Need To Stay Healthy

Let’s Get Moving Pre School Ideas

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

Great for all ages

Friday 15th May 2020 

Today we are going to finish off the topic of ourselves by thinking about the Health Professionals who help us to keep our bodies healthy. The Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Dentists and all of the people who work in hospitals. Here is a story about Topsy and Tim and an idea of some imaginative play you can enjoy together. 

People Who Help Us Keep Our Bodies Healthy

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Topsy and Tim Go to Hospital by Jean and Gareth Adamson - Children's Bedtime Stories

Topsy and Tim Go to Hospital by Jean and Gareth Adamson - Children's Bedtime Stories

For your role play hospital you could also add some paper and pencils and let your child write the Doctor’s notes of what the patient needs. This will encourage mark making and provide some further experience to extend their pencil grip and control. Using language such as doctor, nurse, paramedic, patient, visitor, x-ray, stethoscope, thermometer, injection, temperature and medicine will extend your Child’s vocabulary.  Engaging in role play will help them to make sense of a hospital environment and they can add their own experiences to their play if they have any. Have a lovely weekend!