Monthly Classroom News

June 2021

General Info

In June, our theme is ‘Different worlds’. This month we will be focusing on learning about ‘other worlds’ such as dinosaurs, superheroes and fairy tales, which will allow and encourage children to use their imagination. They will experience different ideas and emotions which they cannot experience in real life. We will also prepare the children for Father’s day.

Activities

Activities to do at home:

  • Dinosaur movement game – Play music and ask your child to do different movements, e.g. stomp like a dinosaur, jump like a triceratops, etc. When the music stops, they could ‘roar’!
  • Superhero to the rescue – A great way to work on make-believe play as well as their gross and fine-motor skills. Tape any animal or soft toy onto the wall or floor. Ask your child to save the animals that are stuck by pulling the tape off. You can also integrate movement by asking them to pretend to fly, hop, and gallop.
  • Make a castle – Pretend that they are going to make their dream castle. Then ask your child to draw their own castle or cut different shapes and form a castle with the shapes.

Here are some fun books to read:

  • ‘How do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?’ by Jane Yolen
  • ‘Dinosaur Roar’ by  Henrietta Stickland
  • ‘Superhero Dad’ by Timothy Knapman
  • ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ by Carol Ottolenghi
  • ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ (James Marshall is a good version)

Keywords

  • Big
  • Small
  • Stomp
  • Sharp
  • Crack
  • Fly
  • Strong
  • Enchanted
  • Magic
  • Spikey
  • Scaly
  • Fast 
  • Slow
  • Scary