This week we are ending our topic on ‘People Who Help Us’ by thinking about Engineers.
What can you design and build today using your Lego/Duplo/Blocks other construction materials? Talk about what you’re building and how you’re building it and mark make your ideas. Grown ups you can build with them!
Mark making should be embedded everywhere, in all the activities they do. Children don’t need to sit at the table “to come and do some writing” we must bring the writing to them, in the moment, in fun and meaningful ways.
When they’re designing and building their Lego model, draw a picture of the pieces of Lego you’re using to build yours, model writing a simple design plan, a label for whatever it is that has been built. This will encourage children to do the same and will encourage them to think of their own mark making ideas. We need to inspire writing not force.
Sorting and Grouping our Construction
We can sort and group our construction materials today. Choose how you’re going to sort them, into colours, maybe size? Count how many you have altogether in each group. Talk about which group has more/less/same.
We can listen to the sounds that some musical instruments make. Talk about these sounds and the difference between them. Are they loud/quiet? Are they making a high pitch sound or low? What is your favourite instrument and why?
If you have any musical instruments at home, play them and talk about the sounds you’re making!