The Beginning (Genesis 1:11-13, 27-31)
Big Question - Who made the World?
This Week - God the creator is also God the provider. He made the plants and trees.
MV - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Songs: In the Beginning
Play Activities: 1) Explore outdoors - look at the different textures, colours and scents of plants and trees in your garden or close by outside areas. 2) Dramatic play 'shops' - set up a fruit and vegetable shop and talk about where fruits and vegetables come from. 3) Bark or leaf crayon rubbings - find some different textured items outside that you can create crayon rubbings from on a piece of paper.
Object Lesson - Using a piece of fruit (apple in example) - cut up and share an apple. Once it is all gone talk about what you would do to get more if there were none left in the house (grocery store, market, tree). Apples grow on trees but where did trees come from? God made plants, trees, flowers and seeds. Talk about what other things God has made. Read Genesis 1:11a - God said to do something and it was done! Make up actions for the different things God made - tall trees, tiny seeds, beautiful flowers, delicious fruit. Talk about why plants and trees are important for us and how this is one way God provides for us (food, shelter). We are to look after and care for creation.
Maths - Addition and Adding Sentences
These lessons introduce different vocabulary that are all asking addition questions. It is important for them to hear and use a variety of words so that when they hear a question with one of these words in it they will know they are needing to add.
Here are some follow up adding worksheets they could complete (or continue with any unfinished worksheets from your At Home Learning Pack). If you don’t have a printer you can always write out your own questions for your child to fill in the answer or if they are up to it get them to write down the questions as you read them aloud to them. If your child is still learning to form numbers correctly you could draw shapes to represent the question eg 2 squares plus 3 squares and then they draw the correct number of squares after an equals symbol.
*Have a go making something out of JELLYBEANS and toothpicks or spaghetti.
*Colour, Cut, Paste - jigsaw puzzle - choose one of the jigsaw puzzle templates (one is to draw/colour their own the other has a picture on it already to colour in) once coloured cut out and muddle up the pieces. Try to piece the puzzle back together again and stick onto another piece of paper.
Letter of the Week 'Jj' Activities
Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
SS Movement Songs:
At Home Learning
End Of Term Assembly
NZ Sign Language Week
Rest Home Singing
Te Reo Māori
World Nursery Rhyme Week