LEYA Home Learning 

Welcome everyone!

We have created this page to support parents and carers with home learning throughout lockdown. We hope that you will enjoy the activities we share, and to strengthen our Parents as Partners ethos, we plan to continue sharing learning resources on this page post lockdown and in normal times.

If you would like any more information regarding home learning at your preschool please contact :

Headingley Preschool 

Ellen McCartney – ellen@leya.org.uk

Meanwood Valley Preschool 

Emily Haskins – emily@leya.org.uk

 

LEYA YouTube Channel 

We are excited to have created some Home Learning videos.All videos can be viewed via our LEYA Home Learning Channel

We really hope you enjoy watching them as much as we’re enjoying making them .

Check out Paws and Pets!

LEYA toy library and activity packs.

Throughout lockdown, for those chidren not attending, we will be supporting you at home by providing weekly activity bags . Jen Ducker will be coordinating this support at Meanwood Valley Preschool and we aim to make weekly non contact deliveries and collections to ensure everyone has the means to read, play and create at home! Jen will be contacting all families shortly.

Food Bank

If any families are struggling with food supplies over lockdown please let Jen know  your requirements when she gets in touch and we will aim to help where we can. LEYA Food Bank 

Support Services

If you are struggling during lockdown please visit our Community Support page for contact details of support services or alternitivly contact us and we will support where we can.

Week Beginning 1st March 2021

Something to read

‘Stickman’ by Julia Donaldson

Stickman

 

Something to make

Have a go at making the Stickman family

Something to investigate

Play a game of Pooh sticks out on a walk. Everyone chooses a stick and throws it into the river off a bridge then races to the other side to see which has floated under the fastest.

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/people/poohsticks-why-you-should-play-winnie-the-pooh-game-93361

Week Beginning 22nd February 2021

Something to read

Check out our YouTube Channel for daily stories each weekday!

LEYA YouTube Channel

Something to sing

Our rhyme this week is Miss Polly had a dolly.

Something to bake

Have a go at making these cake pops. Encourage your child to measure, pour and mix the ingredients.

Something to make

Opera North have shared this video of how to make a musical hand kite.

Something to investigate

Here are some ideas for making musical instruments for your child to make and investigate.

Something to share!

Please share anything you have been doing this week on tapestry. We love to see what you are getting up to.

Week Beginning 8th February 2021

Something to read

Check out our YouTube Channel for daily stories each weekday!

LEYA YouTube Channel

Something to make

Have a go at making this snowman. If you have a pair of tongs your child could add the cotton wool to the bottle with them.

https://earlylearningideas.com/snowman-fine-motor-activity/

Something to investigate

Have a go at painting the snow. This can engage young children for a very long time!!

Something to share!

Please share anything you have been doing this week on tapestry. We love to see what you are getting up to.

Something to sing

One of our favourite songs at preschool! 5 currents buns in a bakers shop.

Something to bake

Look at these fun snowmen biscuits. Can you help to make them?

Something to independent

Can you help to set and clear the table this week? How many knives and forks do need for your family? How many cups. Can you carry the things you need carefully?

Week Beginning 1st February 2021

Something to make

Have a go at making this amazing hat!

A paper plate dinosaur. I can’t wait to see all the different patterns you make.

Something to share!

Please share anything you have been doing this week on tapestry. We love to see what you are getting up to.

Something to sing

Here is a song about dinosaurs. Can you make up some actions to go along with it?

Something to bake

Look at these Dinosaur footprint biscuits!

Something independent

Can you help to sort the laundry into piles for everyone in your house? Can you help to pair the socks?

Week Beginning 25th January 2021

Something to Read

Our first story on YouTube this week is ‘Mixed’ by Arree Chung

LEYA Home Learning YouTube Channel

Something to bake

Why not have a go at making rainbow toast. You mix milk and food colouring then paint the bread with it and pop it in the toaster. How many different colours can you make with the food colouring?

Something independent

We would love to hear if you are managing to get dressed all by yourself preschoolers. If you can’t yet try to do something new this week, like pulling your jumper over your head or putting your socks on. If you can dress yourself, try some trickier fastenings like buttons or poppers.

Something to share!

Please share anything you have been doing this week on tapestry. We love to see what you are getting up to. Do you have any pictures of playing in the snow that you want to upload?

Something to make

Can you explore colour mixing this week? Children really enjoy mixing colours together, to investigate and experiment. Usually, all the paint becomes a shade of brown by the end but that is ok as they are learning through the process! Here are a few activities to develop the colour mixing further.

Something to investigate

A great way of exploring colour mixing is food colouring and shaving foam.

Week Beginning 18th January 2021

Something to read

Everyday we will post a video of one of us reading a story. The first one this week is ‘Paper dolls’ by Julia Donaldson.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4G4jtZkXUDY2gJzwRlGFaQ

Something to make

Paper dolls clip. I was very lucky to have a wonderful helper this week to demonstrate how to make some paper dolls if you would like to…..

Making Paper Dolls

Something to investigate

Why not bring some snow inside and explore what happens to it as it melts. If all the ice and snow is gone maybe try a couple of the activities in this link…

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/things-you-can-freeze#:~:text=Freeze%20toys!&text=Find%20a%20plastic%20container%20that,put%20it%20in%20the%20freezer.

Something to share!

Please share anything you have been doing this week on tapestry. We love to see what you are getting up to. Do you have any pictures of playing in the snow that you want to upload?

Something to sing

‘Sing a song of sixpence’. A more traditional rhyme this week and one of Fi’s favourites!!! Later in the week she will post a video about this rhyme too.

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Something to bake

We have been impressed with all the baking posts on tapestry this week. Annie baked some.    Here is the recipe in case you want to bake some too.

https://www.sneakyveg.com/blueberry-and-banana-porridge-bars/

Something independent

Can you have a try and putting your coat on all by yourself and zipping the zip by yourself?

Week Beginning 11th January 2021

We have lots of activities and resources for you. We will add to these weekly. Please upload any activities you have done with your child to their Tapestry profile. We hope you enjoy them.

Something to Read

You’ll get an email each day with a new story for you to watch on YouTube. Check out our new channel below:

LEYA Home Learning Channel

Something to Sing!

Why not try singing below to The Wheels On The Bus?

 

Something for outside

 

Can you ‘run run as fast as you can, just like the Gingerbread man?’

 

 

Something to Bake

If you enjoyed the Gingerbread Man Collage, why not try baking your own?

Bake Your Own Gingerbread Men!

Something to Investigate?

Why not try investigating how to make an ice catcher? If it gets warmer this week, why not try popping it in your freezer?

Winter Fun: Make an Icy Suncatcher

 

Something to make

Do you want to try making something? Why not try the below Gingerbread Man Collage? Click on the link below for how to get started.

Make Your Own Gingerbread Collage

Something to share!

Please share anything you have been doing this week on tapestry. We love to see what you are getting up to. Do you have any pictures of playing in the snow that you want to upload?

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