EYFS – Literacy – Summer Of ColoursJune 28, 2019 • Resources
Writing: children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds
– Sticky plastic sheets cut in to small squares – top tip – self making ID cards work well here!
– A pre prepared example of a petal window – with tiny scraps of petals, grasses and leaves on.
– Access to flowers, grass, leaves, sticks, natural materials.
– A3 Clipboards, Pencils and paper with pre prepared heading on – “Look! In summer I see……….”
Take the children on a small walk in the school grounds, asking them to look for different colours. Encourage them to look at large skies and clouds, trees, and the smaller flowers and leaves on the grass.
Sit together in a circle and ask the children to point to something green, then yellow, brown, white, any colours you may see.
Discuss together how the colours you can see might change in wintertime, spring or autumn.
Tell the children they will be making their own special window of summer – they can keep it and always look through it to see a tiny piece of summer.
– Give each child the sticky backed plastic. Show the children the prepared example of the window.
– Allow 5 minutes for the children to gather petals, grass, and ask them to find and stick on their window as many tiny pieces of petals and leaves etc – encourage them to find as many colours as they can.
– When they return, gather the children in two groups and sitting a circle. Have a supporting adult with each group, and give each child a small clipboard, with the pre-prepared paper and a pencil.
– Taking turns, ask them to look through their window and ask them to name something they can see about summer using the words – Look! In summer I can see……..Support them and help the children to write the word down.
Still in their groups and in a circle, ask children to share in turn which item on their Summer Window is their favourite and why.