LO: to role play a Baptism ceremony
This week we will be taking the children to visit Church to see the Font where Baptisms take place and role play the ceremony when we return to the classroom. Ask an adult to use the following document for for their information so that children can role play a Baptism in their home. Read the following Gospel passages that are read during the ceremony with an adult and discuss their meaning.
John 3: 1-6: The meeting with Nicodemus.
Matthew 28: 18-20: The apostles are sent to preach the gospel and to baptize.
Mark 1: 9-11: The baptism of Jesus.
Mark 10: 13-16: Let the little children come to me.
Take photos of your ceremony to share with us at school.
Topic 1. Animals that come out at night
LO: To know that some animals are nocturnal and others are diurnal
Show the children a nocturnal animals presentation. Describe the different animals in the presentation and ask questions to find out more. Explain that the opposite of nocturnal is diurnal, and humans are diurnal. Leave images out (see sorting activity below) and children can sort and paint pictures of nocturnal animals.
Topic 2.Night time visitors
LO: How animals use different senses to help them in the dark
Play the Animal night cam video (YouTube) for the children to watch. Leave out nuts or a bowl of cat food to entice potential visitors and review the bowl each day. Ask, 'How do you think animals find food in the dark?' See if the children suggest things like good eyesight or a good sense of smell. Give them blindfolds and put food, such as chopped onions, garlic, lemon, cucumber, chocolate and orange into open plastic containers. Let the children sniff the containers and guess the contents.
Topic 3.Moonlight Shadows
LO: How shadows are made and how they can change
Set up a white background and shine a torch or projector light onto it. Cut out the Woodland Animals silhouette picture cards or place model creatures in front of the light to cast a shadow. Ask the children to guess the animals. Move the objects closer to and further away from the light source. Encourage them to discuss what happens to the shadows. Invite the children to talk about what shadows are and how they are made.