Category Archives: Literacy

A place to find activities as well as lots of other exciting activities going on in Pinewood.

Group 8 – Thursday 2nd April

Good morning Group 8

Here are some activities for today

Why not try some story massage. Use the guide below and while you are reading a story you can use the exercise on the young person.

How about some messy play.

For lunch today why not try making your own sandwich. Here are the instructions for a chicken mayo filling.

Make sure you are helping around the house too.

You can go on a treasure hunt around the house and find as many different colours as you can. Then why not try sorting them into different colours.

Time for some relaxation with some breathing exercises

Next click on the picture below to explore the webcams at Edinburgh Zoo

Hope you all have a good day and manage to get some fresh air too.

 

Story Massage with Nicole – Monster Surprise

Hello everybody.  Today’s story massage will be ‘A Monster Surprise’

Please remember to ask permission before starting a story massage.

The Strokes

Story Massage Strokes handout

You can do it as you please but here are the strokes I have used

  • The downward fan
  • The circle
  • The drum
  • The bounce
  • The walk
  • The claw
  • The semi circle (upside down)
  • The drum
  • The walk
  • The semi-circle (upside down)
  • The claw
  • The semi-circle (upside down)
  • The drum
  • The semi-circle (upside down)
  • The walk
  • The semi-circle (upside down)
  • The circle
  • The semi-circle (upside down)
  • The drum
  • The semi-circle (upside down)
  • The squeeze
  • The sprinkle
  • The walk
  • The wave
  • The claw
  • The bounce
  • The calm
  • The circle
  • The drum
  • The squeeze
  • The semi- circle (right way up – smiley face)
  • The circle
  • The calm
  • The sprinkle
  • The semi- circle (right way up – smiley face)
  • The circle
  • The walk
  • The circle
  • The squeeze

If there are strokes your child does not like then miss them out and replace with ones they do.

If you want to access the book, it can be found here

t-or-2004-a-monster-surprise-ebook_ver_3

 

any story requests then let me know 🙂

 

Story Massage

Good Morning

A lot of interest in Story massage so here is a ‘How to Guide’ and some stories you can try at home.  (click to make them bigger) You can do story massage to any story.  There will be a live story massage on facebook at 2pm – search Story massage and it will take you right to their page.

What is Story Massage?

  • Story Massage combines the benefits of positive touch with the creativity of words – whether as story, rhyme or song. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme, each with its own name and symbol to make it fully accessible for all ages.
  • Can be shared as a child to child or adult/parent to child activity
  • All strokes can be used on any area that is accessible and appropriate for the person so it can be applied to the shoulders, back, arms, head, face, legs, hands and feet, all areas which are non-intrusive. No oil is used so clothes do not need to be removed. The movements are safe and adaptable to the individual.  All strokes and story massage activities are given with permission.

Please watch the ‘How to guide’ below before if you have not done story massage before.

 

repeat the movement at least 2 times for each stroke.

Here you can access the written version of the massage strokes.

Story Massage Strokes handout

 

Benefits of Story Massage

  • Improved calmness and concentration
  • Increased self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Improved social skills
  • Increased engagement in activities
  • Better communication

 

Enjoy & have a lovely day

Group 10 – 30th March

Good morning Group 10, I hope you have had a great weekend! Lets gets ready for a busy day.

Morning routine – 

Hopefully we are all getting into a routine – here are the visuals we use in class to help us:

morning routine

Maths – 

On the Group 10 challenges (attached) there are our maths activities looking at time.

How to make a clock face –

t-n-5481-make-a-clock-face-activity_ver_1

PE – 

check out the activities Gerry has for us in the PE section

Story – 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=peace+at+last

This is the link to this weeks story and here is the work to go with it. There are also activities in our Group 10 challenges for the week (these can be completed several times in the week)

peace at last

Art – 

look in the art section to find activities from Steve

Outdoor learning – 

check out the activities Gerry has for us in the Outdoor Learning  section

A busy day! Enjoy