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Welcome to month three.
By now you will have become familiar with the sections and hopefully your children will enjoy the familiarity of the characters and moves.
This month Bertie and his friends are continuing their journey and you can try new Mini Yo! moves and the Butterfly and Frog’s Adventure.
You can help children to develop more skills. This month’s skills are Run, Roll and Bounce.
We will be focussing on the foundation of Spatial Awareness and do more activities that help develop other areas of learning.
We are so pleased you are still on this journey with us and hope you enjoy month three.
Planning with Bertie
Welcome to Month Three of Planning with Bertie.
Each month you will receive a new plan which will follow on from the previous month until we move onto a new story.
Below are the Storyboards that you can double click on and they will expand to full screen.
You can also download your:
Mini Yo! Butterfly and Frog’s Big Adventure
This month’s story include the following moves: Frog – Butterfly – Tree
Help children to discover the individual moves of the story by selecting one of the following films at their level:
Let’s Go – which is the easier option (click here)
Move Up – a progression from the Let’s Go moves (click here)
Reach High – the more advances moves that children can progress to (click here)
You can use these moves on their own regularly or part of your PE lessons/Planned sessions.
Mini Yo! Story
Once they are happy with the individual moves, here is the full Story (click here)
You can also learn the moves and story yourself and demonstrate them without the films.
If you have the Mini Yo! cards, use them as flashcards.
This month’s Skills are: Bounce – Roll – Run
Introduce children to each move individually to give them a chance to try them and start to develop them or develop control over the moves.
Combine two or all three moves to create new activities.
Add the skills to activities you already do or this month’s activities to give children more opportunity to develop them.
Print off the attached flashcards to use during activities, place in the outdoor area to allow children to try them on their own in their own time.
If you have the Mini Moves Cards, you can use them too.
Click the below links to download the Information and Flashcards.
We are going to look at Language, Literacy and Communication through movement and play as well as other areas of learning.
We are going to start by focussing on the area of learning- Physical Well-being through movement and play this month. Have a look at the diagram below. You can also download the following Cross-Curricular Activities:
These activities cover Language, Literacy and Communication, Mathematics/Numeracy, PSED Health and Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity, Expressive Arts and Design Creative Development, Knowledge of and Understanding the World and includes the Mini Moves Skills.
When children are being active they will naturally develop:
Agility – Balance – Coordination – Spatial Awareness
Children (and adults) will need to develop good balance, agility, spatial awareness and coordination to underpin their physical ability, not only for games, activities and sports but also in order to complete day-to-day tasks.
It is therefore important to provide many opportunities, especially in the early years, for children to develop these foundations.
This month is all about Spatial Awareness. Here is an activity you could try to help develop balance – Magic Rocks and the Giant
You will have access to ongoing training modules that you can do in your own time. Each module will take you 10 to 20 minutes. The aim is to make it simple, informative and before you know it you have learnt something new each week!
If you have subscribed to the Full Membership you will be able to access Early Years Training Modules, starting with:
Course 1 – Early Years Physical Development Training Course – 20 Modules
When you complete all modules in this course you will move to the next course.
Course 2 – Mini Yo!
Course 3 – Mini Minds (Early Years Emotional and Mental Health)