I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the sunshine with your little busy bee!
I am sure many of you have already started the home learning pack with your child and exploring the foundation page that contains lots of online games and videos. However, if you are stuck for more ideas on how to engage your child in their learning, here are a few practical activities you might like to try out:
- Sound hunt- Write down different sounds (a/f/e) on a piece of paper and stick each sound around your house. Have your child find each piece of paper and say the sound aloud.
- Number splat- write numbers between 1-10/1-20 or higher and call out a number for your child to splat using their hand.
- Hide and seek using pictures of different shapes.
- Sing different nursery rhymes based on numbers- https://www.nurseryrhymes.org/numbers.html
- Exploring capacity using water- Use jugs and cups to explore capacity (full/half/empty).
- Plant a flower- Discuss with your child ways to care for the environment and what a plant needs to grow.
- Drawing pictures and encouraging your child to describe what they have drawn.
Please follow the links below to view the pronunciation video and the order of the Set 1 ‘Read Write Ink’ Sounds that we are focusing on in phonics: http://www.stmarys.slough.sch.uk/UFiles/Curriculum/Subjects/Phonics/RWInc_Letters_and_Rhymes.pdf https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/read-write-inc-phonics–1/phonics-pure-sounds-video
In your child’s phonics lessons, we have learned all the sounds up to ‘h’. In your child’s maths lessons, we have learned the first six shapes- circle, square, rectangle, triangle, pentagon and hexagon.
I hope you have a great day and take care!
Miss Downes 🙂