LEARNING AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES:
This week (w/c 21st September 2020) we will be focusing on:
- show your child the numbers written down on flash cards. Introduce them slowly and take the time to look carefully at the shape of the number and the digits that make it.
- play Kim's game with the children where you lay out the cards in front of your child and then hide one while they aren't looking. Can your child work out which number is missing?
- play number bingo with your child - write a selection of numbers on a bingo card each and see who wins.
- put your number cards out on the floor and try to match the right quantity of objects to each card (15 pieces of pasta with the 15)
- Use some of the top marks number recognition games (see links below) to practise recognising the numbers.
- Put a selection of objects (coins / socks / hair clips) in front of your child and ask them to count how many there are. Can they label the quantity with the correct number?
Phonics: Segmenting and Blending Verbally
- select a number of simple objects (or pictures of them) to show your child - cat, dog, fish, hat, pig, sock etc. Chop up the words (cat becomes c a t) and ask your child to pick the picture to match your word.
- play at being robots - you show your child an object or a picture and they try to chop the word up into the sounds (dog becomes d o g)
- play Simon says with your child and chop up one of the instruction words - "touch your f ee t"
Phonics: Recognising and sounding s, a, t, p
- use the phonics play games (www.phonicsplay.co.uk) with phase 2 selected
- practise writing the letters and making the sounds as you write them
- go on a sound hunt for items beginning with the sounds focused on this week.
Topic: What keeps me healthy?
Discuss healthy foods with your child and the variety of foods needed for us to keep well. You could also access the change4life website where there are lots of lovely recipes for you to try with your child and fun games to keep active.
Below is a list of activities to dip in and out of as you find time throughout the year to support your child's learning.
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule – lots of lessons and resources to support all areas of the EYFS curriculum from the government.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bedtime+stories+with+fi A lovely selection of stories read out loud whilst the pictures are shown.
www.oxfordowl.co.uk - a fantastic e-book library of home reading books for the children to read at their own level at home. You will need to set up a username and password for access but accounts are free.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – these activities can be used to introduce the Phase 2 graphemes and to learn to read and write Phase 2 tricky words.
www.phonicsbloom.com – these activities can be used to introduce the Phase 2 graphemes and to learn to read and write Phase 2 tricky words.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcqqtfr - phonics resources from the BBC with videos and activities to support learning in phase 2.
www.readingbear.org – lots of videos of the phonics sounds and blends to practise phase 2.
Some of our favourite maths songs come from the Number Fun CDs. Dave Godfrey (the creater of Number Fun) does a live video at 10am every week day on Youtube. The old videos are saved there for you to watch too. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChw_M0-qiWfT0_SkrCU1-LA
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 - there are lots of lovely counting, shape and calculation games on this website for the children to complete on the computer. Try to challenge yourself to recognise and use numbers from 0-20.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy - more lovely counting and maths games for the children to complete all based around their favourite cbeebies characters.
You could bake a cake or follow a recipe using different measurements.
Try to measure the width of the rooms in your house using interesting tools (How many socks wide is your lounge? How many bananas wide is the hall?)
Investigate capacity in the bath using different cups, spoons and containers to pour, fill and empty. You could even order the containers based on their capacity.
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe - follow the recipe to make some playdough. You could then use the playdough to follow dough gym (hand strengthening) videos from youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga?safe=true - take some time out from your busy day for mindfulness and stretching by following some of the Cosmic Kids Yoga videos from their youtube channel.