I have put together some activities to help you support your child at home. Each week we will put up a new set of Maths, English and Topic activities. As an Infant Team, we plan to try and follow similar themes in English and Maths to hopefully make it easier for parents who have more than one child at home.
We have tried to include lots of resources to help and support parents, but do understand that there will be limitations as to what you can do and that this may feel overwhelming for some.
The children in the Reception class are still very young, they need to read and be read too,count, play games, complete puzzles and be given time to choose their own play or creative activities. Things that you would do as part of your daily routine are great learning experiences; encourage your child to help peg out the washing, make their breakfast/ lunch, put clothes and toys away.
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We have been using the Cbeebies Numberblocks clips to support children’s understanding of numbers, with a particular focus on how numbers are connected.
The Numberblocks videos are available to watch on Youtube and are approximately 5 minutes long. The best way to access these videos is by searching- Numberblocks full episodes.
We have watched up to number 11. The children should watch the videos for numbers 12-20.
Here is the link for number 12.
Place the Numicon shapes in order from 1-10 and place the number cards underneath. Talk about how to make number 11 (10 + 1) and 12 (10 + 2). Practise hiding or swapping a Numicon shape or number. Can your child identify which number is missing/ in the wrong position?
Practise counting from 0-20 and from 10 backwards to 0. Give your child a number card and ask them to count out a number of objects e.g. Can you count out 12 lego bricks and put them in a line? Can you put 9 socks in the basket? Repeat with other objects. Count out a set of objects and ask your child to check your count to see if you were correct.
Activity: One more and one less activity. This could be done orally too using the number cards or 100 square in your pack.
Children to practise putting numbers in order. Give your child 5 random numbers and ask them to place them in order e.g. 4, 9, 2, 10, 7. Start with numbers to 10 and then introduce teen numbers too if appropriate. Repeat several times and invite your child to select 5 numbers for you to order too. Explain why you have placed each number e.g. I will start with 3, because 3 is my smallest number.
Children to practise putting numbers in order. Children to play Caterpillar ordering game on topmarks.
Below I have included a Maths document giving more activities that you could practise at home.
Reading and Phonics
I would love the children to continue to practise their reading on a daily basis as well as being read too. Being able to read well has been proven to be the most important skill for learners.
We have not sent home school reading books but would like you to access reading books at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/.
Once you have logged in you are able to select e books at the correct colour band for your child. Mrs Richards placed a sticker on each child's pack to show what colour books you should select. If you are unsure please email me. You should also continue to practise your child's tricky words on a string and use the phoneme mat to help your child recall their phonemes.
This week we have based our learning activities on the story Jack and the Beanstalk.
Monday: Read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to your child (Power point below)Encourage your child to help cut out the puppets (stick them on old pencils or lollipop sticks if you have them). Retell the story together using the puppets.
*The puppets have been printed out and are in the pack for those children who were in on the last day. If not then the file can be found below.
Tuesday: Re-read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with your child using the puppets. Sequence the pictures together and talk about what happens at the Beginning, middle and end of the story.
Wednesday: Children to write a simple sentence using the sentences openers (page 2) I can see/ Jack is... e.g. I can see a castle at the top of the beanstalk.
Thursday: Children could write a WANTED poster for Jack or the Giant. Check your work using the sentence checker - capital letters, finger spaces, full stops.
Friday: Share the story. chat with your child about having a magic bean. What would they do with it? What would it grow into? What sort of magical land would it take them to? Complete the If I had a magic bean writing frame. Children to write a simple sentence.
Our topic this half term is 'Growth and change'. Please read the document below for details of Topic activities for this week.