If your child is learning from home this week, here are some activities which will help them with their reading, writing and maths. Also, have a go at the star challenge will help them to develop some other important skills too!
- Practise recognising and writing your name. Have a look at the learning resources page to see how we learn to form our letters in the cursive style at school. Practise some of the writing patterns below. Can you complete the pattern without taking your pencil off the page?
- Go for a listening walk! How many different environmental or nature sounds can you hear whilst you're outside? You may want to take some paper and a pencil to record what you can hear.
- Go on a number hunt! Find some hidden numbers to 10 or 20 around the house. Can you put them in order? Have a look at the learning resources page if you would like a number line to help you.
- Let's get counting. Get out a selection of your favourite toys. Can you count them carefully, one at a time- make sure you don't miss any out or count one twice! Pop them away and repeat with a different toy. You could use teddies, lego pieces, small world characters...
- Inside out! Oh no, look at all of these clothes that are inside out! Your challenge is to figure out how to get them back the right way round again. Good luck!
- Keep practising to write your name, forming your letters correctly. Can you practise writing letters in a fun way, such as writing in flour/foam/sand/paint or use something different such as chalk or a paintbrush and water. Get creative with your writing!
- Can you draw a picture of a fire engine? Think carefully about all of the things that your fire engine would need to have on board. Consider which colours you would need for your fire engine. Find out more information about fire engines here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syWonYeJOQU
- Practise spotting the numbers 0-5 all around the house and if you are out and about. Use your super number formation skills to practise writing these numbers. Can you order the numbers and count out the right amounts using your toys?
- Go on a shape hunt around the house. Take a piece of paper with you and record all of the different shapes you can spot in each of the rooms on all of the everyday objects that you have. What shape do you notice your clock is?
- What’s for lunch? Can you help plan and prepare a healthy lunch for yourself?
- Funky fingers! Can you have a go at some of the fine motor control activities in the learning resources star on the website? Let’s get those fingers really strong ready for writing!
- Practise using your scissor skills. Your challenge is to cut in a straight line, cut around a shape, cut something in half and cut some small and large things out. Think about how we use and store scissors safely.
- Practise spotting the numbers 6-10 all around the house and if you are out and about. Use your super number formation skills to practise writing these numbers. Can you order the numbers and count out the right amounts using your toys?
- Make a pattern! Can you use toys or your super colouring skills to create a repeating pattern? Your pattern could be a colour pattern, shape pattern, size pattern… anything you like! Here are some ideas…
- Buttons! Buttons are so fiddly- can you practise doing up and undoing clothes with a variety of different shaped and sized buttons. How many can you do all by yourself?