Home Learning Tasks week beginning 30th November

Reading

Share a book every day. Can your child say what will happen at the end? Talk about the characters in the story, where the story is set and what happens.

In literacy we are reading Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Watch this version.

What was your favourite part of the story? Who are the characters in the story?  Where do the boy and the penguin go to? How was the penguin feeling at different times in the story?

 

Writing

Practise writing your name. Only practise one letter at a time until you can write it properly.

Can you draw a picture of what you would do with a penguin if you found one at your door. Would you play a game with him?  Make him a snack? Dress him up?

Practise your fine motor control. This  will help the children to develop finger muscles to help them with their early mark making. You could pick up pennies or thread Cheerios through a shoelace.

 

Phonics

Sing lots of nursery rhymes. You can find an A-Z of nursery rhymes here

Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. Remember to use letters sounds in this game.

Sing the Jolly Phonics songs to learn the letter sounds. Click here for the link.

 

Maths

In maths we are focusing on the numbers one, two and three. Can your child count different sets of one, two and three things. Can they recognise the numerals 1, 2 and 3? Can they match the numerals 1, 2 and 3 to the correct amount?

Can they write the numerals 1, 2 and 3?

Watch the numberblocks songs for one, two and three. Click here for the link to the songs.

 

Topic

Using ICT at home. Can your child use the remote control on the TV? Do they take an interest in your mobile phone? Have they any toys with buttons or flaps that they can operate?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Tasks week beginning 19th October

Reading

Share a book every day. Read a variety of books. Favourites can be repeated. Questions you could ask/adapt: Who did the princess meet in the story?

How did the superhero save the day?

Encourage your child to talk in different tenses. Before reading the story ask your child what they think will happen. After reading a story ask them what happened.

In literacy we are reading Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? After listening a few times can they join in and remember what animal it will be?

 

Writing

Practise name writing. Only practise one letter at a time until you can write it properly.

To link in with the book Brown Bear Brown Bear can you think of a colour and an animal that the brown bear might see and draw it on a piece of paper.

 

Phonics

Sing lots of nursery rhymes and songs.

Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. Remember to use the letter sounds in this game.

Play a listening game. Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure what object is without looking at it?

 

Maths

We are finding groups with the same number of objects.

Ask a grown up to cut a piece of fruit up into an even number of pieces. Can you share your fruit so that you and your grown-up have the same number of pieces? Count how many pieces each of you has and say when you both have the same.

 

Mr Rabbit likes to treat his 2 baby rabbits to nice juicy carrots. Mr Rabbit always gives them the same number of carrots otherwise they might argue! How many carrots do you think they should give them? Could you draw the 2 baby rabbits with their carrots. Make sure the baby rabbits have the same number of carrots.

 

Draw 2 big circles on the ground outside with some chalk. Can you find some interesting objects to put in one of the circles? These might be stones, leaves or sticks. How many objects did you find? Now can you find the same number of objects for the other circle? Put objects in this circle and stop when both circles have the same amount.

 

Topic – Manchester

Find your house on google maps.  explore using google maps to look at your house from above and on street view. Use the arrows to move up and down the road and around the area. Can they find key places – e.g. the corner shop, their school, their grandparents’ house.

 

Home Learning Tasks week beginning 12th October

Literacy Tasks

Please share a book with your child every day.

In literacy we have been reading So Much. Watch it a few times with your child. Talk about  their experiences of family parties. Do they like being hugged, kissed and squeezed by relatives? Talk about surprises. Have they ever had a surprise? Do they like or dislike them?

Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link with your child’s reading age. You can create a free account . You could read each page for your child, whilst pointing to the words. This will support your child to know that text is read from left to right. You could then encourage them to echo read what you said.

Please help your child by displaying their name in their bedroom or on the fridge and encourage them to look at it. Talk about what letter it begins with. Please do not write your child’s name in capital letters. Write the first letter in capitals only.

 

Writing Tasks

Help your child to practise writing their name. Only practise one letter at a time until your child is able to write it correctly. Use this guide to form the letters correctly:

Download (PDF, 415KB)

 

Practise your fine motor control. This will help the children to develop finger muscles to help them with their early mark making. You could pick up pennies or thread Cheerios through a shoelace.

 

Put some flour in a baking tray and practise writing the first letter of your name. Once you are able to do this move onto another letter.

 

Phonics

Send your child on a sound hunt around the house. Can they find items that make sounds? (e.g. hairdryer, TV, fridge, microwave, phone).

 

Sing Nursery rhymes and songs. Add in actions. Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. You can find an A-Z of Nursery Rhymes here

 

Listen to some music at home with your family. Can you all clap along to the beat?

 

Play ‘Follow the Leader ‘with your family. One person chooses some body percussion (e.g. patting their knees, clapping their hands or clicking their fingers). The rest of the family have to copy them. Take turns to be the leader.

 

 

Maths

Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at CBeebies  Use this guide here to give ideas on what to do whilst watching an episode.

 

Practise counting up to 10. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

 

You could play games such as board games, cards or dominos etc. You could also identify how many food items are on the plate or giving a set number of jumps, hops, star jumps to do

Topic

Share memories of your own childhood with your child. Talk about the kind of toys you played with, what your school was like and where you lived. Show them photos if you have them.

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Tasks  week beginning 5th October 2020

 

Please read with your child every day.  This will really benefit them.

 

Literacy Tasks

In Literacy we have been watching  The Lantern. Watch it a few times with your child. Can your child talk about what is happening in the story?

 

Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Questions to ask: Who is your favourite character? Why?  What happened first? What happened last?

 

Open your food cupboards and see if you can recognise different food logos. This is an early stage of reading.

 

Writing tasks

Practise your fine motor control. This will help the children to develop finger muscles to help them with their early mark making. You could pick up pennies or thread Cheerios through a shoelace.

 

Draw a picture. You could draw the people who live in your house. Remember to draw each person with a body! Can you colour each person in using the correct colours- e.g. black hair, brown eyes etc.

 

Practise handwriting patterns. Put a little flour in a large tray and practise drawing circles and zig zags.

 

Phonics

Instrumental sounds: Listen to the sounds of different instruments and identify them.

Sing nursery rhymes and songs.

 

Sing the song Daddy Finger. Can you change your voice for each person- e.g. a deep voice for Daddy finger, a squeaky voice for Baby finger

 

Maths

Practise counting up to 10. This can be done through hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

 

Sing number songs to practise counting, reciting numbers in order.  Five Little Ducks, Five Little Men and Ten Green Bottles are ones you could do.

 

Watch and join in with Jack Hartmann’s Count to 10.

 

Science

We have been looking at how we have changed since we were babies. Find a baby photo of yourself and talk about what you can do now that you could not do as a baby.