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Weekly Challenges Summer 1

This Week’s Learning 18.5.20

Over this week, please help your child to practice the following:

Literacy and Phonics Activities

  • Oral Segmenting – Ask the children to listen carefully to the sounds when you say these words; cat, pin, sat, tap, net. How many letter sounds can you hear in at word? Try counting these on your fingers – ‘c-a-t, 1-2-3’ (repetition is important here, the more your child sees you model this, the more they’ll understand)

 

  • Oral blending – have a set of items in front of you including a fork, card, pen, soap, cup. Ask your child to pass you an item at a time but when you ask, split the word into letter sounds as below – 

 

Can you pass me the…

f – or – k?

c – ar - d?

p – e – n?

s – oa – p?

c – u – p?

 

(You can do this with lots of different things around the house but stick to words that have a consonant, vowel, consonant sounds.) 

 

This link models for parents how to break up words into sounds. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ovJIxTQpsU

Maths Activities:

  • Sequencing Numbers – Write the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 on paper, cut them up and lay them out for your child. Ask them to find the smallest number and represent this with their fingers. Then find the next smallest number and place it next to the first. Keep going until you have a complete number line to 5. If they are confident with this, continue with higher numbers. Get creative with this activity and write the numbers on different things you have around the house like stones collected from the garden.

 

 

  • Which number is missing? – Using the numbers from the previous activity, ask your child to close their eyes and take one of the numbers away. When they open their eyes, ask them if they can tell you what number is missing. You could challenge them by asking them to write the number missing to complete the sequence again or take two numbers away instead of one. 

 

Understanding the World Activities:

  • Daily Weather – talk about the weather each day. You could also look at an online app and then check again later on to see if the forecast was correct. Ask your child to plan their outfit for the day asking questions such as do you think we will need coats if we go for a walk? Do you think shorts or trousers will be best for today?
  • Make an instrument – Use empty containers (preferably not clear ones) filled with dried food such as rice, pasta, spaghetti, cereal, oats etc. Seal the containers and cover them if you only have clear ones. See if you can work out what was inside each one by shaking it. You could now use your instruments to dance and tap the rhythm of your favourite songs.

 

 

  • Memory Game  - Collect ten items from around the house and put them on a tray. Ask your child to close their eyes and remove one of the items. When they open their eyes ask them if they can work out which item you’ve removed. 

This Week’s Learning 11.5.20

 

Over this week please help your child to practice the following:

 

Literacy and Phonics Activities:

  • Daily letter formation- To support this, use dots or tracing paper to write out the letters s, a, t, p, i, n. Then ask your child to trace over dots. Once they are confident with this, see if they can form the letters independently. (Please use lower case letters)

 

  • Daily story – share a book together. Just before the end of the story, ask your child what they think might happen next. Read on and find out if what they thought was close to the real story. There are lots of online stories under the literacy section on the nursery home learning page. 
  • Play silly soup Collect some items from around the house eg pot, pen, spoon, pencil. Have a large bowl and spoon to make your silly soup with. Say ‘We’re making silly soup, we’re making soup that’s silly, we’re going to put it in the fridge to make it nice and chilly’. Now tell your child they can only put items that start with the ‘p’ sound in the soup
  • For support pronouncing the letter sounds correctly please follow this link:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8

 

 

Maths Activities:

  • Daily oral counting practice – Count different things in the environment eg how many stairs do we have to climb to go upstairs? I wonder how many apples we can fit in the fruit bowl. How many teddy bears are in your room?
  • Number recognition – go out for a walk and look out for the numbers on the houses on your street. Can you recognise any of the digits you see. When you get home, can you draw some of the houses you saw and put the numbers on. 
  • In the garden/an outdoor space – collect some natural materials like sticks, stones. Talk about the length of each item. Can you put them in order of the longest to the shortest?

 

Understanding the World Activities:

  • Daily weather forecast – what is the weather like today?
  • Jobs – use the internet to look at some pictures of the jobs people do such as nurses, fire fighters, police officers, shop keepers etc. Talk to your child about the job that you do and what sort of things you do while you are at work.
  • Role play – enjoy some role-playing together of some of the different job roles people do. 

 

This Week’s Learning 4.5.20

 

Over this week please help your child to practice the following:

 

Literacy and Phonics Activities:

  • Daily name writing - To support this, use dots to write out the letters of your child’s name. Then ask them to trace over dots. Once they are confident with this, see if they can copy their name. (Please use a capital letter only at the beginning of their name.)

 

  • Daily story – share a book together and talk about the characters and what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story. 
  • Play I spy – “I spy with my little eye something beginning with …”  
  • Segmenting words (breaking them down into sounds) – Put out 5 objects in front of the child eg tin, box, fork, can, pen (use objects with simple names that are easy to split into three sounds). Adult to ask the child, ‘can you find me the “t”-“i”-“n”?’ Repeat with the different objects. Please follow this link for guidance on how to pronounce the sounds.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8

 

Maths Activities:

  • Daily oral counting practice – Count forwards to 10 and backwards from 10. “tell me a bigger/smaller number than 3”.
  • In the kitchen – Look for numbers on packets and tins in the cupboard.  Try and write them.
  • In the garden/an outdoor space – Using stones and sticks for practical addition – “I have 3 stones and 2 sticks. How many do I have altogether?”

 

Understanding the World Activities:

  • Daily weather forecast – what is the weather like today? 
  • Signs of Spring - Talk about what season it is and what signs of spring you can see. 
  • Minibeast Hunt – In the garden, or on your daily walk, see if you can spot any minibeasts. Talk about where you found them, what they were doing and describe what they look like. You could then draw some of the minibeasts you found, being accurate about the number of legs and wings they each had.

 

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