Dear Parents, carers and children,
Hello! I hope you are well and staying safe. I hope you are keeping your children
occupied! However here are some ideas and links that may help you!
F1 & F2 will be exploring Mini-beasts in the summer term.
When going in the garden or outdoors for your daily exercise ask your child to find any mini beasts. Digging the garden is great exercise and you may find worms, woodlice and spiders. Talk about the mini beasts with your child. Discuss how it moves, where does it live, why, the place where it lives and why it lives there. What does it eat? What eats it? Find out an answers to your child’s questions together, use encylopaedia’s and the internet. Try these art and crafts activities from the Woodland Trust https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/06/minibeast-activities-crafts/
The Scholastics free website has stories and activities to do week by week https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?cachinghttps://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html
Keep practising Phonics to support your child with reading & writing. Cbeebies Alphablocks is fun and educational. The parents page explains the steps; which are colour coded. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics F1 keep practising the sounds of the alphabet (red and orange steps). F2 keep practising red and orange if necessary and move on to yellow (digraphs 2 letters that make one sound & trigraphs; three letters that make one sound), green and blue. It is also important to know the letter names too by singing the alphabet song and the ABC episode of alphablocks. Keep practising the tricky words https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/dinosaurEggsHF/index.html Practise reading by making story time part of your daily routine. Get them to choose a book (or two) to read with you on the sofa or in bed at the end of each day. Encourage them to tell you why they’ve selected the book, and what they like and dislike about it. encourage your child to ‘read’ the pictures in their books by asking simple questions about what they can see. Getting the idea that the pictures can contain ‘clues’ that will help them read the words is essential when children are learning early reading skills at school. After you’ve read or listened to a story together, try asking your child about what happened. Retelling a story is great for developing their speaking, listening and memory skills. Asking questions about how the characters might have felt, or how they reacted also helps your child understand different points of view. Try https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/cbeebies-storytime-app.
Try these stories The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, The Bad Tempered ladybird & What the Ladybird Heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiGEjz5b0Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnALearn Nursery rhymes such as; Incy Wincy Spider,Little Arabella Miller Ladybird Ladybird. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx Encourage your child to fill in the missing rhyming words. For F2 try this rhyming game; https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/words-that-rhyme-with-ug.html Have fun and dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29TR33moqUA
Stay Safe! Miss Ward