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Resources - 30th March

Taken from http://theimaginationtree.com

Stay calm, playful and optimistic. We can do this together!

For many people this is the first time we've had our children all at home together for such long periods of time without holidays and travel involved.

I can understand that feeling too, but I think it helps to be calm and remind ourselves we can TOTALLY DO THIS and we are perfectly suited to the task ahead. Yes, it will require a period of settling and adjustment to new routines and preparation will be your friend here.

Let me help you get started with this simple guide and don't forget, you will also find me sharing DAILY PLAY and LEARNING ideas over on my own Imagination Tree Instagram Feed (where I often chat to camera behind the scenes and show you how-tos and set up videos too.) Also, I am going to open up the doors to my private membership site for parents Playlab EARLY so that new members can hop on board and have weekly advice, videos, training and materials from me directly. This will be a great stress reliever as I will do lots of the work for you! Hop on over here to sign up to register your interest now, ready for when the doors open in the next couple of weeks!

Please have a look at the links above as there are some fantastic ideas of things you can be doing at home. There are some daily challenges that you can take part in if you head on over to their website.

Reading, phonics and writing

Cuddle up together and read, read, read. Take turns reading, read them your favourite novel. Encourage children to tell you their stories, even if you have read your school books, try reading other stories, children may be able to read some words in these books. Practise reading those tricky words and using your sound mats with digraphs on to remember all of these. Lots of opportunities for talking in full sentences.

Twinkl are offering a free sign up to all parents, please have a look at this www.twinkl.co.uk There are alots of games that children can be exploring on here.

Another idea to explore is www.pobble365.com which is a fantastic website focussing on a new picture evryday, children can write simple sentences about these pictures focussing on remembering their finger spaces and spelling their tricky words correctly. Children can also focus on talking about the pictures and developing their language through this , learning new vocabulary.

Maths

Children need lots of opportunities to see groups of objects and recognise how many there are without having to count them(subitising). There are some subitising resources on twinkl that the children have used in school.

Lots of discussions around numbers and how we can make a number, knowing that 3+2=5. Seeing our numbers in lots of different ways using practical objects from around the house, they could use their trains or dinosaurs to look at what we add together to make a number. Other websites to use to support our maths learning:

http://nrich.maths.org

www.topmarks.co.uk

  • Counting objects within the house - could be anything as simple as counting the cutlery in your drawer!
  • Writing numbers 1 - 20 on paper, can the children recognise the numerals and order them?
  • Addition using objects found within your home - if we have 5 spoons and 3 forks, how many do we have altogether?
  • Subtraction using objects found within your home - if we have 7 biscuits, I eat 2, how many biscuits are left?
  • Subitising (recognising how many without counting) the amount of objects in a a set - how many candles are on the fireplace? How many plates are on the table?
  • Looking for shapes in the environment - can you see the rectangle on the table? The square on the oven door? How many edges does the bookcase have ?
  • Using positional and directional language - where is the teddy? On top, under, behind, in front of, next to, in between etc. Use directions to get from one to another e.g. walk foward, turn left ...
  • Capacity - fill the bath tub and give them whichever containers you have at home (jugs, Tupperware). Encourage the language of full,  nearly full, half full, nearly empty, empty. Will the water to fill this container fit into another container?
  • Time - Create an 'at home' timetable. What shall we do first? What shall we do next? What shall we do at the end of the day?
  • Money - empty your purse or money box. use 1p coins to link to counting and addition.
  • Patterns - use everyday objects around the home to create patterns e.g. pen, fork, sock, pen, fork. Can you continue and copy the patttern ?Can you make your own pattern?

 There is also a 30 day lego challenge that you and your family could take on (below), allowing opportunities to be creative. Children could draw a plan of what they want to create or write about what they had to do. Allow lots of opportunities for being creative and using scissors, teach children to draw and colour.

Lego Challenge

Keep all your work in the book provided and w can share them when we return to school.

Welcome to Reception

Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from their pre-school setting into Reception class, continuing their Early Years Foundation Stage journey.

Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day. We aim to develop play based learning that follows the children's interests. During part of the day children will also work in small focus groups on different areas of the curriculum to promote motivated, enthused and eager learners.

Parental involvement;

It is vitally important that parents and staff work together to develop each child's interests and achievements this can be done verbally or recorded on a post-it note or a piece of paper. This can be entered into your child's book as evidence.

Each child has their own set of books to track progress throughout the year in Reception. We will be inviting you in for an open session to share the books. Please note that any work that you do at home can also be brought in and kept in your child's books. The children and you, as Parents, have access to these books in order to celebrate your child's achievements.

Reading;

We encourage parents to read to their children and share book and stories as often as they can. In Reception class we also introduce a book bag with a school reading book.  This is not designed to replace the bed time story, but rather to encourage the process of reading by developing good habits. There is an expectation that you will share this book with your child each evening and note this in their reading diary.

 Find out what we have been up to each week by visiting our facebook page. 

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