Creative writing task
Can you read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar with your child. If you don't have a copy you can find a version on youtube. Discuss the story and sequence of the story. What has happened to the hungry caterpillar?
Encourage your child to draw a picture of the caterpillar as he changes into a butterfly and mark make to explain what has happened.
For example based on ability: Some children who are able to identify sounds in their writing might build a simple sentence using high frequency words 'he is a ……...'. Some children will be able to use some sounds in their work to represent this. Some children may be able to use marks and lines to represent this sentence. Some children will be drawing a picture to represent their ideas.
Using this story discuss life cycles with your child- caterpillar to butterfly, tadpole to frog, egg to chick etc developing their vocabulary and oracy skills. Also they could make their own butterfly using collage materials.
Remember it is important to keep singing nursery rhymes every day and to share stories with your child.
The children can explore forming 'curly caterpillar' letters. These are letters 'a, c, d, g, o, q, e, s, f.' Remember it is important for children to explore creating these letters in lots of ways, rather than just using a pencil e.g. in paint, in sand etc.
This video demonstrates how to form these letters https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zwnh4qt
Remember to continue reading a variety of stories with your child. It is important that children learn how to use books for example turning pages, holding the book the correct way, discussing the pictures in detail, predicting what might happen in the story and locating text on a page and knowing the direction of the print. This week can you practice the words: is, it, in, at. There are further phase 2 flashcards on the phonics play website.
We are on the sound 'f' and 'ff'. Please use the phonicsplay website to practice and reinforce sounds. Maybe you could go on a sound hunt around the house and see what you can find that begins with that sound. Recap all of the sounds we have done so far: 's, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h and b.
Can you encourage touch counting to 10 with your child. Can they identify the matching number? Start with numbers to 3 and for those more confident work up to 10. Encourage children to identify 1 more e.g. you have 3 strawberries for your snack- how many would you have if you had 1 more? Encourage children to use their fingers to count. The game below will help you with this.
Please continue to sing number rhymes with your child such as 5 little ducks etc. Youtube have many versions of these.
Try and keep your children active by using these 5 minute workouts by The Body Coach https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zwnh4qt
Also try these dance activities in Lets Move!
This week try the nursery rhyme dance.